Penn State coaches detail spring tour; 6 former Nittany Lions hit NFL free agency
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Penn State’s annual summer coaches caravan tour will hit three East Coast cities, a drop in the number of stops from the past. Attendance also figures to drop as the tour stops are only open to members of the Nittany Lion Club or Penn State Alumni Association, writes Pennlive’s Greg Pickel.
The tour used to hit cities in Pennsylvania such as Scranton and Harrisburg, but will bypass those and instead head to Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City.
The NFL free agency period began on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Six former Nittany Lions hit the open market, including Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, writes Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan.
Wide receiver Allen Robinson will command the most money despite missing nearly all of the 2017 with a torn ACL. NFL.com’s Matt Harmon writes that San Francisco could be the landing spot for Robinson.
Big things coming
CBS/SiriusXM/Fox Sports analyst Danny Kannell not only believes the Cleveland Browns will draft Saquon Barkley, he believes Barkley will live up to the hype.
FightOnState’s Mark Brennan writes that Kannell thinks Barkley will be great for “years to come” in the NFL.
On the mat
Penn State is focusing on its quest to win another NCAA wrestling title with several Nittany Lions headed to Cleveland for the national tournament March 15-17. But on the recruiting scene, Cael Sanderson’s crew is picking up wins too.
The Centre Daily Times’ Lauren Muthler writes that Kurt McHenry, one of the top lightweights in the country, has narrowed his list of potential schools and Penn State made the cut.
The staff over at BlackShoeDiaries put together a breakdown of the wrestling brackets and chances for Penn State wrestlers to win NCAA titles.
If looks could kill
By all accounts, Penn State’s men’s basketball team absolutely passes the eyeball test as a NCAA Tournament team, but the chances the Nittany Lions hear their name called on Selection Sunday are slim.
The Daily Collegian’s Tyler King writes that despite a couple of notable performances, in the end it will not be enough for the Nittany Lions.
Money on ice
If the wrestling team is the second-most popular team on Penn State’s campus, the men’s hockey team isn’t far behind. And it might soon be hard to catch the hockey team for that second spot if it keeps trending in this direction.
StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones writes that in just three years as a Division I program, the men’s ice hockey program has turned a $3 million profit.
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