Penn State news

McGloin happy to be headed to Chiefs’ camp

PHILIPSBURG — Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin made his third visit to the Emily Whitehead Foundation’s Tee Off for T-Cells at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge & Country Club Friday. McGloin is currently in his third different NFL camp in as many years with the Kansas City ...

Carr will take deal in Europe

From Mirror, wire reports Former Penn State standout guard Tony Carr will sign to play professionally in Italy, for a team coached by Larry Brown, according to a report Friday. Carr was the 51st overall pick in the NBA draft last month by the New Orleans Pelicans and has been playing with ...

Lions’ biggest concern: PSU could have issues at LB this year

When you think about the tremendous linebackers who have played at Penn State in the past 20 years, the talent level has been staggering. LaVar Arrington, Paul Posluszny, Sean Lee, Dan Connor, NaVorro Bowman, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Mike Hull — they’re all part of PSU’s famed ...

Penn State adds to its men’s basketball schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2018-19 nonconference schedule for Penn State men’s basketball has been finalized by head coach Patrick Chambers. A complete list of the nonconference and Big Ten Conference game times and broadcast information will be announced later this summer. The 2018-19 ...

McSorley focusing on Lions, not outside distractions

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley just enjoyed a terrific week, with not just one, but two really cool things happening to him. First, Penn State’s senior quarterback took part in the prestigious Manning Passing Academy, which wrapped up last ...

Sports at a glance

Lions lose rising lineman Penn State freshman offensive lineman Nana Asiedu announced Wednesday that he is retiring from football because of a heart condition. Asiedu was a four-star recruit from Virginia who recently enrolled at PSU. He posted on Twitter that he has the genetic heart ...

Local rugby stars represent PA

Three players from Blair United/Hollidaysburg Rugby traveled to Rahway N.J. to play in the Northeast Regional Cup Tournament. Ian DiPangrazio, Gus Dellinger and Sam Haines represented Pennsylvania in games against New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Washington DC teams. On the varsity ...

Soccer pioneer Bahr dies

When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn’t expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers and also coached soccer at Penn State University, Bahr ...

MLB teams sign Penn State draftees

UNIVERSITY PARK — A pair of Penn State baseball pitchers have joined the professional ranks, as Justin Hagenman signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Taylor Lehman signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Hagenman will forego his senior season with the Nittany Lions to join the Dodgers ...

PSU men will open season at home

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team will open its 2018-19 season with two home games in the Bryce Jordan Center as part of the 11th annual Cancun Challenge. The Nittany Lions will play host to North Florida Friday, Nov. 9, and Jacksonville State, Monday, Nov. ...

Franklin proud of PSU’s rapid resurgence

Halftime, Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting, ‘Fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said Thursday during a visit to Altoona. Hard to believe, but that ...

PSU loses DT Bolds

Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Corey Bolds has left the Penn State football team and plans to transfer, he announced Sunday. Bolds, a 6-foot-3, 289-pounder, was a three-star recruit from Paramus Catholic High School in Paterson, N.J. He sat out last season as a true freshman. Bolds ...

Sports at a glance

Four PSU 2018 game times set UNIVERSITY PARK — Four more game times for the 2018 Penn State Football season were announced Thursday. Penn State’s season opener against Appalachian State will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 on BTN, the Kent State game Sept. 15 will be at noon on FS1 and ...

Nittany Lions land prized running back recruit

About a month ago, it looked like Ohio State was in the driver’s seat in the recruitment of blue-chip Virginia running back Devyn Ford. However, when Ford crossed the finish line on Friday afternoon, he was riding with James Franklin, and it was Penn State taking the checkered flag. Ford, ...

Lions add standout safety

Penn State might be about to go on a run of football commitments. It got started a little earlier than expected late Thursday night. JaQuon Brisker, the Lackawanna safety rated as one of the top junior college prospects in the country, announced he had committed to the Nittany Lions on ...

Lions, Pitt to play at night

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s football clash with in-state rival Pitt this fall will be played under the lights. The first game time of the 2018 Penn State football season finds the Nittany Lions visiting Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for an ABC Saturday Night Football game on Sept. 8. The ...

PSU lineman Martin decides to leave game

Penn State offensive lineman Robert Martin has decided to end his football career and is no longer a member of the team. The redshirt freshman posted this to Twitter on Monday night. “I want to thank the entire Penn State coaching staff for the opportunities they have given me, it is sad ...

Trio of Lions selected

UNIVERSITY PARK — Three Penn State men’s volleyball alums will have the opportunity to don the colors of the United States at the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball Volleyball Nations League. The Penn State trio of Matt Anderson, Max Holt and Aaron Russell will all compete for a ...

Lions extend Chambers for four years

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Board of Trustees compensation committee on Thursday approved a contract extension for men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers through the 2021-22 season. Chambers led the Nittany Lions to 26 victories during the 2017-18 season, the ...

PSU DB getting his dream job

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Penn State safety Marcus Allen sat anxiously with family on Saturday afternoon watching the NFL draft. When his name was called in the fifth round (No. 148 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he could not have been happier. Allen is a ...