I don't know what it's been like in Pennsylvania this week, but in Minnesota we've reached a heat index of 120 degrees. As fellow Minnesota resident and PSU alum bconway6 put it on twitter: It's only about 180 degrees warmer than it was with windchill on January 20th. So I hope all of you who are experiencing this insane heat are finding ways to stay cool this week. Now lets get down to business.
Continuing their Freshman Orientation series, GoPSUSports.com has their next two videos up. The first one is with 6'5" outside hitter Aiyana Whitney who was a first team All American last year. The next is of 5'6" defensive specialist Lacey Fuller.
Staying in the volleyball vein, former Penn Stater Matt Anderson led the US Men's National team to the FIVB World League Championship on July 11th. He recorded 29 points in the title match against Cuba. Fellow Penn Stater Max Holt added four points of his own as a reserve.
Wrapping up the news from GoPSUSports.com, the 8th annual Football Eve will take place at Beaver Stadium at 7:45 on September 2nd. Gates open at 7 pm, while the fan promenade outside the stadium will begin at 6 pm. If you've never been to this before, it's definitely worth checking out. It's always fun to hear JoePa speak.
Andrew Dzurita of Lions247.com has a great article up on recent hockey commit Jonathan Milley. Milley played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the OCCHL who won Canada's Junior A National Championship. Milley finished the year with 29 goals and 29 assists which was good enough for 17th in the league. If you're a fan of power forwards, you'll like this guy as he's on record saying that he likes to throw hits and use his size to create scoring chances.
As we all now know, Skyler Mornhinweg has committed to Penn State. Joe Juliano from the Philadelphia Inquirer has a nice interview with the new recruit.
This blog post by Julie Robenhymer suggests that the Buffalo Sabres will hold some development and training camps and even pre-season games at the Pegula Ice Arena. Even though it's the Sabres (sorry Peter), that's still pretty cool.
The Big Ten Network has helped secure member schools a record payout this year. Schools that aren't Nebraska will earn $22.6 million this year, which is $4.3 million more than SEC schools will earn. Part of this is due to the fact that the BTN is able to generate $7.9 million for each school, which is only $300,000 less than what they'll be receiving from ESPN/ABC. The more the BTN can generate for the schools, the better.