Archive for June, 2010
It seems like every time we turn on SportsCenter, they’re reporting about another school committing some sort of NCAA violation. Several major college athletics programs have been hit with sanctions by the NCAA, but over the years Penn State athletics has stay free of scandal involving violations of NCAA policies. One of the big reasons for that is Penn State President Graham Spanier’s commitment to running a clean athletic department. In an interview with BlueWhiteIllustrated.com, he discussed how he goes about keeping Penn State athletics an example for other schools in how their departments should be run.
Read on to find out how he does it…
U.S. News & World Report is one the foremost authorities on college rankings, which most of you probably have an old, thumbed-through edition from your senior year. But, the go-to-guide is adding some changes for this upcoming year’s placements.
Click through to find out the changes…
College expansion has come to an end with nothing more than a whimper, far from anything we were all expecting. The Big Ten (or Twelve maybe?) added a major piece by inviting the University of Nebraska.
Now that all the hubbub has died down, let’s take a look at the conference’s newest member…
While summer is here and the school year has created disdain for reading and for books in general, the Chronicle of Higher Education just released a list of the top 10 books purchased on college campuses during the month of May.
Read on to learn what made the list. You might be surprised.
Two very different athletic careers have concluded in a very similar fashion. After dominating their sports for four straight years, Penn State volleyball player Megan Hodge and soccer star Jason Yeisley have been crowned as the 2010 Penn State Athletes of the year.
Read more about their accomplishments after the jump.
Former Cornell University Men’s Lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni has become the newest member of Penn State Athletics. In the 10 years that Tambroni was the head coach of the the Big Red, he led his team to a record of 109-40, eight Ivy League Championships, and three NCAA Final Four appearances. Under his tenure, Cornell shot to the forefront of college lacrosse and became a national powerhouse. Tambroni’s departure from Cornell was a complete shock to many, including his star player at Cornell Rob Pannell, who told the Elmira Star Gazette that he was “kind of in shock a little bit. Kind of upset, but coach Tambroni, he has his reasons for doing it. I’m behind him and support his decision.”
Read on to find out what this means for the Penn State Lacrosse program.
Recently, some Penn State professors in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences wrote an updated report on the economic impact of Marcellus Shale, a sedimentary rock formation on the east coast with lots of natural gas reserves, and how it could affect Pennsylvania’s economy. You may be wondering, “What does Marcellus Shale look like?” According to the study, it looks like $20 billion and 200,000 new jobs by 2020.
You can check out the full report after the jump.
The first two dominoes of college expansion and, in turn, dissolution has been knocked over. Today, the University of Nebraska formally decided to move to the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-10 Conference announced Thursday that Colorado will be added as its 11th member. There are also reports out that Texas and Texas A&M will bail on their Pac-10 offer and seek to join the Big 10.
Read on to find out more about the potential changes, and how they will effect all sports, not just football…
After a record-setting junior year at Penn State the Houston Atros selected catcher Ben Heath with the 153rd overall pick and made him the highest picked Nittany Lion in 34 years. Heath led the baseball team this spring in every meaningful offensive statistical category and did it with class, but his remarkable 19-home run season is what caught Houston’s eye and broke Penn State’s all-time home run record.
Heath wasn’t the only Nittany Lion selected in the draft, read on to find out who else was picked up…
As I sat down to write this article this morning, I pulled my headphones out from my bag and found the wires in a huge knot. Ten minutes later, they were finally ready for use. After some deeper thinking, I found that the case with my headphones is exactly what is happening in the college football landscape right now.
Follow the jump to find out how…