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Izzo: Chambers’ suspension ‘joke’

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo went on a lengthy, somewhat rambling rant Monday afternoon discussing the one-game suspension Penn State coach Patrick Chambers received for pushing a player during a game last week. “That was a joke. It was a joke,” Izzo said of the suspension. ...

Nittany Lions flat without Chambers in loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State lacked energy, scheme and a head coach in its loss to No. 24 Wisconsin, 71-52, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday night. The loss marked an 0-4 start for the Lions in Big Ten play and pulled their overall record below .500. Head coach Patrick Chambers was ...

Rutgers tops PSU to win sixth straight

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Senior Teniya Page scored 23 points and sophomore Alisia Smith recorded her fourth double-double of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Penn State suffered a 74-61 road loss at red-hot Rutgers in Big Ten action Sunday afternoon. The Scarlet Knights shot 51.9 percent ...

PSU suspends Chambers for one game

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has suspended men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers for Sunday night’s game at home against Wisconsin because he pushed one of his players on Thursday night in a loss at Michigan. During a timeout, Chambers reached out and shoved ...

Sanders latest Lion to leave for NFL

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Miles Sanders waited his turn, sitting behind Saquon Barkley for two years, and all it took was one season of being Penn State’s starting tailback for Sanders to convince himself and others that he’s ready for the NFL. Sanders did as widely ...

Unbeaten Michigan tops PSU

By Noah Trister The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jordan Poole is noticing some extra attention from opposing defenses now. “I think today was the first time that I was actually being denied the ball on the perimeter, so it was something that I had to adjust to,” the Michigan ...

Lady Lions use defense in final frame to record Big Ten win

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a strong defensive effort and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to capture a 71-64 win over Wisconsin Thursday night in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions held a two-point ...

Altoona grad Givens leaving for NFL

In a very surprising and somewhat risky career move, Penn State defensive tackle Kevin Givens has decided to give up his final season of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft a year early. The Altoona Area High School product made the announcement on social media Wednesday night, the ...

Three more PSU players declare for NFL draft

A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, as ...

PSU report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday at the Citrus Bowl: Quarterback, B: With McSorley this year and for sure vs. Ky., it’s performance vs. grit. Grit A+. Performance C-. Playing w broken foot speaks to heart. Off early (3-9 in 1Q). ...

Nittany Lions rally,­ but fall short to Wildcats

ORLANDO, Fla. — Penn State had a chance at the end to win the Citrus Bowl, incredibly enough, despite spending most of the afternoon shooting itself in the foot. All hope appeared to be lost when news surfaced that quarterback Trace McSorley had suffered a broken foot and was done for the ...

Near-comeback caps McSorley’s career

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trace McSorley’s career ended like it began — in a Florida bowl game, against an SEC opponent, attempting to rally the Nittany Lions from a three-score deficit. In the end, as Penn State lost to Georgia 24-17 three years ago in the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Lions could not ...

Citrus Bowl notebook

Embarrassing day for special teams ORLANDO, Fla. — There was nothing special about Penn State’s kicking game Tuesday, as the team ended a tough season with an embarrassing showing in the 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Penn State failed to convert a fake punt in its own ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

ORLANDO, Fla. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium: Play of the game: Lynn Bowden Jr.’s 58-yard punt return for a touchdown gave the Wildcats a 10-0 lead with 45 seconds left in the ...

Linebacker Allen, Wildcats state their case

ORLANDO, Fla. — While some future NFL players sit out the bowl season in hopes of preserving their draft stock, Kentucky’s Josh Allen may have enhanced his. At least he thinks so. The Wildcats’ edge-rush extraordinaire who is expected to be among the highest picks in April’s draft ...

Citrus Bowl scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Kentucky 3, Penn State 0: The Lions had fourth-and-2 from their 33 on the game’s opening possession and tried a fake punt. The direct snap went to Johnathan Thomas, who was stuffed for no gain. Kentucky took over at the PSU 33, and Benny Snell ran for 16 yards on the first ...

Lady Lions start 0-2 in Big Ten Conference play

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a 83-75 road battle at Indiana late Monday night in Big Ten action at Assembly Hall. Penn State, which started the season at 5-1, dropped to 7-6 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers held a one-point ...

Lions, ’Cats will be ready

ORLANDO, Fla. — Five things to look for as Penn State and Kentucky battle in the Citrus Bowl, with both teams looking to end the season with 10 victories. No. 1: Who wants it? It’s amazing watching so many of these bowl games and seeing how easy it is to tell which teams don’t really ...

PSU extends Barbour’s contract

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sandy Barbour has reached an agreement on a contract extension at Penn State, and the athletic director said the school will be her “last stop” as a college administrator. “Where would I want to go that’s a better opportunity, that’s a better fit for me than Penn ...

Barbour extension a good thing

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been a relatively quiet lead-up to today’s Citrus Bowl, so it was a perfect time for Penn State to spring some off-the-field news. Sandy Barbour, PSU’s athletic director for the past five years, confirmed Monday morning that she will soon sign a new contract, ...