Monday, August 3, 2015

What's next for Evans and Koroma?

I'm not sure this morning's story provides the answer, but suspended defensive linemen Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma look like they will at least miss their third straight game when Temple visits State College on Saturday. As for how much longer they're out, coach Joe Paterno could provide an answer tonight on his weekly call-in radio show, but I'm not holding my breath.

What's next for Evans and Koroma?

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I'm not sure this morning's story provides the answer, but suspended defensive linemen Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma look like they will at least miss their third straight game when Temple visits State College on Saturday. As for how much longer they're out, coach Joe Paterno could provide an answer tonight on his weekly call-in radio show, but I'm not holding my breath.

A lot could depend on what kind of punishment, if any, the university's Office of Judicial Affairs doles out after conducting its own investigation. If Paterno plans to wait till OJA comes to its conclusion, it could be a while before you see either Evans or Koroma on the field. If he decides to have them back -- say, for the Illinois game -- this wouldn't be the first time he's allowed players to play while awaiting for OJA to carry out its process.

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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.

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