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DeChellis leaves Penn State to run Navy’s basketball program


Ed DeChellis (Penn State photo)

Ed DeChellis, who did the impossible, rebuilding the Penn State Nittany Lions basketball program into a Big Ten contender, is leaving to coach at the U.S. Naval Academy.

He led the Nittany Lions men’s team to the NCAA tournament this past season.

In eight years under DeChellis’ leadership, Penn State was 114-138, but just 41-95 in the tough Big Ten regular-season.


Info courtesy of Penn State & U.S. Naval Academy



Sunday, October 10, was the 283rd day of 2010. With 82 days left in the year.


* On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.

* In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.

* In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa Dike.

* In 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek took the oath of office as president of China.

* In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting placing weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, became effective.

* In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigned.


64 Ben Vereen, entertainer.

60 Nora Roberts, author.

52 Tanya Tucker, country singer.

37 Mario Lopez, actor from Saved by the Bell.


Monday, October 11, was the 284th day of 2010. 81 days remain. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.


* On October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

* In 1809, about three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee Inn, an apparent suicide. He was 35.

* In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

* In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, a Columbus, Ohio native, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.

* In 1975, NBC Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) premiered with guest host George Carlin.

* In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. She later became CEO of COSI Columbus.


Chris Spielman with his late wife, Stefanie. Chris turned 45 on October 11 (file)

Ohio native Luke Perry turns 44 on October 11

85 Elmore Leonard, author.

48 Joan Cusick, actress.

45 Chris Spielman, former Ohio state football great and college football hall of famer.

44 Luke Perry, actor from Beverly Hills, 90210 and native of Fredericktown, Ohio which is located in Knox County.

34 Emily Deschanel, actress on the TV show, Bones.

Ohio State, Navy to open 2014 season in Baltimore

courtesy of Ohio State and the U.S. Naval Academy

M & T Bank Stadium, in Baltimore,  Maryland, will be hosting  a football contest between Ohio State and the U.S. Naval Academy during Labor Day weekend 2014 to open the season for both schools.

The game, a home contest for the Midshipmen from nearby Annapolis, is the latest in a series of moves by the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens to bring high-profile sporting events to the 71,000-seat stadium. “It is widely known across college football that Buckeye fans have a history of traveling in big numbers, with as many as 30,000 heading to road games, and Baltimore being 5 1/2 hours or 400 miles is not far from Columbus”, says Mark Burdett, Baltimore Ravens vice president. He continues, “Ohio State is quintessential college football. We see this as an interesting and very exciting opportunity. With the game being played on a long holiday weekend, it will give visitors more time to spend time and money in Baltimore”.

The Naval Academy played in Columbus in September 2009 to open Ohio State’s season and almost beat the Buckeyes.

M & T Bank Stadium (Ravens)

Chet Gladchuk, Navy’s athletic director, said the academy has never played at M & T Bank Stadium without drawing a sellout crowd. The team has played a handful of games there against Army, Maryland and Notre Dame. A home game with Ohio State was ideal for a larger park because Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is 37,000.

Says Gladchuk, ” We don’t even think about going up the street to Baltimore if we can’t sell the game out. M & T Bank Stadium will host the Army-Navy game in December 2014. And there’s no question in my mind this won’t be different.”

Gladchuk also said that 100,000-seat FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home of the Washington Redskins, was a contender for the game.