"I wasn't really holding out for it. I mean, I grew up a Pitt fan all my life and always hated Penn State, so when they offered me, I wasn't really that into it," said Dieffenbach. "But then I visited and it was different from what I thought. I loved it, and the tables turned."As Mike points out, head on over to the Pitt message boards, if you don't have a smile on your face for the rest of the day… well… you're just not an ignorant ass like me.
-The AP is reporting that the NCAA has responded to Florida State's appeal of sanctions from their academic cheating scandal and they've done so with a carrier pigeon and decoder ring.
The NCAA's Committee on Infractions responded Tuesday to Florida State's appeal of sanctions from an academic cheating scandal, but kept its answer secret and gave the school 15 days to respond.FSU's response?
"Our comment will be the rebuttal," associate athletic director Rob Wilson said. "We'll all know a lot more when we send this thing back."Super secret probation and an equally clandestine response = not good news for FSU.
-Things have been quiet on the wrestling front since "the day the wrestling world was turned upside down" when PSU hired Cael Sanderson but the rumor mill hasn't stopped buzzing. Some items of concrete certainty have surfaced though. A week after the announcement, two of the nation's best high school wrestlers signed on with Penn State: twin brothers Andrew and Dylan Alton. Recently, all-American and erstwhile Iowa State wrestler Cyler Sanderson was given a release to join his older brother and wrestle his senior season at Penn State. This will instantly give Penn State a shot in the arm for this season, it's been widely speculated that until Cael gets his recruits in place that Penn State would be in a rebuilding phase at least for the next couple years, but if this is any indication of things to come, perhaps not.
-Speaking of Penn State wrestling, if you want a great blog of all things PSU Wrestling, visit Happy Valley Half Nelson. I have to admit, we wrestling fans may be small in number but we make up for it in fanaticism.