Month: March 2023

Episode 81: Shrewsberry Leaves PSU & Potential Basketball Coaching Candidates

Following Penn State’s 2023 NCAA Tournament appearance, Micah Shrewsberry has taken the head basketball coaching job at Notre Dame. A lot has happened since then: players entering the transfer portal, Twitter drama, and more.

In this episode, Andrew and Vince provide their thoughts on why things went wrong with Shrewsberry, how Penn State can avoid a repeat of this in the near future, and what this means for PSU administrators moving forward. We also discuss potential basketball coaching replacements, including apparent favorite Mike Rhoades from VCU. WE ARE!

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Episode 80: PSU Basketball Loses to Texas in NCAA Tournament & Wrestling Wins NCAA Championship

It’s been a busy week in Penn State athletics. Men’s basketball lost a heartbreaker to Texas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Micah Shrewsberry has been linked to open college basketball coaching jobs. The wrestling team captured its tenth NCAA title under Cael Sanderson with a dominant showing in Tulsa. And other teams, including men’s volleyball, men’s hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse, are reaching big milestones. In this episode, Andrew and Vince discuss all this and more. WE ARE!

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Episode 79: Penn State Blows Out Texas A&M in First Round of NCAA Tournament

10th-seeded Penn State men’s basketball put on a show in their NCAA Tournament opener, beating 7th-seeded Texas A&M 76-59. Veteran guards Andrew Funk and Jalen Pickett led the way for the Nittany Lions. Funk was unstoppable behind the arc, making 8-10 of his 3-point attempts en route to 27 points. Join Vince as he reacts to this milestone victory and previews PSU’s next game against 2nd-seeded Texas. WE ARE!

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Episode 78: Penn State Basketball Selected for NCAA Tournament & Texas A&M Game Preview

Penn State men’s basketball is officially dancing! For the first time since 2011, the Nittany Lions were selected for the NCAA Tournament as a 10 seed. In this episode, Penn State basketball fan and friend of the podcast Charlie joins Andrew and Vince to discuss Penn State’s Big Ten Tournament run, what their NCAA Tournament selection means for the program, and how the Nittany Lions match up against their first March Madness opponent: Texas A&M. WE ARE!

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Episode 77: Penn State Beats Indiana to Reach the Big Ten Championship Game

Penn State men’s basketball survived a furious comeback attempt to beat the Indiana Hoosiers 77-73. With this victory, Penn State reached the Big Ten Championship Game for the first time since 2011. Standing in the Nittany Lions’ path to their first Big Ten title is another matchup against the Purdue Boilermakers. How will this storybook tournament run end for PSU? We’ll soon find out. WE ARE!

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Episode 76: Penn State Beats Northwestern in Overtime to Reach Big Ten Tournament Semifinals

Penn State men’s basketball continued its Big Ten Tournament run with a 79-76 overtime victory over the Northwestern Wildcats. It was a dramatic game filled with clutch jump shots, missed free throws, and a crazy last-ditch shot that nearly won the game for Northwestern. Next for the Nittany Lions: a semifinal matchup against Indiana. WE ARE!

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Episode 75: Penn State Overcomes Refs to Beat Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament

Penn State men’s basketball overcame poor officiating, a slippery court, and a physical opponent to beat Illinois 79-76 in the Big Ten Tournament. This was the third time the Nittany Lions beat Illinois, completing the season sweep over the Fighting Illini. With this victory, Penn State has all but assured a spot in the NCAA tournament later this month. Get ready to put on your dancing shoes, PSU fans. WE ARE!

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Episode 74: Penn State Wrestling Wins 2023 Big Ten Championship

Penn State wrestling continued its dominant season, winning the 2023 Big Ten Championship. It was the seventh conference title won under head coach Cael Sanderson, who was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Penn State crowned four individual Big Ten champions and had nine wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championship in Tulsa, OK. In this episode, Andrew and Vince break down individual performances and discuss the Nittany Lions’ outlook for the NCAA tournament. WE ARE!

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Episode 73: Penn State Basketball Overcomes 16-Point Deficit to Stun Maryland

In the regular season finale, Penn State men’s basketball overcame a 16-point deficit to defeat the 21st-ranked Maryland Terrapins 65-64. The comeback was capped off by another clutch Cam Wynter basket, scoring the last two Nittany Lion points in the final seconds of the game. Join Andrew, Vince, and Maggie as they recap this dramatic regular season-ending game and discuss Penn State’s next challenge: another meeting with Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament. WE ARE!

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Episode 72: Cam Wynter Late Three Secures PSU Win Over Northwestern

Penn State men’s basketball rebounded in a big way with a dramatic 68-65 win over the Northwestern Wildcats. Camren Wynter drained a three-pointer with less than a second remaining to secure the Nittany Lion victory. In this episode, Andrew and Vince react to this crazy ending and discuss PSU’s final game of the regular season against Maryland. WE ARE!

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