Team preview: Penn State

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 30, 2009, 12:53 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

It was arguably the most successful season in Penn State history, and it definitely saw the best and most emotional finish -- 36 buses worth of fans and luminaries taking over Madison Square Garden, cheering wildly as senior warrior Jamelle Cornley stood sobbing, raising the NIT championship trophy despite his separated and tightly wrapped shoulder.