Cup of Joe: August 23


Thanks to Ben over at Black Shoe Diaries for putting that piece of work together.

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Penn State turns running game over to Silas Redd – Associated Press, via

This is not exactly news, but a nice feature on sophomore running back Silas Redd. Don’t forget to read our running backs preview from yesterday either.

Q&A with’s Michael Weinreb – Adam Collyer, Black Shoe Diaries

I’ll be honest. I have yet to check out From what some people have told me, I’m not missing much. But check out this interview with one of the writers on the site, Penn State’s own Michael Weinreb. Speaking of Grantland, the FWAA has Oklahoma on top of the Grantland Rice preseason poll.

LSU players may not be interviewed by police – Associated Press, via Daily Local News

This comes as a bit of a head-scratcher. In other news, Pennsylvania beat the tar out of Louisiana in the Little League World Series. Penn State’s AP corespondent Genaro Armas is covering the LLWS and has the story on he hometown favorites.

Backup QB’s essay on JoePa wins contest – Joe Juliano, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Shane McGregor may not have been named starting quarterback yesterday (nobody was despite a message board rumor) but he did win a $5,000 scholarship from the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. The subject? His coach of course. You can read the essay here.

Maryland Under Armour uniforms out-ugly Georgia Pro Combats – No 2-Minute Warning

We’ll let the images do all the talking here. If nothing else, Penn State fans should be even happier that Penn State’s uniforms are the way they are after seeing these.

We will never play D-1 football, and that’s ok – Campus Union

Sports Illustrated launched a new college football blog for the 2011 season. Bookmark it, add it to your RSS feeds, and be sure to check it out. It is the best college football blog to be announced yesterday, hands down.

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