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R.I.P. Harold Ramis, chances are at least one, and most likely many, of your favorite comedy films was made or influenced by him.

In Positive News: perhaps you may have heard about THON this past weekend. It turned out to be another record-breaking year with a final total of $13,343,517.33 for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Any Time, Any Place: New Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason has thrown down the gauntlet in a recent appearance, offering a challenge to James Franklin and Penn State. While there looks like there may be an open slot on the schedule the next two years, it's unlikely a matchup would occur until perhaps the 2017 season.

What Ever Happened To The Old Staff: No, not Bill O'Brien, last seen completed riveted by the action at the NFL Combine. The staff from the ancient times of 2011, co-offensive coordinator Jay Paterno has officially thrown his hat into the ring of politics, running for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has finally resurfaced in coaching, hired by West Virginia as senior associated head coach and unspecified defensive assistant coaching duties, probably the linebacker position.

Lacrosse Upset: Penn State men's lacrosse managed to upset #2 Notre Dame on the road. Notre Dame is 18-2 in last their last twenty February games, both losses are to Penn State. Senior Shane Sturgis earned his second CAA Player of the Week for the effort. Thanks to petty rule changes by the CAA, Penn State has been barred from their conference tournament this season and will have to beat their ranked opponents and hope for an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament.

And Now For Something Completely Different: Michael Robinson will appear on the March 13 episode of the daytime soap The Young and the Restless.