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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 ...

Seminoles could determine Lions’ bowl selection

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comPenn State appears to be headed to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 2 - as long as things go as planned for Florida State.Wait, why would Florida State impact the Nittany Lions?Well, the Seminoles are 10-2, and they most likely will be ...

Garner goes off in Lions’ victory

By Ken PowtakThe Associated PressBOSTON - Shep Garner nailed an off-balance 3-pointer for his fifth of the game from beyond the arc, stepping back a bit and falling to his left directly in front of Boston College's bench in the opening half.From that moment on, the 6-foot-1 Nittany Lion ...

Hoops du Jour

Virginia Tech at PSU?womenTipoff: 8 p.m. at Bryce Jordan CenterTV: Big Ten NetworkRecords: Virginia Tech (5-1); Penn State (3-3).All-time series: Penn State leads, 3-0.Last time out: Virginia Tech defeated Wofford, 73-42, last Wednesday; Penn State fell to BYU, 63-51, in the Radisson Chatsworth ...

Barkley named 2nd-team all-Big Ten

Saquon Barkley called it "honestly ridiculous" how different things were for him as a successful college freshman compared to being in high school just a year ago.Penn State's superb rookie running back was named second-team all-Big Ten on Tuesday, a deserving honor after he broke the Nittany ...

Nassib’s Hollywood story keeps on growing

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comCarl Nassib's remarkable rise as a college senior earned him his first major award Monday night, and more could be on the way.Penn State's standout defensive end was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Nassib earning that award is astounding when ...

Penn State fires Donovan

Penn State fired offensive coordinator John Donovan on Sunday following a regular season that saw the team have one of the worst offenses in the country.Donovan, the subject of heavy criticism during his two seasons with the Nittany Lions, was brought to PSU by coach James Franklin after ...

Nittany Lions pick up win No. 8

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn State Nittany Lion men's hockey team used two power-play goals and a shutout performance by Eamon McAdam in a 4-0 victory over Vermont on Sunday.Dylan Richard scored twice to pace the offense, while McAdam made 30 saves for his first collegiate shutout."It was very ...

Giger: Franklin decisive, makes right move

John Donovan had to go. Everyone knew it. James Franklin would have been risking his own career had he not made the decision to fire his offensive coordinator, and Franklin is way too smart to jeopardize his future in that regard.Still, it couldn't have been easy for Franklin.We are all sports ...

Lions losing recruits

Penn State's lost on the field to both of the Big Ten football programs from Michigan in the last two weeks, and, on Sunday, they lost one of their top recruits from Michigan, with speculation brewing that they might lose the other in the coming days.Four-star cornerback Lavert Hill, one of the ...

PSU’s regular season ends disastrously

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comEAST LANSING, Mich. - Penn State crashed and burned in its regular-season finale against a legitimate national title contender, so for the second year in a row under James Franklin, a promising start has been overshadowed by a dismal finish.And a heavy dose ...