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Coaching carousel, per ESPN

It’s a Plus article so I won’t paste or link here, but some interesting discussion on a few jobs… – Arizona and LSU are interesting situations to watch, because both head coaches are expected to be subpoenaed to testify in April. If they do, what will come of that and what impact will it have […]

Spring Big Ten Preview #11 – Penn State

LAST SEASON – Finally, Pat Chambers started to make headway with this program. The Nits had been a try-hard group which just couldn’t get over the hump very often, but last season he got PSU to 16-15 and 7-11 in the conferencce. Now that’s not going to bring any trophies to Happy Valley, but it […]

BTT Preview Thursday Games

Northwestern vs. Michigan – This is a big one for both teams. Northwestern is pushing for an NIT berth (not the automatic it once would have been for a Big Ten team with 20 wins) and Michigan absolutely has to have a win to keep its NCAA hopes alive. Michigan won the only regular season […]

PSU Thoughts

– Nice to see one in hand and stay that way, enough to get the key guys a lot of rest. As much as anything, that’s maybe the best thing to come out of this game…everyone healthy, able to play enough to stay sharp but to get some rest heading into the home stretch. – […]

Early Penn State Thoughts

– MSU won the first meeting way back in early January by 27 points. – PSU has 5 conference victories and hosts Nebraska tonight in what I’m guessing will be their 6th win. They’ve managed to record wins over the top two teams in the conference standings in IU and Iowa, though both of those games took place in […]

Michigan State 92 Penn State 65

MSU used a 20 point first half from Bryn Forbes to get out to an 11 point halftime margin and then saw Denzel Valentine and others fuel a big second half offensive performance which led to an easy 92-65 win over Penn State. With the win, MSU moves to 16-1 overall and 3-1 in the […]

Penn State

MSU goes back on the road on Sunday afternoon, visiting Happy Valley to face the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Nits are 1-2 in the league and 10-6 overall, but are coming off a 9 point home court victory over Minnesota during the week. Pat Chambers has yet to have his breakthrough season at PSU […]

Fall Big Ten Preview #13 Penn State

Links to the spring preview: https://spartanbreakdown.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/spring-big-ten-preview-13-penn-state-pt-i/ https://spartanbreakdown.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/spring-big-ten-preview-13-penn-state-pt-ii/ WHAT’S CHANGED? PSU lost likely starting guard Geno Thorpe to a transfer (to South Florida) in June. Thorpe wasn’t likely to emerge as a superstar but losing him definitely took the Nits back a bit in terms of their rotation, as he scored almost 9 ppg last season […]

Spring Big Ten Preview – #13 Penn State Pt II

NEWCOMERS Josh Reaves was a big time get for Chambers out of Paul VI HS in Virginia, a school which has become established among the better HS programs in America in recent years. Reaves is a 6’4″ wing whom PSU beat out the likes of Maryland, Georgetown and Villanova among others. He would appears to […]

Spring Big Ten Preview – #13 Penn State Pt I

LAST SEASON – The Nits went 4-14 in the league but were a very different kettle of fish than Rutgers. PSU was an example of a team which could play well enough to compete but just not quite well enough to win. Of their 15 losses in league play, counting the one they took in […]