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PSU’s Deion Barnes gearing up for sophomore season on the gridiron

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State players speak with great respect about Deion Barnes, an enormously talented rising sophomore defensive end who looks every bit the part of a future NFL standout."He's unreal," said right tackle Adam Gress, who lines up against Barnes every day in practice. "He's ...

Linebackers in focus during PSU spring drills

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - From tackling drills to side-to-side lunges in warmups, Glenn Carson seemed to have a shadow whenever he was on the practice field Wednesday with the way Mike Hull followed him around.Hull was never more than a couple steps behind Penn State's veteran middle ...

Nittany blues

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Adrienne Webb scored a career-high 29 points, including two crucial free throws with 22 seconds left, and LSU beat third-seeded Penn State 71-66 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Tuesday night.Bianca Lutley overcame foul trouble and capped an 18-point night ...

Even happier valley

DES MOINES, Iowa - Quentin Wright never saw Oklahoma State overtake Penn State in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday night.The 197-pounder did watch as teammate Ed Ruth put the Nittany Lions back in front, then made sure that they were out of sight on their way to a third ...

Lucas-led Lions rout Cal Poly

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Maggie Lucas launched a rainbow 3-pointer as time expired in the first half, then let out a yell and pumped her right fist as the shot went through to give Penn State its first double-digit lead against NCAA tournament newcomer Cal Poly.If that shot wasn't enough to send ...

Snyder ousted in consys; PSU remains atop team standings

DES MOINES, Iowa - Penn State is likely to stay on top of the wrestling world thanks, in large part, to the Nittany Lions' ability to stay on top of their opponents.Two of the five Nittany Lions who advanced to the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Friday night did it by ...

Snyder wins two at NCAA tourney; Nittany Lions lead in team scoring

DES MOINES, Iowa - The match points came quickly for Matt Snyder on the opening day of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.Almost as quickly as the team points came for Penn State.Snyder, a Lewistown graduate, won two matches to advance to today's quarterfinal round at Wells Fargo ...

Dake, Penn State headline NCAA championships

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Cornell's Kyle Dake will seek to take his place among the greatest college wrestlers of all time.Penn State will attempt to solidify its status as the nation's pre-eminent program - in the backyard of its biggest rival, Iowa - when the NCAA championships start Thursday ...

PSU grapplers poised for 3rd NCAA title

UNIVERSITY PARK - For the two-time defending NCAA champion Penn State wrestling team, the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships offer more plot lines than an Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon. Can the Nittany Lions three-peat? Can 165-pounder David Taylor and 184-pounder Ed Ruth repeat? ...

Penn State women receive No. 3 seed in NCAA tournament

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State is headed back to familiar territory for the NCAA tournament.A No. 3 seed might have left the Lady Lions a little blue, though, despite a return trip to Baton Rouge, La., for the opening round of this year's tourney.Penn State will face 14th-seeded Cal Poly on ...