Connect with us


Penn State falls short of historic season

Penn State will fall short of a historic season; however, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a success.



Penn State, Women's Soccer, National Championship
The Penn State Nittany Lion mascot entertains fans outside Beaver Stadium before a NCAA football game against Delaware Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in State College, Pa.

Penn State Women’s Soccer was looking to make history on Saturday but fell just short losing to Wisconsin 1-0 at home in the final game of the regular season. The Nittany Lions still have National Title aspirations and have the potential to make a run in the NCAA Tournament.

Unbeaten season falls Short

The Penn State Women’s Soccer team has quietly been having one of their best seasons in program history but they fell against No. 21 Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon. The Nittany Lions have finished 12-1-4 and will be the 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will take on Indiana in the first round. Penn State entered the game with a No. 4 national ranking and needed a win to win their 21st Big Ten Regular season Title.

National Title Aspirations

Penn State received the No. 1 spot in the NCAA Tournament Committee Top 16 rankings released over the weekend. While they haven’t been able to climb higher than 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 yet this season, they did receive a 1st place vote in the last poll. After the loss to Wisconsin, it is unlikely that even with a Big Ten Tournament championship the Nittany Lions will be able to get the No. 1 overall seed. However, getting a 1 seed and hosting a regional isn’t completely out of the picture if the Nittany Lions can make a run in the conference tournament.

Penn State has made the NCAA Tournament now in 29 of their 30 seasons with the only miss being the inaugural team in 1994 when the field was much smaller. The Nittany Lions have made the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for six straight seasons but haven’t been able to get past that round recently. This year’s team has an opportunity to get over that hurdle and return to the College Cup for the 6th time and first since they won the National Title in 2015.

As the higher seed Penn State will at least host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament with the potential to host the Sweet 16/ Elite 8 depending on seeding and advancement.

Thank you for reading Basic Blues Nation. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and insights on your favorite Penn State athletics. For feedback, questions, concerns, or to apply for a writing position, please email us at or direct message us on our social media. Also, be sure to check out our new site shop. It’s due to your support that we can become one of the market’s fastest-growing Penn State sports outlets!

Former contributor at Nittany Central, Patrick joined Basic Blues Nation in 2023 as the Social Media Director, Penn State Wrestling beat writer, and producer of the Penn State Roar Room spaces. Patrick is also a contributor of Penn State football, basketball, and ice hockey news for the site.


Spinstralia Casino: online pokies real money, real fun! Get in on the action today!