Joe Paterno being awesome, Penn State fans being mad at Ed Dechellis, and Urban Meyer retiring are all becoming December trends in sports.
University of Florida's head football coach, Urban Meyer, stepped down from his position, but will still coach the Gators when they take us on in the Outback Bowl.
If you were flipping through channels like I was on Saturday, you might have caught something that threw you off: A Penn State mention during a football game....the Big 12 Championship game, that is.
This past Saturday, Penn State architecture student George Hayward was on the field at halftime as part of a competition sponsored by Dr. Pepper, where he had to throw 10 footballs into a target to try to win $123,000 in scholarship money.
His competition made nine...he made all ten.
After a terrible night against Maryland, Penn State bounced back to defeat Duquesne last Saturday thanks to a great performance from Talor Battle.
Both the men's and women's cross country teams had solid days Monday running at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
For the first time since 1994, both the Penn State men's and women's team made it to the national meet. The women finished 26th overall, with the men placing 30th.
For most of the third quarter, Penn State's "White Out at the White House" campaign in Washington D.C. wasn't doing too much to actually help on the field. Up only 17-14 at the half against Indiana, a team without a win in the Big Ten, the Lions needed a big play to change the momentum of the game.
I'd say a blocked punt return for a touchdown would qualify.
The Big Ten continues to have a log jam at the top of the standings after some wild action this past Saturday, with three teams (Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin) all having one loss. I know most of us want to forget this past weekend college-football-wise, so I'll try to make this as quick and easy as possible.