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Going viral: BG grad Ruggery, now with Red Flash, becomes dancing TikTok star

What does it take to become an internet sensation these days? For 19-year-old Luke Ruggery, the recipe for success has included these ingredients: --Sweet dance moves set to upbeat, trendy music. --Going shirtless, providing an opportunity to show off some seriously ripped 6-pack abs. --A ...

Drought ends: PSU beats Michigan for first win

The bleeding has stopped. Penn State rode a stingy defense and a strong running game to record its first victory of the season, beating Michigan, 27-17, Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The Nittany Lions, now 1-5, got rushing touchdowns from both its quarterbacks, Sean Clifford, who started, and ...

Pitt gets Lawrence in return for Clemson

The Associated Press Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has never had a break from football like this. Now that he is set to make his delayed return to the field, Lawrence is glad he gets to play in the final home game of the season. Saturday could be his final home game at Clemson ever. ...

Nittany Lions could see McNamara at QB for Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan desperately needed a player to produce and provide an emotional lift. Cade McNamara delivered, replacing Joe Milton in the second quarter of last week’s 48-42 triple-overtime win at Rutgers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh seemed to say McNamara did enough to ...

Red Flash women drop season opener

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Saint Francis women’s basketball team fell to Michigan State, 77-44, in the season opener on Friday for both teams. Eight different Red Flash players recorded points as 12 saw playing time. The Spartans scored the first points of the game and held onto the ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: VMI at Penn State Tipoff: 1 p.m., Jordan Center, University Park Records: Virginia Millitary Institute (1-0); PSU (0-0) TV: Big Ten-Plus Radio: SiriusXM Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: VMI coached by one-time PSU standout guard Dan Earl. ... The Keydets’ first win was over ...

Despite ill Ravens, Steelers still on

The Associated Press The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday afternoon because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore. The NFL officially announced the move Wednesday, placing the game at 1:15 p.m. on NBC. Previously, it was scheduled for ...

Steelers-Ravens moved to Tuesday night

Because of a COVID-19 outbreak affecting several Baltimore Ravens players, including quarterback Lamar Jackson, the matchup with the Steelers in Pittsburgh has been postponed again. It will now be played Tuesday night, ESPN and the teams announced Friday afternoon. The game was originally ...

SFU, Krimmel worthy of praise after huge win over Pitt program

Saint Francis beat Pitt. I never thought I would write those words. So I’ll write them again. Saint Francis beat Pitt. It wasn’t a fluke. It wasn’t an accident. It wasn’t a crazy finish. It was a dominant performance from start to finish by the Red Flash, who beat Pitt, 80-70, ...

PSU season snapshot: 2018

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2018 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 9-4 Final ranking: AP No. 17, Coaches No. 17 Regular-season wins: Appalachian State, Pitt, Kent State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Rutgers, ...

Conrad remembered for his toughness

Ralph Conrad, who was inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, was a standout football player at Altoona Area High School and the University of Pittsburgh who was a football teammate of the legendary Mike Ditka during their days with the Panthers in the early 1960s. Conrad ...

Hoops du Jour

Women: SFU at Michigan State Tipoff: 3 p.m., The Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI Records: Saint Francis (0-0); Michigan State (0-0). TV: BTN-Plus Internet: www.msuspartans.com Notable: This is the first ever meeting between the two programs ... The Red Flash return nine players who ...

Freshman sparks Lady Lions’ victory

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Penn State women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack to secure an 84-45 season-opening victory over Coppin State Wednesday night inside the Jordan Center. Seven Lady Lions finished with eight or more points as freshman Tova Sabel ...

Steelers moved to Sunday

The Associated Press The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore. The NFL announced the move Wednesday, but did not specify a time of game nor which network would televise it. Previously, it was ...

Crist was known for his versatility

Two-sport standout died in October By Terry Nau For the Mirror The death of former Penn State basketball captain Chuck Crist on Oct. 28 passed without much notice on the national sports scene. Crist succumbed to aplastic anemia, a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce ...

PSU season snapshot: 2017

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2017 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 11-2 Final ranking: AP No. 8, Coaches No. 8 Regular-season wins: Akron, Pitt, Georgia State, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan, Rutgers, Nebraska, ...

Red Flash defeat Pitt for first time

PITTSBURGH – For Saint Francis, the 30th time was a charm. The Red Flash defeated Pittsburgh, 80-70, Wednesday night at the Peterson Events Center to open the 2020-21 season by beating Pitt for the first time after 29 previous losses in the series. Senior Ramiir Dixon-Conover scored a ...

Wasn’t easy, but fall sports hit finish line

Remarkably, the fall scholastic sports season in the area has been completed. Unlike years past when certain team or individual accolades stood out, just getting to the finish line is the accomplishment that will be most remembered. Throughout the summer, it was unclear whether local ...

PSU men’s opener postponed

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball season opener against Drexel, that was scheduled for today, was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. No other details about the postponement were released by either school.

Altoona board tables winter sports proposal

The Altoona Area School Board tabled a virtual athletics plan proposed by athletic director Phil Riccio at its meeting Tuesday night. The proposal would have halted winter sports practices starting Thursday and resume practices on Dec. 14 with the intention of all teams being prepared to ...