Welcome, Freshman Penn State’s heralded 2017 class made its way to campus over the weekend, and will prepare to become the next group of champions to take the field at Beaver Stadium. Josh Moyer and company from the Centre Daily marked the occasion with an incredibly in-depth profile of the 17 newly minted Nittany Lions. Onward State also offers an overview on the class that joined Penn State fresh off the heels of a Big Ten Championship.
Catching Up The incoming freshmen class will hope to replicate some of the success of former Nittany Lion Jordan Norwood. Not only did he leave State College as one of the leading receivers in program history, he also had a pivitol role in two Big Ten championship teams as well as earning a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos. Norwood recently shared his thoughts about life in the NFL and watching Penn State’s surprising 2016 season.
Mr. 3000 ESPN posed the question of which Big Ten quarterback is most likely to pass for 3,000 yards in 2017. They rank Trace McSorley at the top of the list, and expect him to reach the milestone with several weeks to spare. They also have high expectations for DaeSean Hamilton being one of the most productive receivers in the Big Ten this fall.
Day in the Life Onward State spent a day with Penn State women’s volleyball superstar Simone Lee to find out what it takes to become one of the nation’s top players at one of the best programs in all the land.
Three Weeks of Hell ESPN examined the toughest three-week spans for the upcoming season, and Penn State came in at number two for its stretch of games against Michigan, at Ohio State and at Michigan State in consecutive weeks. Fortunately, the Nittany Lions will be coming off a bye week leading up to this portion of the season, and the jury is still out if Sparty is ready to re-join the nation’s elite or if they will still need time to recover from the 3-9 disaster in 2016.
Style, Profile...I Said It Always Brings Me Back When I Hear “Ohh, Child” Head over to Victory Bell Rings for player profiles on the many Nittany Lions who are looking to lead the team back to the Big Ten Championship in 2017. Some of the recent profiles have been on Koa Farmer, who looks to become a full-time starter at outside linebacker, and Tyler Davis, who became one of the most accurate kickers in the nation last fall.