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Penn State recruiting commit: DT D’Von Ellies

D’Von Ellies Position: Defensive tackle Recruiting class (size): 2019 (20 players) Hometown/School: Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh Height/Weight: 6-2/280 Stars: 4 (247Sports); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Ohio State, USC, Michigan, Nebraska, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, ...

Nittany Lions show improvement

UNIVERSITY PARK — Just a week after the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team notched an 11-point win that left its coach taking the blame for a rather flat performance, the Nittany Lions on Sunday wrestled more like their fans are used to seeing. Penn State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won eight of ...

Lady Lions suffers repeat setback

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After watching Maryland stumble from the outset in a loss to Michigan State three days earlier, coach Brenda Frese emphatically stressed to her players the importance of getting off to a sharp start against Penn State. The Terrapins complied, though the best part about ...

Nits still winless in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS — After a sluggish start, Jordan Murphy cleared his head and put his team on his back, and Minnesota narrowly avoided a second straight bad loss. Murphy scored 19 points and tied a career high with 21 rebounds as the Gophers rallied past Penn State 65-64 on Saturday ...

Transfers big part of changing times in college FB

One of my favorite shows growing up was the spectacular “Quantum Leap.” In fact, give me pretty much any TV show or movie that centers on alternate reality, and I’m instantly hooked. We get used to the world we live in and the way things are, so it’s cool to see how the world could be ...

PSU recruit: Smith Vilbert

Smith Vilbert Position: Defensive end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (19 players) Hometown/School: Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Regional Height/Weight: 6-6/250 Stars: 3 (247); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia, ...

Penn State getting ready to host Nebraska

UNIVERSITY PARK — No. 1 Penn State welcomes No. 7 Nebraska to sold out Rec Hall this Sunday for a 1 p.m. dual that not only features two of the top teams in the Big Ten but in the nation as well. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, while Nebraska, who wrestles at ...

PSU unable to hold fourth-quarter lead

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team was unable to hold on to a nine-point lead going into the fourth quarter Thursday night, losing in overtime to Ohio State, 76-71, in Big Ten college basketball action at the Jordan Center. “I thought ...

Lions still searching for Big Ten win

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s first conference win of the season was in the balance with a minute left against No. 23 Iowa on Wednesday night in the Bryce Jordan Center. With a one-point deficit and Mike Watkins at the free throw line, every shot was ...

Three more PSU players look to transfer

Three more Penn State players added their names to the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday, bringing the total number of Nittany Lions in the portal to at least seven. Junior safety Ayron Monroe, sophomore tight end Danny Dalton and sophomore offensive lineman Alex Gellerstedt all have entered the ...

Hoops du Jour

No. 23 Iowa at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (7-10); No. 23 Iowa (14-3) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 120-131 in his eighth season at Penn State and 162-159 overall. Fran McCaffery is 151-120 in eight seasons at Iowa and 402-297 overall. TV: BTN Radio: ...

3 Nittany Lions exploring transfer portal

Lamont Wade came to Penn State as an elite recruit from Clairton, and now the safety is looking to leave after not making much of an impact with the Nittany Lions for two years. Wade and two other PSU players — receiver Brandon Polk and cornerback Zech McPhearson — have submitted their ...

Spartans too much for PSU

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror Penn State’s issues are starting to become its identity in a season that is already on the brink of being lost. That was evident on Sunday as No. 6 Michigan State beat the Nittany Lions, 71-56, in the Bryce Jordan Center to drop to 0-6 in Big Ten ...

No. 1-ranked Penn State gets big-time test, passes

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Anybody who watches the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team on a regular basis is accustomed to seeing the Nittany Lions attacking and eventually routing their overmatched opponents. The Lions outscored their first five ...

PSU’s Johnson will transfer

Penn State receiver Juwan Johnson confirmed late Friday night on social media that he does indeed plan to transfer. News broke Friday that Johnson’s name is in the NCAA transfer portal, but that didn’t necessarily mean he would transfer for sure. Johnson cleared everything up on his ...

Verkleeren wins ‘Shorty’ title

MILLERSVILLE — Penn State redshirt freshman Jarod Verkleeren won the 149-pound title at the Floyd ‘Shorty’ Hitchcock Memorial Classic at Millersville University on Saturday. Verkleeren had two pins and a technical fall to win the title. Penn State will host No. 19 Wisconsin at 1 p.m. ...

Johnson seeking transfer

Receiver Juwan Johnson, coming off a disappointing junior season for Penn State, may have played his final game in a Nittany Lion uniform. No, Johnson isn’t declaring for the NFL draft a year early, but he is looking at transferring to play his final college season elsewhere. Johnson’s ...

Lions hire wide receivers coach

Penn State hired a new wide receivers coach Thursday, while a former coach who held that position with the Nittany Lions took a lucrative job at Michigan. The new receivers coach is Gerad Parker, who once served as interim head coach at Purdue and most recently spent two seasons as receivers ...

PSU falls short at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Isaiah Roby scored a career-high 22 points and made a couple big defensive plays late, and Nebraska beat Penn State 70-64 on Thursday night for its school-record 20th straight home win. The Cornhuskers (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten) bounced back from two straight road losses that ...

Izzo: Chambers’ suspension ‘joke’

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo went on a lengthy, somewhat rambling rant Monday afternoon discussing the one-game suspension Penn State coach Patrick Chambers received for pushing a player during a game last week. “That was a joke. It was a joke,” Izzo said of the suspension. ...