Penn State news

Lions already in lead after first day of action

PITTSBURGH — Penn State led the team race at the end of the first day of competition Thursday at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena, but the Nittany Lions suffered a few chinks in their armor. The Nittany Lions held a 7.5-point lead over second-place Ohio ...

Penn State seeking eighth NCAA title in 9 years

By Luke Meredith The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade. The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at ...

Givens content with his decision

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kevin Givens knows his early departure from Penn State surprised many, including his coaches, but he maintains “it was the right time” and is content to follow his heart. Since announcing for the NFL on Jan. 2, one day after the Citrus Bowl, the Altoona Area High ...

Success more than talent at State

UNIVERSITY PARK — The secret to the Penn State wrestling team’s sustained stretch of success under coach Cael Sanderson, to the seven team championships in the past eight years, to the 51 All-Americans and 20 national champions, isn’t one single thing. Recruiting top-level talent year ...

Franklin keeping close eye on QB Stevens

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens, Penn State’s expected starting quarterback, will be handled cautiously this spring and, depending on his progress, might be questionable for the Blue-White Game. Stevens did not play in six of the Lions’ 13 games last season and did not make the trip to ...

Hoops du Jour

Illinois at PSU men Tipoff: Noon, Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (13-17); Illinois (10-19) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 126-138 in his eighth season at Penn State and 167-167 overall. Brad Underwood is 25-37 in his second season at Illinois and 134-64 overall. TV: Fox Sports ...

Buckeyes standing in Lions’ way of title

MINNEAPOLIS — As expected, Penn State is going to have earn the team championship at the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships and it’s going to have to hold off two-time defending champion Ohio State to do it. The Nittany Lions sit in first place in the team race with 131 team points, six ...

PSU cuts ties with Washington

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State athletics and women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington have agreed to a change in leadership for the women’s basketball program. The decision was announced Friday afternoon. “I am very appreciative of Coquese’s contributions to the Lady Lion ...

Elusive tourney title on agenda

UNIVERSITY PARK — Over the past two seasons, the Penn State wrestling team has won virtually every competition it has entered. It has two Keystone Classic titles, two Southern Scuffle titles, two Big Ten dual-meet championships and two NCAA championships. The one glaring omission has been ...

Penn State survives final seconds

By Everett Merrill The Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Penn State coach Pat Chambers says he doesn’t pay attention to the Big Ten standings. With the conference tournament starting next week in Chicago and his team peaking, maybe it’s time he should. The Nittany Lions (13-17, ...

Lady Lions’ season ends at tournament

From Mirror, wire reports INDIANAPOLIS — Imani Lewis scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, and Marsha Howard added 15 points and 14 rebounds, to help No. 13 seed Wisconsin beat Penn State, 65-57, on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Lewis grabbed nine boards and ...

Givens excels on bench

Altoona’s Kevin Givens went to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis rated between 15 and 30 among available defensive tackles. The three-year starter at Penn State gained some immediate attention Saturday with a strong performance in the bench press, and then at least temporarily wowed the NFL ...

McSorley declines request to work out at DB

Penn State’s Trace McSorley wants to play quarterback and quarterback only in the NFL, and he made that clear Saturday at the scouting combine. At least one NFL team asked McSorley to work out as a defensive back at the combine, in hopes of seeing how his athleticism would translate ...

Nittany Lions struggle late in loss to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — As Brevin Prtizl stepped to the foul line with less than 2 seconds left and the game all but won, the chant rained down from the student section: “MVP! MVP!” He promptly missed. It was the only blemish on an otherwise stellar day. Pritzl came off the bench to score 17 ...

Lady Lions lose at home to Nebraska

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a tough 79-74 decision to Nebraska Saturday afternoon in the teams’ regular-season finale at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions erased a 14-point third-quarter deficit, but the Huskers held off Penn State in the final ...

PSU RB Sanders has big day at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State running back Miles Sanders drew good reviews at the NFL combine Friday. Sanders ran an adjusted 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds and was selected as the day’s top performer by the analyst MoveTheSticks on Twitter. “I’m all aboard the Miles Sanders express ...

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 ...

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 ...