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New OC will play chef with offense

Penn State will have a new offense under Kirk Ciarrocca, and here’s what it will not be: n It will not be Joe Moorhead’s offense. n It will not be Ricky Rahne’s offense. n It will not be Minnesota’s offense. Ciarrocca will try to “blend” components of all those systems ...

Financial questions fill college sports

There are so many questions about the future of college football right now because of the coronavirus, and many of them boil down to one big thing — money. There not only are financial uncertainties for universities, conferences and TV networks, but also fans, many of whom already have ...

Tough task awaits new OC

Penn State has a new offensive coordinator in Kirk Ciarrocca, so missing spring practice because of the coronavirus certainly could present some challenges for the team this fall. Then again, Ciarrocca was able to make a lot of inroads with the offensive players and schemes following the ...

Coaching on video part of the game now

Penn State football coaches have had to learn how to become online professors during the coronavirus shutdown, trying to get their message across through video chats to players who are spread across the country. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry described the coaching process during a video ...

Stevens honored for work off court, too

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball senior forward Lamar Stevens was recently named Senior CLASS second-team All-American this week. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the ...

NCAA set to give athletes extra year

The Associated Press The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus to come back for an extra year. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring sport athletes, regardless of ...

Council to vote on eligibility Monday

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to allow another year of eligibility for spring sport athletes such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players, who had their seasons wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. Providing similar ...

Opener part of the great unknown

Penn State’s football season is scheduled to kick off in 162 days, which seems like a long time away, but the reality is there’s simply no way to know right now how the sports world — or the world in general — will look at that point because of the coronavirus. If things returned to ...

Close to home: Virus has Franklin family on lockdown

James Franklin’s daughter, Addison, celebrated her 12th birthday Wednesday, and the Penn State coach discussed how the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the nation and world hits home with his family. “My youngest daughter has sickle cell (anemia), which is an autoimmune disease,” Franklin ...

Penn State’s Stevens gets another honor

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK —Penn State senior forward Lamar Stevens was named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District VII team as announced by the organization on Monday, March 23. The two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection earned NABC All-District ...

Tears, devastation felt by Nittany Lions

From Mirror reports There was a lot of crying and a lot of emotions for the Penn State basketball players when, after so many years of building in the program, the members of this year’s team were told they would not get a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Patrick Chambers ...

Harman receives basketball honor

Penn State Altoona mens’ basketball player Andruw Harman was recentlty selected to the first-ever National Newcomers of the Year list for NCAA Division III, compiled by “That D3 Guy.” On a list that consisted of first, second, and third teams, as well as an honorable mention category, ...

PSU asks to toss lawsuit

From Mirror reports Penn State University and football coach James Franklin filed a motion on Monday to dismiss parts of a lawsuit by a former player who claimed he was hazed by other members of the football team. Isaiah Humphries filed his lawsuit in January, claiming, among other things, ...

Stevens can only imagine what-ifs of March

One of the greatest players in Penn State basketball history was all set to break the school’s career scoring record and to lead the Nittany Lions to a rare NCAA Tournament appearance. Then, in a cruel twist of fate, all of that was taken away from Lamar Stevens. “My initial thought ...

Wrestling trials at BJC postponed

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Due to the ever-changing impact of the coronavirus, and out of concern for the health and wellbeing of athletes, fans, staff and the community, USA Wrestling, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, the Bryce Jordan Center and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic ...

Penn State cancels 2020 Blue-White game

From Mirror reports Penn State has canceled all sports for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic school year and canceled the Blue-White Game, which was scheduled to be held April 18, out of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. All athletically related activities also have been suspended ...

PSU wrestlers get five top-five seeds

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will be sending seven wrestlers to the 2020 NCAA Wresting Championships on March 19-21 in Minneapolis, Minn., and five of them will be top-five seeds. Senior Mark Hall will be the No. 1 seed at 174. Hall will meet the winner of No. 33 Philip Spadafora of ...

Stevens named Big Ten first team

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball senior forward Lamar Stevens was selected as a member of the All-Big Ten Conference first team by the league’s coaches and media as announced on Monday. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, continues to make history, now ...

Lions wind up with 2 champions

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — On its way to winning eight of the past nine NCAA championships, Penn State hasn’t always performed at its best at the Big Ten tournament. Rarely, though, have the Nittany Lions endured the combination of bad luck and heartbreaking losses that it did in the 2020 Big Ten ...

PSU to get Indy-Neb. winner

From Mirror reports The Penn State men’s basketball team can finally put behind them the way they finished the regular season, by thinking about the Big Ten Tournament now. The Nittany Lions, once ranked ninth in the country a month ago in the Associated Press poll but losers of five of ...