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Blue-White notebook

Chisena gets special moment UNIVERSITY PARK — College teams across the country have taken to trying to one up each other when it comes to finding cool ways to put walk-ons on scholarship, and Penn State came up with a dandy during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Late in the third quarter, ...

Franklin looking for more than football

For as much as some fans love that there will be football of any kind being played, today’s Blue-White Game is still only one spring practice, so it has to be taken with a grain of salt in a lot of ways. Penn State coach James Franklin even made the point of saying that the football is not ...

QB Clifford getting his reps

Sean Clifford knows who he is as a quarterback, and also who he’s not. While Tommy Stevens is considered an excellent running quarterback who has to answer questions about his throwing ability, Clifford is viewed, for now at least, as the opposite. He’s considered more of the prototypical ...

Big plans from Parsons: LB sees playoffs on horizon

Micah Parsons didn’t start a single game last season and still led Penn State in tackles, quite a remarkable feat at the school known as Linebacker U. Predicting success was easy for Parsons, the No. 1 linebacker recruit in the nation coming out of high school in Harrisburg. But even though ...

Giger: Kieger looks like great hire for Penn State

Penn State made what looks like a terrific hire in selecting Carolyn Kieger as the new women’s basketball coach. Kieger’s background is exactly what the Lady Lions should have been looking for. She was a very good college player herself at Marquette, put in several years as an assistant ...

Stevens not worried about durability

Tommy Stevens seems keenly aware of the questions or concerns some fans may have about him, and Penn State’s projected starting quarterback tried to rebut a couple of the narratives Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after practice, Stevens addressed issues about him being able to stay ...

PSU ready to hire Marquette head coach

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The new Penn State women’s basketball coach is coming to town from the Big East Conference. On Wednesday, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour selected Carolyn Kieger as the sixth head coach of the women’s basketball program. Keiger, a 2019 ...

Nittany Lions close in on another title

PITTSBURGH — Only a meltdown of epic proportions will prevent the Penn State wrestling team from leaving PPG Paints Arena tonight with its fourth straight NCAA championship and its eighth in the last nine years. The Nittany Lions ended the second day of competition Friday at the 2019 NCAA ...

Lions already in lead after first day of action

PITTSBURGH — Penn State led the team race at the end of the first day of competition Thursday at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena, but the Nittany Lions suffered a few chinks in their armor. The Nittany Lions held a 7.5-point lead over second-place Ohio ...

Penn State seeking eighth NCAA title in 9 years

By Luke Meredith The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade. The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at ...

Givens content with his decision

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kevin Givens knows his early departure from Penn State surprised many, including his coaches, but he maintains “it was the right time” and is content to follow his heart. Since announcing for the NFL on Jan. 2, one day after the Citrus Bowl, the Altoona Area High ...

Success more than talent at State

UNIVERSITY PARK — The secret to the Penn State wrestling team’s sustained stretch of success under coach Cael Sanderson, to the seven team championships in the past eight years, to the 51 All-Americans and 20 national champions, isn’t one single thing. Recruiting top-level talent year ...

Penn State men skate past OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sophomore Alex Limoges scored the eventual game-winner setting the Penn State single-season goal record in the process as the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated No. 1 Ohio State, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon in Big Ten semifinal action from Value City Arena. Penn State ...

Too much Coffey sends Nittany Lions home

CHICAGO — Out of sync and struggling for most of the game, Amir Coffey insisted he never really found his rhythm. It was hard to tell the way he dominated at the end. Coffey scored 10 of his 22 points in the final minute, and Minnesota rallied for a 77-72 overtime victory over Penn State in ...

Franklin keeping close eye on QB Stevens

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens, Penn State’s expected starting quarterback, will be handled cautiously this spring and, depending on his progress, might be questionable for the Blue-White Game. Stevens did not play in six of the Lions’ 13 games last season and did not make the trip to ...

Top seeds have nothing to be ashamed about

The Associated Press While it might not land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Big Ten was arguably the nation’s top conference during the regular season. The league’s upper-class depth and middle-class drama could make for a fascinating postseason tournament, which starts ...

Despite title, Lions focusing on nationals

By Andy Elder For the Mirror MINNEAPOLIS — It seems like the only ones not getting excited about Penn State failing to win a Big Ten tournament championship the past two seasons were the Nittany Lions. They were poked and prodded and queried and questioned about that one blank spot on ...

PSU hockey on to semifinals thanks to Big Ten series win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State ice hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday night, winning game 3 in its best-of-3 series with Wisconsin, 4-3, at the Pegula Ice Arena. Penn State (21-14-2) will play at Ohio State this Saturday in the ...

Lions’ Reaves has memorable game on senior day

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK— Penn State guard Josh Reaves has never gotten as many hugs or pats on the back as he did on Sunday. His teammates made sure to show their wily veteran their love after Reaves scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds ...

Hoops du Jour

Illinois at PSU men Tipoff: Noon, Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (13-17); Illinois (10-19) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 126-138 in his eighth season at Penn State and 167-167 overall. Brad Underwood is 25-37 in his second season at Illinois and 134-64 overall. TV: Fox Sports ...