Monday, April 27, 2015

Morris not with Penn State on trip

Cornerback Stephon Morris did not travel with the Nittany Lions to Northwestern for undisclosed reasons. The junior injured his ankle in the Oct. 1. game at Indiana and missed the next game against Iowa before returning to the field last week against Purdue. A Penn State spokesman said Morris was not injured but would not comment further.

Morris not with Penn State on trip

Cornerback Stephon Morris did not travel with the Nittany Lions to Northwestern for undisclosed reasons. The junior injured his ankle in the Oct. 1. game at Indiana and missed the next game against Iowa before returning to the field last week against Purdue. A Penn State spokesman said Morris was not injured but would not comment further.

Wide receiver and former West Catholic Curtis Drake made his first road trip of the season. Drake hasn't played since Penn State's 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan on Sept. 24. Drake, who has broken his leg twice since 2010, was still having soreness in his leg and had also been having academic issues. Coach Joe Paterno said Tuesday that Drake has "really come around" academically but was still having problems with his leg.

--Jake Kaplan

About this blog
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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