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Penn State news

Big Ten has something to prove

The Associated Press The coach of the Big Ten’s last national championship team believes the conference’s 20-year title drought could end this season. “We’ve got four or five teams that are on top that could do it,” Michigan State’s Tom Izzo said. “There’s enough good teams ...

Lady Lions pick up several honors

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s basketball freshman player Maddie Burke was named the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year on Monday. In addition, she also earned a spot on the All-Freshman Team, while senior Johnasia Cash and sophomore Makenna Marisa both earned All-Big Ten accolades, ...

Lions win on senior night

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Myreon Jones scored 17 points, knocking down four 3-pointers, as five Penn State players reached double figures and the Nittany Lions walloped Minnesota, 84-65, on Wednesday night. After an early scramble, Penn State took the lead for keeps on a ...

Fans or no fans, Lions ready for competition

When the Big Ten selected Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center as the site of this year’s Big Ten Wrestling Championships, there were probably visions of putting on a grand spectacle, particularly with the finals, at a sold-out arena. Of course, the sold-out arena is going to happen because ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: Minnesota at Penn State Tipoff: 7 p.m., Jordan Center, University Park Records: Minnesota (13-12, Big Ten 6-12); Penn State (8-13, Big Ten 5-12) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: Minnesota is coming into the game on a ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: Purdue at Penn State Tipoff: 7 p.m., Jordan Center, University Park Records: Purdue (15-8, Big Ten 10-6); Penn State 8-12, Big Ten 5-11) TV: Fox Sports 1 Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: Penn State has not won at home over Purdue since Feb. ...

Franklin hires new defensive assistant

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State head coach James Franklin announced the hiring of Anthony Poindexter as the program’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach on Wednesday. Poindexter comes from Purdue, where he spent the last four seasons holding the same ...

Duo leads Lions to upset win

UNIVERSITY PARK — Niya Beverley scored a career-high 21 points, Makenna Marisa added 17 with eight rebounds and eight assists and Penn State upset No. 15 Ohio State 69-67 on Wednesday, ending an 11-game losing streak in the series. Marisa’s layup with 1:01 to play was the winning ...

Jones has career night for Lions

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Myreon Jones scored a career-high 29 points to lead five in double figures, and Penn State held off Nebraska for an 86-83 victory on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Nebraska (5-16, 1-13 Big Ten), which trailed most of the game and by ...

Ex-Penn State hoop star wins game for Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lamar Stevens drove in for an easy dunk with 4.1 seconds left and Atlanta failed to get off a final shot as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Hawks 112-111 on Tuesday night to end their 10-game losing streak — the NBA’s longest this season. Stevens, a rookie out of Penn ...

Takedowns everywhere for Lions in victory

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State wrestled in Rec Hall for the first time on Monday night in this very, very strange season. The Nittany Lions had two other home matches postponed because of COVID-19 issues, so they were back home wrestling Maryland in their now shockingly very quiet home venue. ...

Lions take 7 of 10 in win over Buckeyes

From Mirror reports COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Penn State wrestling team improved to 5-0 overall and in the Big Ten Friday night, thanks to a 28-12 win over Ohio State in which the Nittany Lions won the seven of the 10 matches against the Buckeyes. It was the Nittany Lions fifth straight win ...

Lions can’t protect 8-point lead in second half

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann let out a sigh, leaned forward toward his computer and rested his chin in his right hand. His cheeks were a bit flushed as his Zoom background flickered behind him after No. 4 Ohio State outlasted ...

Penn State women collapse in second half

From Mirror, wire reports IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Penn State women’s basketball team was up 52-41 at halftime, but was outscored 55-26 in the second half en route to a 96-78 loss at Iowa Thursday afternoon in Big Ten action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Lady Lions did set a single-game ...

Sports at a glance

PSU wants to fix up Lasch UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning announced on Thursday that they plan to renovate and expand the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building at the University Park campus. The board will ...

PSU Altoona unveils first-ever Hall of Fame class

From Mirror reports The Penn State Altoona Athletics Advisory Council announced its first Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, naming five individuals and one team as its inaugural group of inductees. Selected to the Penn State Altoona Athletics Hall of Fame were Fredina M. Ingold (athletics ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: Ohio State at Penn State Tipoff: 8 p.m.; Jordan Center, University Park Records: Ohio State (17-4, Big Ten 11-4); PSU (7-10, Big Ten 4-9) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: Buckeyes are ranked third in the country. ... ...

PSU wrestler honored

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Carter Starocci, ranked No. 5 in this week’s InterMat individual rankings, was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday It is the first such honor for the Penn State freshman. Starocci earned the laurel by defeating sixth-year ...

Lions’ secondary coach hired by UT

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — There will be another change on the Penn State football coaching staff. Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Tim Banks will reportedly join Josh Heupel’s staff at Tennessee as the defensive coordinator, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo ...

Nittany Lions miss out on opportunity to beat Sparty

From Mirror, wire reports EAST LANSING, Mich. — Aaron Henry scored 20 points and Joey Hauser added 11 off the bench to help lead Michigan State to a 60-58 win over Penn State on Tuesday night. Marcus Bingham made a pair of foul shots for Michigan State with 78 seconds left to cap the ...