Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Familiar Name

CLICK HERE to watch and listen to Di Leo.
The "tip" came from That Certain Nittany Lion '16, who is in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl enjoying 70-degree temperatures while we f-r-e-e-z-e back here. Confirmation came with a news search ;-)

Chosen by Penn State head coach James Franklin to address the blue-and-white crowd at a pep rally held yesterday afternoon at a minor league baseball park in Scottsdale was Frank Di Leo, a walk-on linebacker for the Big Ten team and younger brother of Dartmouth defensive lineman Rocco Di Leo. From a story in the Centre Daily Times:
Franklin turned the mic over to junior linebacker Frank DiLeo, who thanked the Nittany Lion fans for their support.
Speaking of the Di Leos, heading to Hanover in the fall is a third Di Leo brother, Luca, a 6-1, 302 defensive lineman.

Frank Di Leo, a 5-9, 222 junior, appeared in one game for the Nittany Lions this fall. He also caught one Dartmouth game, making it to Fairfield, Conn., on a bye-week to see Dartmouth defeat Sacred Heart. His only chance to see his two brothers next fall (providing 6-3, 290 Rocco is awarded a medical redshirt season) will be Oct. 6 when PSU is off again and Dartmouth takes on Yale in the Bowl.
A regular reader has shared a story from Slate about a NESCAC school under this headline: The Liberal Arts Football Factory: Is Wesleyan University compromising its independent reputation and academic excellence to build an athletic cash cow?

Green Alert Take: Did the late Bill Bowen ghostwrite this?