Penn State coach Patrick Chambers figures the best way to keep his two best players sharp for the rigors of the Big Ten is to have them going up against each other at practice.
Senior Tim Frazier, try to go easy on newcomer D.J. Newbill.
How the Nittany Lions' new, potentially explosive backcourt, navigates the treacherous Big Ten could go a long way toward determining whether Chambers' rebuilding project can take another step forward in his second year in Happy Valley.
Chambers said he's always tempted to put Frazier and Newbill together at guard in practice. But he also said the best way to keep them sharp is have them practice against each other, like two brothers going at it in pickup game in front of the garage.
''They know they can't go easy on each other,'' Chambers said. ''Those guys have got to know how (other league guards) are going to compete against you for 40 minutes. You need to do it to each other, so that it's much easier in a game.''
Frazier emerged last year ...