Dec 7, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears athletic director Sandy Barbour congratulates California Golden Bears team as the leave the court after the game against the Pacific Tigers at Haas Pavilion. California won 68-66. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Football Morning Briefing: Sandy Barbour Hired as AD, Anthony Zettel Previewed, and Other News

It comes as no surprise that Monday’s Penn State news is dominated by the hiring of a new athletic director. Sandy Barbour, formerly the athletic director at  the University of California, was named Penn State’s director of intercollegiate athletics on Saturday afternoon.

Barbour’s challenges at her previous school are documented by a few different outlets. Also, Barbour has already started to form a working relationship with head football coach James Franklin. Finally, in news that doesn’t involve the new hire, a trio of defensive linemen are previewed. Anthony Zettel, C.J. Olaniyan and Carl Nassib are all profiled.

Morning Links:

Penn State Hires Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

Penn State Football Player Preview: Defensive End Carl Nassib (Sion- Victory Bell Rings)

Penn State Football Player Preview: Defensive Tackle Anthony Zettel (Hunter- Victory Bell Rings)

James Franklin, new Penn State athletic director begin forging working relationship (Snyder- PennLive)

Breaking down Penn State’s most important players: No. 8 DE C.J. Olaniyan (Flounders- PennLive)

New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is moving from one shaky financial situation to another (Orso- PennLive)

Penn State Names Barbour Director of Athletics (


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