Penn State's memorable sports day ends with another breakaway by No. 26

Olive Rios
March 20, 2017

The win came a year after the Spartans suffered a shocking first-round NCAA Tournament loss as a No. 2 seed, and after they trailed 17-5 early in the game. "Everyone was just jumping over the boards on the breakaway, and it was just really nice that he was able to end it". If Frederic's shot is just a bit lower, it probably finds twine and the Badgers dogpile and hoist the Big Ten champions trophy.

The game is slated to be played at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Jack Berry, who made several key saves in the beginning of the period, finished with six stops in the stanza. "As a kid you dream of winning a championship in college hockey, and it's unbelievable for this organization". "They showed a lot of resolve as far as the conference championship".

With the win over the Gophers the night before, everyone already knew they had likely clinched a spot in the tournament and could have coasted against Wisconsin.

Union could be without one of its top forwards, Sebastian Vidmar, for the Penn State game. We even feel like it should be higher than we are right now. "Moving forward we've just got to keep battling". "We put Wisconsin hockey back on the map where it should be".

Michigan State: The Spartans entered Friday having lost three of their last four games, but after the slow start, they looked like their usual comfortable selves in the postseason.

Gadowsky also has been watching replays. "They have a great culture, they're very hard working and obviously now they have some high-end talent to go along with that".

"We talked about it amongst the coaches and we didn't know what was going to happen". "What they did was tremendous and it comes from them".

"I was anxious about whether these freshmen would handle the big stage, even though they've been on one, but it's still the NCAA Tournament, and the difference now is it's one-and-done time", Izzo said. The Big Ten would have a fourth Sweet 16 team - most since 2013 - if No. 9 Michigan State were to knock off No. 1 Kansas later Sunday.

"It's so surreal right now", Folkes said.

Penn State has only been a Division I program since the 2011-12 season, after billionaire alum Terry Pegula, who owns the Buffale Sabres and Buffalo Bills, pumped $90 million, the single largest donation in school history, into the program and built a new rink that bears his name.

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