Penn State news

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 ...

Posluszny calling it a career after 11 seasons

By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Paul Posluszny left the game the same way he played — with the utmost class. The veteran middle linebacker retired Tuesday after 11 NFL seasons with Buffalo and Jacksonville, calling it quits because he can “no longer compete at ...

PSU men hosting NIT game

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team has been selected for its 21st postseason appearance, accepting an invitation to play in the 81st National Invitation Tournament. The Nittany Lions (21-13) will host in-state foe Temple (17-15) Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan ...

Newcomer could top list at 157

By Andy Elder For the Mirror EAST LANSING, Mich. — For the most part, the top seeds for the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships will come from established wrestlers at each weight. When the NCAA releases the seeds and brackets on Wednesday, one weight could be headed by newcomer — ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men vs. No. 8 Purdue Tipoff: 4:30 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (21-12, 11-9 Big Ten); No. 8 Purdue (27-5, 16-3 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 108-121 in his seventh season at Penn State and 150-149 in nine seasons overall. Matt Painter is 291-147 in his 13th ...

Mayock high on Barkley

INDIANAPOLIS — The only thing that Saquon Barkley has to prove at the NFL combine this week is that he’s every bit as good as advertised. “For a guy like Barkley who has worked so hard to develop his gifts, I mean, for him it ought to be a victory celebration. It really should,” NFL ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men vs. Northwestern Big Ten Tournament Second Round Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (19-12, 9-9 Big Ten); Northwestern (15-16, 6-12 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 106-121 in his seventh season at Penn State and 148-149 in nine seasons overall. Jim ...

Hoops du jour

Carr headlines four Nittany Lions honored The Penn State men’s basketball team saw four individuals honored on Monday evening as the Big Ten Conference office announced all-Big Ten end-of-season honors on the Big Ten Network. Sophomore guard Tony Carr highlighted the announcement as the ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men at Nebraska Tipoff: 5:15 p.m. Pinnacle Bank Arena Records: Penn State (19-11, 9-8 Big Ten); Nebraska (21-9, 12-5 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 106-120 in his seventh season at Penn State and 148-148 in nine seasons overall. Tim Miles is 96-95 in his sixth season at ...

Ex-PSU player on list

Former Penn State basketball standout D.J. Newbill is listed as receiving a $2,000 loan from a sports agent in documents obtained by Yahoo! Sports as part of its investigation into potential corruption in college basketball. Newbill is one of about two dozen current or former college ...

Hoops du jour

No. 1 Virginia at Pittsburgh men Tipoff: 4 p.m., Petersen Events Center Records: Virginia (25-2, 14-1 in ACC); Pittsburgh (8-21, 0-16 in ACC) Coaches: Tony Bennett is 213-85 in his ninth season at Virginia and is 282-118 in his 12th season overall. Kevin Stallings is 24-38 in his second ...

HBO’s Paterno movie to premiere April 7

NEW YORK — An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7. HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson. HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the ...