Keith Platt

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Unionization of CFB?

From the craptacular ESPN, it appears that the scholarship football players at Northwestern are trying to form a union. What do you guys think?

The 2012 Seniors were Paterno's greatest class

Much has been written, and will be written, about the tremendous job Coach Bill O'Brien did in guiding Penn State's football team, the university and all of Nittany Nation this season and it will...

B1G Preview-Week 9

As we head into the backstretch of another great season of B1G football (cough, cough), we turn our attention to this week's B1G undercard. So far, Northwestern and Wisconsin have punched their...

McQueary files lawsuit against PSU

Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Michael McQueary filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania State University today, alleging defamation and violations of whistleblower protections. McQueary...

National Preview Week Five

As most teams begin conference play this week, we take a look at some of the more intriguing games on tap for this week. Several rivalries will be renewed this weekend, as the air turns crisper and we head into fall. ..

FBI releases their file on Joe Paterno

does anyone know or remeber anything about this?

Success with Hyperlinking is Planning Road Trips

As a self-confessed lover of all things travel, SwH is looking ahead to the fall campaign (PSU, not the election) and trying to decide which Penn State road game to take in. As there are only 5...

How'd They Do? 2012 Ohio State Football Recruiting Class

As we head into the back end of the summer, our focus on football becomes more intense. Likewise, we edge closer to the end of our preview of other incoming B1G recruiting classes. With that, this...

Point/Counterpoint: Losing Redd May Hurt Penn State for Years

At the outset, I would be remiss if I did not concede the fact that, generally, I am a foxhole guy. Generally, I tend to focus on winning with what I have, rather than lamenting what I don't have....

How'd They Do? Northwestern University Football 2012 Recruiting Class

As we prepare for the beginning of the training camp, we venture to the Windy City to check in on Pat Fitzgerald and the Northwestern Wildcats. After a disappointing season, did Fitzgerald...

How'd They Do? 2012 Nebraska Cornhusker Football Recruiting Class

This week, we found out that the NCAA will allow Penn State to continue playing football this fall, albeit in a diminished capacity. Therefore, as there will be an actual season, we press forward...


Hey NCAA, Cripple This

As you all know by now, the NCAA and B1G have rendered their decisions as to the future of football at Penn State. While we can argue about jurisdictional issues, those are irrelevant because the...

How'd They Do? 2012 Minnesota Golden Gopher Recruiting Class

This week, we venture to the Land of 1000 Lakes to check in on perennial B1G doormat, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and their incoming recruiting class. Did Jerry Kill bring in enough talent to...


OT Thread: Grillin and Chillin

Taking a break from discussions of linebackers, jobs, IT and Ohio State Sucking, I thought I'd post about one of my favorite summertime past-times: Grilling. Whether its charcoal or gas, steak,...


We Are...Deserving of The Truth

Disclaimer: As this is an opinion piece, concerning IT and the Freeh Report, I am posting this as a Fan Post. The views expressed herein reflect mine and mine alone. They do not represent the...

How'd They Do? Michigan State 2012 Recruiting Class

After a short hiatus, in which your humble correspondent moved across the great Garden State (go with it) and digesting the Freeh Report, we’re back to looking at how the other teams in the B1G...


Preparing for Armageddon-The Freeh Report

As most, if not all of you, know by now, the Freeh Report will be released to the public on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. The staff here at BSD understands that this is a highly polarizing...

Success with Hyperlinking Goes Camping

In this installment of Success With Hyperlinking, we take a look at the former Nittany Lions for whom the upcoming NFL training camps could be a make-or-break experience.

SBNation Hall of Fame: Shane Conlan

Black Shoe Diaries' nominates linebacker Shane Conlan to the SBNation College Football Hall of Fame.

Derrick Thomas Leaves Team

Penn State cornerback Derrick Thomas has left the team due to "personal reasons," according to the program.

How'd They Do? Michigan Wolverines 2012 Football Recruiting Class

How did the Michigan Wolverines do with their 2012 recruiting class?

How'd They Do? Iowa Football 2012 Recruiting

This week, we turn our attention to perennial Penn State nemesis, Iowa. The usually stout Hawkeye defense had several lapses, as did the offense, and those lapses turned what might have been a...

How'd They Do? Indiana Football 2012 Recruiting Class

This week, we turn our attention to perennial B1G doormat, the Indiana Hoosiers. But could things be turning around in Bloomington? A few impressive recruits could provide a distraction at Indiana...

Sadness Grips the Auburn Community

Sadness Grips the Auburn Community #prayersforAU

How'd They Do? Illinois Football 2012 Recruiting Class

Reviewing the 2012 Illinois Football Recruiting Class.

2012 NFL Draft: Your Team Drafted Johnnie Troutman, Now What?

2012 NFL Draft: Your Team Drafted Johnnie Troutman, Now What? #psu #pennstate (by Keith)

Why Commit Early? Don't Pull The Trigger Just Yet

Why Commit Early? Don't Pull The Trigger Just Yet - An Argument Against The Early Decision

Inside The Penn State Junior Day - The Nuts and Bolts

Inside The Penn State Junior Day - The Nuts and Bolts #psu #pennstate #juniorday (by Keith)


What Now?

So, now that Joe has been laid to rest and honored by those who loved him, the question begs, what do we do now? Sure, life goes on but what are the lessons to take from such an amazing man and...


Irish Wake

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've caught myself crying more than a few times over the past two days. Certainly, there will be a lot more tears shed this week and beyond. But, if only...

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