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Lions fall to No. 16 Aggies

NEW YORK — Without prompting, Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy and Robert Williams and Duane Wilson took turns speaking about the long term aspirations for the Aggies. The words they used were “special” and “March.” No false modesty here. The 16th-ranked Aggies know they’re ...

Local roundup: BU’s Anderson PL defensive POY

Defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson was honored as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, and seven of his Bucknell football teammates joined him on the 2017 All-Patriot League teams, the league office announced Tuesday. Anderson, now a four-time All-Patriot League selection, was ...

Barkley’s decision comes with risks

So, Saquon Barkley has decided he will play in Penn State’s bowl game. He’s an outstanding young man, and the program means a great deal to him, so it probably was a no-brainer in his mind. Until a year ago, many of us wouldn’t have even thought about a top player deciding to skip his ...

Nittany Lions vs. Notre Dame, anyone?

Penn State's bowl situation still depends on a number of factors and games yet to be played, but there appear to be three strong possibilities at this point. Presuming the Nittany Lions beat Maryland on Saturday — they are 21-point favorites — they would finish the regular season 10-2, ...

Bison men earn first win

LEWISBURG — The trouble Bucknell had unfurling its freshly-minted NCAA tournament banner from the rafters didn’t carry over to the Sojka Pavilion floor during the team’s home opener on Monday night. After successfully unveiling its banner from its regular season and league tournament ...

Nittany Lion men rout Pitt

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Carr scored 16 points, as six Penn State players scored in double figures and the Nittany Lions beat Pittsburgh 85-54 on Monday night in the second game of the Progressive Legends Classic. Shep Garner also scored 16 points, and Mike Watkins had 13, while Lamar ...

Lions, Huskers show they’re very far apart

UNIVERSITY PARK — In case you got a little confused Saturday by the red and white uniforms on Beaver Stadium’s visiting sideline, while Penn State was stunningly leading 42-10 late in the first half, rest assured those uniforms were being occupied by Nebraska and not Rutgers. And that ...

Retherford reaches 100 career wins at Penn State, wins Keystone Classic

No. 1 Penn State closed out a busy road weekend by winning the Keystone Classic on Sunday. The Nittany Lions rolled a perfect 7 for 7 in the finals at the one-day, team-scored event, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in the Palestra. Senior Zain Retherford crossed the century mark in ...

Penn College basketball teams ranked 13th

Pennsylvania College of Technology men's and women's basketball teams opened their seasons last week going a combined 1-5, all in non-conference games, and in a preseason poll of North Eastern Athletic Conference coaches both teams were ranked 13th. Conference play begins Nov. 29. ...

Lady Lions off to 5-0 start

Penn State’s women’s basketball team forced 20 Central Connecticut State turnovers on the way to an 83-66 victory Monday night at home. Penn State (5-0) seemed to be in control of the game early in the third quarter, but Central Connecticut State (0-4) used a 17-6 burst over the first ...

Lancers come up shy of a win in first round of state playoffs

Loyalsock players gathered one last time in the Williamsport end zone Friday night. Some players shed tears, others embraced and others smiled. The common denominator was pride. Loyalsock did not end its game or its season as it hoped Friday. But what a performance it put together. What a ...

Ginoble made statement in final game with Sock

Geno Ginoble is Loyalsock’s answer man. Anyone who wants to know about the Lancer offseason, simply need ask Ginoble. He was at every offseason weight-lifting session. He was at every offseason work. Ginoble took no days off and epitomized the spirit that made Loyalsock a District 4 ...

Loyalsock reacts well to adversity in first-round loss

A man who normally exudes all the hostility of a ham sandwich was being pulled back to his own sideline by two assistant coaches. He marched up and down the sideline after being pulled off the field having a stern conversation with any official within earshot. Justin Van Fleet has never been ...

Local roundup: MU’s Kelly hits 1,000

Mansfield’s Brielle Kelly became the 17th player in program history to reach the 1,000 point milestone in a 77-73 victory over Seton Hill in women’s basketball on Saturday. Kelly was one of four Mountaineers in double-digit scoring, ending with a season-high 26 ...

Former 2-time national champ Taylor puts on clinic

Former Penn State wrestler David Taylor accomplished a lot in his time with the Nittany Lions wrestling program. He was named a four-time Division-I All-American wrestler and twice was a Division-I national champion. He was part of Penn State’s four consecutive Division-I team wrestling ...

After a 4-6 season, where do Warriors go from here?

I prefaced the question for Lycoming football coach Mike Clark. In the aftermath of a three-point loss to Stevenson to close out a 4-6 season, it probably wasn’t a fair question to ask. And so I prefaced it as such. But more than anything, I was curious, where does the Lycoming football ...

Maryland men stay unbeaten in win over Bucknell

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Darryl Morsell scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, and Maryland remained unbeaten by rallying from a 15-point deficit to defeat Bucknell, 80-78, Saturday. Anthony Cowan scored 17, Huerter added 16 and freshman center Bruno Fernando had 14 points and nine ...

Late flurry leads Warriors to 3rd straight Burch title

From staff reports WILLIAMSPORT — After trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half, SUNY Oneonta cut the lead down to two early in the second half, but thanks to a 13-2 run and hot 3-point shooting, the 22nd-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team pulled away late for a ...

PIAA classifications: South football to drop to Class A for next 2 years

The PIAA on Friday afternoon released its new classifications for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 scholastic year cycles. South Williamsport football dropped from Class AA to Class A for the next two seasons. Wyalusing, the District 4 Class A champions this year, will be Class AA next year. ...

Fordham rallies to beat Bison

NEW YORK — Austin Longi and Chase Edmonds each broke free for long touchdowns late in the game as Fordham rallied past Bucknell, 20-9, in a wet and windy season-ender on Saturday. Each team scored twice in the see-saw final quarter. Longi returned a punt 90 yards and Fordham (5-6, 2-4 ...