Penn State wideout Blacknall, linebacker Bowen suspended

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 28, 2016 4:29 PM

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Penn State's Saeed Blacknall (13) heads for the end zone after making a 70-yard touchdown catch during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Indianapolis.

(Los Angeles) -- No. 5 Penn State has suspended two starters for the Rose Bowl for violating team rules.

Team officials said Wednesday that wide receiver Saeed Blacknall and linebacker Manny Bowen will not play in the game against No. 9 USC on Monday.

The team did not say what the violations were.

Blacknall started seven games for the Nittany Lions, totaling 347 yards and three touchdowns.

Bowen played in 13 games, totaling 68 tackles, 8 1/2 for losses.


Photo by AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Penn State linebacker Manny Bowen (43) tackles Purdue tight end Cole Herdman (88) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

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