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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Adidas Superstar Goedkoop . -- National rankings and bowl games didnt matter a whole lot to Brandon Bell when the linebacker committed to Penn State, a program then under unprecedented NCAA sanctions.Four years later, the usually stoic linebacker found himself considering his teams sudden ascension Tuesday after its biggest win in front of more than 107,000 fans and a national audience.Its great, definitely, Bell said. Its definitely not over though.With five games left, No. 24 Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) can make a run at a conference championship but faces plenty of hurdles.Before considering theyd need No. 2 Michigan and No. 6 Ohio State to lose some games, the Nittany Lions first need to find their game away from the friendly raucous of Beaver Stadium. Theyve lost seven straight true road games and eight of 10 since 2014 but can turn that around against Purdue (3-4, 1-3) with a win at Ross-Ade Stadium.A player who enjoys being smack-talked and says he thrives on hostile energy, Bell has always liked the challenge of playing on the road. Bells played in all but two of those road games and said the trick is to maintain your energy level throughout the game, something thats easier to do with an atmosphere like the one Penn State last played in.With Ross-Ade Stadium less than half the size of their facility, Penn State coach James Franklin said players will have to bring their own juice.Penn State players know theyll need it. Some had already taken notice of Purdue before taking the field following a massive pyrotechnics display on Saturday night. As he waited to head over to the stadium, tight end Mike Gesicki watched parts of Purdues 27-14 loss to No. 8 Nebraska.I think that people are kind of disrespecting Purdue, Gesicki said. They gave Nebraska a very tough time in the first half and Nebraska is obviously one of the toughest teams in the country.And one that plays an offensive style Penn State hasnt faced yet.Purdue quarterback David Blough has passed for more than 767 yards with seven touchdowns in his last two games. He completed nearly 60 percent of his throws against Nebraska working Purdues short and intermediate passing game in its first game since Darrell Hazell was fired.These type of teams, they kind of pass it to open up the run, Bell said. At the same time, definitely got to be more read-oriented on the wide receivers and tight ends. The teams going to try to make you look this way and then throw it back this way. Definitely got to be able to keep your head on a swivel.Interim coach Gerad Parker will coach his second game after changing up the Boilermakers approach in the wake of Hazells Oct. 16 dismissal.Change has happened, so we changed a lot of things in our routine, Parker said. You need to demand out of yourself that you believe and think a different way, that the minds a powerful thing and then take off and move faster out on that practice field so youll move faster during the game.Despite its road woes, Penn States practice plan wont change, although Franklin altered his schedule due to a funeral on Tuesday. He did opt for one adjustment earlier in the week, however. On Sunday, Franklin sat in on the offensive and defensive meetings to make sure the postgame excitement from the Ohio State win had died down.We dont need to change our approach on the back end, and you know, its business as usual for us, Franklin said. It was a great game. It was a great environment and it was great to see our players go out and play well and it was great to see the fans enjoy it so much, and our alumni and Lettermen and all those things. But again, its on to the next game. Adidas Superstar Uitverkoop . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Adidas Superstar Kopen . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. http://www.nederlandsuperstar.com/ . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. ATLANTA -- Point guard Ish Smith has the Detroit Pistons talking to each other on the court, moving the ball fluidly and getting stops on defense.The result has been an impressive run against quality opponents.We were just flying around, Smith said. Thats going to be the key for us going forward, just constantly getting better defensively. If we can do that, then well be pretty good.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 23 points, Tobias Harris added 18 and Detroit beat the reeling Atlanta Hawks 121-85 on Friday night.The Pistons, who tied a team record with 17 3-pointers, have won five of six and are 3-1 on a trip that included stops at playoff contenders Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Boston.To win three in a row against three teams ahead of you in the standings, all over .500, on the road, in four days? coach Stan Van Gundy said. Thats a pretty good trip. So now the challenge is dont get full of ourselves.Andre Drummond finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds and Smith had 13 assists as seven players scored in double figures for Detroit.The Hawks, losers in eight of their last nine games, were 9-2 and tied for the Eastern Conference lead after beating Milwaukee on Nov. 16. Now they are one-half game behind eighth-place Detroit and headed to play Toronto, the Easts second-best team, on Saturday.Dennis Schroder had 17 points and 13 assists for Atlanta. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mike Muscala scored 11 each.Caldwell-Pope had 15 points in the first quarter and finished the first half with 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting, 4 for 5 on 3s. The former University of Georgia standout and former Southeastern Conference player of the year finished 9 for 20 from the field.The outcome was decided early and resembled Atlantas recent blowout losses to New Orleans and Utah.Its been a

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