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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: Yesterday at 07:28 PM »
Another wild game at Pegula. Fell behind 4-1 again. This time we could only manage a 5-5 tie.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: Yesterday at 12:56 AM »
Great game tonight. Fell behind 4-1. Came back to win 5-4. Awesome atmosphere. Roar Zone has stepped up their game.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: OT: Wisconsin Basketballs
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:02 PM »
Fox used to have a glowing puck:




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Penn State Basketball / Re: OT: Wisconsin Basketballs
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:34 PM »
I remember when Tony Sacca was in the Cardinals' camp his rookie year, he complained to the coaches that he didn't like the NFL ball. They told him that he had two choices. Learn to love it or get another job.

Don't recall who it was, but I saw an NFL game where the announcers said a receiver had trouble adjusting to the NFL ball.  Seems the college ball with it's stripes is easier to see than the stripeless NFL ball.

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Isn't this a ticketmaster thing?

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: January 21, 2015, 10:52 PM »
I just read somewhere that Embiid is closing in on 300 pounds and is skipping workouts.  On the other end, Saric was just named Euro League young player of the year -- whatever that means, I assume it's a good thing.

Embiid denied these claims and was the first one out at practice this week.

Okay, hope that's true.  Would be disappointing if true.  Especially with Noel playing much better lately.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:33 PM »
I just read somewhere that Embiid is closing in on 300 pounds and is skipping workouts.  On the other end, Saric was just named Euro League young player of the year -- whatever that means, I assume it's a good thing.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Tracking the Commitments
« on: January 21, 2015, 11:02 AM »
Not sure why he didn't just give the exact numbers of their movement but thanks for posting them here.

He gave exact numbers of where they are now.  Maybe he doesn't remember exactly where they were both ranked before.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:10 AM »
This is a long read with a few embellishments, but, good none the less.

http://onwardstate.com/2015/01/20/an-open-letter-to-keith-olbermann/


I predict Lar will mention that McQueary's testimony was not all over the place.  That stood out to me.

He did a great job of piecing together a lot of quotes from people more respected than Olbermann will ever be.


I read that piece early this morning and was tempted to respond but just let it go.  There was one other thing that I had an issue with but all in all I thought it was a pretty good piece so I figuratively bit my tongue.


Out of curiosity, what was the other thing?  I didn't pick up on anything else that I thought was not correct.


This is not correct.

"that he actually played in golf tournaments for Sandusky’s charity multiple times after the shower incident"

McQueary testified that he never played in the Second Mile tournament afterward and no one has ever been able to present evidence that he has. 


Okay, I have not heard anything either way on that before this article, so it didn't register for me.  Thanks.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 20, 2015, 10:58 AM »
This is a long read with a few embellishments, but, good none the less.

http://onwardstate.com/2015/01/20/an-open-letter-to-keith-olbermann/


I predict Lar will mention that McQueary's testimony was not all over the place.  That stood out to me.

He did a great job of piecing together a lot of quotes from people more respected than Olbermann will ever be.


I read that piece early this morning and was tempted to respond but just let it go.  There was one other thing that I had an issue with but all in all I thought it was a pretty good piece so I figuratively bit my tongue.


Out of curiosity, what was the other thing?  I didn't pick up on anything else that I thought was not correct.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 20, 2015, 09:49 AM »
This is a long read with a few embellishments, but, good none the less.

http://onwardstate.com/2015/01/20/an-open-letter-to-keith-olbermann/


I predict Lar will mention that McQueary's testimony was not all over the place.  That stood out to me.

He did a great job of piecing together a lot of quotes from people more respected than Olbermann will ever be.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: January 19, 2015, 07:44 PM »
Sandy apologized for her tweet. She needs to delete it.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: January 18, 2015, 08:46 PM »
Some quick work by the hockey equipment manager before Friday night's game.




Rutt row!

www.collegian.psu.edu/sports/men_hockey/article_793ca938-9f79-11e4-ae2a-f3002d85ac5e.html?mode=jqm


Who cares. I'm tired of not being allowed to be proud of the accomplishments of my school because of Sandusky. There was no malicious intent there.

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They keep several rows behind the student section empty. Use some of those -- just let people know they will be standing.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 17, 2015, 12:13 AM »
Like global warming and gun control, most have chosen a side on the Sandusky fallout and are unlikely to be convinced to flip sides.

