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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 ...

Lions land 4-star LB Brooks

Penn State hosted three high school senior football prospects over the weekend, but the one recruiting analysts would tell you was the most important of the trio was Ellis Brooks. Brooks left University Park without committing, but, on Monday, the Nittany Lions got their man. Penn State ...

Lion wrestlers improve to 9-0

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Stallings and Scott Barnes took turns standing at the dais plopped down near center court inside the Petersen Events Center last March ticking off the reasons — well, reason, mainly — Stallings left Vanderbilt after 17 years to ...

PSU recruiting hits some speedbumps late

The smooth ride Penn State football seemed to be enjoying on the recruiting front just 48 hours ago has gotten a bit bumpy. In the wake of the decommitment of prized Virginia linebacker Dylan Rivers during his official visit to University Park on Sunday, four-star cornerback Tariq ...

Faculty duo contribute to sports journal

A pair of Penn State faculty members co-edited and created content for a special edition of the “International Journal of the History of Sport.” Peter Hopsicker, associate professor of kinesiology and head of the division of education, human development, and social sciences at Penn State ...

Penn State loses LB recruit to Virginia Tech

Penn State has had almost a dozen of the class of 2017 football recruits verbally committed to it this weekend with the idea of solidifying the group and bringing them closer together. Instead, the opposite happened. The Nittany Lions’ recruiting class has one fewer player today as ...

Expectations high for Lions

Penn State enjoyed a fantastic football season by every measure, so it’s no surprise there are very high hopes for the program next season and going forward. Those expectations will bring about a different sort of challenge for James Franklin and the Nittany Lion coaching staff as the Big ...

Franklin takes time to reflect on Paterno legacy

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Today marks the five-year anniversary of Joe Paterno’s passing in 2012 at age 85, and his legacy remains a complicated and debated issue around the country. Current Penn State coach James Franklin was asked Saturday for his thoughts on the longtime ...

Purdue crushes Penn State in impressive fashion

The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The way it played this week, No. 21 Purdue is acting like a team that is determined to be in the race for the Big Ten championship all the way to the end of the regular season. Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Purdue built an ...

Penn State hockey team loses shootout to OSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s ice hockey team, ranked No. 1 in the country, fell to Big Ten foe Ohio State Friday night in a seven-round shootout after both teams skated to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation at the Pegula Ice Arena. The Buckeyes get the extra point in the ...

PSU Altoona men win again

HAMBURG, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team picked up its fifth straight win Saturday, defeating Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Hilbert 87-78. Jordan Smith scored a season-high 23 points for the Lions (9-8, 8-3 AMCC) while Anton Lucas put up 20 ...

Penn State hockey makes history with ranking

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s ice hockey team earned the programs first-ever No. 1 national ranking earlier Monday afternoon after receiving a program-high 30 first-place votes in the latest uscho.com poll. The Nittany Lions jumped from No. 4 last week to ...

Wilson receives honor from AMCC

Penn State Altoona senior guard Javon Wilson was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week in men’s basketball. Wilson had a big week to help lead the Lions to a trio of significant AMCC victories. In Penn State Altoona’s 91-70 win at Mount Aloysius, ...

Lion staying

Penn State’s Marcus Allen announced on Twitter Sunday that he would return to the Nittany Lions this fall for his senior season. “After a series of long conversations with my family, as well as those I trust, and long nights on my knees in prayer, I’ve decided to return to Happy ...

Nittany Lions hand Cornhuskers first loss of the season

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team hammered home-standing No. 6 Nebraska Sunday for its second Big Ten road victory of the weekend. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad won seven of 10 bouts to roll to the 27-14 win. The Nittany Lions improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 ...

Fleck selected to bring normalcy to Golden Gophers

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — P.J. Fleck is leaving Western Michigan to take over a Minnesota program reeling from a threatened player boycott of a bowl game and the handling of a sexual assault investigation. Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle said Friday that he was bringing in ...

Lions’ defender declares for NFL

UNIVERSITY PARK — Defensive end Garrett Sickels is giving up his final year of eligibility with the Penn State football team to enter the NFL Draft. The 2016 All-Big Ten second team selection started 24 games over the last two seasons. “This journey has been an amazing ride from my ...

Sanders patiently waiting behind Barkley

LOS ANGELES — True freshman Miles Sanders is sitting behind one of the best running backs in Penn State history, Saquon Barkley, and he’s soaking up as much as he can for the time down the road when he gets to take over as the lead tailback. “He’s been a mentor and a role model,” ...