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Lots of lingo to decipher while figuring out postseason

Don’t forget The Penn State men’s basketball team plays its final regular-season game on Saturday at Northwestern at 4 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions, who already beat the Wildcats earlier this year, are 21-9. Northwestern is 7-22. By Aaron Beard The Associated ...

Sanderson won’t cop to underdog role

UNIVERSITY PARK —Most Penn State wrestling fans would have to admit that, based on the dual meet season, Iowa has to be considered the favorite to win the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships. The Hawkeyes finished 13-0 overall and 9-0 in conference, including a 19-17 squeaker over the ...

2nd-half collapse sinks Lady Lions

From Mirror, wire reports INDIANAPOLIS — Jasmine Brunson scored a career-high 20 points, Taiye Bello had her 12th double-double of the season, and Minnesota beat Penn State 85-65 in the Big Ten tournament Wednesday. Brunson hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and added six assists. Bello ...

Year ends in ECAC tourney for PSU Altoona

From Mirror reports The 2019-2020 season came to an end Wednesday night for the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team in a 79-76 loss to Hood College in the first round of the ECAC Tournament at the Adler Athletic Complex. The Lions (16-12) led 43-42 at halftime in a game in which ...

Hoops du Jour

Michigan State at PSU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State 21-8 (11-7 Big Ten), Michigan State (20-9, 12-6) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 148-148 in his ninth season at Penn State and 190-176 in 11 seasons overall. Tom Izzo is 626-241 in his 25th season at Michigan ...

Penn State hockey team top seed in Big Ten tourney

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following a dramatic series of events on Friday night, the Penn State men's ice hockey team has captured at least a share of the 2020 Big Ten regular-season championship and secured the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming conference tournament and the accompanying first-round ...

Lions go cold in loss at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Luka Garza knew he missed plenty of chances to score in the first half of Saturday’s game against Penn State. The Iowa junior center made sure that didn’t happen in the second half, and he got some help from his teammates. Garza scored 25 points and had 17 rebounds ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU women at Michigan State Tipoff: 2 p.m., Breslin Student Events Center Records: Penn State (7-21, 1-16 Big Ten); Michigan State (15-13, 8-9 Big Ten) Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 106-85 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Suzy Merchant is 481-267 in ...

Frazier’s finale at BJC not enough for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite 28 points from Penn State senior Siyeh Frazier, in her final game at the Bryce Jordan Center, it wasn’t enough as the Lady Lions fell to Michigan, 80-66, Thursday night in a Big Ten Conference matchup. The loss dropped Penn State to 7-21 ...

Dread’s 3 wins it for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct. He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the ...

Franklin deal worth $38.2M

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin is guaranteed at least $38.2 million over the length of a new six-year contract that runs through 2025. The contract was agreed to by Franklin and approved by Penn State’s Board of Trustees in December. Terms of the agreement were ...

Lions rally, then falter at IU

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In a game full of wild swings, Indiana boxed out No. 9 Penn State. The Hoosiers let a 19-point first-half lead completely disappear, fell behind by six and then rallied for a 68-60 victory Sunday. “We play the game in 10 four-minute battles or rounds like a fight,” ...

Voice of the Fan guest column: Lions adding to basketball history

I read with great interest and enthusiasm Neil Rudel’s Feb. 15 column, “Nittany Lions jumping through high hoops” that focused on the recent, long anticipated resurgence of Penn State men’s basketball. Let’s face facts: For most of the 21st century, Nittany Lion hoop ...

Iowa clobbers PSU women by 43

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 23 points, Kathleen Doyle added 18 with seven assists and five rebounds and No. 19 Iowa rolled to a 100-57 win over Penn State on Saturday. Makenzie Meyer and McKenna Warnock added 10 points apiece for the Hawkeyes (22-5, 13-3 Big Ten ...

Maryland hoping to keep No. 7 spot

By Andrew Seligman The Associated Press A top 25 matchup is the big game on the schedule this weekend in the Big Ten men’s basketball conference. Here are a feww things to watch for. Game of the week No. 7 Maryland at No. 25 Ohio State on Sunday. The Big Ten-leading Terrapins look to ...

Owners all agree on new labor deal

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players’ hands. In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to “accept the negotiated terms on the principles of a new collective bargaining agreement.” Details of that ...

Too much fight in Illini: Illinois defense stymies Lions on offense

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Ayo Dosunmu felt well enough during warm-ups to return to lineup. That was enough for Illinois against No. 9 Penn State. Dosunmu, the Fighting Illini’s leading scorer who missed the previous game with a knee injury, scored 24 ...

Nittany Lions move up to No. 9 in poll

From Mirror, wire reports Baylor and Kansas just keep winning, setting up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. The two teams were separated once ...

PSU makes it 8 straight

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK— Penn State coach Patrick Chambers has watched his teams cough up enough leads late to know this squad is different. The No. 13 Nittany Lions are hanging on and closing games out. Lamar Stevens scored 23 points to lead Penn State ...

Bonus points a big deal for Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has long been known for its ability to produce bushels of bonus points, especially as it has won eight of the last nine NCAA championships. Saturday night in front of 15,995 fans in the Bryce Jordan Center, it was that ability to produce bonus points that ...