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Poz: Would rather retire early than late

By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sitting in the front row with his wife and two young daughters, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny got blind-sided like never before in his NFL career. A guy known for his meticulous preparation wasn’t ready for ...

Lions select captains

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin announced seniors Trace McSorley and Nick Scott and junior Blake Gillikin have been voted as team captains for the 2018 season by their teammates. McSorley and Scott are team captains for the second-straight season. “Trace and ...

Bostick leaving PSU hoop program

UNIVERSITY PARK — Sophomore guard Nazeer Bostick announced Thursday that he has elected to transfer from Penn State and will pursue other collegiate opportunities at the end of the spring semester. “Naz indicated that he is interested in continuing his basketball career at a program ...

Sanderson: ‘Want to’ big part of winning

There are some compelling and quirky things going on inside Cael Sanderson’s head. And also very revealing, if you really listen. Why, Sanderson asked during his Blair County Sports Hall of Fame speech Saturday night, would a mongoose try to eat a cobra? The mongoose, he noted, could eat ...

O’Brien returns to PSU to speak at coaches clinic

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill O’Brien helped save Penn State football six years ago following the Sandusky scandal and NCAA sanctions, and he is not at all surprised that the program has quickly re-established itself as a national power. O’Brien ...

Barkley attending draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Nittany Lion running back Saquon Barkley is among the 22 prospects who will attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Draft runs Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28. Barkley is the first Nittany Lion player to attend the draft since ...

PG Carr declares for draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State sophomore guard Tony Carr announced Monday that he will pursue his dream of playing in the NBA and forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility. He intends to sign with an agent, which would make him ineligible to return to the Nittany Lions. Carr, ...

Garner hopes to stay hot one more night

NIT final Who: Penn State Nittany Lions (25-13) vs. Utah Utes (23-11) When: Tonight, 7 TV: ESPN The line: Penn State by 4 By Dan Gelston The Associated Press Maybe even Flavor Flav would admit, do believe the hype. Shep Garner has brought the noise as Penn State’s career ...

Hoops du Jour

Utah at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (25-13, 11-10 Big Ten); Utah (23-11, 11-7 Pac 12) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 111-122 in his seventh season at Penn State and 153-150 in nine seasons overall. Larry Krystkowiak is 115-84 in his sixth season at Utah ...

Stevens returning to Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens considered transferring from Penn State and went as far as checking out other schools, but the backup quarterback decided to stay put with the Nittany Lions. “I did search and look and see if there was a better place for me somewhere, and I talked to some ...

Retherford captures ‘wrestling Heisman’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Zain Retherford didn’t need another accolade to cement his legacy among the all-time greats in Penn State and NCAA wrestling history, but he received one Tuesday just the same. For the second straight year, the Penn State 149-pounder was named the WIN Magazine/Culture ...

Lions drop opener

RICHMOND, Va. — Altoona opened its season Friday and ran into a tough pitcher in Maddison Furman of St. Christopher’s, who’s headed to VCU to play college ball, in a 7-0 setback. Furman had a no-hitter for 5 • innings before Cody Becker broke it up. The Mountain Lions had just four ...

Lions could be counting on frosh Parsons

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has had so many terrific linebackers for so many years that it repeatedly created situations where young guys could come into the program and learn from highly talented and experienced upperclassmen. Things will be different this year for prized freshman Micah ...

Penn State prepping for Denver

ALLENTOWN — The Penn State Nittany Lion ice hockey team, which earned its second straight NCAA Tournament berth last weekend as an at-large team, will take on Denver Saturday night at the PPL Center in a rematch of last year’s Midwest Regional Final. Penn State is the No. 3 seed while ...

Barkley doesn’t work out

UNIVERSITY PARK — Saquon Barkley did not work out during Penn State’s pro day Tuesday, but a number of other Nittany Lions posted impressive numbers for NFL scouts. Barkley, a projected top five draft pick, excelled at the NFL combine but still had planned to work out on pro day. He said ...

All eyes now on QB McSorley

UNIVERSITY PARK — With Saquon Barkley now the talk of the NFL and the upcoming draft, quarterback Trace McSorley and Penn State’s other offensive weapons will be the focal points of opposing defenses this fall. The Nittany Lions opened spring practice Monday, and coach James Franklin said ...

Hoops du Jour

Penn State men will get Marquette MILWAUKEE — Andrew Rowsey scored 29 points and dished out nine assists and Marquette had its highest-scoring output of the season in a 101-92 victory over Oregon on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of the NIT. Marquette will now play host to Penn ...

Big Ten dominates first day of nationals

By Andy Elder For the Mirror CLEVELAND — As expected, Penn State and Ohio State are ahead of the rest of the field in the team race at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. But at the end of day 1 in Quicken Loans Arena, it’s the Buckeyes leading the Nittany Lions. Ohio ...

Round 3 set for Lions, Buckeyes

CLEVELAND — Ohio State heavyweight Kyle Snyder says his Big Ten tournament champion Buckeyes are the team to beat at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Cael Sanderson, coach of two-time defending NCAA champion Penn State, basically said we’ll see. A select group of ...

Hoops du jour

Temple at PSU men NIT first round Tipoff: 8 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (21-13, 11-10 Big Ten); Temple (17-15, 8-10 AAC) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 108-122 in his seventh season at Penn State and 150-150 in nine seasons overall. Fran Dunphy is 247-151 in his 12th ...