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How Does Penn State Football Do Against the Point Spread? How Does Penn State Football Do Against the Point Spread?
by Mike Poorman

Over the past two seasons, Penn State covered the point spread almost three out out of four games. (Only Boise State did better.) Should we call them the Nittany Lines? Full Story →

Police Say Former Parking Enforcement Officer Stole Thousands of Dollars from Meters Police Say Former Parking Enforcement Officer Stole Thousands of Dollars from Meters

A now former State College parking enforcement officer is facing felony charges after he allegedly stole $3,338 from parking meters.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State Football: For Nittany Lions, 2018 Will Be As Much About Mental Talent As Physical Penn State Football: For Nittany Lions, 2018 Will Be As Much About Mental Talent As Physical

"It's making sure that our team is mature enough to handle it and doesn't feel like winning is just a birthright at Penn State because it's not," James Franklin said in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. "Getting our guys to understand the type of sacrifices, the type of investment they are going t

StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Boalsburg Memorial Day Weekend Set to Begin; Sen. Casey to Speak at Service Boalsburg Memorial Day Weekend Set to Begin; Sen. Casey to Speak at Service

The celebration kicks off Thursday night with the start of the Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival and continues through to Monday night, concluding with the 6 p.m. memorial service at the cemetery.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton, Vincent Corso
State Theatre Recognized as a State College Historic Site State Theatre Recognized as a State College Historic Site

As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton

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Lane Closures to Be in Place for I-99 Improvement Project Lane Closures to Be in Place for I-99 Improvement Project
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Drivers will encounter lane closures and possible travel delays when road improvement work begins next week on a 3-mile stretch of Interstate 99 in Centre County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. [Read More]
Penn State Program Graduates New Deputy Sheriffs Penn State Program Graduates New Deputy Sheriffs
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Centre County Sheriff Bryan Sampsel was on hand to see Deputy Nicole Smith, of State College, finish her training. Smith graduated from Penn State in 1997, then worked for 20 years in the human service field before deciding to become a sheriff’s deputy. [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Centre Crest Administrator Andrew Naugle on Elder Care and the New Facility Planned in College Township Lunch with Mimi: Centre Crest Administrator Andrew Naugle on Elder Care and the New Facility Planned in College Township
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Town & Gown
Town&Gown founder Mimi Barash Coppersmith sat down with Andrew Naugle at Liberty Craft House to discuss his career in nursing home administration and what the plans are for the new Centre Crest facility opening in 2020. [Read More]
Energy Days Conference Aims to Build Partnerships to Solve Critical Challenges Energy Days Conference Aims to Build Partnerships to Solve Critical Challenges
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com
Penn State's third annual Energy Days conference will be held on May 30 and 31 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. [Read More]
Ferguson Township Woman Charged in Alleged Theft and Burglary Spree Ferguson Township Woman Charged in Alleged Theft and Burglary Spree
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Ferguson Township woman is facing a litany of charges after police say she went on a theft and burglary spree. [Read More]
Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President for Administration Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President for Administration
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Frank Guadagnino, associate general counsel at Penn State, will be the university's new vice president for administration, effective July 1. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gruden Might Just Be The Answer For Hackenberg Penn State Football: Gruden Might Just Be The Answer For Hackenberg
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If there was a moment when Christian Hackenberg's collegiate and professional worlds collided for the first time it may have been the exact second he walked into the room to film Jon Gruden's QB Camp special. [Read More]
10 Charged with Operating Prescription Pill Mill in Pennsylvania, Including Centre County 10 Charged with Operating Prescription Pill Mill in Pennsylvania, Including Centre County
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Ten people were charged on Wednesday in connection with a prescription pill mill that allegedly used home computers to generate fake prescriptions to obtain Oxycodone and other drugs in 17 counties, including Centre County. [Read More]
University Park Airport to Conduct Full-Scale Emergency Drill University Park Airport to Conduct Full-Scale Emergency Drill
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A large number of emergency responders and vehicles will be on hand at University Park Airport tonight (May 23), but it won't be a cause for alarm. [Read More]
Former Corning Workers Meet to Reminisce Former Corning Workers Meet to Reminisce
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Blair Dixon is one of many former Corning workers who meet regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at Sunset West in Pleasant Gap. They come from Jersey Shore, Philipsburg, State College, Gallitzin, Port Matilda and beyond, with 35 to 45 of them present sometimes. [Read More]

