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Running back Miles Sanders is a candidate for Doak Walker Award

UNIVERSITY PARK — Junior running back Miles Sanders (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added his name to the list of Nittany Lions earning early-season recognition with a berth on the Doak Walker Award preseason list. Penn State’s lone Doak Walker Award winner was Larry Johnson in 2002. Ki-Jana Carter and ...

Early offense, bullpen holds as Altoona Curve dodge sweep

ALTOONA — Five runs in the first two innings stood up for the Altoona Curve as they fended off a three-game sweep to the Bowie Baysox with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Will Craig provided three RBIs to aid Luis Escobar (Win, 1-0) in his first Double-A outing with ...

PSU’s Freund, Veregin set for Canadian swim trials

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s swimmers Kaelan Freund and Liam Veregin will compete in the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials Wednesday-Sunday at the Kinsmen Sports Center in Edmonton, Alberta. Both rising juniors, Freund will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke (Wednesday), 200m IM ...

Keith Fisher promoted to PSU Men’s Hockey Associate Head Coach

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State University and head men’s ice hockey coach Guy Gadowsky announced earlier this week that longtime assistant coach Keith Fisher has been promoted to Associate Head Coach, effective immediately. “I am truly appreciative of this opportunity provided to me by ...

Ninety PSU student-athletes named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

UNIVERSITY PARK — Led by 13 students who earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages this past year, 90 Penn State student-athletes have garnered Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards for the 2017-18 academic year. The 90 honorees are Penn State’s second-highest total over the 10 years of the ...

Steelers All-Pro WR Antonio Brown is Madden cover guy

We already know that Antonio Brown has made it to the top of the NFL. Now, he’s made it onto the cover of the video game he played as a youngster while dreaming of getting to the NFL. EA SPORTS unveiled Brown on Wednesday as the cover guy for Madden NFL 19 and Madden NFL Overdrive. The game ...

CHAMPIONS: Keystone wins Section 3 title after dominating Pottsville, 12-0

BEECH CREEK — Keystone’s lineup is bullying opposing pitchers, and they’ll need to continue that momentum as its competition-level increases. In the section 3 final, Keystone blanked Pottsville, 12-0 in four innings to capture the sectional crown and advance to the state playoffs ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: Making Deposits

A common theme among many youth athletes is their expressed desire to get better. This is something that is talked about and perhaps sometimes even overstated by many in the summer offseason. For some, improvement is very visible, but for others perhaps not so much. Interestingly, but ...

LHU Field Hockey represented at games in Colombia

The Lock Haven University field hockey team will be well represented at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, which start on Thursday, July 19 (July 19 – Aug. 3) in Barranquilla, Colombia. Current LHU field hockey player Dana-Lee De Gannes will be joined by former Haven standout ...

LHU connection powers way to NPSL-MA championship

On Saturday (July 14), FC Frederick knocked off favorite and No. 1 seed FC Baltimore, 2-1, for the National Premier Soccer League’s (NPSL) Mid-Atlantic title. It’s been a successful season for FC Frederick and a big reason why is a strong Lock Haven University men’s soccer connection. ...

Pair of Nittany Lions on college football preseason award watch lists

UNIVERSITY PARK — A day after being selected to the Maxwell Award watch list, senior quarterback Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) was named to the preseason watch lists for the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s top quarterback. Additionally, senior safety Nick Scott (Fairfax, Va.) is a ...

Lady Nittany Lions Volleyball single-match tickets on sale

UNIVERSITY PARK – Single match tickets are now on sale for the Penn State women’s volleyball team’s 2018 season. Fans can purchase single match online here, by calling 1-800-NITTANY, or by visiting the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office in person Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until ...

13 Penn State gymnasts earn CGA Academic honors

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s gymnastics team finished third in the College Gymnastics Association’s team academic championship and saw 13 student-athletes earn All-America Scholar-Athlete honors. Penn State finished the 2017-18 academic year with a 3.362 team grade point ...

Lady Nittany Lions incoming sophomore dominates event

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Women’s Tennis incoming sophomore Chelsea Sawyer (Clemmons, N.C.) won her singles and doubles draws at the 2018 Oracle ITA Summer Circuit powered by UTR. Sawyer was at the event hosted by Middle Tennessee from July 14 to 16. In the Women’s A Singles, Sawyer ...

Representatives set for Penn State Football at Big Ten Media Days

UNIVERSITY PARK — Head coach James Franklin and seniors Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.), Amani Oruwariye (Tampa, Fla.) and Nick Scott (Fairfax, Va.) will represent Penn State at the 47th Annual Big Ten Kickoff in Chicago July 23-24. Penn State will participate in events Monday, July 23. The ...

PSU’s Cara Basso scores 2nd-straight WGAP Match Play Championship

BLUE BELL – Rising senior Cara Basso (Downingtown, Pa.) earned her second consecutive Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Match Play Championship last week as she defeated Amy Kennedy, 12 and 11, in the final on Friday morning from the Cedarbrook Country Club. In the ...

Maxwell and Bednarik Watch Lists Selections

UNIVERSITY PARK — Senior quarterback Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) was named to the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell Award for the National Player of the Year and junior defensive end Shareef Miller (Philadelphia, Pa.) earned a spot on the preseason Bednarik Award watch list for the ...

Gondak welcomes incoming PSU Cross Country/Track & Field class

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State cross country and track & field head coach John Gondak and the Nittany Lion coaching staff have completed its incoming class with the addition of 35 student-athletes. “Penn State cross country and track & field is thrilled to announce our incoming ...