Big Ten Report

 

Four Penn State players were not permitted to practice on Tuesday. The 4 players were Maurice Evans, A.J. Wallace, Andrew Quarless and Abe Koroma. The incident was first reported by the philadelphia inquirer. It is very likely that the team will dismiss tight end Andrew Quarless who has been involved in two other incidents.

Week 1 NFL Power Rankings

 

1. INDIANAPOLIS Colts – The Colts have some question marks with Dwight Freeney and Marvin Harrison returning from injuries but this years team will be better than their 06 squad and they are our pick to win the super bowl. 2. Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys are the most talented team in the NFL. What remains to be seen is whether this team can win when it counts. Look for the Cowboys to use their running game more. Marian Barber and Felix Jones will prove to be one of the leagues most dynamic duo’s. Both backs complement each other very well.

Pitt basketball schedule released

 

Pitt released the men’s basketball schedule today. Pitt goes into the 2008-09 season with high expectations. Early indications are Pitt will be ranked #9 in the preseason polls. Nov. 4, SETON HILL (Exh.) Nov. 9, LA ROCHE COLLEGE (Exh.) Nov. 14 FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON Nov. 17 MIAMI, Ohio Nov. 21 Legends Classic vs. AKRON Nov. 22 Legends Classic vs. IUP Nov. 25 BELMONT Nov. 28, Semifinal Game, Legends Classic (Newark, N.J.) vs. (Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Washington State) Nov. 29, Consolation/Championship, Legends Classic (Newark, N.J.) vs. (Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Washington State) Dec. 3, DUQUESNE Dec. 6, VERMONT Dec. 13, UM-BALTIMORE COUNTY Dec. 17, SIENA (ESPN2) Dec. 21, at Florida State (FSN National) Dec. 31, at Rutgers Jan. 3, at Georgetown (ESPN) Jan. 11, ST. JOHN’S Jan. 14, SOUTH FLORIDA Jan. 17, at Louisville Jan. 19, SYRACUSE (ESPN) Jan. 25, at West Virginia Jan. 28, at Villanova Jan. 31, NOTRE DAMERead More »

NHL: Babcock to split up Datsyuk and Zetterberg?

 

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock tells the Detroit News that Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg will center the top two lines and won’t play together when the team is at full strength. Early indications are Pavel Datsyuk will center Marian Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg will center Johan Franzen. Source: Detroit News

NHL: Selanne eyes return for 16th NHL season

 

Anaheim Ducks super star Teemu Selanne is ready to return to the Anaheim Ducks but is growing concerned with the Anaheim Ducks lack of ability to move salary. The Ducks have been aggressively trying to move defenseman Mathieu Schneider and his cap hit of $5.6 million but have yet to find a taker. Clearing Schneider’s salary will only free up about 3 million in cap space. The Ducks are also willing to move forward Todd Marchant who currently has a cap hit of $2.5 million. Selanne is seeking $4.5 Р$5 million per season and according to a source Selanne has indicated to Anaheim GM Brian Burke that he is willing to play for less money but Selanne will not play for less than $4 million per season. The Ducks have their work cut out to clear enough salary to satisfy Selanne. Will Selanne listen to offers from other teams?

NFL: Baltimore to sign Willie Anderson?

 

Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Willie Anderson has drawn interest from up to three teams according to multiple reports. Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports the Ravens, Chargers, and Buccaneers have shown the most interest in Anderson. Anderson was in Baltimore on Wednesday and passed a physical. Anderson is expected to make a decision by the end of the week. The Bears previously showed interested but have eyed cheaper solutions like Wayne Gandy. The Steelers never inquired about Anderson, according to a source.

Weekly Recruiting Update

 

Penn State hopes to land their 17th commitment of the 2009 class this weekend when receiver Devon Smith 5ft7 – 150lb (Waldorf, Maryland) visits Penn State on Saturday. Smith would be Penn State’s 7th commitment from the state of Maryland. Smith has received four written offers but indications are he is down to Temple and Penn State Top 200 prospects Alert