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One-time PSU hoop star guides Japan

TOKYO – Penn State men’s basketball alumnus Tom Hovasse opened the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by leading his Japan women’s basketball team to a 74-70 win over France in the group stage earlier this week. Hovasse (Class of 1989) is serving as the head coach of Japan for the 2020 Tokyo games ...

Big Ten in favor of bigger playoff

INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in. Coaches seem to like the idea, ...

Franklin: Lions ‘hungry’ for success in 2021

CHICAGO — Coming off the 2020 season in which the Nittany Lions lost their first five games for the first time in their history before winding up 4-5 has refocused the entire program. “We’re hungry,” James Franklin said Thursday at Big Ten media days at Lucas Oil Stadium. “I would ...

PSU releases single-game ticket plan

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State athletics announced general public single-game football tickets will go on sale Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m., while Nittany Lion Club members will have an exclusive single-game presale beginning Tuesday, July 27 at 9 a.m. In addition, the official game day themes ...

Wassell promoted to associate head coach

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s soccer head coach Erica Dambach announced the promotion of Tim Wassell, a Hollidaysburg native, to associate head coach Thursday. Beginning his 12th season with the Nittany Lions in fall 2021, Wassell directs the goalkeepers and defensive unit and has ...

Lift for Life planned

STATE COLLEGE — Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes. The Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on ...