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Dan Smith


Philadelphia, PA

MEMBER SINCE   July 24, 2016

Dan Smith is a staff writer covering Penn State men's basketball and football for Roar Lions Roar. He has written for Black Shoe Diaries, Cover32, Buzz on Broad, and CommRadio, where he also served as the executive editor. Dan and the rest of the Centre County Report staff won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in 2013. He graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a degree in journalism.


  • NFL TEAM: Philadelphia Eagles
  • NHL TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Philadelphia 76ers
  • MLB TEAM: Philadelphia Phillies

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Comment 22 Jan 2020

Mildly disagree, as Adisa Isaac was almost surpassing him by season's end as a true freshman. I think, either way, he knew he'd be third or fourth on the depth chart at best.

He has the ability to start at a decent school, and a grad transfer makes a ton of sense for a guy like him. On that, we both agree.

Comment 22 Jan 2020

There has been no indication that Shorter is conflicted the way Wade was last season. Everything seems to indicate he wants out. I would be stunned if he returns to Penn State.

Comment 05 Jan 2020

My greatest gift to my friends is that I went to Penn State for sports broadcasting (and specifically play-by-play), so when they are driving somewhere and can't watch a game, they can call me and I'll give them a radio play-by-play over the phone. 

Comment 03 Jan 2020

I would not call Slade to the slot "likely." I think it is more likely that he remains at running back, but that they draw up more 21 personnel plays where he can motion out to the slot, as a way to get him on the field more frequently. The wide receiver group is going to be inexperienced and without a history of production, so their best plan at this point would be to see how they can use their running backs and tight ends more, as they have great depth at both positions. Changing up personnel more frequently is one more way to keep the defense off balance.

We'll likely be covering transfer portal options once that scene starts to take shape in the next couple of weeks.