Penn State’s Aaron Maybin turning pro


Penn State defensive end Aaron Maybin who began the season as a backup will declare for the NFL draft. Maybin was told by a draft advisory board that he is a projected first round pick. Maybin finished the regular season with 45 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and a Big Ten best 12 sacks. TIOPS projects Maybin as a top 20 pick

NFL Mock Draft Version 1


Our first NFL Mock is now available. We will be doing 2-3 mock drafts¬†per month leading¬†up until the NFL Draft in April. (Photo courtesy of SD Dirk) 1. DETROIT LIONS,¬†MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, GEORGIA (6-2 235 lbs) – I really do not believe that either Stafford or Bradford is worthy of the top selection in this year‚Äôs draft, but the Lions need at the position is probably going to force them into the selection. Stafford has the big arm and is probably the safer pick at this point. With that said, both Bradford and Stafford are not definitely entering the draft. If (and I don‚Äôt see this happening) both Stafford and Bradford remain in school for another season there is not a quarterback worthy of the top selection. Two other options for the Lions are to either address the offensive line by drafting Andre Smith or Michael Oher, or they couldRead More »

Morning Buzz


Steelers improve to 10-3: Down 13-3 in the fourth quarter, the Steelers score 17 unanswered points to beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-13. Penguins recall defenseman Ben LoveJoy: The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. Lovejoy, 24, has posted 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) along with 36 penalty minutes in 24 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He currently leads all Penguins defensemen in scoring and is tied for 11th in the AHL. Lovejoy also leads the team and is tied for fourth in the AHL with a plus-14 rating this season. The 6-2, 214-pound defenseman registered 20 points (two goals, 18 assists) and 63 penalty minutes in 72 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season. Lovejoy performed above expectations in training camp that caught the eye of the front office¬†and¬†Lovejoy has continued to his strong play this season for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins.¬† DefensemanRead More »

Penn State’s Derek Williams jumps up to #7


2009 NFL Draft Rankings: WIDE RECEIVERS 1. Michael Crabtree- Texas Tech, Eligible Soph- Crabtree has all of the skills necessary to be a top 5 pick. The only thing holding him back is that he plays at Texas Tech. Some are going to attribute his accomplishments to the offense he plays in but let me assure you that this guy is the real deal. 2. Darrius Heyward-Bey- Maryland, Jr- I am a huge believer in Darrius. He is a phenomenal athlete and he has solid size. If he played with a better quarterback I have no doubts that he would be tied with Crabtree right now. Even playing for Maryland I still think he should be an early to mid 1st rounder 3. Jeremy Maclin- Missouri, Eligible Soph- Maclin has had a great season and I would be surprised if he didn‚Äôt leave for the draft this season. He hasRead More »

Penn State is heading to the Rose Bowl


Daryll Clark threw four touchdowns and Penn State defeated the #15 Michigan Spartans 48-19 at Happy Valley. The win gave Penn State an automatic bid to the Rose Bowl. Penn State dominated the game from the opening kickoff and got off to a early 21-0 lead. Penn State’s offense was clicking on all cylinders gaining 557 yards and went 13/17 on third down.

NO. 3 Penn State defeats NO. 9 Ohio State 13-6


A late turnover and a change at quarterback led to 10 fourth quarter points for NO. 3 Penn State who won their first game in Ohio State since joining the Big Ten in 1993. Starting quarterback Daryl Clark suffered an apparent concussion in the third quarter, although it was unclear during the switch as Clark was clearly upset about the switch. Pat Devlin came off the bench for the injured Clark in the fourth quarter and led two scoring drives including a seven-play, 38-yard drive that took 4:13 and resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run from Devlin. Devlin did not complete a pass in the game. Daryl Clark completed 12-of-20 passes for 121 yards before leaving the game. Running back Evan Royster had 77 yards on 19 carries. The Lions defense limited Buckeyes star running back Chris Wells to 55 yards on 22 carries. The Nittany Lions improved to 9-0Read More »

Royster leads #6 Penn State to 20-6 Win


Evan Royster ran for 141 yards and a touchdown, and No. 6 Penn State beat Purdue 20-6 Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Daryll Clark completed 18 of 26 passes for 226 yards and ran for a touchdown. Penn State’s defense camp up big and Penn State outgained Purdue 422 to 241