Football season is still two weeks away for Penn State, but the fall sports season kicks off today with the women’s soccer team taking on BYU at Jeffrey Field. The Lions are expected to compete for a national title this year, so jump on the bandwagon while there’s still room.
Although he’s not likely to open the football campaign as a starter, redshirt sophomore Ayron Monore is someone to watch at the safety position, according to PennLive. Monroe is already one of the most athletic players on the roster, so look for him to fill in when extra defensive backs are needed this year before taking over one of the starting safety roles in 2018.
The Collegian spoke with defensive line coach Sean Spencer about how his unit’s rotation could feature as many as 10 players. Coaches usually exaggerate their depth at this stage of the preseason, but it’s good to know that Spencer is feeling confident. He should feel pretty good with a talent such as Kevin Givens sitting on his second string.
It shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Damion Barber to get used to campus life, according to the Centre Daily Times. The freshman defensive end is a late arrival to Penn State’s preseason practices, and everyone is excited for him to finally be an official member of the team.
Beaver Stadium is mostly known for cold, snowy weather, but fans who attend early-season contests know how hot the venue can get in early September. That’s why it’s a relief that Berkey Creamery ice cream will now be available for purchase inside Beaver Stadium. Of course, the Creamery’s biggest fans will grab a treat even in blizzard conditions.
Redshirt sophomore Jarvis Miller talked to Onward State about how his karate background is helping him transition from safety to linebacker.
The Penn State Board of Trustees is set to meet today to discuss a possible contract extension for James Franklin. The head football coach’s current deal expires in 2019, but Penn State will want to keep him around longer than that if this season is anything like last year’s.