Sunday, April 19, 2015

Source: Penn State to hold players-only meeting

As they entered the Lasch Football Building in State College, Pa., for practice on Monday afternoon, members of the Penn State football team said they were told not to comment on the recent allegations surrounding the university's athletic department and football program.

Source: Penn State to hold players-only meeting

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin (11) with head coach Joe<br />Paterno on the sidelines during the Iowa game in October. On Nov. 7, McGloin tweeted that "allegations and scandal" would not affect the team´s focus on beating Nebraska and winning the Big 10 title. (GENE PUSKAR / Associated Press)
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin (11) with head coach Joe Paterno on the sidelines during the Iowa game in October. On Nov. 7, McGloin tweeted that "allegations and scandal" would not affect the team's focus on beating Nebraska and winning the Big 10 title. (GENE PUSKAR / Associated Press) GENE PUSKAR / Associated Press

As they entered the Lasch Football Building in State College, Pa., for practice on Monday afternoon, members of the Penn State football team said they were told not to comment on the recent allegations surrounding the university's athletic department and football program.

However, a source confirmed the team was going to have a players-only team meeting on Monday.

Junior quarterback Matt McGloin also decided to make a statement Monday afternoon via his personal Twitter account.

Here is what McGloin (@MacQB11) said over a string of four tweets.

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"I can't comment in what is going on with these allegations and scandal which has spread throughout the university. But I can promise this. We will continue to fight towards our goal, a Big 10 championship. You fans have been great by sticking with us all year, even though we havnt won pretty, we've gotten the job done.. this team does not stop fighting and I do not expect this dilema to alter our level of focus and accountability. Last home game of the year!! Lets do it.. lets welcome Nebraska to the Big 10 Happy Valley Style!!"

— Jake Kaplan

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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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