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Owls hang on as halftime lead vanishes

The women’s basketball team almost let a victory slip away against Drexel Friday night. But it didn’t happen, thanks in part to a clutch, game-ending performance from an energetic, 6-foot-3 freshman.…

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TRACK AND FEILD Mathis Harrison, a Clarion University graduate, was named an assistant coach to the track and field team last week. Formerly an assistant at Duquesne for two years, Harrison helped lead the Dukes’ men’s and women’s teams to their best Atlantic Ten Conference finish in program history.…

On birthday, assistant lands promotion

Newly named women’s gymnastics coach Aaron Murphy did not have a typical birthday celebration this year. He did not receive a typical birthday gift, either. On Sept. 22, Murphy picked up the phone, not to receive another happy birthday wish, but to receive news that he had been named the Owls’ coach.…

Trio of former soccer stars gets its kicks

Three former men’s soccer players are living their dreams: playing the sport they love in front of their friends, family and hometown crowd. As an added bonus, they get to do it together.…

Owls fall in season finale

Annapolis, Md. – Navy’s running backs were not the only group that got a workout Saturday. The Midshipmen in the stands also got in quite a few reps, doing push-ups after each of Navy’s six touchdowns.…

High school flashback: A friendly local rival outduels QB DiMichele

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – In 2004, Adam DiMichele and Anthony Morelli were two Western Pennsylvania high school quarterbacks with the talent to back up the prestige. DiMichele, headed for Penn State as a defensive back, was a speedy three-sport star and the all-time leading passer in the Western Pennsylvania Athletic Conference at Sto-Rox High.…

Un-Happy Valley: Al Golden’s return to alma mater ends in a loss

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The football team’s offense hustled onto the field following cornerback David Reese’s interception, set to begin its first drive against Penn State Saturday on the 50-yard line.That was the closest the ball was spotted to the end zone all game for the Owls.…

As IC4As approach, squad passes on NCAA Regionals

By the time the men’s cross country team competes at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes in America Championships this weekend, 22 days will have passed since the team last ran at the Atlantic Ten Conference Championships Oct.…

Local frontcourt product commits, Marshall decides to sit out season

Three days after the excitement of learning Pennsbury’s Lavoy Allen had verbally committed to the men’s basketball team, the Athletic Department announced senior Wayne Marshall will sit out the season. Marshall, a 6-11, 285-pound center, elected to sit out the season to make sure he is healthy and academically eligible to participate in the 2007-08 season.…

Immobile offense dooms the Owls in Happy Valley

STATE COLLEGE, Pa – For a few plays, it looked as if the football team had found a way to contain Penn State running back Tony Hunt. Hunt’s first three touches resulted in a one-yard loss, a three-yard setback and a carry for no gain.…