Vikings defensive end Brian Robison took some time before agreeing to a pay cut to return for a 12th season. He said more than likely this is his final season.
Danielle Hunter took over as the starter at left defensive end last season, but Robison still played 56.5 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. He made 20 tackles and four sacks.
Before this spring, the Capitals had made it past the second round of the playoffs just twice and reached the final once, when Tikkanen and Co. were swept by the Red Wings. Abe and Irene Pollin, the longtime owners of the Capitals and NBA’s Bullets/Wizards, had to learn how to handle losing.
I would love to, anytime we can get into New York. We have the last couple of years, and it’s been great for us, Pikiell told NJ Advance Media. The league dictates a lot of that stuff, but I would love to. We have a ton of alums in New York, and I love New York. It’s the biggest stage.
The dates there are hard to get into and hard to come by, but any time we get a good opportunity to play in those places, we’ll take a good, strong look at it and hopefully take advantage of that.
Penn State coach Pat Chambers told pennlive.com during a recent trip to Manhattan that, after making a surprise appearance in the Big Ten final and then returning to the Garden a few weeks later to win the NIT title, the arena wanted us back and he’s interested in playing more games in New York.
They wanted us to do another game. They tried to get us in their holiday classic, Chambers said during a Penn State Coaches Caravan stop in May. They tried to get us in a one-off. We were all about it. It just didn’t work with the other teams, so we’ll continue to work hard on getting back in the Garden.
Rutgers has played five games at the Garden in Pikiell’s first two seasons, but it did not have any regular season contests there this past season. That is expected to be the case again this coming year, which means the only way the Scarlet Knights will play at the arena is if they make a run to the NIT semifinals.
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