Yesterday's news about Steven Bench being released from his scholarship by Penn State seemed to come out of nowhere. Bench was reportedly informed by Bill O'Brien that he will not be receiving much more opportunity to win the starting job in the fall, suggesting Tyler Ferguson and incoming Christian Hackenberg have a bigger upside. With that, Bench asked to be released so he may pursue another opportunity to compete for a starting job elsewhere.
We'll explore this story more today on the site, but for now lets get to the Cup of Joe.
Some details of Bench's decision were shared by his father to Bob Flounders. [PennLive.com]
Tom Dienhart thinks Hackenberg will come out on top of Penn State's QB competition now. [Big Ten Network]
From yesterday, Penn State picked up a four-star wide receiver. [Nittany Lions Den]
Another day, another exit interview about Penn State's spring practices. [The B1G Time]
Is Penn State a contender or pretender in 2013? [ESPN.com]
What other position battles should you be paying attention to? [Onward State]
State College Spikes giving away 1,500 BOB-leheads. [Nittany Lions Den] [State College Spikes]
Around the Big Ten
Zach Zwinak (6th) and Akeel Lynch (17th) are among the top running backs in the Big Ten. [Athlon Sports]
The Rose Bowl turns 100. [The B1G Time]
Let's put a cap on further expansion talks in the Big Ten. [Sporting News]
Or not? [The Oklahoman]
In Scores of Other Games...
Cowboys Stadium will host the first College Football Playoff championship game. [Crystal Ball Run]
Will we ever see a Penn State assistant coach share Photo shops on Twitter? [Crystal Ball Run]
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