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Penn State’s Lift for Life set for June 30

UNIVERSITY PARK — The annual Lift for Life, the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter, is set for Saturday, June 30 at Holuba Hall starting at 11 a.m. The 16th annual Penn State Lift for Life will again feature the Nittany Lion offense taking on the defense in a ...

Brown could be a middle man

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Who will start at middle linebacker this season remains a big question for Penn State, and Cam Brown has been working at the position late in spring ball. Brown said the spot is still “up in the air,” so who gets time there will be something to ...

Poz: Would rather retire early than late

By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sitting in the front row with his wife and two young daughters, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny got blind-sided like never before in his NFL career. A guy known for his meticulous preparation wasn’t ready for ...

Lions select captains

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin announced seniors Trace McSorley and Nick Scott and junior Blake Gillikin have been voted as team captains for the 2018 season by their teammates. McSorley and Scott are team captains for the second-straight season. “Trace and ...

Bostick leaving PSU hoop program

UNIVERSITY PARK — Sophomore guard Nazeer Bostick announced Thursday that he has elected to transfer from Penn State and will pursue other collegiate opportunities at the end of the spring semester. “Naz indicated that he is interested in continuing his basketball career at a program ...

Franklin not a fan of Friday night games

James Franklin doesn’t like that the Big Ten is now scheduling football games on Friday nights — Penn State will play one at Illinois on Sept. 21 — and said the practice is all about “greed.” “I’m not a fan of Friday night (college) games,” Franklin said Wednesday on a Big Ten ...

Sanderson: ‘Want to’ big part of winning

There are some compelling and quirky things going on inside Cael Sanderson’s head. And also very revealing, if you really listen. Why, Sanderson asked during his Blair County Sports Hall of Fame speech Saturday night, would a mongoose try to eat a cobra? The mongoose, he noted, could eat ...

O’Brien returns to PSU to speak at coaches clinic

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill O’Brien helped save Penn State football six years ago following the Sandusky scandal and NCAA sanctions, and he is not at all surprised that the program has quickly re-established itself as a national power. O’Brien ...

Barkley attending draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Nittany Lion running back Saquon Barkley is among the 22 prospects who will attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Draft runs Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28. Barkley is the first Nittany Lion player to attend the draft since ...

PG Carr declares for draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State sophomore guard Tony Carr announced Monday that he will pursue his dream of playing in the NBA and forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility. He intends to sign with an agent, which would make him ineligible to return to the Nittany Lions. Carr, ...

Believe the hype!

NEW YORK — Flavor Flav had his red cap flipped backward as he pulled out his iPhone on the Madison Square Garden court. Flav held the camera steady and recorded cousin Shep Garner clip the final strands of the championship net and wave it toward the Penn State die-hards. Flav’s T-shirt at ...

Garner hopes to stay hot one more night

NIT final Who: Penn State Nittany Lions (25-13) vs. Utah Utes (23-11) When: Tonight, 7 TV: ESPN The line: Penn State by 4 By Dan Gelston The Associated Press Maybe even Flavor Flav would admit, do believe the hype. Shep Garner has brought the noise as Penn State’s career ...

Hoops du Jour

Utah at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (25-13, 11-10 Big Ten); Utah (23-11, 11-7 Pac 12) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 111-122 in his seventh season at Penn State and 153-150 in nine seasons overall. Larry Krystkowiak is 115-84 in his sixth season at Utah ...

Stevens returning to Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens considered transferring from Penn State and went as far as checking out other schools, but the backup quarterback decided to stay put with the Nittany Lions. “I did search and look and see if there was a better place for me somewhere, and I talked to some ...

Monster run powers Lions to NIT final

NEW YORK — Tony Carr scored 21 points, Shep Garner added 18 while breaking a school record for career 3-pointers and Penn State routed Mississippi State 75-60 in the National Invitational Tournament semifinals Tuesday night. The fourth-seeded Nittany Lions (25-13) will play No. 2 seed Utah ...

Retherford captures ‘wrestling Heisman’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Zain Retherford didn’t need another accolade to cement his legacy among the all-time greats in Penn State and NCAA wrestling history, but he received one Tuesday just the same. For the second straight year, the Penn State 149-pounder was named the WIN Magazine/Culture ...

Denver stops Penn State’s season

ALLENTOWN — Sophomore Liam Folkes scored the lone goal as the Penn State men’s ice hockey team dropped a, 5-1 decision to reigning national champion Denver in NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal action Saturday from the PPL Center. Penn State saw its season come to a close at 18-15-5, while ...

Lions drop opener

RICHMOND, Va. — Altoona opened its season Friday and ran into a tough pitcher in Maddison Furman of St. Christopher’s, who’s headed to VCU to play college ball, in a 7-0 setback. Furman had a no-hitter for 5 • innings before Cody Becker broke it up. The Mountain Lions had just four ...

Lions could be counting on frosh Parsons

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has had so many terrific linebackers for so many years that it repeatedly created situations where young guys could come into the program and learn from highly talented and experienced upperclassmen. Things will be different this year for prized freshman Micah ...

Penn State prepping for Denver

ALLENTOWN — The Penn State Nittany Lion ice hockey team, which earned its second straight NCAA Tournament berth last weekend as an at-large team, will take on Denver Saturday night at the PPL Center in a rematch of last year’s Midwest Regional Final. Penn State is the No. 3 seed while ...