Penn St. Rumors & News

  • Penn State men's basketball lands another Philly recruit, gets commitment from Roman Catholic's Lamar Stevens

    Penn Live "Penn State basketball's active Philadelphia pipeline — running at full steam recently — gathered even more momentum Friday when highly regarded Roman Catholic senior forward Lamar Stevens verbally committed to Patrick Chambers' Nittany Lions mere minutes ago during a press conference at his high..." September 21

  • Reports: D.J. Newbill Arrested in Germany, Allegedly Victim of Racial Profiling

    Black Shoe Diaries "A report from Delgreco Wilson on his blog The Black Cager states that D.J. Newbill, who recently signed a contract to play professionally with ASVEL Basket in France, was arrested on Sunday by German immigration officials due to an issue with his work visa. In the report, Wilson, whose website..." August 17

  • 4-star recruit Tony Carr commits to Penn State

    The Score "Four-star point guard Tony Carr has committed to Penn State, he announced on Monday, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Carr is ranked by ESPN as the country's No. 52 recruit in the class of 2016." August 04

  • UConn Transfer G Terrence Samuel Commits to Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "He'll have to sit out this upcoming season, but Samuel brings national championship experience to State College. Pat Chambers recruited Terrence Samuel out of high school, but with his offer sheet, it made sense that he ended up at UConn. With a second chance, Chambers was able to seal the deal..." July 02

  • Report: South Florida lands Penn State transfer Geno Thorpe

    The Score "Geno Thorpe may be taking his talents to South Florida. The former Penn State sophomore guard has reportedly pledged to join the Bulls, according to the Recruit Scoop's Alex Kline." June 29

  • Sophomore Guard Geno Thorpe Is Transferring From Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "The offseason has gone a little too well for Penn State basketball, namely because nobody has transferred up to this point. That changed today, when it was announced that Geno Thorpe is leaving the program. The news was announced in a press release. Patrick Chambers, head coach of the Penn..." June 15

  • Penn State basketball lands commitment from three-star guard Nazeer Bostick

    The Patriot News "Patrick Chambers' class of 2016 is off and running again, and Philadelphia unsurprisingly reignited it. Penn State's men's basketball program picked up a verbal commitment from class of 2016 shooting guard Nazeer Bostick Thursday night, and the consensus three-star Philadelphia Roman Catholic..." May 03

  • Two former college basketball players considering NFL route

    College Basketball Talk "Professional football franchises looking to college basketball for diamonds in the rough is something that’s occurred with greater frequency in recent years. Last year Erik Swoope, who played college basketball at Miami, spent the entire season in the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad and former..." April 16

  • Jerome Allen out at Penn

    CBS Sports "Jerome Allen will not return to coach Penn's men's basketball team next season, a source confirmed to on Saturday. Penn's final regular-season game is Saturday night against Cornell." March 07

  • Sandy Barbour assures she's behind Patrick Chambers even if Penn State basketball loses out

    The Patriot News "When the world is caving in on you, a boss who sticks in your corner is a heck of an asset. Patrick Chambers has that sort of boss. I asked Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour by text this morning, just to make certain: Was Chambers secure for next season as the PSU basketball coach, no..." February 24

  • Penn State Basketball suspends John Johnson from team

    Black Shoe Diaries "Penn State guard John Johnson has been suspended due to "conduct inconsistent with team standards" according to an email sent by the school this afternoon. The full email reads: Jan. 12, 2015 PSU MBB | John Johnson Suspended from Penn State Basketball Team John Johnson has been..." January 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Penn State picks up third 2015 commitment in Josh Reaves

    Onwardstate "We all know the guys across the street can recruit, but Penn State basketball and coach Patrick Chambers are assembling an impressive recruiting class of their own already in the early stages of the 2015 recruiting cycle. That now-three-member class got its highest-ranked prospect to date last..." July 02

  • Penn State announces that guard Graham Woodward will transfer

    College Basketball Talk "With guard Tim Frazier out of eligibility, some playing time has opened up in the Penn State backcourt for the 2014-15 season. D.J. Newbill and John Johnson will both be seniors, and in Geno Thorpe head coach Patrick Chambers has an underclassman who will be asked to lead the way when Newbill and..." April 10

  • Penn St. 69, Hampton 65

    ProSportsDaily "D.J. Newbill scored a team-high 19 points as the host Nittany Lions held off the Pirates in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. Brandon Taylor added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Penn State (16-17), which is competing in the tournament for the first time. Tim..." March 20

  • Minnesota 63, Penn St. 56

    ProSportsDaily "Austin Hollins hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points as the Gophers held off a late charge from the Nittany Lions in a Big Ten tournament first-round matchup in Indianapolis. Deandre Mathieu added 13 points, five assists and three steals for sixth-seeded Minnesota (20-12), which defeated..." March 14

