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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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6 2012 Olympians Will Include a Record 19 Penn Staters

When opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games begin this Friday, a school-record 19 Penn Staters will walk the London Olympic Stadium, representing eight countries: the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Suriname. Among the 19 are four current Nittany Lion student-athletes, 14 alumni, and one coach.

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0 Former Women’s Volleyballers Show Some Skin

If you’ve ever seen a women’s volleyball game at Rec Hall, you know the spandex uniforms don’t leave much to the imagination. But you’ve never seen them like this. This year’s ESPN “The Body” issue includes two former Penn State Women’s Volleyball players completely nude. Megan Hodge and Alisha Glass posed for the special, along with five of their current Olympic-bound teammates.

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6 Code Blue Athletic Points Program Returns

The Code Blue program began last fall as a way to generate some more pride for Penn State Athletics. The mission of the program, according to its official website, is “to build awareness and attendance in support of Penn State varsity student-athletes by their fellow classmates, and to reward those students who make that extra effort while demonstrating the traditional Penn State values rooted in team loyalty, spirited competition and respectful sportsmanship.”

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3 Don’t Forget the Student Ticket Sale

The night before football tickets go on sale can often be one of nerves and little sleep. Set alarms, be prepared with all of the information, and hope that nothing goes wrong. As has been discussed in terms of other events in addition to football tickets, Ticketmaster is not a perfect process. Below, we’ll attempt to make it a little less daunting with some reminders from GoPSUSports and tips of our own.

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0 Two More Lions Drafted By MLB Teams

A day after Penn State ace Joe Kurrasch was selected in the MLB Draft, two of his teammates were chosen on the draft’s third and final day. The Nittany Lions’ All-Big Ten first baseman Jordan Steranka was selected by his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates in the 21st round, while John Walter, a tall right handed pitcher, was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 29th round.

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0 Lions’ Lefty Drafted By San Francisco Giants

Penn State lefty Joe Kurrasch was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the eighth round (268th overall) of the Major League Baseball First Year Player draft on Tuesday. Kurrasch, a native of San Juan Capistrano, California, is coming off a fantastic first season as a Nittany Lion. He went 4-2 with a 2.05 ERA in 16 appearances, including 11 starts.

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0 Lions Crushed by Nebraska to End Season

After playing winning 22 of their last 30 games in the regular season, the Penn State baseball team was thought to be a serious contender to battle top-seeded Purdue for a Big Ten Tournament title. This wasn’t the case as the 2012 season came to a disappointing end on Thursday as the Lions were throttled by Nebraska 12-3 in a Big Ten Tournament elimination game.

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0 PSU Disappoints in Big Ten Tournament Opener

For the first 7 innings of Penn State’s Big Ten Conference Tournament opener against Ohio State, everything was going right. The Lions had collected 13 hits going into the eighth and led the Buckeyes 5-3 when all of a sudden, the momentum swung and the Penn State bullpen and defense fell apart. The bullpen allowed 9 runs in the final two innings as the Nittany Lions fell 12-5.

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0 Baseball Team Draws Ohio State in Conference Tournament Opener

The Penn State Nittany Lions baseball team is headed to its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament berth, receiving the third overall seed, their highest position in the tournament bracket since 2008. The Nittany Lions have yet to take home a conference title and are hoping that they can survive in Columbus in order to receive their first after a strong finish to the regular season.

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0 10 Questions With Olympian Miles Chamley-Watson

Miles Chamley-Watson is a world-renowned fencer who scored the third and final spot on the U.S. Men’s Foil Olympic Team for the 2012 Olympics. He also took a year off from Penn State to prepare himself for the games. Read more to find out more about him, like what he listens to before a tournament, to what dinosaur he would be!

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0 It’s Alabama All Over Again: PSU Sportsmanship Team is Looking for Fan Ambassadors

When Alabama came to Happy Valley last fall, there was much ado about respecting the visitors and fans that came with them. While it was sightly overboard, the intentions were of good nature. However, anyone who has ever watched a game from the student section knows that not everyone represents Dear Ole’ State with the pride and class that they should.

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0 Coquese Washington is Here to Stay

It was a few nervous days for the Penn State Women’s Basketball program. Everyone can now exhale. After receiving permission from acting athletic director David Joyner to interview for the Michigan job last week, head coach Coquese Washington made it official at a 3 p.m. press conference that she will remain with the Lady Lion program.

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0 Nittany Lions To Host Weekend Series Against Wolverines

The Penn State baseball team, which has won six of it’s last seven matchups, will host the Michigan Wolverines this weekend for an important three-game series at Medlar Field. The Nittany Lions (13-19) had won six straight games before a loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night as they have been getting a lot more offense than earlier in the season.

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