So, did Yale and Arkansas-Little Rock already eff up your bracket? No worries, because James Franklin's crew will commence their first of 15 official spring practices today, culminating of course, with the Blue-White Game on April 16th. Speaking of Blue-White weekend, Super Bowl champ Jordan Norwood will be back in town signing autographs for all you happy campers.
Let's Check in on Tim Frazier's Debut With the New Orleans Pelicans:
Tim Frazier made staying up for this West Coast game worth it.— The Bird Writes (@thebirdwrites) March 17, 2016
14 pts (career-high)
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Not too shabby, Timmy!
Are You Ready For Some Baseball?
After playing their first 14 games of the season on the road, the baseball team will make their home debut tonight against Niagara as part of a three-game series that will span the entire weekend. The team will also host West Virginia and Rhode Island on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, respectively. PSU currently sits at 5-9 and will be seeking to inch closer to .500 overall during their five-game home stretch.
When Stupid Questions Attack
One of the biggest stories of the first day of first round action in the NCAA tournament was 12th-seeded Yale's upset over the 5-seed Baylor. "Revenge of the Nerds" jokes aside, perhaps the best moment came during Baylor's post game presser, where a reporter asked Baylor's Taurean Prince how his team managed to get out-rebounded and hilarity ensued:
Best response to a dumb question. "@Deadspin: "How did Yale out-rebound Baylor?" https://t.co/lhB30B98MX pic.twitter.com/4DhjwK98CK"— Sarah Pinsky (@rosiecho) March 18, 2016
Pat's Got The Need...
Pat Chambers held his end-of-the-season presser on Wednesday and a recurring theme seemed to be his emphasis on playing up-tempo next season, due to the added talent and depth that the incoming freshmen (i.e. Tony Carr, Lamar Stevens, Nazeer Bostick, and Joe Hampton) along with the newfound eligibility of Mike Watkins and Terrence Samuel will provide. I highly recommend reading Jordan Rodrigue's full story in the Centre Daily Times, but here's perhaps the most notable quote:
"We’re really going to get up and down, kind of like the Carolina break," Chambers said Wednesday at his season-ending press conference. "Because that’s where Terrence really excels, and Shep (Garner) will excel in that and Josh Reaves obviously excels in that, so does Julian Moore. And I’d like to think Lamar and Tony and Naz and Joe, they’ll really enjoy that style of play to get up and down and see if we can get to that 80-point average."