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Syracuse and Penn State are close to finalizing plans for a two-game series that would take place near the end of the decade. They haven't met since 1990, when they ended a 68-year rivalry after Penn State wanted Syracuse to ink a 10-year deal that would have featured six games in State College, Pa. The Orange balked. Coach Joe Paterno felt his school needed the extra game to generate money for Penn State, which still was an independent. In 1991, the Big East football conference was formed without the Nittany Lions, who the basketball-only members of the league didn't want. Penn State subsequently joined the Big Ten, and the rest is history.
Syracuse, Penn State could renew rivalry
You probably saw the headline back in late April, maybe even read the story, about the NCAA passing new membership requirements for I-A football teams.
Tacked on to bigger news about allowing high school basketball players to test the NBA Draft, maybe it peaked your interest for a couple minutes, before the task of deciphering the NCAA's bureaucratic lingo -- oversight committees, management councils -- became too much to bear.
Attack on the MAC
Where are they now?
Tim Christ, 33, who spent the past three years overseeing the creation of the exclusive Hamilton Farms Golf Course in Gladstone in his role as superintendent, has been named superintendent at the Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson.
Christ, a former Rutgers football captain, has spent the past several months improving course conditioning and implementing several subtle aesthetic changes at Metedeconk's 27-hole facility.
New superintendent committed to keeping Metedeconk up to par
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