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January 3, 2013

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Agent: O’Brien staying at PSU

STATE COLLEGE – Bill O’Brien is staying at Penn State.

O’Brien’s agent, Joseph Linta, said Thursday night that the Nittany Lions’ head coach garnered interest from several NFL teams for vacant jobs at the next level.

But Linta said the “heartstrings” of O’Brien’s experience from Penn State’s 8-4 season in his first year outweighed the potentially big raise he could have received as an NFL head coach. He said O’Brien made the decision to stay at Penn State and not move forward with potential NFL opportunities Thursday.

O’Brien has been lauded for guiding Penn State to a successful season following strict NCAA sanctions on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky

child sex abuse scandal.

BASKETBALL

Penn State men down Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – Ryan Evans scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Wisconsin held off Penn State 60-51 Thursday night in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams.

Penn State (8-5, 0-1 Big Ten) trailed 50-49 with under 3 minutes left.

But the Badgers (10-4, 1-0) finished the game on an 11-2 run, finally finding their shooting touch from the free-throw line. They hit just 9 of their first 20 from the line but converted 4 of 6 in the final minutes.

Ben Brust and Jared Berggren also scored 13 points apiece for Wisconsin.

Jermaine Marshall scored 19 points for Penn State, while D.J. Newbill added 12.

UPJ women beat Shepherd

Kaitlynn Fratz scored a game-high 23 points to help Pitt-Johnstown hold off visiting Shepherd 70-67 at the UPJ Sports Center.

Pitt-Johnstown (4-5) also received a double-double from Nicole Carman, who scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Rachel Johnson’s 20 points paced the visiting Rams, who also carded 12 points from Alex Weakland and 10 points from Gabby Flinchum.

Rams overcome Mountain Cats

Chad Moore netted 31 points and Shepherd took home a 92-84 conference win over Pitt-Johnstown at the UPJ Sports Center.

Moore also led the Rams with 11 rebounds and was joined by Morgan McDonald in registering a double-double. McDonald scored 12 points and

grabbed 10 boards. Austin Cunningham scored 16 points and Brantley Osborne 11 in the win.

The Mountain Cats’ Andrew Cressler scored 28 points and collected 12 rebounds while Jordan Miller added 23 points. Nick Novak tallied 19

points for the hosts.

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