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Penn State women's volleyball goes undefeated in opening weekend

Penn State women's volleyball went 3-0 on its opening weekend. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:56 pm. Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball starts off season with a win over TCU

Earlier in the week, Penn State coach Russ Rose said it was possible for three freshmen to be picked in the starting lineup this season. But Friday night, for the season opener, there was only one.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, August 29, 2014 10:23 pm. Comments (0)

Women's Volleyball set for Rec Hall season opener

Penn State women’s volleyball season begins on Friday.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, August 29, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Nia Grant , Rec Hall , Big Ten Comments (0)

Competition fuels women's volleyball team for new season

Thanks to talented players on the women's volleyball team, the Nittany Lions have already begun competing prior to the start of the 2014 season.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Dominique Gonzalez , Ali Frantti , Micha Hancock , Megan Courtney , Nia Grant Comments (0)

Women's volleyball encounters uncertainy with new coaching staff

A new staff and large recruiting class to fill from graduated All-Americans has led to some uncertainty for the women's volleyball team.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Deja Mcclendon , Jay Goddu , Steve Aird , Salima Rockwell , Stevie Mussie Comments (0)

Women's volleyball not focused on outside expectations ahead of 2014 season

The defending national champion Nittany Lions are No. 1 in the nation. But the crown does not weigh heavy for Russ Rose and his team.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Avca Preseason Coaches' Poll , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Dominique Gonzalez , Micha Hancock , Nia Grant Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball poised for another successful season

After capturing the national championship last year, the Nittany Lions should be in for more of the same.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, August 25, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Ncaa Women's Volleyball Championship , Big Ten , Russ Rose Comments (0)

David Taylor, Deja McClendon selected as Penn State's Athletes of the Year

Months since they capped their Penn State careers with national championships, wrestling's David Taylor and women's volleyball's Deja McClendon are still reeling in the accolades.

Posted in Sports, Women volleyball, Wrestling, Mobile on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:32 pm. | Tags: David Taylor , Deja Mcclendon , Athletes Of The Year , Luis Vargas , Tyler Caldwell , Megan Hodge , Dan Hodge Trophy Comments (0)

Aird leaves Penn State, Rose for Maryland

Assistant coach Steve Aird is leaving Penn State to become the head coach of Maryland.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00 am. | Tags: Steve Aird , Russ Rose , Maryland , Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Aird leaves Penn State, Rose for Maryland

Assistant coach Steve Aird is leaving Penn State to head coach Maryland.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:54 pm. Comments (0)

Russ Rose mounts himself with coaching legends

While Rose will deflect the attention to his players, his players haven't been there for all six national championships in Penn State's history. The one person who has? Coach Rose.

Posted in Women volleyball, Opinion, Mobile on Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:11 am. | Tags: Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball triumps behind team effort

After a Micha Hancock serve, Deja McClendon got the set to kill any possible comeback the No. 12 cinderella Wisconsin had in mind. With one McClendon spike and fist pump, the title returned to Penn State.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:52 am. | Tags: Deja Mcclendon , Women's Volleyball , National Championship Comments (0)

Fans, coaches and players react to Penn State's sixth national championship

Social media was in a frenzy during and after Penn State women's volleyball defeated Wisconsin on Saturday night to win another national championship. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Sunday, December 22, 2013 5:31 am. Comments (0)

Gallery: Penn State defeats Wisconsin, 3-1, for national title

Relive the Nittany Lions national championship victory with our interactive photo gallery. 

Posted in Sports, Women volleyball, Mobile on Sunday, December 22, 2013 2:23 am. | Tags: Micha Hancock , Katie Slay , Deja Mcclendon , Ariel Scott , Ellen Chapman , Courtney Thomas Comments (0)

Lions capture sixth national championship

Penn State captured its sixth national championship on Saturday night after defeating Wisconsin, 3-1. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:30 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Micha Hancock , Kelly Sheffield , Deja Mcclendon , Ariel Scott Comments (0)

Lions eye national title against conference foe

Penn State's season culminates at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday against Wisconsin in the national championship game. Follow @TDC_WVolleyball for coverage. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, December 21, 2013 1:14 pm. | Tags: Russ Rose , Deja Mcclendon , Kelly Sheffield , Micha Hancock , Katie Slay , Annemarie Hickey , Lauren Carlini Comments (0)

Penn State sweeps Washington, advances to Saturday's championship final

Penn State swept No. 3 Washington on Thursday night to advance to the championship final against No. 12 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, December 20, 2013 12:28 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Deja Mcclendon , Micha Hancock , Jim Mclaughlin , Katie Slay Comments (0)

Huskies stand in Lions' way of championship game

Penn State looks to knock off Washington in the National Semifinal tonight at 9:30 p.m. Follow @TDC_WVolleyball for coverage. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:17 pm. | Tags: Russ Rose , Micha Hancock , Deja Mcclendon Comments (0)

Coach Russ Rose named National Coach of the Year

Russ Rose wins the National Coach of the Year award for the fifth time in his career. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:05 pm. Comments (0)

Ariel Scott wins Senior CLASS Award

Ariel Scott becomes the first Nittany Lion to win the CLASS Award. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:48 pm. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Ariel Scott , Deja Mcclendon , Micha Hancock Comments (0)

Conference Networks slowly impacting the game of volleyball

The Big Ten Network started a trend, giving exposure to sports other than football and basketball that has benefited the sport of volleyball.

