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Penn State news

Nittany Lions are still looking for Big Ten victory

The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Illinois to a 79-65 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Cockburn leads the nation with 11 double-doubles this season. Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier scored 13 points apiece for Illinois ...

Big Ten reprimands PSU men’s coach

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Big Ten Conference reprimanded interim Penn State basketball coach Jim Ferry and fined the university $10,000 for comments Ferry made following a loss to Purdue. Ferry, named interim coach last fall after Patrick Chambers resigned following an internal investigation ...

Lady Lions’ next game off

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team’s game at Rutgers Thursday has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns with the Rutgers program. The schools will work with the Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options. Penn State is next scheduled to face ...

Franklin keeping eye on QB spot

The game of musical chairs within college football — coaches and players — never seems to stop these days, and that’s been true at Penn State. The Nittany Lions have added and subtracted personnel with the biggest change being the hiring of new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, who ...

Sports at a glance

PSU’s Wade leaving for NFL Penn State starting safety Lamont Wade recently announced on Twitter that he will head to the NFL instead of returning to the football team for 2021. Wade, who started his career as a All-BTN.com freshman team pick in 2017, was a team captain and starter in 2020 ...

Sports at a glance

Walker coming back for Lions UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State offensive tackle Rasheed Walker announced on Tuesday that he will return this fall for the 2021 season. The left tackle is coming back for a fourth season with the football program. Walker will play for new offensive coordinator ...

Sports at a glance

Lions DB coming back UNIVERSITY PARK — One of Penn State’s best defensive players is bypassing a chance to enter the NFL Draft. Pittsburgh native Jaquan Brisker, a third-team All-Big Ten selection at safety, confirmed Monday on Twitter that he’ll be back with the Nittany Lions in ...

Lady Lions pick up win at Minnesota

From Mirror, wire reports MINNEAPOLIS – A strong second half and big play off the bench led the Penn State women’s basketball team to its first road win at Minnesota in nearly nine years, as the Lady Lions took down the Gophers, 69-60, Sunday night in Big Ten action at Williams Arena. ...

Franklin bringing in new OC from Texas

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a new offensive coordinator. James Franklin announced Friday a coaching staff change with the hiring of Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and the departure of Kirk Ciarrocca. A press release was issued ...

Hoops du Jour

Women: Penn State at Minnesota Tipoff: 5 p.m., Williams Arena, Minneapolis Records: Penn State (3-5, 0-4 Big Ten); Minnesota (2-5, 1-4 Big Ten) TV: BTN Plus Radio: 93.3 FM and 1340 AM via the Penn State Sports Network Internet: Links to live video, audio and stats are available at ...

Dotson will return to Lions this fall

From Mirror reports With this busy offseason of player movement, Penn State got some good news Thursday with the announcement that standout receiver Jahan Dotson will return for another season. Dotson, who was weighing whether to enter the NFL Draft, confirmed his plans on Twitter. The ...

PSU hires new offensive coordinator

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a new offensive coordinator — another new offensive coordinator. James Franklin announced a coaching staff change with the hiring of Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and the departure of Kirk Ciarrocca. A ...

Balanced attack too much for PSU

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Mackenzie Holmes scored 27 points, Ali Patberg added 24, and Grace Berger recorded her second triple-double of the season to help No. 19 Indiana beat Penn State 85-64 on Thursday night. Indiana had its lead trimmed to 64-58 early in the fourth ...

PSU men’s program on hold because of COVID-19

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team has had its past two games postponed because of COVID-19. Make it four in a row now. The Penn State Athletic Department announced early Wednesday evening — when the team was originally scheduled to be playing ...

Hoops du jour

Nittany Lions game at OSU postponed UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team’s road game against Ohio State scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 results. A statement released by Penn State noted that “the health and safety of our ...

Lady Lions fall to undefeated Buckeyes

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Madison Greene had 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Jacy Sheldon scored 21 points and No. 16 Ohio State beat Penn State 82-69 on Monday night in its first game since Dec. 10. Ohio State led by as many as 18 points in the second half before ...

Lions welcome fourth transfer

The Penn State football roster turnstile keeps moving, with transfers coming, several Nittany Lions seeking other opportunities and new recruits on the horizon. According to Twitter and internet reports, the Lions have added four transfers in the past week — Temple defensive end Arnold ...

PSU announces schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Big Ten Conference announced the 2020-21 wrestling schedule recently, and the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team now knows who it is facing in the upcoming season. Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad will take on nine Big Ten opponents in five traditional dual meets and ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: Penn State at Indiana Tipoff: 8:30 p.m., Bloomington, Indiana Records: Penn State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten); Indiana (5-4, 0-2 Big Ten) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: Hoosiers are led by sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis ...

Oweh declares for 2021 NFL Draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State redshirt sophomore defensive end Jayson Oweh decided to forgo his fourth season and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. “All my life I’ve taken the hidden route,” Oweh said. “The route that isn’t always the easiest. The route of many unknowns. The path ...