Success With Hyperlinking Could Do Jim Delany's Job

The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

Your Penn State links for the day.

I mean it.

We're hung up on the state of Indiana. Really?: The new divisional setup of the Big Ten is almost finalized, but there's only one thing holding the plan from being completed. Since the decision seems to be to split the conference by time zones, an 8-6 split has formed and the conference is debating on who to send to the West: Indiana or Purdue. This is what the proposed setup looks like:

"East" division

Maryland
Michigan
Michigan State
Ohio State
Penn State
Rutgers
Purdue or Indiana

"West" division

Illinois
Iowa
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Wisconsin
Purdue or Indiana

The East is stacked with Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State all residing in EST. Competitive balance would call for Sparty to switch sides, but they are supposedly vehemently against that. I'd much rather beat up on Indiana every year, so my vote is to bring them into the East.

But, the Big Ten is going to be an athletic conference soon enough, so who cares? - If you've followed any of the debacles that the NCAA are in right now, you are probably well-aware of the O'Bannon case, a lawsuit which could eventually lead to the pay-for-play system of contract signings and endorsement deals for NCAA athletes. SBNation did a decent breakdown of the case a couple months ago. If the plantiffs are able to win the case, Jim Delany says that the Big Ten will have to de-emphasize athletics because of it, according to a SI.com story from Andy Staples. Unless the powers of the conference jump ship, we will all be reduced to being the University of Chicago, which used to be one of the college football's perennial powers in the early 20th century, but now is an academic (especially meteorology) hotbed!

NOTE: Jim Delany was also never going to vote for a college football playoff seven months before he went ahead and voted in favor of a college football playoff.

More Spring Football News - Freshman Adam Breneman is going to be a full participant this spring, just months after tearing his ACL.... BOB said that you will have to wait until August to see if names will return to the back of Penn State's jerseys.... While he won't be on campus until summer, Christian Hackenberg is readying himself to be right in the middle of the quarterback competition once he arrives.

You can also read our recap of yesterday's press conference as well as what we're looking forward to this spring.

Oh, hey Poz! - The Big Ten blog is getting into the tournament spirit by sending the best Big Ten players of the past 15 years into an Internet cage match to see who comes out on top. Penn State has one of the eight participants in Paul Posluszny. Whenever this thing starts, I'm sure we'll tell you to go vote for him.

There was a Penn State-Mike McQueary hearing yesterday. - Nothing happened.

At the request of bscaff... - Penn State is researching deer waste!

When males disperse, they go in one direction and are finished moving in 12 to 24 hours. When females disperse, they engage in strange, seemingly random movements -- wandering over the landscape and often changing directions.

Their movement can take weeks or months, and we don't know what is driving them to disperse. It is unexpected, peculiar behavior.

The animals and us, we aren't all that different after all.


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