PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Penn State Men’s Volleyball Wins EIVA Conference Title

No. 13 Penn State men’s volleyball (21-10, 11-3 EIVA) swept its way through the EIVA Tournament over the weekend at Rec Hall to take its 19th conference championship in the last 20 years and claim an NCAA Tournament berth.

Chris Nugent led the Nittany Lions with 15 kills in its 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-23) semifinal win against Princeton Thursday night to move on to the championship match against Saint Francis.

Penn State bamboozled the Red Flash in the final just a year after Saint Francis pulled off the upset over Mark Pavlik’s squad to end its streak of 18-straight conference titles. A crowd of 1,303 came out Saturday night to see the Nittany Lions easily sweep 25-19, 25-14, and 25-20 behind a team-high nine kills from both Nugent and Aidan Albrecht.

After missing out on the NCAA Tournament hosted at Rec Hall in 2016, the Nittany Lions return as a five-seed to face fourth-seeded Hawaii on Tuesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. The winner of that game will move on to the semifinals Thursday night at 8 p.m. against No. 1 Ohio State, whose St. John Arena will host the entire tournament.  Both of these matches will be broadcast live on and Saturday’s title match will also be streamed live on ESPNU at 7 p.m.

About the Author

Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.


More by Steve

Jim Piazza Not Pushing To Abolish Greek Life, Seeks Nationwide Reform

“Our son’s face, and the faces of other young men whose lives were lost to a similar fate, are recognizable — for all the wrong reasons. We need reform. What happened in 2017 must never happen again.”

Penn State Softball’s Tori Dubois Earns Back-To-Back All-Big Ten Honors

Piazza Family ‘Dismayed’ By Dismissal Of Braxton Becker’s Tampering Charges


Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

The Swedish faceoff specialist graduated after three seasons at Merrimack, but will be immediately eligible to play for Guy Gadowsky in 2018-19.

Harris, Rivers Win Big Ten Titles On Final Day Of Competition

Penn State Women’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Loses To Penn 15-14 In Double OT

Penn State’s Kaleigh Riehl Headed To U.S. U-23 Camp

Student Life

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Not only is literally everyone at Penn State from “right outside of Philly,” ALMOST everyone also works “right outside of Philly.”

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Finding Your Penn State Beyond Penn State: Carolyn Popescu’s Senior Column

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

No Surprise Here: Saquon Barkley Can Throw, Too

Thirty yards out? No problem for Saquon Barkley.

Penn State Approved For Medical Marijuana Clinical Research

“The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from the rest of the nation.”

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Josiah Hritsko is one of three finalists to become Moe’s Southwest Grill’s “Chief Taco Officer.”

Send this to a friend