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Penn State lost a good share of talent last season, and with a talented young team this season, they should be well represented on draft day over the next few years.  Now to the top prospects coming out of Happy Valley for next years draft.

Penn State WR Derek Moye figures to be an early pick next April

6 Derek Moye WR (Senior): Moye is a terrific talent and has been Penn State’s most consistent target over the past few seasons.  Add the fact that he has great height (6’5″) and you have a prospect that several NFL teams will be looking at come April.  Moye has averaged over 16 yards per reception over the past two years, so that shows he has big play capability.  Look for him to be a first or second round pick.



In 2010, the Nittany Lions had a very mediocre year.  Now a big reason for this was the youth that Penn State was playing with, in fact, they even started a true freshman at quarterback for the opening game.  Penn State will enter this season with high expectations, and a very good chance to dethrone the Buckeyes in the Leaders division.

Week 1: Vs Indiana State:  While Penn State was slow out of the gate last season, I don’t expect that to be a problem this year.  This game should be over by half time, and expect a lot of starters to be pulled in the second quarter.  It will be interesting to see who gets the start at quarterback in this one, as no official announcement has been made yet.


Going into the Big Ten tournament, Penn State was not even close to being in a bracket.  Then Penn State had a great run, defeating Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan State before losing to Ohio State.  After the win versus Wisconsin, Penn State was a bubble team, after beating Michigan State, they were in, no doubts about it.

Even so, you want to have a favorable match up in your first game, and the selection committee did Penn State no favors with their opponent being A-10 foe Temple.  Temple has defeated Georgetown and Georgia, both of which are tournament bound.


March Madness has come to Big Ten Country

The Big Ten fared very well on selection Sunday sending seven of eleven teams to the Big Dance.  Only the Big East fared better, sending eleven teams albeit with a much bigger conference. 

Earning the overall number one seed and playing in the East region is the Ohio State Buckeyes.  The Buckeyes have been impressive all season and should make a deep tourney run.  Leading the Buckeyes is freshman forward Jared Sullinger, who will likely make the jump to the NBA after this season.  No reason not to expect at least an elite eight appearance by the Buckeyes this season.

Two Big Ten teams will be making an appearance in the West region this year.  The eighth seeded Michigan Wolverines will be facing the ninth seeded Tennessee Volunteers to start off.  This is an intriguing match-up as both teams are very solid so it should be one of the better round two games this year.


Penn State and Indiana will face off Thursday night to detrimine who moves on to face the third seed Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament later this week.  These two teams have been among the Big Ten’s worst teams all season and it will be interesting to see how the act to the relative big stage of Championship Week.

Indiana is the worst team in the Big Ten right now.  They come into the tournament ice cold with a eight game losing streak, and have not won since Febuary 2nd.  As hard as it is to believe with a 12-19 record overall, the Hoosiers were once 9-2, then they got into Big Ten play and staggered to the finish line with a 3-15 record in league play. (more…)