Tourney Time Believe it or not, the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament begins tonight with a showdown between Illinois and Iowa at 5:30 on BTN. Check out the full tournament schedule and plan those sick days accordingly. If Penn State can get past Northwestern, it sets up another match-up with Ohio State, who the Nittany Lions swept in conference play. If Penn State does indeed wind up in the NIT, they will be playing under an experimental set of rules, including four 10-minute quarters and a 20-second shot clock on offensive rebounds.
Raising the Carr Tony Carr is quickly becoming one of the most decorated Nittany Lions on the hardwood, and he just racked up a MAJOR honor as a member of SBN’s All-Big Ten squad. I’m sure this is a moment Tony has been dreaming of since childhood. Lamar Stevens, Josh Reaves and Mike Watkins each received honorable mention accolades.
From Walk-On to Veteran The Cleveland Browns don’t have much going for them, but at least they have the services of former Penn State sackmaster Carl Nassib. The Lombardi Award recipient has a productive 2017 season in his second year in the NFL, and looks to keep getting better. Hopefully, Nassib can enjoy a victory or two in 2018 and maybe he’ll be joined by Saquon Barkley...
Coach Lavar Speaking of Penn State legends, Lavar Arrington recently accepted a head coaching job at Maranatha High School in Southern California. While he dealt with the reputation as an undisciplined player who got by on freakish athletic talent, he’s ready to prove his doubters wrong.
New Beginnings Outspoken Penn State Board of Trustees member Anthony Lubrano has announced he will not seek re-election to focus on family and his business. Lubrano has endorsed three candidates upon his departure, including former All-American Penn State linebacker Brandon Short.
Beware of Alligators Departing Nittany Lions and future NFL stars Saquon Barkley and Marcus Allen recently got up close and personal with some gators during a recent trip to Florida. They both survived the encounter as neither smiled, nor tipped their hat and stopped to talk for awhile. Speaking of Barkley, he’s about to take over the NFL Combine.