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Penn State’s Rodriguez finalist for top award

KANSAS CITY, Kan. Senior midfielder Raquel Rodriguez has been named a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Friday afternoon. Rodriguez joins West Virginia's Kadeisha Buchanan and Virginia's Emily Sonnet as the three ...

Lions’ inside game does the job

By Mark BrennanFor The MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State showed a few flaws in a game against Canisius at Rec Hall Thursday night. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, they were able to mask them with an excellent paint job.PSU scored 50 points in the lane - including its first dozen - in a ...

Nassib named to Walter Camp first team

UNIVERSITY PARK - Defensive end Carl Nassib claimed Walter Camp All-America first-team accolades it was announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Atlanta Thursday evening.The Walter Camp selection is the third All-America honor for Nassib this season as he was a CBS Sports ...

Nassib picks up Lombardi Award

Carl Nassib said he "never in a million years" thought he would end up where he did Wednesday night, winning the coveted Lombardi Award given to the nation's top college lineman or linebacker.The Penn State senior capped a memorable day in which he took home two prestigious honors, having ...

Lions have no answer for transfer

By Bobby BancroftThe Associated PressWASHINGTON - If there was ever any concern as to how Wake Forest transfer Tyler Cavanaugh would fit into a George Washington program with so many leaders already on coach Mike Lonergan's roster, those concerns have been put to bed just nine games into the ...

Lady Lions put an end to 4-game losing skid

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State women's basketball team handed previously unbeaten Youngstown State its first loss of the season Tuesday night, a 68-51 decision over the Lady Penguins at the Bryce Jordan Center.Penn State (4-5) ended a four-game losing streakwhile Youngstown State fell to ...

Nassib doesn’t win awards

Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib went 0-for-2 on the awards circuit Monday as he did not win the Nagurski or Burlsworth honors. Nassib was a finalist for both awards.The Nagurski Award goes to the nation's top defensive player, and Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich received the honor ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU men at George WashingtonTipoff: 7 p.m., Smith Center, WashingtonRecords: Penn State (5-2); George Washington (7-1)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 61-77 in his fifth season at Penn State and 103-105 in seven seasons overall. Mike Lonergan is 76-61 in his fifth season at GW and 453-217 in 23 ...

Forbes tabs Barbour

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is listed just outside the Top 10 in a recent Forbes ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Sports.In her second year directing the Nittany Lions' 31-sport program, Barbour is No. 11 in the Forbes listing of the Top 25 Most Powerful ...

Juniata’s Bilheimer selected All-American

HUNTINGDON — Senior Sarah Bilheimer continued to add to her postseason awards as she was named a second team All-American by two separate organizations. Bilheimer was recognized by both Synapse Sports and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Bilheimer is the eighth field hockey ...

Lions will play Georgia in TaxSlayer Bowl

Penn State has a great history of football, and it takes a history lesson to preview the Nittany Lions' upcoming bowl destination and opponent.PSU will take on Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 2. The TaxSlayer traditionally has been known as the Gator Bowl, and Penn ...

Franklin expects to hire OC within 2 weeks

Quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne will handle playcalling duties for Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia, but he is not a candidate for the full-time job.James Franklin said Sunday that his phone has been ringing off the hook from candidates looking to replace John Donovan, who was ...

PSU women’s soccer captures national title

CARY, N.C. - Raquel Rodriguez finished what she started.Rodriguez scored in the 72nd minute to lead Penn State to a 1-0 victory over Duke on Sunday in the NCAA women's soccer final.The Nittany Lions (22-3-2) won the first national title in program history three years after falling to North ...

Lions dominate tournament with 7 champions

UNIVERSITY PARK - Throughout the history of the Nittany Lion Open, Penn State has turned in many impressive performances. But none were as impressive as the domination the top-ranked Nittany Lions displayed Sunday in Rec Hall.Of the 26 wrestlers Penn State entered, 18 finished in the top eight ...

Taylor goes off in a good way for Nittany Lions

By Mark BrennanFor the MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State forward Brandon Taylor was in a zone against Eastern Michigan at the Jordan Center Saturday. And you can take that in the literal sense of the phrase.Spending most of the afternoon operating in the heart of the Eagles' zone defense, ...

PSU makes it to finals

The Associated PressCARY, N.C. - Frannie Crouse scored in the 24th minute to help Penn State beat Rutgers 2-0 on Friday and reach the championship game of the NCAA Women's College Cup.The Nittany Lions will try to win their first national title on Sunday against Duke, a 2-0 winner over 2014 ...

Lady Lions advance to round 2

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State women's volleyball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night, beating Howard in straight sets, 25-16, 25-8, 25-17 at Rec Hall.Penn State improved to 27-5 while Howard finished its year at 18-14. The Nittany Lions are set to square off ...

Nittany Lions open league play with win

UNIVERSITY PARK - The No. 19-ranked Penn?State men's ice hockey team erupted for four goals in the second period in a 4-2 win over Michigan State in the teams' Big Ten opener on Friday night at the Pegula Ice Arena.Freshman Andrew Sturtz scored two goals and an assist during the Nittany Lions' ...

Rutgers, PSU ready for semis

CARY, N.C. - Get ready for a different kind of Big Ten/ACC Challenge - this time in women's soccer.One semifinal at the Women's College Cup today matches Atlantic Coast Conference teams Duke and Florida State. The other pits Rutgers and Penn State of the Big Ten.Rutgers coach Mike O'Neill said ...

PSU women lose

From Mirror reportsUNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State women's basketball team battled back from a 16-point deficit to tie the game at 44 early in the four quarter before suffering a 64-59 setback to Virginia Tech in 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday.The loss marks the first in program ...