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Lions pick up two, including top LB

If things go as planned, the Penn State football team will put an elite defense on the field in a couple of years. The Nittany Lions certainly will have elite-level defensive talent. After signing top-five man-child Micah Parsons in its last recruiting class and a strong player for top-five ...

Nittany Lions getting faster in secondary

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State’s defensive backfield recruiting for the class of 2019 has the feel of a sprint now — the Nittany Lions have more good players in the mix than they have scholarships. With safety JaQuan Brisker on board after a surprise commitment late ...

Nittany Lions land prized running back recruit

About a month ago, it looked like Ohio State was in the driver’s seat in the recruitment of blue-chip Virginia running back Devyn Ford. However, when Ford crossed the finish line on Friday afternoon, he was riding with James Franklin, and it was Penn State taking the checkered flag. Ford, ...

Lions add standout safety

Penn State might be about to go on a run of football commitments. It got started a little earlier than expected late Thursday night. JaQuon Brisker, the Lackawanna safety rated as one of the top junior college prospects in the country, announced he had committed to the Nittany Lions on ...

Lions, Pitt to play at night

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s football clash with in-state rival Pitt this fall will be played under the lights. The first game time of the 2018 Penn State football season finds the Nittany Lions visiting Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for an ABC Saturday Night Football game on Sept. 8. The ...

PSU lineman Martin decides to leave game

Penn State offensive lineman Robert Martin has decided to end his football career and is no longer a member of the team. The redshirt freshman posted this to Twitter on Monday night. “I want to thank the entire Penn State coaching staff for the opportunities they have given me, it is sad ...

Trio of Lions selected

UNIVERSITY PARK — Three Penn State men’s volleyball alums will have the opportunity to don the colors of the United States at the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball Volleyball Nations League. The Penn State trio of Matt Anderson, Max Holt and Aaron Russell will all compete for a ...

Lions extend Chambers for four years

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Board of Trustees compensation committee on Thursday approved a contract extension for men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers through the 2021-22 season. Chambers led the Nittany Lions to 26 victories during the 2017-18 season, the ...

PSU DB getting his dream job

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Penn State safety Marcus Allen sat anxiously with family on Saturday afternoon watching the NFL draft. When his name was called in the fifth round (No. 148 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he could not have been happier. Allen is a ...

Apke leads Day 3 PSU picks

Penn State finished with six players selected in the NFL draft, the most since 2010, and the first one to hear his name called Saturday was a surprise to many people. Safety Troy Apke was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round, No. 109 overall. Apke had a sensational showing ...

Dolphins take PSU’s Gesicki in second round

Mike Gesicki said he ended up “exactly where I belong” after getting selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. “It’s one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Gesicki told Miami reporters after being selected. Gesicki enjoyed arguably ...

It’s down to the when for Lions’ Barkley

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Saquon Barkley will hear his name called early in the first round of tonight’s NFL draft, with the only question being how early. The Penn State star running back has been universally praised for his on-field skills and off-field maturity, and at ...

Lyke wants Pitt-PSU extension

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn’t want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last. Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet to ...

Players poised to break out in the fall

A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons beginning this fall: EAST DIVISION INDIANA WR Nick Westbrook, junior. Westbrook emerged as one of the Hoosiers’ top offensive playmakers two years ago. Last year, he tore an ACL on the first ...

Givens earns team award for his hard work

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kevin Givens has always said he didn’t know how his career at Penn State would unfold, only that he would work as hard as he could to make the most of things. That hard work and dedication, combined with tremendous physical strength and speed for a big man, have helped ...

Annual game helps Penn State market itself

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Blue-White Game is Penn State football’s best commercial. The game itself isn’t usually much to watch, let alone evaluate, and Saturday was no exception as the Blue continued its recent domination and cruised to a 21-10 victory. Unless you want to go back to the ...

Blue-White notebook

McSorley leads Blue offense UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley and Penn State’s first-team offense did pretty much what it wanted on the game’s first two drives, leading the Blue to a pair of touchdowns in a 21-10 win over the White in Saturday’s Blue-White Game before 71,000 fans at ...

Blue-White highlights-lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s annual Blue-White Game, won by the Blue, 21-10, Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Trace McSorley zinged a 43-yard pass to redshirt freshman K.J. Hamler in the second quarter. Hamler fumbled after ...

Lions land massive O-lineman

The list of verbal commitments coming out of the Blue-White Game wasn’t as big as Penn State football fans probably were expecting, but the one pledge the Nittany Lions did receive on Saturday was huge. Six-foot-five, 320-pound Caedan Wallace, ranked as one of the top 75 players in the ...

B-W Game brings Brooke Fisher memories for a lifetime

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Brooke Fisher stole the show during Saturday's Blue-White Game with a thrilling touchdown run before getting mobbed by Penn State players during a jubilant celebration in the end zone. "She had a blast," Fisher's mother, Margie, said. "I think it's probably one of the most ...