The Scranton Slinger is returning to the commonwealth. Free agent Matt McGloin has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He had said he was looking to with a team that would give him a chance to start, however, with Carson Wentz surely entrenched as the starter, he will likely compete with Nick Foles for the no. 2 role. Given his history in Oakland, expect him to earn it before the season.
MMA Update: Patrick Cummins won a majority decision in his light heavyweight bout against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 210 on Saturday. The former-Nittany Lion wrestler gutted out a Rocky Balboa-style victory in which he sustained brutal damage, particularly in the first round, but refused to quit.
Catching Up: John McGonigal of the Centre Daily Times had a pretty good interview with Adam Breneman. He talked about his decision to walk away from and then his return to football at UMass instead of Penn State. He also talked about his friendly weekly competition with Mike Gesicki this past season.
Saquon Dreams Big: Paul Myerburg of USA Today has an excellent piece on Saquon Barkley. He talked about his desire to earn every rushing record Penn State has, another Big Ten championship and why not a national championship? It also has a lot of insight from Charles Huff, James Franklin, and Mike Gesicki about his preparation and approach.
Sanderson Speaks: The Centre County Gazette talked with Cael after yet another title-winning season. He spoke about the focus of the program, the injuries they overcame, the upcoming season, and his contract talks.
A Top Ten Finish: Penn State men’s hockey finished their remarkable season ranked number 8 in the final USCHO poll after being knocked out of the playoffs by eventual champs, Denver. Minnesota ended the season as the top-ranked Big Ten team, just ahead of the Nittany Lions, at 7. Ohio State and Wisconsin also appeared in the final rankings, finishing 14 and 17 respectively. Meanwhile, new Big Ten hockey member, beginning play next season, Notre Dame was 5.
Incoming Freshman Gets An Invite: Frankie Tagliaferri was one of 24 women to earn a U-20 invite for the women’s national team camp in San Diego. This is her third appearance with the national team this year, following a U-19 camp and a U-20 team selection for the 2017 La Manga Tournament.