Chiefs add a former basketball star to the practice squad

Demetrius Harris will be joined by another basketball-playing tight end this season in K.C.Former Penn State basketball player Ross Travis will join the practice squad in an attempt to become the next Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham. The news was first reported by Darren Wolfson of KSTP (Minneapolis):Then, Travis broke the news himself with this Twitter picture:Travis is listed at...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Penn State hoops player earns tryout with Texans

Antonio Gates did it.  So did Jimmy Graham. Now, the Houston Texans are hoping Ross Travis can become the latest college basketball player to find success in the NFL. The Texans have invited Travis, a member of the Penn State basketball team, to the team's rookie minicamp, according to his representatives.     The senior forward started 27 games for the Nittany Lions last season...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Basketball’s “Why Not Us” run ends to Purdue

Thirteenth-seeded Penn State fell to fourth-seeded Purdue 64-59 in Big Ten tournament quarterfinal, behind a game-high 23-point performance from Purdue center A.J. Hammons. A fatigued Penn State (18-16) roster couldn’t generate enough offense in the final five minutes of the game. Penn State was playing in their third game in three days. After the game, Purdue’s coach Matt Painter...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ross Travis dunks on 7-footer A.J. Hammons

Penn State still has a ways to go if it wants to become a Championship Week bid-stealer, but with a halftime lead on Purdue the Nittany Lions are 20 minutes away from advancing to the Big Ten semifinals. Some more plays like this monster dunk by Ross Travis over 7-foot center A.J. Hammons would help them achieve that.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Basketball rallies to upset Iowa, advances to B1G quarterfinals

Penn State’s experience playing in tight games played a key factor in the valiant comeback to knock off fifth-seeded Iowa 67-58 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday. Penn State (18-15) played Iowa (21-11) in a tough battle in the regular season that didn’t go the Nittany Lions’ way in a tight overtime battle. Much of the reason why 13th-seeded Penn State came...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State rallies past Iowa 67-58 in Big Ten tournament

CHICAGO (AP) D.J. Newbill scored 18 points, and Penn State shut down Iowa in the second half of a 67-58 victory on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. Ross Travis added 17 points and seven rebounds for the 13th-seeded Nittany Lions, who advanced with a 68-65 victory over Nebraska on the first day of the tourney. Geno Thorpe scored seven of his 11 points in the second half. Next...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Basketball’s late rally not enough to down No. 5 Wisconsin

Penn State guard D.J. Newbill finishing at the rim Wednesday night. Penn State dropped another game to No. 5 Wisconsin 55-47 despite D.J. Newbill’s 29-point performance Wednesday night. The No. 5 Wisconsin (24-2, 12-1 Big Ten) duo of Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky proved too much for the Nittany Lions and Newbill. Junior forward Dekker scored 22 to go along with 9 of 13 from...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A couple of things we can take out of Penn State-Michigan State

[Photo Credit:   (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)] On Tuesday night we saw two Big Ten teams clash, Penn State and Michigan State. We got to see the best of both teams in this one, but Michigan State came out on top. There were certainly a lot of take home points in this one. 1. Ross Travis is very underrated: I was expecting Michigan State to blow Penn State away in the...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State beats Marshall 90-77

Ross Travis scored 20 points and Donovan Jack's 18 points, seven blocked shots and seven rebounds enabled Penn State to race past Marshall 90-77 on Saturday. D.J. Newbill scored 17 points while Brandon Taylor and Tim Frazier each added 10 as the Nittany Lions rebounded after back-to-back losses to Mississippi and Pittsburgh. The Nittany Lions (7-3) have scored 70 points in all...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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