Women's volleyball starts out No. 1; Football season nears; Hoops schedule news


Sports edition

Sports edition

Friday, August 22, 2014



'Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story' to debut Aug. 28

Penn State Athletics and Penn State Public Media are continuing their partnership this fall to produce "Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story," presented by Pepsi, a weekly preview show that will chronicle coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions throughout the 2014 season.  Full story

Lady Lions announce Big Ten schedule

The three-time defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Lady Lions have revealed their 2014-15 Big Ten Conference schedule. The Lady Lions will begin their quest for a fourth consecutive Big Ten regular-season title at Iowa on Sunday, Dec. 28.   Full story

Brianna Banks added to Lady Lions roster

Penn State Lady Lion head coach Coquese Washington announced the addition of UConn transfer Brianna Banks (Newnan, Ga./Fayette County) to the Lady Lion roster. Banks, who will sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules, will have one year of eligibility remaining when she begins competing for the Lady Lions in 2015-16.   Full story

Men's soccer tabbed fourth in preseason Big Ten poll

-- The Big Ten men's soccer coaches have spoken and tabbed newcomer Maryland the preseason favorite followed by Michigan State, Michigan and two-time defending Big Ten winners Penn State in fourth. Three Nittany Lions -- Owen Griffith (Lewisburg, Pa.), 2013 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year Andrew Wolverton (Atlanta, Ga.) and Mikey Minutillo (San Jose, Calif.) -- were tabbed Big Ten preseason players to watch.  Full story

Nittany Lion quartet named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll

Four members of the 2014 Nittany Lion women's lacrosse team - Tatum Coffey (Toms River, N.J.), Evan Foulsham (Madison, N.J), Lauren Purvis (Maple Glen, Pa.), Whitney Reddig (Lititz, Pa.) - were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll.  Full story

Laaribi joins men's tennis program

The Penn State men's tennis team announced Aug. 13 that Aws Laaribi (Rye, N.Y.) is joining the program. Laaribi joins the Nittany Lions after playing his freshman season at Wake Forest, where he helped the Demon Deacons reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Laaribi has three years of eligibility remaining.  Full story

Nearly 35 Nittany Lions in NFL training camps

A total of 34 Penn State football alumni are populating the training camp rosters of 22 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL.  Full story

'Huddle with the Faculty' lineup announced

"Huddle with the Faculty" every home football Saturday morning and get food for thought before heading off to the game. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking in the Nittany Parking Deck. Free breakfast refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m.; presentation at 9 a.m. at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.  Full story

Four former Lehigh Valley cyclists take top honors at national championship

Four former Penn State Lehigh Valley cyclists left their mark at the Giordana Velodrome at USA Cycling's Elite Track National Championships held Aug. 12-17 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Bobby Lea, Mandy Marquardt, Matt Baranoski and David Espinoza took top honors and smashed track records in a number of events during the competition.  Full story