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PSU reigns again

ST. LOUIS — Penn State produced arguably the most astounding finals performance in NCAA history Saturday night at the Scottrade Center to win its second consecutive national championship and sixth in seven years. The Nittany Lions won five consecutive finals (from 149 through 184), the ...

Lions win title tilt over UW

From Mirror reports DETROIT — The Penn State ice hockey team captured its first-ever Big Ten championship Saturday night, thanks to a 2-1 double- overtime win over Wisconsin in the title game at Joe Louis Arena. Liam Folkes scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway opportunity. Folkes ...

Win puts Lions in title game

DETROIT — The Penn State men’s ice hockey team advanced to the finals of the Big Ten Tournament, thanks to a thrilling 4-3 double overtime win over Minnesota at the historic Joe Louis Arena. It is the Nittany Lions’ first-ever trip to the Big Ten title game. The win also clinches a ...

Lions get 7 of 8 into quarterfinals

By Andy Elder For the Mirror ST. LOUIS — Through one day and two rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, not even the absence of heralded freshman 125-pounder Nick Suriano could keep Penn State from the top of the team standings. The Nittany Lions’ eight-man ...

Win puts Lions in semifinals

From Mirror reports DETROIT, Mich. — Four different Penn State Nittany Lions found the back of the net in a 4-1 win over Michigan Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at Joe Louis Arena. Penn State moved into tonight’s semifinals against top-seeded Minnesota at 8 ...

Stadium upgrades won’t come quickly

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a grand vision to renovate and beautify Beaver Stadium during an ambitious 20-year facilities master plan, but as of now, there is still no timetable in place for when the project will be started or completed. It will be at least six years before major ...

Despite blown lead, Lions move on to second round

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror WASHINGTON, D.C.— A collective groan could be heard across Penn State basketball fandom on Wednesday when the Nittany Lions gave up a nine-point lead to Nebraska, forcing overtime, in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Lions had lost both of ...

Nittany Lions have three going to championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind — As of this morning, the Penn State wrestling team sits in second place at the Big Ten Championships being held at Indiana University after their performances on Saturday. Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad has three wrestlers in today’s finals, and eight more are alive ...

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 ...