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Penn State Athletics Roundup - February 1st

Writeup courtesy of Luke Robson



Football


Penn State Football's season may have ended with a Rose Bowl victory over Utah, but their recruiting season never stops. The Nittany Lions landed 4-Star Offensive Tackle, Ja'elyn Matthews, as their first recruit of the 2025 cycle. Additionally, the team is hiring former Virginia Associate Head Coach and Wide-Receiver coach, Marques Hagans. Hagans looks to bring a new dimension to the receivers room leading up to the 2023-2024 season here in Happy Valley. Lastly, Penn State's very own Miles Sanders is set to be a key player in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12th. Tune in to FOX at 6:30 PM to watch Sanders chase his first Super Bowl title.


Basketball


Over the weekend, Penn State Men’s Basketball hosted their annual THON game and defeated the Michigan Wolverines 83-61 at the Bryce Jordan Center. With over 12,000 fans packed into the BJC this past Sunday, senior guard, Andrew Funk, scored his 1500 collegiate career point. The Nittany Lions look to keep up this pace into February as they make a push for the tournament in March.


Wrestling


Continuing their dominance on the mat, the #1 ranked Nittany Lions Wrestling team defeated the #2 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 23-14. The team's talents shined bright during the BJC Dual in front of a record breaking crowd of 15,988 fans. This victory puts the team on track for yet another Big Ten regular season title.


Women’s Swimming


Penn State Women's Swimming and Diving showcased their talents by defeating Villanova during their third consecutive home meet at McCoy Natatorium. During the meet, the Nittany Lions won 12 out of the day's 16 events. The team is set to take on West Virginia on February 5th as they prepare for the Big Ten Championships in the middle of February.


Women’s Hockey


Last week, the Nittany Lions Women's Hockey team swept Lindenwood. On Thursday, the girls won by a score of 5-1 and they capped off their senior night Friday by defeating the Lindenwood Lions 6-3. The team will play again at Syracuse on February 3rd at 6:00 PM.


Women’s Gymnastics


On Monday, the Women's Gymnastics team defeated Rutgers 196.550 to 195.150 during their home opener at Rec Hall. There is great potential on this years team with 6/8 of the career-high scores being earned by Penn State underclassmen. The Nittany Lions will square off in East Lansing against Michigan State for their next meet on February 4th so make sure to tune in.

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