Penn State news

Izzo: Chambers’ suspension ‘joke’

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo went on a lengthy, somewhat rambling rant Monday afternoon discussing the one-game suspension Penn State coach Patrick Chambers received for pushing a player during a game last week. “That was a joke. It was a joke,” Izzo said of the suspension. ...

PSU suspends Chambers for one game

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has suspended men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers for Sunday night’s game at home against Wisconsin because he pushed one of his players on Thursday night in a loss at Michigan. During a timeout, Chambers reached out and shoved ...

Sanders latest Lion to leave for NFL

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Miles Sanders waited his turn, sitting behind Saquon Barkley for two years, and all it took was one season of being Penn State’s starting tailback for Sanders to convince himself and others that he’s ready for the NFL. Sanders did as widely ...

Altoona grad Givens leaving for NFL

In a very surprising and somewhat risky career move, Penn State defensive tackle Kevin Givens has decided to give up his final season of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft a year early. The Altoona Area High School product made the announcement on social media Wednesday night, the ...

Three more PSU players declare for NFL draft

A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, as ...

Lions, ’Cats will be ready

ORLANDO, Fla. — Five things to look for as Penn State and Kentucky battle in the Citrus Bowl, with both teams looking to end the season with 10 victories. No. 1: Who wants it? It’s amazing watching so many of these bowl games and seeing how easy it is to tell which teams don’t really ...

PSU extends Barbour’s contract

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sandy Barbour has reached an agreement on a contract extension at Penn State, and the athletic director said the school will be her “last stop” as a college administrator. “Where would I want to go that’s a better opportunity, that’s a better fit for me than Penn ...

Lions TE having big year

ORLANDO — Penn State has been blessed with some terrific tight ends in recent years in Mike Gesicki and Jesse James, but there were major question marks entering this season about who would be next in line. Not only do those questions no longer exist, the answer is way better than anyone ...

PSU DB capping career

No matter where Penn State has traveled the past few years, there’s always been one constant when it comes to opposing teams’ broadcasters, stadium PA folks and press box announcers. They always butcher Amani Oruwariye’s name. There’s no doubt, it is a tough name to pronounce — ...

Stevens out after having surgery

While it may not impact Penn State much in the upcoming Citrus Bowl against Kentucky, some news that came out of Orlando on Wednesday could have a big impact on the Nittany Lions moving forward. Backup quarterback Tommy Stevens recently underwent surgery of an undisclosed nature, did not ...

‘Bama’s 24-0 run helps sink PSU

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Donta Hall had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and paced by a huge first-half run and Alabama pulled out a 73-64 victory over Penn State on Friday night. John Petty had 13 points and five rebounds, and Tevin Mack totaled 11 points and four rebounds for the Crimson Tide (8-3), ...

Signing day good for Lions

Penn State enjoyed such a superb national signing day that, by one measure, its 2019 recruiting class trails only Georgia and Alabama nationally. The Nittany Lions signed 18 players Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, and 17 of them are rated as either four or five stars. ...

PSU beats Duquesne on crazy finish

PITTSBURGH — With Penn State and Duquesne tied with less than 10 seconds remaining, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens did a little freelancing. The Nittany Lions had two timeouts and the plan was to stop and set up a play after Stevens dribbled the ball across the half-court line. But Stevens ...

PSU’s offensive dropoff substantial

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s offensive numbers dropped substantially this season, which probably should have been expected given the enormous personnel losses sustained by the Nittany Lions. Running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and receiver DaeSean Hamilton were among the ...

Johnson faces big decision

UNIVERSITY PARK — Juwan Johnson just kept smiling, answering all the tough questions about his disappointing season as best he could and trying to keep things in perspective. No Penn State player, in fact, had a more disappointing season than Johnson, based on expectations entering the year ...

PSU lands big-time DE end recruit Isaac

Adisa Isaac Position: Defensive end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (17 players) Hometown/School: Brooklyn/Canarsie Height/Weight: 6-5/220 Stars: 4 (247); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Texas A&M, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt, ...

Rudel: Simpson will exit as ‘ultimate teammate’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Based on what he achieved as a three-year letterman at Penn State, there’s no doubt Zach Simpson could have been a very good player at some of the smaller programs that sought him out of Hollidaysburg Area High School. He mentioned drawing interest from the likes of ...

Hilling progressing, and popular

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Hollidaysburg’s Vlad Hilling competed for the starting place-kicker job at Penn State prior to the season and was beaten out by Jake Pinegar, but Hilling has continued to make progress on and off the field throughout his true freshman ...

Penn State players mulling draft options

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State won’t have any players skipping out on the bowl game in order to start preparing for the NFL draft, but several Nittany Lions will have decisions to make after the game about possibly turning pro early. Defensive end Shareef Miller, for instance, already has ...

Duo recognized for both athletics, academics at PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Emily Ogle and Kaleigh Riehl have been named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America First Team, as announced by the organization Tuesday. This is the first honor for both Ogle and Riehl. In program history, 12 Nittany Lions have combined for 14 Scholar ...