Author Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

Athletics
0 Penn State’s Season Ends with Loss to Michigan

A strong start was not enough to stop Penn State’s season from coming to an end at the hands of the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines in the first round of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center in Chicago. The 5th-seeded Wolverines (26-6, 13-6) quickly overcame a 14-3 deficit to defeat the Nittany Lions (10-21, 2-17) 83-66.

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Football
1 Like Father, Like Son: Zordich Family Searching for Jobs

Searching for an NFL job runs in the Zordich family right now. On one end of the spectrum is the fullback who just completed his fourth and final season with the Nittany Lions. There is also Michael Zordich Sr. the fullback’s father who played on the Nittany Lions’ 1986 National Championship team as a senior and spent more than 15 years in the NFL, 12 as a defensive back for three different franchises and the past three as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles

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Football
0 Hodges, Hill, Morris Pleased with Pro Day

Three former Nittany Lion defensive players came away pleased with their Pro Day performance yesterday at Holuba Hall. For Gerald Hodges and Jordan Hill, both were happy to return to the familiar confines of State College after being in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Stephon Morris was not invited to the Combine but made the most of his Pro Day workout with a blazing 40-time.

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Athletics
7 Bill O’Brien Coming to a City Near You

After great success last spring, the Penn State Coaches Caravan is back for a second straight year, making 12 total stops over a 10-day span beginning with lunch in Reading and dinner in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 30th. The trip will be headlined by Bill O’Brien at every location with other coaches making appearances along the way.

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THON
0 Update From Our Dancer: Hour 42

We last checked in with Ali Fogarty 10 hours ago when she was still anxiously waiting to see her family following a PASS System failure and huge line outside the Bryce Jordan Center. Since then, Fogarty has seen her loved ones twice and now feels “light years better,” ready to take on and soak in the final four hours before sitting down.

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THON
1 New to THON: @THONcrowdFTK

Staying active on social media while also in attendance at the Bryce Jordan Center is a large component of THON 2013, and a new Twitter account, @THONcrowdFTK, is taken full advantage of the obsession.

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