Billy Oliver has confirmed that he will no longer continue his basketball career at Penn State due to ongoing concussion symptoms. He will, however, stay at the university and continue to be around the program.
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.
The Penn State women’s basketball team won its third game in a row against Wisconsin on Thursday night, 69-54. Maggie Lucas led the Lady Lions in the victory with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Next up for Penn State is a trip to Evanston, Ill., to take on Northwestern on Sunday.
The fifth-ranked Penn State men’s volleyball team got off to a hot start as they kicked off their home schedule this weekend in a four-team tournament at Rec Hall. The Lions played host to Mount Olive College, Cal-Baptist U, and #9 Ohio State.
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.
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.
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.
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.