This may be a Penn State football blog, but that doesn't mean the basketball team can't receive some occassional love. It is hoops season, after all, and the team is suddenly worthy of some attention. With Wednesday's road win at No. 18 Illinois, the Lions significantly upped their chances of snagging an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
There's still work to do, but Penn State is on track to reach the Big Dance for the first time in eight years. What that would mean for the program overall cannot be underestimated. Here's a story in this morning's paper that takes a closer look at the Lions' recent struggles and coach Ed DeChellis' quest to turn things around in State College.