The women's lacrosse team defeated Princeton 14-21 on May 21 to advance to the NCAA semifinals. The No. 4-seeded Nittany Lions will make their second-straight NCAA semifinal appearance when they take on the No. 1 overall seed Maryland at 5 p.m. on May 26 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
A historic year for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has extended to Penn State Sports Properties, which has been awarded Learfield’s National Property of the Year for 2016-17.
Penn State student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and surpass Division I national averages, according to Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA reported that 18 Penn State teams earned perfect APR scores of 1,000 in 2015-16.
This July, Penn State University Press will release the first-ever history of the home of the Nittany Lions football team, "Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium."
Senior Julia Allman delivered a two-out, two-run single during the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Penn State Brandywine to its third consecutive Penn State University Athletic Conference softball championship, as the top-seeded Lions bested No. 2 Penn State Hazleton 3-1 on May 8.
A school-record 114 Penn State student-athletes are scheduled to graduate during commencement exercises this weekend (May 5-7) on the University Park campus. Nittany Lion students from 30 programs have been approved to receive their diplomas.
Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has announced the appointment of Sarah Brown as the eighth head coach of the women's gymnastics program. A two-time Big 12 Conference Gymnast of the Year, Brown comes to Happy Valley after serving as the head coach at Eastern Michigan University.
Three Penn State teams have received an NCAA Public Recognition Award for earning high scores in the most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) compilation, including two of the Nittany Lions’ most recent NCAA championship squads.
The Penn State Brandywine baseball and softball teams will both be top seeds when the PSUAC Tournament begins this week in Scranton, while the Lions’ track and field team closed out its inaugural season by finishing fifth at the USCAA Invitational on Saturday.
Starting with the men’s and women’s fencing team winning its 10th national crown in March 2007, Penn State’s 19 NCAA championships over the past 10 years are tied for the national lead with Oregon, Southern California and Stanford. The Nittany Lions have won at least one NCAA title in each of the past 11 academic years, starting in 2006-07.
Wide receiver Chris Godwin was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft on April 28. Godwin went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 84th overall pick in the third round.
For the 30th consecutive year, the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) recognized teams and individuals for academic achievement as Penn State student-athletes hosted, “The Nittanys.” More than 40 Penn State student-athletes and several teams were recognized for their academic, athletic and community engagement achievements during the past year.
For the 12th consecutive year, Penn State Athletics has placed in the Top 5 in the Learfield Directors’ Cup final winter standings.
The Penn State men’s tennis team advances to the second round of the 2017 Big Ten Championships after dominating Iowa. The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 8 in the Big Ten, while the Hawkeyes are at No. 10.
The 2017 Penn State student football season ticket sale will begin on June 19 and run through June 22. The senior class and graduate students open the annual sale on June 19 with the sale continuing through the freshmen ticket sale on June 22.