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Lions clobber Georgetown

WASHINGTON — After two blowout victories against lesser competition to start the season Penn State passed its first real test with flying colors. Myreon Jones scored a career-high 21 points as Penn State led by as many as 18 in an 81-66 victory over Georgetown on Thursday night in the Gavitt ...

Franklin still coping with Minnesota setback

My pick of 39-17 would say I’m confident of a bounce-back game, that the collective Penn State camp is furious with its abysmal performance at Minnesota, if not the worst under James Franklin then certainly on a short list. Some quick background into how and when I make my weekly Penn State ...

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 ...

Penn State, Ohio State food drive competition set

Penn State and Ohio State will engage in a first-of-its-kind competition outside the football field with the two schools facing off to see which can raise the most support for campus food pantries. From midnight Sunday through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 23, the Tackle Hunger Penn State vs. Ohio State ...

Franklin venting about criticism

James Franklin wanted to get some things off his chest and delivered an interesting monologue at the end of his press conference Tuesday. But why Franklin chose to say what he said in the first place is probably even more interesting, albeit it unknown. Franklin answered questions for about ...

Alabama, PSU fall out of top 4

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee’s second top 25. LSU replaced Ohio State as No. 1 on Tuesday night after the ...

Franklin says Clifford’s passion needs channeled correctly

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Indiana (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Hoosiers: They’ve won four in a row and already earned bowl eligibility, a rare occurrence for the program. … They’re No. 24 ...

Hoosiers want to stay in Top 25

By Michael Marot The Associated Press Coach Tom Allen walked into Indiana’s team meeting Monday and congratulated his players for ending one streak. He quickly urged them to start a new one. One day after No. 24 Indiana cracked the Top 25 for the first time in more than a ...

College Corner

PSU women’s soccer home Friday UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s soccer program will host the first round of the NCAA Tournament this Friday against Stony Brook at 6 p.m. Penn State earned the No. 4 national seed in its portion of the bracket. The Nittany Lions are returning ...

Time for hard truths after PSU defeat

Seeing Penn State ranked in the top four of the College Football Playoff last week had to be pretty cool for all Nittany Lion fans. But be honest here: Didn’t it feel like a bit of a mirage? The Lions had the resume, relative to everyone else, to deserve their No. 4 ranking. No question ...

Nittany Lions drop to ninth in poll

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press LSU is an overwhelming No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after beating Alabama in a 1-2 matchup, and Minnesota moved into the top 10 for the first time in 57 years. After two weeks of historically close voting at the top of poll, ...

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 ...

Lions aid in Minny’s effort

MINNEAPOLIS — The team that deserved to win here did. In handing the Nittany Lions their first loss of the season, 31-26, while remaining unbeaten itself, Minnesota was the better team Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium and certainly the more worthy of victory. And Penn State knew ...

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 ...

PSU-Minnesota notebook

Players defend Rahne MINNEAPOLIS — There were numerous instances of questionable playcalling Saturday by offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne, particularly in the red zone with conservative runs and low-percentage fade passes. The Nittany Lions did score 26 points, and the players themselves ...

Fleck, Minnesota savor their finest moment

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota had a huge opportunity to make a splash on a national stage, and the Gophers did just that with an impressive performance in upsetting Penn State. “It was special,” coach P.J. Fleck said of the highly anticipated game. “A sellout crowd, the energy here was ...

Illinois storms back to stun Michigan State,­ 37-34

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Lovie Smith and Illinois are now eligible for a bowl after the biggest comeback in school history. The Illini did it by forcing turnovers — no surprise there — and when that wasn’t enough, Brandon Peters and Josh Imatorbhebhe were there to keep the rally ...