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Nittany Lions stun Michigan State on road

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Patrick Chambers is on a quest to keep Penn State’s basketball program hungry and humble as it surges in a successful season. Lamar Stevens had 24 points and Myreon Jones made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, leading the 22nd-ranked Nittany Lions to ...

PSU at Michigan State preview capsule

PSU men at Michigan State Tipoff: 8 p.m., Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich. Records: Penn State 16-5 (6-4 Big Ten), Michigan State (16-6, 8-3) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 143-145 in his ninth season at Penn State and 185-173 in 11 seasons overall. Tom Izzo is 622-238 in his 25th season ...

Lion wrestlers bounce back with blowout

UNIVERSITY PARK — Coming on the heels of a taut, tense, tight loss at No. 1 Iowa on Friday night, the No. 2 Penn State wrestling team had no appetite for another down-to-the-wire thriller on Sunday against Maryland. Or maybe the Nittany Lions just didn’t want to miss the Super Bowl LIV ...

Lions don’t look past Nebraska

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — With a measuring-stick game at Michigan State up next, No. 24 Penn State easily could have overlooked Nebraska. All coach Patrick Chambers had to do to keep his players on task was to remind them that the Nittany Lions had never won in Lincoln since ...

PSU loses D-line coach Spencer to NFL

It’s become accepted in recent years that Penn State is going to lose some assistant coaches — something that virtually never happened during the Joe Paterno era — but the concept is all still so new that seeing an elite-level assistant depart remains somewhat jarring. As such, the news ...

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 ...