Penn State news

Pry still a happy camper

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry loves it at Penn State, and James Franklin loves having him there, but at some point, Pry is widely expected to leave and become a head coach elsewhere. That time, however, is not now for the Nittany Lions’ defensive ...

PSU stopped in semis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mikaela Foecke had 19 kills, Annika Albrecht and Briana Holman had 13 apiece and Nebraska fought off match point in the fourth set to beat Penn State in a five-set thriller in the NCAA volleyball semifinals on Thursday night. “I’m disappointed in the outcome,” PSU ...

Pry may be set to stay

It appears that defensive coordinator Brent Pry could be staying put at Penn State rather than leaving to become head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. News broke late Thursday night that Louisiana-Lafayette offered the job and a five-year contract to Billy Napier, the offensive coordinator at ...

Final Four decorated with titles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s difficult to call a volleyball program that has been to the Final Four eight times an underdog, especially the way Florida rallied to beat Southern California and punch its latest ticket. Yet of the four schools descending on the Sprint Center in Kansas City this ...

Quarterback Club pays tribute to Barkley

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Paul Hornung Award winner and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Saquon Barkley — and All-Big Ten honorees safety Marcus Allen and quarterback Trace McSorley — were among the award winners at the State College Quarterback Club’s annual banquet ...

Lady Lions advance to next round

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s volleyball team recorded a sweep in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, as the Lady Lions took down Missouri, 3-0, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19, at Rec Hall. With the win, Penn State advanced to its 16th NCAA regional final. Its opponent will be ...

Lineman changes his mind

A few weeks ago, it looked like Penn State would have trouble fitting a number of top prospects into its 2018 recruiting class because of a lack of scholarships. That numbers bind is easing up. The Nittany Lions are down to 20 recruits in this recruiting cycle today after Michigan offensive ...

Tomahawk will attend PSU

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Tomahawks announced Thursday that former defenseman Hunter Carrick has committed to play at Penn State University. Carrick, of Orland Park, Ill., started the season with the Tomahawks, scoring two goals and adding four assists in 16 games before being called up to ...

Pry part of the Louisiana-Lafayette pool

From Mirror reports Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry reportedly is among the potential candidates to become the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. Pry, an Altoona native and the Nittany Lions’ associate head coach, was one of five identified by SB Nation’s website “Underdog ...

Barkley impresses voters in Big Ten Conference

The Associated Press Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Wisconsin took the other two top ...

Two players leave Nittany Lions

The Penn State football team has lost a pair of backup players who plan to transfer. Running back Andre Robinson and kicker Alex Barbir are no longer with the program and have been granted a release from their scholarships, according to published reports Tuesday. Robinson was a redshirt ...

Barkley not a finalist

Saquon Barkley is considered by some to be the best player in college football, but he didn’t put up great statistics this season, and that doomed his Heisman Trophy chances. Barkley was not selected as one of the finalists for the Heisman, so he was not invited to Saturday’s awards ...

Lions are returning to Fiesta Bowl

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State earned one of the great victories in college football history 30 years ago in the Fiesta Bowl against Miami, and the program is heading back there to take on an interesting and challenging opponent. The Nittany Lions will play Washington ...

All-SEC title game on the horizon?

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Back in January 2012, the day after Alabama beat LSU in the BCS championship game, the commissioners of the FBS conferences gathered in New Orleans to discuss the future of the college football postseason. There had already been movement toward ...

Hoops du Jour

Wisconsin at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (7-2, 1-0 Big Ten); Wisconsin (3-5, 0-1 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 94-111 in his seventh season at Penn State and 136-139 in nine seasons overall. Greg Gard is 45-23 in his third season at Wisconsin and ...

Lions have close call at Lehigh

By Andy Elder For The Mirror ALLENTOWN — With just one match to go in Sunday’s dual meet between No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 Lehigh, the Nittany Lions clung to a 20-19 lead. As Penn State heavyweight Nick Nevills was about to take the mat with the win in the balance, Lion 157-pounder ...

Sources: PSU parts ways with commit

Sources that cover Penn State football are reporting that the Nittany Lions have lost a commitment from their 2018 recruiting class as a result of an off-the-field incident. Four-star safety Isheem Young from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia was arrested on Friday in connection with the ...

PSU to play Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State will play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. in Glendale, Ariz., the College Football Playoff committee announced Sunday afternoon. It will be PSU's first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl since 1997, when it defeated Texas, 38-15. The Nittany Lions had been widely ...

Tight ends coach Rahne to replace Moorhead as OC

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com It didn’t take James Franklin long to hire a new offensive coordinator, and he didn’t have to look very far, either. For all the talk of how Franklin keeps a list of potential assistant coaches from around the country, Penn State’s head coach ...

Former PSU coach promises to do everything possible to bring home SEC title

By David Brandt The Associated Press STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State’s been a pretty good football program for most of the past decade, rising from a doormat in the Southeastern Conference to earn a streak of eight straight bowl appearances. New Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead ...