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Shorthanded Penn State grinds out win at Penn

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PHILADELPHIA — With a lineup missing two defending NCAA champions, and some of the rest weakened by illness, the No. 2 Penn State wrestling team had to scratch and claw Friday night to escape the Palestra with a 20-16 win over Penn. Roman Bravo-Young (133) and Aaron Brooks (184) didn’t ...

Hidlay ready for final wrestling campaign

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RALEIGH, NC — By the end of the 2021 wrestling season Hayden Hidlay found himself staring at a crossroads of sorts. The fifth-year senior was in a dark place as the aftereffects of struggling to keep weight at 157 pounds reared their ugly head. Putting all his effort and free time into ...

Football a family affair for Brent Pry

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Brent Pry was introduced as Virginia Tech’s head football coach Thursday in Blacksburg, Virginia. What a day it was for him and the entire Pry family. Altoona natives Jim Pry, and his wife, Kathy, were both 18 years old when Brent was born. “We are just ecstatic,” Jim Pry said ...

Nittany Lions fall to Miami at home

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team fell to the Miami Hurricanes in a tight 63-58 matchup in the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday evening inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge game saw 11 lead changes and six tie scores, with no lead ...

Hidlay grows from experience, ready for more

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RALEIGH, N.C. — For Mifflin County graduate Trent Hidlay, last season was all about taking the next step. Hidlay rose to the occasion at every level and crossed off big milestones along the way, topping ACC nemesis Hunter Bolen in sudden victory to win his first ACC title at 184 pounds ...

Pry leaving PSU for Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech reached into its archives to find its next coach, hiring Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry, a disciple of longtime Hokies assistant Bud Foster. Pry was a graduate assistant working with the defensive line under Foster, the hugely successful coordinator, as the Hokies ...