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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 Weekend Sports Recap

While some high profile programs including football and volleyball suffered tough losses, several other sports teams were in action this past weekend including soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, and cross country. Here is a recap of how each team fared.

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0 Women’s Volleyball Still Dominant, Sweeps Iowa

After grinding out a tough 3-2 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, the Women’s Volleyball Team (21-1, 11-0 Big Ten) traveled to Iowa City and rebounded with a sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes last night, 25-15, 25-19, and 25-15. And yes, the team has been so dominant that it can in fact bounce back from a win, since close games are so far outside of the norm for this team.

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0 Big Sean to Perform at Hoops Madness Tonight

Penn State basketball season is getting closer and closer, with both the men’s and women’s opening scrimmage just 9 days away. To celebrate the beginning of both seasons, Penn State will welcome acclaimed Detroit rapper Big Sean to perform tonight at the annual Hoops Madness at historic Rec Hall, the longtime home of Penn State basketball prior to the arrival of the Bryce Jordan Center.

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0 Penn State Sports Weekend Recap

It was a good sports weekend for Penn State in places other than just Iowa City. Several programs won, and the women’s soccer team clinched its fifteenth consecutive regular season conference championship. A review of all the teams in action can be found below.

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0 Gadowsky Rewarding Hard Work With Hard Hats

Guy Gadowsky, the head of the Penn State Nittany Lions Division 1 hockey team, wants his team to know that goals, statistics, and saves — in other words, the stat sheet — is not what’s most important to him. Instead, Gadowsky believes that hard work is what makes a good hockey team, and he is using a symbolic gesture in the form of a hard hat to pass that message on to his players.

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0 Penn State Basketball to Hold Open Practice

Penn State basketball fans will have a chance to get their first look at this year’s Nittany Lion Men’s Basketball team as the squad hosts an open practice on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The practice begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a meet-and-greet with players and coaches along with pizza, refreshments, prizes, and giveaways. The practice will also feature an intrasquad scrimmage and should end around noon.

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1 Chambers Adds Minnesota Point Guard to 2013 Class

Yesterday morning, Minnesota point guard Graham Woodward took to Twitter to announce that he had verbally committed to the Nittany Lions, becoming the fourth verbal commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. According to Rivals, the 6-foot, 165 pound Woodward is a 3-star recruit who just missed being listed among the top 150 players in the 2013 class. He also held offers from Washington State, Gonzaga, Xavier, and Miami (OH), among others.

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0 Men’s Hockey Rebounds for First D-1 Victory

For the second time in less than twenty four hours, the Penn State Men’s Hockey team found itself in overtime against American International College (1-1). This time, they would not let Friday night’s last second loss repeat itself as freshman David Glen scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the Nittany Lions (1-1) a 4-3 victory at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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1 Why You Should Buy Basketball Season Tickets

For the past year and a half, Head Coach Patrick Chambers has turned this program into something to be excited about. Every single body hits the floor for a loose ball. Every single rebound is ripped out of the air. Every single player has something that Chambers has preached about since day 1: attitude.

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0 Other Sports to Care About This Weekend

Tomorrow will mark the first Saturday since late August that the Penn State Football team will not run out of a stadium tunnel for a game. Still, Penn State athletics will go on, and the bye week provides a great opportunity to appreciate some other sports programs on campus. Below are some different options to fill your Penn State sports fix this weekend while waiting around for kickoff in Kinnick Stadium 8 days from now.

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0 A Historic Weekend for Penn State Sports

This weekend was one for the history books: Football earned its first win over a ranked team under Bill O’Brien and the now-NCAA women’s hockey team recorded both its first win and loss ever as a varsity team. Elsewhere in Penn State athletics, men’s soccer tied Michigan at Ann Arbor and field hockey and women’s soccer picked up wins at home, while women’s volleyball knocked off yet another two teams.

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