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Penn State
McGloin, Zordich to play in all-star games

STATE COLLEGE -- Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin and running back Michael Zordich have accepted invitations to play in all-star contests, the university announced Friday.

McGloin has been invited to play in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Allen, Texas. The game will be shown on Fox Sports Southwest.

Zordich will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ESPN2 will televise the contest.

Previously, defensive tackle Jordan Hill accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

McGloin is the recipient of the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the nation's top player who began his career as a walk-on. He led the Big Ten in passing yards (272.2 per game), completions (270) and touchdown passes (24) and had the fewest interceptions among Big Ten starting signal-callers.

Zordich started five games and also played on special teams, where he recorded four tackles. He was second on the team with 308 yards on 80 carries and had four rushing touchdowns. Zordich caught 15 passes for 152 yards.


Stephens ineligible

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford defensive lineman Terrence Stephens has been declared ineligible for the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin because of a secondary violation of NCAA rules related to his rental of off-campus housing.

The school declared Stephens ineligible Friday. The senior missed victories in the regular-season finale and the Pac-12 championship game against UCLA for what Cardinal coach David Shaw had called a personal problem.

The 6-foot-2, 305-pound nose guard anchors the Stanford defensive line's run package, handling double teams to free up teammates to fill the gaps. Stephens has 10 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble this season. He also forced the win-clinching fumble by Curtis McNeal in Stanford's 56-48 victory in triple overtime at Southern California last year.

The school did not release any further details about his secondary violation.

Ohio State

Spring game hits the road

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State's 2013 spring game will be played on the road.

Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati will host the April 13 scrimmage because of renovations at Ohio Stadium.

The Buckeyes went 12-0 under first-year coach Urban Meyer this past season and return 14 starters, including nine on offense.

Ohio State will be resurfacing the seating areas at Ohio Stadium, prompting the change of venue to a city where Meyer played football for the University of Cincinnati. He is a 1986 graduate with a degree in psychology.

Ohio State and UC played at Paul Brown Stadium in front of 66,319 fans on Sept. 21, 2002, in Ohio State's only prior appearance in the 13-year-old facility. The work at Ohio Stadium gets under way in January.

Junior college DB signs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Garden City (Kan.) Community College defensive back Riyahd Jones is the first player to sign with Tennessee since the arrival of new coach Butch Jones.

Tennessee announced the signing Friday.

-- Times Leader wire services

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