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Competition already at the forefront for Franklin

From Mirror reportsIt's taken just two days of spring practice for Penn State coach James Franklin to realize there's a lot more competition among players across the board than there was a year ago at this time.Three years' worth of NCAA sanctions badly deteriorated the Nittany Lions' depth in ...

Brown has shot at title; Schopp an All-American

By Andy ElderFor the MirrorST. LOUIS - Penn State will return home with five All-Americans and, potentially, one national champion.Tyrone grad A.J. Schopp of Edinboro is an All-American once again.Matt Brown is into the finals and will wrestle for a championship. Jordan Conaway, Jimmy Gulibon, ...

Scranton lineman commits to Lions

Spring practice has the chance to kick off a 2015 Penn State football recruiting class that's already come out of the gate pretty well into overdrive, and the Nittany Lions got a nice boost on Friday when Scranton area offensive lineman Connor McGovern became the fifth recruit to make a verbal ...

Five Nittany Lions reach quarters

ST. LOUIS - Cael Sanderson said his seven Nittany Lions had enough talent to win a fifth NCAA wrestling championship, all they had to do was believe.Well, after the first day of the NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships at Scottrade Center, Penn State is in the thick of the team race.All seven ...

Ohio State finishes Lions’ breakout season

DETROIT - The historic 2014-15 Penn State men's hockey season came to an end Thursday against Ohio State, 3-1, in the Big Ten quarterfinals at Joe Louis Arena. Redshirt-senior Max Gardiner ended his collegiate career with Penn State's lone goal."You know, you look at the game and you certainly ...

Penn St. extends Chambers

From Mirror reportsUNIVERSITY PARK - Patrick Chambers, coach of the Penn State men's basketball team, has received a two-year contract extension, Sandy Barbour, Director of Athletics, announced Thursday. The extension will keep him at the helm of the Nittany Lions through at least the 2018-19 ...

Lions’ Sanderson says title possible

UNIVERSITY PARK - For four years, Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson has been a sculptor, molding fine lumps of clay into museum-quality sculptures over the course of a five-month season.Sanderson and his staff produced four consecutive NCAA championship teams, using the power of ...

Penn State begins Big Ten title quest

UNIVERSITY PARK - The fourth-seeded Penn State Nittany Lions men's hockey team begins its quest for an NCAA Tournament automatic berth when it takes on fifth seeded Ohio State in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal today.Game time at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit is 4:30 p.m. The Penn State-Ohio ...

Franklin excited about offensive line depth

James Franklin was at his best with one-liners Tuesday, coming up with some gems during his press conference discussing the start of Penn State spring football.The coach is in his second year on the job, so he's much more acclimated to everything than he was a year ago."It's amazing to think ...

Coaches to attend Spring Chalk Talk

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State football coach James Franklin and his staff will welcome high school and middle school coaches for the Penn State Football Spring Chalk Talk, set for Friday and Saturday on the University Park campus.The clinic will feature two days of lectures and demonstrations by ...

‘Why not us?’: Lions post best win of season against Iowa to advance

CHICAGO - D.J. Newbill and Penn State are used to playing tight Big Ten games, and all that experience is paying off right now.Newbill scored 18 points, and the Nittany Lions shut down Iowa in the second half of a 67-58 victory on Thursday in the conference tournament."We've been in too many ...

Hoops du Jour

Penn State men vs. IowaSecond round, Big Ten TournamentTipoff: 2:30 p.m., United Center, ChicagoRecords: Penn State (17-15, No. 13 seed); Iowa (21-10, 12-6, No. 5 seed)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 55-74 in his fourth season at Penn State and 97-102 in six seasons overall. Fran McCaffery is ...

Terps go into tourney on a roll

The Associated PressWith seven straight wins, Big Ten runner-up Maryland is the hottest team heading into this week's conference tournament in Chicago. Not bad considering the Terrapins endured a tumultuous offseason and were picked to finish 10th in their first year in the league.On Monday ...

Newbill ends Lions’ skid

By Dave CampbellThe Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS - Penn State put the ball in D.J. Newbill's hands and let the Big Ten's leading scorer go to work.At the end of another long winter for the Nittany Lions, the senior guard gave them a moment to savor.Newbill dribbled the clock down in the ...

McIntosh lone Nittany Lion to grab Big Ten gold

By Andy ElderFor the MirrorCOLUMBUS, Ohio - Morgan McIntosh was wrestling for more than personal or team pride in the 197-pound finals of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships on Sunday at Ohio State's St. John Arena.He was wrestling for his mom.The Nittany Lion redshirt junior won a Big Ten ...

Hoops du Jour

Penn State men at MinnesotaTipoff: 1 p.m., Williams Arena, MinneapolisRecords: Penn State (15-15, 3-14 Big Ten); Minnesota (17-13, 6-11)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 53-74 in his fourth season at Penn State and 95-102 in six seasons overall. Richard Pitino is 42-26 in his second season at ...

Nittany Lions have seven alive, two in finals

By Andy?ElderFor the MirrorCOLUMBUS, Ohio - Penn State is in an unfamiliar position after the first day of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Ohio State's St. John Arena.After winning the last four conference tournaments, the Nittany Lions find themselves in sixth place ...

Points from everyone important for victory

By Andy ElderFor the MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - In March 2014, Penn State was gearing up for a run at its fourth consecutive Big Ten wrestling tournament championship, and Zack Beitz and Luke Frey were just two frustrated 149-pounders gearing down to watch.In March 2015, Beitz and Frey, along with ...

Lady Lions’ season over at tournament

From Mirror, wire reportsHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Freshman Amanda Cahill scored a season-high 20 points to lead No. 12 seed Indiana past 13th-seeded Penn State 68-63 on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten women's basketball tournament.Penn State finished its season at 6-24.Indiana led ...

PSU fades late in loss to Ohio St.

UNIVERSITY PARK - At halftime of Penn State's home final against No. 23 Ohio State at the Jordan Center Wednesday, a Nittany Lion fan walking up through the stands was overheard saying, "Russell's not having much of a game."He was referring to Buckeye star rookie guard D'Angelo Russell, who was ...