Monday, April 27, 2015

No sign of Belton at Penn State's practice, Day in pads

There was no sign of Bill Belton at practice on Wednesday in the first 15 minutes that reporters were allowed to watch.

No sign of Belton at Penn State's practice, Day in pads

There was no sign of Bill Belton at practice on Wednesday in the first 15 minutes that reporters were allowed to watch.

Belton, the Nittany Lions' No. 1 running back in the season-opener against Ohio, missed the past two games because of an ankle injury. He is listed as day-to-day.

Meanwhile No. 2 running back, Derek Day, was in full pads. Day missed last week's game against Navy and was also listed as day-to-day for Saturday's game against Temple.

"I would say that Day is a little bit ahead of Belton," coach Bill O'Brien said at Tuesday's press conference. "But they are both day-to-day, and we are going to continue to monitor that." 

Senior Mike Zordich took first team snaps at tailback, followed by Zach Zwinak and Curtis Dukes.

There was also no sign of left tackle Donovan Smith (ankle). The redshirt freshman missed last week's game and is also considered day-to-day.

-Emily 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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