Penn State picked up its 18th commitment from 3-star New York Offensive Tackle Chasz Wright amidst a wild Saturday night for Nittany Lion fans. Even with rumors swirling that Bill O'Brien might be taking the Houston Texans' head coaching job, Wright has verbally committed to the Nittany Lions a mere eight days after he committed to play at Temple.
“I just off the phone with him," Holley said. "He said he isn’t going. It’s not true."
Former Penn State kicker Robbie Gould inked a four-year contract extension on Friday that will keep him a Chicago Bear through 2017, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Bears gave Gould, $15 million including $9 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid kicker in NFL history.
For the second game in a row against Robert Morris, the Penn State men's hockey team was able to put up a win with special teams. After scoring three power play goals in a win over the Colonials on November 1, Penn State scored two goals on the man-advantage last night to steal a 3-2 win from the Colonials. The Nittany Lions tallied a season-high 62 shots on goal in the win, which gives the team a berth in the championship game of the Three Rivers Classic on Saturday night.
Three former Penn State football players were named to the 2014 National Football League Pro Bowl on Friday night. Cameron Wake, NaVorro Bowman, and Tamba Hali will all represent their respective pro teams in the Pro Bowl, the NFL all-star game, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 26 at 7 p.m. This is the first season that the Pro Bowl will not be divided by conference, instead featuring a draft as captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select teams from the pool of players voted into the game.
The likelihood of Bill O'Brien leaving Penn State for the NFL increased drastically today, as a firm report from ESPN NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter indicates that the Houston Texans are close to finalizing a deal to draw O'Brien to Texas.
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