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Giger: Barbour talked the talk, now it’s time for PSU to walk the walk with men’s basketball

I, for one, do not believe Penn State will ever be a major factor in men’s basketball year after year, and by that, I mean making the NCAA Tournament at least four or five times a decade.

I truly, truly do hope I’m wrong.

PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEE make me be wrong, Penn State!

Because nothing you’ve ever done has been anywhere near enough to prove that you, as a university, care enough about basketball success to do whatever it takes to achieve it.

No need to beat around the bush here. I’m talking about money. Lots and lots of money.

PODCAST: First impressions of Shrewsberry. And will administration give him what he needs to succeed?

When athletic director Sandy Barbour stood up to introduce new coach Micah Shrewsberry on Tuesday, she said two words that caught my attention. Two extremely important words.

Sustained success.

This is what Barbour said about the coaching search:

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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