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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 ...

PSU defensive tackles enter transfer portal

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin said last week that Penn State would be an active participant in the transfer portal, and he wasn’t kidding. The Nittany Lions lost two defensive tackles Wednesday with news that Antonio Shelton and Judge Culpepper had entered the transfer ...

Lions get one on first team

From Mirror,wire reports Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team announced Tuesday. Lineman Daviyon Nixon of Iowa is the defensive player of the year and is among six ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: Illinois at Penn State Tipoff: 6:30 p.m., Jordan Center, University Park Records: No. 18 Illinois (5-3), Penn State (3-2) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7 Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: Illini coming off 3-point loss at No. 11 Rutgers. ... PSU has not ...

College football playoff system out of whack

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Seven years into its existence, the postseason system that replaced the Bowl Championship Series is starting to produce levels of frustration, and in some cases contempt, among fans and competitors that ultimately crushed the BCS. Texas A&M is ...

Sports at a glance

PSU women’s game ppd. UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team’s contest at No. 19 Michigan, scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns within the Michigan program. The decision was made by the Michigan Athletic Department in ...

Freiermuth heads to NFL

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior tight end Pat Freiermuth decided to forgo his fourth season and has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. “It has been an absolute honor representing the Blue and White these past three seasons,’’ Freiermuth said. “When I received my offer from Penn ...

PSU opts to sit out of bowls

Penn State’s season is over. The Nittany Lions buried Illinois, 56-21, Saturday at Beaver Stadium, their fourth-straight win after an 0-5 start, and an hour later announced they will be bypassing a bowl bid. The decision was made by the players and “fully supported” by coach James ...

Lions can let loose vs. Illini

Some nitpicking as Penn State’s home season (for sure this time) concludes: n With three games canceled, and uncertainty over the availability of some key Ohio State players in the Big Ten title game, there’s an anti-climatic cloud over the entire conference today, and, surely, Penn ...

PSU football: In this category, the line forms behind Conlan

You can make a case for any number of unheralded recruits, even walk-ons, for today’s topic. But none would exceed the recruiting story, development and ascension to football stardom achieved by Shane Conlan. First, the background. Conlan was a lanky 190-pound linebacker who played at ...

PSU football: McGloin’s amazing story shows ultimate underdog

Christian Hackenberg was a five-star recruit. So was Anthony Morelli. Penn State’s recent four-star quarterback recruits include Rob Bolden, Pat Devlin, Paul Jones and Kevin Newsome. I can hear your collective groans. Not a single one of those guys ever went on to start a game at ...

Wildcats must stop Fields to get victory

The Associated Press No. 15 Northwestern (6-1 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (5-0, No. 4 CFP) Saturday at noon (Fox) Line: Ohio State by 20¢ Series record: Ohio State leads 63-14-1. What’s at stake? Ohio State is seeking a school record fourth consecutive outright Big ...

Sports at a glance

Maryland, MSU canceled In yet another twist to this crazy college football season, a matchup between Maryland and Michigan State has been canceled a second time after an outbreak of COVID-19 in College Park. The Terrapins (2-3) were slated to face the Spartans (2-5) on Saturday night as ...

PSU’s Franklin excited about incoming receivers

Incoming class Nate Bruce OL Harrisburg, Pa. Jamari Budding LB Ypisilanti, Mich. Liam Clifford WR Maineville, OH Jeff Davis Jr. DB Bristol, Conn. Khalil Dinkins TE Wexford, Pa Kalen King DB Detroit, Mich. Kobe King LB Detroit, Mich. Rodney McGraw DL Chicago, Ill. Jaylen ...

Penn State recruiting challenged by pandemic

The following are the highlights of Penn State coach James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs. Illinois, 5:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 MAIN STORYLINE With Penn State set to reveal its 2021 recruiting class with the early-signing period beginning today, Franklin spoke ...

More Big Ten games grounded by COVID

By Michael Marot The Associated Press Two of the seven Big Ten Champions Week games were canceled Tuesday because of COVID-19 outbreaks as an uncertain postseason looms for college football. The annual rivalry game between Indiana and Purdue set for Friday was canceled for the second time ...

PSU tight end gets honor

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, according to a vote by conference coaches and media released Tuesday. A Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019 when he delivered one of the most productive seasons by a Buckeyes quarterback, Fields ...

Virus forces Huskies out of Pac-12 championship

Power 5 title games FRIDAY PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP Oregon at Southern Cal, 8 SATURDAY BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Indianapolis Northwestern vs. Ohio State, noon BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP at Arlington, Texas Oklahoma vs. Iowa State, noon ACC CHAMPIONSHIP at Charlotte Clemson vs. ...