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Penn State news

Cumming selected to D3 team of week

After being named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week on Monday, Penn State Altoona baseball’s senior first baseman Catcher Cumming, an Altoona Area High School graduate, received another recognition for his performance with the bat last week. Cumming was ...

PSU Altoona has solid week

Penn State Altoona sophomore pitcher Casey Reese took Pitcher of the Week honors, while junior catcher Kristen Hewitt received Player of the Week recognition in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Reese is a Penn Cambria graduate while Hewitt is a Glendale graduate. Reese and ...

Taylor among Olympic qualifiers

FORT WORTH, Texas — Four resident athletes with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club qualified for the Tokyo Olympics later this summer, and former all-time great David Taylor became the newest member of Penn State wrestling’s Olympian club. The NLWC had five wrestlers competing for titles in ...

Sports at a glance

PSU football adds games UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State announced three non-conference additions to its football schedule for the 2024 and 2026 seasons on Thursday. The Nittany Lions will host Kent State on Sept. 21, 2024, Marshall on Sept. 5, 2026 and San Jose State on Sept. 19, 2026. With ...

New PSU men’s basketball coach emphasizes defense

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Though new Penn State basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry served as offensive coordinator at Purdue, he pledged a defensive focus with the Nittany Lions. “We have to be a great defensive team,” Shrewsberry said during his introductory press ...

Early reviews are positive for Yurcich

Early returns on the arrival of new Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich are quite positive. “I love the energy he brings, and I can’t wait to go through a whole season with him,” standout receiver Jahan Dotson told the media via Zoom on Monday. “He’s a ...

Givens charged in alleged assault

From Mirror, wire reports Former Penn State and Altoona Area High School football standout Kevin Givens is facing second-degree assault charges for allegedly attacking a man in Baltimore, according to an article published on ESPN.com. Givens just finished up his second season with the San ...

PSU player returning

Micah Shrewsberry has landed his first recruit. Izaiah Brockington, who had been in the transfer portal, announced Friday on Twitter that he’s returning to the Nittany Lions. Brockington, who averaged 12 points per game, said he met with Shrewsberry this week. “At my core, I feel ...

Campbell: PSU staff ‘blew me away with their vision’

Alli Campbell, Blair County’s all-time leading scorer in both high school boys and girls basketball, is transferring to Penn State to join Carolyn Kieger’s Lady Lion program. “I chose Penn State for so many reasons,” Campbell said. “After speaking with the coaching staff, they blew ...

Shrewsberry hires assistant

UNIVERSITY PARK – New Penn State men’s basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry announced the hiring of Adam Fisher as the Nittany Lions’ associate head coach on Monday. Fisher, a 2006 Penn State alumnus, returns to Happy Valley after six seasons as an assistant coach at the University of ...

4 Lions reach finals

ST. LOUIS – Penn State’s Nick Lee and Rutgers’ Sebastian Rivera tangled in one of the more entertaining bouts in the Big Ten Championships a couple weeks ago at the Bryce Jordan Center. Lee won that semifinal bout, 3-1, in overtime. Friday night, they hooked up in another entertaining ...

Lions get 7 into quartes

From Mirror reports ST. LOUIS – It was a good first day for Penn State at the NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The Nittany Lions advanced seven of their nine wrestlers into the quarterfinals. Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young (133), Nick Lee (141), Brady ...

Hawkeyes the heavy favorite

The Associated Press It has been more than a decade since Iowa, the program that Dan Gable turned into the gold standard in college wrestling, showed the kind of dominance at the NCAA championships that it takes to win a team title. The drought probably would have ended last season had the ...

Lions dealing with portal problems

From Mirror reports On Monday, Penn State hired Micah Shrewsberry as its new men’s basketball coach. As of right now, he might want to start refilling his roster. According to several published reports from media outlets, including The Athletic, PennLive.com and SportsIllustrated.com, six ...

Disappointed Lions aim high at NCAA event

Penn State finished second behind Iowa and qualified nine wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, but more is expected of the Nittany Lions within and outside of the program because of the dynasty coach Cael Sanderson has built. “I definitely think we came out of the Big Ten disappointed, ...

Purdue assistant picked as new coach

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Micah Shrewsberry was hired on Monday as the new Penn State men’s basketball coach, replacing interim head coach Jim Ferry who had taken over the program when Patrick Chambers resigned early last fall. Shrewsberry, an assistant on Purdue’s staff ...

Franklin seeking depth at QB

Though Penn State returns a two-year starting quarterback in Sean Clifford, the Nittany Lions opened spring drills Monday with the position as the team’s top priority. James Franklin said he hopes to emerge from the spring “with a good idea” of the starter and backup and whether more ...

Lions late rally falls short at buzzer

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Aleem Ford scored 17 points and No. 6 seed Wisconsin made a stop on the last play to escape with a 75-74 win over No. 11 seed Penn State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night. The Badgers (17-11) led by 18 in the final eight ...

Penn State men escape with 1st-round win

From Mirror, wire reports INDIANAPOLIS — The Penn State men’s basketball team overcame a 14-point halftime deficit Wednesday night to advance to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, thanks to a 72-66 win over Nebraska. The Nittany Lions (11-13) will take on Wisconsin tonight at ...

Second half sinks Lady Lions

From Mirror reports INDIANAPOLIS – The Penn State women’s basketball team played right with Michigan State for a majority of the game before the Spartans used a fourth-quarter run to pull away for a 75-66 victory in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday night. “Credit ...