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OT / Re: PSU Volleyball
« on: Yesterday at 10:15 AM »
It was a crime that BYU was unseeded.

Sure. But that's not the point. Can't you feel the sarcasm?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Drexel IGT
« on: December 20, 2014, 11:07 PM »
This conversation will seem funny when we are 12-6 in conference.

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OT / Re: PSU Volleyball
« on: December 20, 2014, 09:24 PM »
Raise another banner. Thought this was a rebuilding year. Guess not.

Free Geno was probably cursing at his TV because the second set needed 26 points to win. Too close for him.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Drexel IGT
« on: December 20, 2014, 06:35 PM »
When we beat Wisconsin on New Year's Eve people will still complain about that loss to Charlotte.

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OT / Re: OT: Big Ten football
« on: December 19, 2014, 07:08 PM »
Harbaugh to Michigan rumors are really heating up. Is this good?  On the one hand great for B1G to get another huge name at one of the big schools. But at $8 million per season, that changes the pay scale for everyone.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Graham Woodward transferring
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:20 PM »
That guy could make a preacher kick out a stained glass window by having a discussion on Christmas.

Too funny.

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:06 PM »
Just curious, does he wear sunglasses at night?   8)

http://youtu.be/X2LTL8KgKv8



Did you have to do that?

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:28 PM »
At what cost?  Um, it's coming at not cost to PSU.

The whole article is taking an unnecessary shot at PSU.  Typical for Pennlive

He wasn't talking about at what monetary cost.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: December 19, 2014, 01:20 PM »



I don't understand some of these comments.  As long as Penn State is not contributing to Penn State's athletic department, they are essentially getting millions of dollars of advertising for free.  If deep pocket donors want to keep building facilities and upgrading current facilities, so what?  If I want to buy tickets and donate to the NLC, so what?  All of that is a plus to the school, not a "COST" (Sandusky crap aside, since I still don't think it was football related).

The idea that the building is not open to the public is silly.  The Pegula Ice Arena (used in contrast as a public facility) has facilities that are not open to the public that are similar to Lasch, only for hockey instead of football.

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/12/lasch_building_renovations_penn_state.html#incart_river



Sorry ... I just thought the headline was funny. I didn't actually read the article!




I see.  I read the article earlier and it made me wonder why people are allowed to write for web sites.  When you posted the headline, I felt the need to say something -- and actually link the article in case anyone else wanted to have an opinion.  I never know if you post things because you agree with them or just to stimulate conversation -- or because you thought it was a funny headline.  I didn't mean to respond as though I was arguing with you.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: December 19, 2014, 12:09 PM »



I don't understand some of these comments.  As long as Penn State is not contributing to Penn State's athletic department, they are essentially getting millions of dollars of advertising for free.  If deep pocket donors want to keep building facilities and upgrading current facilities, so what?  If I want to buy tickets and donate to the NLC, so what?  All of that is a plus to the school, not a "COST" (Sandusky crap aside, since I still don't think it was football related).

The idea that the building is not open to the public is silly.  The Pegula Ice Arena (used in contrast as a public facility) has facilities that are not open to the public that are similar to Lasch, only for hockey instead of football.

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/12/lasch_building_renovations_penn_state.html#incart_river

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OT / Re: PSU Volleyball
« on: December 19, 2014, 11:20 AM »
Kind of surprised that this thread hasn't gotten more play out of all of you. 

A Penn State team sits on the brink of its sixth national title in the last eight years and all we can muster is a line from Cappy and a sentence from yours truly about a very exciting semifinal match last night.

Is it the fact that it's women playing a sport that just doesn't get you excited?  I'll tell you something...for anyone who is a die-hard Blue and White fan, what Russ Rose and this team of Lady Lions is doing is UCLA/Wooden worthy. 

This is not fencing or chess...this is a legitimate sport played at a ridiculous high level of competition that is much more exciting than watching Hackenburg get sacked time and again by a crappy Illini defense or Penn State squeak on by a crappy Marshall team. 

Yes, it's a Penn State Hoops board...I get that.  But I also have known many a folk on here to bleed Blue and White for many other sports. 

With all that said, I'll be at a couple parties on Saturday night and will have to tune in the title match after midnight...but I hope others on here will take an interest and share their thoughts during what I believe will be title number seven.  For We Are...(oh, I've always hated that chant  :D )

The match was on too late for me to watch.  I checked twitter as soon as I woke up to see who won.  It's great that we won, but I don't know enough about it to really sit here and type up a comment.  I will just say that it's not done unless we finish of BYU on Saturday.  Seems like everyone assumes last night against Stanford was the National Championship match.  But BYU, unseeded or not, knocked of the #2 seed.  So they are legitimate and can beat us if we don't bring our A game and A attitude (had to slip in a hoops reference) to the match.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: December 18, 2014, 04:15 PM »
I think in the end, it comes down to the performance of the individuals in the positions of trust.

