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Penn State rolling toward mat title

PITTSBURGH — For the second year in a row, one man has stood in the way of Hayden Hidlay’s championship dreams — Penn State’s two-time defending 157-pound champion, Jason Nolf. Hidlay pushed Nolf to the limit before ultimately succumbing, 3-2, Friday night in PPG Paints Arena in the ...

Nolf and Nickal look to make history

PITTSBURGH — If Penn State’s Bo Nickal and Jason Nolf are nervous about trying to advance to a fourth straight NCAA final and win a third straight championship, they sure didn’t show it Wednesday. Those two Nittany Lions addressed the media, along with fellow No. 1 seeds Yianni ...

Duo comes full circle for PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — For Shakur Rasheed and Anthony Cassar, the lead up to the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships has come full circle from preparing for last year’s tournament. It’s also 180 degrees different. This time last year, Rasheed was prepping for his first NCAA tournament as the ...

Minnesota ends Penn State’s season

CHICAGO (AP) — Out of sync and struggling for most of the game, Amir Coffey insisted he never really found his rhythm. It was hard to tell the way he dominated at the end. Coffey scored 10 of his 22 points in the final minute, and Minnesota rallied for a 77-72 overtime victory over Penn ...

Brackets out for NCAA mats

When Hayden Hidlay made his spectacular run to the 157-pound final at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships, he did it as a No. 1 seed. If he wants to duplicate that run, or take one step up to the top of the podium in 2019, his path will be a bit steeper. The NCAA released seeds and brackets ...

Easy start for PSU’s Stevens

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens, Penn State’s expected starting quarterback, will be handled cautiously this spring and, depending on his progress, might be questionable for the Blue-White Game. Stevens did not play in six of the Lions’ 13 games last season and did not make the trip to ...

Penn State captures Big Ten title

MINNEAPOLIS — It seems like the only ones not getting excited about Penn State failing to win a Big Ten tournament championship the past two seasons were the Nittany Lions. They were poked and prodded and queried and questioned about that one blank spot on their resume even after they ended ...

Reaves leads Penn State to victory

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State guard Josh Reaves has never gotten as many hugs or pats on the back as he did on Sunday. His teammates made sure to show their wily veteran their love after Reaves scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Penn State over Illinois ...

PSU seeks Big Ten vengeance

UNIVERSITY PARK — Not much has gone wrong for the Penn State wrestling team the previous two seasons. The Nittany Lions ended each year undefeated in dual meets and brought home team trophies from the NCAA championships. The one thing that has eluded the nation’s best team is a Big Ten ...

No shortage of talent on display for Big Ten wrestling

MINNEAPOLIS — When the first whistle sounds to kickoff wrestling at Saturday in the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena at 11 a.m., three teams figure to be the favorites to win the 2019 Big Ten wrestling championships team title. Ohio State is the two-time defending champion and has ...