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Midweek Musings: How To Get Through The Slog of Spring

As a fan of Penn State athletics, spring time can be a bit quiet.

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While the lovely weather that comes with the emergence of spring is always welcome, it can be a bit of a dull time for fans of Penn State athletics.

There’s no shortage of options should you want to follow a new sport, with both the (top-ranked!) men’s and women’s lacrosse programs excelling.

Yes, the track and field program is on the rise with likely future Olympian Isaiah Harris claiming the program’s first outdoor champion since 1973 just a year ago in the 800.

And, yes, both the softball and baseball programs seem to be on the upswing.

But the spring can’t quite compare to the fall when we’ve got football and soccer or the winter where we’ve got basketball, hockey, and wrestling.

So, how do you get through the annual slog that is springtime for a Penn State sports fan?

Well, here are just some of your endless options.

1. Read BSD Blue-White Game Previews Until You Know the Backup to the Backup Long Snapper

Is this one a bit of a shameless plug?


Do we actually feel any of that shame?

Of course not.

Position previews like the ones found here and here are the perfect way to waste time and get yourself ready for the big party (and also the football game) in Happy Valley on Blue-White weekend?

2. Bring Back Daylong Season

If you’re a Penn State student or a former Penn State student, you know all about to (technically) now defunct daylong season. The weather warms up and the many Penn State fraternities host (you guessed it) all day parties on the lawns of their beautiful estates.

Remember kids, drink responsibly and 21 means 21.

Not in college anymore? Who says the fun has to stop?!

Invite your friends over and party until about 2 p.m. when everyone decides they need a nap.

3. Break Out the Golf Clubs/Bikes/Frisbees

If you’re a golfer who lives in the northeast, then you understand how brutal the winter can be. The good news? It’s over. Get those clubs out of the basement and hit the course. We promise not to shame you for your 30 handicap.

Not a golfer?

Try taking a bike ride or playing catch. Sitting inside staring at BSD and waiting for more football coverage is appreciated, but certainly not recommended.

4. Go Brewery/Winery Touring

We assure you no one at BSD has a drinking problem, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to enjoy a beverage from time to time.

Microbreweries and wineries are popping up all over the map these days.

Take your friends or maybe a significant other and go try out your newest local establishment.

So we want to know, Penn State sports aside what are your favorite things to do in Spring?