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Game Coverage

Running away with it: Brown’s 202 yards carries Lions to win

DALLAS — Penn State ran all over Memphis in a wild and wacky Deep South shootout at the Cotton Bowl. Journey Brown, who once ran for a staggering 722 yards in a high school game, gashed the Tigers’ defense with the biggest rushing effort in PSU bowl history. Brown’s journey to the ...

Penn State puts bow on year, ‘trending up’

DALLAS — After the Gatorade dousing of James Franklin and all the colorful confetti had fallen to celebrate Penn State’s 53-39 Cotton Bowl victory over Memphis, the Nittany Lions staged a mini-dance party in their locker room. Yes, they regretted the two losses this season, especially at ...

PSU-Memphis highlights, lowlights

DALLAS — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 53-39 victory over Memphis on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl game at AT&T Stadium: Play of the game: On third-and-8 from the Memphis 24, Micah Parsons pressured Memphis quarterback Brady White, whose attempt at a flip ...

Penn State-Memphis notebook

Parsons sensational for PSU DALLAS — The scary thing, for Penn State opponents, is that Micah Parsons can only get better. The consensus first-team All-American put on a show in Saturday’s Cotton Bowl, making one big play after another and dominating about as much as a linebacker ...

Memphis has impressive showing in defeat

DALLAS — How about a tip of the cap — or cowboy hat given where the game was played — to the Memphis Tigers. To be honest, I thought they were on the verge of getting blown out. Memphis started out well, but once Penn State figured out it could run at will and grabbed a 28-13 lead, ...

PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Memphis 3, Penn State 0: The Tigers moved right down the field on their first possession, ignited by a 40-yard pass play from Brady White to Damonte Coxie to the PSU 48. A 15-yard run by Patrick Taylor Jr. moved them to the PSU 20. But LB Micah Parsons blew up the next play for ...

Nittany Lions get a bit more historic

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — More than two decades had passed since Penn State celebrated a win as a ranked team in basketball. The 23rd-ranked Nittany Lions, who snapped their 23-year drought with an 87-58 win over Central Connecticut on Friday, believe they ...

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 ...