Despite flying under the radar compared to flashier names, Matt Stankiewitch enjoyed a solid senior season that earned him First Team All-Big Ten honors and an invitation to the NFL Combine. Now that he is gone, Penn State has a void to fill along the offensive line. Our 33-day series continues as we examine who could replace Stankiewitch at center.
Author Drew Balis
Day 1 of spring football was filled with a flurry of activity from Bill O’Brien’s press conference to practice inside Holuba Hall. A full recap can be found below.
This is the second installment of a 33-part series leading up to the Blue White game on April 20. Each day, a football writer from Onward State or StateCollege.com will be examining a question surrounding the Penn State Football program. Today’s topic: Will there be more changes to the uniforms?
As the second season of the Bill O’Brien era progresses on with the beginning of spring football today, several storylines surround the Nittany Lions as they hit the fields this afternoon for the first of 15 practices. Here are 10 to specifically keep an eye on.
Before today’s Penn State Board of Trustees meeting got underway in Hersey this afternoon, former United States Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, who helped commission the Paterno report released last month, released a statement denouncing personal insults and urging the Board of Trustees to publicly review both the Freeh and Paterno report.
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.
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
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.
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.
It was an electric night at the Bryce Jordan Center as Penn State pulled off an improbable 84-78 upset victory against No. 4 Michigan. After the game, Pat Chambers had a message for everyone: That’s Penn State Basketball, baby. Get used to it, because that’s what it’s gonna be.”
After a five-day layoff, Penn State is back on the court tonight searching for its first conference win as the fourth ranked Michigan Wolverines (23-4, 10-4) and former Penn State commit Trey Burke visit the Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Nittany Lions (8-18, 0-14) with tipoff set for 6:30 p.m.
Yesterday, GoPSUSports posted a video called “Max Out Day” featuring 6-3 324 lb. senior defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, 6-3 307 lb. senior guard John Urschel, and 6-5 316 lb. sophomore tackle Donovan Smith each bench pressing more than 400 lbs.
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.
Jermaine Marshall missed four three throws on the night. When he needed to miss a fifth one, he did the opposite. The moment proved to be symbolic of Penn State’s frustrating season as the Nittany Lions fell to Iowa 74-72 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The highly anticipated interview with Sue Paterno and Katie Couric aired this afternoon with Paterno defending her late husband. During one segment about Jerry Sandusky, she asked Couric “If the experts don’t know, how can we know?”
Center Matt Stankiewitch, defensive tackle Jordan Hill, and linebackers Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges were among the 333 college football players to receive an invite to the NFL combine which will take place from February 20-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Penn State’s 2013 football schedule is complete once again as the Central Florida Knights will be coming to Beaver Stadium on September 14 to fill the void previously left by the Virginia Cavaliers.