Penn State news

Potential there for OL this season

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Center Connor McGovern made a bold prediction about the offensive line that should come as great news to Penn State fans. “We’re going to be one of the strong points this year on the team,” McGovern said. “We’re going to be a lot more ...

Campbell getting his chance

UNIVERSITY PARK — Cornerback John Reid’s knee injury opens up a big spot for Penn State, and senior Christian Campbell appears to have done everything he needs to do so far in order to take over the position. “Christian Campbell is another guy that we’re very, very pleased with,” ...

Franklin explains classroom incident

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin doesn’t want to see his Penn State football players sitting in the back of class, so last week while he was a guest in a sociology lecture, he forced three players to move up to the front row. The funny scene was captured on video by someone in class and ...

Sophomore steals spotlight

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Typically each spring, one player emerges as the most talked-about guy on the Penn State football team, someone his coaches and teammates frequently mention and praise. Altoona’s Kevin Givens had that distinction a year ago. This spring, it’s ...

PSU’s Reid injured

Penn State junior cornerback John Reid has suffered a knee injury and could miss the entire season this fall, according to a report Thursday by Lions247.com. Losing Reid would be a big blow to the Nittany Lions on defense and special teams. He has been a major contributor on defense his ...

McSorley excited about future

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley has spent a lot of time this winter thinking about one pass from last season — his final toss. That late-game interception set up USC’s Rose Bowl-winning field goal and set McSorley on a path to improve his in-game ...

Constant drive to get better fuels PSU’s Sanderson

UNIVERSITY PARK — Except for a couple of NCAA wrestling team championship trophies sitting on a desk in the Penn State wrestling offices earlier this week, one would never have known that the Nittany Lions were fewer than two weeks removed from winning their sixth championship in seven ...

Players enjoy a trip

UNIVERSITY PARK — Running back Saquon Barkley and some Penn State teammates got a chance to work out with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, the reigning NFL Rookie of the Year, during a recent trip to Florida. “It was really cool,” Barkley said when telling the story following ...

Retherford joins Nittany Lion history with award

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Zain Retherford won the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy on Tuesday, which is presented annually to the top collegiate wrestler in the nation by ASICS. The Hodge Trophy has been awarded since ...

Penn State one win from Frozen Four

From Mirror reports CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Penn State men's ice hockey team scored five goals in the third period to capture a 10-3 victory over the the Union Dutchmen in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena. Penn State improved to 25-11-2. ...

Lions’ Banks not returning

UNIVERSITY PARK — Payton Banks, a redshirt junior on the Penn State men’s basketball team, will graduate from Penn State this spring and not return to the program, coach Patrick Chambers announced. “We wish Payton the best moving forward and thank him for his four years at Penn ...

PSU set to focus on future

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2016 season was remarkable by any measure, but coach James Franklin has a clear message about the team’s focus as spring practice begins today. “We understand that 2016 was nice and it was a great experience, but 2017 is a completely different animal,” ...

PSU reigns again

ST. LOUIS — Penn State produced arguably the most astounding finals performance in NCAA history Saturday night at the Scottrade Center to win its second consecutive national championship and sixth in seven years. The Nittany Lions won five consecutive finals (from 149 through 184), the ...

Lions win title tilt over UW

From Mirror reports DETROIT — The Penn State ice hockey team captured its first-ever Big Ten championship Saturday night, thanks to a 2-1 double- overtime win over Wisconsin in the title game at Joe Louis Arena. Liam Folkes scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway opportunity. Folkes ...

Win puts Lions in title game

DETROIT — The Penn State men’s ice hockey team advanced to the finals of the Big Ten Tournament, thanks to a thrilling 4-3 double overtime win over Minnesota at the historic Joe Louis Arena. It is the Nittany Lions’ first-ever trip to the Big Ten title game. The win also clinches a ...

Lions get 7 of 8 into quarterfinals

By Andy Elder For the Mirror ST. LOUIS — Through one day and two rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, not even the absence of heralded freshman 125-pounder Nick Suriano could keep Penn State from the top of the team standings. The Nittany Lions’ eight-man ...

Win puts Lions in semifinals

From Mirror reports DETROIT, Mich. — Four different Penn State Nittany Lions found the back of the net in a 4-1 win over Michigan Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at Joe Louis Arena. Penn State moved into tonight’s semifinals against top-seeded Minnesota at 8 ...

Stadium upgrades won’t come quickly

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a grand vision to renovate and beautify Beaver Stadium during an ambitious 20-year facilities master plan, but as of now, there is still no timetable in place for when the project will be started or completed. It will be at least six years before major ...

Despite blown lead, Lions move on to second round

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror WASHINGTON, D.C.— A collective groan could be heard across Penn State basketball fandom on Wednesday when the Nittany Lions gave up a nine-point lead to Nebraska, forcing overtime, in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Lions had lost both of ...

Nittany Lions have three going to championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind — As of this morning, the Penn State wrestling team sits in second place at the Big Ten Championships being held at Indiana University after their performances on Saturday. Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad has three wrestlers in today’s finals, and eight more are alive ...