Monday, December 22, 2014

Lynn out of Penn State game vs. Indiana

Penn State cornerback D'Anton Lynn did not make the trip to Indiana and will not play in Saturday's Big Ten opener against the Hoosiers.

Lynn out of Penn State game vs. Indiana

Penn State senior cornerback D’Anton Lynn, who suffered a concussion while making a tackle in last week’s game against Eastern Michigan, will not play in Saturday’s Big Ten opener against Indiana.

Lynn did not make the trip to Bloomington. A source said he had yet to pass concussion testing that would allow him to return.

Also left behind in Happy Valley were wide receiver Curtis Drake and tailback Brandon Beachum. Drake, who broke his left leg for the second time during spring practice, has been in and out of the lineup since returning three weeks ago against Alabama. Beachum injured his foot and will sit out for the second straight week.

Tailback Stephfon Green, who is back with the Nittany Lions at practice, also did not make the trip.

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Freshman defensive end Deion Barnes, a Northeast High graduate who has not seen any action for Penn State this season, was part of the traveling squad, raising the possibility that he could make his collegiate debut.

Four other true freshmen -- cornerback Adrian Amos, wide receiver Allen Robinson, offensive tackle Donovan Smith and kicker Sam Ficken -- were dressed for the game. All but Smith have experienced playing time during the 2011 season.

--Joe Juliano

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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