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Penn State picks up its first Big Ten victory of the season

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Izaiah Brockington and Myreon Jones scored 17 points apiece, Jones making three clinching free throws in the waning seconds, and Penn State held off a resurgent Rutgers 75-67 Thursday night for its first Big Ten Conference win this season. Seth ...

Bama hires O’Brien as OC

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans and Penn State University head coach Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday. O’Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left ...

Sports at a glance

PSU wrestling is postponed UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State-Michigan State wrestling match scheduled for Sunday has been postponed. The Nittany Lions have yet to wrestle this season. An earlier match with Rutgers was also postponed. The universities mutually agreed to the postponement ...

Nittany Lions are still looking for Big Ten victory

The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Illinois to a 79-65 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Cockburn leads the nation with 11 double-doubles this season. Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier scored 13 points apiece for Illinois ...

Big Ten reprimands PSU men’s coach

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Big Ten Conference reprimanded interim Penn State basketball coach Jim Ferry and fined the university $10,000 for comments Ferry made following a loss to Purdue. Ferry, named interim coach last fall after Patrick Chambers resigned following an internal investigation ...

Lady Lions’ next game off

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team’s game at Rutgers Thursday has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns with the Rutgers program. The schools will work with the Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options. Penn State is next scheduled to face ...

Franklin keeping eye on QB spot

The game of musical chairs within college football — coaches and players — never seems to stop these days, and that’s been true at Penn State. The Nittany Lions have added and subtracted personnel with the biggest change being the hiring of new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, who ...

Balanced Purdue sinks PSU

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Sasha Stefanovic led a balanced attack with 15 points, Trevion Willilams had a double-double and Purdue held off rusty Penn State 80-72 on Sunday. It was Purdue’s first home game since Christmas Day and the first game for Penn State since Dec. 30 after four ...

Northwestern beats Lady Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK —The Penn State women’s basketball team couldn’t find its offensive rhythm Sunday afternoon as the Lady Lions suffered a 67-50 loss to No. 22 Northwestern in Big Ten action inside the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State played without its leading scorer and second-leading ...

Locals have watched Nits’ new OC grow

Two local high school football coaches have first-hand experience with new Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. R.J. Albarano roomed with him in the late 1990s while the two were on the football team at California (Pa.) University. “He played QB for us at Cal,” Albarano, a ...

Sports at a glance

PSU’s Wade leaving for NFL Penn State starting safety Lamont Wade recently announced on Twitter that he will head to the NFL instead of returning to the football team for 2021. Wade, who started his career as a All-BTN.com freshman team pick in 2017, was a team captain and starter in 2020 ...

Lions looking ahead to season after missing NCAAs

The Penn State wrestling team had just wrestled in the Big Ten Championships and was actually practicing in March for the NCAA Championships when word came that there would be no NCAAs. The coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the tournament, which meant the Nittany Lions ...

Sports at a glance

Walker coming back for Lions UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State offensive tackle Rasheed Walker announced on Tuesday that he will return this fall for the 2021 season. The left tackle is coming back for a fourth season with the football program. Walker will play for new offensive coordinator ...

Sports at a glance

Lions DB coming back UNIVERSITY PARK — One of Penn State’s best defensive players is bypassing a chance to enter the NFL Draft. Pittsburgh native Jaquan Brisker, a third-team All-Big Ten selection at safety, confirmed Monday on Twitter that he’ll be back with the Nittany Lions in ...

Lady Lions pick up win at Minnesota

From Mirror, wire reports MINNEAPOLIS – A strong second half and big play off the bench led the Penn State women’s basketball team to its first road win at Minnesota in nearly nine years, as the Lady Lions took down the Gophers, 69-60, Sunday night in Big Ten action at Williams Arena. ...

Franklin bringing in new OC from Texas

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a new offensive coordinator. James Franklin announced Friday a coaching staff change with the hiring of Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and the departure of Kirk Ciarrocca. A press release was issued ...

Hoops du Jour

Women: Penn State at Minnesota Tipoff: 5 p.m., Williams Arena, Minneapolis Records: Penn State (3-5, 0-4 Big Ten); Minnesota (2-5, 1-4 Big Ten) TV: BTN Plus Radio: 93.3 FM and 1340 AM via the Penn State Sports Network Internet: Links to live video, audio and stats are available at ...

Dotson will return to Lions this fall

From Mirror reports With this busy offseason of player movement, Penn State got some good news Thursday with the announcement that standout receiver Jahan Dotson will return for another season. Dotson, who was weighing whether to enter the NFL Draft, confirmed his plans on Twitter. The ...

PSU hires new offensive coordinator

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a new offensive coordinator — another new offensive coordinator. James Franklin announced a coaching staff change with the hiring of Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and the departure of Kirk Ciarrocca. A ...

Balanced attack too much for PSU

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Mackenzie Holmes scored 27 points, Ali Patberg added 24, and Grace Berger recorded her second triple-double of the season to help No. 19 Indiana beat Penn State 85-64 on Thursday night. Indiana had its lead trimmed to 64-58 early in the fourth ...