×

PSU

Lady Lions outlast Holy Cross in OT

UNIVERSITY PARK - For the third time in program history, the Penn State women's basketball team played an overtime contest in a season opener, claiming an 86-82 victory over Holy Cross inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday evening. Led by a 22-point, 11-rebound effort from Peyton Whitted, ...

Turnovers doom Lions in opener

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Hollidaysburg alum Alexis Stitt poured in 19 points for Penn State Altoona as it fell in its season opener, 78-54, to Eastern Mennonite in the host school's Tip-Off Invitational.Penn Cambria grad Megan Wheeler added 16 points for the Lady Lions, who committed 24 turnovers in ...

Legendary Lion visits this week

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - For any visitor of Beaver Stadium, the "We Are" chant that is boomed around the venue is one of the most recognizable pieces of history that Happy Valley has to offer.During the Nittany Lions' practice Wednesday, the man behind that chant came to ...

Penn State boasts a new look

By Todd Irwintirwin@altoonamirror.comUNIVERSITY PARK - With All-Americans Nico Megaludis and Zain Retherford returning from redshirt years, the Penn State wrestling team's lineup has undergone a facelift.The most interesting part of the facelift for the Lions, who went 11-4 and their ...

Golden set to take over for Lucas

Jordan Lucas has been a consistent and reliable player at Penn State for four years, but the defensive back's career has been cut a few games short because of injury.Penn State announced Tuesday that Lucas will miss the rest of the season with an undisclosed injury. He was hurt in the first ...

Franklin has areas to improve

This is an important time for James Franklin as he figures out who he is as a head coach and who he's not, plus determine who can help him and who can't when it comes to taking the next crucial steps with the Penn State football program.Franklin is far more of a project than a finished product ...

Lady Lions add another Big 10 title to their trophy case

UNIVERSITY PARK - The top-seeded Penn State women's soccer team defeated third-seeded Rutgers, 2-0, Sunday afternoon en route to its sixth Big Ten Tournament title.The win also marked the third time Penn State has won the Big Ten Tournament at home (1998 and 2006)."I want to start out by saying ...

PSU-Northwestern highlights, lowlights

EVANSTON, Ill. - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 23-21 loss to Northwestern on Saturday at Ryan Field:Play of the game: On third-and-15 from the Northwestern 41, Wildcat quarterback Zack Oliver hit Austin Carr for 23 yards to the Penn State 36 with 1:48 left, which ...

Special teams hurt again

EVANSTON, Ill. - Rarely does a game go by without Penn State making a big mistake on special teams, and one huge mistake played a big role in deciding Saturday's loss to Northwestern.The Nittany Lions scored a TD to pull within 13-7 late in the first half, then Wildcats return specialist ...

Backup QB helps Wildcats overcome adversity in win

EVANSTON, Ill. - What could have been Penn State's best win of the season turned into another solid victory for Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald.The Wildcats already had beaten Stanford and Duke, and Saturday they topped the Nittany Lions for the second straight year, following last ...

Timeout! Franklin squanders Lions’ last chance

EVANSTON, Ill. - James Franklin typically opens his post-game press conference by thanking the media for making the trip.He diverted the usual custom Saturday, with good reason, because he had other things on his mind - such as his role in Penn State's 23-21 loss to Northwestern at Ryan ...

PSU’s defense doesn’t deliver with game on line

EVANSTON, Ill. - It's just so strange seeing Penn State's defense falter with the game on the line in the closing seconds.It rarely happens. It has rarely ever happened to a program where defense has always been the backbone.The Nittany Lions' offense wasn't good against Northwestern. But it ...

PSU must be ready for anything

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comCHICAGO - Five things to look for as Penn State goes for what would be its best win of the season at Northwestern.No. 1: Wacky WildcatsWhich Northwestern team will show up today? There's no way to wrap your mind around how a defense that held high-powered ...

Enjoy Shoop, Pry while you can PSU fans

UCLA plays on national TV a lot, and it's always a little odd seeing the frequent shots of defensive coordinator Tom Bradley on the sideline.There was a time not long ago when Penn State assistant coaches never left, and Bradley - a PSU lifer if ever there was one - seemed destined to retire in ...

7 teams are eligible going into Saturday

The Associated PressWhile the matchups determining which teams make it to the conference championship game will draw most of the attention in the Big Ten this month, some of the less-appealing games will carry a lot of weight for the also-rans trying to achieve bowl eligibility.Seven Big Ten ...

Despite tough times, Gesicki gets unwavering support

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorThere have been many scapegoats for Penn State's oft-criticized offense this fall, ranging from the play-calling of offensive coordinator John Donovan to the quarterback play of Christian Hackenberg to the pass protection of the offensive line. But few, if any, have ...

Northwestern can provide Lions with many answers

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comA lot of questions will be answered about the Penn State football team this weekend when it goes up against a good and rested Northwestern squad.The Nittany Lions are coming off a 39-0 thumping of Illinois, and that was on the heels of scoring 31 points in a ...

Giger: PSU lost to a good Owls team

I want to explore a theory about this year's Penn State team that involves Temple and the gigantic overreaction that took place from everyone - most notably PSU's coaches, fans and media - after the season-opening 27-10 loss.This theory requires you to accept one simple premise. If you don't ...

Illinois-Penn State highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 39-0 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: Nick Scott took a handoff right and threw a 14-yard touchdown pass back across the field to an open Christian Hackenberg, extending Penn ...

Solid performance starts with offensive line

UNIVERSITY PARK - With apologies to the rock group Deep Purple, Penn State's 2015 offensive line hasn't exactly been "Perfect Strangers."Although it's performed better than last year, the Nittany Lion offensive line has still had plenty of times when it has been maligned and drawn criticism. ...