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Downtown State College Business Closing After Nearly 70 Years Downtown State College Business Closing After Nearly 70 Years
by Geoff Rushton

A fixture of downtown State College for seven decades will soon be closing. Full Story →

Mike Watkins Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles: ‘Penn State Has Saved My Life’ Mike Watkins Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles: ‘Penn State Has Saved My Life’

Penn State basketball forward Mike Watkins penned an open letter about his mental heath struggles and an apology to Penn State days after news of his latest disciplinary issue came out.

StateCollege.com - Anthony Colucci
4 Critical Areas Where James Franklin Says Penn State is Out of Balance
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4 Critical Areas Where James Franklin Says Penn State is Out of Balance

The Nittany Lions are a bit off-kilter in four key places, beyond the loss column. Says who? James Franklin, that’s who.

StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Oct. 19-21 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Oct. 19-21

It's feeling like fall and the weekend is packed with festivals and Halloween-themed events to celebrate the season. You'll also find concerts, including Metallica's first Bryce Jordan Center performance in 21 years, theater, sports and much more.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
SCASD, Local Police Partner for 'Operation Safe Stop' SCASD, Local Police Partner for 'Operation Safe Stop'

State College Area School District has seen a sharp increase over the past two years of incidents involving vehicles driving past school buses while students are boarding or disembarking. Next week the district is partnering with local police departments for en effort to put a stop to that trend.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton

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Panel Looks at How the Criminal Justice System Affects the Community Panel Looks at How the Criminal Justice System Affects the Community
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Three local members of the criminal justice system made up a panel sponsored by the Community Diversity Group and the American Association of University Women's State College branch to discuss how the system affects people in the community. [Read More]
BEA Looks to Bounce Back from First Loss; State College Returns Home BEA Looks to Bounce Back from First Loss; State College Returns Home
7 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
After taking its first loss of the season, Bald Eagle Area will hope to rebound against Jersey Shore while 7-1 State College returns home to face Mid Penn rival Altoona. Bellefonte travels to Bishop Carroll, Philipsburg-Osceola heads to undefeated Clearfield and Penns Valley hosts Tyrone. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Biro And Sucese Linked At The Mind And Chasing History Penn State Hockey: Biro And Sucese Linked At The Mind And Chasing History
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Brandon Biro and Nate Sucese are a lot alike. They're about the same height, they're a standard 'hockey weight' and they look somewhat similar, even if Biro gives off a certain boyish charm that makes you question if he's even old enough to be in college. [Read More]
I-99 Road Work Nearing Completion I-99 Road Work Nearing Completion
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
One of Centre County's myriad road work projects is nearing its end. [Read More]
Penn State Thespians Present ‘Young Frankenstein’ Penn State Thespians Present ‘Young Frankenstein’
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
Penn State Thespians present "Young Frankenstein" in Schwab Auditorium this week — a musical rendition of Mel Brooks’ hit 1974 comedy. [Read More]
State College Ranked Among Best Places to Raise a Family State College Ranked Among Best Places to Raise a Family
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College area is one of the top 10 places in the United States to raise a family, according to a new ranking from the website Livability. [Read More]
Q&A with Joel Weidner, on the New Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Store in State College Q&A with Joel Weidner, on the New Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Store in State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
For a quarter-century, Centre County residents have helped to support the nonprofit fair trade organization Ten Thousand Villages. [Read More]
Hanna Jr. Representing Himself This Time Around Hanna Jr. Representing Himself This Time Around
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
When Democratic state representative hopeful Mike Hanna Jr. is out talking to voters in the 76th Legislative District, which includes all of Clinton County and the northern part of Centre County, he said he thinks back to a lesson his grandmother taught him when he was growing up. [Read More]
Teams Across Nation Stand #NikiStrong Supporting Penn State Swimmer Battling Leukemia Teams Across Nation Stand #NikiStrong Supporting Penn State Swimmer Battling Leukemia
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Penn State swimmer Nikolette Nolte is garnering support from teams across Penn State Athletics and swim programs throughout the NCAA since her relapse of cancer during her freshman year in Happy Valley. [Read More]
A.I. and Analytics Still No Replacement for Game Day Human Intelligence
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A.I. and Analytics Still No Replacement for Game Day Human Intelligence
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
From its origin in baseball the trend of analytics, artificial intelligence and modeling has infected almost every sport. Into this brave new technological world, on Saturday night in Happy Valley we got a reminder of how valuable a coach’s game-day eye and gut feelings can be. [Read More]

