Penn State pro day is set; former Nittany Lions star Saquon Barkley celebrates his own day

Penn State-Saquon Barkley-Saquon Barkley Day in Pensylvania

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Pro day showcase

Penn State will open the doors to Haluba Hall for NFL scouts for its annual pro day on March 20. In all, 21 former Nittany Lions will participate in the event, writes Pennlive’s Chris Hopkins.

In somewhat of a surprise, possible No. 1 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley, fresh off a stellar performance at the NFL combine, will participate in the event.

His day

Barkley spent Wednesday in the State Capitol building as the Pennsylvania House of Representatives officially enacted H.R. 697 making March 14th Saquon Barkley Day in the state of Pennsylvania.

Pennlive’s Bob Flounders writes that Barkley signed autographs and even got to meet Ms. Pennsylvania.

What a day it will be

Barkley, speaking in Harrisburg, also talked about the upcoming NFL draft and what he expects from that experience. It will certainly be unlike anything he’s experience so far.

The Allentown Morning Call’s Mark Wogenrich writes that the possible top pick thinks it will be a ‘nervewracking’ day.

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Windy city arrival

It didn’t take long for former Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson to find a new home. Robinson missed nearly all of the 2017 season with a torn ACL playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On Wednesday, the first day of NFL free agency, the Chicago Bears signed Robinson to a three-year deal.

Awaiting word

Penn State’s hockey team has had a few days to digest the last-second loss to Notre Dame in the Big Ten tournament. The Nittany Lions are awaiting word of where they are going for the NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament.

The Daily Collegian’s Dylan Jacobs writes that the Nittany Lions learned from the loss to the Fighting Irish.

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