Penn State

East’s double-double lifts PSU to 65-52 win

UNIVERSITY PARK - Senior center Talia East had a career night, recording her second collegiate double-double performance with a personal-best 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 13 Penn State Lady Lions (14-4, 5-1 Big Ten) to a 65-52 win over Indiana (15-4, 2-4). The Lady Lions defense ...

PSU wrestling stays perfect

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 nationally, took care No. 19 Indiana 36-6 in the team's first Big Ten road dual. Penn State won eight of ten bouts, including three technical falls and three majors, to coast to the victory.The dual began at 197 ...

PSU men shut out on ice by Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Despite outshooting its opponent by a 48-29 margin, the Penn State men's hockey team (4-13-1, 0-5-0-0 Big Ten) fell to Michigan State (7-10-3, 1-2-2-2 Big Ten) by a 3-0 score at Munn Ice Arena Friday night.Redshirt junior Max Gardiner led all players with seven shots, ...

Johnson’s decision is about business, not about betrayal

Just business, or is it betrayal? Or maybe a little of both?Larry Johnson, an admired and enormously successful Penn State assistant coach for 18 years, is heading to Ohio State.The enemy.The one team in the entire country that many Nittany Lion fans despise.The one team in the entire country ...

Walton’s 16 points stops Nittany Lions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Derrick Walton is settling into a comfort zone - just in time for Michigan's first difficult stretch of the Big Ten schedule.Walton scored 16 points - including the game's first eight - and the Wolverines remained unbeaten in conference play with an 80-67 victory over ...

Players say team morale high after change

UNIVERSITY PARK - The last few weeks have been "a little crazy" for Penn State's players, but then again, they're used to that."We've been through a lot," linebacker Mike Hull said Tuesday. "The last coaching change probably was harder than this one just because of all the stuff we went through ...

Nits rip Purdue on mats

UNIVERSITY PARK - Although some of the bouts might have been a little closer than first anticipated, the final outcome was never in doubt.Winning nine of the 10 bouts, Penn State boiled Purdue to the tune of 34-3 Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 6,369 at Rec Hall."I thought we saw some good ...

Gophers pounce on PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK - If there is such a thing as a moral victory in sports, the Penn State men's hockey team earned it Sunday against Minnesota, the top-ranked team in the nation.The Nittany Lions rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie it in the third period in front of a raucous Pegula Arena crowd, ...

Franklin feels right at home as Penn State’s new coach

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin is thrilled about coming "home." He has his "dream job." And he doesn't plan on leaving any time soon."I'm a Pennsylvania boy with a Penn State heart," the personable, charismatic and confident Franklin said Saturday afternoon when he was introduced as the ...

Early power play goal fires up Golden Gophers

UNIVERSITY PARK - The whiteout at Pegula Ice Arena turned into a washout for the Penn State men's hockey team.Minnesota, the No. 1 team in the nation, played like it before a packed house and a national TV audience Monday night in a 5-2 defeat of the Nittany Lions in game two of the Big Ten ...