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We hear about Ricky Rahne, Saquon Barkley, more on Kirk Ferentz’s border troubles, and of course, a look at the NIT. All that and more inside.

NCAA Basketball: NIT Final-Penn State vs Utah Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

We have to begin with a reminder of last night’s events.

On Tuesday, we talked about Saquon Barkley’s perspective on the draft, and specifically, that he will work hard for whatever team picks him. There has been a lot of speculation about what team that will be, and a certain New York squad isn’t hiding their feelings about the former Nittany Lion. Given the rumors surrounding Odell Beckham, the Giants may be in a position where they need another dynamic playmaker...(As a fan of these same Giants, I would prefer they hold on to ODB and also pick up Saquon, but we all know that the G-men have mishandled many drafts in the past.)

Speaking of Nittany Lions (albeit this one is the inanimate kind), the culprits who assaulted our poor Lion have been charged. I recently got into town for Easter and you can’t even tell that the Shrine has been damaged. Kudos to OPP. That said, a fine of just under $500 for damaging a symbol of Penn State is a little too low in my opinion. Bring back drawing and quartering!

Former Penn State great Pistol Pete Lisicky reflects on Shep Garner breaking his three-point shooting record. Lisicky was one of the first Penn State players I remember watching. Good on you for having a sense of humor, Pete.

In news that most of us really don’t want to talk about, the Orlando Sentinel talks to the star and director of the upcoming HBO film, “Paterno.” I know it’s been discussed often on our site, but I will probably watch it out of curiosity.

Onward State solicited State College’s best “Why I Got Kicked Out Of The Bar” tales, and there are some doozies. I think the bat story is probably my favorite.

Oh, Kirk Ferentz. I don’t know anything about homeowner’s associations, but they seem to causing a lot of trouble for the Iowa coach.

ICYMI, Penn State found a new trainer.

Finally, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg also profiles Ricky Rahne as he enters his first full season as the offensive coordinator. We’ll have plenty more to come on what Mr. Rahne has to work with as we get closer to the beginning of the 2018 football season.