Posted in Finals mag, Mobile, Sports, Women volleyball on Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Conference Networks , Russ Rose , Sherry Dunbar , Steve Aird , Mick Haley Comments (0)

Penn State wins dramatic regional final, advances to Final Four

The No. 2 Lions looked to advance to its second straight Final Four while No. 7 Stanford aimed to return after being shocked by Michigan last season. It took until the very end for either of those statements to become clear, as Penn State emerged after five tough games of volleyball (22-25, 25-22, 28-26, 18-25, 15-11).

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile, Sports on Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:45 pm. Comments (0)

Nittany Lions advance to regional final for second straight season

The Lions rebounded after the first game and took three straight from the Spartans to advance to the Lexington regional final.

Posted in Women volleyball on Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:31 am. | Tags: Deja Mcclendon , Megan Courtney , Michigan State Comments (0)

Nittany Lions to match up with familiar opponent in regional semifinal

As the NCAA tournament field narrows, Penn State finds itself once again dealing with a Big Ten foe.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Katie Slay wins Academic All-American of the Year

Senior middle blocker Katie Slay won the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year award, according to a press release issued Thursday.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:14 pm. | Tags: Katie Slay , Women's Volleyball , All-american , Christa Harmotto Comments (0)

Lions locked in for crucial time of year

Finals week, for the normal student every semester, is a time of cramming, crying and usually regretting not preparing sooner.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:00 am. Comments (0)

Big Ten conference flexes its strength in the NCAA Tournament

West Coast versus East Coast has traditionally reigned triumphant in the battle of regions as Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.illustrated with rap and hip-hop in the ‘90s.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Mick Haley , Beth Launiere , Deja Mcclendon Comments (0)

Courtney helps lead Penn State’s offense with 17 kills

Megan Courtney led Penn State with 17 kills on Saturday night to help propel her team to sweep Utah.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, December 9, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Megan Courtney , Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Quick start advances Lions

Set behind the line, Micha Hancock delivered her notorious jump serve to put Utah’s defense on its heels, which led to a Deja McClendon kill.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, December 9, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Micha Hancock , Deja Mcclendon , Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball heads to the Sweet 16 with win over Utah

Penn State beats Utah in three sets to advance to the Sweet 16.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, December 7, 2013 11:13 pm. | Tags: Ncaa Tournament , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball moves on in NCAA Tournament

Penn State swept LIU Brooklyn to move in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, December 7, 2013 11:13 am. | Tags: Ncaa Tournament , Russ Rose , Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Road to Seattle starts with LIU Brooklyn on Friday

The Nittany Lions’ quest for their sixth national championship begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. against LIU Brooklyn.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 am. Comments (0)

Women’s Volleyball: Lions excited for NCAA tournament

Penn State’s players addressed the media Monday to talk about their upcoming NCAA Tournament match against LIU Brooklyn.

Posted in Women volleyball on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Ncaa Tournament. , Deja Mcclendon , Ariel Scott , Katie Slay , Micha Hancock Comments (0)

Pierce family legacies combine at Penn State

Nittany Lions’ defensive specialist Kendall Pierce currently holds her place in a long family tradition, and will soon be followed by her siblings.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Robert Pierce , Lainy Pierce , Kendall Pierce Comments (0)

Penn State earns No. 2 overall seed in NCAA Tournament

The Nittany Lions will try to extend their 19-game winning streak as the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament takes on LIU Brooklyn this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Rec Hall.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Streak , Russ Rose , Big Ten Comments (0)

Penn State extend its winning streak to 19 games

The Nittany Lions defeated Nebraska, 3-1, on Saturday to close the season on a 19-game winning streak

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Sunday, December 1, 2013 6:07 pm. | Tags: Penn State , Women's Volleyball , Nebraska , Katie Slay , Megan Courtney , Deja Mcclendon , Michigan State Comments (0)

Nittany Lions honor seniors while clinching share of conference title

Saturday’s win was not much cleaner than Friday’s, but when there’s a lot on the line, coach Russ Rose said it’s often not pretty.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, November 23, 2013 11:50 pm. | Tags: Ariel Scott , Maddie Martin , Deja Mcclendon , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Nittany Lions showing weakness despite 16-match winning streak

Though the Nittany Lions came out of Friday night with their 16th straight win to push their record to 25-2 overall, Rose’s high expectations left him thinking that there was more that should have been done.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, November 23, 2013 9:19 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Megan Courtney , Nia Grant , Micha Hancock Comments (0)

New recruits could be called on for increased roles next season

With important starters graduating after the season, Penn State’s top-ranked recruiting class may have some big shoes to fill.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Deja Mcclendon , Ariel Scott , Katie Slay , Lainy Pierce Comments (0)

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