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Drew Balis

Drew Balis is a Penn State graduate, freelance reporter and frequent contributor to StateCollege.com.

Articles by Drew Balis

McGloin Named NFL Rookie of the Week McGloin Named NFL Rookie of the Week
260 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Drew Balis
Matt McGloin’s three-touchdown performance last Sunday in his first career NFL start was noticed in more places than just Happy Valley and Scranton. [Read More]
Will Adrian Amos Play Some Snaps at Linebacker? Will Adrian Amos Play Some Snaps at Linebacker?
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“Again, we've got to look at all the different players we have on defense as it relates to the linebacker position, what can a guy like Adrian Amos do?” said O’Brien. “Can he play safety? Can he play corner? Can he play linebacker? Stephen Obeng, can he come down and play some linebacker fo [Read More]
Willis and Carson Talk Differences Between Butler and Roof Willis and Carson Talk Differences Between Butler and Roof
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
He has yet to coach a game in his new role as defensive coordinator, but two of his senior leaders like what they see from John Butler so far. “Ton of fun to play for,” said middle linebacker Glenn Carson at Big Ten Media Days. [Read More]
Malcolm Willis: 'It’s Still Us Against the World' Malcolm Willis: 'It’s Still Us Against the World'
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“It’s still us against the world,” said the senior safety Thursday morning at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “That’s still our mentality.” [Read More]
John Urschel Encourages B1G Players to Plan for Life After Football John Urschel Encourages B1G Players to Plan for Life After Football
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
John Urschel started off with a joke and exited the stage to a standing ovation. Speaking on behalf of the players at the 42nd annual Big Ten Kickoff luncheon, the right guard and 4.0 mathematics student encouraged fellow players to take advantage of the privilege of being a student athlete. [Read More]
O’Brien Expresses Desire for More Night Games O’Brien Expresses Desire for More Night Games
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“I was impressed by our night game atmosphere,” said O’Brien. I think we need to play more night games at Penn State.” [Read More]
Big Ten Players and Coaches Sound Off on New Targeting Rule Big Ten Players and Coaches Sound Off on New Targeting Rule
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“In my opinion it's going a little bit overboard right now. And some things I've seen on TV and different examples that they've shown, you know, like even as a coach watching it on TV, I haven't quite agreed with some of the things they've talked about.” [Read More]
Glenn Carson’s Unique Summer Glenn Carson’s Unique Summer
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“The smoke has cleared. The media isn’t hounding us anymore. It’s really enjoyable and manageable to just pay attention to football," said senior middle linebacker Glenn Carson. [Read More]
O’Brien Excited for Season, Hopes to Name Quarterback Halfway Through Training Camp O’Brien Excited for Season, Hopes to Name Quarterback Halfway Through Training Camp
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“It’s definitely different,” said O’Brien at the podium inside the Hilton hotel. “Last year we arrived a few days after the penalties were announced, so we’re obviously in a better mood this year.” [Read More]
Big Ten Media Days Primer: What to Watch for in Chicago Big Ten Media Days Primer: What to Watch for in Chicago
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
The 2013 version of Big Ten Media Days is set to get underway inside the Hilton Chicago hotel later this morning. Several storylines should unfold over the two-day event that features press conferences from all 12 conference coaches and media availability with a trio of players from each program. [Read More]
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