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Lions play better, but keep sliding by Jeff Rice


#1

http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1751579.html

Also from the Collegian:

Starters lacking support from bench

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2010/01/26/starters_lacking_support_from.aspx

Rebounds a silver lining

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2010/01/26/rebounds_a_silver_lining.aspx


#2

Continuity a crisis for PSU by Jeff Rice

http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1754354.html

Collegian: Team searching for answers during disappointing season

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2010/01/27/team_searching_for_answers_dur.aspx


#3

[quote=“CAPPY, post:2, topic:736”]Continuity a crisis for PSU by Jeff Rice

http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1754354.html

Collegian: Team searching for answers during disappointing season

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2010/01/27/team_searching_for_answers_dur.aspx[/quote]

Some interesting tidbits in the first article,

[i]“It’s hard to get stuff all the way to the basket,” DeChellis said. “So we’re going to have to work on trying to score over Tisdale or try to get Tisdale out of there, one of the two.”

Tisdale, whose 67 personal fouls are the most among Big Ten players, stayed out of foul trouble in the first meeting, finishing with 16 points and 13 rebounds and not picking up his third personal until the final five minutes of the game. But he’s played only 25.3 minutes per game during the Illini’s losing streak while picking up 12 fouls in those three games.[/i]

PSU better go at Tisdale early, IMO. Getting him to the bence quickly will be huge advantage.

This interesting too. Hope Sasa’s in the mix, though Tisdale probably not the best matchup for him. Still like to see it. We’ll see soon enough. In another statement by Ed, sounds like Brooks and AJ are moving down on the depth chart.

In the two days before Penn State’s overtime loss at Wisconsin on Sunday, DeChellis said, the Nittany Lions “mixed everybody,” pairing seldom-used reserves with starters in search of combinations capable of busting Penn State out of its most frustrating stretch of the season.

I’m not sure I agree with the below statement in the second piece. Maybe sports doesn’t build character, it exposes it. And some guys have been exposed.

“Somehow this is supposed to build character,” DeChellis said. “Somehow this is supposed to figure out who you are and what you’re all about.”

Read more: http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1754354.html#ixzz0dp2dQY2Q


#4

[quote=“kidcoyote, post:3, topic:736”]I’m not sure I agree with the below statement in the second piece. Maybe sports doesn’t build character, it exposes it. And some guys have been exposed.

“Somehow this is supposed to build character,” DeChellis said. “Somehow this is supposed to figure out who you are and what you’re all about.”[/quote]

I don’t think Ed believed it either. You left out the part of the article right after the quote, which said “raising his eyebrows as if he didn’t quite believe it”. I think he was just expressing his frustration.