Ryan Lochte was at Penn State College this past weekend just throwing monster tips on bottle service and apparently also taking tons of selfies at Beaver Stadium. Below are just a few examples– Jeah! Continue reading15 Comments
Poor Temple, they can’t even pull 2nd place in their own city: The New York Times broke out another one of their Facebook fandom maps, this time tracing each zip code’s top three favorite college football teams. As you can see strictly by color above, Penn State owns much of the state of PA, with the more western reaches being a mix and mash of Penn State, Ohio State, West Virginia, and Pitt. Locally, Penn State is the consensus number one with Notre Dame coming consistently in a distant second. Third place is all over the place though: In Delco it’s the Florida Gators, in Philly it’s Temple, Chester County prefers Ohio State, as do MontCo and Bucks County. Meanwhile, Glouster and Camden counties in New Jersey go PSU/Notre Dame/Oregon Ducks.
You can see the whole map over here and zoom way in to check the results by individual zip codes.
h/t Regressing34 Comments
Because the best way to recruit high school football players is to roll up like a villain in an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Penn State head coach James Franklin headed down to Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, MD via helicopter. His chopper landed very subtly on what seems to be the baseball fields, you know, so no one would know he was there. So the next time someone points out that college athletics aren’t a business, or that athletes shouldn’t get paid, just picture PSU’s football coach rolling up to a high school in a helicopter like he’s goddamned Mark Cuban. And for a program like Penn State, nothing says “keeping things in perspective” like building helicopter rentals into the football budget.31 Comments
The NCAA right now, in increasingly higher octaves: Hey, maybe we can just slip this in there and no one will notice? Maybe we’ll just slide it right in there? Maybe so it flies under the radar on this busy day? Maybe just a bit of out-of-nowhere news letting Penn State off the hook because everyone’s forgotten already? Maybe just hide it behind the Ray Rice stories because now the NFL has a huge PR thing to deal with?
Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee today eliminated the school’s postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16.
The committee’s action endorses recommendations released today by George Mitchell, the university’s athletics oversight monitor, in his latest report.
In addition to the scholarship and postseason participation changes, Mitchell also recommended that if Penn State continues to make impressive progress at the conclusion of the 2015 report, Mitchell’s oversight may conclude substantially earlier than 2017, the date set forth in the original agreement between the NCAA and Penn State.
Joking aside, this is good news for all the good people who enjoy and make livings off of Penn State football and it surrounding culture.43 Comments
Remember this simple rule, college football recruits: If you’re cyber-bullying, or degrading women, or talking about drug use on social media, Penn State will stop recruiting you. If you tweet punt-related lyrics to “Baby Got Back,” we assume you get an immediate starting job.
Just please, before the end of the day and the start of your weekend, can you say “little in the middle but his punts aren’t WACK” out-loud to yourself? I promise it’s a great way to start your weekend.5 Comments
Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, Matthew, detailed his abuse to billionaire Oprah, who loves to make people cry on TV:
Matthew Sandusky spoke on “Oprah Prime” about abuse he says occurred when Jerry Sandusky would tuck him in during overnight stays at the Sandusky home in central Pennsylvania, after being instructed to wear only underwear or blue mesh shorts.
Jerry Sandusky would tickle, blow on his belly and wrestle on the floor, he said, and the encounters would gradually become more sexual.
“Then it’s, then as I now know, it’s oral sex,” he told Oprah Winfrey. “He’s doing that to you and it’s very confusing, it’s very confusing for you because you have a reaction, you know. It’s something that you at that time you definitely don’t know what’s happening.”
“The overnight visits were — they were good. I mean, except for that one part, bedtime. Bedtime was the bad part. But any other time that we were in the home, that we were doing anything in the home with the family, it was fine,” he said, but at bedtime, the older man’s “ritual” began.