Cup of Joe: Penn State lacrosse teams heading to postseason, women’s rugby wins championship

Good morning Penn State fans. Are you ready for another week? The Penn State coaches caravan rolls on this week, including a stop in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. I'll be there to see what Bill O'Brien has to say so if you have any questions you would like to be asked, send them in or leave a comment below. And now, on to the Cup of Joe to get your day started.

A look back at how Penn State avoided a media firestorm in 2012. [Bleacher Report]

Quarterback Tyler Ferguson is recognized for the best debut by a Big Ten player this spring. [ESPN.com]

This is from a few days ago, but in case you missed it, Ivan Maisel's column on Penn State embracing a fresh start is worth your time. [ESPN.com]

Former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris discussed his first rookie camp experience with the New England Patriots. [PennLive.com]

Penn State men's lacrosse earned their first postseason bid since 2005 and will host Yale on Saturday. [GoPSUSports.com]

The Penn State women's lacrosse team is going to the postseason as well, hosting Canisius on Friday. [GoPSUSports.com]

Success With Honor

Congratulations to the Penn State women's rugby team, your 2013 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women's College D1 national champions! [USA Rugby]



Around the Big Ten

Big Ten well represented in NCAA Lacrosse postseason. [The B1G Time]

The SEC Network was announced late last week, but how does it compare to the Big Ten Network? [The B1G Time]

Nebraska has a wait list in place for football, volleyball and men's basketball. Yes, men's basketball. [N'Sider]

The updated Big Ten conference schedules for 2014 and 2015 are expected to be released in the next 30 days. [SNY Rutgers]

Indiana is known as a basketball school, of course. Hoosiers football coach recently had his football players embrace the true Hoosier within with a slam dunk contest.


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In Scores of Other Games…

Penguins 5, Islanders 4 (OT) [NHL.com]

Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench is weighing his options, but there is confirmed mutual interest with Mississippi State. South Florida is another potential landing spot for the sophomore, who is willing to use a red shirt year wherever he ends up. [The Dispatch]

Kentucky safety Ashley Lowery was involved in a severe car accident Saturday morning. He has been in a Georgia hospital for monitoring and treatment since and is now reported to be responsive and able to move his extremities. [CBS Sports]

Darth Vol was out for May 4th. [imgur]

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