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Nittany Lions’ community impact aligns with Chambers’ philosophy

By JOHN PATISHNOCK

Photo courtesy of Centre County United Way

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Whether right or wrong, the Penn State men’s basketball team is judged largely by numbers.

Wins. Losses. Points. Rebounds. Turnovers. Amidst this analytic revolution we’re in, there’s seemingly a never-ending list of sports data. For example, check out Ken Pomeroy’s page of college basketball rankings. Some of the acronyms stand for previously unknown stats such as “adjusted tempo,” “adjusted offensive efficiency” and “pythagorean winning percentage.” According to his glossary, this last number represents a team’s expected winning percentage against an average Division I squad.

But numbers can’t quantify Penn State’s performance on Oct. 1 during the annual Col. Gerald F. Russell United Way Day of Caring.

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Penn State coaches live the Happy Valley Life

By JOHN PATISHNOCK

The Penn State men’s basketball coaching staff doesn't have trouble keeping a busy schedule, especially coming off the momentum of bringing in the program’s highly touted recruiting class. The team’s expanding fan base can be seen wearing T-shirts with the words, “Penn State basketball never stops” emblazoned across the front, embodying this fast-paced work environment.

So in those rare instances when it becomes available, how do coaches spend their free time?

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PSU vs Canisius Basketball Slideshow

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