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Struggles continue for Lions

By Jared Wyllys The Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers chose to focus on the positives this season — not the recent rough patch. And he’s banking on the Nittany Lions to put a loss to Northwestern behind them with the Big Ten Tournament coming ...

Penn State’s Watkins suspended

Penn State center Mike Watkins did not play Saturday at Northwestern, as he was suspended for a violation of team rules, according to published reports. It’s unclear if Watkins’ suspension was just for the one game, or if it will carry over to the Big Ten Tournament and beyond. The ...

Nittany Lions get five into finals round

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Most expected Penn State’s quest for a championship at the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships to be an uphill battle, but no one could have predicted how tough it would end up being. The Nittany Lions advanced five wrestlers into the finals, have qualified six for the ...

Lots of lingo to decipher while figuring out postseason

Don’t forget The Penn State men’s basketball team plays its final regular-season game on Saturday at Northwestern at 4 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions, who already beat the Wildcats earlier this year, are 21-9. Northwestern is 7-22. By Aaron Beard The Associated ...

Sanderson won’t cop to underdog role

UNIVERSITY PARK —Most Penn State wrestling fans would have to admit that, based on the dual meet season, Iowa has to be considered the favorite to win the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships. The Hawkeyes finished 13-0 overall and 9-0 in conference, including a 19-17 squeaker over the ...

2nd-half collapse sinks Lady Lions

From Mirror, wire reports INDIANAPOLIS — Jasmine Brunson scored a career-high 20 points, Taiye Bello had her 12th double-double of the season, and Minnesota beat Penn State 85-65 in the Big Ten tournament Wednesday. Brunson hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and added six assists. Bello ...

Year ends in ECAC tourney for PSU Altoona

From Mirror reports The 2019-2020 season came to an end Wednesday night for the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team in a 79-76 loss to Hood College in the first round of the ECAC Tournament at the Adler Athletic Complex. The Lions (16-12) led 43-42 at halftime in a game in which ...

Bad second half dooms Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tom Izzo thought his No. 16 Michigan State squad lacked toughness earlier this season. To his pleasure, the Spartans played their grittiest game all year and gave themselves a chance to win what Izzo calls the most physical conference. Xavier Tillman Sr. scored 23 points ...

Giger: Tough to have confidence in PSU right now

UNIVERSITY PARK — Be honest: No matter how much you’ve enjoyed this Penn State season, no matter how excited you’ve been for the great possibilities, there’s always been that nagging voice in the back of your mind saying, “They’re gonna blow it.” That is incredibly unfair to the ...

Hoops du Jour

Michigan State at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State 21-8 (11-7 Big Ten), Michigan State (20-9, 12-6) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 148-148 in his ninth season at Penn State and 190-176 in 11 seasons overall. Tom Izzo is 626-241 in his 25th season at Michigan ...

Penn State hockey team top seed in Big Ten tourney

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following a dramatic series of events on Friday night, the Penn State men's ice hockey team has captured at least a share of the 2020 Big Ten regular-season championship and secured the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming conference tournament and the accompanying first-round ...

Lions go cold in loss at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Luka Garza knew he missed plenty of chances to score in the first half of Saturday’s game against Penn State. The Iowa junior center made sure that didn’t happen in the second half, and he got some help from his teammates. Garza scored 25 points and had 17 rebounds ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU women at Michigan State Tipoff: 2 p.m., Breslin Student Events Center Records: Penn State (7-21, 1-16 Big Ten); Michigan State (15-13, 8-9 Big Ten) Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 106-85 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Suzy Merchant is 481-267 in ...

Frazier’s finale at BJC not enough for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite 28 points from Penn State senior Siyeh Frazier, in her final game at the Bryce Jordan Center, it wasn’t enough as the Lady Lions fell to Michigan, 80-66, Thursday night in a Big Ten Conference matchup. The loss dropped Penn State to 7-21 ...

Dread’s 3 wins it for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct. He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the ...

Franklin deal worth $38.2M

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin is guaranteed at least $38.2 million over the length of a new six-year contract that runs through 2025. The contract was agreed to by Franklin and approved by Penn State’s Board of Trustees in December. Terms of the agreement were ...

Lions rally, then falter at IU

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In a game full of wild swings, Indiana boxed out No. 9 Penn State. The Hoosiers let a 19-point first-half lead completely disappear, fell behind by six and then rallied for a 68-60 victory Sunday. “We play the game in 10 four-minute battles or rounds like a fight,” ...

Nittany Lions romp on senior day

UNIVERSITY PARK — The No. 2-ranked Penn State wrestling team dominated American University in the team’s dual meet finale Sunday. Three Penn State seniors got falls on senior day for Penn State, and sophomore Jarod Verkleeren notched a victory in the dual’s marquee matchup as Penn ...

Voice of the Fan guest column: Lions adding to basketball history

I read with great interest and enthusiasm Neil Rudel’s Feb. 15 column, “Nittany Lions jumping through high hoops” that focused on the recent, long anticipated resurgence of Penn State men’s basketball. Let’s face facts: For most of the 21st century, Nittany Lion hoop ...

Iowa clobbers PSU women by 43

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 23 points, Kathleen Doyle added 18 with seven assists and five rebounds and No. 19 Iowa rolled to a 100-57 win over Penn State on Saturday. Makenzie Meyer and McKenna Warnock added 10 points apiece for the Hawkeyes (22-5, 13-3 Big Ten ...