Four Penn State Players To Miss TicketCity Bowl, Including Curtis Drake

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 12: Curtis Drake #7 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates after the catch against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the game on November 12, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penn State will be without four players, including wide receiver Curtis Drake when they take on the Houston Cougars in the 2011 TicketCity Bowl.

The Penn St. Nittany Lions will be without quarterback Paul Jones, defensive back Derrick Thomas, wide receiver Curtis Drake and wide receiver Shawney Kersey when they take on the Houston Cougars in the 2011 TicketCity Bowl,
PSU coach Tom Bradley and Penn State SID Jeff Nelson announced.

Jones and Thomas did not travel with the team to Dallas due to "academic reasons."

Meanwhile, Drake and Kersey did not make the trip due to "personal reasons."

Drake was the player involved in a locker room fracas with quarterback Matt McGloin, who was knocked unconscious in the fight. McGloin reportedly went into a seizure as well.

McGloin publicly took responsibility for the fight, but is remains with the team while Drake will miss the game. Bradley had said Monday that McGloin and Drake "will face internal discipline."

For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub.

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