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Penn State Does It Again!

Penn State turned in a commanding performance on Saturday night to retain the Women’s Division I Volleyball title as the Nittany Lions swept BYU by a score of 25-21, 26-24, and 25-14.  With this victory Penn State becomes the all-time leader in Women’s DI Volleyball championships with seven, moving ahead of Stanford with six titles. In the first set BYU fought gamely and scrapped...
Via The Net Set
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

BYU Volleyball: Cougars' NCAA run stopped by Penn State in title match

Oklahoma City • The BYU women’s volleyball team, unseeded, unheralded and under-appreciated, fell one match short of the program’s first national championship, losing in the title game to Penn State, 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-14). BYU (31-5) was the first unseeded team in the NCAA Tournament’s 34-year history to reach the championship match. After being snubbed when the NCAA...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
1 day ago

Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women's volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BYU Volleyball: McGown impressed with Olmstead's leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY • Of all the eyes studying BYU women’s volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead this postseason, perhaps none have been as observant as BYU men’s volleyball coach Chris McGown. In a sport dominated by elder statesmen like Penn State’s Russ Rose, Texas’ Jerritt Elliott and Stanford’s John Dunning, Olmstead and McGown are, by comparison, young pups. And as the spotlight’s...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
1 day ago

The Grand Finale!

Finals are set! In a Saturday night showdown in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, unseeded BYU will challenge defending Champion Penn State for the 2014 Women’s Division I Volleyball Crown. And, as acronyms go, how about BYU vs PSU?                              BYU became the first unseeded team to reach the finals of the DI tournament by knocking off...
Via The Net Set
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Volleyball: Cougars ready for national championship match

OKLAHOMA CITY • In collegiate volleyball, tradition is a word usually reserved for schools like UCLA, Stanford, Hawai’i and Nebraska. Perennial powers all, each with multiple championships. Of late, no shelves sag more than those at Penn State, winners of five of the past seven NCAA Division I titles. When upstart BYU (30-4) meets Penn State (34-3) in Saturday night’s national...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
2 days ago

Hancock leads Penn State into final vs. BYU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Micha Hancock could finish a standout career in storybook fashion. The Penn State senior setter will try to win her second consecutive national championship just a few miles from where she played high school volleyball in Edmond. The Nittany Lions (35-3) will face Brigham Young (30-4) on Saturday for the title. Hancock said she has faced extra distractions this...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Sandusky won't get $4,900 Penn State pension back

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. The State Employees' Retirement Board's 122-page opinion, made public Friday, determined Sandusky remained a Penn State employee after his announced retirement...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

APNewsBreak: Sandusky won't get his pension back

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. Sandusky's attorney Chuck Benjamin told The Associated Press on Friday that the State Employees' Retirement System issued a 122-page opinion with the decision...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, BYU to meet for title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It would be difficult to find two schools with more differing pedigrees heading into a championship match than Penn State and Brigham Young. Penn State earned a chance to repeat with a 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over top-seeded Stanford on Thursday night. The Nittany Lions (35-3) will seek their seventh title, and their sixth in eight years, on Saturday. BYU...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Courtney leads Penn State past Stanford

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Megan Courtney had 23 kills and defending champion Penn State beat top-seeded Stanford 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 on Thursday night to reach the NCAA women's volleyball final. Micha Hancock had 55 set assists and Ali Frantti added 16 kills for the Nittany Lions (35-3), They will seek their seventh championship and sixth in eight years Saturday night against BYU...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge delays trial in lawsuit vs. NCAA over Penn State sanctions

  A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the case brought by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord will begin Feb. 17. It had been scheduled for Jan...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the case brought by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord will begin Feb. 17. It had been...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Preview: Penn State Vs. Boston College

Continuing our series of Big Ten bowl previews, today our writers take a look at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium, where Penn State makes its return to postseason play against a tough Boston College team. Let’s see how they think it’ll go down. Ryan Osbahr –The Nittany Lions are bowling again — oh what fun! I just don’t think this is a team that actually deserves...
Via Know It All Football
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford Women’s VB Team