  • Minnesota 81, Penn St. 63

    ProSportsDaily "DeAndre Mathieu and Maurice Walker scored 16 points apiece as the host Golden Gophers knocked off the Nittany Lions in Big Ten play. Austin Hollins added 14 points as Minnesota (19-12, 8-10) jumped out to an early 20-point lead and clinched the No. 7 seed for this week’s conference tournament...." March 10

  • Penn St. 59, Northwestern 32

    ProSportsDaily "D.J. Newbill scored 12 points and the visiting Nittany Lions put together a strong defensive effort to silence the Wildcats in the Big Ten play. Tim Frazier collected 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds while Brandon Taylor scored 11 points for Penn State (15-15, 6-11), which controlled..." March 07

  • Wisconsin 71, Penn St. 66

    ProSportsDaily "Josh Gasser scored 15 points and Ben Brust added 14 as the visiting Badgers held off the Nittany Lions. Traevon Jackson added 13 points for Wisconsin (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten), which picked up its seventh straight win and moved into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with Michigan State. Frank..." March 02

  • Allen shoulders the blame as Penn falls to Brown "TONY HICKS took a huge hack at Brown's Steven Spieth with 1:31 remaining to send him to the line. Penn's sophomore guard was frustrated, and reasonably so. The Quakers let another game get out of hand, as they fell to Brown, 76-67, at the Palestra. Hicks did all he could possibly do to keep..." March 01

  • Buckeyes swept by last-place Penn State with 65-63 loss

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Aaron Craft crossed his arms and gently tapped the back of his head against the brick wall in the concourse of Bryce Jordan Arena. He needed to calm himself before the questions started. This wasn’t the first time Craft stood in the bowels of an opposing Big Ten arena in defeat. Now a senior,..." February 28

  • Nebraska 80, Penn St. 67

    ProSportsDaily "Terran Petteway scored 26 points to lead the way as the Cornhuskers rolled over the visiting Nittany Lions to win their fourth straight conference game for the first time since 1999. Petteway made 14-of-19 at the foul line for Nebraska (15-10, 7-6 Big Ten), which had season highs in free throws..." February 21

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • Iowa outlasts Penn State for third straight road win

    Hawk Central "Iowa won just four Big Ten basketball games when Melsahn Basabe was a freshman. On Saturday, the Hawkeyes won their fourth Big Ten road game of Basabe’s senior season. “That’s a testament to our team and how we continue to develop,” said Basabe, who fought off an illness to play a key role in..." February 16

  • Hoosiers disintegrate in crushing defeat

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's collapse played out like a dream sequence, the kind of nightmare you have to spend five minutes convincing yourself wasn't real when you wake up. The 3 1/2-minute implosion, in a 66-65 home loss to last-place Penn State, was a perfect storm of mistakes, shoelaces-tied-together stuff..." February 13

  • Balanced Big Ten doesn’t have clear torch-bearers yet

    Chicago Sun-Times "We know this is shaping up as a really good year in the Big Ten. How good? A month before the teams gather in Indianapolis for what ought to be a raucous conference tournament, we don’t know. Will the Big Ten, which had three teams ranked in the top five until early January, finish what it..." February 12

  • Philly teams on outside, looking in "Even with Selection Sunday five weeks away, there's never a bad time to check two popular mock brackets to see where our locals stand. Sadly, unless someone in the group makes a spectacular run through a conference tournament (or in Penn's case, sweep the Ivy League and hope for Harvard to fall),..." February 08

  • Payne back, Michigan State routs Penn State 82-67 "Adreian Payne returned and Keith Appling sat out. Just another night in this injury-plagued season for Michigan State, which is still right there at the top of the Big Ten standings. "I just feel that we're in the hunt right now," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "After what we've gone through,..." February 07

  • Michigan State brings the (Adreian) Payne in blowout of Penn State

    Detroit Free Press "The loudest ovation of the evening didn’t come from a flying slam dunk or perfectly arced three-pointer. It came from the simple act of a player getting off the bench and ripping away his sweatpants after the game’s first 3 minutes. After a full month, Adreian Payne no longer was merely an..." February 07

  • Michigan State preparing to take on a different Penn State this time, one that's 'for real'

    Michigan Live "It's been a long five weeks since Michigan State played Penn State. When the two teams last met -- in State College -- it was Dec.31. More than 27,000 fans watched the Spartans overcome a seven-point halftime deficit on a outdoor jumbo screen in Los Angeles, next door to the Staples Center on..." February 04

  • Newbill's late OT jumper lifts Penn St. over No. 24 Ohio St. 71-70

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with two seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to a 71-70 Big Ten Conference victory Wednesday night against No. 24 Ohio State at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and ending years of futility against the Buckeyes. Newbill, who led the..." January 30

  • Big Ten race crowded in middle

    Fox Sports Ohio "If Ohio State wants to get back in the Big Ten race, it can't afford many more slips. The conference race is suddenly very crowded in the middle, where the Buckeyes reside heading into a Wednesday night home game vs. bottom dwelling Penn State. But Ohio State has won just once in its last five..." January 29

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