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PSU men hosting NIT game

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team has been selected for its 21st postseason appearance, accepting an invitation to play in the 81st National Invitation Tournament. The Nittany Lions (21-13) will host in-state foe Temple (17-15) Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan ...

Late goal costs Lions in conference semifinals

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Nittany Lions will not have a chance to defend their Big Ten tournament title next weekend as they let up a goal to Jack Jenkings with 30.9 seconds left, falling 3-2 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Big Ten semifinals. With only one period remaining in the ...

Newcomer could top list at 157

By Andy Elder For the Mirror EAST LANSING, Mich. — For the most part, the top seeds for the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships will come from established wrestlers at each weight. When the NCAA releases the seeds and brackets on Wednesday, one weight could be headed by newcomer — ...

Buckeyes hold off Penn St.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Points were at a premium Sunday at the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships and Penn State couldn’t score nearly enough to dethrone defending champion Ohio State. The Buckeyes won their third title in the last four years at Michigan State’s Breslin Center by ...

Nittany Lions gain advantage in best-of-3

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following last weekend’s sweep of Minnesota with all the goals, physicality, taunting and with home-ice in the Big Ten tournament on the line, this weekend’s Big Ten quarterfinals between Penn State and Minnesota was expected to be intense. Game 1 didn’t disappoint, ...

Penn State concludes seasonBUFFALO, N.Y. — The No. 4 seed Penn State women’s hockey team concluded its sixth season as a varsity program with a 7-2 loss to the No. 9 and top-seeded Robert Morris in the semifinal round of the CHA Tournament Friday at the HarborCenter. “I thought today wasn’t necessarily our best effort,” coach Jeff Kampersal said. “I thought we showed up and were ready to play, but we found ourselves on the wrong side of the puck too often, trying to cheat plays and get on offense. I think that might have been ok in the past few weeks, but it wasn’t ok against Robert Morris and they made us pay for not having good habits.” The Colonials (21-7-4) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Jessica Gazzola just 1:15 into the contest. Trailing 1-0, the Nittany Lions (10-15-11) knotted things up at 1-1 on a power play goal from Katie McMillan from the blue line at 4:54. On the McMillan tally, Kelsey Crow picked up the primary assist and Katie Rankin (Kanata, Ontario) was credited with the secondary assist. With the score tied at 1-1, Robert Morris netted a pair of goals from Natalie Marcuzzi at 8:53 and at 15:55 to take a 3-1 lead after the first period. Robert Morris then tallied three goals in the second period to extend its lead to 6-1 after 40 minutes of play. For RMU in the middle stanza, Amber Rennie scored at 2:41, Brittany Howard recorded a goal at 6:02, and Lexi Templeman netted a goal at 10:43. In the third period, freshman Natalie Heising scored at the 8:47 mark to make it a 6-2 contest in favor of RMU. With her goal on Friday, Heising set the Penn State record for goals in a season with 19. Caitlyn Sadowy added a goal with 32.5 seconds left in regulation to secure the 7-2 victory for RMU.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The No. 4 seed Penn State women’s hockey team concluded its sixth season as a varsity program with a 7-2 loss to the No. 9 and top-seeded Robert Morris in the semifinal round of the CHA Tournament Friday at the HarborCenter. “I thought today wasn’t necessarily our best ...

Nittany Lions win; Notre Dame next week

By John Miller For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — If game one of Penn State’s this best-of-three series with Minnesota was a thriller, game two Saturday night may just have been the game of the year in Big Ten ice hockey action so far in 2018. Despite three lead changes and a six-goal ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men vs. No. 8 Purdue Tipoff: 4:30 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (21-12, 11-9 Big Ten); No. 8 Purdue (27-5, 16-3 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 108-121 in his seventh season at Penn State and 150-149 in nine seasons overall. Matt Painter is 291-147 in his 13th ...

Mayock high on Barkley

INDIANAPOLIS — The only thing that Saquon Barkley has to prove at the NFL combine this week is that he’s every bit as good as advertised. “For a guy like Barkley who has worked so hard to develop his gifts, I mean, for him it ought to be a victory celebration. It really should,” NFL ...

Nittany Lions pass first postseason test

Penn State had limited options as it faced Northwestern. Throughout the game, it boiled down to two: either continue to make improbable 3-pointers or leave Madison Square Garden without a win in the Big Ten tournament. They chose the former. “I always think positive thoughts,” Tony ...

PSU’s Nolf ‘ready to go’

UNIVERSITY PARK — The big question swirling around the Penn State wrestling team — What is Jason Nolf’s status? — as the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships approach was answered Wednesday, until it wasn’t. Head coach Cael Sanderson was the first to meet the media at the team’s ...

Page lifts Lions into next round

INDIANAPOLIS — Teniya Page set a Penn State Big Ten Tournament record with a career-high 38 points and the Nittany Lions cruised to an 83-57 win over Illinois in a first-round game on Wednesday. Page, who scored 35 points in the tournament last year to tie the record, was 14 of 24 from the ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men vs. Northwestern Big Ten Tournament Second Round Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (19-12, 9-9 Big Ten); Northwestern (15-16, 6-12 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 106-121 in his seventh season at Penn State and 148-149 in nine seasons overall. Jim ...

Hoops du jour

Carr headlines four Nittany Lions honored The Penn State men’s basketball team saw four individuals honored on Monday evening as the Big Ten Conference office announced all-Big Ten end-of-season honors on the Big Ten Network. Sophomore guard Tony Carr highlighted the announcement as the ...

Lions lose, miss on 2nd-round bye

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska made history Sunday night, setting a program record for conference wins and winning 22 games overall for just the third time in school history with its 76-64 victory over Penn State. “It’s a very important night, a historic night from what ...

Lady Lions ambushed early in loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team could not overcome an early deficit against Ohio State on Sundayin an 89-64 setback inside the Bryce Jordan Center in a Big Ten women’s college basketball matchup. The Lady Lions (15-14, 6-10 Big Ten) hit 25 shots from the field, ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men at Nebraska Tipoff: 5:15 p.m. Pinnacle Bank Arena Records: Penn State (19-11, 9-8 Big Ten); Nebraska (21-9, 12-5 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 106-120 in his seventh season at Penn State and 148-148 in nine seasons overall. Tim Miles is 96-95 in his sixth season at ...

Ex-PSU player on list

Former Penn State basketball standout D.J. Newbill is listed as receiving a $2,000 loan from a sports agent in documents obtained by Yahoo! Sports as part of its investigation into potential corruption in college basketball. Newbill is one of about two dozen current or former college ...

Hoops du jour

No. 1 Virginia at Pittsburgh men Tipoff: 4 p.m., Petersen Events Center Records: Virginia (25-2, 14-1 in ACC); Pittsburgh (8-21, 0-16 in ACC) Coaches: Tony Bennett is 213-85 in his ninth season at Virginia and is 282-118 in his 12th season overall. Kevin Stallings is 24-38 in his second ...

HBO’s Paterno movie to premiere April 7

NEW YORK — An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7. HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson. HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the ...