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Maggie Lucas scored 26 points, and Nikki Greene had 13 rebounds and hit three key second-half buckets to help No. 8 Penn State hold off Minnesota 64-59 on Thursday night.
Alex Bentley added 12 points as the Lady Lions (16-2, 6-0 Big Ten) hung for their 10th straight win despite struggling from the field.
The Gophers (13-7, 2-4) had a chance to take the lead twice late with the ball in the hands of their best player, Rachel Banham (19 points). But the sophomore was whistled for traveling and an offensive foul on back-to-back possessions with 1:09 left, with Minnesota trailing by one each time.
Banham then missed a potential tying 3 with 13 seconds left and Lucas pumped her arms after getting fouled on the other end. Her two free throws gave Penn State an insurmountable five-point lead with 2.9 seconds left.
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More than 250 Penn State alumni braved the icy roads and snowy conditions to attend ''Upon Further Review: Penn State One Year Later'' Friday night at the Radisson Casino Hotel.
The intention of the function, hosted by former Penn State running back and NFL Hall of Fame standout Franco Harris, was to question the findings of the Louis Freeh report that was released...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The top-ranked Minnesota women's hockey team beat Wisconsin 2-0 on Friday, extending its NCAA-record winning streak to 33 and grabbing sole possession of the NCAA mark for consecutive games without a loss or tie.
Hannah Brandt scored just 4:28 into the game and Mira Jalosuo added another goal at 18:02. Minnesota goaltender Noora Raty (23-0-0) had 25 saves...
MINNEAPOLIS Departing for the holiday break in December, Minnesota Gophers junior forward Nate Condon was given an assignment from hockey coach Don Lucia.
"Go home and find 10 goals laying around the house when you're on break," Condon recalled Wednesday of Lucia's pre-break message.
With just three goals in the season's first 17 games, Condon wasn't giving...
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The Minnesota and North Dakota hockey series is one of the best rivalries in college hockey.
Unfortunately, this past weekend was the final regular season WCHA series between the University of Minnesota and The University of North Dakota. There will be no more of these regular season battles.
The Rivalry has been likened by some as the...
MINNEAPOLIS Heading into last weekend, the Minnesota Gophers hockey team had earned the No. 1 ranking in the country based on impressive wins against Boston College (then ranked No. 1) and Notre Dame (No. 2 at the time) but wasn't even leading its own conference.
In its final season in the WCHA, Minnesota didn't take the lead in the conference until last Friday's win...
Indianapolis standout passed on scholarship offers from lower division schools for the opportunity to play for Bill O’Brien and the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says the school is in talks with 28 people who have brought claims, 18 more than were connected to his criminal case.
Ken Feinberg told The Associated Press on Friday that the talks could produce settlements in the coming weeks. Feinberg says nobody has pulled out of the negotiations...
You do not have to look for in the state of Pennsylvania who believes the NCAA is a fraud institution, incapable of managing collegiate athletics with an ounce of credibility. After the way the NCAA handled Penn State last summer, admittedly going beyond their normal reach and overstepping typical procedures to issue significant penalties against the university following the release...
MADISON - The Gophers look to get back to their winning ways as they take on the Badgers at the Kohl Center. Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m. and can be seen on Big Ten Network.
Penn State coach Pat Chambers met with the media following the Nittany Lions 72-49 loss to Indiana on Wednesday at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:
What a strange and wonderful journey we've been on in 2013.... Oh, wait, what's that? We're not at Nov. 31st already? Oh ya, that's right we're just giving you a look from the beginning of the calendar year as to what each of Wisconsin's opponents could present as challenges or lack thereof.
Penn State is up today and they'll be under the 1st year...
The Virginia Class of 2014 prospect talks about his interest in Penn State and his favorite college assistant coach.
Tennessee tackle is gaining plenty of interest. Penn State, where his brother plays, is in the mix for the big man.