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

In the fall, the athletic program boasts the perennial-power women’s volleyball program with legendary coach Russ Rose and the team’s seven national titles. The women’s soccer team recently claimed its first NCAA Championship in 2015, while the field hockey program, led by hall of fame coach Char Morett-Curtiss, annually contends for conference and national recognition. The men’s soccer team hopes to get back to its success during a reign of three Big Ten Tournament titles and 32 NCAA tournament appearances.

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 Michigan State Overcomes Hotel Scuffle to Bounce Penn State 81-72

In a day that began with a much-publicized scuffle between two Michigan State players, the Spartans were able to overcome the distraction to hold off a scrappy Penn State team for Tom Izzo’s 200th conference win. Though Penn State drops to 0-5 in Big Ten play with the 81-72 loss, there was a lot to like about their performance, especially given their recent string of ugly losses.

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2 Penn State Advances to Second Round Of NCAA Football 14 Cover Vote

Just two weeks ago, Penn State was trailing Kentucky and rival Nebraska in a vote for the EA Sports NCAA Football 14 cover. Instead of enshrining just one player on the cover as they have in past years, EA will be putting an entire university’s football team on the 2014 cover. 32 teams have endured the first round of voting to move on, and EA is again asking for fans of each remaining school to participate in a vote, asking, “Which school do you want to be on the cover of the next NCAA Football?”

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0 Penn State Struggles in Loss to Indiana

Brandon Taylor’s three pointer less than two minutes into the contest gave Penn State a 3-2 lead, but Taylor would not make another three point shot the rest of the night, and his team would never hold the lead again as the Nittany Lions (8-6, 0-2) fell to the Hoosiers (14-1, 2-0) 74-51.

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0 Lady Lions Crush Michigan State

The Penn State Lady Lions continued their impressive early season play on Sunday, dominating both sides of the ball en route to a 76-55 victory at Michigan State. Penn State was led by Maryland transfer Dara Taylor, who scored a career high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting while also adding three rebounds, four assists and three steals. Taylor was one of four Lady Lions to register double figures in scoring on the afternoon as the Lady Lions shot 51.8%.

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0 Penn State Faces Wisconsin in Big Ten Opener, Two Additional Captains Named

The Penn State men’s basketball team has won four straight contests and appears to have finally found confidence on offense in the absence of All-Big Ten guard Tim Frazier. Over the course of the winning streak– which includes home wins over Army, Delaware State, New Hampshire, and Duquesne– the Nittany Lions have averaged 78.5 points per game. The Lions (8-4) will look to continue their success on offense as they enter Big Ten play tonight on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers (9-4) at 8:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

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0 Vote Penn State For NCAA Football 14 Game Cover

The cover photo for the legendary EA Sports video game series NCAA Football is always a popular topic. Previous covers include Robert Griffin III, Tim Tebow, Reggie Bush, and even Mark Sanchez (lol). But this year, EA Sports is doing things a little differently. Rather than feature an individual player, the video game empire will feature an entire team on the cover based on a fan vote — and all 126 BCS schools have a chance.

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0 Penn State Outlasts Duquesne 84-74

Penn State finished out its non-conference slate with an impressive offensive performance as ten Nittany Lions scored in an 84-74 victory over Duquesne at the Bryce Jordan Center. D.J. Newbill was all over the court for the Lions, registering a double-double with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. Nick Colella scored 15 points, while Sasa Borovnjak added 14.

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0 Penn State Hoops Dominates New Hampshire 72-45

It’s not often that Penn State basketball goes out and absolutely dominates an opponent — especially in those pesky winter break out of conference games. But that’s exactly what the Nittany Lions did Sunday morning, routing New Hampshire 72-45, rewarding the diehard fans who skipped church with free Big Macs.

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1 Three Penn Staters Nominated for Dapper Dan Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year Awards

When the Dapper Dan Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards are presented on February 6th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, there is a decent chance that the winner will have some type of Penn State connection as Bill O’Brien, Women’s Soccer player Taylor Schram, and former Women’s Volleyball player Christa Harmotto are all nominees.

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0 Men’s Hockey Falls to Robert Morris

Penn State men’s hockey (7-8-0) lost 3-2 to the Robert Morris Colonials (7-4-2) Saturday at Greenberg Ice Pavillion. Coming off a 4-0 win Tuesday against Fredonia State, the Nittany Lions were hoping to be above .500 again on the season, while Robert Morris has been 2-0-2 in their past four games, winning and tying a game a piece with both Holy Cross and Ohio State.

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