Report: Penn State Prepared To Make ‘Significant, Long-Term Financial Commitment’ To Micah Shrewsberry
It looks like Penn State is prepared to make Micah Shrewsberry its head coach for the long haul.
CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein is reporting that Penn State is prepared to make a “significant, long-term financial commitment to Micah Shrewsberry as soon as the Nittany Lions conclude their season.”
As Rothstein noted, Shrewsberry has been linked to other programs, such as Georgetown and Notre Dame, over the past few weeks.
The report comes after Shrewsberry’s brutally honest press conference on Wednesday where he stated that he doesn’t know if he’ll be back with Penn State next season. He was asked if it was a “Yes,” “no,” or an “I don’t know question,” and he responded, “It’s an ‘I don’t know’ question.”
The Nittany Lions have since won their first NCAA Tournament game since 2001 with a 76-59 win over Texas A&M in the Round of 64. Penn State will take on No. 2-seeded Texas in the Round of 32 at 7:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 18.
Prior to the Big Dance, Shrewsberry’s crew made a run all the way to the Big Ten Tournament Championship, which was the Nittany Lions’ first tournament championship appearance since 2011. Penn State nearly pulled off the upset to capture its first-ever Big Ten Tournament title, but Purdue held on to win 67-65.
Shrewsberry is meeting with the media momentarily in Des Moines, Iowa, for his scheduled press conference. You can follow along with @OnwardStSports on Twitter for updates throughout.
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