Penn State’s spring position battles; Nittany Lions’ recruiting update

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The battle for positioning

There will be plenty of battles for playing time when Penn State begins spring football practice. It’s clear that Miles Sanders will take over for Saquon Barkley, and quarterback Trace McSorley will direct the offense.

But who will McSorley throw to? Who will back up Sanders? The Centre Daily Times’ John McGonigal breaks down the offensive position battles headed into spring practice.

Quiet for now

Penn State has had a quiet winter on the recruiting trail. More noise has been made in the weight room than the recruiting trail. At some point that news will change, but when?

Pennlive’s Greg Pickel tackles the question of when the next recruit will verbal and more in his weekly mailbag.

Blue-White celebration

The annual Blue-White spring game always has some added bonuses aside from the football. On Thursday, Penn State released the schedule for Blue-White weekend on April 21-22.

Several events will take place through the weekend and the day of the game including an autograph session at the team practice facility  Holuba Hall will be open for a fan festival. The school also detailed parking information for overnight and game day.

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On the rebound

Penn State’s wrestling team did not have a stellar first day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland. After the first session on Thursday, the Nittany Lions were in third place, but a disappointing start turned into an OK finish for the Nittany Lions.

The Centre Daily Times’ Nate Cobler writes that news got even better later when Jason Nolf, who just a month ago wasn’t sure he would wrestle again this season, picked up a needed win by tech fall.

No impact

Carlos Hyde was signed by the Cleveland Browns prompting speculation that the Browns may not draft Saquon Barkley No. 1 overall and will instead address the quarterback position and defense.

However Browns GM John Dorsey said that’s not entirely true.’s Mary Kay Cabot writes that the Browns haven’t ruled out Barkley being their pick even thought he’d presumably have to beat out Hyde for the No. 1 job now.

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