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Ben Jones

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.

Articles by Ben Jones

Penn State Basketball: Condon Set To Fill Vacant Assistant Role Penn State Basketball: Condon Set To Fill Vacant Assistant Role
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The search is over and instead of looking outside the program, Penn State will promote director of basketball operations Ross Condon to fill the assistant coaching vacancy left by Brian Daly. [Read More]
Penn State Football: For Franklin, Data Is The Key In Season Evaluations Penn State Football: For Franklin, Data Is The Key In Season Evaluations
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"The data doesn't lie. A perfect example of that is the wildcat (formation). The wildcat was one of our most efficient formations and one of our most efficient plays. You go back and study the data because we all have emotional bias, and being able to study the data takes that part out of it." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Caravan Comes To A Close, And Probably Just In Time Penn State Football: Caravan Comes To A Close, And Probably Just In Time
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If James Franklin, a man who thrives in front of the camera, is happy to shorten the tour before it ever starts, then that's a sign it has lasted just long enough. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Sees Graduate Transfer Rule As Challenge, Barbour Critical Of Its Application Penn State Football: Franklin Sees Graduate Transfer Rule As Challenge, Barbour Critical Of Its Application
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We graduate so many players in three and a half years, that if they redshirt they've got another year left. So that's kind of one of the decisions we make, where is he going to be the most useful to us, as a fifth year redshirt senior or as a true freshman now." [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Doesn't Enjoy Recruiting 'I Enjoy Winning' Penn State Football: James Franklin Doesn't Enjoy Recruiting 'I Enjoy Winning'
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The prevailing belief is that James Franklin enjoys recruiting. That he enjoys hitting the trail for long days and short nights. But Franklin isn't scouring the state for talent simply because he enjoys the thrill. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Reihner A Bonus For Growing Offensive Front Penn State Football: Reihner A Bonus For Growing Offensive Front
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"The most important thing for us is we want to be able to get five guys on the field that give us the best chance to win. he’s an older guy, he’s a mature guy, he’s a smart guy, that’s valuable alone. But, to me I look at him as a bonus." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball:Despite Combine Snub, Newbill Not Without Opportunity To Prove His Worth Penn State Basketball:Despite Combine Snub, Newbill Not Without Opportunity To Prove His Worth
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't think he's a starter in this league," Chambers said. "But I think he can come off the bench and spell at (shooting guard) or (point guard)." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barbour Talks Beaver Stadium Improvements Penn State Football: Barbour Talks Beaver Stadium Improvements
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There are high definition HDTV screens on the very top of the Stadium and decades old bathrooms in the lowest corners. The press box is as old as the football program. The wi-fi system is always a challenge. "It's pretty clear to me that we need to put together a plan to address a whole lot of iss [Read More]
Penn State Football: For Franklin, Quality Is As Important As Quantity Penn State Football: For Franklin, Quality Is As Important As Quantity
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
And for Penn State football things are looking nice, but far from the real thing. That's something Franklin has quietly alluded to each time he acknowledges the program is still rebuilding. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers Heads To Philly On Caravan And The City Is Finally Listening Penn State Basketball: Chambers Heads To Philly On Caravan And The City Is Finally Listening
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
That tune is slowly changing, and as coach Patrick Chambers hits the road for the final leg of Penn State's coaches caravan he will return to Philadelphia a familiar face. [Read More]
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