As the BTN Football Tour made its way through Big Ten country, we noticed fans and players alike were leaving souvenirs on the side of our bus. Iowa and Wisconsin left magnetic schedules, which stayed with us until the final stop. And while we were in State College, Michael Mauti added a PSU logo. Check out the video below:
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Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson wasn’t going to leave powerhouse Iowa State, the school where he went 159-0 and won four NCAA crowns as a student-athlete, for any run-of-the-mill coaching position. Penn State lured Sanderson away from Iowa State in 2009, and in his second year at State College, Sanderson guided the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten title and national championship. His incredible impact at Penn State won him Men’s Coach of the Year on the 2011 Big Ten Network Awards Show.
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Ed DeChellis had been at Penn State since 2003, and on more than one occasion, it seemed as though he might be on his way out. Ironically, he’s leaving his alma mater at a time when it wasn’t expected at all — and on his own terms.
For a school in a state with two popular NHL teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, it was a bit surprising Penn State didn’t have a hockey team. That’s no longer the case, this after the school decided to add hockey as a varsity sport, starting with the 2012-13 season, in March. On April 24, the program hired Guy Gadowsky, the 2008 Inside College Hockey National Coach of the Year, as head coach. Gadowsky, formerly the coach at Princeton, brings 15 years of experience to the Nittany Lions.