The Penn Stater Daily — Nov. 8, 2013

November 8, 2013 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Hey, man, nice shot: Macklemore is a popular rap-singer—we think that’s what the kids call ’em—who brought his popular rap-singing act to the Bryce Jordan Center last night. The Collegian gave the show an “A,” and that’s without even counting Macklemore’s apparent basketball prowess. Per his Instagram account:

This is rare footage of me hooping at Penn State tonight. #teamjordan? @pdxreg haha!

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And speaking of hoops: College basketball is back. The Lady Lions—ranked No. 13 and 15 in the preseason coaches and media polls, respectively—open the season tonight when they host St. Francis (Pa.) at 7 p.m. Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year Maggie Lucas leads the way for Penn State, which will hoist its 2013 Big Ten championship banner before the game.

The Nittany Lions open their season Saturday with a 4 p.m. home game against Wagner. We’ll take this opportunity to plug our profile and video of all-Big Ten guard Tim Frazier ’13, and an exclusive Q&A with coach Patrick Chambers over at The Football Letter blog.

Far afield: The busy sports weekend continues on the road, starting Friday morning when the Penn State field hockey team—which already wrapped up its second straight regular-season league title—faces Iowa in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament. The game will air live on BTN at 10 a.m. today. And if all that sounds familiar, pay attention: The women’s soccer team also plays Iowa today in the semifinals of the B1G tournament—that game kicks off at noon, and will also air live on BTN.

Smith’s bad week gets worse: David Smith, the SUNY Upstate Medical Center president who was reportedly close to being announced as Penn State’s new president, has stepped down from his role while SUNY reviews his compensation.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

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