Penn State basketball recruit Taran Buie and football player Curtis Drake were both cited for disorderly conduct during Arts Fest weekend.
Buie, 18, and Drake, 19, were cited for disorderly conduct by the State College Police Department at 1:21 a.m. Sunday outside of McDonald's, 400 E. College Ave.
The pair was observed fighting, throwing punches at one another and shoving each other, police said. They were cited with the intent to cause a "public inconvenience," police said.
Buie and Drake were each cited and fined $443.50.
Police could not say if alcohol was involved.
Penn State Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Jeff Nelson said the athletic department and both men's coaches are aware of Sunday's incident.
Currently, the department is in the process of gathering information on the details of the event before any decision is made on either player's status, he said.
Nelson said the current status of both players has not changed at this time.
Drake (sophomore-communications) declined to comment regarding any details of the situation but said his status on the team has not changed.
"Basically, everything is cool," Drake said. "I'm fine."
Buie committed to the Penn State basketball team as a junior at State College Area High School. He was rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com and was ranked No. 17 among shooting guards for the Class of 2010. Buie is the younger brother of Talor Battle, a point guard for the men's basketball team.
In 2009, ESPNU's Top 100 ranked Buie No. 82 in his recruiting class.
Drake plays wide receiver on the Penn State football team and had a season-high 60 total yards against Indiana in November -- after totaling only 13 yards previously in the 2009-2010 season.
After the Lions' victory in the Capital One Bowl in January, Coach Joe Paterno said Drake could be considered for the quarterback role after having started at the position in high school.
Neither Associate Athletic Director Greg Myford nor Taran Buie could be reached for comment by press time Thursday.