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Cup of Joe [5.14.2012] – How Jim Delany screwed Michigan

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Good morning Penn State fans. Let’s get this week started right with some links to check out and catch up on.

Ryan Murphy gets our week kickstarted with the latest addition to his on-going Games of Our Lives series. Today we re-visit the 2006 triple overtime Orange Bowl, the final meeting between coaching icons Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden. On our Facebook page, we want to know where you were when the game finally came to an end. We’ll share some of your stories right here in a follow-up post, so please share your stories with us!

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany did Michigan absolutely no favors recently with his comments about Alabama, whom he referred to as “that team” in a phone interview with the Associated Press. Delany is on record of saying that no team that doesn’t win their own division should have a shot at a national championship in the upcoming four-team format, whichever method is officially put in to motion. For the record, I agree with him on that aspect, but Delany suggested that “that team” didn’t play tough competition out of conference. So uh, either Delany forgot about this or he doesn’t think much of Penn State either. Michigan opens the 2012 season in Cowboys Stadium against the Crimson Tide.

On Bleacher Report, a story on why the Penn State quarterback situation needs to be solved sooner, rather than later. Honestly, it’s basic common sense, isn’t it?

Penn State Class of 2013 tight end Adam Breneman was invited to a recruiting event in Baltimore. He shared his thoughts with StateCollege.com.

With all of the ugly stories from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Lasch family is heartbroken to have a building with their name involved in the whole mess.

Elsewhere…

Florida State’s Board of Trustees gashed the ACC this weekend. Jimbo Fisher poured some salt on the wound. Florida State’s president attempted to put a bandaid on the cut. Clemson seems to want to latch on to the Seminoles, wherevere they may go.

Just throwing this out there but if you had to make the choice, would you want Penn State to play in the Big Ten or the ACC? For the record, Penn State is perfectly happy in the Big Ten.

Speaking of the ACC, Pittsburgh is suiing the Big East to get early admittance to their new conference home. This despite the thought that the Big East was more than prepared to work with the school (and Syracuse) to allow them to leave the Big East after the 2012-13 academic year.

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Kevin McGuire

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