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Report: Penn State HC Micah Shrewsberry Expected to Make Decision ‘In the Next 36 Hours Or So’, PSU, Notre Dame 2 Favorites

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Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Micah Shrewsberry January 21, 2023 David Hague/NSN

Update (6:42 p.m.)—

**Stadium’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Penn State’s offer to Shrewsberry has an increased financial package and NIL commitment.

Update (5:03 p.m)—

**College Basketball insider Jon Rothstein tweeted that, per sources, Shrewsberry “has emerged as a primary candidate” for the Notre Dame job.

Rothstein added that Penn State is expected to give Shrewsberry “a lucrative, long-term offer.”

It looks like we’ll soon find out if Micah Shrewsberry will be coaching at Penn State, Notre Dame or elsewhere next season.

According to a report by college basketball insider Jeff Borzello available with ESPN+, Shrewsberry is expected to decide his future “within the next 36 hours or so.”

The article also said that, although Providence is an option, it’s likely that Shrewsberry is choosing between Penn State and Notre Dame.

“The Nittany Lions have been in contract negotiations with Shrewsberry for the last couple of months,” the article reads, “but his price, and leverage, have undoubtedly increased after the late-season surge.”

The “late-season surge” is referencing Penn State winning nine of its last 12 games this past season.

Shrewsberry led Penn State to its first Big Ten championship game and NCAA Tournament appearances since 2011, and the team’s first-round win over Texas A&M was its first NCAA Tournament win since 2001. Penn State’s season ended with a 71-66 loss to Texas in the Round of 32 this past Saturday.

In between the Texas A&M and Texas games, college basketball insider Jon Rothstein tweeted that Penn State was “prepared to make a significant financial commitment” to Shrewsberry.

This past Monday, Dave Jones of PennLive and the Harrisburg Patriot-News tweeted that, per source, Shrewsberry was in talks with Notre Dame.

“I believe Penn State made its pitch,” Jones wrote. “Whatever is going to happen, stay or go, will happen soon.”

It’s now looking increasingly apparent that the world will know one way or the other what Shrewsberry decides before the end of the week.

Over two seasons at Penn State, Sherewsberry is 37-31 overall and 17-23 in the Big Ten.

Nittany Sports Now spoke with former Penn State player and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jon Crispin before the NCAA Tournament, and he mentioned the Notre Dame job as one that could be of great interest to Micah Shrewsberry.

“I think the Notre Dame one is very interesting to me because he’s an Indiana guy,” Crispin said. “He has ties to Butler and Purdue. He’d probably play Purdue every other year, if not every year, and they could offer him a ridiculous amount of money.”

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