Cup of Joe: Putting the SI story to rest, for now

Good morning and a happy Victoria Day to our Penn State fans checking in from above the border. Hope you had a good weekend. Now we begin our week with a quick round-up of everything you may have missed over the weekend.

Final thoughts on the Sports Illustrated story. [Bleacher Report]

Penn State's reaction to the SI story does not squash the notion that something happened to prompt the report. [Lancaster Online]

New Jersey prospect Kyle Alston will walk-on at Penn State. [NJ.com]

Penn State extended an offer to New Jersey tight end Mike Gesicki, a three-star prospect. He also holds offers from Miami, Wisconsin and Rutgers and he visited Penn State back in April and October. [Lions 247]

Matt McGloin, new Oakland Raiders quarterback, answered some questions for PennLive. [PennLive]

Bill O'Brien and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly are proving they are the men in charge of their programs. [PennLive]

The state of Pennsylvania officially begins their legal battle with the NCAA disputing Penn State's sanctions today. [PennLive]

What the Millenium Complex looks like from above. [Reddit]

Around the Big Ten

Not much of a surprise, but Big Ten schools are increasing payrolls. [Detroit Free Press]

Kirk Ferentz interview, complete with selected video. [Hawk Central]

Michigan AD says student attendance at Wolverine football games is "unacceptable." [MLive]

Meanwhile, Michigan football alums raise $1 million for Mott Children's Hospital. [AnnArbor.com]

This is taking being a fan of Ohio State a little too far. [Buckeye Planet]

Rutgers fans getting excited with word they may have a shot at Jabrill Peppers. He will announce his decision on Sunday. Penn State is supposedly in the mix, but Michigan is probably your leader in the recruiting battle. [imgur]

In Scores of Other Games

This week Crystal Ball Run will be previewing the Mountain West Conference. Penn State has never faced an opponent representing the Mountain West Conference.

Oklahoma State preventing QB Wes Lunt from transferring to 38 different programs is ridiculous. [Crystal Ball Run]

Derrick Nash, a running back recruit out of Michigan, is battling leukemia but vows to play football at Central Michigan. Make it so Derrick! [MLive]

Washington State has canceled classes for the day of the big Arizona State game. Yeah, OK… [FOX Sports Arizona]

Vince Young says graduation is better than winning an NCAA title. He would know, as he has now done both. [FOXSports.com]

Place your bets! All week one betting lines posted by BetOnline.com. Penn State opens as a four-point favorite over Syracuse. [Beyond the Bets]

New Sun Belt Conference logo and branding. [Sun Belt Conference]

Here is what football looked like in Fenway Park 50 years ago. [No 2-Minute Warning]

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Kevin McGuire

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Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com and AthlonSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing The Sports Daily's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com. Can also be seen contributing to TheComeback.com and TheStudentSection.com.

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