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Tigers’ Hilling heading to PSU

The Penn State football team has been loading up on kicking specialists this recruiting cycle, and, on Monday, reached into Blair County for one of the best in the state: Hollidaysburg Area High School’s Vlad Hilling. Hilling, the Golden Tigers’ Class 5A all-state place-kicker, gave a ...

Nolf injured in Nittany Lions victory

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Team and individual winning streaks took a backseat Sunday to what could be a devastating injury for No. 1 Penn State in its 25-15 win over No. 18 Rutgers at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Defending NCAA 157-pound champion Jason Nolf, leading No. 17 John Van Brill 5-4, was ...

Michigan State’s NCAA inquiry reminds some of Penn State

The Associated Press Lack of institutional control. A failure to protect its athletes from harm. The so-called NCAA death penalty. That punishment and more are being suggested by critics as apt sanctions for Michigan State, where disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was employed as he sexually ...

Nittany Lions get Florida assistant

Penn State is getting a new assistant coach in Ja’Juan Seider, who’s leaving Florida to become the Nittany Lions’ wide receivers coach, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Seider was running backs coach for the Gators, and although he’s never coached receivers in his career, he ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU at No. 13 Ohio State men Tipoff: 8 p.m. Value City Arena Records: Penn State (13-8, 3-5 Big Ten); No. 13 Ohio State (18-4, 9-0 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 100-117 in his seventh season at Penn State and 142-145 in nine seasons overall. Chris Holtmann is 18-4 in his first ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU women vs Illinois Tipoff: 7 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center, University Park Records: Penn State (12-8), Illinois (9-12) Coaches: Coquese Washington is 193-143 in her tenth season at Penn State and overall. Nancy Fahey is 9-12 in her first season at Illinois and 746-145 overall. Radio: ...

Nittany Lion wins MVP honor

The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — Defense ruled in a game meant to showcase potential NFL players, and LSU defensive tackle Frank Herron and Penn State safety Troy Apke delivered the final blows. The 312-pound Herron returned a fumble for a late touchdown and Apke had an ...

PSU losing asstistant coach Gattis

Another one of Penn State’s top assistant coaches is leaving the program, as receivers coach Josh Gattis is departing to take a job on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. Gattis came to PSU from Vanderbilt along with coach James Franklin and did excellent work helping develop receivers such as ...

Nine Lions set for all-star games

UNIVERSITY PARK — Nine Penn State seniors will participate in a total of three postseason all-star games, beginning Saturday with the East-West Shrine Game and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Jason Cabinda, Curtis Cothran, Parker Cothren, Grant Haley and DaeSean Hamilton will participate in the ...

PSU becoming ‘Hockey Valley’

By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — In the shadow of Beaver Stadium stands a sparkling rink with two sheets of ice that Terry Pegula hopes will be the incubator for the growth of hockey in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Eight years ago, Pegula and his ...

Penn State hires RBs coach Corley

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State coach James Franklin announced Friday the addition of David Corley to the staff as the running backs coach. The program was allowed to add a 10th assistant coach, per new NCAA rules, and Corley fills that spot. Corley most recently served as the wide ...

Slow start dooms Penn State women

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — A slow start for the Penn State women's basketball team was too much to recover from as Minnesota grabbed a 91-71 decision on Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center Wednesday night. The Golden Gophers (14-4, 3-2 B1G) outscored the Lady Lions (10-8, 1-4 ...

Lions finish No. 8 in polls

Penn State finished No. 8 in both the final Associated Press and coaches polls released Tuesday following an 11-2 season that included a Fiesta Bowl victory over Washington. The top four in both polls: 1. Alabama; 2. Georgia; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Clemson

Collins picked for college HOF

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State national award winner and first-team All-America quarterback Kerry Collins was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2018 class on Monday. Collins will be inducted to the Hall of Fame Dec. 4, at the 61st National ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU at Indiana men Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Assembly Hall Records: Penn State (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten); Indiana (9-7, 2-2 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 99-114 in his seventh season at Penn State and 141-142 in nine seasons overall. Archie Miller is 9-7 in his first year at Indiana and 148-70 ...

Frazier’s basket helps PSU top Indiana

UNIVERSITY PARK — With the game on the line, tied at 74-74, sophomore Siyeh Frazier laid in a shot under the basket with 15 seconds left to give the Penn State women’s basketball team the lead and eventually a 77-74 victory over Indiana in a Big Ten Conference contest on Wednesday evening ...

Former Penn State AD Tarman dead at 89

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State athletic director Jim Tarman, who led the Nittany Lions’ transition into the Big Ten Conference, passed away Sunday in State College. He was 89. “The Penn State Athletics family is saddened with the passing of Jim Tarman,” ...

Terps get to the line more than Lions

By David Ginsburg The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A big lineup and a huge advantage at the free throw line provided Maryland the leverage it needed to secure a gritty victory. Freshman Bruno Fernando had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 18 and Maryland ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU women vs Indiana Tipoff: 7 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center, University Park Records: Penn State (9-6), Indiana (7-8) Coaches: Coquese Washington is 190-141 in her 10th season at Penn State and overall. Teri Moren is 66-47 in her fourth season at Indiana and 265-176 overall. Radio: Live ...

RB Barkley happy with NFL choice

What was obvious all year became reality late Sunday night when Saquon Barkley announced he’s giving up his final year of college eligibility and entering the NFL draft. The sensational running back wasn’t ready to let the world know his decision following Penn State’s Fiesta Bowl win ...