Congratulations the Penn State women’s track and field team, who nabbed the Big Ten Indoor Championship for the fourth time in program history, with the win coming down to the 4 x 400 relay to clinch the title. The PSU men’s track and field team also earned their highest finish in history, earning second place at the event.
Penn State wrestling is getting ready for the Big 10 Wrestling Championship starting March 4 at Indiana. The Lions, Big Ten Regular season (dual meet) champions are going into the championship still undefeated, after rolling over Oklahoma State last week to claim the NWCA National Dual Meet title. NCAA.com breaks down the top teams with Penn State at the top of their list.
After defeating Michigan State this weekend, Penn State men’s hockey is keeping hopes alive for the NCAA hockey tournament. The Nittany Lions are likely to qualify for the NCAA hockey tournament for the first time in program history. Six spots are open for conference tourney champions, with a total of 16 teams qualifying for the tournament. Penn State could make the tourney either based on their No. 9 PairWise ranking (the number that matters) or based on a Big 10 conference win. Penn State hockey has just four more games to go (against Wisconsin and Michigan this weekend).
On the Penn State football front, the Nittany Lions hosted a number of 2018 and 2019 recruits this past weekend for Junior Day including a few four star athletes. Penn State handed out several offers, although they didn’t gain verbal commitments, the potential for 2018 and 2019 continues to look great.
In recent bold predictions for 2017 spring football, Bleacherreport.com listed junior wideout Saeed Blacknall as their pick for Penn State’s top receiver for 2017. With Blacknall's performance in the Big Ten championship game (six receptions for 155 yards and three touchdowns), Bleacher Report lauded Blacknall as an easy fit to fill Chris Godwin's shoes.
Also looking ahead to the spring, Penn Live focused on the runningback position for Penn State. Check out their breakdown of the skills and stats for Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders, Andre Robinson, Mark Allen and Journey Brown.