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Penn State Advances To Second Round Of NIT

With just over 2 seconds in regulation, Talor Battle had been held scoreless for the entire second half. George Mason was all but guaranteed the upset win over the No. 2 Seed Nittany Lions in the opening round of the NIT, up by three points. And then- a desperation shot.

Battle closed the second period with a three-pointer to force overtime.

From there, Penn State seemed to seize control of the game, with the late-surging Battle scoring two successive three-point jumpers within the first minute and a half of overtime. The Lions successfully held a multi-possession lead until ten seconds remained, when GMU’s John Vaughan made an incredible three-point attempt to bring the game within two points. However, two clutch free-throws by Stanley Pringle were too much for the seventh-seeded Patriots to overcome.  Old State wins, 77-73. There’s a video of the final minutes below.

Penn State kept their postseason alive in thrilling fashion despite losing Senior Forward Jamelle Cornley early in the game, who was later seen with his arm in a sling on the bench. There is no information regarding the severity of his injury at this time.

The Nittany Lions will go on to play the University of Rhode Island at 7 PM Thursday in the second round. The Rams defeated Penn State 77-72 in November’s Philly Classic tournament this season.

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Mark

Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.

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Gorman Abruptly Resigns

Head coach of the men’s soccer program Barry Gorman unexpectedly announced his resignation Monday. He leaves a legacy of 22 years of coaching and three Big Ten titles in his wake. Citing “personal reasons,” he has left the team to a nation-wide search for his successor.

“We expected Gorman to be there,” [rising Senior and Co-Captain Andres] Casais said of next season. “He was a father figure to us.”



Oof, that can’t feel good. The move isn’t completely out of the blue, as Gorman was periodically absent during the past few weeks without notice. But from all accounts, his intention to resign was only revealed yesterday. On the abandonment scale, this registers just slightly above “going to the store for some cigarettes and never coming back.”

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