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Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics currently supports 31 varsity sports in the Big Ten.

Enthusiastic Pat Chambers has the men’s basketball team playing a scrappy and exciting brand of basketball, while Coquese Washington’s Lady Lions hope to recapture their glory years of winning conference championships and making runs in the NCAA Tournament. The wrestling team remains in position to repeat as national champions, and the men’s hockey team tries to reach new heights coming off its first Big Ten Championship in 2017.

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0 Penn State Weekend Sports Roundup

Penn State’s fall varsity sports teams produced a mixed bag of results this weekend. Women’s Volleyball continued its dominant run and Women’s Soccer eked out a win over Minnesota, but field hockey fell to Northwestern in overtime while Men’s Soccer was defeated by Indiana.

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0 Schedule Finalized for Year Two of Chambers Era

Big Ten basketball is just around the corner. With just 37 days remaining until Penn State’s opening scrimmage against Philadelphia University, the Big Ten Conference announced the start times and television arrangements for each Big Ten game for the 2012-13 season. At least 23 of the Lions’ 31 games will be televised, with 12 games being broadcast on the Big Ten Network and 9 games on the ESPN family of networks. Per the Big Ten’s media agreements, every conference game will be nationally televised.

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0 Men’s Hockey to Host Midnight Open Practice

Plenty of people in and around Centre County have been waiting years for the Penn State Men’s Hockey team to become a Division-1 sport, and now the time is here. Coach Guy Gadowsky is kicking off the season in a pretty exciting way: a free, open practice at midnight followed by a free skate session with the team.

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0 Coquese Washington Signs Contract Extension

Despite a scare this spring after word got out that she had interviewed with Michigan, Penn State Lady Lions baseball coach Coquese Washington signed a 5-year contract extension through 2017. Having played basketball herself at Notre Dame, many believed she would coach there to be closer to her home in Flint, Michigan. Thankfully, though, she’s here for the long haul.

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3 Lady Lions Ranked #8 in Pre-Season Polls

It’s no surprise that the Lady Lions are ranked the highest of all Big Ten teams in the Lindy’s Top 25 preseason poll, having taken the conference title last year when they beat Ohio State in what can only be described as a showdown in the Bryce Jordan Center. Maggie Lucas and Alex “AB” Bentley are back with a vengeance to take down UConn on Dec 6th, and they aren’t afraid to dish it out to every team on the way.

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7 A Possible Renewal of the Penn State-Pitt Rivalry

In case you haven’t noticed, Penn State does not really like Pitt. Well, if all goes to plan for Bill O’Brien and acting athletic director Dave Joyner, Penn Staters will be able to take their Pitt-bashing beyond Facebook memes and Twitter trash talk to the gridiron, as both schools hope to begin talks regarding the renewal of the Penn State’s historical rivalry with the Pitt Panthers.

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0 Penn State Weekend Sports Preview

There are many different sporting events going on this weekend other than just football. Between a top-15 women’s soccer team coming into town, and the women’s volleyball team hosting the Penn State Classic, there should be plenty of opportunities to cheer on different teams.

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0 Hockey Jerseys Unveiled, Tickets On Sale Today

The Penn State athletics department held an unveiling ceremony at Beaver Stadium yesterday to show off the brand new hockey uniforms that both the men’s and women’s team will be wearing this coming season. The new jerseys mark a new era in Penn State hockey, as the program is officially making the move from a club to a Division 1 team. Max Gardiner and Tommy Olczyk, sophomore forwards for the men’s team, modeled the jerseys at the press conference.

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1 Panel to Discuss Direction of NCAA at State Theatre

The NCAA and their governance of college athletics will be scrutinized and discussed by a group of nationally respected panelists at the State Theatre on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. The session, titled “The Future of the NCAA and Its Membership” will be presented by Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and moderated by Malcolm Moran, the director of the Curley Center.

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