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8 I Thursday, Dec. 9,2010
in start
By Alex Angert
After leading the Nittany Lions
in points through the first half, jun
ior Cammeron Woodyard didn’t
basket during the
final 20 minutes. MEN 5
In fact, he didn’t BASKETBALL
even attempt a ==—=
single shot.
But when senior Talor Battle
who hit a game-winning shot with
less than two seconds left in
Tuesday’s 57-53 win over Mount
St. Mary’s spoke after the
game, he credited Woodyard for
giving him the opportunity.
Finding the open Battle on the
last play 28 feet out from the bas
ket, Woodyard earned praise from
his teammate after making his
first career start against the
“I think Cam played really well,”
Battle said. “He hit some big shots
and gave us that spark we needed
in the first half. I don’t think he
scored in the second half, but he
kept saying to me he got the final
assist on the last play. He did some
great things for us.”
That play was the last-second
shot that Woodyard contributed on
during the game.
As time was expiring in the first
half, Woodyard squared up and
drained a 3-pointer, then jogged off
to enter the locker room with a lit
tle smirk on his face.
But from there on out until the
final play, Woodyard’s impact on
the game was over.
However, that wasn’t the case in
the first half as the junior came
out strong, making the most of his
first career start.
After entering the game shoot
ing 2-for-19 on the season,
Woodyard went 3-for-4 from the
See WOODYARD, Page 12.
Cammeron Woodyard dunks.
Jepson prepares for 20th year as coach
By Dan Norton
Every year, high school seniors
from all over the world commit to
Penn State to learn from head
coach Randy
This year will
be the 20th.
Most refer to
Jepson as
“Coach,” but to the Penn State
men’s gymnastics team, he is also
a teacher.
This year, in a sense, will be dif
ferent for Jepson. From a histori
cal perspective, the Nittany Lions
are usually at the top of the colle
giate gymnastics pyramid, but
this season they find themselves
looking up to several teams.
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coach Urban Meyer attend?
Yesterday’s Answer 1986 to Miami
Zhaque Gray (right) plays defense in Penn State’s 95-65 win over Army at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday night.
Lions beat Black Knights
By Jake Kaplan
When Army forward Erin
Anthony banked a layup off the
glass just under seven minutes
into the second
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Black Knights BASKETBALL
scored since half-
The Penn State Lady Lions’
defense to start the second half
helped them go on an 18-0 run
and blowout Army 95-65
Quiet Wilson
becomes leader
By Emily Kaplan
Arielle Wilson has a theory for
why she was such a shy kid
growing up.
“Maybe my height has some
thing to do with
it, Wilson, a WOMEN’S
senior middle WUMtN b
hitter on the VOLLEYBALL
Penn State ———*
women’s volley
ball team, said with a soft chuck
Jepson will have to coach most
meets this season as an under
“We just have to think about
what we have to do,” he said.
“We’ve got certain talents and
abilities and we have to maximize
those on our team. If that’s good
enough to beat people, that’s
great. If not, it wasn’t going to
happen anyway.”
Every day, Jepson walks into
the White Building’s gymnastics
training facility to the smell of
He is there early, whether it is
to prepare for that day’s practice
or to give someone extra help.
When his students arrive, he is
the cool teacher, letting them
mess around with a volleyball
before practice if they want to.
Flyers ran out of time
Logan Couture and Ryane Clowe scored
shootout goals to give San Jose a 5-4 victo
ry over Philadelphia on Wednesday night
after the Shades overcame a three-goal,
third-period deficit and an apparent Flyers
goal in the final second of overtime.
The Flyers appeared to win it in over
time, but Mike Richards’ goal was waved off
after a reply showed time expired an
instant before the puck crossed the line. In
the second period, the Shades had a goal
waved off when officials determined the
puck was kicked in by John McCarthy.
The Sharks won for the first time this
season when trailing after two periods, of
Wednesday night at the Bryce
Jordan Center.
The Lady Lions (8-2) slowed
down the Black
Knights (3-6) in '£%
the latter stanza,
including p „ .
