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Nittany Lions send 5 to NFL Combine

UNIVERSITY PARK - Five Penn State football players have been invited to participate in the National Football League's 2015 Scouting Combine, the second-highest total in the Big Ten Conference.The players participating are defensive back Adrian Amos, placekicker Sam Ficken, linebacker Mike Hull, ...

Redfoot picked for good works team

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Association of Basketball Coaches and Allstate Insurance Company announced Tuesday the 10 men's basketball student-athletes from across the country named to the 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team, and the list includes Penn State Altoona senior forward Joel Redfoot, ...

Taliaferro rapidly climbing political ladder

TRENTON, N.J. - Every step used to be a miracle for Adam Taliaferro. Now the onetime Penn State defensive back - whose NFL dreams were ended by a devastating spinal cord injury - is running.Fifteen years after a hit left him motionless on the Ohio Stadium turf, Taliaferro is one of New Jersey's ...

Lady Lions knock off Boilermakers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Penn State Lady Lions used career highs from Keke Sevillian and Alex Harris to post a 54-50 win over Purdue on Sunday at Mackey Arena.With Penn State trailing 46-44 with 2:37 remaining, Lindsey Spann hit a 3-pointer and Sierra Moore hit a jumper to give the Lady Lions ...

Top-ranked Iowa holds off PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State and Iowa certainly know how to put on a show for the 15,967 fans Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center and thousands more watching on the Big Ten Network.In the end, though, the top-ranked Hawkeyes had a little talent on the raised mat than the fifth-ranked ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU Lady Lions vs. PurdueTipoff: 2 p.m. Mackey ArenaRecords: Penn State (5-18, 2-10 Big Ten) Purdue (10-12, 3-8 Big Ten)Coaches: Coquese Washington is 147-98 in her eighth season at Penn State. Sharon Versyp is 193-100 in her ninth season with the Boilermakers, and is 310-165 in 15 years ...

Lions’ momentum building

Penn State made a huge jump - about 10 places - in the national rankings from James Franklin's first recruiting class to his second.The Nittany Lions are poised to take another big step upward in 2016."It should be an even better class," said Ryan Snyder, who covers Lion recruiting for ...

Recruiting update

PENN STATEPlayerHt.Wt.Pos.HometownSaquon Barkley5-11190RBWhitehall, Pa.Chose PSU over: Rutgers, Notre Dame, PittAssistant coach who opened the door: Charles HuffFYI: 247Sports top prospect in Pennsylvania rushed for 1,851 yards as a senior.Ryan Bates6-5271OTWarrington, Pa.Chose PSU over: South ...

Lions hit big with quantity of top recruits

It might have been a little disappointing that Penn State wasn't able to sustain the momentum that had its class rated No. 1 in the country in the summer, but one has to look deeper when evaluating the Nittany Lions' 2015 recruiting class.As in its depth.James Franklin's second group of ...

PSU recruiting has changed with the times

UNIVERSITY PARK - Joe Paterno used to joke that one of his first press conferences, to preview spring practice, "was probably at the Rathskeller with about three people."Suffice to say had he walked into festivities Wednesday morning on National Letter-of-Intent Day at the Lasch Football ...

PSU, Franklin indeed dominating the state

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin arrived at Penn State in January of 2014 vowing to dominate the state of Pennsylvania, and, on his second signing day with the Nittany Lions, one of the things he said pleased him the most was that he and his staff did a good job of accomplishing that ...

Tweet helps fuel PSU-Pitt rivalry

UNIVERSITY PARK - It seemed obvious who the tweet about negative recruiting was referring to - Pitt - which makes for more in the juicy in-state war of words.Penn State coach James Franklin and assistant Josh Gattis, who sent the tweet Tuesday, tried to deny that it was intended for any school ...

Givens’ heart was always with Nittany Lions

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comIronically, it turns out Altoona Area High School all-state defensive end Kevin Givens committed to Pitt a year ago largely because of Penn State.Confirming the widely-held belief that his heart always was in Happy Valley, Givens, who signed a ...

Graham key for Terps

By David GinsburgThe Associated PressCOLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jon Graham enjoyed the best game of his college career against the school where it all began.Graham scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and No. 17 Maryland edged Penn State 64-58 Wednesday night to avert its first losing streak ...

Givens flips: Altoona standout spurns Pitt for Penn State

Almost since Kevin Givens committed to the University of Pittsburgh - and, honestly, possibly even before that day almost one year ago - people have thought it might just a matter of time before Altoona Area High School's star defensive end found his way to Penn State.It was at the 11th hour, ...

Hoops du Jour

Penn State men at MarylandTipoff: 8:30 p.m., XFINITY Center, College Park, Md.Records: Penn State (14-8, 2-7 Big Ten); Maryland (18-4, 6-3)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 52-67 in his fourth season at Penn State and 93-95 in six seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 76-46 in his fourth season at ...

Walking on air: Simpson getting shot at PSU

This tiger is changing his stripes.Golden Tiger, that is.After leaning that way for a couple of months, Hollidaysburg Area High School senior lineman Zach Simpson decided on Saturday to join the Penn State Nittany Lion football team as a preferred walk-on."This has always been a dream of mine," ...

Franklin tries to solidify 2016 recruits

With most of its 2015 recruiting class filled, Penn State's last visit weekend before signing day on Wednesday turned into an impromptu junior day.James Franklin and his staff were able to use Saturday as a chance to get 2016 commits Jake Zembiec, Shane Simmons and Miles Sanders back up to ...

Returning Mountie Wade making a big difference

CRESSON - While fellow Mount Aloysius College men's basketball upperclassmen Nolan Doyle and Tanner Thomas have done the traditional four-year athletic career routes, Arin Wade has taken a unique route as he has returned to the Mounties for his final two seasons.Wade, who began his basketball ...