Penn State Athletics Begins Phased Return June 8

University Park, PA – As part of Penn State’s overall planning process and working with University officials, Penn State Athletics will begin a phased approach to return to campus beginning June 8 with 75 football student-athletes. Intercollegiate Athletics is part of a phased return for the University that includes other student groups who may also require...

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An updated 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule was released recently, displaying calendar adjustments implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway remains the season opener with a night race on the 1.5-mile oval Saturday, June 6. The next race on the INDYCAR calendar will be the GMR Grand Prix on...

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Baseball’s Greed Could Lead to Good

Baseball is locked in another of its public relations nightmare battles of greed. As I put it a couple of weeks ago, Billionaires vs Millionaires. It isn’t quite as catchy as Capulets vs Montagues or Hatfields vs McCoys, but it will do. But will it do in the sport of baseball? Over at ESPN, esteemed (more…)

This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, May 28, 2020

Dover International Speedway’s community outreach during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continued this week with two events assisting central Delaware families and first responders. For the third time in three months, the Speedway recently partnered with the Food Bank of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Transportation to host a food distribution event behind the grandstands...

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Let’s hope we are ready for the what-ifs

“If ifs and buts were candy and nuts what a happy place this would be.” Dandy Don Meredith used this quote from time to time on Monday Night Football. It seems fitting today as the NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL, and NCAA are all in the process of making the bold move to bring their respective (more…)

Nittany Lions Continue to Impress in Latest Academic Progress Rate Report

University Park, PA – Penn State student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and surpass Division I national averages, according to Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA reported that a school-record 20 Penn State teams earned perfect APR scores of 1,000 during the 2018-19 academic...

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A Brouhaha Baseball Doesn’t Need

I was never blessed with enough athletic ability to go pro. I won a free throw contest and got a certificate. I made all stars in Little League and Babe Ruth baseball and got trophies. I’ve shot some rounds in the 70’s in golf, which was good for a pat on the back from my (more…)

Rants, Rants, Rants

Masks, testing, not enough testing, contact tracing, closures, cancellations, governors, task forces, plan A, plan B, plan C. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down, has our heads spinning, and is driving some flat crazy. It’s enough to make someone go on a long rant. Over the last few weeks I have. I’ve (more…)

To baseball, or not to baseball, that is the question

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused March Madness to be canceled. The NBA and NHL have been put on hold. In golf, The Masters and PGA Championship have been postponed and rescheduled while the US Open and British Open have been canceled. Tennis’ most famous major, Wimbledon, has been canceled. The Indianapolis 500 and Kentucky Derby (more…)