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Men’s basketball hoping to build off of Frazier’s energy

Migraine-free Oliver finally set to return

Junior men’s basketball guard Nick Colella fulfilling dream at University Park

That’s just a feel good story right there. Penn State…where if you work hard…dreams really can come true! :smiley:

Its suprising that his Behrend coach wasn’t happy for him.

i read it like he wasnt allowed to speak about him. ncaa transfer rule?

His parents sat just in front of me. I was wondering who colella was. :slight_smile:

[quote="JakkL, post:4, topic:1470"]Its suprising that his Behrend coach wasn't happy for him.[/quote]

i read it like he wasnt allowed to speak about him. ncaa transfer rule?


I don’t think there is any such rule. What purpose could it serve?

I could understand his reaction if Colella transferred to Bloomsburg etc., but to have one of his guys move up to DI he should be happy for him. Throw a few quotes about ‘what a great loss it is for the team, but he’s a great kid who worked hard and we’re proud of him’. Thats the kind of stuff I expected. The same type of comments that ED probably made when Babb left.

I’m guessing this guy was PO’d and maybe Colella didn’t communicate to him that he was leaving Behrend.

The Collegian gives the best coverage of Penn State sports, by far. I know student writers sometimes don’t reflect the highest journalistic standards and that the Collegian serves a much more discrete audience, but it’s amazing to me how much better the Collegian covers (all) Penn State sports than does the Centre Daily Times.

Players prepared for new season to officially begin

McCollum, Battle to provide sparks

Years ago my son was recruited by several branch schools (2 different sports.) Each coach made it VERY clear they expected him to spent 4 years at their school. I think people have to remember that the coaching jobs at these are serious business. The coaches are feeding their families and building their careers. In many HC situations it IS their career job.

[quote=“CAPPY, post:8, topic:1470”]Players prepared for new season to officially begin

McCollum, Battle to provide sparks[/quote]

26 pts. against Kansas for McCollum. Big stuff. Not sure why Talor’s getting him as cover, as he’s 6’3", and doesn’t look to be a pg by the numbers, but Hall is gone. The bolded columns are assists and TO’s from last season’s stats. We need to pressure his handle from the looks of it. McCollum was 42% from the arc. Very good offensive numbers, good foul shooter, shooter, rebounder.

03 McCollum, CJ… 33-31 1052 31.9 203-442 .459 72-171 .421 153-189 .810 46 119 165 5.0 48 0 79 66 7 43 631 19.1
10 Carrington, Zahir… 30-30 841 28.0 132-256 .516 0-1 .000 66-133 .496 61 139 200 6.7 100 5 39 80 42 32 330 11.0
01 Hall, Marquis… 33-33 1042 31.6 118-316 .373 55-148 .372 72-99 .727 17 97 114 3.5 75 0 187 72 3 39 363 11.0

McCollum is tough. I anticipate a pretty tough game, despite them losing 3 major minute getters. They still bring back about 6 guys that saw significant time last year.

[quote="CAPPY, post:8, topic:1470"][url=http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2010/11/11/mens_basketball_presser.aspx]Players prepared for new season to officially begin[/url]

McCollum, Battle to provide sparks[/quote]

26 pts. against Kansas for McCollum. Big stuff. Not sure why Talor’s getting him as cover, as he’s 6’3", and doesn’t look to be a pg by the numbers, but Hall is gone. The bolded columns are assists and TO’s from last season’s stats. We need to pressure his handle from the looks of it. McCollum was 42% from the arc. Very good offensive numbers, good foul shooter, shooter, rebounder.

03 McCollum, CJ… 33-31 1052 31.9 203-442 .459 72-171 .421 153-189 .810 46 119 165 5.0 48 0 79 66 7 43 631 19.1
10 Carrington, Zahir… 30-30 841 28.0 132-256 .516 0-1 .000 66-133 .496 61 139 200 6.7 100 5 39 80 42 32 330 11.0
01 Hall, Marquis… 33-33 1042 31.6 118-316 .373 55-148 .372 72-99 .727 17 97 114 3.5 75 0 187 72 3 39 363 11.0

I’ve seen McCollum play a few times now. I’ll be interested in how we handle him defensively…he’s a good shooter and he’s persistent. I think pressure is key as well. No open shots.

[quote="JakkL, post:4, topic:1470"]Its suprising that his Behrend coach wasn't happy for him.[/quote]

Years ago my son was recruited by several branch schools (2 different sports.) Each coach made it VERY clear they expected him to spent 4 years at their school. I think people have to remember that the coaching jobs at these are serious business. The coaches are feeding their families and building their careers. In many HC situations it IS their career job.

That may be true, but after the fact there’s nothing he can do it about it anyway. He might as well make the best of it and be gracious. As it is, he comes off looking pretty selfish. And frankly, I have to think that a lot of kids might dream of parlaying a spot on a branch campus team into a spot on the main squad. If he was smart, he’d use it as a recruiting tool.