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PSU wrestling hosts media day, ready for dominant year

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — As the curtain is about to go up on another Penn State wrestling season, the goals remain the same, only the actors will be slightly different. The Nittany Lions start the season ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll as the ...

LHU extends partnership with UPMC Susquehanna

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University Department of Athletics has announced an extended partnership with UPMC Susquehanna. As part of the agreement, UPMC Susquehanna has become the official sports medicine and health care provider of LHU Athletics. UPMC ...

Wrestling: Penn State looking to repeat as champions with dynamic roster

By ANDY ELDER For The Expres UNIVERSITY PARK — With Penn State Wrestling Media Day on tap today and the Nittany Lions’ season-opener less than a week later, wrestling fans will recognize some familiar refrains. Penn State, winner of three straight NCAA championships and seven of the ...

Kyle Shoop named PSAC Wrestler of the Week

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN- Week 1 of the 2018-19 NCAA Division I wrestling season is in the books and Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team got off to a quick start. He went 5-0 on the way to the 141-pound title at the Clarion ...

PSU has some big problems that will be tough to solve

By CORY GIGER For The Express STATE COLLEGE- So, what are we to make of this mess? Penn State got destroyed Saturday at Michigan, 42-7. It has lost to all three of its top challengers in the Big Ten East, including at home to Ohio State and Michigan State. The offense went from ...

Pittsburgh Steelers rolling as Bell hints possible return

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell might be ready to head back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t exactly look like they need him. The star running back tweeted “Farewell Miami” on Monday, possibly indicating the end of his months-long standoff with ...

Lock Lock Haven Football Walloped by No. 11 West Chester 48-14

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express WEST CHESTER-The Lock Haven University football team (1-9, 1-5 PSAC East) presumably knew it would have a tough road to travel Saturday, playing at an undefeated and 11th ranked West Chester (9-0, 6-0 PSAC East) team. The Bald Eagles competed at times, but ...

Michigan rolls over PSU, 42-7

By CORY GIGER For The Express ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The annihilation in Ann Arbor, take two, came as a shock to this Penn State football team -- and to just about everyone else. It was stunning to watch a PSU offense that's been so prolific for the past two years be so awful against No. 5 ...

Ben Roethlisberger guides Steelers past Ravens 23-16

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Going up against the NFL’s top-ranked defense, Ben Roethlisberger showed his versatility, grit and ability to bounce back from injury. He also proved his own theory: The only unit capable of stopping the Pittsburgh offense is, well, ...

Bellefonte Red Raiders torch Bradford 58-18, advance to District Championship

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE -Call them the "Road Warriors." After having just one home game all season, the Bellefonte Red Raider football team was very successful playing on the road, posting a 9-2 record. In their opening playoff game, the Red Raiders once again played ...

High School Volleyball: Eagles sweep Central Cambria to win District Title

By JON FLECK For The Express ALTOONA- The District 6 2A girls volleyball championship match featured an experienced team that won last year's title and two of the last four, versus a team making its first deep playoff run. Experience won out. Bald Eagle Area had Central Cambria on ...

Bald Eagle Area soars to 47-27 win over Huntingdon Bearcats

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - It was a total-team effort. For the first time in 21 years, the Bald Eagle Area football team are headed out of the first round of the playoffs. Posting a strong ground-and-pound running game, and a consistent air attack, the Eagles posted 531 ...

Bulldogs manhandle CMVT, 52-0, in District Playoff opener

By AARON JAMES For The Express JERSEY SHORE - With "20 strong" signs littering the fences and bleachers at Thompson Street Stadium the Jersey Shore Bulldogs did everything they could have to make their injured teammate Caleb Leone proud. From the first whistle to the last, Jersey ...

Five keys to victory for Penn State against Michigan

By Cory Giger For The Express Five things to look for as No. 14 Penn State looks to upset No. 5 Michigan on the road and thereby knock the Wolverines out of the College Football Playoff picture. SUBHD: No. 1: Need a good knee Trace McSorley injured his right knee last week against Iowa ...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense seeks success in Baltimore Ravens

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have an opportunity to create some mid-season separation in the AFC North. To do that, they will have to beat the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, a venue where the Steelers have found it ...

BEA Volleyball: Eagles sweep West Shamokin, advance to District Championship

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - Onward and upward. Carrying a 17-0 record going into the District VI Semifinals, the Bald Eagle volleyball team went up against a once-beaten West Shamokin team. Going in with a very workman-like fashion, the Lady Bald Eagles wasted little ...

LHU Field Hockey: Roach, Smith named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Seniors Tamia Roach (Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago/St. Joseph's Convent Port-of-Spain) and Alyscia Smith (Newport, Pa./Newport) have both earned 2018 All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors. Roach was named to the First Team and Smith earned a spot on ...

Beckham Sibiski earns All-Conference honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - After a successful 2018 season, Beckham Sibiski (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown) of the Lock Haven University men's soccer team has earned All-Conference honors. The sophomore-midfielder earned a spot on the 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Second ...

Begrudgingly Picking Michigan, despite overrated Harbaugh

By CORY GIGER For The Express Ugh. I hate taking the side of Jim Harbaugh, the most overrated coach in college football, on just about anything. But I will here, based on some simple facts and personal assumptions. Michigan, No. 5 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, has ...