The Penn Stater Daily — March 26, 2014
Feeling 22: It was a big night at the BJC for the Lady Lions; the team beat No. 11 seed Florida by 22 points in the NCAA Tournament Second Round, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. Senior Dara Taylor (above) was arguably the star of the evening, hitting a career high with 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and a steal. Check out the full recap from GoPSUSports here and the accompanying photo gallery—which includes some awesome pics of the post-game locker room dance party. Up next: The ladies face No. 2 Stanford in Palo Alto on Sunday.
BOB reflects: Former head football coach Bill O’Brien is speaking out about the NCAA sanctions — and his departure from Penn State. The Houston Texans’ new coach told The Morning Call that the bowl ban, handed down by the NCAA in summer 2012, is “ridiculous.” O’Brien also shares how he personally called every member of the Penn State football team to explain his decision before heading to Houston: “I didn’t ever want to be somebody that just rode off in the middle night and never said a word. I mean, I love those kids and had a great relationship with all those guys.”
“A straight shooter”: For StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones, O’Brien’s comments offer closure, especially for Penn State football fans still bothered by his exit. In a column posted last night, Jones writes, “O’Brien has never changed his story or his motivations, feelings or thoughts. He was and remains to be the epitome of ‘what you see is what you get.’ While O’Brien engages in his fair share of spoken gamesmanship he has almost always been a straight shooter.”
Mary Murphy, associate editor