June 9, 2013 |
Penn State defensive tackle Nate Cadogan has left the team for personal reasons and will forego his fifth year of eligibility, coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday on Twitter. The 6-foot-5, 298-pound Cadogan played tackle last season and split time between there and tight end his first two years, even catching a touchdown pass in 2010 against Northwestern. He was shifted to defensive tackle during the offseason to provide depth at the position following the graduation of Jordan Hill and James Terry.
May 16, 2013 |
Neumann fell to Farmingdale State, 7-2, on Wednesday in the first game of the NCAA Division III baseball regional in Auburn, N.Y. The fifth-seeded Knights (29-14) will face No. 8 Moravian (24-18) in a tournament elimination game Thursday morning. Moravian lost to top-seeded Ithaca, 11-2, on Wednesday. Buddy Elgin scored on a Rams error in the top of the sixth. In the eighth, Bill Pace (Cardinal O'Hara) doubled, Matt Sheneman singled, and Andrew Snow (Penncrest) drove in Pace with a pinch-hit single.
May 14, 2013 |
Junior attacker Mackenzie Cyr notched her second straight six-point game, and sophomore attacker Maggie McCormick recorded four goals and two assists to lead the seventh-seeded Penn State women's lacrosse team to a 12-9 home victory against No. 8 Massachusetts in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday afternoon. The Nittany Lions (14-6), who improved to 9-0 at home and 7-2 when hosting an NCAA tournament game, won consecutive NCAA tournament games for the first time since 1999 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the second straight year.
May 8, 2013
Penn State will play three night games during the 2013 season, two in Beaver Stadium. Monday, the Nittany Lions announced that their Sept. 14 game against Central Florida will start at 6 p.m. The contest will air on the Big Ten Network. It will be the first evening BTN telecast from Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will also play in the evening this season against Michigan (Oct. 12, 5 p.m.) and at Ohio State (Oct. 26, 8 p.m.).
May 5, 2013 |
Coatesville High junior Daquan Worley, a quick-footed running back and defensive back, orally committed Friday morning to play for Penn State. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder, who helped lead the Red Raiders to the PIAA Class AAAA state championship game last season, is projected to play cornerback for the Nittany Lions. He is the seventh player - and first defensive back - to commit for the Class of 2014. "Deep down, he just really felt like he wanted to be part of the Penn State community," Coatesville head coach Matt Ortega said.
May 2, 2013 |
Now that incoming freshman Christian Hackenberg finds the competition for Penn State's starting quarterback job a two-man duel, he will be extra busy this summer getting ready for the task. "We can send him material, whether it's weightlifting material or different types of football information," Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday night at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, the second stop of the 2013 Penn State coaches caravan. "So there are ways for him to study and to get ready in different aspects of the program.
April 19, 2013 |
Note: stats listed are from 2012. Key departures Michael Mauti, LB: 95 tackles, four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions: The Big Ten's Linebacker of the Year was the emotional leader of Penn State's upstart squad last season, its first under coach Bill O'Brien. Now he's off to see whether his NFL dreams can be realized. Matt McGloin, QB: 3,266 passing yards, 24 TD, five INTs, five rushing TDs: After struggling for most of his career as a Nittany Lion, the Scranton native prospered under O'Brien, setting Penn State records for passing touchdowns and completions (270)
April 18, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - In the fall, Penn State's football players will battle Wolverines, Badgers and Buckeyes. In the spring, well, they just battle Nittany Lions. As the leaves return to the trees, it's the bragging rights of friendly yet fierce competition that is challenging many of coach Bill O'Brien's players to take their game to the next level. One of the battles that has garnered attention is that of wide receiver Allen Robinson and cornerback Adrian Amos. Roommates, friends and members of a group of Lions who have dubbed themselves the "Supa Six," the two use this competition to help their performances on the field.
April 14, 2013 |
Kyle Carter called it a "freak accident. " As he tried to catch a pass in the end zone, a member of the Nebraska secondary blasted him and fell on his right wrist. The play turned out to be the last one of the 2012 season for Penn State's fine tight end. Carter, who is from Bear, Del., underwent surgery three days later for torn ligaments in his dislocated wrist but is taking part in every noncontact portion of spring practice for the Nittany Lions. However, the time in-between wasn't much fun, and Carter said he was "in a depressed state" watching from the sideline in November as his teammates competed in the season's final two games.
March 24, 2013
In Des Moines, Iowa, Penn State 197-pounder Quentin Wright upset top-seeded Dustin Kilgore of Kent State on Saturday night to give the Nittany Lions their third straight team title in the NCAA wrestling championships. Wright beat Kilgore, 8-6, at 197 pounds, giving the Lions an insurmountable lead over Oklahoma State. The Cowboys stormed back for a brief one-point lead. But wins by Ed Ruth at 184 and Wright sealed the crown for Penn State. Cornell senior Kyle Dake became the first wrestler in NCAA history to win four national titles at four weights.