Anthony, who had ~ enn araie
17 of Army’s 35
first-half points. jj\'.
Anthony finished IQf*
the game with a
game-high 28. *
Penn State for
ward Julia Trogele said the Lady
Loins weren’t as intense in the
In third grade, Wilson remem
bers having one friend who was
taller than her. That was the last
time she ever looked up to a
“I was always the tallest,” said
Wilson, who added she was at
least 5-foot-9 by middle school.
“And always pretty quiet.”
Now, Wilson is a 6-foot-3 co
captain for the Nittany Lions,
and one of the fiercest attackers
in the country. She led the nation
in hitting percentage last sea
son, and is on pace to graduate
Gymnastics coach Randy Jepson walks the sideline at Rec Hall
When it’s time to begin, Jepson Everyone stops what they’re
silently stands in the comer of the doing and clusters around him.
gym, by his championship “During winter break, you all
plaques from 2000,2004 and 2007.
Crosby leads Pens
Sidney Crosby is disproving the theory
that the NHL would never again see a time
when offense ruled and top goal scorers
routinely averaged a goal a game.
Crosby scored twice during his fourth
multiple-goal game in his last six, and the
Pittsburgh Penguins won their 11th game
in a row by beating the Toronto Maple
Leafs 5-2 on Wednesday night at the Consol
Energy Center.
The Penguins, 12-0-1 since last losing in
regulation on Nov. 10, are on the second
longest winning streak in franchise history.
Their only longer run was their NHL
record 17-game streak during a 119-point
season in 1993.
That’s back when Wayne Gretzky and
Mario Lemieux regularly scored goals in
first half on defense, but turned it
around to start the second half.
With several minutes remain
ing in the halftime break, Penn
State coach Coquese Washington
had her team on the floor working
on drills, which Trogele said
helped translate into a strong
start to the second half for Penn
“Get in the passing ways, front
the block, basically turn around
the game and shut them down
completely on offense, which I
think we managed to do for the
first seven minutes or something
Arielle Wllscon (7) makes a hit.
this year with the NCAA all-time
Yet even on a team with some
See WILSON. Page 12.
See JEPSON, Page 12.
The Daily Collegian
like that of the second half," said
the senior co-captain, who filled
up the stat with 11 points, 11
rebounds, six assists and three
"And we went on a run obvi
ously. Once you shut them down
defensively, your offense is going
to prosper."
Army coach Dave Magarity
said Penn State, which never
See WIN. Page 10.
Mere coverage on the Lady Lions'
win over Army on Wednesday |
SPORTS, Page 12.
looks for
By Mike Still
When Justin Ortega got back
to his apartment last Sunday
night following the Nittany Lion
Open, he was
greeted by his
roommate, red
shirt freshman
Ed Ruth, who
had beaten him
Hours earlier,
Ruth had lost a
9-4 decision in
the 174-pound
final of the Open
to Maryland's Ruth
No. 9-ranked
Mike Letts. Though one might
expect Ortega to find his room
mate disappointed and frustrat
ed, wondering what could’ve
been in the championship
match, Ruth isn’t one to sulk.
“He was fine,” Ortega said.
“Just being Ed Ruth.”
Ruth, ranked No. 12 in the
country, cruised to the 174-pound
final at the Open, earning two
pins and winning his three other
matches by a combined score of
The redshirt freshman even
See PAIR. Page 12.
More coverage on the women's
NCAA tournament. | SPORTS,
Page 10.
Phils in on Zach Greinke?
One of the latest rumors coming out of
baseball’s winter meetings is that Phillies’
GM Ruben Amaro could be interested in
acquiring Royal’s ace Zach Greinke
Greinke wold add another No.l-caliber
arm to the best rotation in baseball that
already features Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt
and Cy Young winner Roy Halladay. But the
Phillies just lost their only right-hand hit
ting threat Jayson Werth to the Nationals.
Amaro has shown a penchant for making
a splash, but it’s not another starter that the
Phillies need. Ruben should set his sights
on some relief help and a replacement for
the gaping hole left in the lineup by Werth’s
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