And that's really the bottom line there.  "Penn State" didn't let Sandusky do anything wrong.  "People" in charge missed signs, didn't tell the right people, failed to have proper oversight, whatever.  You can add 100 more layers of oversight, but you're still relying on those people to make the right decisions.  Enron is gone and lots of people lost everything because of the actions of a very few people.  Sarbanes Oxley still relies on people -- just more people -- to do things properly.  So far so good -- until the next time something goes wrong.

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OT / Re: OT - Big Ten football
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:38 PM »
Chryst is official now at Wisconsin. Not B1G news but Pitt fired their AD.

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:06 PM »
Rumor is Volquez to the Royals.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:35 PM »
Bear in mind, that an earlier comment by someone said that ALL trustees should be alumni.

Okay, I never said that.  My point has been that some are trying to say alumni shouldn't have any positions on the BoT.  I don't think that is fair either.  I like a mix, as I indicated in response to Tim A above.  I don't know what percentage it should be from what populations.  But the state shouldn't have any more say on the board than the money they give to the school.  Some seem to think the state should have total control.  You and I are likely in the same ballpark on this, just coming at it from different angles.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:21 PM »
I can gaurantee that you wouldn't allow for the board of directors of said company to be run by entirely by former customers (alumni...face it, that's what we are).

I don't understand this point.  PSU has plenty of "former customers" who are qualified to be on boards of companies much larger than Penn State.  Why wouldn't you want good, qualified "former customers" running your company?  Those are the people most likely to take the best care of your company moving forward.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:26 PM »
If we are going to make investment in something proportionate to our votes, lets start with government and make our votes weighted to the taxes we pay.

It could be argued that is already the case.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: December 17, 2014, 01:03 PM »
I do think the size of the BoT should be smaller and consist of a mix of stakeholders.

I agree with this. 

Furthermore, Pennsylvania may contribute 6% of the annual budget, but how much of the capital budget was funded by Pennsylvania over the years.

I just made up that 6% number.  No idea what the percentage really is.  And I meant all funds contributed by the state.  Not sure what you mean by funded though.  Is that paid for by the state?  Or the state loaned PSU the money? 

Pennsylvania’s Basic Pension Formula
MULTIPLIER 2.5% or 2.0% x YEARS OF SERVICE X FINAL AVERAGE SALARY = RETIREMENT BENEFIT

They also pay in 7.3% of their pay.  At least my wife does.  She started her job in July.  So not as wonderful as you make it sound.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:15 AM »
I'm not sure what is the right answer.  But if the state only contributes 6% of the budget, they should only get 6% of the voting rights.  Politics can't seem to get much else right in our state, so why would we trust political appointees to run our school properly?

Alumni have a huge interest in the success of the University -- it helps our resumes, etc.  I'm not sure why we get shoved aside so quickly in these conversations.  We contribute a lot of money through the tuition we all paid and now through donations and other types of support.  That doesn't mean we should get a majority of the votes.  But we shouldn't get shut out either.

So what is the proper makeup of a board like this?  I have no clue.  Just opinions.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:57 AM »
PSU locker room bulletin board material?

www.collegespun.com/acc/boston-college-acc/boston-college-trash-talks-penn-state-on-twitter-claims-pinstripe-bowl-trophy


That's pretty weak.  I don't see that qualifying as bulletin board stuff on its own.  Maybe if there are other messages as well.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2014-2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:57 PM »
I think Hull will lead the defense and team to a victory in this one, while the offensive line does just enough to make Hackenberg's life a little easier than it's been during the regular season. 

Penn State        24
Boston College  17

In the big games...Bama beats down Ohio State, while Oregon wins a track meet in Pasadena over FSU.  Bama over Oregon for the title.

 ;)

Well at least you got the PSU pick correct. The rest is a mess. OSU meets FSU in the championship game and beats the Criminoles.

Seriously though, wonder how OSU does now that their OC is headed to Houston.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Give Pat a contract extension
« on: December 15, 2014, 03:27 PM »
Love that were getting some recognition - even got one point in the coaches poll.  ;)  And a 10 seed in CBS's bracketology - awesome. 

Does it matter?  eh.  Is it hype?  Maybe/probably.  ...But I like the program getting some hype.  :D  Been quite a while.

Get it done.  Sign PC to an extension and give the program more spotlight during this off week.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:24 PM »
   Onward State (@OnwardState)
12/15/14, 1:06 PM
For the first time ever, Penn State Hockey is ranked. The Nittany Lions come in at no. 20 this week in the USCHO poll.

Next game is against the team ranked right above us, Robert Morris.  If we beat them, then we'll likely get a crack at the team ranked two spots above them, Colgate.  Looking forward to that tournament.  Hopefully our guys play well and not like they've been off for almost a month.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:57 AM »
The ladies are up to 15th in the pairwise rankings.  Pretty impressive for a team that went something like 4-29-3 last year.  Considering a lot of the top talent on the roster (top two scorers, statistically the top goalie, d getting tons of minutes) are freshmen and sophomores, the future is looking very bright for this squad.  Hope they come back from break and pick up where they left off this past weekend.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs GW IGT
« on: December 14, 2014, 02:22 PM »
We will have a chance to win every game we get close to 24 minutes, 2 fouls, 6 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 points from JD. And the other team doesn't make a single 3 point shot.

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