Stanford University, the tournament’s top seed, defeated 8th seeded Florida 3 – 0 in the Ames Regional Finals to earn a berth in the Women’s DI Final Four Volleyball Tournament.  The Cardinal gained the top ranking on September 5th in a 3 – 2 victory over Penn State and never looked back. Stanford won the Pac 12 title with a 19 – 1 conference record. Stanford battles fifth...
Via The Net Set
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford Women’s Volleyball Team

Stanford University, the tournament’s top seed, defeated 8th seeded Florida 3 – 0 in the Ames Regional Finals to earn a berth in the Women’s DI Final Four Volleyball Tournament.  The Cardinal gained the top ranking on September 5th in a 3 – 2 victory over Penn State and never looked back. Stanford won the Pac 12 title with a 19 – 1 conference record. Stanford battles fifth...
Via The Net Set
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pinstripe Bowl has already made BC a winner

We all want BC to beat Penn State, but the Pinstripe Bowl is already a huge positive for BC. By selling out our full ticket allotment and the game selling out quickly BC can finally start to change our travel reputation. Technically BC sold our ticket allotment for the 2007 Champs Bowl, but I know for that game we gave some tickets away to local charities and Catholic churches....
Via Eagle in Atlanta
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Volleyball: BYU ready for Final Four matchup with Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY • Only an elite handful of head coaches are regular visitors to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Final Four. This week, Penn State’s Russ Rose is making his record 12th appearance. Stanford’s John Dunning is here for the 11th time. Texas’ Jerritt Elliott is at his seventh. Then there is BYU’s Shawn Olmstead at his first. Early on at Media Day on...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
4 days ago

Penn State, Stanford to meet again in volleyball semis

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Penn State is looking to repeat as the national champion in women's volleyball. The Nittany Lions will have to get by No. 1 Stanford in a national semifinal Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena to advance to Saturday's final. It's a true matchup of blue bloods -- both schools have won six national titles and are tied for the most NCAA tournament appearances all...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State VB Profile

Pennsylvania State University, better known as Penn State, defeated Wisconsin 3 – 1 in the Louisville Regional Finals to earn a berth in the Women’s DI Final Four Volleyball Tournament.  Penn State began the season as the top ranked team and lost that designation to Stanford on September 5th in a 3 – 2 loss on the Cardinal’s home court.  Because of conference losses to...
Via The Net Set
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Team

Pennsylvania State University, better known as Penn State, defeated Wisconsin 3 – 1 in the Louisville Regional Finals to earn a berth in the Women’s DI Final Four Volleyball Tournament.  Penn State began the season as the top ranked team and lost that designation to Stanford on September 5th in a 3 – 2 loss on the Cardinal’s home court.  Because of conference losses to...
Via The Net Set
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Fan Has An Amazing Nittany Lions-Themed Christmas Light Show

Now that we’re in the middle of the holiday season, videos of people setting up Christmas light shows at their houses are becoming increasingly popular. This Penn State fan’s show may be the best one that we’ve seen so far this year. The fan — whose name is Bob Witt, according to the video’s description — synced his light show with the Nittany Lion song, “Lion Fanfare...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Christmas Lights Pump Up The School And Holiday Spirit

Penn State Christmas lights synced up to the Nittany Lions' fight song is a holiday tradition unlike any other.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis Freeh might testify in lawsuit over Penn State sanctions

  The head of the NCAA, Penn State's former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials goes to trial. A joint pretrial statement filed Friday said the Commonwealth Court trial in Harrisburg, scheduled for January, should last about five days and could involve dozens of...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA, Pa. officials outline issues as trial nears

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The head of the NCAA, Penn State's former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials is scheduled to begin. A 70-page joint pretrial statement filed Friday said the Commonwealth Court trial should take about five days. State Sen. Jake Corman and Treasurer...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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