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Penn State with a flurry of moves following bowl loss

A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, as ...

ROUNDUP: PSU crowns 6 champs at Scuffle

No. 1 Penn State won the 2019 Southern Scuffle with a tournament record 216.5 points to outdistance second-place Oklahoma State. The championship is Penn State’s eighth in its last eight trips to the tournament. The Nittany Lions crowned six champions with Nick Lee (141 pounds), Jason Nolf ...

Gimpy senior quarterback nearly leads Lions back from 20-point deficit

ORLANDO, Fla. — Winning 10 games, beating Penn State on New Year’s Day, and finishing in the Top 20 is no small deal for the Kentucky Wildcats. So when Mark Stoops took a seat on the podium flanked by linebacker Josh Allen and running back Benny Snell Jr. after Tuesday’s 27-24 victory ...

Late 4th down decision looms large in loss

ORLANDO, Fla. — Armchair quarterbacking is one of the favorite pastimes of our football-loving society, and plenty of Penn State fans were second guessing coach James Franklin following Tuesday’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. The Nittany Lions fell behind by 20 points before ...

Special teams, Snell, lead Kentucky in upset win

ORLANDO, Fla. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium: Play of the game: Lynn Bowden Jr.’s 58-yard punt return for a touchdown gave the Wildcats a 10-0 lead with 45 seconds left in the ...

Near comeback caps McSorley’s career at Penn State

ORLANDO, Fla. – Trace McSorley’s career ended like it began – in a Florida bowl game, against an SEC opponent, attempting to rally the Nittany Lions from a three-score deficit. In the end, as Penn State lost to Georgia, 24-17, three years ago in the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Lions could not ...

Jersey Shore showing promise with early success

Jersey Shore felt like a mystery entering the season. The Bulldogs lost their Co-HAC-I MVP, returned just three players with varsity experience, but also possessed some you and talented players. Most really did not know how this season would start unfolding once the games started counting. ...

Penn State AD Sandy Barbour agrees to extension for “last stop”

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sandy Barbour has reached an agreement on a contract extension at Penn State, and the athletic director said the school will be her “last stop” as a college administrator. “Where would I want to go that’s a better opportunity, that’s a better fit for me than Penn ...

PSU wrestling gearing up for Southern Scuffle

STATE COLLEGE — By Anthony Cassar’s estimation, Christmas 2018 was about 14 macaroons better than Christmas 2017. Cassar, who packed on about 40 pounds of muscle after moving to 285 from 197 for the Penn State wrestling team, admitted Thursday in a media availability in the Lorenzo ...

Credit Kentucky’s Allen for first-team decision

ORLANDO — There are too many reminders that, more so than ever, college football is really professional football. The bowl season underscores that. James Franklin said the NCAA rule, passed in 2012, that allows agents to speak with players from the time they’re freshmen is a ...

Millionaires fall to Glasgow in tournament

Everytime Williamsport coach Allen Taylor yelled from the sideline last night, it wasn’t over a lack of offensive execution or blown defensive assignments, it was over physicality and toughness. Williamsport has the players and skill to compete with most teams, but the physicality is not ...

A new era in South basketball

South Williamsport put together a magnificent 2 1/2-quarter performance against Jersey Shore last Thursday, building a 16-point lead. In less than two minutes, Jersey Shore scored six straight points, cut the deficit to 10 and forced a South timeout. The Mounties responded by scoring the ...

PSU’s Gross-Matos has endured tragedy

ORLANDO — It’s heartbreaking to hear of the tragedy Yetur Gross-Matos has endured in his young life, which makes it heartwarming to know the Penn State player has overcome such devastating adversity to put himself in position to triumph on the football field. During a family outing when ...

LHU women tested by Seton Hill before the new year

LOCK HAVEN — After winning seven of eight games to begin the season, the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team hit a few potholes in the road, dropping their last two games. Returning to the friendly confines of Thomas Field House, the Lady Eagles were hoping to stop the skid ...

Local roundup: Milton tops Montgomery in Satteson Tournament

In girls basketball, Milton defeated Montgomery, 53-22, in the championship game of the inaugural Dionna Satteson Memorial Tournament on Saturday. The tournament MVP, Kaylin Scott, led Milton with 18 points and all-tournament selection Crystal Hamilton added 17 points. Saige Whipple and ...

Future at QB up in air after McSorley

ORLANDO — There was a terrific cartoon from the uber-talented Bill Bettwy featuring the Nittany Lion on the ground grabbing Trace McSorley’s leg trying to hold onto him as the senior quarterback waves goodbye. Keep that image in mind going forward to next season, because there could be ...

Muncy wins Bob Rohm Duals championship

Muncy won the final six bouts to erase a nine-point deficit in the finals and capture its second consecutive Bob Rohm Memorial Duals championship on Saturday at Bloomsburg University. The Indians trailed Central Columbia, 24-15, when Chase Crawley, Grady Oden, Jacob Hill, Bryce Vollman, Mario ...

Warriors rebound with win over Hunter in Hoops for Hounds

•In women’s basketball, Kayla Kline posted 23 points to go with a career-high 16 rebounds to lead Lycoming to a 77-69 win over Hunter College in the consolation game of the Hoops for Hounds tournament at Lamade Gym. Akilah McFadden finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists ...