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The new targeting rule is now a target. I'm sure you've all heard about this new targeting rule in effect this year, and I'm also sure I'm not alone in thinking that Adrian Amos will be the Nittany Lion most likely to be ejected. It was a big topic at media days--all media days, including the SEC days, in which officials say they would have ejected Jadeveon Clowney for the hit above. Personally, I think it's overkill and will be applied way too subjectively--and I'm on board with Pat Fitzgerald's suggestion of a modified yellow card for college football.

Over at GoPSUSports, they've been posting intro videos to all the incoming women's volleyball freshmen for 2013. What I'm most surprised about? It seems as though none of the top incoming freshman country-wide are coming to Happy Valley, though many of our Big Ten brethren (particularly Wisconsin and Nebraska) are getting some very well-regarded recruits. Of course, this is recruiting and thus somewhat subjective, and Russ Rose is never to be doubted, but still...that surprised me. I don't know what (if anything) to blame--the relative downturn of the past two years, or potential fallout from IT. Time will tell, and we'll have more on the 2013 Nittany Lions women's volleyball team up in the coming weeks.

Former PSU safety Mark Rubin is working on Wall Street, but he's still an athletic animal--he won the RBC Decathlon for the second year in a row, being named Wall Street's best athlete once again. No matter what he does, though, it will never be as great as this:

It's old news, but still worth reporting. Last week at Big Ten media days, players were polled on a variety of topics, like which coach they wanted to play for (Fitzgerald) and the league's most exciting player (Braxton Miller). Relevant to us in Happy Valley? The players named Beaver the toughest stadium to play in (it received four votes, double that of the next closest stadiums, Kinnick and the Shoe--and haha, the Big House got no votes!); the PSU uniform was also voted the favorite uniform. No word on any changes now that we've got the chipmunk to deal with, though.

Obligatory Scandal News...Today is the second day in preliminary hearings for the trials against Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Graham Spanier. Onward State has been top notch in their coverage (we're basically on purpose not covering it a lot on BSD), but head over there for updated info on the defendants' motion to dismiss due to lack of evidence (ICYMI, yesterday, Mike McQueary testified. It was...something).

Lastly, John Urschel is awesome part two (part one is here).

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