Sports can have a profound impact on one’s life. The Daily Collegian’s Tyler Olson brings you the story of Hector Garcia Boissier, a diver who moved from his native Spain to attend Penn State and compete for the Nittany Lions.
The sophomore was understandably nervous as he left his family for Happy Valley, but he’s been given their full support every step of the way as he has improved on his freshman season into his sophomore campaign.
A Blue-White Challenge
Spring ball provides football players the opportunity to hone their skills in preparation for the upcoming season. The offseason work is epitomized for Penn State during the Blue-White Game, which gives players who may not see the field during the season the chance to show off their talents.
This year, however, it won’t just be the players who get to display their skills on the gridiron. Wednesday evening, coach James Franklin offered a challenge to members of the Penn State football media. Those more used to spending time in front of a laptop will have the chance to step onto the gridiron
NFL Draft News
We’re less than a week away from the NFL Draft, and the Nittany Lions have a number of players that should draw interest from NFL clubs. Topping the list of potential draftees is wide receiver Chris Godwin, who is likely to be a middle-round pick but could go as high as the second round.
Onward State’s David Abruzzese analyzed some of the best fits for Godwin’s talents, pointing to Buffalo, Denver or New Orleans as possible landing spots for Godwin. ESPN’s Rich Cimini, however, says that Godwin would fit well with the New York Jets (cue the Hackenberg-Godwin excitement).
On the Ice
The Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Now, Terry Pegula — he of Pegula Ice Arena and the $100+ million donation to Penn State’s hockey program — will begin the search to fill both positions.
The Sabres would like to fill both positions with someone who has experience at the NHL level, but how can you not like the idea of current Nittany Lions’ head coach Guy Gadowsky taking the job behind the bench for Mr. Pegula?
Of course, Penn State should do all it can to keep him in Hockey Valley for as long as possible and Gadowsky seems more than happy with his current position.
The Buffalo-Penn State connection has been building for years, as Sabres’ draft pick Brett Murray suited up for 12 games this season, and could grow deeper should Gadowsky have his sights set on an NHL gig, as one #cawlidgehawkey supporter has already speculated.
He has NHL chops in my mind. Either that or stay at Penn State for 20 years and never get fired/great lifestyle. https://t.co/Y97C1YmX1d— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) April 20, 2017