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Penn State Thespians Present ‘Young Frankenstein’ Penn State Thespians Present ‘Young Frankenstein’
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
Penn State Thespians present "Young Frankenstein" in Schwab Auditorium this week — a musical rendition of Mel Brooks’ hit 1974 comedy. [Read More]
State College Ranked Among Best Places to Raise a Family State College Ranked Among Best Places to Raise a Family
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College area is one of the top 10 places in the United States to raise a family, according to a new ranking from the website Livability. [Read More]
Q&A with Joel Weidner, on the New Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Store in State College Q&A with Joel Weidner, on the New Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Store in State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
For a quarter-century, Centre County residents have helped to support the nonprofit fair trade organization Ten Thousand Villages. [Read More]
College Township Intersection Among Several Projects to Receive Funding College Township Intersection Among Several Projects to Receive Funding
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County Commissioners on Tuesday advanced applications for state and federal funding to support several public works projects. [Read More]
How Things Have Changed: Archery Hunting Then and Now How Things Have Changed: Archery Hunting Then and Now
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Pennsylvania held its first archery deer season in 1951. Only 5,542 people purchased the necessary $2 archery license so they could hunt in the bucks-only season. Those 5,000-plus hunters reported killing 33 bucks, which amounted to far less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the total deer harvest that [Read More]
Halloween Trail and Festival Returns to Shaver's Creek After 2-Year Hiatus Halloween Trail and Festival Returns to Shaver's Creek After 2-Year Hiatus
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Now that the renovations are mostly complete and Penn State's nature center in Petersburg is open to the public once again, one Shaver's Creek's most popular events is set to make its return this weekend for the first time since 2015. [Read More]
State College Choral Society Celebrates Its 70th Season of Music That Seeks to Transcend Time and Place State College Choral Society Celebrates Its 70th Season of Music That Seeks to Transcend Time and Place
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Thomas Leffler, Town&Gown
There is nothing that brings together an audience like timeless music. Some may associate this phrase with their favorite rock band or pop artist, but many in the Centre County region associate it with the State College Choral Society. [Read More]
Welcome to the 21st Century, Little One! (Oy.)
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Welcome to the 21st Century, Little One! (Oy.)
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Newborns don’t do much. Most of their tricks are involuntary. Nevertheless, when the newborn in question is your very own grandchild, especially if she’s your first grandchild, every movement and sound is utterly captivating. [Read More]
Indoor Trampoline Park Ready to Open Indoor Trampoline Park Ready to Open
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A long-awaited indoor trampoline park is finally opening in College Township. [Read More]
Penn State Fan to Receive Kidney Donation from Ohio State Fan Penn State Fan to Receive Kidney Donation from Ohio State Fan
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
One Buckeyes fan recently reached across the divide with a life-saving act of generosity when she donated her kidney to Penn Stater George Labecki, as reported by Fox 43. [Read More]

