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Sanderson downplays whether Suriano will wrestle for Lions

By Andy Elder For The Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — As the week has worn on and word has spread of the possibility that Penn State freshman sensation 125-pounder Nick Suriano might not wrestle at the 2017 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, a debate has raged. Can the Nittany Lions defend ...

Gophers’ big men too much for Nittany Lions

By Brian Hall The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Reggie Lynch enjoyed the Williams Arena crowd chanting his name on Saturday after block after block against Penn State. At one point, Lynch let himself show his appreciation, smiling and pointing to the crowd. The Minnesota Gophers are ...

PSU Altoona out of AMCC playoffs

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament run came to an end on Saturday, losing to Medaille College, 91-77, in the semifinals at the Sullivan Center. Penn State was the No. 4 seed while Medaille is the top ...

Lady Lions come apart in second half at MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The lead was as large as 19 points for the Penn State women’s basketball team  Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough in the end as Michigan State outscored the Lady Lions by 23 points in the second half for a 73-64 win in Big Ten Conference action. The Lady Lions ...

Purdue rallies past PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State outrebounded No. 14 Purdue, but needed one more to have a chance at marking a fifth consecutive home win against a Top 25 opponent. Despite a strong defensive effort and a dominant interior performance, the Nittany Lions fell to the Boilermakers in overtime, ...

Trailing 13-8, Penn State gets on roll in win over OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Just like last year — again. The Penn State defeated Oklahoma State in the title matchup of the 2017 NWCA Dual Championship Series on Sunday as coach Cael Sanderson’ squad posted a 27-13 victory to claim its second-straight national dual meet title. The Nittany ...

Nittany Lions fall apart in third to Minnesota

UNIVERSITY PARK — A three-goal third period from the fifth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers was the difference as No. 9 Penn State fell 6-3 in Big Ten Conference play Friday at the Pegula Ice Arena. The Gophers have captured all three games so far this season against the Lions and improved ...

Penn State, Oklahoma State face off again for NWCA title

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team, ranked No 1 in the nation, will take on No. 2 Oklahoma State in the NWCA Dual Championship Series title event this Sunday. The Nittany Lions are 13-0 overall while the Cowboys are 14-0. The match will take palce inside Gallagher-Iba Arena at ...

Hoops du Jour

No. 21 Maryland at PSU men Tipoff: 6 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (12-12, 4-7 Big Ten); Maryland (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 84-103 in his sixth season at Penn State and 126-131 in eight seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 134-62 in six seasons at ...

Sanderson not happy with ending

By Andy Elder For The Mirror COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 2 Penn State was just minutes removed from waxing No. 4 Ohio State, 32-12, in front of a Buckeye wrestling record crowd of 15,338 in Value City Arena on Friday night in what many would consider the Nittany Lions’ most dominant ...

PSU picks up another 2018 recruit

One day after wrapping up its top-15 2017 recruiting class, the Penn State football program got to work continuing what is looking like it will be an even better crop in 2018. Cumberland Valley Class 6A all-state player Charlie Katshir gave Nittany Lion football coach James Franklin a great ...

Nittany Lions finish with a flurry

UNIVERSITY PARK — If Alec Baldwin’s character from “Glengarry Glen Ross” is right, and coffee is for closers, then brew up a pot for Penn State football coach James Franklin and his staff today. Better make it a double. Not exactly renown for strong recruiting finishes for at least ...

Lions land 4-star LB Brooks

Penn State hosted three high school senior football prospects over the weekend, but the one recruiting analysts would tell you was the most important of the trio was Ellis Brooks. Brooks left University Park without committing, but, on Monday, the Nittany Lions got their man. Penn State ...

Lion wrestlers improve to 9-0

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Stallings and Scott Barnes took turns standing at the dais plopped down near center court inside the Petersen Events Center last March ticking off the reasons — well, reason, mainly — Stallings left Vanderbilt after 17 years to ...

PSU recruiting hits some speedbumps late

The smooth ride Penn State football seemed to be enjoying on the recruiting front just 48 hours ago has gotten a bit bumpy. In the wake of the decommitment of prized Virginia linebacker Dylan Rivers during his official visit to University Park on Sunday, four-star cornerback Tariq ...

Faculty duo contribute to sports journal

A pair of Penn State faculty members co-edited and created content for a special edition of the “International Journal of the History of Sport.” Peter Hopsicker, associate professor of kinesiology and head of the division of education, human development, and social sciences at Penn State ...

Penn State loses LB recruit to Virginia Tech

Penn State has had almost a dozen of the class of 2017 football recruits verbally committed to it this weekend with the idea of solidifying the group and bringing them closer together. Instead, the opposite happened. The Nittany Lions’ recruiting class has one fewer player today as ...

Expectations high for Lions

Penn State enjoyed a fantastic football season by every measure, so it’s no surprise there are very high hopes for the program next season and going forward. Those expectations will bring about a different sort of challenge for James Franklin and the Nittany Lion coaching staff as the Big ...

Franklin takes time to reflect on Paterno legacy

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Today marks the five-year anniversary of Joe Paterno’s passing in 2012 at age 85, and his legacy remains a complicated and debated issue around the country. Current Penn State coach James Franklin was asked Saturday for his thoughts on the longtime ...

Purdue crushes Penn State in impressive fashion

The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The way it played this week, No. 21 Purdue is acting like a team that is determined to be in the race for the Big Ten championship all the way to the end of the regular season. Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Purdue built an ...