Day: March 26, 2010

Chiddy Bang Performing Soon

Hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang will perform at Sigma Chi fraternity on Thursday, April 8. The show is part of Sigma Chi's week-long philanthropy, Derby Days, and proceeds will benefit the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Chiddy Bang is well-known for sampling indie artists in their mashups. Check out "Opposite of Adults," featuring beats by MGMT. Tickets will be $10 and available for sale sometime next week. See the Facebook event for more details.

Distraction of the Day: THON 2010 Timelapse

Maxwell Kruger produced a timelapse of this year's THON weekend... the first 30 seconds are a little disconcerting, but once you get adjusted the visuals are pretty stunning. Kruger also has a bunch more photos at his website.

Lions Baseball Returns Home This Weekend

After a month of playing baseball in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina (and a game in Pittsburgh), the Nittany Lions make their home debut this weekend with a four-game set against Hofstra.

The team started off the season hot with extra inning wins over Cincinnati and Seton Hall, as well as losing a heartbreaker to Notre Dame in extras. Since then, though, the team has hit a rough patch with a losing streak of seven games sandwiched between a pair of two game winning streaks. The Lions have dropped their last three, and they hope that the friendly confines of Medlar Field can mend their 6-11 record and provide that spark to make a run at a Big Ten title.

A player to keep an eye on is junior catcher Ben Heath. In the very young season, he already has 7 home runs and 22 runs batted in. His 7 dingers are more than any Nittany Lion had all of last year.

While there is a chance for showers for today's 3:35pm first pitch, Saturday and Sunday should be beautiful days to go out to the ballpark with sunny skies and highs near 50. Games start at 12:05pm on Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday's tilt being a doubleheader.