Articles Tagged ‘Penn State’

Big Ten’s Pre-Christmas Breakdown

You want a laugh, find a copy of Bill Cosby’s “Himself” DVD. You want a chuckle, look at this season’s preseason prognostications, one month later. Before Kentucky’s Billy Gillispie came out for Kentucky’s Midnight Madness and tried to secure a dozen letters of intent from 8th graders in the crowd and before Tom Izzo turned… more »

Big Ten Tournament Preview

Regardless of what happens in Indianapolis at this week’s Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin all are dancing. One team – Ohio State – still has realistic dreams of a landing on the right side of the Selection Sunday bubble. That makes this year’s Big Ten Tournament a little mundane, but there are… more »

On Point: Know Your Opponents

When analyzing matchups, experts tend to look at the obvious: rankings, star players, and big-name coaches. All of these play a factor, but sometimes a win just comes down to knowing your opponent. How does the opposition score? From the foul line? Mid-range jumpers? Three-pointers? And, almost as important, where are your team’s defensive weaknesses?… more »

Penn State Preview

2006-2007 Record: 11-19 (2-14 Big 10, T-10th) Postseason Games: 3/8/2007 Illinois Big Ten Tournament L 66-60 Returning Statistical Leaders: 16.3 ppg – Geary Claxton 8.0 rpg – Geary Claxton 2.3 apg – Mike Walker Starting Lineup: Key Stat: C Jeff Brooks 6’8 Fr. A top-60 recruit should sure up post PF Brandon Hassell 6’11 Sr…. more »

Virginia Tech at Penn State

Virginia Tech (2-2) made the trip to Anchorage for the Great Alaska Shootout and it turned out to be a mostly humbling experience. After blitzing Eastern Washington by 17, the Hokies got bounced by Butler in the semis then lost big (82-64) to Gonzaga in the third-place game. A 69-64 home win over Elon to… more »

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