It’s a new year, and the football season is in the books. What better time to try and get back to a daily routine here on Nittany Lion’s Den with the morning links. We’ll stick with the name “Cup of Joe” until we can find a more suitable name, if such one exists.
First of all, a belated Happy New Year to all of you. On behalf of the entire staff here at Nittany Lion’s Den, I hope the new year finds you well. I’m hoping for a solid 2012 here on the site as we get ready to tackle our first off-season since launching last summer. Recruiting news will be a big subject of course for football, and we’ll strive to provide some coverage on other subjects and sports as well.
For today, here is a run down of some TicketCity Bowl reading material from around the Internet.
Photo Abum – Examiner.com
Penn State Falls to Houston, 30-14, in TicketCity Bowl – GoPSUSports.com
Penn State vs. Houston: 5 Things We Learned from the TicketCity Bowl – Bleacher Report
5 Things Penn State Must Impreove On in 2012 – Bleacher Report
Jay Paterno says finality of season hit him – Richard Durrett, ESPN Dallas
Instant analysis: Houston 30, Penn State 14 – ESPN Dallas
For Case Keenum and Houston Cougars, it was shooting fish in a barrel against Penn State – David Jones, The Patriot News
Daily Dose of Coaching Rumors
49ers OC Greg Roman finalist for Penn State job – AP report (via CBSSports.com)
Lowered Sights in Penn State Search – Pete Thamel, New York Times
Around the Big Ten
Penn State was not alone in bowl game misery yesterday. The rest of the Big Ten struggled once again in the traditional New Years Bowls, except for Michigan State. The Big Ten is now 3-6 in bowl games, with one more to be played. Michigan takes on Virginia Tech Tuesday night in the Sugar Bowl. Here is a look at the updated conference bowl standings.
Oregon outscores Wisconsin as Badgers run out of time – Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal
Oregon wins the Rose Bowl – The Duck Stops Here
Florida 24, Ohio State 17: New year’s daze – Bill Rabinowitz, The Columbus Dispatch
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Florida, Ohio State Have a Long Way to Go – Crystal Ball Run
OT Thriller: Blocked field goal in third overtime helps Spartans end bowl losing streak – Joe Rexrode, Lansing State Journal
Huskers can’t get out of own way in loss to Gamecocks – Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Star Journal
South Carolina Defeats Nebraska: Three Things We Learned – Leftover Hot Dog
Photo of the Day
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