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Return to Rec Sold Out, Standing Room Tickets on Sale Now

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A limited number of standing room tickets have been released for Return to Rec, presented by AAA, as the Penn State men's basketball team takes on Princeton in historic Rec Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday. All 6,022 seats have sold out, but 300 standing room only tickets are now available to meet public demand.

The standing room tickets are $10 and available for purchase by calling 1-800-NITTANY or by visiting the Bryce Jordan Center Box Office. Rates are the same for adults, children and students.

The first 2,000 fans through the door Saturday will receive a Penn State basketball-themed holiday hat, while students will be given a Tim Frazier throwback uniform-style t-shirt.

Penn State had a 514-183 record over 68-plus seasons in the storied venue and return for the first time since Jan. 7, 1996 and a 79-50 rout of Wisconsin. The Rec Hall record includes three wins over Princeton, who the Lions have an 8-3 advantage against in the all-time series.

The 2013-14 version of the NIttany Lions hold an 8-3 record after knocking off Duquesne, 68-59, Wednesday at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Four players are averaging double-figures for one of the highest-scoring offenses in program history, paced by the top-scoring backcourt duo in the nation in Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill who combine for over 36 points per game.

Article courtesy of Penn State Athletic Communications

 

Penn State Men's Basketball Announces Complete 2013-14 Schedule

Nittany Lions Open Big Ten Slate at Home for First Time in Five Years as Michigan State Visits the BJC on New Year’s Eve

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; August 28, 2013 – The Penn State men’s basketball team will host Michigan State on Dec. 31 to open the Big Ten season, marking the first time in five years that the Nittany Lions have started the conference season at the Bryce Jordan Center. The game is one of nine Big Ten match-ups at home this season including Minnesota (Wed., Jan. 8), Indiana (Sat., Jan. 11), Nebraska (Thurs., Jan. 23), Purdue (Sun., Feb. 2), Illinois (Sun., Feb. 9), Iowa (Sat., Feb. 15), Ohio State (Thurs., Feb. 27) and Wisconsin (Sun., March 2). Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-800-NITTANY between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday.

Penn State Basketball vs. Penn

Fans receive a free Penn State Shelf Elf at the gates

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA., NOV. 30, 2012 – Penn State (3-3) will look to rebound from an ACC/Big Ten Challenge loss to Boston College, 73-61, on Wednesday when longtime rival Penn (2-5) comes to town Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. tip at the Bryce Jordan Center. The game can be seen on the ESPN3 on-line platform and heard live on the Penn State Sports Network with Steve Jones and Dick Jerardi calling the action.

It will be a Subway Full Court 4-Pack game with fans able to receive four tickets and vouchers for four six-inch Subway subs and four drinks forjust $40. Fans will also receive a special holiday treat with the Penn State Shelf Elf giveaway at the gates while supplies last. It is also an AT&TSocial Media day with fans able to print a buy-one-get-one-free voucher from the Penn State Basketball facebook page.

Penn State and Penn will be meeting for the 48th time in a series that dates to 1901. Penn leads the series 30-17, but Penn State has the last two meetings and six of the last seven, posting a 70-55 victory over the Quakers in the BJC in the last meeting in 2009.

Jermaine Marshall (25) and D.J. Newbill (22) both posted 20-point outings in the Lions’ loss to B.C. on Wednesday. Ross Travis added a career high 13 rebounds and now ranks third in the Big Ten posting 7.8 rpg.

Lions Open Season Friday vs. Saint Francis

Penn State to begin 117th season of basketball

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.; NOV. 8, 2012 – Penn State will open its 117th season of men’s basketball Friday at the Bryce Jordan Center with a 7:00 p.m. tip vs. Saint Francis (PA). The game can be seen on BTN.com and heard live on the Penn State Sports Network with Brian Tripp and Dick Jerardi calling the action.

The November 9 season tipoff will mark the earliest in the history of Nittany Lion basketball, bettering the Nov. 12 season start dates of thelast two seasons. All Penn State freshmen students will be admitted free to the game and it will be an ever-popular Dollar Dog Night.

Penn State has won its last seven season openers dating to the 2005 season and is 86-30 all-time in season opening games, 76-10 in home season openers. The Nittany Lions and Red Flash will be meeting for the first timesince 2007. Penn State owns an 8-2 series lead and has won the last four meetings.

The Red Flash will begin their first season under head coach RobKrimmel, a State College native. Krimmel’s brother, Ken, played basketball at Penn State from 1998-2002 and his father Bob, currently the Athletic Director at Saint Francis, had a 32-year career in the Penn State Athletic Department first as the head women’s swimming and diving coach (1981-98) and then as an Assistant Athletic Director (1998-2005). His mother, Sharon, also had a 35-year career in the Penn State Department of Kinesiology.

Preseason All-Big Ten guard Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) enters his senior campaign 30 points shy of becoming the 30th 1,000-point scorer in Nittany Lion history and 157 assists shy of breaking the Penn State career assist mark of 600. He is the Big Ten’s top returner in scoring and assists after posting 18.8 points and 6.2 assists per game as a junior. 

Article courtesy of Penn State Athletic Communications

Penn State Men’s Basketball and Their Fans Look forward to New Season

Written by Erica Teller

Penn State’s Men’s Basketball games have the potential to be a great night for any basketball fan, student, or family. Last season proved to be a struggle as the team had to transition between new coaches and new players. However, fans in Happy Valley are optimistic that this season will prove to be an exciting and competitive one.

Second-year head coach, Patrick Chambers, has been motivated since first arriving at Penn State and has never lost his energy. The positive attitude, veteran players, and great match-ups will drive many people to the Bryce Jordan Center this season with games that are thrilling to watch.

Attend individual games or get season tickets to make a night out of game nights with family or friends.

The return of leaders Tim Frazier and Jermaine Marshall are a huge reason why Penn State men’s basketball will be exciting to watch. Frazier established himself among the elite guards in the nation after leading the Big Ten in assists (6.2) and finishing second in scoring (18.8) and steals (2.4) in his junior year.

Expectations are high for Marshall, as well, especially from Coach Chambers, who has said that Marshall has matured as a player and has become one of the best three-point shooters on the team.

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