Welcome to the offseason and an annual tradition of arguing which school is considered Linebacker U. The NFL Network posted a poll with Penn State obviously taking the top spot, this has upset former-Ohio State players according to a clickbaity article. In this instance, however, I'd like to think this is a case of being upset that the Buckeyes didn't appear in the Top-5 rather than the appearance of the Nittany Lions at the top, because, for hilarity, you could check out this CBS Sports article (I wouldn't) to simply point and laugh that it doesn't even bother using the criteria they list within the article to reach their Top-5 that omits the Nittany Lions. Coming up next in offseason time filler: a strength conditioning debate.
Speaking Of Former Players: Michael Robinson traveled back to Penn State to speak with Christian Hackenberg.
Pitcher Of The Year?: The Penn State career save record holder and current NCAA ERA leader, Jack Anderson, has been named to the watch list for the National Pitcher of the Year presented by the National College Hall of Fame. He was previously already on their National Stopper of the Year preseason watch list.
Women's Rugby Drive For Five (In A Row): After defeating Life University, Penn State will face BYU in the women's rugby National Championship game. The Nittany Lions have won the past four titles, making them the dynasty flying under the radar on campus.
Penn State-Pitt: At the media day for this year's U.S. Open at the Oakmont Country Club, former-Penn State and Pitt football players faced off on the golf course joined by a pair of Steelers. Shane Conlan, Mark Battaglia, Matt and Chris Bahr teamed up with Jerome Bettis to face Ben Rothlisberger, Tony Recchia, Jimbo Convert, and Troy Benson. Both sides claimed victory afterward and reminisced about the old rivalry while looking to the game this fall.
Culture Continues: Penn State football set a new team best with their latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate, topping that of the 2004-2005 academic year.