August 9, 2010

Linkbacker U is taking it to the Ice(r)

Varsity Bound?

It looks like it's a possibility. Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror reports that the new softball field may not be the only new athletic facility on the horizon. No, they are not gracing us with a new football press box, but a new rink could be coming in the new future to accommodate the new varsity hockey team.
"We're close," a source close to the situation told the Mirror on Thursday. "It won't be long before we'll be able to potentially make some kind of announcement. But it's not a done deal yet."

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity, and when asked to define what "close" means said, "probably within the next two months" the wheels will be set in motion.

Gotta love the "sources close to the situation." Whoever that guy is, he really knows a lot. I think that's the same guy who told us Lebron was going to the Heat, and that Brett Favre was retiring, unretiring, retiring, unretiring, and retiring again.

Movin' On Up

Heath was supposed to make his return to State College this weekend to take on the short season Single A Spikes. Ben Heath is too big time for that now though, as he got promoted to the Single-A Lexington Legends. Heat was batting .248 with 6 homers and 21 RBIs in 37 games for the Tri-City ValleyCats. Projected over a 162 game season, that's 26 dingers and 92 RBIs. Not too shabby for the catcher.

Hodge, Former Teammates Making Big Impact on Big Stage

The USA women's volleyball team opened play in the FIVB Grand Pix this past Friday with a four set win over the Dominican Republic. Apparently, it's not just the USA that can't stop the PSU women's volleyball greats. Hodge racked up 12 kills, Nicole Fawcett had one, and Alisha Glass quarterbacked the offense as the team's setter. Not too shabby. Let's see who Russ Rose has up his sleeve to replace them.

Deon Butler continuing to shine

A couple weeks ago during mini-camp, I posted a tweet by Pete Carroll in which he called Deon Butler one of the most improved players of the off-season. As we inch closer and closer to the start of the season, Carroll's still singing his praises.
"He's probably been the most improved receiver, the most improved guy maybe even at his position other than maybe Red Bryant," Carroll said of Butler. "He's just made a lot of progress. He made another big play today. He's got terrific speed, but to make tough catches like that with guys going up, that's the stuff you like to see."

Ed keeps hitting Treys, grabs another recruit

Penn State basketball lost may have lost Trey Burke, but it just added Trey Lewis to its 2011 class. Full reaction coming in a post later today. Stay tuned.


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