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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 ...

Lady Lions defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. — Even with tying the school-record for fewest turnovers in a game, the Penn State women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a 28 percent shooting night from the floor in a 59-51 loss at Nebraska on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Lady Lions (15-13, 6-9 Big Ten) hit ...

Nittany Lions miss big opportunity

UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State tried to storm another comeback against No. 17 Michigan, the same errors that have haunted its NCAA tournament resume returned. Missed free throws, turnovers and other mishaps allowed the Wolverines to protect their late lead and win, 72-63. Tony Carr ...

Penn State comes up short at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After a rough 10-day stretch, sixth-ranked Purdue rediscovered the joy of a well-played game. Carsen Edwards and Dakota Mathias led the way in a second-half spurt, and Purdue held on to edge Penn State, 76-73, on Sunday night. Edwards scored 27 points, Mathias added ...

Win makes it 3 straight perfect regular seasons

By Andy Edler For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The No. 1 Penn State wrestling team celebrated Senior Day and its final dual meet of the season in decidedly Nittany Lion fashion Sunday to the delight of 6,431 fans. The 41st straight Rec Hall sellout crowd witnessed Penn State’s 45th ...

Lions enjoy memorable victory

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State students stormed the court as the buzzer sounded against No. 8 Ohio State and Mike Watkins shouted the familiar “We Are” chant into the announcers headset to a frenzied, white-out crowd. Even if just for one night, Penn State ...

Giger: Bubble rap: Starting tonight, Lions have chance to bolster NCAA hopes

We’ve cleared Valentine’s Day, and Penn State basketball is still relevant this season. That, if you’re a college hoops fan in these parts, is a thing of beauty. The Nittany Lions bring a three-game winning streak into tonight’s huge home game against No. 8 Ohio State at the Bryce ...

Big Ten women

Big fourth propels Lady Lions to win UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a 30-14 showing in the fourth quarter Wednesday night to secure a 67-59 win over Northwestern in Big Ten collegiate action at the Jordan Center. The Lady Lions, 15-12 overall and 6-8 in ...

San Jose St., Nevada on tap for 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has completed its 2020 football schedule with the addition of home games against Nevada and San Jose State, in addition to the previously scheduled inaugural meeting between the Nittany Lions and Virginia Tech. Penn State will be meeting all three of its 2020 ...

Nittany Lions pick up road victory

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Over the past several years, Penn State hasn’t made a lot of noise in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions haven’t had a winning record in conference play in nearly eight years and haven’t made an NCAA tournament appearance since 2011. After a 74-52 win over Illinois on ...