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The Mack

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User Blog

Michigan as Case Study?

Brian Cook is widely regarded as one of the top contributors in the blogistan. If one is able & interested enough to get around his Michigan Man edges, one can get a lot out of his abundant...


Wrestling, Southern Scuffle CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

Individual titles go so far in team wrestling tournaments. Penn State sent 6 wrestlers to the finals in 5 weight classes (Ed Ruth's backup, Matt Brown, bested the rest of the field at 174 to...


The Biology of Morality

Pederasty is awful. That may go without saying, but we've seen a few dangers of going without saying this past week. It's down among the lowest of our possible human behaviors, damages countless...


Having Fun (I Forgot What it Feels Like)

Well now. Raise your hand if that tasted better than a Baby's strawberry milkshake. It's nice to remember how fun classic Big Ten Football can be. Equal parts nailbiting, preposterous luckiness,...


Pennsylvania Wrestling: The Sanderson Effect

We're about a month away from the start of the wrestling season, where we'll get to see Penn State try to defend their Big Ten & National Championships against a much stronger 2011-2012 field. Win...


O/T Recommendation Request

So I've been an avid and happy user of Delicious.com over the past, I dunno 5-7 years maybe? And today was the first day of their takeover by Yahoo, and the import of all my old bookmarks, notes &...


James English: Iron Sharpens Iron

Here's an interview with Penn State wrestler James English, who is in the middle of a mat room battle royale with Dylan Alton & James Vollrath for the 157 pound starting position. He talks about...


Who's Up for Some Rasslin Talk?

Lots to talk about. First, apologies for not posting some wrestling stuff earlier. It's a remarkable phenomenon when one is finally able to soften one's personal obsession; all sorts of new avenues...


Welcome and Good Luck

As a longtime (and vocal) member of the Black Shoe Diaries community, I wanted to take a moment to welcome all the new administrators and contributors. The transition looks like it's moving along...

Storytime with Brutus and the Red Raiders


What do Ohio State and Texas Tech have in common? Nothing! One's been successful in blocking access to its emails, while the other hasn't.

Jacobi at his finest/funniest


Not an ounce of judgment. Not a wink of revulsion.

Ohio State Responds to NCAA Allegations


Does Ohio State seriously hope to escape further NCAA punishment with these self-imposed 'punishments?'

Penn State's Greatest Games Of The Big Ten Era - 1999 Arizona


Penn State's Greatest Games Of The Big Ten Era - 1999 Arizona


Experience with Children at Beaver Stadium?

Hi all! I'm gearing up to take my boys to a football game this fall and was wondering what your experience with taking children into Beaver Stadium has been like. I have a lot of personal memories...

Sanderson Wins World Team Trials


Sanderson Wins World Team Trials

Freestyle Wrestling World Team Trials Underway


Penn State's Nittany Lion Wrestling Club has 7 wrestlers competing at this weekend's World Team Trials. See how they're doing.

Sanderson Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame


Sanderson Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Word Team Trials updates

Cael Sanderson to Compete at This Weekend's World Team Trials


PSU Wrestling Coach Cael Sanderson to compete in a bid to qualify for 2012 Olympic Team.

BCS Strips USC of MNC; Reggie Bush Yawns


No, this is not another story about the Bowl Presidents and their stripper tabs. Other bullets: - no money expected to be returned from the PAC 10 to the BCS - no word on whether the crystal trophy will be requested to be returned - USC AD Pat Haden: 'we'll still say it was a championship season.'

Coach Chambers meets Coach Paterno


Coach Chambers meets Coach Paterno

Can Devon Still's Senior Year Be As Good As Jared Odrick's Was?


Jared Odrick was named by the coaches as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year his senior year. Is it preposterous to think that Devon Still could reach similar heights?

Xtranormal returns to parody Frank the Tank Molinaro's decision to try to escape in the national...


Xtranormal returns to parody Frank the Tank Molinaro's decision to try to escape in the national final against Kyle Dake, a loss resulting in second place.

Nitt Picks is Goin Rasslin'


Need a rainy-day break from Blue White Game football preparation? Here are a bunch of old and new wrestling links to browse.

This Week in JayPa: Predicting a New 7-on-7 Cottage Industry


Are 7-on-7 tourneys the next ill to befall the college football landscape? JayPa weighs in.

Time to Step Up: Drew Astorino


Can Drew Astorino play injury free this season? And if so, what's his, and the defense's upside?

Time to Step Up (& Not Get Injured): Michael Mauti


Can Michael Mauti stay healthy and step up at Linebacker U this year? Let us hope it will be so.

DE Pete Massaro's MRI Came Back; Result: Torn ACL, Lost for 2011 Season

Re-link. Penn State starting defensive end Pete Massaro is expected to miss the 2011 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Friday, a source said today. Massaro also missed the 2009 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in the Blue-White spring game.

Time to Step Up: Johnnie Troutman


Can Penn State Left Guard Johnnie Troutman finally put it all together in this, his senior season? Can he? For PSU to succeed this fall, Troutman needs to step the hell up.

Penn State Wrestlers Advance 7 to the National Quarterfinals


PSU Grapplers (yeah, I used 'grapplers') go 15-1 on day one to continue the hunt for a national title.


PSU Wrestling National Championships Session 1 Open Thread

UPDATED WITH TWO IMPORTANT LINKS: Full .pdf brackets, showing all weights in one file / one long vertically scrolling window: h...

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