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Game Coverage

Brockington key to Lions’ upset victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — Maryland hadn’t led since the fourth minute of the game, but when Anthony Cowan hit a fastbreak lay-up with just under six minutes to play in the second half, the Terrapins were down just three. Then 30 seconds later, Penn State’s Izaiah Brockington nailed a 3-pointer, ...

Giger: Fans should climb on PSU hoops bandwagon

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State absolutely has a great chance to make the NCAA Tournament this season. Yes, it’s true. Really. No, reeeaaallly. I know, I know, PSU hoops history has beaten down so many college basketball fans around here that you just simply will not let yourself believe ...

Penn State impressive in win over Penn

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team has traditionally not weighed in more than one wrestler at a weight for dual meets. But this is not your normal season for the Nittany Lions, who have slipped from the No. 1 spot in the rankings after a one-point loss to Arizona State. As ...

Lions fall apart late at OSU

By Nicole Kraft The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Penn State pulled within eight points of Ohio State just 8 minutes into the second half, and it looked like the game was on. The Buckeyes had other plans. Kaleb Wesson scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds for his ninth career ...

Lions love doing things first

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Friday was a night of firsts for the No. 3 Penn State wrestling team as it dispatched No. 13 Lehigh, 23-10, in front of a Stabler Arena record crowd of 6,047. Brandon Meredith made his varsity debut at 125 pounds, Brady Berge wrestled for the first time this season, and the ...

Lions run past, over, Wake Forest

By Jack R. Hirsh For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite a 9:15 p.m. tip-off time, Penn State was wide awake on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions, behind a career-high 22 points from Myreon Jones, used a 16-3 run to close out the opening half and pull away from Wake Forest 76-54 in ...

Regular season ends in unimpressive way

UNIVERSITY PARK — This was anything but tying a bow on a 10-2 regular season. In one of the more uninspired senior day performances in memory, Penn State eventually beat a game Rutgers squad, 27-6, Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. But almost no one left here overly impressed. The ...

PSU-Rutgers notebook

Franklin addresses Florida State talk UNIVERSITY PARK — Multiple reports over the past week have linked James Franklin to Florida State’s coaching position. The Seminoles fired Willie Taggart earlier this season to get a headstart on their search. Franklin has a home in Florida and has ...

A win is still a win: Lions avoid embarrassing loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Rutgers outplayed Penn State for much of Saturday’s game, which was shocking and had to be maddening for fans in the Nittany Nation. You know, because it was Rutgers. The worst Power 5 team in the country, and it’s not even close. There was never really much threat ...

Franklin weighs in on whether he’s underappreciated by PSU fans

As the regular season winds down, we’re at the time of year when James Franklin’s name is starting to be mentioned for other potential jobs — USC and Florida State specifically this year. Franklin obviously has earned a lot of respect and appreciation nationally. But is the coach ...

Giger: Shorter in transfer portal bad look for Lions

The long and short of it is, Justin Shorter’s development and production at Penn State have been terribly disappointing. The how and why are debatable. Who’s to blame is debatable. What’s not debatable, though, is that Shorter is unhappy and apparently wants to leave Penn State. The ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 28-17 loss to Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B- Down 21-0, Levis showed poise 6-11, 57 yards in relief and added toughness w 19 rushes for 34 ...

George Mason pulls away from PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — George Mason put together a strong second half to defeat the Penn State women’s basketball team, 78-68, Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. Junior Kamaria McDaniel finished with a team-best 15 points in addition to a career-high seven assists. Junior Alisia ...

Gallant effort starts with backup Levis

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Penn State left its heart on the Ohio Stadium turf Saturday, gamely fighting back from a three-touchdown deficit, and at the heart of that fight was its backup quarterback. Will Levis was outstanding. In fact, it’s difficult to remember a Penn State quarterback coming ...

PSU-Ohio State highlights, lowlights

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 28-17 loss to Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium: Play of the game: Down 28-17 with 10 minutes remaining, Penn State moved from its 25 to the Ohio State 27 when Will Levis was intercepted by Justin Hilliard ...

Penn State-Ohio State notebook

Clifford injured during second half COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sean Clifford’s day in Columbus ended abruptly in the third quarter with an injury after taking a hit from linebacker Malik Harrison. After a wild snap, Clifford scooped up the bouncing ball and was able to get it off to Nick Bowers ...

Buckeyes flash potential of No. 1 team

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When things were going well Saturday, Ohio State looked very much like it might be the best team in the country. But the Buckeyes let Penn State right back in the game with three costly fumbles, one negating a touchdown and the other two deep in their own territory that led ...

Incredible comeback for Lions

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Chambers sensed it at halftime. His team didn’t need a stern talking to and Penn State players certainly didn’t need to hear their coach yell and scream. So Chambers left them alone to calmly contemplate their ...

PSU-OSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Ohio State 7, Penn State 0: The Buckeyes took over at their 9 on their first series and drove 91 yards — all on the ground — in 13 plays. They tried one deep pass from midfield that was broken up, and the other 12 run plays gashed PSU’s defense. Quarterback Justin Fields ...