Found November 02, 2013 on
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Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien gave a halftime interview today to ESPN’s Paul Carcaterra that was…extremely relevant, meaningful and added so much value to the broadcast of the Nittany Lions overtime win over the Illini.
A game that was pretty much the college football equivalent of emo music; very consumable yet extremely depressing all around. Bill O’Brien was obviously upset by the questionable roughing the passer call that ended the half a few moments before this interview was conducted. So I understand why he was upset. And B.O.B. wisely avoided saying anything that would get him in trouble for criticizing the officiating.
Watch the signature moment of this classic Bill O’Brien interview:
This is even better than the classic Gregg Popovich and Doris Burke “turnovers” moment from last year’s NBA finals. Or the Bo Ryan and Tracy Wolfson nails-on-a-chalkboard affair from this past spring’s Big Ten Tournament. I’m not placing blame on Bill O’Brien here; I’m placing it on the tel
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Gregg Popovich has no problem making things difficult for the media if you have ever watched any interview or news conference with the San Antonio Spurs coach.
Friday night, as the Spurs where taking on Lakers in Los Angeles, Popovich got a chance to take a jab at the 'new guy,' ESPN's J.A. Adande, who was working as a sideline reporter for the first time.
Veteran NBA writer JA Adande recieved his first sideline reporting assignment Friday night working for ESPN. While that sounds like a great opportunity for someone expanding their presence on television, Adande was faced with one of the most fearsome, frightening, intimidating tasks in all of sports.
Interviewing San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
J.A. Adande interviewed Gregg Popovich for his first assignment as an ESPN NBA sideline reporter. Considering the challenge, it went pretty well.
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By Pat White
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This is actually the ultimate compliment in my opinion.
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Penn State and student-run charity THON are asking fans to "Gold Out" Beaver Stadium against Illinois, to raise money for pediatric cancer awareness.
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Penn State's Sam Ficken kicked a 35-yard field goal with...
Penn State punter Alex Butterworth had a flop worthy of an Emmy after getting "hit" by Illinois' Justin Hardee in Beaver Stadium on Saturday
Penn State is ready to move on from one of the worst losses in program history.
The Nittany Lions, of course, have little choice.
It's time for the next game on the schedule, and that means they have to prepare for Illinois (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) on Saturday. Ohio State's 63-14 win over the Nittany Lions (4-3, 1-2) was a setback for a team coming off an emotional four-overtime...
Penn State is dialed in from long range in an easy exhibition victory over Division II Northwood at the Jordan Center.
As Gregg Popovich well knows, it’s one thing to sit a veteran player, but it is wholly another when it's a close game in the fourth quarter. That's what happened with Steve Nash in the Lakers’ 91-85 loss to Popovich’s Spurs on Friday night.
Last season’s Lakers train wreck was already humbling for ring-less Nash. He was marginalized in training camp by Mike Brown’s...
Since when did Penn State join the ACC? This guys knows how to treat the patient parents on halloween, chicken wings and beer.…
His team down by a point at half after trailing by as many as 15 on Friday night against the Lakers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dispatched an altered lineup to start the second half.
In for Danny Green was Manu Ginobili. In for Boris Diaw was Matt Bonner.
“We sent some messages to people who weren’t playing good D,” Popovich said. “In the second half, we got that straightened...
Check out FightOnState.com photographer Harvey Levine's work from Penn State's latest overtime win.