Penn State Basketball News
New faces on Happy Valley’s basketball court inspire new hope for Lions
D.J. Newbill Welcomed By Nittany Lions Basketball
Philadelphia native D.J. Newbill, the 2010 Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year and a freshman starter at Southern Mississippi last season, officially completed transfer paper work and attended his first day of classes Monday at Penn State. The 6-4, 205-pound guard joins coach Patrick Chambers’ Nittany Lion basketball program with three years of eligibility remaining and will sit out the 2011-12 season under NCAA transfer rules.
“D.J. will make an immediate impact on our program with his toughness, basketball IQ and work ethic,” Chambers said. “It’s great to get a Philadelphia kid that is passionate about Penn State basketball and wants to be here. We are very confident he will show that a Philadelphia player can have great success and an outstanding career at Penn State.”
Former Lions Battle, Brooks Sign Professional Contracts
Former Nittany Lions to play in France and Italy, respectively
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Aug. 2, 2011 – Former Nittany Lion standouts Talor Battle (Albany, N.Y.) and Jeff Brooks (Louisville, Ky.) have signed professional contracts to continue their playing careers in Europe.Battle signed a one-year contract to don the red and white uniforms of Cholet Basket of the French Pro A League while Brooks will don the orange and green of Aurora Basket Jesi (also known as Fileni BPA Jesi for sponsorship reasons) in the Italian Lega2.
Chambers' Era of Penn State Basketball To Tip-off With Saturday Double-header With Football
Penn State announces 13-game non-conference slate, including free admission to season-opener
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; July 26, 2011 - Penn State will tip-off its 116th season of men's basketball and the first under new head coach Patrick Chambers with a Saturday double-header with the Nittany Lion football team on Nov. 12. The contest is one of 13 non-conference games Chambers announced for the Nittany Lions 2011-12 slate.
Penn State will welcome all fans to help tip-off the Chambers' era with free admission to the Bryce Jordan Center on Nov. 12 as the Nittany Lions open the season vs. Hartford on the same Saturday the Nittany Lion football team will face Nebraska across the street in Beaver Stadium. Times for both games have yet to be announced, pending television arrangements, but will allow fans to enjoy both contests on the day.
Penn State Hires Brian Daly to Complete Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; June 28, 2011 – New Penn State basketball coach Patrick Chambers completed his first Nittany Lion coaching staff by naming Brian Daly as an assistant coach. Daly, who previously worked with Chambers at Boston University, joins fellow assistant coaches Eugene Burroughs and Keith Urgo and director of basketball operations Ross Condon, all of whom have strong ties to the Philadelphia area.
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