Penn State won by 11 over Nebraska Saturday afternoon in what has been a jam-packed weekend of athletics in State College, but it was a particular doctor reference head coach Micah Shrewsberry that had people in stitches.
Not literally, of course. And it’s not technically a real doctor he mentioned. In fact, it was Dr Pepper, Shrewsberry’s favorite soft drink.
“One of the most important things that I think about in my day is, can I bring my D. Pepper to the press conference?” Shrewsberry stated at his postgame press conference following Saturday’s 76-65 win over Nebraska.
Saturday was not the first time Shrewsberry has shamelessly plugged Dr Pepper having done so multiple times this spring including leading up to the NCAA Tournament.
“You got to focus on what’s next, and we’re not trying to miss any turns because we’re looking five miles down the road,” Shrewsberry said. “We need to focus on the very next exit that’s coming and then get off that exit, get some gas, get something to eat, get a large fountain Dr Pepper.”
Of course, the Nittany Lions are in a similar position like they were last year in regards to being on the bubble for the tournament. Until then, along with preparing his guys to make a run, Shrewsberry is trying to bring light to his favorite soft drink and get it noticed by the powers that be.
“Is it a Pepsi product? Is it a Coke product?” Shrewsberry asked. “No, it’s in the middle. It’s a free agent.”
That free agent so to speak is actually a part of the Keurig Dr Pepper company so it’s unlikely to be found at Penn State for quite some time given the lucrative contract the university and athletic department has with Pepsi to sell their products on campus and events.