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NCAA Football: Indiana at Penn State
Grant Haley, Cornerback
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Football

Grant Haley Is Motivated By the Plays that Didn’t Happen
If just one of junior cornerback Grant Haley’s seven pass breakups in 2015 had been a pick instead, he thinks the Penn State football season would have been a whole lot different. As in ... a win over the Northwestern Wildcats.

Penn State Players Getting After It and Getting Serious
Penn State’s squad is taking training to a new level this summer, with veteran players and team leaders planning voluntary practices and detailed practice plans with full competitive drills, play run throughs, workouts and mini scrimmages.

Shooty Hoops

Penn State Playing Duke
Pat Chambers’ Nittany Lions basketball team will play in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off between November 11-16 and again November 19-20. They’re headed for a November 18 matchup against Duke at 12:30 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Sources Say Penn State to Play Michigan State in the Palestra in Philly
If you need another roadtrip for shooty hoops, mark January 7 on your calendar, too. We’re just waiting on Big Ten and Penn State confirmation, but Penn State, according to sources, will move the Lion’s January 7 home game with Michigan State to the Palestra, the University of Pennsylvania home court, in Philadelphia.

Success With Honor

81 Penn State Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards
This year, Penn State student-athletes earned a record 81 distinguished scholar awards. The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award is presented to student-athlete letter winners who have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher during the previous year. Nine PSU letterman of the 81 earned GPAs of 4.0 to bring it on home. Nice job, Nittany Lions!

And For the Kids

Penn State Launches an Improved Kid’s Club
Penn State Athletics is launching the Cub Club, a new and improved official kids club for children eighth grade and under for the 2016-17 athletic year. Members who pay $25 can receive free goody bags, giveaways, invitations to special activities, and free admission to some home events for Penn State sports.