Evans, Koroma expected to miss Syracuse game

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Two Penn State defensive starters -- end Maurice Evans and tackle Abe Koroma -- are expected to miss their second consecutive game Saturday.

A source close to the Penn State football program said yesterday the players remain suspended from the team and have not been practicing.

The source said Evans and Koroma likely will miss Saturday's game against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, barring a late-minute decision by the university's Office of Judicial Affairs.

Coach Joe Paterno suspended both players before last week's 45-14 victory against Oregon State because of an incident last week at the Nittany Apartments in which a small amount of marijuana was seized.

The investigation is continuing and no one has been charged.

Evans and Koroma were not listed on the depth chart released Tuesday by the team.

Aaron Maybin is listed as the starter at left end, replacing Evans, and Jared Odrick as the starter at left tackle, taking over for Koroma.

A third resident of the same apartment, tight end Andrew Quarless, also was suspended for the Oregon State game. But a source said Paterno determined Quarless was not involved in the incident at Nittany Apartments and allowed him to dress Saturday. Quarless did not play against the Beavers and is listed as the third-string tight end for the Syracuse game.


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