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Former Nittany Lions Gross-Matos and Hamler taken in second round of draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two former Penn State football players didn’t have to wait long to see their names called, as defensive lineman Yetur Gross-Matos and wide receiver KJ Hamler were each selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound ...

Penn State releases spring depth chart

UNIVERSITY PARK —Penn State didn’t get to play its annual Blue-White Game as scheduled Saturday because of the coronavirus, but the football program did release a spring depth chart. Actually, it released two depth charts within a span of a few hours, with the second providing two big ...

Smith dubs high school football as pure form

What’s the difference between high school football, college and the NFL from a pure, altruistic standpoint? Penn State assistant coach Terry Smith tackled that subject and gave some interesting insight during a video call with reporters Wednesday morning. Smith once was head coach coach ...

Brown leads stacked running back group

Journey Brown looked like one of the best running backs in the country the last time Penn State took the field, obliterating Memphis’ defense for a PSU-bowl record 202 yards rushing in the Cotton Bowl. Brown’s best highlight that day in Dallas has been described as “beast mode,” as he ...

Clifford looks to grow in new system

Penn State will have a new offense under Kirk Ciarrocca, and here’s what it will not be: * It will not be Joe Moorhead’s offense. * It will not be Ricky Rahne’s offense. * It will not be Minnesota’s offense. Ciarrocca will try to “blend” components of all those systems ...

PSU will make effort to play football in 2020

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour doesn’t know exactly when the next college football season will begin, but she sounded confident there will indeed be a season, even if that means delaying it until next spring because of the coronavirus. “We’re going to do everything we ...

Barratt signs with Chicago

From staff reports CHICAGO, Ill. - Junior Evan Barratt will forgo his senior season in Hockey Valley and become the seventh Nittany Lion in program history, and third this season, to sign an NHL contract after agreeing to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks ...

Ciarrocca brings hope on offense

Penn State has a new offensive coordinator in Kirk Ciarrocca, so missing spring practice because of the coronavirus certainly could present some challenges for the team this fall. Then again, Ciarrocca was able to make a lot of inroads with the offensive players and schemes following the ...

Pry focused on players’ health more than football

Penn State football coaches have had to learn how to become online professors during the coronavirus shutdown, trying to get their message across through video chats to players who are spread across the country. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry described the coaching process during a video ...

Time at home vital for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a chance to enjoy a great football season this fall — if there actually is football — but a lot of what happens months from now on the field will depend on what the players do at home over the coming weeks and months. There’s no spring practice, no ...