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PSU recruit: Smith Vilbert

Smith Vilbert Position: Defensive end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (19 players) Hometown/School: Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Regional Height/Weight: 6-6/250 Stars: 3 (247); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia, ...

Penn State getting ready to host Nebraska

UNIVERSITY PARK — No. 1 Penn State welcomes No. 7 Nebraska to sold out Rec Hall this Sunday for a 1 p.m. dual that not only features two of the top teams in the Big Ten but in the nation as well. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, while Nebraska, who wrestles at ...

Three more PSU players look to transfer

Three more Penn State players added their names to the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday, bringing the total number of Nittany Lions in the portal to at least seven. Junior safety Ayron Monroe, sophomore tight end Danny Dalton and sophomore offensive lineman Alex Gellerstedt all have entered the ...

Hoops du Jour

No. 23 Iowa at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (7-10); No. 23 Iowa (14-3) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 120-131 in his eighth season at Penn State and 162-159 overall. Fran McCaffery is 151-120 in eight seasons at Iowa and 402-297 overall. TV: BTN Radio: ...

3 Nittany Lions exploring transfer portal

Lamont Wade came to Penn State as an elite recruit from Clairton, and now the safety is looking to leave after not making much of an impact with the Nittany Lions for two years. Wade and two other PSU players — receiver Brandon Polk and cornerback Zech McPhearson — have submitted their ...

No. 1-ranked Penn State gets big-time test, passes

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Anybody who watches the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team on a regular basis is accustomed to seeing the Nittany Lions attacking and eventually routing their overmatched opponents. The Lions outscored their first five ...

PSU’s Johnson will transfer

Penn State receiver Juwan Johnson confirmed late Friday night on social media that he does indeed plan to transfer. News broke Friday that Johnson’s name is in the NCAA transfer portal, but that didn’t necessarily mean he would transfer for sure. Johnson cleared everything up on his ...

Johnson seeking transfer

Receiver Juwan Johnson, coming off a disappointing junior season for Penn State, may have played his final game in a Nittany Lion uniform. No, Johnson isn’t declaring for the NFL draft a year early, but he is looking at transferring to play his final college season elsewhere. Johnson’s ...

Lions hire wide receivers coach

Penn State hired a new wide receivers coach Thursday, while a former coach who held that position with the Nittany Lions took a lucrative job at Michigan. The new receivers coach is Gerad Parker, who once served as interim head coach at Purdue and most recently spent two seasons as receivers ...

PSU falls short at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Isaiah Roby scored a career-high 22 points and made a couple big defensive plays late, and Nebraska beat Penn State 70-64 on Thursday night for its school-record 20th straight home win. The Cornhuskers (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten) bounced back from two straight road losses that ...

Izzo: Chambers’ suspension ‘joke’

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo went on a lengthy, somewhat rambling rant Monday afternoon discussing the one-game suspension Penn State coach Patrick Chambers received for pushing a player during a game last week. “That was a joke. It was a joke,” Izzo said of the suspension. ...

PSU suspends Chambers for one game

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has suspended men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers for Sunday night’s game at home against Wisconsin because he pushed one of his players on Thursday night in a loss at Michigan. During a timeout, Chambers reached out and shoved ...

Sanders latest Lion to leave for NFL

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Miles Sanders waited his turn, sitting behind Saquon Barkley for two years, and all it took was one season of being Penn State’s starting tailback for Sanders to convince himself and others that he’s ready for the NFL. Sanders did as widely ...

Altoona grad Givens leaving for NFL

In a very surprising and somewhat risky career move, Penn State defensive tackle Kevin Givens has decided to give up his final season of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft a year early. The Altoona Area High School product made the announcement on social media Wednesday night, the ...

Three more PSU players declare for NFL draft

A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, as ...

Lions, ’Cats will be ready

ORLANDO, Fla. — Five things to look for as Penn State and Kentucky battle in the Citrus Bowl, with both teams looking to end the season with 10 victories. No. 1: Who wants it? It’s amazing watching so many of these bowl games and seeing how easy it is to tell which teams don’t really ...

PSU extends Barbour’s contract

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sandy Barbour has reached an agreement on a contract extension at Penn State, and the athletic director said the school will be her “last stop” as a college administrator. “Where would I want to go that’s a better opportunity, that’s a better fit for me than Penn ...

Lions TE having big year

ORLANDO — Penn State has been blessed with some terrific tight ends in recent years in Mike Gesicki and Jesse James, but there were major question marks entering this season about who would be next in line. Not only do those questions no longer exist, the answer is way better than anyone ...

PSU DB capping career

No matter where Penn State has traveled the past few years, there’s always been one constant when it comes to opposing teams’ broadcasters, stadium PA folks and press box announcers. They always butcher Amani Oruwariye’s name. There’s no doubt, it is a tough name to pronounce — ...

Stevens out after having surgery

While it may not impact Penn State much in the upcoming Citrus Bowl against Kentucky, some news that came out of Orlando on Wednesday could have a big impact on the Nittany Lions moving forward. Backup quarterback Tommy Stevens recently underwent surgery of an undisclosed nature, did not ...