Penn State news

Lady Lions advance to next round

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s volleyball team recorded a sweep in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, as the Lady Lions took down Missouri, 3-0, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19, at Rec Hall. With the win, Penn State advanced to its 16th NCAA regional final. Its opponent will be ...

Lineman changes his mind

A few weeks ago, it looked like Penn State would have trouble fitting a number of top prospects into its 2018 recruiting class because of a lack of scholarships. That numbers bind is easing up. The Nittany Lions are down to 20 recruits in this recruiting cycle today after Michigan offensive ...

Tomahawk will attend PSU

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Tomahawks announced Thursday that former defenseman Hunter Carrick has committed to play at Penn State University. Carrick, of Orland Park, Ill., started the season with the Tomahawks, scoring two goals and adding four assists in 16 games before being called up to ...

Pry part of the Louisiana-Lafayette pool

From Mirror reports Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry reportedly is among the potential candidates to become the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. Pry, an Altoona native and the Nittany Lions’ associate head coach, was one of five identified by SB Nation’s website “Underdog ...

Barkley impresses voters in Big Ten Conference

The Associated Press Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Wisconsin took the other two top ...

Two players leave Nittany Lions

The Penn State football team has lost a pair of backup players who plan to transfer. Running back Andre Robinson and kicker Alex Barbir are no longer with the program and have been granted a release from their scholarships, according to published reports Tuesday. Robinson was a redshirt ...

Barkley not a finalist

Saquon Barkley is considered by some to be the best player in college football, but he didn’t put up great statistics this season, and that doomed his Heisman Trophy chances. Barkley was not selected as one of the finalists for the Heisman, so he was not invited to Saturday’s awards ...

Lions are returning to Fiesta Bowl

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State earned one of the great victories in college football history 30 years ago in the Fiesta Bowl against Miami, and the program is heading back there to take on an interesting and challenging opponent. The Nittany Lions will play Washington ...

All-SEC title game on the horizon?

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Back in January 2012, the day after Alabama beat LSU in the BCS championship game, the commissioners of the FBS conferences gathered in New Orleans to discuss the future of the college football postseason. There had already been movement toward ...

Hoops du Jour

Wisconsin at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (7-2, 1-0 Big Ten); Wisconsin (3-5, 0-1 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 94-111 in his seventh season at Penn State and 136-139 in nine seasons overall. Greg Gard is 45-23 in his third season at Wisconsin and ...

Lions have close call at Lehigh

By Andy Elder For The Mirror ALLENTOWN — With just one match to go in Sunday’s dual meet between No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 Lehigh, the Nittany Lions clung to a 20-19 lead. As Penn State heavyweight Nick Nevills was about to take the mat with the win in the balance, Lion 157-pounder ...

Sources: PSU parts ways with commit

Sources that cover Penn State football are reporting that the Nittany Lions have lost a commitment from their 2018 recruiting class as a result of an off-the-field incident. Four-star safety Isheem Young from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia was arrested on Friday in connection with the ...

PSU to play Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State will play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. in Glendale, Ariz., the College Football Playoff committee announced Sunday afternoon. It will be PSU's first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl since 1997, when it defeated Texas, 38-15. The Nittany Lions had been widely ...

Tight ends coach Rahne to replace Moorhead as OC

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com It didn’t take James Franklin long to hire a new offensive coordinator, and he didn’t have to look very far, either. For all the talk of how Franklin keeps a list of potential assistant coaches from around the country, Penn State’s head coach ...

Former PSU coach promises to do everything possible to bring home SEC title

By David Brandt The Associated Press STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State’s been a pretty good football program for most of the past decade, rising from a doormat in the Southeastern Conference to earn a streak of eight straight bowl appearances. New Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead ...

Barkley honored on day another assistant moves on

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Saquon Barkley racked up some prestigious Big Ten awards Thursday, the same day news broke that Penn State’s running backs will have a new position coach next season. Barkley was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive ...

Moorhead accepts MSU job

Mississippi State has hired Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as its football coach, bringing in another up-and-comer who is largely in the mold of previous coach Dan Mullen. The school officially announced the hiring on Wednesday morning. The 44-year-old Moorhead replaces Mullen, ...

Franklin will have terrific external options to choose

The Penn State offensive coordinator position has become a sensational, high-demand job. A million-dollar-a-year job. A job that can springboard the right candidate to a major head coaching position in a few years. All thanks to Joe Moorhead. Replacing Moorhead will be very, very difficult, ...

Barkley picked as top Big Ten RB

Saquon Barkley was named first-team all-Big Ten running back for the second straight year Wednesday as the league released its offensive awards. Barkley was selected first team by the league’s coaches and media after an impressive regular season that saw him emerge as one of the leading ...

Unlike two years ago, offense isn’t broken

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: SHOULD JOE MOORHEAD'S SUCCESSOR COME FROM THE CURRENT STAFF? My answer is, yes, I do. Here’s why: When James Franklin fired John Donovan two years ago, the Nittany Lions’ offense was broken and needed new ideas — even though Franklin brought Donovan with him from ...