2009 Penn State Football Game Times Announced; aka it's still dark outside.

So, we'll be heading out to the tailgates early this year (at least at the beginning of the season) - PSU has announced the start times for the first 3 home games (to add to those already announced) - so far the home season looks thus:

September 5 - Akron - 12pm 

September 12 - Syracuse - 12pm

September 19 - Temple - 12pm

September 26 - iowa - 8pm

October 17 - minnesota - 3:30pm

Image: Wikipedia


Rinse and Repeat - Deon Butler impresses at Rookie conditioning program.

Following mini-camp, the Seahawk rookies have been taking part in a 2 week work-out before their summer break.

Seattle's strength and conditioning coach, Mike Clark, explained that it gives them a chance to see the strength levels of the rookies and to get them into a routine.

“So the beauty of this time with the rookie is, I already had them leveled – at least I think I did – so now I can just tweak them a little,” Clark said.

It happened the other day with wide receiver Deon Butler, when the team’s third-round draft choice displayed more strength in one drill than Clark had anticipated.

“So I was able to bump him a level in that one category,” Clark said.

You go Deon!


Can I borrow your pen? Steelers sign Shipley.

Steelers signed 3 of their 6 draft picks, including center, AQ Shipley.

Phone Taps that haven't been deactivated: EDSBS listens in.

Although it's way too early to speculate on any result in the appeal process, Orson Swindle over at EDSBS apparently has access to some phone call transcripts - oh, the perks of the mainstream media...

Tell The World, to Tell the Chickens...

that we're on our way.

Per CDT online...

The Patton Township Board of Supervisors, following the lead of State College Borough Council, approved an ordinance Wednesday that allows township residents in single-family homes to keep chicken hens.

The ordinance passed 3-1, with Josh Troxell, Jeff Luck and Walter Wise in favor and Bryce Boyer opposed. Chairman Elliot Abrams was not present.

The new regulation permits up to four chicken hens per single-family dwelling except on lots of 2 acres or more, where up to eight chickens are permitted.


Derrick Williams - Ready to rally another Lions Team; Detroit Free Press Interview

This week Derrick Williams, Detroit Lions' rookie, spoke with the Detroit Free Press about his upcoming rookie season and how he is acclimating to the area.

He's just as charming as ever.

And, omz, if that isn't the cutest picture ever - And don't be hatin' on the tat - it's cause he's fast...


Photo: Freep.com

It's Virtually Impossible to Play at Beaver Stadium - Toughest places to play NCAA Football 10.

The Top 10:

10. Lane Stadium - Virginia Tech

09. USC Stadium - Southern Cal

08. Autzen Stadium - Oregon

07. DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium - Texas

06. Neyland Stadium - Tennessee

05. Gaylord-Oklahoma Memorial - Oklahoma

04. Ohio Stadium - Ohio State

03. Tiger Stadium - LSU

02. Beaver Stadium - Penn State

01. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Florida

It's in the Game - EA Sports NCAA Football 10 is set for release in July.

HT and the rest of the top 25: Rocky Top Talk


Anthony Scirrotto Drafted by the Panth... the Royals?

So, in the 50th (yes, 50th) round of the MLB draft, our own Anthony Scirrotto was selected by the Kansas City Royals.

Pitcher, Scott Kelley was also picked by the Royals, in round 23. PSUer to be (incoming freshman), Renny Parthemore, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox, in round 18.

In round 38, Corey Wine was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies (1157th pick, overall).

Scirrotto is still listed on the Panthers' active roster -

HT: psubaseball on Twitter

Roster Pic from: Panthers.com

Teach Them Well and Let Them Growl Like Nittany Lions.

The brainwashing continues.

We did some resistance swivel chair training this morning - of course, his 4 year old sister showed a little more dedication - but there is time.


Signs it's the off-season: Saturday

What the heck are we supposed to do on Saturday when there's no football? Shopping? Clean the house and do laundry?

It's not as if you can set aside a few hours each Saturday to watch your favorite basketball, hockey or baseball team - they play at all sorts of different times and on different days - You can't watch Nextel Cup racing - it's on Sunday -

you could watch some golf or tennis - but what's the point really, everyone knows that Sunday is the money day.

Oh well, happy offseason to you all - be sure to check out Nittany White Out's daily count down to the Season Opener...


Btw, Jordan Norwood thinks he's DW.

Jordan Norwood has been working out with the Cleveland Browns while donning the number 2.

I'm sure Deon is jealous.