Ohio St jumps LSU to No. 1 in CFP rankings with 2 weeks left
Ohio State jumped LSU to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings with two weeks left to go before selection Sunday. LSU slipped to second Tuesday night and Clemson remained No. 3 while Georgia held on at four. If playoff history holds form, three of those top four teams will reach the semifinals. Alabama remained No. 5 in the selection committee’s third rankings, with Utah moving up a spot to No. 6. The Utes are the only Pac-12 team in the top 10 after Oregon dropped eight spots to 14th.Oklahoma is seventh followed by Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State.
Check out the final seconds of the game and the post-game celebration as the Nittany Lions stunned the Wolverines at the Jordan Center.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers kept saying all winter that his team was close to winning a Big Ten game even as the league losses piled up.
Penn State used five double-figure scorers and played consistently hard on both ends of the floor as the Nittany Lions stunned previously-unbeaten No. 4 Maryland with a 76-69 Big Ten win on Tuesday night.
Losing by 30 on the road to Ohio State in their last conference game, Penn State displayed impressive intensity on the defensive end, limited turnovers on the offensive end and received plenty of help for star senior Lamar Stevens when he wasn’t having his best game. For the second straight season, Penn State upset a ranked Maryland team on its home floor as the Nittany Lions proved they’ll be a tough out at home all season.
Brown's 3 TDs lead Penn State over Rutgers 27-6
Journey Brown ran for 103 yards with three touchdowns and Penn State pulled away from Rutgers 27-6 on Saturday. Will Levis played quarterback for the Nittany Lions (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) in place of injured started Sean Clifford and added 108 rushing yards on 17 carries and a 42-yard touchdown pass to Jahan Dotson in the fourth quarter.BOX SCORE: PENN STATE 27, RUTGERS 6Isaih Pacheco led Rutgers (2-10, 0-9 Big Ten) with 102 yards rushing on 18 carries and Johnny Langan completed 12 of 24 passes for 164 yards with 58 rushing yards.
Penn State field hockey (8-11, 5- 4 Big Ten) shut down the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins (16-3, 7-2 Big Ten), 1-0, on Friday at the Field Hockey Complex Despite Maryland having more quality shots early in the first quarter, the Nittany Lions were able to make a big statement on their home turf by notching
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Penn State (8-2, 1-1) received double-doubles from both Stevens (15 points, 10 rebounds) and big man Mike Watkins (15 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks) as the duo did a ton of damage on the interior. The Nittany Lions also had double-digit scoring efforts from Myreon Jones (14 points), Izaiah Brockington (14 points) and Myles Dread (10 points). With 19 assists and only eight turnovers, Penn State’s offense did an outstanding job of running offense and getting good looks from multiple players.
This is a quality win for the Nittany Lions early in the Big Ten portion of the schedule. It gives an unproven team a major boost of confidence — particularly beating a top-five team on a night where Stevens was only 5-for-13 from the floor. The Ohio State road loss shows Penn State still has a long way to go to be considered any kind of threat. But they’re at least balanced and feisty enough to be a really tough out at home this season.
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Penn State upset No . 4 Iowa 79-75 Wednesday night, just two weeks after losing by 24 in Iowa City. In the first match-up, the Nittany Lions were 1-for-20
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But the major story here is the loss for Maryland.
The Terps (10-1, 1-1) have made a habit of falling behind early this season. It happened multiple times in an early-season tournament and has now happened in back-to-back Big Ten games against Illinois and Penn State. While Maryland has been able to overcome slow starts all season, it came back to really bite them on Tuesday.
Trailing by 10 at halftime, Maryland tried to make second-half runs to stay with Penn State. Ultimately, the Terps were derailed by inconsistent offense, sloppy and careless turnovers (Penn State had 17 points off turnovers in the first half) and an inconsistent effort on the inside.
Maryland’s offense had 20 turnovers to only nine assists for the game as the Terps never seemed to figure out the proper way to run its offense. Alternating between senior Anthony Cowan Jr. (16 points) and sophomore Eric Ayala (15 points) initiating things, both guards had too many bad passes and unforced error for a team with Big Ten title aspirations.
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A jury is expected to hear attorneys' closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a white man charged with fatally stabbing a black college student at a bus stop on the University of Maryland's campus.Sean Urbanski, 24, is charged with murder in the May 2017 killing of 23-year-old Richard Collins III, who was days from graduating from Bowie State University when he was killed.