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Lions pile up takedowns in road victory

By Andy Elder For the Mirror LEWISBURG — For Bucknell, Friday was an historic night in Sojka Pavilion. For Penn State, it was another lopsided win. In a way, both wrestling teams scored a victory. The No. 1 Nittany Lions made a statement in their first road dual meet against the Bison ...

Lions hold off No. 13 Hokies in last seconds

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The stress of the last two minutes between Penn State and No. 13 Virginia Tech was overwhelming Tuesday night at the Jordan Center. With a 63-60 lead, the Lions needed a strong finish to their best effort of the year to pull off an upset. ...

Lions’ DB makes team

The Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald is the unanimous choice for Big Ten coach of the year. The conference on Tuesday announced half its postseason awards based on voting by coaches and media. Fitzgerald led the Wildcats (8-4) to the West Division title ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 38-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B+ Considering recent injury, McSorley played well, hitting 12-22 for 230 and 1 TD. Also ran for ...

PSU dominates Maryland in regular-season finale

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State played like a motivated, emotionally energized team trying to finish strong on senior day. Maryland played like it was merely trying to finish out an emotionally draining season. Both elements were understandable, and the combination led to a Nittany Lion ...

Bowl spirit buoyed; 10-win year alive

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State got more than just a W on Saturday. In blowing out Maryland, 38-3, the Nittany Lions accomplished several things that will carry them for the next five weeks. They sent their seniors, particularly quarterback Trace McSorley, out with a deserved curtain call. ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 38-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On first down at the Maryland 20, Trace McSorley shot through an opening and raced untouched for a touchdown to give the Nittany Lions ...

Maryland-PSU notebook

What will USC do next? UNIVERSITY PARK — There has been speculation that USC could fire coach Clay Helton after a disappointing season, and Penn State’s James Franklin has been mentioned as a possible replacement. The Trojans had a strong showing in their season finale Saturday, giving ...

Maryland-PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Maryland 0: Trace McSorley hit KJ Hamler for 34 yards on the first play from scrimmage to the Terps’ 40, then Miles Sanders broke numerous tackles going for 35 yards on the next play to the 5. McSorley scored from 3 yards out two plays later with 13:24 left in ...

Buckeyes carve up Michigan defense

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — This season for Ohio State has been anything but normal, beginning with its celebrated coach suspended for three games. There have been spotty performances and troubling trends on both sides of the ball. There has been constant speculation and ...

PSU’s McSorley leaves a legacy like no other

As a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt in 2014, Trace McSorley remembers a phone call from James Franklin to inform that the coach was headed to Penn State. McSorley felt like he had been punched in the gut. “I was probably a little short (on the phone) because I was upset with how ...

Plenty of motivation exists for home finale

Five things to look for as Penn State wraps up the regular season against Maryland with a lot riding on the line. No. 1: Plenty to play for Talk about story lines. It’s senior day, Trace McSorley’s final home game and a chance to play for a berth in a New Year’s Six bowl game ...

Irish could have affect on PSU’s Franklin

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com James Franklin has stated that he plans to stay at Penn State for a long time, so does that mean the speculation about him possibly going to USC is over? Not exactly. Franklin gave a non-denial denial answer when asked about the USC speculation ...

Nittany Lions go cold in final minutes

CANCUN, Mexico — The final shot for the Penn State men’s basketball team just … wouldn’t … quite … fall … in … and the Nittany Lions’ rally fell short in the Cancun Challenge championship game as Bradley got a 59-56 victory Wednesday night. In fact, Penn State got off ...

PSU finds its ‘O’ at the right time

UNIVERSITY PARK —The Penn State Lady Lions trailed by 11 points with 4:49 to play, but closed the game on a 22-4 run to capture a 75-68 win over North Dakota Wednesday afternoon at the Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (4-1) have erased at least a nine-point deficit in all four of their wins ...

Seniors making impact

Nearly two dozen Penn State players will take part in the final home game of their careers Saturday against Maryland, and coach James Franklin gushed over what those players have been able to accomplish. “You look at their record, the senior class, I think all things considered, maybe one ...

Franklin addresses USC rumors

The USC debate Check out a video online of Cory Giger and Neil Rudel discussing all the elements that go into speculation about James Franklin and a potential USC job. Go to YouTube.com/AltoonaMirror. By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com James Franklin surely knew the question was ...

Stevens leads Lions to rout

The Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico — Lamar Stevens equaled his season high with 25 points and Penn State defeated Wright State 77-59 on Tuesday night to advance to the championship game of the Cancun Challenge’s Riviera bracket. The Nittany Lions (3-1) will play Bradley tonight while ...

UCF finds its way into committee’s top 10 ranking

The Associated Press Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan were at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, marking the first time in the five-year history of the postseason system that the same teams held the first four spots for three straight weeks. Unlike last ...