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Penn State Program Graduates New Deputy Sheriffs Penn State Program Graduates New Deputy Sheriffs
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Centre County Sheriff Bryan Sampsel was on hand to see Deputy Nicole Smith, of State College, finish her training. Smith graduated from Penn State in 1997, then worked for 20 years in the human service field before deciding to become a sheriff’s deputy. [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Centre Crest Administrator Andrew Naugle on Elder Care and the New Facility Planned in College Township Lunch with Mimi: Centre Crest Administrator Andrew Naugle on Elder Care and the New Facility Planned in College Township
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Town & Gown
Town&Gown founder Mimi Barash Coppersmith sat down with Andrew Naugle at Liberty Craft House to discuss his career in nursing home administration and what the plans are for the new Centre Crest facility opening in 2020. [Read More]
Former Corning Workers Meet to Reminisce Former Corning Workers Meet to Reminisce
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Blair Dixon is one of many former Corning workers who meet regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at Sunset West in Pleasant Gap. They come from Jersey Shore, Philipsburg, State College, Gallitzin, Port Matilda and beyond, with 35 to 45 of them present sometimes. [Read More]
State Awards $1.7 Million Energy Grant for Corl Street Elementary School Renovation State Awards $1.7 Million Energy Grant for Corl Street Elementary School Renovation
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Area School District will receive a state grant of $1,737,720 for energy-efficiency and environmental-sustainability measures in the renovations and new construction at Corl Street Elementary School. [Read More]
Dance Studio Director Reflects on 34 Years in Bellefonte Dance Studio Director Reflects on 34 Years in Bellefonte
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
It is exciting to see people who have passion for their work — even after 34 years. Joan Kennedy-Kirkpatrick has such a passion. [Read More]
Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Home in Centre County
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Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Home in Centre County
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
In a matter of months, on what is now a just grassy plot of land on Reynolds Avenue in Bellefonte will be a new home for a local family, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County (HFHGCC) and its supporters. [Read More]
Penn State Professor Boaz Dvir Tells Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things Penn State Professor Boaz Dvir Tells Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Hinaa Noor, Town&Gown
After 15 years as a print journalist, Dvir was studying documentary filmmaking at grad school and teaching at the same university when he found his first film opportunity: Jessie’s Dad, a documentary about a father’s activism to boost child protection laws in the United States. [Read More]
When School Is Out, Lunch Is Still Served by YMCA When School Is Out, Lunch Is Still Served by YMCA
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
When school is out, kids in need don’t have that guaranteed meal from school and may be left hungry. This is where the YMCA of Centre County steps in. The Y sets up locations throughout the county where kids can come for lunch every weekday of the summer, at no cost, with no questions asked. [Read More]
Prom and the Positive Effects of Dressing Well
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Prom and the Positive Effects of Dressing Well
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
When my son and his friends posed for pre-prom photos, he noted, “Dang, we look good!” Which is a fine lesson for those of us in the real-world. The really important part about dressing nicely is not how others see you, it’s how you see and feel about yourself. There has been some scholarly re [Read More]
Ad Club Hosts Award Ceremony, Announces Free Branding Update for Local Nonprofit Ad Club Hosts Award Ceremony, Announces Free Branding Update for Local Nonprofit
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals, known as [CP]2, on Saturday hosted its annual award ceremony honoring excellence in advertising, design and marketing created in Central Pennsylvania. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Gruden Might Just Be The Answer For Hackenberg Penn State Football: Gruden Might Just Be The Answer For Hackenberg
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If there was a moment when Christian Hackenberg's collegiate and professional worlds collided for the first time it may have been the exact second he walked into the room to film Jon Gruden's QB Camp special. [Read More]
Jets Trade Former Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg to Raiders Jets Trade Former Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg to Raiders
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly, Mikey Mandarino
The New York Jets on Tuesday traded former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders a conditional seventh round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: 2018-19 Schedule Released As Nittany Lions Open Against Clarkson Penn State Hockey: 2018-19 Schedule Released As Nittany Lions Open Against Clarkson
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey will look to make it three-straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and will start that quest on Thursday, Oct 11 against Clarkson that finished the season ranked 10th in the PairWise. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Two Major Commitments As Recruiting Spree Continues Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Two Major Commitments As Recruiting Spree Continues
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finished up a wild few days on the recruiting trail with two more commitments on Monday evening. [Read More]
State High Girls Rugby Finishes No. 3 in the Nation State High Girls Rugby Finishes No. 3 in the Nation
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Area High School girls rugby team emerged as the No. 3 team in the country this weekend at the National Invitational Tournament in Murfreesboro, Tenn. [Read More]
Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey to Becoming Chewbacca Featured on ESPN’s ‘E:60’ Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey to Becoming Chewbacca Featured on ESPN’s ‘E:60’
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
“There are so many basketball players, but there is only one Chewbacca.” [Read More]
Saquon Barkley Making an Impact on Sports Card Collectibles Saquon Barkley Making an Impact on Sports Card Collectibles
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, G Kerry Webster
When former Nittany Lion No. 26 was taken by the New York Giants second in this year’s draft, thousands of cardboard collectors immediately set their eyes on the “big ticket” in this year’s NFL sports card products. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
Penn State earned a verbal commitment from four-star athlete Marquis Wilson Sunday evening. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters
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Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Only a dozen of the 130 major college football head coaches in the country are black. James Franklin, says new verbal commit Devyn Ford, wants to be the first of that group to win a national championship. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's big recruiting weekend got off to a fast start on Friday as the Nittany Lions added Rivals' five-star running back Devyn Ford to the fold. Ford announced his commitment to the 2019 class around 4:30. [Read More]

