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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 ...

PSU Altoona men win again

HAMBURG, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team picked up its fifth straight win Saturday, defeating Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Hilbert 87-78. Jordan Smith scored a season-high 23 points for the Lions (9-8, 8-3 AMCC) while Anton Lucas put up 20 ...

Lady Lions beat Cornhuskers as Spann hits career milestone

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team notched its second-straight Big Ten Conference victory with an 86-69 win over the Cornhuskers of Nebraska on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center. Junior Lindsey Spann became the 37th member of the 1,000-point club, scoring 14 points ...

Penn State hockey makes history with ranking

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s ice hockey team earned the programs first-ever No. 1 national ranking earlier Monday afternoon after receiving a program-high 30 first-place votes in the latest uscho.com poll. The Nittany Lions jumped from No. 4 last week to ...

Wilson receives honor from AMCC

Penn State Altoona senior guard Javon Wilson was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week in men’s basketball. Wilson had a big week to help lead the Lions to a trio of significant AMCC victories. In Penn State Altoona’s 91-70 win at Mount Aloysius, ...

Nittany Lions working to keep commitments

While the journey might have reached a happy destination for Journey Brown, it appears there still are going to be a few twists and turns for Penn State football recruiting before signing day on Feb. 1. The verbal commitment of Brown, the super-fast, record-setting running back from ...

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 ...

Lions sign midfielder

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s soccer coach Bob Warming announced the signing of defensive midfielder/outside back Mike Conneh for spring 2017 on Wednesday. Conneh will be immediately eligible to practice and play in spring competition with the Nittany Lions. The early signee makes ...

Jones ties school record with 42 as Maryland holds off PSU

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After Bionna Jones finally got done eluding and out-jumping every defender Penn State threw at her, the broad-shouldered Maryland center could not escape her own teammates. Jones was smothered with affectionate hugs by swarm of Terrapins near midcourt after she tied the ...

Lion staying

Penn State’s Marcus Allen announced on Twitter Sunday that he would return to the Nittany Lions this fall for his senior season. “After a series of long conversations with my family, as well as those I trust, and long nights on my knees in prayer, I’ve decided to return to Happy ...

Nittany Lions hand Cornhuskers first loss of the season

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team hammered home-standing No. 6 Nebraska Sunday for its second Big Ten road victory of the weekend. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad won seven of 10 bouts to roll to the 27-14 win. The Nittany Lions improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 ...

Family enjoys Lions’ showcase victory

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Penn State brought a slice of Happy Valley to the Palestra and fans were set to make it happy hour deep into the Philly night. “You have a time for a pop?” Tim Chambers bellowed to fans who trudged through the snow to sit in the old-style ...

Lady Lions’ cold shooting leads to loss

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Penn State women’s basketball team could not get into a rhythm offensively on Saturday afternoon inside of Mackey Arena in a 64-51 loss at Purdue. The Boilermakers (11-6, 2-1 B1G) used a 13-0 run that spanned the end of the first quarter and start of the second ...

Fleck selected to bring normalcy to Golden Gophers

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — P.J. Fleck is leaving Western Michigan to take over a Minnesota program reeling from a threatened player boycott of a bowl game and the handling of a sexual assault investigation. Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle said Friday that he was bringing in ...

Penn State dominates Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (5-0, 1-0 B1G) dominated No. 9 Minnesota (3-2, 2-1 B1G) in its Big Ten opener in Minneapolis. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts to roll to a 33-6 win in the first of two Big Ten road duals this weekend. Penn State put ...

Penn State falls apart in second half against Michigan

By Noah Trister The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Derrick Walton scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Michigan stormed back from a 14-point deficit to beat Penn State 72-69 on Wednesday night. The Wolverines (11-4, 1-1 Big Ten) trailed 54-40 with 12:41 remaining, but ...

Lions’ defender declares for NFL

UNIVERSITY PARK — Defensive end Garrett Sickels is giving up his final year of eligibility with the Penn State football team to enter the NFL Draft. The 2016 All-Big Ten second team selection started 24 games over the last two seasons. “This journey has been an amazing ride from my ...