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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Yesterday at 06:48 PM »
Alex Kline ‏@TheRecruitScoop  2m2 minutes ago
RT @MarcusHelton: Seton Hall has offered 2016 DC Blue Devils (DC) SG Markelle Fultz.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:00 PM »
Dylan Painter is visiting Villanova this weekend.

« on: April 24, 2015, 11:59 AM »
Not many would watch all cases, but many would watch some cases.  Can you imagine the viewing audience for Brown v. Board of Education?  Roe v. Wade?  Ratings aren't the issue; it's public access.  Supreme Court proceedings should be broadcast in some fashion because the public should be able to witness the dialogue on the issues that are so important that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the cases.

This basically reminds me of the marshmallow theory (not sure if actual name). If you gather up a kintergarden class and give them all marshmallows and make a few parameters. They are (1) each student gets a marshmallow, (2) they are instructed that they will have 15 minutes where they can choose to eat the marshmallow or not, (3) if they don't eat the marshmallow, they get a 2nd marshmallow at the end of the 15 minutes, (4) if they do eat the marshmallow, they don't get one at the end of 15 minutes. I believe there is a TED talk on this, I forget by whom though. 

This reminds me so much of that though. Basically, there would be an argument viewed on these issues, then...nothing again until the Supreme Court issues an opinion. It's not like a criminal trial like Hernandez or Tsarnaev where you get a decision from a jury days, potentially hours later. There's no resolution until months down the line. By then, the media will have moved on to something else.

If you want to listen to Supreme Court oral arguments, you can find them online at the Supreme Court's website! Why does it matter so much if it's live?

Personally, I don't see how they'd be appealing to the public at all. A lot of questions that are asked directly involve case law that the attorneys for each side cited in their respective briefs. So, not only do the media need to cover this, they now need to cover all the relevant case law on this? How can we possibly trust the media to get that right even in the slightest bit?

« on: April 24, 2015, 09:39 AM »
I really don't know why anyone would be dying to watch Supreme Court video or live audio coverage. As the article mentions, they release audio recordings of oral arguments before the Court and will release one later that day for Obergefell v. Hodges. I think people would potentially be really surprised at how much different appellate and Supreme Court cases are from the standard criminal or civil trials that may work their way to the mainstream. I don't see oral argument being a thing that news networks would get a lot of ratings on.

It probably has more of a bearing on our old buddy Mikal Bridges potentially transferring than anything with current recruits, IMO.

I doubt Bridges is transferring.

Also Eric Paschall transfer's to Villanova...

I wonder if this will have any bearing in the Lamar Stevens/Tony Carr recruitment for them (and hopefully us)?

CoBL's piece on the transfer...

They still have 3 spots available I believe.

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: April 22, 2015, 05:39 PM »
And with that in mind, no one is going to feel the same way about a 12-1 start this year.

I think that is awfully presumptive. It very well may be the case but I don't see a reason to be so dismissive about a game we can win that could help generate interest in the program.

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: April 22, 2015, 02:41 PM »
Awful.  Just a no-win situation for PSU with this opponent. 

I would disagree. Even though we ended up falling on our faces in B1G play, there did seem to be buzz around the program when we were sitting at 12-1.

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:56 AM »
It isn't in our best interest to play Nova right now. The last thing we want to do is play a team we compete with for a lot of recruits and lose to them consistently. We are better off separating for now.

And perhaps I am mis-remembering this but wasn't it said that Wright and Chambers don't want to play each other when Pat arrived? Maybe that idea has changed since but I still think it is not in our best interests to play Villanova right now.

Understood.  I should have said "transferred to PSU" to be more clear.  My response was in support of Tundra's claim that some kids want to transfer to a place like PSU.  And having 4 transfers on the roster sort of proves that theory.

No one ever said that players don't want to transfer to PSU. The point is specifically about grad transfers.

Ah, I assumed you just meant outgoing. Was confused.

Over 25% of our roster last season transferred.

Wasn't it just Woodward?

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: April 21, 2015, 09:37 PM »
At least it's a road game. That's good for the RPI right?

If we win.

Remember, PSU has recently produced Frazier and Newbill.

And then you consider what other schools have done as well.

Besides, Newbill isn't in the league yet.

I will say it again................I think we are the prefect situation for a transfer wanting to immediately start and be the primary scorer in a power conference! Those opportunities do not grow on trees!

That's if the transfer actually wants that. Some would rather go to a program with a pedigree of getting to the NBA or to the NCAA Tournament.

I've heard us mentioned with almost no grad transfers so far this year.  Is that shocking to anyone else besides me?

I'm surprised also. We seem to be the prefect situation for an experienced player.

We aren't though. We don't have the reputation of a tournament team and don't have a track record to get guys in the NBA. Those are important in general for grad transfers.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Big Ten hoops news
« on: April 21, 2015, 11:30 AM »
CBS Sports CBB ‏@CBSSportsCBB  17m17 minutes ago
Caris LeVert: He back. Huge news for Michigan.

Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN  25m25 minutes ago
Illinois picks up key graduate transfer Mike Thorne from Charlotte. Will help Ilini frontline. Story:

OT / Re: OT: Movie Thread
« on: April 17, 2015, 12:41 PM »
Sharknado is awesome. I love how ridiculous it is.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 17, 2015, 09:35 AM »
And Stevens

Has there been any resolution on that?

Well, Stevens retweeting a article (Nova's SB Nation) talking about his visit on Saturday sealed the deal for me.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:00 AM »
And Stevens

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 16, 2015, 12:36 PM »
That'd be a bummer if Stevens doesn't visit. As for the DA rumors, we should have heard something by now right? #theFinal4

I mean, it's not like Stevens hasn't been on campus before, he was up for a camp last summer and the OSU game.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 16, 2015, 11:31 AM »
As for Fultz, WOW, if he's on campus Saturday. Football people, is Shane Simmons visiting this weekend? I have to wonder if that's Fultz's ride. If he's coming on his own after how his stock just blew threw the roof (with offers from Louisville/Kansas after being an unknown JV prospect last year), that's remarkable. I think that should also put to rest any DA rumors, at least for the time being.

Agree, even though I'd expect Fultz to go somewhere else, it just shows how far we've come in recruiting if someone like Fultz is visiting campus.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN    5m 5 minutes ago
Nova transfer Dylan Ennis told ESPN he has cut his list:
Purdue, Illinois, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Oregon and Duke.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 16, 2015, 10:46 AM »
Maryland offered Stevens

As did Pitt and Florida State

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