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Too much Coffey sends Nittany Lions home

CHICAGO — Out of sync and struggling for most of the game, Amir Coffey insisted he never really found his rhythm. It was hard to tell the way he dominated at the end. Coffey scored 10 of his 22 points in the final minute, and Minnesota rallied for a 77-72 overtime victory over Penn State in ...

Franklin keeping close eye on QB Stevens

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens, Penn State’s expected starting quarterback, will be handled cautiously this spring and, depending on his progress, might be questionable for the Blue-White Game. Stevens did not play in six of the Lions’ 13 games last season and did not make the trip to ...

Top seeds have nothing to be ashamed about

The Associated Press While it might not land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Big Ten was arguably the nation’s top conference during the regular season. The league’s upper-class depth and middle-class drama could make for a fascinating postseason tournament, which starts ...

Despite title, Lions focusing on nationals

By Andy Elder For the Mirror MINNEAPOLIS — It seems like the only ones not getting excited about Penn State failing to win a Big Ten tournament championship the past two seasons were the Nittany Lions. They were poked and prodded and queried and questioned about that one blank spot on ...

PSU hockey on to semifinals thanks to Big Ten series win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State ice hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday night, winning game 3 in its best-of-3 series with Wisconsin, 4-3, at the Pegula Ice Arena. Penn State (21-14-2) will play at Ohio State this Saturday in the ...

Lions’ Reaves has memorable game on senior day

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK— Penn State guard Josh Reaves has never gotten as many hugs or pats on the back as he did on Sunday. His teammates made sure to show their wily veteran their love after Reaves scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds ...

Hoops du Jour

Illinois at PSU men Tipoff: Noon, Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (13-17); Illinois (10-19) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 126-138 in his eighth season at Penn State and 167-167 overall. Brad Underwood is 25-37 in his second season at Illinois and 134-64 overall. TV: Fox Sports ...

Buckeyes standing in Lions’ way of title

MINNEAPOLIS — As expected, Penn State is going to have earn the team championship at the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships and it’s going to have to hold off two-time defending champion Ohio State to do it. The Nittany Lions sit in first place in the team race with 131 team points, six ...

PSU cuts ties with Washington

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State athletics and women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington have agreed to a change in leadership for the women’s basketball program. The decision was announced Friday afternoon. “I am very appreciative of Coquese’s contributions to the Lady Lion ...

Elusive tourney title on agenda

UNIVERSITY PARK — Over the past two seasons, the Penn State wrestling team has won virtually every competition it has entered. It has two Keystone Classic titles, two Southern Scuffle titles, two Big Ten dual-meet championships and two NCAA championships. The one glaring omission has been ...

Penn State survives final seconds

By Everett Merrill The Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Penn State coach Pat Chambers says he doesn’t pay attention to the Big Ten standings. With the conference tournament starting next week in Chicago and his team peaking, maybe it’s time he should. The Nittany Lions (13-17, ...

Lady Lions’ season ends at tournament

From Mirror, wire reports INDIANAPOLIS — Imani Lewis scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, and Marsha Howard added 15 points and 14 rebounds, to help No. 13 seed Wisconsin beat Penn State, 65-57, on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Lewis grabbed nine boards and ...

PSU men at Rutgers

Tipoff: 6 p.m., Louis Brown Athletic Center Records: Penn State (12-17); Rutgers (14-14) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 125-138 in his eighth season at Penn State and 166-167 overall. Steve Pikiell is 44-51 in his third season at Rutgers and 236-207 overall. TV: BTN Radio: ESPN 1430, PSU ...

PSU women vs. Wisconsin

Big Ten Tournament first round Tipoff: 1:30 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind. Records: Penn State (12-17, 5-13 Big Ten); Wisconsin (13-17, 4-14 Big Ten) Coaches: Coquese Washington holds a record of 209-168 in her 12th season at Penn State; Jonathan Tsipis is 31-60 in his ...

Givens excels on bench

Altoona’s Kevin Givens went to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis rated between 15 and 30 among available defensive tackles. The three-year starter at Penn State gained some immediate attention Saturday with a strong performance in the bench press, and then at least temporarily wowed the NFL ...

Big Ten commissioner plans departure

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Jim Delany, one of the most influential figures in college athletics for three decades, will step down as Big Ten commissioner when his contract expires in June 2020. The 71-year-old has been commissioner since 1989 and established himself as one of the biggest movers ...

McSorley declines request to work out at DB

Penn State’s Trace McSorley wants to play quarterback and quarterback only in the NFL, and he made that clear Saturday at the scouting combine. At least one NFL team asked McSorley to work out as a defensive back at the combine, in hopes of seeing how his athleticism would translate ...

Nittany Lions struggle late in loss to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — As Brevin Prtizl stepped to the foul line with less than 2 seconds left and the game all but won, the chant rained down from the student section: “MVP! MVP!” He promptly missed. It was the only blemish on an otherwise stellar day. Pritzl came off the bench to score 17 ...

Lady Lions lose at home to Nebraska

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a tough 79-74 decision to Nebraska Saturday afternoon in the teams’ regular-season finale at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions erased a 14-point third-quarter deficit, but the Huskers held off Penn State in the final ...

PSU RB Sanders has big day at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State running back Miles Sanders drew good reviews at the NFL combine Friday. Sanders ran an adjusted 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds and was selected as the day’s top performer by the analyst MoveTheSticks on Twitter. “I’m all aboard the Miles Sanders express ...