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PSU men’s soccer team gets seven to sign early

UNIVERSITY PARK -– Penn State men’s soccer head coach Jeff Cook announced the signing of seven student-athletes in the early signing period on Monday. The incoming class includes Liam Butts (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Michael Gaines (Oxon Hill, Md.), Kyle May (Lebanon, Pa.), Andrew Privett ...

Youth, experience mix key Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Pat Chambers foresees opponents having a tougher time scouting Penn State if the Nittany Lions keep getting contributions from freshmen while their top rebounder rounds into form. Rasir Bolton scored a career-high 27 points while Mike Watkins and Lamar Stevens posted ...

Lady Lions qualify for regional final

From Mirror reports STANFORD, Calif. – The No. 8 seed Penn State women’s volleyball team took down Washington 26-24, 25-21, 25-21 Friday night to advance to the NCAA Stanford Regional Final in Maples Pavilion. The Nittany Lions moved to 26-7 on the season with the win. Penn State ...

Lions pick bad night to go cold

UNIVERSITY PARK — It was hard to believe Penn State was two points away from tying Indiana with 2 seconds left on the clock in the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday night. The Lions were bad on offense and awful at the free throw line. But the fact it came down to a single possession was ...

Lions draw Kentucky in Citrus

It may not be the sexiest matchup of the bowl season, but there still will be many good story lines for Penn State’s Citrus Bowl showdown against Kentucky on New Year’s Day in Orlando. Kentucky is obviously a basketball school, but the football team has had an excellent season, finishing ...

Lions shut out Lehigh before sold-out crowd

UNIVERSITY PARK – Lehigh had six starters out of its lineup for Sunday afternoon’s dual meet against top-ranked Penn State. So, there wasn’t going to be too much drama in a match wrestled before a sold-out crowd of 6,529 at Rec Hall and Big Ten Network cameras. The only drama was ...

State most likely to play Kentucky

Penn State appears destined for the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in Orlando, and the most likely opponent is Kentucky, based on how everything shook out in Saturday’s conference championship games. The bowl matchups will be announced this afternoon. Alabama’s 35-28 comeback win over Georgia ...

Clutch 3-point shots sink Lions on the road

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After Jalen Smith and Bruno Fernando carried Maryland to the brink of victory, Anthony Cowan Jr. emphatically finished off Penn State. Cowan made two clutch 3-pointers in the closing minutes, and the 24th-ranked Terrapins opened Big Ten play with a 66-59 victory ...

Lions pile up takedowns in road victory

By Andy Elder For the Mirror LEWISBURG — For Bucknell, Friday was an historic night in Sojka Pavilion. For Penn State, it was another lopsided win. In a way, both wrestling teams scored a victory. The No. 1 Nittany Lions made a statement in their first road dual meet against the Bison ...

Lions hold off No. 13 Hokies in last seconds

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The stress of the last two minutes between Penn State and No. 13 Virginia Tech was overwhelming Tuesday night at the Jordan Center. With a 63-60 lead, the Lions needed a strong finish to their best effort of the year to pull off an upset. ...

Lions’ DB makes team

The Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald is the unanimous choice for Big Ten coach of the year. The conference on Tuesday announced half its postseason awards based on voting by coaches and media. Fitzgerald led the Wildcats (8-4) to the West Division title ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 38-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B+ Considering recent injury, McSorley played well, hitting 12-22 for 230 and 1 TD. Also ran for ...

PSU dominates Maryland in regular-season finale

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State played like a motivated, emotionally energized team trying to finish strong on senior day. Maryland played like it was merely trying to finish out an emotionally draining season. Both elements were understandable, and the combination led to a Nittany Lion ...

Bowl spirit buoyed; 10-win year alive

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State got more than just a W on Saturday. In blowing out Maryland, 38-3, the Nittany Lions accomplished several things that will carry them for the next five weeks. They sent their seniors, particularly quarterback Trace McSorley, out with a deserved curtain call. ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 38-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On first down at the Maryland 20, Trace McSorley shot through an opening and raced untouched for a touchdown to give the Nittany Lions ...

Maryland-PSU notebook

What will USC do next? UNIVERSITY PARK — There has been speculation that USC could fire coach Clay Helton after a disappointing season, and Penn State’s James Franklin has been mentioned as a possible replacement. The Trojans had a strong showing in their season finale Saturday, giving ...

Maryland-PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Maryland 0: Trace McSorley hit KJ Hamler for 34 yards on the first play from scrimmage to the Terps’ 40, then Miles Sanders broke numerous tackles going for 35 yards on the next play to the 5. McSorley scored from 3 yards out two plays later with 13:24 left in ...

Buckeyes carve up Michigan defense

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — This season for Ohio State has been anything but normal, beginning with its celebrated coach suspended for three games. There have been spotty performances and troubling trends on both sides of the ball. There has been constant speculation and ...

PSU’s McSorley leaves a legacy like no other

As a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt in 2014, Trace McSorley remembers a phone call from James Franklin to inform that the coach was headed to Penn State. McSorley felt like he had been punched in the gut. “I was probably a little short (on the phone) because I was upset with how ...

Plenty of motivation exists for home finale

Five things to look for as Penn State wraps up the regular season against Maryland with a lot riding on the line. No. 1: Plenty to play for Talk about story lines. It’s senior day, Trace McSorley’s final home game and a chance to play for a berth in a New Year’s Six bowl game ...