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

James Franklin looks to lead the football team to new heights in his first season as head coach. Enthusiastic Pat Chambers has the men’s basketball team playing a scrappy and exciting brand of basketball, while Coquese Washington’s Lady Lions look to capture another conference championship. The wrestling team remains in position to repeat as National Champions, and the men’s hockey team will look to build on a solid 2014 season at Pegula Ice Arena this winter.

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0 Lady Lions Earn Several Postseason Awards

To further cap off an impressive regular season for the Penn State Lady Lions’ basketball team, Head Coach Coquese Washington was selected as the Big Ten Coach of the Year by both her coaching peers and the media. Additionally, junior guard Alex Bentley and sophomore guard Maggie Lucas were both named first team All-Big Ten.

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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 Pat Chambers Feels the Pressure: Serves Up Big Macs

It’s hard to be upset with how Penn State played against Nebraska last Saturday, but the 67-51 beat down just wasn’t enough for some students. As any seasoned Penn State basketball fan knows, Penn State needs to score 70 for the “BIG MAC ATTACK” promotion, which entitles every ticket holder to a free Bic Mac at McDonalds.

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0 PSU Softball Season Begins at LSU

The Penn State softball team will kick off its 2012 season down south as they compete in the Tiger Classic on the campus of Louisiana State University. They’ll face host team no. 22 LSU on Friday at 7 p.m. before facing Louisiana Tech on Saturday and Michigan on Sunday.

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0 Super Bowl XLVI Commercial Critique

Even if you didn’t really care who won the Super Bowl this year, you more than likely watched the year’s biggest television event. Super Bowl XLVI featured more of the same traditions American sports-lovers have come to expect: tailgate food, football jerseys, yelling at the television screen, Madonna trying too hard, and good commercials.

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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 Men’s Basketball Drops Fourth Straight to Iowa

Venues not named the Bryce Jordan Center have not been kind to the Men’s Basketball team so far this season. That themed continued on Saturday as Penn State (10-14, 2-9) fell to Iowa (13-11, 5-6) by a score of 77-64 at Carver-Hawkeye arena in Iowa City. The game was not as close as the final score indicates as Pat Chambers’ squad dropped their fourth straight game. One has to go back to February of 2010 to find the last time a losing streak of that nature existed.

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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 Penn State Loses Defensive Battle to Wisconsin

Tuesday night’s matchup was a physical battle reminiscent of the 36-33 Penn State victory over Wisconsin in last year’s quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, but, unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, this time they would not have the same fate. Penn State (10-13, 2-8) led the entire game until there were about 15 minutes left in the second half, but stagnant shooting proved to be too much to overcome as Wisconsin went on to win 52-46 in front of a large student crowd.

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0 Snapbacks and Dollar Dogs: PSU-Wisconsin Preview

Do you miss the warmer days of Fall semester when frat bros in snapback hats flooded the campus? If so, tonight you can revel in your nostalgia because Penn State basketball snapbacks will be given out for free to students who come out to the Bryce Jordan Center tonight as the Lions face 19th-ranked Wisconsin at 8 pm. It also another Dollar Dog Night and fans will receive a free Penn State basketball Nerf Hoop set while supplies last.

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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 Fencing Team to Host Penn State Invitational

The Nittany Lions fencers hope for another good performance on Saturday in the Penn State Invitational, coming off the men’s team’s second place finish at the St. Johns Invitational last weekend. This weekend’s tournament, to be held in the White Building, will kick off at 8:30 a.m. as the Nittany Lions host squads from Penn, Duke, Drew, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, and UNC.

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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 Frazier Hits Game Winner as Penn State Upsets Illinois

When Pat Chambers was hired by Penn State last June, he knew he had a tall mountain to climb. There were times this season when Penn State was left for dead, and many, including myself, had trouble finding another game on the schedule that they could win. And yet here we are, with ten games left before the conference tournament, and Penn State has proven that they can beat any team in the conference.

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