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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 Penn State Basketball Has Best Days Ahead

Coming into 2012 season, the expectations for Penn State basketball team were at an all-time low. Their top four scorers, including the leading scorer in school history, Talor Battle, had graduated. Their head coach had bolted the program for Navy, and a new coach, Patrick Chambers, was brought in. The roster was filled with underclassmen and only one returning starter. These players would be thrown out to play with the sharks of the best basketball conference in the country, the Big Ten. “It’ll be a miracle if they win one conference game,” thought many fans.

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0 Penn State Can’t Keep Up With Purdue

Penn State couldn’t repeat their 65-45 victory over Purdue from January 5, as they fell 80-56 last night to Purdue in West Lafayette. The Nittany Lions trailed only 37-32 at the half, but Purdue 5th-year senior Robbie Hummel finished with 26 points and Purdue shot 57% to pull away from Penn State early in the second half.

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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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