College Basketball 111 in 111: #109 Penn State Nittany Lions

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

It cannot be a positive sign for your program when your head coach, an alma mater of your university, leaves a major conference team to take a job in the Patriot League.  That is one of the challenges the Penn State Nittany Lions, who comes in at #107 in our “111 in 111,” faces this season as well as losing the heart and soul of their team in Talor Battle.

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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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