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Game Coverage

Frazier leads PSU to victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — Coming off a home loss to Rider, the Penn State women’s basketball team bounced back to record a 72-59 win over Fordham in collegiate action at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (2-1), who led by only four, 16-12, after one quarter, got a big game from Siyeh ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU men at Georgetown Tipoff: 6:30 p.m., Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. Records: Penn State (2-0); Georgetown (2-0) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 129-140 in his eighth season at Penn State and 171-168 in 10 seasons overall. Patrick Ewing is 36-29 in his third season at Georgetown and ...

Lady Lions are unable to erase early deficit

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team trimmed a 19-point deficit down to four late in the fourth quarter, but Rider used strong free throw shooting down the stretch to hold on for a 78-70 win Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. “I want ...

Lions on fire in opener

UNIVERSITY PARK – Luke Gardner is one of those many Penn State wrestling veteran backups who have been a part of the program but have had to accept their roles while working hard in the Lorenzo Wrestling Complex. The redshirt junior finally got his chance to wrestle on the big stage on ...

Not diggin’ it: Gophers knock Nittany Lions from unbeaten ranks

PSU ‘hurting’ after crushing loss MINNEAPOLIS — Some Penn State players actually went up to coach James Franklin following Saturday’s hugely disappointing loss to Minnesota and told him they were sorry. “There’s no reason for them to say sorry to me,” Franklin said. But when ...

PSU-Minnesota highlights, lowlights

MINNEAPOLIS — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 31-26 loss to Minnesota on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium: Play of the game: You can surely make a case for Sean Clifford’s interception in the end zone by Jordan Howden, which sealed Penn State’s fate with 1:01 ...

Nittany Lions, Gophers try to prove themselves

Five things to look for as No. 4 Penn State looks to hold onto its spot in the College Football Playoff rankings in a key game at undefeated and surprising Minnesota. No. 1: Who’s for real? Is Penn State really the fourth-best team in the country? Are the Nittany Lions actually even better ...

Stevens heats up in very little time

UNIVERSITY PARK — Lamar Steven’s final season with Penn State started with a slam. An early putback was the forward’s first field goal of the season, but he’ll likely remember the night for a high-flying ally-oop, early in the second half, in the middle of a 14-0 Penn State run. “He ...

Giger: PSU can make playoff with one (good) loss

This should be an exciting time for Penn State football fans with the program very much in the running for a chance to make the College Football Playoff for the first time. The Nittany Lions are No. 5 in the latest AP and coaches polls and would be a lock for the CFP if they go undefeated ...

As November looms, Penn State still perfect

EAST LANSING, Mich. — No lightning bolts this time, and with the obvious difference in the Nittany Lions and Spartans, it would not have mattered. Two years ago, when Penn State visited Spartans Stadium, a three-plus hour lightning delay stopped the Lions’ momentum and contributed to a ...

Michigan St.-PSU highlights, lowlights

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 28-7 victory over Michigan State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium: Play of the game: Facing fourth-and-1 at the Michigan State 45 with 2:38 left in the first half, leading 14-0, Penn State went for it, and ...

Michigan St.-PSU notebook

Unsportsmanlike penalties anger Franklin EAST LANSING, Mich. — Penn State had a lot to feel good about from its win over Michigan State, but coach James Franklin was angry at his team for committing three unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the fourth quarter. The worst of those ...

Dropped pass helps keep Nittany Lions unbeaten

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State bent and bent and nearly blew what looked like an easy win. But the Nittany Lions didn’t break. And they got very, very lucky. Michigan dropped a short fourth-down pass in the end zone that would have tied the game with 2:01 remaining. That allowed the No. ...

Lions still perfect, but inconsistent

UNIVERSITY PARK — We’re all looking for reasons to feel great about Penn State, to believe that this undefeated squad that will be ranked at least No. 6 in the country this week legitimately is one of the best teams in the country and has a strong shot at the College Football Playoff. But ...

Michigan-PSU highlights, lowlights

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 28-21 victory over Michigan on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-goal from the Penn State 3 with 2:01 remaining and the Nittany Lions leading 28-21, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, under ...

Michigan-Penn State notebook

Michigan beats itself UNIVERSITY PARK — Michigan’s chance to save its season on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium was denied by a Penn State team that is emerging as one of the legitimate College Football Playoff contenders. Even in an uncharacteristically poor game from the Nittany ...

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Michigan 0: The Lions quickly drove 66 yards for a TD on their second possession. Sean Clifford hit Jahan Dotson for a 37-yard gain to the Michigan 17, then on the next play Clifford connected with tight end Pat Freiermuth on a 17-yard score with 5:59 left in the ...

Still no change in plan with running backs

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Michigan (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 7:30p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Wolverines: Their lone loss came at Wisconsin in week three, 35-14, but they’ve been tested by Army (24-21 win in 2 OT) and ...

Franklin, Nittany Lions earn road win over Top 25 team

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Penn State learned a lot about itself and found some answers to lingering questions, while James Franklin finally pulled off a key achievement in his career. The No. 10 Nittany Lions and No. 17 Iowa played another unglamorous slugfest Saturday night — typical for the ...