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Penn State Program Graduates New Deputy Sheriffs Penn State Program Graduates New Deputy Sheriffs
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Centre County Sheriff Bryan Sampsel was on hand to see Deputy Nicole Smith, of State College, finish her training. Smith graduated from Penn State in 1997, then worked for 20 years in the human service field before deciding to become a sheriff’s deputy. [Read More]
Energy Days Conference Aims to Build Partnerships to Solve Critical Challenges Energy Days Conference Aims to Build Partnerships to Solve Critical Challenges
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com
Penn State's third annual Energy Days conference will be held on May 30 and 31 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. [Read More]
Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President for Administration Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President for Administration
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Frank Guadagnino, associate general counsel at Penn State, will be the university's new vice president for administration, effective July 1. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gruden Might Just Be The Answer For Hackenberg Penn State Football: Gruden Might Just Be The Answer For Hackenberg
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If there was a moment when Christian Hackenberg's collegiate and professional worlds collided for the first time it may have been the exact second he walked into the room to film Jon Gruden's QB Camp special. [Read More]
University Park Airport to Conduct Full-Scale Emergency Drill University Park Airport to Conduct Full-Scale Emergency Drill
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A large number of emergency responders and vehicles will be on hand at University Park Airport tonight (May 23), but it won't be a cause for alarm. [Read More]
As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed to Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed to Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: 2018-19 Schedule Released As Nittany Lions Open Against Clarkson Penn State Hockey: 2018-19 Schedule Released As Nittany Lions Open Against Clarkson
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey will look to make it three-straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and will start that quest on Thursday, Oct 11 against Clarkson that finished the season ranked 10th in the PairWise. [Read More]
Penn State Professor Boaz Dvir Tells Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things Penn State Professor Boaz Dvir Tells Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Hinaa Noor, Town&Gown
After 15 years as a print journalist, Dvir was studying documentary filmmaking at grad school and teaching at the same university when he found his first film opportunity: Jessie’s Dad, a documentary about a father’s activism to boost child protection laws in the United States. [Read More]
Game Commission and Penn State Partner to Address Pennsylvania Bear Mange Epidemic Game Commission and Penn State Partner to Address Pennsylvania Bear Mange Epidemic
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Penn State research team and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are working together to better understand and manage the mange epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania's black bear population. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Two Major Commitments As Recruiting Spree Continues Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Two Major Commitments As Recruiting Spree Continues
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finished up a wild few days on the recruiting trail with two more commitments on Monday evening. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

How Does Penn State Football Do Against the Point Spread?

Over the past two seasons, Penn State covered the point spread almost three out out of four games. (Only Boise State did better.) Should we call them the Nittany Lines?

Geoff Rushton

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Home in Centre County

In a matter of months, on what is now a just grassy plot of land on Reynolds Avenue in Bellefonte will be a new home for a local family, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County (HFHGCC) and its supporters.

Prom and the Positive Effects of Dressing WellJohn Hook

When my son and his friends posed for pre-prom photos, he noted, “Dang, we look good!” Which is a fine lesson for those of us in the real-world. The really important part about dressing nicely is not how others see you, it’s how you see and feel about yourself. There has been some scholarly re

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