Penn State Nittany Lions: Tom Devenney

Week in review: NittanyNation

February, 24, 2013
NittanyNation takes a look at this week’s Penn State football news and what you might have missed:

Meet the run-ons: OG Tom Devenney 

February, 22, 2013
Every weekday, as part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will take a closer look at a Penn State walk-on.

Vitals: Offensive guard Tom Devenney, Lititz (Pa.) Warwick, 6-foot-2, 285 pounds.

Run-ons overview: Offense 

February, 11, 2013
Here's a list -- complete with film and notes -- on Penn State's offensive run-ons.

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Tom Devenney, a senior interested in a preferred walk-on spot, was walking briskly to the auditorium Sunday morning when he heard a voice call out his name: "Tom! Hey, Tom!"

A hand tapped him on his shoulder, and he swiveled around to see Bill Kavanaugh, the director of football operations, standing behind him.

"I was surprised. I can't believe he could recognize me from behind," said Devenney, an offensive guard out of Lititz (Pa.) Warwick.

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Penn State will have several commits up for weekend visits, but this might be the most important Sunday of the year when it comes to potential preferred walk-ons.

NittanyNation has confirmed that at least eight players who were extended spots on the team as non-scholarship players will be in Happy Valley for "Run-on Day," which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Potential walk-ons -- or run-ons, as Bill O'Brien calls them -- will be broken into two groups and will take part in several tours or meetings.

According to recruits, they'll meet with the training staff, coaches and hear about academics. They'll also have lunch together but, due to NCAA rules, recruits will have to pay $10. One prospect said 10 or 11 players received an email with Sunday's itinerary.

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Moving Day For Maryland And Rutgers
It's moving day for Maryland and Rutgers. Adam Rittenberg takes a look at how -- and why -- the two schools are making a move to the Big Ten.