Weekend events: PSU sports; a classic hits the stage

STATE COLLEGE – Well, we’ve turned the clocks forward and the days are longer. However, Old Man Winter is putting up a ferocious fight and won’t leave March easily.

Have no fear: Spring is just around the corner! There’s a lot to do in Happy Valley this weekend. Let’s get right to the highlights:

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Penn State women’s basketball vs. Radnor – The Lady Lions face Radnor in the first round of the WNIT at 7 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions didn’t make the NCAA field, but the WNIT is a nice consolation prize. It’s the second consecutive appearance in the WNIT for Coquese Washington’s Lady Lions.

Penn State wrestling at NCAAs – The Penn State wrestling team heads to the NCAA Championships in Cleveland looking for another national title. Thursday's sessions take place at noon and 7 p.m. The noon session will be televised by ESPNU, while the evening session will be on ESPN.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Penn State sports – There are a couple of notable games on Friday. The Penn State baseball team will play its home opener at 5 p.m. vs. NJIT. After the baseball game, you can head over to Rec Hall to catch the men’s volleyball team in action against Ohio State at 7 p.m.

Penn State Opera Theatre presents: Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan – Iolanthe is a classic Gilbert and Sullivan farce. It will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, located at 130 W. College Ave. in State College. For tickets, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.

Penn State wrestling at NCAAs – Day two for the Penn State wrestling team at the NCAA Championships. Day two sessions will be held at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Again, the 11 a.m. session will air on ESPNU while the 8 p.m. session airs on ESPN.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Penn State sports – It will be a busy day at University Park. A total of four teams are in action: men’s tennis, baseball, softball and men’s gymnastics. Tennis begins at noon, baseball at 1 p.m., softball at 1 p.m. and men’s gymnastics at 4 p.m. Check www.gopsusports.com for more details on the games.

Penn State Opera Theatre presents: Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan – Night two of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan farce will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, located at 130 W. College Ave. in State College. For tickets, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.

Lady Gray’s Wonderland – Lady Gray’s Lovlies will perform their unique version of “Alice in Wonderland” in the Attic at the State Theatre at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $18 and due to mature content, only those 18 and over will be admitted. Visit www.thestatetheatre.org for more information.

Penn State wrestling at NCAAs – The final day of the NCAA Championships will determine whether head coach Cael Sanderson can bring another title back to Happy Valley. Final sessions are slated for 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. The morning session will again air on ESPNU, while the evening session will air on ESPN2. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Penn State sports – Another busy day at University Park as the weekend action concludes. Once again, men’s tennis, baseball, softball and men’s volleyball will all be in action. Baseball begins at noon, softball at 1 p.m., tennis at 1 and 7 p.m., and men’s volleyball at 4. Once again, check www.gopsusports.com for more details.

Penn State Opera Theatre presents: Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan – The final performance of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan farce will be staged at 2 p.m. at the State Theatre, located at 130 W. College Ave. in State College. For tickets, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.

 

 

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