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Game Coverage

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 ...

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 ...

Struggles continue for Lions

By Jared Wyllys The Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers chose to focus on the positives this season — not the recent rough patch. And he’s banking on the Nittany Lions to put a loss to Northwestern behind them with the Big Ten Tournament coming ...

Nittany Lions get five into finals round

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Most expected Penn State’s quest for a championship at the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships to be an uphill battle, but no one could have predicted how tough it would end up being. The Nittany Lions advanced five wrestlers into the finals, have qualified six for the ...

2nd-half collapse sinks Lady Lions

From Mirror, wire reports INDIANAPOLIS — Jasmine Brunson scored a career-high 20 points, Taiye Bello had her 12th double-double of the season, and Minnesota beat Penn State 85-65 in the Big Ten tournament Wednesday. Brunson hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and added six assists. Bello ...

Year ends in ECAC tourney for PSU Altoona

From Mirror reports The 2019-2020 season came to an end Wednesday night for the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team in a 79-76 loss to Hood College in the first round of the ECAC Tournament at the Adler Athletic Complex. The Lions (16-12) led 43-42 at halftime in a game in which ...

Bad second half dooms Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tom Izzo thought his No. 16 Michigan State squad lacked toughness earlier this season. To his pleasure, the Spartans played their grittiest game all year and gave themselves a chance to win what Izzo calls the most physical conference. Xavier Tillman Sr. scored 23 points ...

Giger: Tough to have confidence in PSU right now

UNIVERSITY PARK — Be honest: No matter how much you’ve enjoyed this Penn State season, no matter how excited you’ve been for the great possibilities, there’s always been that nagging voice in the back of your mind saying, “They’re gonna blow it.” That is incredibly unfair to the ...

Hoops du Jour

Michigan State at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State 21-8 (11-7 Big Ten), Michigan State (20-9, 12-6) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 148-148 in his ninth season at Penn State and 190-176 in 11 seasons overall. Tom Izzo is 626-241 in his 25th season at Michigan ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU women at Michigan State Tipoff: 2 p.m., Breslin Student Events Center Records: Penn State (7-21, 1-16 Big Ten); Michigan State (15-13, 8-9 Big Ten) Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 106-85 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Suzy Merchant is 481-267 in ...

Frazier’s finale at BJC not enough for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite 28 points from Penn State senior Siyeh Frazier, in her final game at the Bryce Jordan Center, it wasn’t enough as the Lady Lions fell to Michigan, 80-66, Thursday night in a Big Ten Conference matchup. The loss dropped Penn State to 7-21 ...

Dread’s 3 wins it for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct. He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the ...

Too much fight in Illini: Illinois defense stymies Lions on offense

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Ayo Dosunmu felt well enough during warm-ups to return to lineup. That was enough for Illinois against No. 9 Penn State. Dosunmu, the Fighting Illini’s leading scorer who missed the previous game with a knee injury, scored 24 ...

Lady Lions drop 11th in a row

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Stephanie Jones scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 10 Maryland clamped down defensively in the second half to roll to a 106-69 win over Penn State on Sunday. The Terrapins, who only led 46-45 at halftime, won their ...

PSU makes it 8 straight

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK— Penn State coach Patrick Chambers has watched his teams cough up enough leads late to know this squad is different. The No. 13 Nittany Lions are hanging on and closing games out. Lamar Stevens scored 23 points to lead Penn State ...

Bonus points a big deal for Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has long been known for its ability to produce bushels of bonus points, especially as it has won eight of the last nine NCAA championships. Saturday night in front of 15,995 fans in the Bryce Jordan Center, it was that ability to produce bonus points that ...

Hoops du Jour

No. 10 Maryland at PSU women Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (7-18, 1-13 Big Ten); Maryland (21-4, 12-2 Big Ten) Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 106-82 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Brenda Frese has been at Maryland since ...

Losses piling uip for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports LINCOLN, Neb. — The Penn State University women’s basketball team was outscored, 26-12, in the third quarter Thursday night en rroute to a 75-58 loss at Nebraska in Big Ten Conference play. The loss dropped the Lady Lions to 7-18 overall and 1-13 in the league while ...

PSU dominates No. 6 Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Penn State Nittany Lions, ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, rolled through No. 6 Minnesota in the Lions’ final road dual of the season. Penn State won seven of 10 bouts for the second time in three days and posted a convincing 31-10 ...

Lady Lions fall short vs. Illinois

UNIVERSITY PARK — In a game that went down to the final seconds, the Penn State women’s basketball team came out on the short end of a 70-66 back-and-forth battle against Illinois Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions hosted their 14th-annual Play4Kay Game Benefiting ...