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Lions hit big with quantity of top recruits

It might have been a little disappointing that Penn State wasn't able to sustain the momentum that had its class rated No. 1 in the country in the summer, but one has to look deeper when evaluating the Nittany Lions' 2015 recruiting class.As in its depth.James Franklin's second group of ...

PSU recruiting has changed with the times

UNIVERSITY PARK - Joe Paterno used to joke that one of his first press conferences, to preview spring practice, "was probably at the Rathskeller with about three people."Suffice to say had he walked into festivities Wednesday morning on National Letter-of-Intent Day at the Lasch Football ...

PSU, Franklin indeed dominating the state

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin arrived at Penn State in January of 2014 vowing to dominate the state of Pennsylvania, and, on his second signing day with the Nittany Lions, one of the things he said pleased him the most was that he and his staff did a good job of accomplishing that ...

Tweet helps fuel PSU-Pitt rivalry

UNIVERSITY PARK - It seemed obvious who the tweet about negative recruiting was referring to - Pitt - which makes for more in the juicy in-state war of words.Penn State coach James Franklin and assistant Josh Gattis, who sent the tweet Tuesday, tried to deny that it was intended for any school ...

Givens’ heart was always with Nittany Lions

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comIronically, it turns out Altoona Area High School all-state defensive end Kevin Givens committed to Pitt a year ago largely because of Penn State.Confirming the widely-held belief that his heart always was in Happy Valley, Givens, who signed a ...

Graham key for Terps

By David GinsburgThe Associated PressCOLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jon Graham enjoyed the best game of his college career against the school where it all began.Graham scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and No. 17 Maryland edged Penn State 64-58 Wednesday night to avert its first losing streak ...

Givens flips: Altoona standout spurns Pitt for Penn State

Almost since Kevin Givens committed to the University of Pittsburgh - and, honestly, possibly even before that day almost one year ago - people have thought it might just a matter of time before Altoona Area High School's star defensive end found his way to Penn State.It was at the 11th hour, ...

Hoops du Jour

Penn State men at MarylandTipoff: 8:30 p.m., XFINITY Center, College Park, Md.Records: Penn State (14-8, 2-7 Big Ten); Maryland (18-4, 6-3)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 52-67 in his fourth season at Penn State and 93-95 in six seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 76-46 in his fourth season at ...

Walking on air: Simpson getting shot at PSU

This tiger is changing his stripes.Golden Tiger, that is.After leaning that way for a couple of months, Hollidaysburg Area High School senior lineman Zach Simpson decided on Saturday to join the Penn State Nittany Lion football team as a preferred walk-on."This has always been a dream of mine," ...

Franklin tries to solidify 2016 recruits

With most of its 2015 recruiting class filled, Penn State's last visit weekend before signing day on Wednesday turned into an impromptu junior day.James Franklin and his staff were able to use Saturday as a chance to get 2016 commits Jake Zembiec, Shane Simmons and Miles Sanders back up to ...

Returning Mountie Wade making a big difference

CRESSON - While fellow Mount Aloysius College men's basketball upperclassmen Nolan Doyle and Tanner Thomas have done the traditional four-year athletic career routes, Arin Wade has taken a unique route as he has returned to the Mounties for his final two seasons.Wade, who began his basketball ...

PSU’s Leap soars to triple jump win

Brian Leap, a Bellwood-Antis graduate, won the men's triple jump for the Penn State indoor track and field team at the Penn State National with a personal-best mark of 52 feet, 3.75 inches recently.Leap also finished third in the long jump with a distance of 24-0.25 which was also a personal ...

Nittany Lion wrestlers blank Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. - In the middle of a Great Lakes snow storm, the Penn State wrestling team swept through the home-standing Michigan State Spartans, rolling to a 35-0 victory on Sunday.Coach Cael Sanderson's squad won all 10 bouts for its second shutout of the season.Penn State is now 10-2, ...

Lions land pair of DBs

Penn State got closer to completing its 2015 recruiting haul and upgraded its 2016 class at the same time on Saturday when the Nittany Lions received commitments from Pittsburgh Central Catholic senior safety Johnny Petrishen and Detroit junior cornerback LaVert Hill."This past year has been a ...

Nittany Lions getting head start on 2016

With most of its 2015 recruiting class filled, Penn State's last visit weekend before signing day on Wednesday turned into an impromptu junior day.James Franklin and his staff were able to use Saturday as a chance to get 2016 commits Jake Zembiec, Shane Simmons and Miles Sanders back up to ...

Lions lose in final seconds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the ball in his hands Saturday and just seconds left in a tie game, Illinois' Malcolm Hill was looking for the best possible option.That turned out to be a long, looping run around a double team and then straight to the rim where 7-foot-1 Penn State center Jordan ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU women at No. 22 RutgersTipoff: Noon at The RAC in Piscataway, New JerseyRecords: Penn State (5-16, 2-8 Big Ten) Rutgers (15-5, 6-3 Big Ten)Coaches: Coquese Washington is 147-96 in her eighth season at Penn State. C Vivian Stringer is 424-209 in her 20th season with the Scarlet Knights, and ...

Nittany Lions edge Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team won four of the first five bouts and six of 10 overall to down No. 15 Michigan for a Big Ten dual meet win on Friday night.Coach Cael Sanderson's squad received big wins in the lower weights to post a 19-15 win in front of a sold-out ...

Recruit leaves Pitt for Lions

Some nasty weather didn't stop Penn State football coach James Franklin.Franklin ventured out into the snowstorm on Monday, heading to western PA. He came back with a verbal commitment from Kittanning tight end Nick Bowers.Bringing Penn State's number of 2015 recruits to 23 with eight days left ...

Lady Lions earn 2nd straight win

UNIVERSITY PARK - Sophomore Alex Harris came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, and sophomore Kaliyah Mitchell grabbed a career-high 15 boards and scored 10 points as the Penn State Lady Lions edged Northwestern, 76-75, on Sunday afternoon ...