I spent a good part of the evening reading tweets and reactions to tweets. I think the saddest part is how many people -- on all sides -- still don't have the facts straight. I'm not talking about misquoting testimony (as Lar called me out on earlier this week).  I'm talking about real facts. I swear some people still think Paterno was molesting children.

I realize that on Twitter, like message boards, people will say whatever they think will get a reaction. But it's still ugly. I can't wait to get the statue up and get whatever else is coming done (pull off the band-aids) so we can turn off the giant spotlight and get back to just enjoying the campus and the games without the drama.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:17 PM »
Noel played perhaps his best game tonight. 17 points, 11 boards, 5 blocks, 2 assists, 2 steals. No turnovers, 70% from the field, 75% from the line. Should be noted that Davis did not play for the Pelicans.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Is Larry Brown actually interested?
« on: January 16, 2015, 06:30 PM »
Okay, who saw this coming?

http://espn.go.com/dallas/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12180575/college-sports-informs-smu-mustangs-basketball-program-allegations-academic-improprieties


The NCAA is a joke.  They have ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIBILITY in my eyes.

Quote
In January 2014, The Dallas Morning News reported that a Dallas Independent School District investigation found that a former Kimball High teacher's assistant pressured a physics teacher to raise Frazier's grades to help him become eligible to play in college.


..how laughable is this?

UNC: set up an entire summer class, who's majority of students were athletes, and give them all 'A's to stay eligible, yet require no work, tests, or attendance.  Such practices are investigated and proved to be accurate and condemned by the N Carolina state government...
NCAA: move along, there's nothing to see here !!!!

...but, there's an accusation of "pressuring" an instructor to change a grade!??!!   The NCAA is ALL OVER IT !!!!

Beyond Ridiculous.


Where does the NCAA get its money?  Not from football. From basketball. UNC makes them a lot more money than SMU.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 16, 2015, 04:34 PM »
I take the 30,000-foot view: If our leaders covered up (or watered down) the Sandusky allegation to protect the reputation of football, then the NCAA absolutely had the right to shut us down.

We don't know yet why the McQueary allegation became an allegation of horseplay that was forwarded to TSM. So yes, the NCAA acted too soon. But we don't know much more now than we did when they took action, so this action is consistent with the runaway train this has been from the beginning.

consistent≠right

One thing that I would like to know, does this proposed settlement allow for the deposition documents to be sealed?

I agree, Penn State did not handle the allegations properly. And they have been penalized for it. I also believe that there has been documentation that the NCAA did not handle the allegations properly either.


From what I'm reading, there wasn't a settlement with Corman.  The Consent Decree was torn up.  The "fine" is part of a new agreement between PSU and the NCAA.  Now $48 million goes to the state of PA for distribution to child protection groups.  $12 million stays with the school to fund child protection projects long term.  Or something along those lines. 

To answer your question, since the NCAA basically crumbled before Corman, I'm betting we won't see anymore emails from this case.  The Paterno suit is still in play.  And Spanier is still suing Freeh as far as I know.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Purdue tickets
« on: January 16, 2015, 03:40 PM »
Thought I had two tickets but still haven't heard from the poster who IM'd me.  Still looking.  Not a big deal -- I'll buy at the door if nobody has a pair they want to give away.

Anyone else going to the basketball game and hockey game?  Any thoughts on what to do between games?  Less than 2 hours to kill, but not enough time to get too far away from the PIA.

Sorry...Had Internet troubles at home last night. You should have them in your inbox now.

(Here's how my chat with cable company went when I called to complain about the outage this AM:

Cable Company Rep: How can I help you?
Bstanf: My internet isn't working.
CCR: Your cable modem has been disabled.
Bstanf: Why?
CCR: There's no record of any reason.
Bstanf: Re-enable it?
CCR: Ok.)

Got 'em.  Thanks a bunch.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 16, 2015, 02:33 PM »
So the NCAA couldn't even have an interest in pursuing the Sanudsky matter at all? What a crock.

I'm not following.  What is this a response to?

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:10 PM »
Not happy with this. Hope this isn't the end of it.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:12 PM »
No more consent decree.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:50 AM »
More than just noise now:

@JakeCorman: 1PM Today, tune in to view my news conference on Corman v. NCAA case. http://t.co/lajhYOW60z

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:46 AM »
According to some Twitter noise, Jake Corman will be making a "major" announcement at 1:00 today about this case.  Hmmmm.

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