What about the NIT Championship last season? Battle’s buzzer beater in game 1. Finishing off game 2 with no Cornley (entire game) or Battle (last several minutes). Knocking off Florida in Gainesville with Cornley’s arm practically in a sling. Taking out ND in MSG. Then finishing things off against Baylor!! Man, for a “garbage” tournament, it sure was a heck of a lot of fun.
For hoops, that’s my most memorable other than the Sweet 16 thing that was already mentioned.
Could also mention the wins in East Lansing and Bloomington as well as our recent “dominance” over the Illini.
PSU sports in general?? The 05 game against OSU stands out. As does the 05 nightmare against Michigan. 08 in the “shoe”? What about the women’s volleyball team’s run last year? Greatest single season in sports history? Has to be close to the most perfect season ever played.
People? Battle and Cornley are at the top of my list. Have to give a nod to the Claxtons, Morrisseys, Walkers, etc. who hung in there during some trying times and still gave 100% to the University. And what about Luber and Smith as 40 minute men as freshmen?
Can’t forget the Rene Portland era and how it ended.
For sporting events in general? Even though I’m not a big NASCAR fan, Dale Earnhart dying at Daytona still sits in the back of my mind. The Steelers winning two Super Bowls. The Penguins making the Flyers our B1tc43s the last few years and winning another Cup. The Red Sox coming back from the dead against the Yankees to win 4 in a row and end the curse of the Bambino. That crazy head butt in the World Cup. The autistic kid scoring like 20 points in 2 minutes in a high school game. Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy in the Super Bowl and Mike Tomlin winning two years later. The Pats going 16-0. Beckham in the MLS. The Tiger Slam and winning the US Open – by 15 strokes, followed by winning the British Open by 8 strokes. Barbaro. Danica winning a race. GWB tossing out the first pitch in Yankee Stadium after 9-11 and throwing a STRIKE.