PSU Hockey Still In It
On the ice, the No. 11 Penn State hockey team is finishing the regular season against Michigan this weekend with Friday and Saturday night matchups. After that, it’s Big 10 hockey tourney time starting March 16 in Detroit.
With just two regular season games left, big wins against the Wolverines can cement PSU hockey’s likelihood of making the NCAA hockey tournament for the first time. PSU hockey has about a 98% chance of making the tourney (according to College Hockey News’ PairWise Probability Matrix).
PSU Wrestling is NCAA Bound
With 8 PSU wrestlers earning top 5 seeds in the NCAA wrestling tourney, starting March 16, things are looking up. For all the details, check out GoPSUSports full wrestling coverage including wrestling notes and highlights from the season.
Comparing the 1994 and 2016 Offense
With football spring practices starting soon, the gridiron is on our mind. StateCollege.com does a nice job breaking down Penn State’s 2016 offense and comparing it to the undefeated Big 10 champion 1994 PSU team, which was the most explosive offense the Nittany Lions had seen to date…until now. Check out the side-by-side video comparisons between Ki-Jana Carter and Saquon Barkley to make your heart race.
Position Spotlight: Defensive Ends
Filling the void left by the departure of defensive ends Evan Schwan and Garrett Sickles will be tough, but with depth behind these two starters, including up and coming freshmen, coach Sean Spencer’s task will be easier. BWI Rivals breaks down who will compete for the two open defensive end spots.
Rock the NCAA Boat
Well, we told you last week you’d be hearing more and more about PJ Fleck, Minnesota’s new head coach this season. It seems that Minnesota has rocked the boat and self-reported Fleck for an NCAA recruiting infraction for contacting players at his former school, Western Michigan. As minor as this infraction is, under NCAA rules, contact between a coach and a student-athlete on scholarship at another school, even of a personal nature, is prohibited.
Penn State will be releasing their facility masterplan March 13, bubbling up rumors over the past few weeks about potential renovations to Beaver Stadium. But Penn Live turns their focus to the long forgotten, 21-year-old Bryce Jordan Center and speculations around their part in the masterplan.
Hoops Brings the Noise
Even though Penn State’s now out of the Big Ten basketball tourney, after a loss to Michigan State, our biggest celebrity fan is still a winner. Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav, cousin of Penn State basketball player Shep Garner, came out help the Nittany Lions fight the power of the Cornhuskers. Give it up and bring the noise for the coolest celebrity NCAA hoops fan:
In case you're wondering why @FlavorFlav is at the @PennStateMBB vs. @HuskerHoops game.... I interviewed him: https://t.co/LzQIS5dHW1— Jillian Mahen (@Jillian_Mahen) March 8, 2017