Penn State hands out numbers to freshmen; Nittany Lions now favorite to land running back
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In the numbers
Penn State welcomed a foursome of freshmen for the summer, and all were given their jersey numbers this week.
Pennlive.com’s Greg Pickel writes the four show strong physical measurements, with defensive lineman Judge Culpepper and offensive lineman P.J. Mustipher checking in above 275 pounds.
Adding a punch
It is possible Penn State could have a strong month of May recruiting. A handful of prospects the Nittany Lions are chasing are announcing their decisions later this month.
One player Penn State has its eye on is Virginia running back Devyn Ford, who is announcing his choice on Friday afternoon. Lions 247’s Sean Fitz writes the Nittany Lions are looking good when it comes to Ford’s commitment.
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Paying for play
With gambling on the table in all 50 states and the rising revenue of college football programs across the country, paying players is a hot topic.
So, where does Penn State stand on the issues? Land of 10’s Audrey Snyder writes there is plenty to figure out before any formal decision is made.
Speaking of pay
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is due for a raise. But how much will she command?
Pickel writes that Barbour, who has had one of the most successful runs of any AD in the country in recent years, could be in line to earn $1 million.
Penn State’s basketball team will have some added nonconference pop to its schedule this season, and it could help with a potential NCAA berth if the Nittany Lions are successful.
The Nittany Lions announced they will travel to Chicago, for a neutral-site tilt against DePaul, part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games that feature Big Ten and Big East schools, writes Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan. The headliner of the event is a national title game rematch between Michigan and Villanova.
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