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Snyder: Arrington’s new gig just might be special

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LaVar Arrington addresses the 8th graders following practice on Thursday. - AUDREY SNYDER / DKPS

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- LaVar Arrington was back on Penn State's campus this week, but this time he wore a visor and sweatshirt, and he answered to 'Mr. LaVar.'

Instead of dishing out hits in his iconic No. 11 jersey, he was dishing out advice and cracking jokes with an audience that isn't always the easiest to captivate: A group of 70 eighth-grade boys.

"Mr. LaVar, you have to get in on one," one kid joked as Arrington huddled up the teens in Holuba Hall following a practice and informed them they would conduct rookie skits later that night, a talent show of sorts for their new teammates. Of course they'd all go bowling, too.

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