Coaching Speculation, and Other Sports

November 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

The university’s announcement of a search committee to help choose the next head football coach has added fuel to the speculative fire for those trying to predict who that coach might be. Of course it’s all just that—speculation—but there are some educated opinions on the matter, including those at Blue White Illustrated and the Patriot News. Just who that coach will be, and whether he’ll be hired before the Nittany Lions play (as expected) in a bowl game, remains to be seen.

There’s less intrigue in most other areas of the Penn State sports world. Among the things we know:

—Devon Still is the Big Ten’s best lineman. It was obvious to anyone who watched the Nittany Lions play this season, and on Monday the league made it official. Here’s the senior defensive tackle (and probable first-round NFL draft pick next year) talking about his success:

—The women’s volleyball team is back in the NCAA tournament. The four-time defending national champs had a “down” year by their recent standards, finishing the regular season 23-7 and earning the No. 8 seed for the NCAAs. In spite of all that, something tells us they won’t be overlooked. The Lions open the tournament against Liberty University; that match is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rec Hall.

—Hoops season is in full swing.The No. 15 Lady Lions look to improve on a 5-1 start Wednesday night when they host North Carolina at the Jordan Center; also on Wednesday, the Nittany Lions (5-2) travel to Boston College. Both games are part of the annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

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  • 1. Anonymous  |  November 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

    the fact that you still reference the patriot news baffles me. That newspaper is going to become the scapegoat of media! Between not doing any homework on the sandusky scandal and pretty much crusifing paterno….and then printing a story about sue paterno not being able to go to the pool……f’ing pathetic…i guess media still does own the world.

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