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Penn State Wrestling: Youthful Lions face uphill climb to conference title

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Coach Cael Sanderson may have prepared more decorated and more experienced teams for a postseason run, but one thing is clear about his 2021 Nittany Lions — he’s never had a younger postseason squad. With six freshmen in the starting lineup, Sanderson faces ...

Buttrick, Wheeler lead PSU to victory

UNIVERSITY PARK – Seniors Trent Buttrick, John Harrar and Jamari Wheeler combined for 41.6 percent of the Nittany Lions’ scoring on Penn State’s 84-65 win over Minnesota (13-13, 6-13) on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions (9-13, 6-12) honored their five senior student-athletes prior ...

Penn State drops road battle at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Penn State women’s basketball team started fast but wasn’t able to keep an offensive rhythm as No. 24 Rutgers earned a 74-56 win in New Jersey in Big Ten action Tuesday night. Senior Niya Beverly led Penn State with 20 points and dished seven assists with no ...

Penn State vote to improve Lasch Building produces ‘crack’

Penn State football went 1-0 last week with the Board of Trustees’ decision to approve a $48.3 million upgrade to the Lasch Football Building. But while the 27-6 vote may appear to have been a three-touchdown victory, there was notable sideline disagreement that could linger and affect ...

Nittany Lions fall behind, routed by Boilermakers

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men's basketball team (8-13, 5-12) played a close second half, but Purdue's (16-8, 11-6) hot shooting in the first period provided all it needed for the 73-52 win Friday in the Bryce Jordan Center. Junior guard Myreon Jones scored eight of his team-best 11 ...

Penn State stuns No. 15 Buckeyes

UNIVERSITY PARK – A full-team effort led the Penn State women’s basketball team to a gutsy 69-67 upset win over #15 Ohio State Wednesday night inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The signature win under second-year head coach Carolyn Kieger marks Penn State’s first win against a team ranked ...

Skunked

UNIVERSITY PARK — Just when you thought the No. 2 Penn State wrestling team couldn’t get any younger, or better, the Nittany Lions debuted yet another blue-chip freshman Monday night. In a 44-0 dismantling of Maryland (0-8) at Rec Hall, Penn State (6-0) celebrated both its seniors and its ...

Garza sets Iowa’s scoring record in win over PSU

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The chase to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer got to Luka Garza only once during Sunday’s game against Penn State. Garza looked at the scoreboard going into a media timeout in the second half and saw that he needed to make both of the free throws he was about ...

Nebraska topples Penn State despite Marisa’ 21 points

LINCOLN, Neb. – Sophomore Makenna Marisa and freshman Maddie Burke both put together 20-point games, but the Penn State women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Nebraska squad in an 87-72 loss Sunday afternoon in Big Ten action at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Marisa finished with 21 ...

No. 2 Penn State dominates No. 11 Ohio State in 28-12 win

As this shortened 2021 wrestling season has unspooled, two trends have emerged for the second-ranked Penn State wrestling team. As the lineup has skewed younger, the Nittany Lions have markedly improved. Penn State (5-0) won seven of 10 bouts and amassed a 25-4 edge in takedowns in a 28-12 ...