Penn State

Jackson’s buzzer beater drops Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State coach Patrick Chambers walked right past the Wisconsin locker room with a solemn look before answering questions in a methodical voice.The 22nd-ranked Badgers had just beaten his team 63-60 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Traevon Jackson - a tough finish that ...

Lions drop out in semifinals after Spartan upset

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Jasmine Thomas remained calm when Michigan State charged into the lead. She had that same relaxed expression when Penn State rallied, and she remained composed as she dribbled out the final seconds of an impressive victory.Thanks to Thomas' steady presence and a ...

Bentley, Lucas help Nittany Lions drop Buckeyes

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Maggie Lucas waved her fist and let out a howl as she peeled herself up from the floor after getting knocked down while hitting a second straight 3-pointer. Penn State had Ohio State staggering, and the Lady Lions were left standing in the end.Lucas hit those big 3s ...

Penn State finishing season well

UNIVERSITY PARK - (AP) Nick Colella knocked the ball loose from an opponent, and two teammates followed him to the floor to save the ball for Penn State.The Nittany Lions have worked hard all season - though they now have two wins over the last 10 days to show for their scrapes and floor ...

PSU beats Northwestern, collects 2nd Big Ten win

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Struggling Penn State found a way to win for the second time in three games on Thursday night.That the Nittany Lions' 66-59 victory came over slumping Northwestern didn't matter at all. It was bouncing back from a tough loss at Minnesota that mattered."After losing to ...

Bentley, PSU veterans seek elusive Big Ten championship

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Eighth-ranked Penn State transformed from rebuilding project to Big Ten bellwether during Alex Bentley's four years in Happy Valley - though one big goal remains elusive.One last chance for Bentley and her fellow Lady Lion seniors to win the Big Ten tournament that begins ...

Lady Lions claim Big Ten title with win at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Penn State wanted the Big Ten championship all to itself, and the Lady Lions played like it.Maggie Lucas scored 34 points to lead the seventh-ranked Lady Lions to an 82-67 victory over No. 20 Nebraska on Sunday, clinching their second straight outright conference ...

An unsung hero, Ganter lived PSU’s highest and lowest moments

Fran Ganter agreed to an interview Friday morning and then changed his mind, saying he'd prefer to let the flattering press release Penn State issued earlier in the week stand.So here I am writing a Fran Ganter column without Fran Ganter.It's a little tougher, and in most cases, when a subject ...

Gophers gnaw Lions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Micaella Riche scored 24 points to help Minnesota beat seventh-ranked Penn State 89-81 on Thursday night, preventing the Lady Lions from clinching the Big Ten regular-season title outright and ending their six-game winning streak.Maggie Lucas had 23 points for Penn State ...

Penn State men ready for Big Ten hockey next year

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - At some point over the past five months, potential recruits stopped asking Penn State coach Guy Gadowsky when the fledgling program would be competitive at the Division I level.He doesn't know exactly when the questions stopped, but any shred of doubt was erased this week ...