Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all. Here's hoping you started your day with a full Irish breakfast and end it with corned beef (or bacon) and cabbage. Where you have the opportunity, fill the remainder with Guinness and whiskey, or poitín if you're feeling frisky.
Have a safe and happy holiday.
Sláinte is táinte!
Penn State Athletics Reorganization: In a statement jam-packed with corporate buzz words, Penn State announced a restructuring of the Intercollegiate Athletics department. Basically, this is a "redistribution of sport responsibilities and several promotions" and the introduction of a Creative Services and Brand Management unit. The idea behind the moves is to increase efficiency, improve communication, and better serve the student-athletes.
Volleyball Continues Their Climb: after starting the season 0-6, men's volleyball went on the road and defeated #7 USC, Cal State Northridge, and #8 Long Beach State last week on their way back to the Top 10 and sweeping the EIVA offensive and defensive player awards this week.
Play In Games Start Tonight: Still need some help filling out your brackets? SB Nation has set up this awesome page if you want some more information on teams you probably haven't caught yet this year. While you're at it, check out The Worst Internet Things Bracket, featuring stuff you've probably seen far too much of this year.
Borland Walks Away: Fearing long-term effects from concussions, Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after one year. This is surprising, because he was one of the top rookies, not surprising given how great he was at Wisconsin, and he hasn't been diagnosed with a concussion since high school. He thought he may have sustained a concussion in training camp, but kept playing in his pursuit to make the team. This makes one wonder how many injuries he may have kept to himself and whether his retirement will be a tipping point for other players.