Friday, February 27, 2015

Royster Big Ten PotW

Penn State running back Evan Royster was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week today along with Michigan State running back Javon Ringer and Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber. Royster was honored for his 141-yard, three-touchdown performance in the Nittany Lions' 45-14 thumping of Oregon State. It's been almost three years -- yes, three years -- since a Penn State offensive player has won the award (running back Tony Hunt won it after the Temple game in Nov., 2006). Royster has six TDs in the first two games, already surpassing last season's total of five.

Royster Big Ten PotW

Penn State running back Evan Royster was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week today along with Michigan State running back Javon Ringer and Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber. Royster was honored for his 141-yard, three-touchdown performance in the Nittany Lions' 45-14 thumping of Oregon State. It's been almost three years -- yes, three years -- since a Penn State offensive player has won the award (running back Tony Hunt won it after the Temple game in Nov., 2006). Royster has six TDs in the first two games, already surpassing last season's total of five.

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.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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