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Penn State’s D.J. Newbill ready for new role

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State’s D.J. Newbill has had a busy summer. From having a good showing in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy that allowed him to be invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy, Newbill’s been spending his offseason in the gym, trying … Continue reading

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Deividas Zemgulis a “steal” for Penn State

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Deividas Zemgulis got to the United States from his native Lithuania last June he decided to watch movies and read books to work on his English. His choices might have been somewhat unorthodox, however: ‘Friday’ … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … Continue reading

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Penn State recruiting roundtable

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Penn State added to its 2015 recruiting class in a big way on Tuesday night, with Oak Hill Academy (Va.) guard Josh Reaves’ announcement that he would be continuing his career as a Nittany Lion. It’s … Continue reading

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Penn State gets commitment from 2015 SG Josh Reaves

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State basketball is building its most impressive recruiting class in quite some time. What was an already an impressive recruiting haul by head coach Patrick Chambers got a whole lot stronger on Tuesday night, with the announcement … Continue reading

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Former PSU standout Tim Frazier joins 76ers’ summer league roster

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – According to a Tweet from former Penn State point guard Tim Frazier, he will be spending his summer playing with the Philadelphia 76ers in both the 2014 Orlando Summer League and the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League. Frazier, … Continue reading

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Penn State announces home-and-home with George Washington

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – The Penn State men’s basketball team announced Monday that they will begin a home-and-home series with George Washington in the upcoming season. The first game will be played in the Bryce Jordan Center on Dec. 14, while … Continue reading

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CoBL Division I 2015 recruiting needs (Pt. 2)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across the country are starting to look at their 2015 recruiting classes. And many of them are keeping a close eye … Continue reading

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Penn State guard Graham Woodward to transfer

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State freshman guard Graham Woodward has been granted a release from his scholarship and intends to transfer to another university, per the school. “Graham has made the decision to continue his playing career elsewhere,” head coach Patrick Chambers said in … Continue reading

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Penn State CBI Preview: Siena (March 24)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (16-17, 6-13 Big Ten) @ Siena (16-17, 11-9 MAAC) When: Monday, March 24 – 7 p.m. Where: Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y./CBS Sports Network In a sentence… Penn State looks to extend its postseason when … Continue reading

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Penn State knocks off Hampton 69-65 in first round of CBI

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State knocked Hampton out of the College Basketball Invitational with a 69-65 win Wednesday night in the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions got off to a fast start, something they’ve been unable to do over the … Continue reading

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Minnesota ends Penn State’s regular season 63-56

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers wanted his team to be the best team it could be by the end of the season. If Thursday’s 63-56 loss to Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten … Continue reading

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Penn State Preview: Minnesota (March 13)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (15-16, 6-12) vs. Minnesota (19-12, 8-10) When: Thursday, March 13 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind./ESPN2 In a sentence… With the regular season over, Penn State and Minnesota meet each other for the second time … Continue reading

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Penn State can’t overcome slow start against Minnesota, falls 81-63

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State traveled to Minneapolis to square off against a Minnesota team that was in desperate need of a win to have a chance to make the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Penn State was in the same situation, … Continue reading

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Penn State Preview: Minnesota (March 9)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (15-15, 6-11) vs. Minnesota (18-12, 7-10) When: Sunday, March 9 – 5:15 p.m. Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minn./BTN In a sentence… After a dominant performance over Northwestern, Penn State travels to Minnesota to finish the regular season with … Continue reading

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Penn State dominates Northwestern, 59-32

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State entered Thursday night looking to hold its Big Ten Tournament seed and build momentum going into the final game of the regular season and the conference tournament. In a tie with Northwestern for the 10-seed, … Continue reading

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Penn State Preview: Northwestern (March 6)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (14-15, 5-11) vs. Northwestern (12-17, 5-11) When: Thursday, March 6 – 7 p.m. Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Ill./ESPNU In a sentence… Following a close loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, Penn State heads on the road to face a … Continue reading

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Penn State falls to No. 14 Wisconsin, 71-66

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State dropped its final home game of the season 71-66 to No. 14 Wisconsin in a hard-fought game. After trailing by 11 at two different points in the first half, the Nittany Lions stayed the course … Continue reading

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Penn State Preview: No. 14 Wisconsin (March 2)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (14-14, 5-10) vs. No. 14 Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5) When: Sunday, March 2 – 12 p.m. Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa./BTN In a sentence… After an emotional Senior Night win over No. 22 Ohio State, Penn State … Continue reading

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Penn State upsets No. 22 Ohio State 65-63 on Senior Night

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – A year ago today, Penn State students stormed the court after upsetting No. 4 Michigan. Tonight, Nittany Nation had opportunity to do so again after Penn State upset No. 22 Ohio State 65-63 on Senior Night in the Bryce Jordan … Continue reading

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Penn State Preview: No. 22 Ohio State (Feb. 27)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (13-14, 4-10) vs. No. 22 Ohio State (22-6, 9-6) When: Thursday, Feb. 27 – 7 p.m. Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa./ESPN2 In a sentence… Following a week to rest their minds and bodies, the Nittany Lions … Continue reading

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Penn State can’t find rhythm in loss at Nebraska, 80-67

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford pump faked, took a dribble in from the 3-point line and connected on a jumper from the left elbow when he was fouled by Penn State’s Tim Frazier. With 9:21 to play, the sequence effectively demonstrated … Continue reading

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Penn State Preview: Nebraska (Feb. 20)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (13-13, 4-9) @ Nebrska (14-10, 6-6) When: Thursday, Feb. 20 – 7 p.m. Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb./ESPNU In a sentence… Penn State will try to overcome its latest setback when it travels to Lincoln to take … Continue reading

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No. 16 Iowa’s depth too much for Penn State

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State has played well against top level competition in the Big Ten. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, the 16th-ranked Hawkeyes just had too much depth to handle down the stretch. Penn State fell to No. 16 Iowa … Continue reading

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Penn State Preview: No. 16 Iowa (Feb. 15)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State (13-12, 4-8) vs. No. 16 Iowa (18-6, 7-4) When: Saturday, Feb. 15 – 1 p.m. Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa./ESPN In a sentence… Penn State looks to build on momentum gained from its improbable win … Continue reading

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