Penn State All-America Aaron Russell will play for the national men’s volleyball in a qualifying tournament this week.
Author Katie Blitz
Dana O’Neil, a Penn State graduate and ESPN college basketball writer, will be speaking on campus to students in the College of Communications.
David Taylor, Ed Ruth and Zain Retherford all placed in the top three this weekend at the ASICS/U.S. Open and FILA Junior Nationals.
The Penn State Lionettes won its third consecutive national championship this weekend in Daytona Beach.
Two national championships propelled Penn State into second place in the Directors’ Cup standings.
David Taylor and Ed Ruth finished their successful careers as Nittany Lions about a month ago. Despite the short time, the two have already been busy, participating in matches, gaining sponsors and attending workshops.
David Taylor became one of three two-time Hodge Award winners after a perfect 34-0 season and earning his second national title.
After David Taylor and Ed Ruth both won national titles, they are now up for wrestling’s version of the Heisman Trophy, the Dan Hodge Award. A fan voting portion makes up two of the 45 votes.
Led by individual titles from Ed Ruth and David Taylor, Penn State claimed its fourth consecutive wrestling championship last night in Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena, becoming only the third team in history to win four straight titles.
Penn State wrestling leads the team scoreboard over Oklahoma State and Minnesota in the NCAA Championships after the first day of competition. Five wrestlers compete in the quarterfinals, and all 10 wrestlers are still in competition.
Just 934 of nearly 5 million all-time college football players have earned induction to the College Football Hall of Fame, and three Penn Staters will have their shot this December at being immortalized in South Bend. Shane Conlan, D.J. Dozier, and Steve Wisniewski are three of 75 players on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year, with an announcement coming in May.
David Taylor and Ed Ruth are wrapping up their careers as Nittany Lions in just a few weeks and will certainly go down as two of the best Penn State wrestlers ever. With the program’s recent success in mind, we decided to look back at the careers of some of the most notable Penn State wrestlers of all time.
While the Bryce Jordan Center was filled to capacity and the THON total was being revealed on the opposite side of campus, the wrestling team was taking care of business at Rec Hall, the previous site of THON, as it took down Clarion, 43-3.
An NCAA Championship re-match, three bouts with both wrestlers in the Top 10, and three consecutive matches with bonus points against No. 5 Oklahoma State made for an exciting match for the Nittany Lions in Rec Hall, as Penn State closes up its regular season schedule.
Major decisions from Nico Megaludis and David Taylor and an upset win from Morgan McIntosh weren’t enough to defeat No. 3 Minnesota. The wrestling team lost its first match of the season 18-17.
Penn State wrestling had three tech falls and two major decisions in a 32-9 win over No. 11 Michigan, the only other undefeated team in the Big Ten.
Four pins – from David Taylor, Ed Ruth, Morgan McIntosh and Zain Retherford – helped Penn State defeat Michigan State 42-3.
Thomas Holley, a top rated defensive tackle, has decommitted from Penn State and flipped his commitment to Florida.
It was 22 days since Penn State’s last deal meet, but it was clear the team didn’t miss a beat. The Nittany Lion wrestlers defeated Purdue 34-3 in Rec Hall Sunday afternoon, dropping only one bout to the Boilermakers. David Taylor added his 47th career pin, and four Nittany Lions had major decisions.
James Franklin was only Vanderbilt’s head coach for three season, but it didn’t take long for the fanbase to fall in love with him. He took the Commodores from a 2-10 record to 6-7 in his first year as head coach, followed by two 9-4 seasons in the talented SEC. Under Franklin the Commodores won back-to-back bowl games for the first time in team history and finished in the top-25 both seasons.
Stephen Obeng-Agyapong will join John Urschel and Glenn Carson at the East-West Shrine game on January 18.
Penn State wrestling’s fourth straight Southern Scuffle victory on Thursday in Chattanooga may have been sullied slightly, as top-ranked Ed Ruth lost for the first time in 84 matches to Cornells Gabe Dean (#7) in the finals.
Penn State is holding strong after the first day of the Southern Scuffle, trailing only Minnesota by the slimmest of margins. The Nittany Lions put up 53 points to their 53.5, with Oklahoma State not far behind at 50 points.