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Barkley attending draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Nittany Lion running back Saquon Barkley is among the 22 prospects who will attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Draft runs Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28. Barkley is the first Nittany Lion player to attend the draft since ...

PG Carr declares for draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State sophomore guard Tony Carr announced Monday that he will pursue his dream of playing in the NBA and forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility. He intends to sign with an agent, which would make him ineligible to return to the Nittany Lions. Carr, ...

Garner hopes to stay hot one more night

NIT final Who: Penn State Nittany Lions (25-13) vs. Utah Utes (23-11) When: Tonight, 7 TV: ESPN The line: Penn State by 4 By Dan Gelston The Associated Press Maybe even Flavor Flav would admit, do believe the hype. Shep Garner has brought the noise as Penn State’s career ...

Hoops du Jour

Utah at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m. Madison Square Garden Records: Penn State (25-13, 11-10 Big Ten); Utah (23-11, 11-7 Pac 12) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 111-122 in his seventh season at Penn State and 153-150 in nine seasons overall. Larry Krystkowiak is 115-84 in his sixth season at Utah ...

Stevens returning to Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens considered transferring from Penn State and went as far as checking out other schools, but the backup quarterback decided to stay put with the Nittany Lions. “I did search and look and see if there was a better place for me somewhere, and I talked to some ...

Retherford captures ‘wrestling Heisman’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Zain Retherford didn’t need another accolade to cement his legacy among the all-time greats in Penn State and NCAA wrestling history, but he received one Tuesday just the same. For the second straight year, the Penn State 149-pounder was named the WIN Magazine/Culture ...

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 ...