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Givens ‘excited’ for NFL combine

It’s safe to say Kevin Givens is approaching the biggest weekend of his football life. The former Altoona Area High School standout and three-year Penn State starter is in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine, which begins for defensive linemen today. “I’m just excited to show that I’m ...

Nittany Lions on a roll

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team can be frustrating at times. It would be easier if they were lovable losers, but they don’t fit that role at all. A dominant 78-61 win over No. 17 Maryland in the Bryce Jordan Center on ...

Lions pick up solid road victory

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Lamar Stevens scored 25 points and Mike Watkins got his 26th career double-double as Penn State beat Illinois 83-76 on Saturday. “I’m just so proud of Mike,” said Penn State coach Pat Chambers. “He’s had to deal with some personal issues lately, and he really ...

PSU special teams coach hired

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Football coach James Franklin announced the addition of Joe Lorig to the coaching staff as the special teams coordinator and defensive assistant on Thursday. Lorig spent the last three seasons at Memphis as the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers ...

Kill upset with Gophers coach

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he won’t speak again to P.J. Fleck, saying the current Golden Gophers coach is too selfish. Kill spoke to Sirius XM radio Tuesday and said he thinks Fleck is “about himself” instead of the players . Kill said ...

Two Lady Lions get preseason honors

Penn State Altoona softball’s senior shortstop Haley Giedroc was voted the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s 2019 Preseason Player of the Year, headlining the conference’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll that was released on Wednesday. Giedroc is coming off of a junior campaign in ...

Penn State clobbers Cornhuskers

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State didn’t leave a sliver of hope for Nebraska in the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday night. After kicking the Cornhuskers down in the first half, the Lions played an even better second half to win a blowout, 95-71. For anyone who has followed the team this ...

Hoops du Jour

Nebraska at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (9-16); Nebraska (15-11) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 122-137 in his eighth season at Penn State and 164-165 overall. Tim Miles is 112-108 in his seventh season at Nebraska and 395-328 overall. TV: FS1 Radio: ...

PSU locks up share of Big Ten title

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Top-ranked Penn State pummeled No. 19 Illinois in the Big Ten dual meet finale. Penn State won eight of ten bouts to post a 39-9 win over the homestanding Illini, helping secure Penn State at least a share of its sixth Big Ten regular season (dual meet) title. Penn State ...

Lady Lions blown out on road

MINNEAPOLIS — The Penn State women’s basketball team wasn’t able to slow down a red-hot Minnesota offense as the Gophers took down the Lady Lions 97-67 Sunday afternoon. Senior Teniya Page led four Lady Lions in double figures with 14 points. Junior Jaida Travascio-Green scored 11 ...

Lions struggle down the stretch in loss

The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Matt Haarms gave No. 12 Purdue a boost of energy. Carsen Edwards added the scoring punch. Together, they were a knockout combination. Edwards scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half Saturday and Haarms celebrated his return to the ...

Nittany Lions keep the ‘fun’ coming in rout

UNIVERSITY PARK — Just when you think you’ve seen it all from the No. 1 Penn State wrestling team, it debuts something new. On Friday night in a 37-10 rout of Michigan State, the Nittany Lions introduced several novelties. There was Bo Nickal’s blue hair and another “secret move” ...

PSU drops opener at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In his 100th career game, junior Nikita Pavlychev collected three points with one goal and a pair of assists, but it wasn’t enough as Penn State dropped a 5-3 decision to Michigan State on Friday evening in Big Ten Conference action from Munn Ice Arena. Penn State ...

Lady Lions buried early in loss to Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern got out to a fast start and never looked back as the Wildcats handed the Penn State women's basketball team a 78-63 loss in Big Ten action Thursday night. Freshman Karisma Ortiz registered a career-high 14 points and team-best seven rebounds to lead the Lady ...

PSU shocks No. 6 Michigan

UNIVERSITY PARK — Fueled by pure determination and a legacy-sealing performance by its star player, Penn State beat a better team in No. 6 Michigan, 75-69, to get its first home conference win. “It really means a lot to me,” Lamar Stevens said. “Everybody works so hard.” In a ...

PSU’s record falls to 10-13

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a close 66-62 battle to Michigan Sunday afternoon in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. Senior Teniya Page moved into sole possession of fifth place on Penn State’s career scoring charts, ...

Wounded Lions still win big

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A record Ohio State crowd of 13,276 filled St. John Arena on Friday expecting their Buckeyes to snap No. 1 Penn State’s 55-match winning streak. The Nittany Lions had other plans. No. 1 Penn State won seven of 10 bouts, even without the services of two starters, as they ...

Lions battle to end again, still lose

By Craig Merz The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kyle Young scored the go-ahead basket with 63 seconds left and Ohio State held off Penn State 74-70 in a Big Ten game on Thursday night. The Buckeyes (15-7, 5-6) were 25-9 last season but lost three times to Penn State, including the ...

Givens invited to NFL combine

Altoona Area High School product Kevin Givens and six other Penn State players have been invited to participate in the NFL combine that begins later this month in Indianapolis. Nittany Lions joining Givens at the combine will be: quarterback Trace McSorley, running back Miles Sanders, ...

The trouble with transfers: Franklin worried about ‘free agency’

James Franklin says he’s worried about college football and the direction it’s heading with regards to the much-discussed new transfer portal now available to players. Penn State’s coach spoke at length Wednesday about how transfers are changing the sport. Franklin was asked if the high ...