Author Michael Berton

I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.

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0 Lady Lions NCAA Tournament Preview: UConn

The 4-seeded Penn State women’s basketball team faces its toughest test of the season when it takes on top-seeded Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament at 4:34 p.m. on Sunday. The Lady Lions are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004, but they will face a partisan crowd in favor of UConn in Kingston, R.I.

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0 10 Questions With Gymnast Sharaya Musser

Sharaya Musser is having a tremendous season for the Penn State women’s gymnastics team. Musser has taken first place in the all-around competition in all seven meets this year. She has also won four Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors this season. Her ability to perform well on all four individual events has helped Penn State earn the No. 10 ranking, as well as five victories in seven meets. Onward State got a chance to speak with Musser about her season, gymnastics and even dinosaurs.

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0 Lady Lions Get Huge Win Against Purdue 74-63

Led by 28 points from Maggie Lucas, the Penn State women’s basketball team got one of its biggest wins of the season on Thursday night against Purdue 74-63. The win moves the Lady Lions one step closer to a Big Ten regular season title. Next up for Penn State is a crucial game against Ohio State on Monday.

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0 Lady Lions Eke Out a 68-65 Win at Minnesota

Key 3-pointers from Alex Bentley and Zhaque Gray, along with a team-high 20 points from Mia Nickson propelled the Penn State women’s basketball team past Minnesota on Sunday. The 68-65 victory kept the Lady Lions, who have won seven of their last nine games, in the hunt for a Big Ten regular season title. Next up is a home game against Wisconsin on Thursday.

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0 Lady Lions Cruise to Victory Over Indiana

The Penn State women’s basketball team cruised to an easy 76-44 victory over Indiana on Thursday night. Maggie Lucas led the way for the Lady Lions with 24 points in the win. Next up on the schedule for Penn State is Minnesota on Sunday. The Golden Gophers are stuck in the middle of the Big Ten standings, but they do have some signature wins on their schedule, including a big win over No. 9 Ohio State. The game in Minnesota will be a tough one, but one that the Lady Lions need to win in order to keep pace at the top of the Big Ten standings.

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0 Lady Lions Fall to Michigan State 83-77

The Penn State women’s basketball team lost for the first time in nearly a month by a score of 83-77 against Michigan State on Sunday. The Lady Lions’ five-game win streak was ended by the Spartans, who were led by 32 points from Porsche Poole. The next contest for the Lady Lions is at the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday against Indiana at 7 p.m.

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0 Lady Lions Extend Win Streak to Five Against Michigan

The Penn State women’s basketball team extended its win streak to five games after beating Michigan 77-56 in Ann Arbor on Thursday. Led by 23 points from Maggie Lucas, the Lady Lions never trailed en route to an easy road victory.

The Lady Lions remain in Michigan for their next match-up on Sunday. At 3 p.m., Penn State will take on Michigan State in East Lansing. The teams met once already this season, with the Spartans coming out 75-65 victors. However, since that January 7 game, the teams have been going in opposite directions in the standings. Michigan State has lost its last four games, including a home loss to a struggling Illinois side. The Spartans will not prove an easy contest, but look for a Lady Lions win on Sunday.

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0 Lady Lions Scrap Past Illinois 71-65

The Penn State women’s basketball team earned a narrow victory at Illinois on Thursday, 71-65. Led by 19 points from Maggie Lucas, the Lady Lions improved to 14-4 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten after the hard-fought contest. The game against Iowa will be in the BJC on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Hawkeyes find themselves at 3-3 in the Big Ten and will provide a tough test for Penn State this weekend.

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0 Lady Lions Cruise to Victory in Nebraska

The Penn State women’s basketball team earned one of its most impressive wins of the season on Sunday against Nebraska, winning 93-73. All five starters for the No. 25 Lady Lions scored in double figures against the No. 23 Cornhuskers. Penn State’s next contest at Illinois (6-11, 0-4 Big Ten) is next Thursday at 8 p.m. Despite their record, Illinois is proving a tough team to beat in its last few games, two of which were within three points, and one that went to overtime.

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0 WBB Get Important Win Against Michigan

The 25th-ranked Penn State women’s basketball team got a big win on Thursday against a tough Michigan team. After losing its first two Big Ten home games, Penn State beat the Wolverines thanks to 22 points from Maggie Lucas and 15 from Zhaque Gray.

The Lady Lions (12-4, 2-2 Big Ten) led for most of the game, winning rather more easily than expected. Penn State shot 55.4 percent, while holding Michigan (13-4, 2-2) to just 34.3 percent. However, this win is not indicative of the Lady Lions’ season so far.

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0 Houston Overpowers Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl

Penn State really did not have a chance on a day when Houston quarterback Case Keenum nearly set the record for most completions in a bowl game. The Nittany Lions could not muster enough offense to keep up in a 30-14 loss in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas.

Keenum went 45-69 passing for 532 yards and three touchdowns on the day. The record he nearly broke had been 47 pass completions, which was set by Northwestern’s Mike Kafka in the 2010 Outback Bowl. Patrick Edwards led the way receiving with 228 yards on nine catches.

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0 TicketCity Bowl: Gameday Preview

While the Penn State football team may have been on a break, the stories out of State College sure have not. The Nittany Lions seem to have a new head coach every day. Matt McGloin got knocked out (literally) of the TicketCity Bowl. Amid the distractions, the team is now in Dallas for a January 2nd match-up with No. 19 Houston.

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0 Penn State to Play Houston in TicketCity Bowl

Penn State will be going to a bowl game, but it is not the bowl the team and fans had hoped for. The Nittany Lions will play on January 2 against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas.

Penn State was passed over by three bowls, who instead took Iowa, Purdue and Ohio State–all teams that Penn State beat this season. However, the Nittany Lions will face a stiff test against Houston. The Cougars were posed for a BCS bowl until Southern Mississippi beat them last Saturday in the Conference USA Championship. Houston finished the season at 12-1, scoring 50.8 points per game.

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0 Gameday: Penn State at Wisconsin

Penn State is in Madison, Wisc., to take on the Badgers for a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. According to AccuWeather, it is going to be 50 degrees and cloudy at Camp Randall at game time. If you are not one of the Penn State fans that has made the trip to Wisconsin, follow Onward State and Statecollege.com for all your gameday needs.

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