Penn State Basketball Finds its New Head Coach: Patrick Chambers

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PSU hoops has found it’s replacement for Ed DeChellis. The new man to lead Happy Valley college basketball is Patrick Chambers, who last season led Boston University to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002. He was named the 12th head coach in Nittany Lion Basketball history, Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley announced today.

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Penn State Basketball Tickets Seeing Sharp Rise in Demand

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Last year, I was astonished to learn that no media members travel to cover Penn State Nittany Lions college basketball. I mean they’re a Big Ten team right? They had the Crispins! And they upset North Carolina to reach the Elite 8 in 2001.

Then I started watching more PSU games on television (I have a Talor Battle man-crush- that’s my excuse) and noticed the lower bowl of the Bryce Jordan Center is 60-70% empty for most games, and they don’t even bother opening the upper bowl. So I understood.

Then I noticed their fans, how few of there are, act extremely BUSH LEAGUE in the way they frequently storm the court following victories over very mediocre teams. Well, hopefully they’ll grow up and learn how to “act like they’ve been there before,” now that their ranks are swelling in numbers.

By Paul M. Banks

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Penn State Stuns #20 Michigan State; Breaks Ranked Opponent Losing Streak

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Penn State (9-6; 2-2 Big Ten) got a complete team-effort with all four senior starters posting double-digit efforts in the same game for just the second time in their careers as the Nittany Lions downed No. 18-ranked Michigan State (10-5; 2-1 Big Ten), 66-62, Saturday in the Bryce Jordan Center.

“I thought we were very effective (defensively) tonight, and I think we rebounded the basketball very well,” said Penn State coach Ed DeChellis. “The last couple of days have been all defense and rebounding (in practice).  We had grit and determination and we fought here today.”

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