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BEA Looks to Bounce Back from First Loss; State College Returns Home BEA Looks to Bounce Back from First Loss; State College Returns Home
7 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
After taking its first loss of the season, Bald Eagle Area will hope to rebound against Jersey Shore while 7-1 State College returns home to face Mid Penn rival Altoona. Bellefonte travels to Bishop Carroll, Philipsburg-Osceola heads to undefeated Clearfield and Penns Valley hosts Tyrone. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Biro And Sucese Linked At The Mind And Chasing History Penn State Hockey: Biro And Sucese Linked At The Mind And Chasing History
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Brandon Biro and Nate Sucese are a lot alike. They're about the same height, they're a standard 'hockey weight' and they look somewhat similar, even if Biro gives off a certain boyish charm that makes you question if he's even old enough to be in college. [Read More]
Teams Across Nation Stand #NikiStrong Supporting Penn State Swimmer Battling Leukemia Teams Across Nation Stand #NikiStrong Supporting Penn State Swimmer Battling Leukemia
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Penn State swimmer Nikolette Nolte is garnering support from teams across Penn State Athletics and swim programs throughout the NCAA since her relapse of cancer during her freshman year in Happy Valley. [Read More]
A.I. and Analytics Still No Replacement for Game Day Human Intelligence
Column
A.I. and Analytics Still No Replacement for Game Day Human Intelligence
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
From its origin in baseball the trend of analytics, artificial intelligence and modeling has infected almost every sport. Into this brave new technological world, on Saturday night in Happy Valley we got a reminder of how valuable a coach’s game-day eye and gut feelings can be. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Set For One Final Season, Reaves Has Seen It All And Has The Bruises To Prove It Penn State Basketball: Set For One Final Season, Reaves Has Seen It All And Has The Bruises To Prove It
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
You might not see the bruises and scratches on Josh Reaves' arms from a distance but he is in fact peppered with them. One of the few Nittany Lions without tattoos, the marks are their own ever-changing story of what the game of basketball has left behind. Fighting through a foul here, a dive for a [Read More]
How Things Have Changed: Archery Hunting Then and Now How Things Have Changed: Archery Hunting Then and Now
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Pennsylvania held its first archery deer season in 1951. Only 5,542 people purchased the necessary $2 archery license so they could hunt in the bucks-only season. Those 5,000-plus hunters reported killing 33 bucks, which amounted to far less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the total deer harvest that [Read More]
Penn State Football: Defensive Tackle To Miss Remainder Of Season Penn State Football: Defensive Tackle To Miss Remainder Of Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State defensive tackle Fred Hansard will miss the remainder of the year following a surgery earlier this week, according to coach James Franklin. Hansard was injured during the first half against Michigan State this past weekend and did not return. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball's Watkins Cited for Disorderly Conduct Penn State Basketball's Watkins Cited for Disorderly Conduct
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State basketball forward Mike Watkins has had another brush with the law. [Read More]
11 Inducted into Centre County Sports Hall of Fame 11 Inducted into Centre County Sports Hall of Fame
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ron Bracken
It was an eclectic group covering football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, broadcasting and journalists who represented Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Kickoff Time Set for Oct. 27 Game Against Iowa Penn State Football: Kickoff Time Set for Oct. 27 Game Against Iowa
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
No. 18 Penn State’s week 9 clash with No. 19 Iowa will be an afternoon kickoff on Oct. 27. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Biro And Sucese Linked At The Mind And Chasing History Penn State Hockey: Biro And Sucese Linked At The Mind And Chasing History
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Brandon Biro and Nate Sucese are a lot alike. They're about the same height, they're a standard 'hockey weight' and they look somewhat similar, even if Biro gives off a certain boyish charm that makes you question if he's even old enough to be in college. [Read More]
Penn State Thespians Present ‘Young Frankenstein’ Penn State Thespians Present ‘Young Frankenstein’
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
Penn State Thespians present "Young Frankenstein" in Schwab Auditorium this week — a musical rendition of Mel Brooks’ hit 1974 comedy. [Read More]
State College Ranked Among Best Places to Raise a Family State College Ranked Among Best Places to Raise a Family
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College area is one of the top 10 places in the United States to raise a family, according to a new ranking from the website Livability. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Set For One Final Season, Reaves Has Seen It All And Has The Bruises To Prove It Penn State Basketball: Set For One Final Season, Reaves Has Seen It All And Has The Bruises To Prove It
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
You might not see the bruises and scratches on Josh Reaves' arms from a distance but he is in fact peppered with them. One of the few Nittany Lions without tattoos, the marks are their own ever-changing story of what the game of basketball has left behind. Fighting through a foul here, a dive for a [Read More]
Halloween Trail and Festival Returns to Shaver's Creek After 2-Year Hiatus Halloween Trail and Festival Returns to Shaver's Creek After 2-Year Hiatus
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Now that the renovations are mostly complete and Penn State's nature center in Petersburg is open to the public once again, one Shaver's Creek's most popular events is set to make its return this weekend for the first time since 2015. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Defensive Tackle To Miss Remainder Of Season Penn State Football: Defensive Tackle To Miss Remainder Of Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State defensive tackle Fred Hansard will miss the remainder of the year following a surgery earlier this week, according to coach James Franklin. Hansard was injured during the first half against Michigan State this past weekend and did not return. [Read More]
Penn State Fan to Receive Kidney Donation from Ohio State Fan Penn State Fan to Receive Kidney Donation from Ohio State Fan
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
One Buckeyes fan recently reached across the divide with a life-saving act of generosity when she donated her kidney to Penn Stater George Labecki, as reported by Fox 43. [Read More]
Husband and Wife Team Lead Work to Manipulate Viruses at Penn State's Schmitt Lab Husband and Wife Team Lead Work to Manipulate Viruses at Penn State's Schmitt Lab
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Navin Zachariah
Tony and Phuong Schmitt started a virology lab at Penn State in 2005. Their work focuses on the medical capabilities of the virus, and how to use infectious mechanisms to distribute useful proteins to cells. [Read More]
Gov. Wolf Expected to Sign Timothy Piazza Antihazing Law Gov. Wolf Expected to Sign Timothy Piazza Antihazing Law
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
New anti-hazing legislation introduced following the death of Penn State student and fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Senate on Monday and is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk to be signed into law. [Read More]
The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With the Michigan State game in the books there are still plenty of difficult Big Ten contests down the road for Penn State. This week we will continue to track some of the same stats as two weeks ago as Penn State headed into the thick of Big Ten play coming off of a win over Illinois and headed in [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

4 Critical Areas Where James Franklin Says Penn State is Out of Balance

The Nittany Lions are a bit off-kilter in four key places, beyond the loss column. Says who? James Franklin, that’s who.

Jay Paterno

A.I. and Analytics Still No Replacement for Game Day Human Intelligence

From its origin in baseball the trend of analytics, artificial intelligence and modeling has infected almost every sport. Into this brave new technological world, on Saturday night in Happy Valley we got a reminder of how valuable a coach’s game-day eye and gut feelings can be.

Welcome to the 21st Century, Little One! (Oy.)Russell Frank

Newborns don’t do much. Most of their tricks are involuntary. Nevertheless, when the newborn in question is your very own grandchild, especially if she’s your first grandchild, every movement and sound is utterly captivating.

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