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Sanderson not happy with ending

By Andy Elder For The Mirror COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 2 Penn State was just minutes removed from waxing No. 4 Ohio State, 32-12, in front of a Buckeye wrestling record crowd of 15,338 in Value City Arena on Friday night in what many would consider the Nittany Lions’ most dominant ...

PSU picks up another 2018 recruit

One day after wrapping up its top-15 2017 recruiting class, the Penn State football program got to work continuing what is looking like it will be an even better crop in 2018. Cumberland Valley Class 6A all-state player Charlie Katshir gave Nittany Lion football coach James Franklin a great ...

Purdue to challenge Terps on the boards

The Big Ten game of the week takes place Saturday as No. 23 Purdue visits No. 17 Maryland. Maryland (20-2, 8-1) is tied atop the league with No. 10 Wisconsin, and the Terrapins open the second half of their conference schedule with a tough matchup. In its nine conference games, Maryland has a ...

Nittany Lions finish with a flurry

UNIVERSITY PARK — If Alec Baldwin’s character from “Glengarry Glen Ross” is right, and coffee is for closers, then brew up a pot for Penn State football coach James Franklin and his staff today. Better make it a double. Not exactly renown for strong recruiting finishes for at least ...

Buckeyes’ fast start proves costly for Lady Lions

From Mirror, wire reports COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kelsey Mitchell had four 3-pointers and 23 points and No. 14 Ohio State cruised to a sixth straight win with an 87-72 victory over Penn State on Wednesday night. The Buckeyes (20-5, 10-1 Big Ten) started with a 21-7 lead, pushed the margin into ...

Lions land 4-star LB Brooks

Penn State hosted three high school senior football prospects over the weekend, but the one recruiting analysts would tell you was the most important of the trio was Ellis Brooks. Brooks left University Park without committing, but, on Monday, the Nittany Lions got their man. Penn State ...

Patience pays off for Lions’ wrestler

By Andy Elder For The Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Don’t tell Penn State senior 165-pounder Caleb Livingston that the No. 2 NIttany Lions’ 45-3 shellacking of Northwestern in front of 6,630 fans on Sunday lacked for excitement or meaning. On a day when Penn State notched three ...

Lady Lions love playing at the BJC

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team loves playing at home. The Lady Lions improved to 11-1 at the Bryce Jordan Center with a decisive 82-66 Big Ten Conference victory over Illinois Sunday. Senior Sierra Moore led Penn State and set a Big Ten career-best with her 19 ...

Garner delivers for PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The symbiotic relationship that Patrick Chambers had hoped for finally came to fruition in a 71-67 victory over Illinois on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The veterans made shots which allowed the young talent to be unleashed. Penn State almost gave up a 22-point ...

Lions still have moves to make

With signing day on Wednesday, the Penn State football team is using this weekend to try to put the final touches on a 2017 recruiting class that currently includes 18 members while also continuing to build on a 2018 class that has gotten off to a great start. Here are the names to keep in ...

Recruiting update

PENN STATE Player    Ht.    Wt.     Pos.    Hometown Damion Barber     6-3    245    DE    Harrisburg, Pa. Chose PSU over: Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Temple Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry FYI: Formed formidable bookend combination ...

Lion wrestlers improve to 9-0

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Stallings and Scott Barnes took turns standing at the dais plopped down near center court inside the Petersen Events Center last March ticking off the reasons — well, reason, mainly — Stallings left Vanderbilt after 17 years to ...

PSU recruiting hits some speedbumps late

The smooth ride Penn State football seemed to be enjoying on the recruiting front just 48 hours ago has gotten a bit bumpy. In the wake of the decommitment of prized Virginia linebacker Dylan Rivers during his official visit to University Park on Sunday, four-star cornerback Tariq ...

Faculty duo contribute to sports journal

A pair of Penn State faculty members co-edited and created content for a special edition of the “International Journal of the History of Sport.” Peter Hopsicker, associate professor of kinesiology and head of the division of education, human development, and social sciences at Penn State ...

Penn State loses LB recruit to Virginia Tech

Penn State has had almost a dozen of the class of 2017 football recruits verbally committed to it this weekend with the idea of solidifying the group and bringing them closer together. Instead, the opposite happened. The Nittany Lions’ recruiting class has one fewer player today as ...

Expectations high for Lions

Penn State enjoyed a fantastic football season by every measure, so it’s no surprise there are very high hopes for the program next season and going forward. Those expectations will bring about a different sort of challenge for James Franklin and the Nittany Lion coaching staff as the Big ...

Lions have good shot with Maryland-area recruit

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State has most of its 2017 football recruiting class on campus this weekend and appears to be on the verge of making a big addition to that group early this week. After hosting Maryland’s Tariq Castro-Fields last weekend, the Nittany Lions ...

Franklin takes time to reflect on Paterno legacy

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Today marks the five-year anniversary of Joe Paterno’s passing in 2012 at age 85, and his legacy remains a complicated and debated issue around the country. Current Penn State coach James Franklin was asked Saturday for his thoughts on the longtime ...

Purdue crushes Penn State in impressive fashion

The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The way it played this week, No. 21 Purdue is acting like a team that is determined to be in the race for the Big Ten championship all the way to the end of the regular season. Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Purdue built an ...

Penn State hockey team loses shootout to OSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s ice hockey team, ranked No. 1 in the country, fell to Big Ten foe Ohio State Friday night in a seven-round shootout after both teams skated to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation at the Pegula Ice Arena. The Buckeyes get the extra point in the ...