Penn State

Lions draw rematch in NCAA hockey opener

UNIVERSITY PARK — Last season Penn State made it the furthest it’s been in NCAA hockey tournament play, all he way to the regional final. That’s where the Nittany Lions ran into the overall No. 1 seed and eventual national champion Denver. This weekend, the Nittany Lions will have a ...

Hidlay, five Nittany Lions advance

CLEVELAND — Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay is one win away from a national championship. That one win, however, will have to come against the defending NCAA champion. Hidlay, the Mifflin County High School grad who is a redshirt freshman 157-pounder for North Carolina State, defeated ...

Hidlay in quarterfinals; Lions in 2nd

CLEVELAND — Mifflin County graduate Hayden Hidlay has wrestled in about as many different environments as any wrestler his age could. But even the North Carolina State freshman 157-pounder admitted that the NCAA Championships are unique. “It’s a different experience. There’s a ...

Coaches, wrestlers not shying away from goals

CLEVELAND — Ohio State heavyweight Kyle Snyder says his Big Ten tournament champion Buckeyes are the team to beat at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Cael Sanderson, coach of two-time defending NCAA champion Penn State, basically said, “We’ll see.” A select group of ...

Nittany Lions feeling healthy, confident

UNIVERSITY PARK — With the start of the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships set to get underway, Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, word out of Penn State’s Lorenzo Wrestling Complex on Monday was that the Nittany Lions are healthy and confident. That should put smiles ...

Big Ten drops could give Hidlay a boost

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For the most part, the top seeds for the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships will come from established wrestlers at each weight. When the NCAA releases the seeds and brackets on Wednesday, one weight could be headed by newcomer — 157. For a large portion of the ...

Penn State sweeps Minnesota, advances to Big Ten semifinals

UNIVERSITY PARK — If game one in a best-of-three series was a thriller, game two might have just been the game of the year so far in 2018 for the Penn State men’s hockey team. Despite three lead changes and a six-goal second period, Penn State was able to survive and advance, winning 6-5 ...

Penn State finishes 2nd; qualifies 9 for NCAAs

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Points were at a premium Sunday at the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships and Penn State couldn’t score nearly enough to dethrone defending champion Ohio State. The Buckeyes won their third title in the last four years at Michigan State’s Breslin Center by ...

Purdue holds off Penn State in Big Ten tourney

NEW YORK (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 27 points and No. 8 Purdue pulled away from Penn State in the second half of a 78-70 victory Saturday that put the Boilermakers in the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the second time in three seasons. Third-seeded Purdue (28-6) lost to No. 5 ...

Penn State wins thriller of a game

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following Penn State’s sweep of Minnesota last weekend with all the scoring, physicality, taunting and a date with home-ice in the Big Ten tournament on the line, this weekend’s Big Ten quarterfinals matchup between the same two teams was expected to be intense. Game 1 ...