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Updates from non-football sports and some Christian Hackenberg news

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SI’s Campus Rush published a great article focusing on James Franklin’s tenure and how it has reached a pivotal moment following the win against Ohio State. It touches on some of the recruiting struggles Franklin has faced even after sanctions. On a positive note, Franklin had this to say about the support he had while the team was struggling in the eyes of some observers,

The interesting thing is internally I never felt [pressure]," Franklin said. "I never felt it from our president. I never felt it from our AD. I never felt that from our boosters. But there was always this grumbling from media and other areas. The problem is it's out there, and it hurts you in recruiting and hurts you with your team.

More egregiously, Andy Staples listed out his Top-10 favorite vegetables and got it all wrong. Respond accordingly in the comments.

Christian Hackenberg, even with the injury to Geno Smith this past week, is unlikely to see any snaps this year with the Jets. It’s an opportunity for Christian to adjust to the NFL, and learn by observing how the veteran QBs on the team prepare for games.

Jon Crispin made a list of his top five underrated players in the B1G leading into basketball season, and we won’t get into whether or not he may have bias towards any schools in the conference. Penn State’s Shep Garner made the list at #5, and could certainly deliver if he shoots as well as he did down the stretch last year. Check out this Penn State Preview Capsule from the AP if you want a super fast primer on the hoops team for this year.

The women’s volleyball team suffered their first defeat in conference play on Saturday to #16 Michigan. The ninth ranked Nittany Lions saw a 15-match winning streak come to a close, and Michigan has now defeated Penn State in two straight years.

Fans of Penn State soccer have been getting their money’s worth during the current 5 game homestand, with 3 of the last 4 games going into double overtime. Including a 1-0 win in regulation last night over Wright State, the team has won 4 of 5, with the lone exception being a tie against Arkon. They knocked off a struggling Rutgers team last Friday.

Following the celebratory chaos on Saturday, fans inflicted an estimated $18,000 worth of damage to public property in State College. A community-minded student decided to create a gofundme page to raise funds to help repair the damage.

Some former Penn State greats will be honored by the Pittsburgh City League All Sport High School Hall of Fame in a couple of weeks. Lisa Faloon (Class of ‘87) holds the highest 3-pt shooting percentage for the Lady Lions, despite only playing one year with the three-point-line. Gene Harris’s single game scoring record of 46 points against Holy Cross in 1961 remains the highest total for a Penn State Basketball Player, and he is fourth all-time in rebounding for Penn State. Al Jacks, a former quarterback who graduated in 1958, followed up his career at Penn State as a football coach at Clarion University.

Andy Staples’ Vegetable Rankings

*This ranking assumes a fairly basic preparation (salt, pepper, maybe a little butter). So there will be no casseroles. And obviously everything is better with bacon or fatback, but we're just judging the veggies here.
1. Broccoli
2. Greens (collard or turnip)
3. Brussels sprouts
4. Green beans
5. Black-eyed peas
6. Sweet potatoes (baked)
7. Asparagus
8. Okra
9. Zucchini
10. Corn