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State College Spikes unveil slate of 2018 school programs

The State College Spikes will continue a tradition of community involvement with a full slate of 2018 school programs to bring a unique educational experience into area classrooms. Each of the Spikes’ four school programs offers a unique theme and focus, with the common goal of using the ...

Spikes High School Baseball Series coming this spring

The State College Spikes will provide a field of dreams for six Centre County high school baseball teams this spring with the Spikes High School Baseball Series at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spikes High School Baseball Series will be made up of three games, each to feature a matchup of ...

Nittany Lions travel to Rutgers for B1G play

PENN STATE HEADS TO RUTGERS FOR B1G PLAY The Penn State softball team makes the short trip to Piscataway, New Jersey for a three-game Big Ten Conference series Friday, March 30-Sunday, April 1 against Rutgers. Penn State kicks off the series with a 3 p.m. contest on Friday, before playing ...

Lady Bucks suffer from no-hitter, lose 8-0 to Galeton High School

FARWELL — It certainly wasn’t the start to the 2018 season that the Lady Bucks wanted yesterday, especially when Galeton’s Reagan Fuller strolled into Farwell and threw a no hitter against a frustrated, young Bucktail team. With hopes of a league title and a return trip to the postseason, ...

CM’s Matthew Probst signs letter of intent with Westminster College

Matthew Probst of Central Mountain High School Football signs his letter of intent to attend Westminster College and will be majoring in Business Management. FRONT L-R: Christ Probst, Matthew Probst and Brenda Probst. BACK L-R: Mark Karichner, Jim Renninger, Mike Nines and George Bidwell. (The ...

LHU Baseball enters the Top 25, rises to No. 17

PEMBROKE, NC. – The Lock Haven University baseball team has entered the national rankings, coming in at No. 17 in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) poll. For much of last season, the Bald Eagles received votes in the national poll in what was a historic ...

LHU Track and Field gears up for new season

MEN LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University men’s track and field program has its eyes set to open the outdoor season Saturday March, 31 at the Jim Taylor Invite hosted by Susquehanna University. On Saturday, LHU will be sending 27 student-athletes to compete in 16 different events on ...

Penn State, Utah play for NIT title at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Maybe even Flavor Flav would admit, do believe the hype. Shep Garner has brought the noise as Penn State’s career 3-point leader, a mark he set when the Nittany Lions routed Mississippi State in the National Invitation Tournament semifinals. Penn State fans at the Garden — which ...

Penn State’s Andrew Sturtz inks NHL contract with Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA — Penn State junior forward Andrew Sturtz (Buffalo, N.Y.) will forgo his senior season in Hockey Valley as he inked a two-year entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League earlier Wednesday Afternoon. Sturtz just completed his junior season on the ice ...

PSU faces B1G Weekend against Wisconsin, Minnesota

UNIVERSITY PARK – The No. 44 Penn State men’s tennis team will continue Big Ten play this weekend when they travel to the Midwest. The Lions first take on No. 50 Wisconsin Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET in Madison Wisc. The team then travels to Minneapolis to face No. 33 Minnesota Sunday, ...

PSU Nittany Lion duo named regular season All-Americans

UNIVERSITY PARK — Lauren Bridgens (Darnestown, Md.) and Briannah Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) have garnered regular season All-America honors from the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches for Women (NACGC/W). Both Bridgens and Tsang are receiving their first All-America ...

Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates must move on from last year’s aces

DETROIT — For a decade, opening day for the Detroit Tigers belonged almost exclusively to Justin Verlander. Times have changed. Verlander is with Houston now, and Detroit is set to start Jordan Zimmermann in Thursday’s opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s a nice honor for ...

Philadelphia Phillies eager for opening day, Braves hopes on hold

ATLANTA — The Philadelphia Phillies are eager to get started on a new, winning era. For the Atlanta Braves, opening day still feels like it’s a few weeks away. The NL East rivals begin the season Thursday at 2-year-old SunTrust Park, where Julio Teheran will make his fifth straight ...

Penn State University Nittany Lions host two B1G teams

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s tennis team will host Big Ten opponents Michigan State and No. 30 Michigan, this coming weekend. The team will take on the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, Mar. 30 at 4:30 p.m. and the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, Apr. 1 at 11:00 a.m. Penn ...

PSU T&F travels to Stanford Invite and Florida Relays

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State track & field teams will split action this weekend with one group of athletes heading to Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida, while the second group of athletes will travel to Stanford, California, for the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Florida ...

Capel ready for “daunting” task of rebuilding Pitt Hoops

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Capel’s firing at Oklahoma seven years ago left him shaken. He found solace, security and peace as an assistant at Duke, soaking up everything coach, mentor and friend Mike Krzyzewski offered, no matter how mundane. Over time, jobs would occasionally pop up. Capel would ...

No. 22 Lady Bald Eagles edged out at Millersville, 16-15

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The No. 22 Lock Haven University lacrosse team (6-2, 2-1 PSAC) was edged 16-15 by host Millersville University (6-2, 2-2 PSAC) this afternoon in a thrilling Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) shootout. Lock Haven led 8-6 at halftime, but Millersville used a ...

Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid hurt by accidental head butt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid went to the locker room in the second quarter of the 76ers’ game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday after a nasty collision with teammate Markelle Fultz. Fultz was driving toward the basket 20 seconds into the period when he ...

76ers undergo fresh start with Delaware G-League team

PHILADELPHIA — The 87ers are getting eighty-sixed. Philadelphia’s G League affiliate was rebranded Wednesday as the Delaware Blue Coats . The team will move from Newark, Delaware, to Wilmington and is set to play in the new 2,500-seat 76ers Fieldhouse. The team had been nicknamed the ...

Patrick’s first laps at Indy since 2011 washed out by rain

Danica Patrick returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week expecting to drive an Indy car for the first time since 2011. Weather prevented her from turning any laps, but she still debuted her new No. 13 Ed Carpenter Racing machine on Indy’s famed Yard of Bricks. Patrick didn’t ...