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Today in Penn State sports: Nov. 15, 2017

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Award.
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Award. Centre Daily Times, file

Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Wednesday:


Barkley named semifinalist for Walter Camp Award

UNIVERSITY PARK Saquon Barkley has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Award, the Penn State football team announced in a news release Wednesday.

The award is given to the national player of the year, and Barkley ranks second in the country with 184.60 all-purpose yards per game. The Nittany Lions running back has rushed for 899 yards and 11 touchdowns and hauled in 40 catches for 524 yards and three touchdowns to go with two touchdowns on kick returns.

Penn State’s John Cappelletti and Larry Johnson won the award in 1973 and 2002, respectively.

The Nittany Lions host Nebraska at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Women’s basketball

Lady Lions top Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. Kamaria McDaniel led Penn State past Marshall 80-65 with a breakout performance in the third game of her career Wednesday night.

The freshman scored a team-high 20 points, finishing 7 for 11 from the field and 5 for 8 from beyond the arc. She was one of five Lady Lions to score in double figures and played a large part in the team’s 12-for-25 night from 3-point range.

Jaida Travascio-Green scored 15 points and De’Janae Boykin added 13 points, while Amari Carter finished with 12 and Siyeh Frazier had 11 for the Lady Lions, who outscored Marshall 23-10 in the third quarter to pull away in the victory.

Penn State (3-0) takes on Providence on the road at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Men’s hockey

Nittany Lions announce time change against MSU

UNIVERSITY PARK After learning the football team’s 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Maryland, Penn State decided to move the hockey team’s game against Michigan State on Nov. 25 back one hour.

The Nittany Lions announced their game against the Spartans will now start at 8 p.m. at Pegula Ice Arena.

Penn State will open its home series against Michigan State at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24.

Men’s volleyball

Penn State signs pair from Virginia

UNIVERSITY PARK Penn State added a setter and an outside hitter during the early signing period, the program announced in a news release Wednesday.

Cole Bogner and Brett Wildman have both signed national letters of intent. Bogner, a 6-foot-3 setter from Chesapeake, Va., was a three-time captain and three-time team MVP during his high school career. Wildman, a 6-foot-5 outside hitter from Virginia Beach, Va., received first-team all-state honors in 2017.

Cross country

PSU coach receives award

NEW ORLEANS Penn State coach John Gondak earned Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the program announced in a news release Wednesday.

Gondak has now received the honor three straight years. Under Gondak this season, the Nittany Lions women’s cross country team captured the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship last week to qualify for the NCAA championships.

The women’s team is set to run in the NCAA Championships on Saturday in Louisville, Ky., while Penn State’s Colin Abert and Timothy McGowan will compete as individuals for the men’s team.