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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Saucony Jazz Original Donna . -- Nyeem Wartman-White knows how quickly promise can disintegrate into heartbreak.Nearly one year to the day that a torn left ACL robbed him of all but three series of his junior season, the Penn State linebacker will return to the lineup when Kent State visits Beaver Stadium on Saturday.Hell do so with a whole new outlook.I had selfish thoughts, Wartman-White said of last seasons opener against Temple. I remember in that game going over to a teammate and saying, `Yo, its going to be a good year. I had high expectations but I felt like that was very eye-opening because after I said that, it probably happened right there.Wartman-White began that game on a tear with two tackles and a third-down pass breakup in his first action as the teams middle linebacker. It appeared the defense was in good hands with Wartman-White as its de facto captain.It all ended moments later when he crumpled to the Lincoln Financial Field grass in agony. As he sat in the locker room, all he could think about is how badly he had wanted to put on a show in his hometown. Now, personal glory means little to him.This year, its all about winning, Wartman-White said. If I have one tackle per game but we win the Big Ten championship and I can put that ring on my finger and keep it for the rest of my life, that matters more to me than getting 140 tackles.Its why he had no trouble shifting back to the less-glamorous weakside position hed played in previous seasons. And its why he quickly saw the silver lining of his season-ending injury. It provided teammate Jason Cabinda with critical playing time in the middle.Now with Cabinda back, Penn State has its most experienced trio of linebackers since Wartman-White can remember with Brandon Bell at the other outside spot.It definitely wouldve been a huge year for Nyeem, Bell said. He has all the tools, athleticism, hes vocal, smart.Here are some other things to watch for as Penn State plays Kent State:NEW FACES UP FRONTWartman-Whites return gives Penn State a second vocal contributor. He and Cabinda are basically interchangeable, head coach James Franklin said, and their combined experience organizing the defense will help young players -- particularly a host of freshmen tackles -- along the defensive front.Defensive end Garrett Sickels is the lone returning starter from what was one of the best fronts in the country.Theyre ready to show that we dont rebuild, we reload, Wartman-White said. Theyre ready to step in and show people were good too, were not just shadows.QBS GALOREKent State will likely play three quarterbacks as the Golden Flashes try to find a long-term starter. Freshman Justin Agner will start with Mylik Mitchell and George Bollas coming off the bench.RETURN ON INVESTMENTThe Golden Flashes struggled to cover kickoffs last season allowing 26.3 yards per return and the Nittany Lions want to take advantage of that. Penn State star running back Saquon Barkley could handle kick return duties, Franklin said. The Nittany Lions last return touchdown came in the 2011 opener.ROTATING LINEExpect Penn State to rotate offensive linemen especially if the game gets out of hand early. The Nittany Lions will debut a new spread-based, up-tempo offense and have used a handful of underclassmen to augment starters Brendan Mahon, Andrew Nelson, Derek Dowrey, Brian Gaia and Ryan Bates through training camp. Saucony Shadow Uomo . Miller finished in two minutes, 6.09 seconds, one day before the first medal race on the Alpine schedule. The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session. Saucony Shadow Italia . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. . -- Jaye Marie Green shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to increase her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Tours qualifying tournament. PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Brooke Copeland scored 13 points and No. 23 Florida, without leading scorer Eleanna Christinaki, outscored North Carolina A&T 23-2 in the fourth quarter to roll to a 67-38 win on Sunday, ending a two-game losing streak.After the game, Florida coach Amanda Butler said Christinaki, a sophomore from Greece who averaged 17.6 in the Gators first nine games, quit on her team.Christinaki and freshman Delicia Washington, were suspended for the first half of the game for what Butler said was behavior that is not becoming of a Gator nor part of our culture. Butler said Christinaki , who was named to the All-Southeastern Conference freshman team last season, had refused to accept the suspension and had left the team.Washington had second-half 10 points and Ronni Williams and Haley Lorenzen each had 10 rebounds for the Gators (7-3). Florida had a 54-38 advantage on the boardss and held the Aggies to 23 percent shooting (15 for 66) after a 1 for 14 fourth quarter that included nine misses behind the arc and six turnovers. Saucony Shadow Original Blu. The Gators were 1 of 11 from 3-point range in the first quarter and shot 28 percent (8 of 29) for the first half for just a 23-20 lead. They made 9 of 15 shots in the third quarter, stretching the lead to 44-36.Florida scored the first 15 points of the fourth before Whitney Marin hit a jumper at the four-minute mark, ending a 0 for 10 stretch for the Aggies.Dana Brown made five 3-pointers in 17 attempts and scored 16 points for the Aggies (1-7).Florida plays two more road games at the Sunshine Classic in Winter Park, Florida, before its first home game on Dec. 28 in the newly remodeled Exactech Arena. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '