The Snooze Button 02/09

Every weekday morning we’ll give you a collection of links called The Snooze Button which will have just enough Central PA sports news to occupy the first 9 minutes of your day.

 


• Recently acquired Tomas Kundratek welcomes his fresh start with the Bears (P-N[Leone])
• The real star for the Bears might be their tricked out bus (Pennsylvania Puck [Goulet])
• John Stevens and Zellio Toppazzini, who both got their start in Chocolatetown, were named to the AHL Hall of Fame Class for 2012 (AHL)

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• Harrisburg native and former NFLer Robert Tate is hosting a special gala tonight at the Radisson Hotel to benefit children living with dyslexia (CBS 21 [Bristol])

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• Tom Bradley takes over the reins of the Nittany Lion football program (Altoona Mirror[Rudel])
• Press conference transcript on the eve of Nebraska coming to Happy Valley (P-N)
• Mike McQueary will not attend the game because of multiple threats against him (P-N[Flounders])

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• The women’s hoops team kicks off their season later tonight at the Bryce Jordan Center when they host the Lady Lion Classic (P-N)
• The top-ranked wrestling program takes the first step in defending last year’s national title on Sunday against Bloomsburg (BSD, Go PSU Sports)
• Previewing the men’s basketball team with a look at the backcourt and frontcourt (BSD here and here)

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• Highlights from the chat on Baseball America’s top prospects in the Nationals’ system (Nationals Prospects)
• Looking at the minor league free agent pitchers (Nationals Arm Race [Boss], DC is for Baseball [Hogan])
• Josh Johnson was re-signed by the Nationals’ organization for the 2012 season (Baseball America [Eddy])

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• 28 college and high school teams will compete on Saturday in the Wrestle for a Cure Duals at the State Farm Show Arena to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (P-N[Carlson])

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• Blackman MMA alum Dennis Bermudez advanced to the featherweight finals of The Ultimate Fighter with a guillotine choke of Akira Corassani (MMA Explosion [Czech])

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• The Stampede continued amassing talent at the wide receiver position as they inked former UNLV player Garrien Johnson (P-N [Phillips])

 

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