Posted May 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, the team's second-leading scorer, is foregoing his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional career. The team announced the surprise move in a statement Wednesday. Marshall is on schedule to graduate this summer. Coach Patrick Chambers said Marshall cited turning pro as in the best interests of the player's son and family. Marshall said it was a difficult decision, and thanked the basketball program. Marshall had steadily improved in his three years on the court. He averaged 15.3 points last season and took on more leadership and ball-handling responsibilities after point guard Tim Frazier went down in November with a left Achilles injury. Frazier is expected back next year to join leading scorer D.J. Newbill (16.3 points) in the backcourt.

Penn State hoops' hopes take hit with Marshall announcement

Penn State basketball was supposed to have a chance in 2013-14, a chance to be a challenger for an upper division finish in the Big Ten. Well, that assumption took a massive hit on Wednesday as star guard Jermaine Marshall announced he is forgoing his senior season and instead will take his talents into the professional ranks.  It just won't be the NBA, as he missed...

Huge Hit To Penn State Men’s Basketball Program

Just when it appeared Penn State basketball was in good shape, we learned today that redshirt junior Jermaine Marshall will forgo his final season of eligibility and pursue a professional basketball career. Head coach Patrick Chambers made the following statement regarding Marshall in a press release: “Jermaine and I have had several discussions recently regarding…

Sports Illustrated takes aim at Penn State, misses badly

It's no wonder why some people think the likes of ESPN or Sports Illustrated have an agenda when it comes to certain stories. Whether it's taking down Syracuse (ESPN) or Penn State (both) there has been a perceived bias. Well, yesterday SI hinted a blockbuster, scathing report that would break things wide open in State College, PA.  Too bad when the actual article...

Pitt AD "very optimstic" series with Penn State will be extended

Penn State and Pittsburgh have an agreement in place to play four football games between 2016 and 2019. What started out as a two-year schedule agreement was expanded to four games and it looks as though there is a discussion to make this an even longer standing agreement than initially expected. As the ACC is holding annual conference meetings, Pittsburgh Athletics Director Steve...

Penn State will be first Big Ten opponent for Rutgers in 2014

Penn State will play the role of visitor for the first Big Ten conference game in the history of Rutgers football. The 2014 Big Ten conference schedule was released Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for the 2014 season which introduces Rutgers and Maryland as new conference members. Maryland will return to Beaver Stadium in 2014 with a game on November 1. With the new division...

Who will Penn State's 12th opponent in 2014 be? My money is on Syracuse

Before you continue reading, please keep this disclaimer in mind. In no way is this the start of a rumor or citing obscure anonymous sources. This is pure speculation and hypothetical thinking on my part. Now that I have cleared that up with you, let's continue. Penn State's 2014 Big Ten conference schedule was released earlier today. As you have probably seen by now...

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Penn State players take to Twitter to express their support for their trainer, who was criticized in a story by Sports Illustrated.

Penn State defends medical changes

Penn State's athletic department is vigorously defending itself against a report questioning the quality of medical care for football players.

IMG Quarterback Nearing Decision

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Penn State Goes on the Offensive

The school's proactive response to a critical Sports Illustrated story marks a significant change of philosophy in dealing with controversy.

PSU defends medical changes after report

Penn State's athletic department is vigorously defending itself against a report questioning the quality of medical care for national football league players.,

O’Brien Lambastes SI Story

The article is critical of Penn State football's medical and training staffs. In a conference call with beat writers, the Nittany Lion coach said the piece is "irresponsible, reckless and wrong."

Hoops Player Marshall Calls it a Career

Penn State guard giving up his final season of eligibility so he can focus on his career after basketball and family.
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