Like many of you who may have spent Saint Patrick's Day focusing on your career prospects rather than kicking back and socializing, approximately 20 former Nittany Lion football players were doing the same. But instead of staying in to write a paper or study for an exam, these Penn Staters were running drills.
Casual football fans may not be aware of Pro Day. While the NFL Combine is viewed as the premiere event for college players with professional football aspirations, Pro Day allows each school to host their players - without the limited invitation of the combine - in a familiar environment. Not only is this advantageous to borderline prospects who want to make their case to scouts as an undrafted free agent, but other players can show improvement in the weeks that have passed since the combine.
So how did things turn out for our NFL hopefuls? Analysis can be found after the jump.
If you're anything like me, you can't wait for football season to start again. Though the 2010 season opener against Youngstown State seems so far away, we're little more than a month from the Blue-White Spring game.
Not only is the Blue-White Spring Game awesome because it is completely free, but it will be televised on ESPN2. That means there's virtually no excuse to miss the game!
Unless you hate football. Then that would make sense.
That's right, everyone's favorite interestingly-named Penn State wrestler finished a perfect run at the 2010 Big Ten Championships to bring a title to Happy Valley.
Read on to learn more...
That's right, ladies and gentlemen. LaVar Arrington, one of the most astounding products of Linebacker U is now part of the blogosphere.
In what our very own Publisher has called "Kanye-caliber" writing, Arrington has been sharing his thoughts on everything from D.C. Sports to Tiger Woods on the site since February 20th. He could use a proofreader and tends to slip into TYPING IN ALL CAPS, but otherwise it's a great resource for tapping into the mind of a former Nittany Lion.
Congratulations to the Women's Track and Field team, who won their second-ever Big Ten Indoor championship over the weekend.
Trailing in the team standings for much of the afternoon, the Lions screamed into first place with two events remaining, thanks to a 25-point haul in the 200-meters led by a victory from [Junior Shavon] Greaves.
Women's track and field will have a chance to go to the NCAA Championships this Friday and Saturday during "Last Chance Weekend."
Day in and day out, my inbox gets flooded with hate mail. "You suck, Mark" they all tend to start. "We don't care about this crap you write about! I don't need to know Jared Odrick's pro potential. WHAT. ABOUT. THE PANTS."
And now, for the (fictional) people who are just dying to know about football pants, the Penn Stater has provided. In two videos you'll find after the jump, they interviewed Facilities Coordinator Kirk Diehl about how they get those football pants so clean.