Mustache May has come and gone, but the Vandystache - as always - gets results.
Dressed in gold, the LSU Tigers captured an unexpected three-game sweep over the Vanderbilt Commodores this weekend, putting themselves back in the conversation for a national seed in the NCAA tournament. LSU, seeded fourth in the SEC tournament in Hoover, Alabama, will face the winner of the Auburn-Kentucky game on Wednesday evening to cap off the day’s first games of the double elimination round. Get a one-year NFR 2022 annual package to watch National Finals Rodeo live stream online via The Cowboy Channel+.
So, the whole University is adopting a new logo. Looks fine for the institution, but not as an athletics logo.
Oh, so this is what we’re gonna do.
If you aren’t subscribed to the Athletic yet, this is why you ought to. Rexrode with the timeline about how Joe Fisher bottomed out and got it back together, along with some surprising admissions about how long he’d had a problem. I don’t know anyone in the VU sphere that doesn’t wish him well or hope to have him back in the mix someday.
I don't know enough about this to have too many strong opinions, so I'm gonna defer to Betsy Goodfriend at the Hustler.
The Hustler looks at Vanderbilt basketball for next season.
During a State College Area school board of directors meeting on Monday night, Wayne Sebastianelli — Penn State’s director of athletic medicine — made some alarming comments about the link between COVID-19 and myocarditis, particularly in Big Ten athletes. Sebastianelli said that cardiac MRI scans revealed that approximately a third of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to have myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that can be fatal if left unchecked. "When we looked at our COVID-positive athletes, whether they were symptomatic or not, 30 to roughly 35 percent of their heart muscles (were) inflamed," Sebastianelli said. "And we really just don’t know what to do with it right now. It’s still very early in the infection. Some of that has led to the Pac-12 and the Big Ten’s decision to sort of put a hiatus on what’s happening."
Oh good. Well, shitposting, goofy movie threads and Costa Rican soccer it is, girls!
Finally, major sports media speaks the truth on this issue, and assigns blame directly and appropriately.