Thanks for reading! I may be conservative on our bonus point potential and that is generally true. As a rule, I usually will skew on the conservative side of things since they can be so unpredictable. The only thing I would predict comfortably is we'll have more than everyone else, but who gets them, and how many can be tough to predict if they aren't Zain Retherford, healthy Jason Nolf or Kyle Snyder. I also think I was pretty kind to Ohio State in these predictions, considering the field at 125 and 197, I wouldn't be surprised to see them come up short at both classes, even if I think they likely have the best guys at those weights. If that happens, I think Penn State would win the title.
I do think there will be a bit of an edge to the wrestlers from Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Oklahoma State, since this tournament is basically viewed as a coronation for Ohio State or Penn State, it can lead to some "us against the world" kind of thinking. Who knows what effect that has, but it can lead to tighter matches than anticipated. Will be fun!
Right, a whole lot of smoke, but not a single bit of fire. This doesn't mean anything, so your "we may not have to worry about Chambers much longer" take is at best premature.
Assuming that DJ Newbill received $2,000 from ASM Sports (the agency he signed with after he was done playing for Penn State) while he was still eligible, what effect do you expect that to have on Pat Chambers?
Why do you think we'd see the same thing apply if this team makes a run to the dance? Sure, we could see some guys dip their toes into the pro waters but there is no reason to think this team is hopeless in the future. If they managed to get everyone coming back with their 2018 class, we'd be looking at one of the deepest and most talented PSU teams ever and a preseason top 25 ranking in all likelihood.
I get the general pessimism when it comes to PSU basketball, but this team is young and still has the potential to keep getting better.