Meet Our Staff

Victory Bell Rings is a Penn State sports blog written with the goal of providing a unique view of Penn State athletics. Opinions are welcome and discussion is encouraged.

Lead Editor: Barry Leonard Jr. (@barryleonardjr)

Barry is the Lead Editor of, and a 2002 graduate from Penn State. Barry currently works as both an elementary school teacher and a freelance sports writer. He was born and raised in PA and bleeds blue and white. Prior to moving up to the press box, he enjoyed watching all Penn State games from his seats at Beaver Stadium as a season ticket holder.

Staff Writers

Eric Sion- Eric hails from Springfield, NJ and is currently a senior at Penn State studying sports journalism. He’s a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State. You can contact Eric at [email protected] and you can follow Eric on Twitter @ericbsion.

Mary Clarke- Mary Clarke is a Philadelphia native and Penn State Class of 2015 student majoring in sports journalism with an English minor. She is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism on campus and aspires to cover hockey, or another major professional sport, at a national level after graduation.

Corey Hunter- Corey is originally from Williamsport, PA and currently resides in Reading, PA.  He is a graduate of both Susquehanna and Bucknell Universities.  Today, Corey works as a high school science teacher and enjoys covering PSU football
for VBR.  Corey is a diehard Nittany Lions fan, and on gamedays, you can find him at Beaver Stadium cheering on Penn State.  Some of Corey’s biggest thrills include seeing Penn State win the Rose Bowl in 1995 and victory #300, #324,
#400, and #409.  You can follow Corey on Twitter @realhuntdog23

Jeff Jezewski- Jeff hails from Nanticoke, Pennsylvania and is part of the class of 2016. Jeff is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and is majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact Jeff, email him at [email protected] or follow him on twitter @JeffJezewski13.


Do you have an interest in covering Penn State sports? Do you enjoy writing?  We want to talk to you!  Victory Bell Rings is always looking for new writers to join our staff.  If you are interested, contact Lead Editor Barry Leonard Jr. [email protected] and we’ll talk!

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