Since the last edition of Success With Hyperlinking, three Penn Staters have signed contracts with minor hockey league teams. Junior goaltender Eamon McAdam -- a third round draft pick of the New York Islanders back in 2013 -- inked an Amateur Tryout Contract with their minor league team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Also joining McAdam in Bridgeport is defenseman and alternate captain Luke Juha after his final season with the team. Eric Scheid is headed to the Florida Panthers organization with the Portland Pirates of the AHL, as he also signed an ATC contract this week.
Hockey adds new competition: It was really a big week for hockey, as Notre Dame is headed to the Big Ten conference starting in the 2017-18 season. The Fighting Irish join the six original members of the Big Ten from the Hockey East conference, easing their travel woes from when they had to head back and fourth between New England for in-conference away games. Arizona State is the rumored team to round out the conference to eight members.
Swimming sends trio: For the first time since 1998, the men's swimming program will send three divers to the 2016 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. Hector Garcia Boissier, Jack Crow and Logan Knauss all share the honors, and they are the first Nittany Lions to head to the championships since Mike Alderman did so back in 2007.
Getting the ball rolling: The baseball team is on a bit of a tear, as the Nittany Lions have won four straight after their 5-3 victory over Rhode Island at home on Wednesday. The victory gives Penn State a 4-1 record in their home stand before they head to Illinois this weekend for a three-game tussle with the Fighting Illini.
Olympics bound: A Penn Stater will be representing the United States in cycling later this summer. Soon-to-be-graduate Matt Baranoski was tapped for the team late last week for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old will graduate with an electrical engineering degree later this year.
Football stretching its legs: The Blue and White game is in just a few weeks! Get ready, because the football program just announced its schedule of events for the day on April 16. James Franklin also had thoughts on the Nittany Lions newest offensive system and the competition at quarterback after the team's practice on Wednesday.