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PSU defense prepping to stop Hogs’ running

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com TAMPA — The Outback Bowl represents a matchup in contrasts on several fronts. Arkansas is in the second year of a rebuild under Sam Pittman, who made his mark with offensive line tutelage at multiple stops. The No. 22 Razorbacks broke a 20-game ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: Indiana at Penn State SUNDAY Tipoff: 4 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (5-5, Big Ten 0-2), Indiana (10-2, Big Ten 1-1) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM Notable: PSU has not played since a Dec. 11 loss at Michigan State. Since then, the ...

State College’s Ellis to see expanded role in bowl

TAMPA — The opting out of five defensive starters for Saturday’s Outback Bowl matchup with Arkansas (noon, ESPN2) has provided new opportunity for Penn State’s less experienced players. One of them is State College’s Keaton Ellis. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior is expected to see ...

Lions may lose another coach

TAMPA — The turnover on Penn State’s coaching staff may not be over. National media outlets are reporting that Joe Lorig, the Nittany Lions’ special teams coordinator, is a candidate for a position on Oregon’s staff. New Ducks’ coach Dan Lanning coached with Lorig at Memphis, and ...

Ebiketie latest to opt out of PSU football

From Mirror reports Penn State’s player exodus continued Tuesday with the confirmation that defensive end Arnold Ebiketie has opted out of the Outback Bowl in order to concentrate on the NFL Draft. Ebiketie is the fifth Penn State player — and fourth defensive starter — to announce ...

Top players sitting out bowl game

Penn State will be missing its top two seniors eligible for the NFL Draft who have elected to bypass the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Arkansas. Wide receiver Jahan Dotson and safety Jaquan Brisker announced Monday that they’re skipping the game to focus on the draft. Brisker thanked Penn ...