[Jeff McLane, I mean:]
The athletic department sent out a release on Monday that spring practice would kick off Wednesday with media availability of coach Joe Paterno and selected players. A few reporters, however, received a heads up that this could be canceled if the basketball team won at Florida in last night's NIT quarterfinals. Apparently, coach Joe Paterno didn't want to upstage the hoops squad (It's the NIT, Joe!).
I don't expect my readers to shed a tear, but if you were expecting a story in tomorrow's paper, don't. The NIT semis, by the way, are on Tuesday. I don't know how today would have stomped on the basketball team's parade. Again, it's the NIT!
[It probably would have been fine to just do the whole media thing, but I still like the move. -KHD ]