Published Monday, February 11, 2013 AT 2:33 PM / Updated at 8:33 PM
Penn State coach lauds Ubel
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Penn State coach Patrick Chambers took time after Saturday night’s loss at Nebraska to grab Husker senior forward Brandon Ubel and offer congratulations as “a senior who has bought into the program.”

“He’s a tireless worker and a great leader,” Chambers said Monday. “That’s one thing we’re lacking — we need a leader.

“What Ubel has done in both games against us, he has been the difference. His defense is terrific, he’s unselfish and he knows his role.”

Now, check out this even bigger compliment for Ubel.

“He would rather win than score points,” Chambers said. “That is totally against the generation of today. So I appreciate him for who he is and where he has come from, and what he’s going to do when he leaves here.

“That kid is going to be a superstar.”

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at