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Hancock up for ESPY

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State women's volleyball's Micha Hancock has been nominated for a 2015 ESPY award, presented by ESPN. Hancock is on the ballot for Best Female Collegiate Athlete for the second consecutive year.Following a nationwide vote, the winners of each category will be revealed at ...

New Jersey DT Dwumfour commits to Lions

Penn State football fans have been waiting for a commitment from a 2016 defensive tackle just like New Jersey rising senior defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour has been waiting for a scholarship offer from the Nittany Lions.Dwumfour got his wish over the weekend, and, consequently, Lion fans got ...

Penn State gets Georgia punter

When Penn State began to hold satellite camps in places like Georgia, Nittany Lion fans most envisioned James Franklin enticing blazing fast wide receivers or hulking lineman to spurn SEC schools to come to Happy Valley.Those fans weren't giving a lot of thought to punters.However, that's ...

Brown, Hancock honored by Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK - As the 2014-15 athletic season concludes, Penn State sthletics has selected wrestler Matt Brown and women's volleyball player Micha Hancock as its Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year. Brown and Hancock will be on the ballot for Big Ten Athletes of the Year.The honors ...

Paterno elected to Pennsylvania sports HOF

UNIVERSITY PARK - Joe Paterno is finally a hall of famer in the state where his status as a coaching legend was marred by Penn State's child sex abuse scandal.The late football coach was elected Tuesday to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame along with 11 others, including former players Chuck ...

Size a big deal with new recruit

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comPenn State might have capped off the main course for its 2016 football recruiting class with a large order of Fries.That's Cranford, N.J.'s 6-foot-5, 270-pound Will Fries.The borderline four-star prospect committed to the Nittany Lions on Tuesday night, ...

Nittany Lions hockey team signs three recruits for ’15-16

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State men's hockey coach Guy Gadowsky announced the spring signings of Chris Funkey, Derian Hamilton and Vince Pedrie on Tuesday afternoon.All three Nittany Lions will be suited up for the 2015-16 season.Elsewhere:n After an historic 2014-15 season, the Penn State women's ...

Penn State will receive bowl money

UNIVERSITY PARK - During a review of bowl games and revenues, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors recently decided to provide a full share of the 2014-15 Big Ten football bowl revenues to Penn State, providing the Nittany Lions with approximately $4.5 million in unanticipated ...

Penn State’s Brown, three others honored for academics

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team continues to haul in the post season academic honors, this time with the announcement of the National Wrestling Coaches Association National All-Academic first team. Four members of head coach Cael Sanderson's squad have been named to ...

Wisniewski, Collins may get into HOF

UNIVERSITY PARK - A pair of football players who were instrumental in helping Penn State post undefeated and championship seasons are among the candidates under consideration for the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame.First-team All-Americans Kerry Collins and Steve Wisniewski ...

Penn State lands top recruit in state

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comA split second after Michal Menet announced his college choice, a thunderous cheer filled the Exeter High School auditorium.As loud as it seemed, it was only a fraction of the kind of noise Menet is going to encounter during a whiteout at Beaver Stadium. But ...

PSU hockey schedule set

The Penn State men's hockey program announced its 36-game regular-season schedule for 2015-16. The slate features 18 regular-season home games at Pegula Ice Arena, including a newly announced four-year series with Notre Dame, as well as games in four NHL arenas and a road trip to Anchorage, ...

Bizer leads rugby into national championships

DENVER - Caution: "Human Sledgehammer" at work. Big hits about to happen.Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. There's even a compilation of her most ferocious tackles on Youtube that's been viewed more than ...

Franklin says camp idea wasn’t his

NEW YORK - Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole theidea.Franklin sparked a controversy last year when he and his staff guest coached at a Georgia State camp in Atlanta. Southeastern Conference coaches ...

CB Davis dismissed from team

Senior cornerback Da'Quan?Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State football team for violating team rules, the university announced Wednesday.Davis has been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and for purchasing alcohol by a minor, court documents ...

PSU’s Brown, Gebhart recognized

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Matt Brown and field hockey player Laura Gebhart have been named to the First Team CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District team.The Nittany Lion tandem is now on the ballot for CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-America laurels.Brown was recently ...

PSU picks up O-line recruit

Penn State bolstered the offensive line for its 2016 recruiting class on Monday afternoon when the Nittany Lions received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-7, 270-pound offensive tackle Alex Gellerstedt from Dublin, Ohio."Very excited to announce that I have officially committed to Penn State!!! ...

Stanford lineman completes transfer

From Mirror reportsUNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State coach James Franklin announced the addition of offensive lineman Kevin Reihner to the Nittany Lion football roster for the 2015 season on Monday.Reihner, a Scranton native, transferred to Penn State after earning his undergraduate degree from ...

Top Massachusetts prospect picks Nittany Lions

There's been buzz over the last month that Penn State Class of 2016 football recruits Miles Sanders and Lavert Hill might be wavering on their verbal commitments to the Nittany Lions.Coach James Franklin and his staff not only have kept Sanders and Hill in the fold, they've been adding to the ...

Fisher’s heart filled PSU

Penn State lost one of the most beloved pieces of its history - one who definitely merits a spot on Mount Nittany's Mount Rushmore - with the passing of Fran Fisher.The greatest ambassador the school ever had, who connected fans and helped build the Nittany Nation from the early days of Beaver ...