Saturday, January 24, 2009

Big win for Slocum

Jerry Slocum's Youngstown State Penguins pulled off a shocker yesterday, edging Horizon League preseason favorite Cleveland State, 64-60. The game was shown on ESPNU. (Thanks to Rick "Stats" Klapthor for the heads up on the broadcast.)

I watched YSU play at CSU last year, and Jerry's kids got run off the floor. They locked down on defense last night and held off the talented Vikings. You can watch Slocum's post-game press conference here:

But here might be a bigger shocker. Eariler this year, Slocum was sporting a somewhat shaggy goatee. For the past two decades the guy hasn't had a hair out of place on his head and his only facial hair changes were thin mustache or no mustache. If you click on the YouTube link above, you'll see links to past press conferences that show the scruffier Slocum.

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