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Sentinel photo by CHRISTOPHER SHANNON
Penn State’s DaeSean Hamilton (5) makes a catch between Michigan’s Lavert Hill and Tyree Kinnel during the Nittany Lions’ 42-13 victory over the Wolverines Saturday evening in University Park.

Rhapsody in white

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State put a beatdown on Michigan the likes of which few people could have expected — but then, the unexpected should now be the norm for Beaver Stadium whiteout games. The No. 2 Nittany Lions destroyed No. 19 Michigan’s vaunted defense in a 42-13 blowout Saturday ...

AIC shocks Penn State hockey

UNIVERSITY PARK — After Thursday night’s celebration for the Penn State men’s ice hockey team, Friday proved to be frustrating to the Nittany Lions. In an overall sloppy game and a costly slip in overtime, Penn State fell 3-2 to American International. The Lions got off to a slow ...

Matchup triggers high-stakes game, stretch

It doesn’t get much better than this. Penn State, 6-0 and having climbed to No. 2 for the first time in almost 20 years, taking on Michigan on the grandest of whiteout stages at Beaver Stadium before a national TV audience, boldly underscores how far the Nittany Lion program has come back ...

Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after a big win is fraught with false steps. The truth is that a return to glory can rarely be narrowed down to a single game. But if there ever ...

Nittany Lions raise B10 banner, win home opener

UNIVERSITY PARK — It was a night of celebration during the Nittany Lions’ 2017-18 men’s ice hockey home opener, in which the Lions defeated American International 7-5. Before the game, the team looked up as its 2017 Big Ten Tournament championship banner was unveiled, the first ...

McSorley gets more out of quick passes

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — To take the next step in his evolution, Trace McSorley first had to go backward. Penn State’s quarterback went back in the offseason and reviewed enough film and saw enough open receivers who never had a shot to catch one of his passes. There, sitting in front of a ...

Penn State’s defense depends on swarming to ball

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — James Franklin’s whistle is the last one Penn State players hear at practice, and sometimes the coach will hesitate before he blows plays dead. He’s waiting for a satisfactory number of white helmets to charge the ball carrier. It doesn’t usually take long for ...

Penn State unable to finish sweep on ice

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The No. 11 Penn State men’s ice hockey team was unable to complete the weekend sweep of No. 7 Minnesota as they dropped a 6-3 decision in the series finale this afternoon from 3M Arena at Mariucci. Both teams move to 2-2-0 on the year and 1-1-0 in the Big Ten ...

Penn State men’s basketball fueled by camaraderie

UNIVERSITY PARK — Senior Shep Garner, who is entering his final season with Penn State, doesn’t recall having a closer team than this year’s unit. “We like spending time together,” Garner said. “That’s the difference between this team and past teams. It’s my last year and I ...

Lions upset Minnesota on ice

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Behind a 20-save performance from sophomore goaltender Peyton Jones, the No. 11 Penn State men’s ice hockey team defeated No. 7 Minnesota, 3-1, in the Big Ten Conference opener this evening from 3M Arena at Mariucci. Penn State improves to 2-1-0 on the year and 1-0-0 ...