Penn Staters Making A Splash
Recent swim team alum Shane Ryan (who you may recall, represented his ancestral homeland Ireland in the 2016 Olympics) and current PSU swimmer Ally McHugh both advanced in their respective events at the World University Games. Ryan advanced to the semifinals in the 100 meter backstroke, while McHugh advanced to the finals of the 400-IM. Best of luck to both swimmers as they strive for medals.
[Hank Williams, Jr. Voice] Are You Ready For Some V-Ball?
The women’s volleyball team’s TV schedule has just been released and not surprisingly, Penn State is slated to be shown on BTN six times during the regular season. One of those six games, against Purdue is on October 20th, which is the night before the football team’s much-anticipated clash with Michigan. If you’re planning to be in town for the latter, I strongly suggest getting into town early to attend the former.
Inside The Mind Of A Coach
AP’s Ralph Russo spent a week around Fordham head coach (and hopefully eventual Penn State offensive coordinator, post-Moorhead) Andrew Breiner. During that week, Breiner showed how he and his staff plan their attack against opposing defenses, giving a rare in-depth look for reports like Russo.
Other Assorted Hyperlinkery
- New year, new starting quarterback for Rutgers. This time, it’s Louisville grad transfer Kyle Bolin.
- ESPN’s Chris Low traveled to Penn State’s preseason camp, part of his tour of five of the top six teams from the AP poll. Needless to say, Mr. Low came away quite impressed. Scroll down in the article to “Stop 4” to see for yourself.
- Missed out on the solar eclipse? Me too. Here’s some photos to make you feel a little less bad.
- In an incredible gesture, the 2021 edition of the Army-Navy game will be played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, a mere 10 miles from the World Trade Center on what will be the 20th anniversary of 9/11.