Penn State news

Moorhead not heading to UConn

UConn fired head coach Bob Diaco on Monday, and there was immediate speculation the Huskies would go after Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead for the job. That speculation, however, was put to rest later in the afternoon by Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, who tweeted that Moorhead ...

Penn State’s Hamilton, Gesicki overcome struggles

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — We don’t become the people we are today without going through some tough times and making mistakes. That’s true in all walks of life, and it’s no different with athletes. One difference, though, is that when an athlete makes ...

It’s a good time to be a Nittany Lion

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has been one of the best feel-good stories in college football this season, which has everyone around campus, around town and around the Nittany Nation feeling very good. “I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen ...

Lady Lions 7-0 at home

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the third time in the Coquese Washington era, and the 14th time in program history, the Penn State women's basketball team improved to 7-0 at home to start a season with an 80-67 victory over Iona Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (10-2) shot ...

Lions’ Chambers feeling good

By Jim O’Connell The Associated Press NEW YORK — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers sounded like a coach who just watched his team play as well as it has all season. “We competed. We played hard. And it’s nice, of course, to make so many 3s,” he said. “That always ...

Assistants on December nice list

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — With renewed success, part of Penn State’s reality going forward is that the program’s top assistant coaches will be getting a lot of other job opportunities in the coming years. Or, the exact opposite of the way things were ...

MacIntyre edges Franklin for Coach of Year

BOULDER, Colo. — Mike MacIntyre has the reputation as a turnaround artist. Give him a program, any program, and he will transform it. Colorado, though, had the looks of being the sort of program that not even MacIntyre could fix. After three years that resulted in a grand total of 10 ...

Saban could make AP history this year

The Associated Press The Associated Press has been selecting a college football Coach of the Year since 1998 and no one has yet to won the award three times. Alabama’s Nick Saban could be the first. For the first time, the AP asked its poll voters to cast a ballot for national coach of ...

Losing to Lions not that bad

By Andy Elder For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite the 46-0 shellacking his team took at the hands of No. 2 Penn State on Sunday, Binghamton wrestling coach Matt Dernlan didn’t seem discouraged. The Nittany Lions rolled up three falls, a technical fall, five major decisions and a ...

Slow start a killer for Penn State

By Matt Sugam The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Sheldon Jeter can’t quite put his finger on why Pitt is giving up second half leads. Fortunately, he and the Panthers can continue to look for answers after a victory. Michael Young had 29 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh held on ...

Spann leads Lady Lions to victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — Junior Lindsey Spann scored 20 points Saturday afternoon to help the Penn State women’s basketball team to a 91-62 victory over Pittsburgh at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (8-2) improved to 5-0 at home to open the season, marking the 20th time in program ...

Lions get fast with IMG Academy star

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State might be fading with five-star defensive end Josh Kaindoh from IMG Academy, but the Nittany Lions did pull a receiver/return man with speed to burn from the Florida prep power on Friday afternoon. Five-foot-nine, 165-pound K.J. Hamler, one ...

Lady Lions’ season ends at regional semis

LINCOLN, Neb. — Despite strong performances from the outside hitters, the Penn State women’s volleyball team fell short in the NCAA regional semifinal Friday afternoon, falling 25-23, 25-23, 24-26, 19-25, 6-15 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers inside the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Penn State, ...

Hoops du Jour

Pittsburgh vs. PSU men Tipoff: 2:30 p.m., Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Records: Penn State (6-4, 0-0 Big Ten); Pittsburgh (7-2, 0-0 ACC) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 78-95 in his sixth season at Penn State and 120-123 in eight seasons overall. Kevin Stallings is 7-2 in his first ...

NCAA president happy for Penn State’s success

The Associated Press NEW YORK — NCAA President Mark Emmert says he is pleased to see how well Penn State’s football team has bounced back from the sanctions the program received in 2012 after the Sandusky scandal. No. 5 Penn State (11-2) is having its best season since Jerry Sandusky, a ...

Barkley, Franklin receive TSN honors

UNIVERSITY PARK — Sophomore running back Saquon Barkley was named to the Sporting News All-America second team Wednesday night. He is the first Penn State running back to garner All-America accolades since Larry Johnson captured first team laurels in 2002. He is also the first offensive ...

Lions embarrassed at home by GMU

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State athletics’ winning streak found a bitter end at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday night. The football, hockey and basketball programs had a recent combined 23 consecutive wins until the Lions’ disappointing 85-66 ...

Lady Lions have too much balance for Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. — Life on the road can be tough, but the Penn State women’s basketball team shook off a slow start, and four players reached double-figures in an 84-48 victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 8-8 with 6:12 left in the first quarter before a ...

Bowled over: Postseason offers some intriguing matchups

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press The Alabama invitational, um, College Football Playoff is set, along with 38 other bowl games big and small. From coaching intrigue to record-setting runs there should be plenty of story lines to follow. The Final Four Top-ranked Alabama and Nick ...

Ex-Nittany Lion receiver coping with losing team

By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Allen Robinson’s season of discontent became evident in Jacksonville’s latest loss. Robinson yanked off his helmet and started yelling at an official early in the fourth quarter of a 20-10 loss to Denver on Sunday. It was a ...