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PSU’s 5-year Big Ten win streak snapped

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Penn State Nittany Lions (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, lost a hard-fought dual at No. 1 Iowa (9-0, 6-0) in sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena Friday night. Penn State led late in the dual, but Iowa came back to post the ...

PSU ice hockey team settles for 3-3 tie

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — A late goal by Notre Dame helped the Fighting Irish to a 3-3 overtime tie with the Penn State ice hockey team Friday night in Big Ten Conference action at the Pegula Ice Arena. The No. 8 Nittany Lions move to 17-8-2 and 9-6-2 in the league while ...

Fourth-quarter comeback fizzles

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team trimmed a 23-point fourth-quarter deficit down to single digits, but it wasn’t able to complete the comeback in a 77-66 loss to to No. 18 Iowa Thursday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. “I want to start ...

Givens to share big game with family

Those who know Kevin Givens are fully aware that he’s a man of few words. He doesn’t seek the spotlight, but it’s hard to avoid at the Super Bowl. The Altoona and Penn State product is in his rookie season as a reserve defensive tackle with the San Francisco 49ers. Givens spent ...

Defense shines in 2nd half

UNIVERSITY PARK — On a night when Lamar Stevens didn’t look — or feel — himself for over 30 minutes, it was almost as if he woke himself up. Battling a cold, the senior was just 3-of-12 from the field and 2-of-7 from the charity stripe when he missed badly on an attempt from the ...

True freshman leads Penn State to road victory

From Mirror reports LINCOLN, Neb. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team downed Nebraska Friday night, 20-18, to begin a rugged 16-day stretch of Big Ten road action. Penn State won in front of a record-Nebraska crowd with true freshman Seth Nevills sealing the deal with a win in ...

Kieger not thrilled with her Lady Lions

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team hung tough with No. 17 Indiana in the first half, but the Hoosiers pulled away in the second half for a 76-60 win Thursday night in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. Junior Kamaria McDaniel led Penn ...

Lions post big road victory at Michigan

The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Lamar Stevens started scoring right away. Then Curtis Jones arrived in the second half and helped Penn State hold on for an impressive road win. Now coach Patrick Chambers wishes his team could play again soon. “I’m almost disappointed that we ...

Lions add new coach for WRs

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin announced Taylor Stubblefield as the new wide receivers coach on Sunday. “Taylor has a strong familiarity with the Big Ten Conference,” Franklin said. “He was an elite wide receiver as an All-American at ...

Lions soak up national spotlight in win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team picked Sunday to wrestle its most complete match of the season, in front of another Rec Hall sellout crowd and an ESPN national television audience. No. 22 Rutgers, which sent out a lineup that features five freshmen, could present very little ...

Poor first quarter too much for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports EVANSTON, Ill. — The Penn State women’s basketball team wasn’t able to overcome a slow start in an 85-59 road loss at Big Ten-leading Northwestern Sunday afternoon. Junior Kamaria McDaniel led Penn State with 18 points, while freshman Makenna Marisa scored a ...

Lions fall apart in 2nd half on road

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Daniel Oturu had his 12th double-double of the season with 26 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Carr added 27 points and Minnesota came from behind to beat Penn State 75-69 on Wednesday night. Carr added nine assists and six rebounds for the Gophers, who ...

From bad to worse: Lions start cold, finish cold in home loss to Badgers

UNIVERSITY PARK — It took Penn State 8 minutes and 36 seconds to score on Saturday afternoon. It didn’t get much better from there for the Nittany Lions. Wisconsin’s Micah Potter scored a career-high 24 points, including 18 in the first half, and added 13 rebounds off the bench as the ...

Giger: Bad week, bad signs for PSU basketball

UNIVERSITY PARK — There was a distinct sound of bricks being thrown at the basket as Penn State started Saturday’s game 0-for-12, and the end of the disappointing loss to Wisconsin brought about the sound of people starting to jump off the Nittany Lion bandwagon. Maybe that’s unfair — ...

Wide receivers coach leaving for WVU

Penn State’s revolving door of offensive assistant coaches continued Friday with the departure of wide receivers coach Gerad Parker, who is leaving to become offensive coordinator at West Virginia. The move is a big step up for Parker, who spent just one season at Penn State and will become ...

Brown, Parsons make AP Bowl Team

Joe Burrow and Justin Jefferson were easy selections for The Associated Press All-Bowl Team after they connected for four first-half touchdowns in LSU’s College Football Playoff semifinal blowout of Oklahoma. Selecting the rest of the team wasn’t nearly as simple. Although the season ...

Rough second half dooms PSU at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers’ season of expectations is off to a historic start in conference play. Ron Harper Jr. had 22 points to help Rutgers beat No. 20 Penn State 72-61 on Tuesday night as the Scarlet Knights are 3-1 for the first time as member of the Big Ten. The last time Rutgers ...

Lions now face key changes

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State wrestling fans need to make sure their seat belts are buckled and their chair backs are in the upright and locked position because there’s some turbulence ahead. Nittany Lion head coach Cael Sanderson confirmed Tuesday in the Lorenzo Wrestling Complex there ...

Philly special: Nittany Lions earn key win in wild game at The Palestra

PHILADELPHIA — After making a layup with just 41 seconds to play, Lamar Stevens screamed four words. “This is my city,” the senior forward yelled after his bucket gave Penn State an 83-79 advantage in its only opportunity to play at one of the country’s most historic gyms, The ...

Walking on air: Light, Hilling having a blast at Penn State

Vlad Hilling called it a dream come true. Denver Light says it’s the best decision he’s ever made. There’s no telling if the two Blair County walk-ons will ever make big contributions on the field at Penn State. But both young men are having the time of their lives being members of the ...