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State College Falls to Altoona in District Title Game Thriller State College Falls to Altoona in District Title Game Thriller
by Geoff Rushton

Altoona capitalized on a late interception and executed a gutsy play call to hand State College a stunning 22-21 loss in the District 6 Class 6A championship Friday night at Mansion Park. Full Story →

COVID-19 Patient Admissions Continue to Increase at Mount Nittany Medical Center COVID-19 Patient Admissions Continue to Increase at Mount Nittany Medical Center

COVID-19 hospitalizations at Mount Nittany Medical Center reached a new high on Friday.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State Football: Five Things to Watch as Nittany Lions Head to Indiana Penn State Football: Five Things to Watch as Nittany Lions Head to Indiana

It’s finally here, the Nittany Lions are headed to Bloomington for the first game of the year after what has felt like a lifetime of waiting and hoping.

StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Titan Market Offers New Year-Round Place to Shop from Local Vendors Titan Market Offers New Year-Round Place to Shop from Local Vendors

A new indoor market in Bellefonte gives local shoppers a place to support area farmers, producers and artisans, all year-round.

StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
Penn State Reports More Than 100 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park Since Last Update Penn State Reports More Than 100 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park Since Last Update

Penn State reported 108 new COVID-19 positives among students and one among employees at University Park in Friday's semi-weekly update.

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Football Fans, Police Ready for Strange Season to Begin in State College
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Football Fans, Police Ready for Strange Season to Begin in State College
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
“We actually have extra officers working just to prepare for the start of a football season, so it's going to be treated kind of like a home game for us manpower-wise,” State College police Lt. Greg Brauser said. [Read More]
Virtual Performances, New Precautions Helping Blue Band Prepare for Unorthodox Season Virtual Performances, New Precautions Helping Blue Band Prepare for Unorthodox Season
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Charles Reinert
“We’re trying to take advantage of the opportunities we’re getting... We’re doing our best to make the most of it,” drum major Keith Griffith said. [Read More]
Centre County Adds 59 COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death; Pennsylvania Reports Highest Single-Day Increase Centre County Adds 59 COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death; Pennsylvania Reports Highest Single-Day Increase
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County added 59 COVID-19 cases on Friday to bring its total to 3,908 since the first was confirmed in March, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The (Almost) Longest Wait is Over
Column
Penn State Football: The (Almost) Longest Wait is Over
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For James Franklin, the 2020 season is a responsibility of Biblical proportions, as Luke 12:48 states, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” [Read More]
State College Faces Altoona for District Title; BEA Opens Playoffs State College Faces Altoona for District Title; BEA Opens Playoffs
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
It’s just Week 4 for the State High varsity football team, but a championship game is already looming. On Friday night, the 2-1 Little Lions will travel to Mansion Park in Altoona to take on the 2-2 Mountain Lions in the title game for District 6, Class6A supremacy. [Read More]
Election 2020: 15th Congressional District Election 2020: 15th Congressional District
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
C-NET hosted candidates in the 2020 general election for interviews conducted by StateCollege.com editor Geoff Rushton. Today we look at the race for Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District. [Read More]
Election 2020: 12th Congressional District Election 2020: 12th Congressional District
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
C-NET hosted candidates in the 2020 general election for interviews conducted by StateCollege.com editor Geoff Rushton. Today we look at the race for Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Look to Knock Off Rust in a Hurry Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Look to Knock Off Rust in a Hurry
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Rust is natural this time of year. Players haven't played, coaches haven't coached. It's just different when you're getting back out on the field for the first time. [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health, Union Agree to New Contract Mount Nittany Health, Union Agree to New Contract
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
After weeks of negotiations, the union representing more than 900 Mount Nittany Medical Center workers agreed to a new three-year contract on Wednesday night. [Read More]
Centre County Adds 71 COVID-19 Cases Centre County Adds 71 COVID-19 Cases
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County added 71 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday to bring its total to 3,849 since the first was confirmed in March, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. [Read More]

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Virtual Performances, New Precautions Helping Blue Band Prepare for Unorthodox Season Virtual Performances, New Precautions Helping Blue Band Prepare for Unorthodox Season
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Charles Reinert
“We’re trying to take advantage of the opportunities we’re getting... We’re doing our best to make the most of it,” drum major Keith Griffith said. [Read More]
Bellefonte Art Museum’s Cranes Project Sends Inspiration Around the Nation – and the World Bellefonte Art Museum’s Cranes Project Sends Inspiration Around the Nation – and the World
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Elizabeth Molek, Town&Gown
The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County is taking resourcefulness during the pandemic to a higher level, while simultaneously spreading messages of hope. [Read More]
Community Spotlight: Halloween Hustle 5k Supports the ACRES Project Community Spotlight: Halloween Hustle 5k Supports the ACRES Project
2 days ago - StateCollege.com
With traditional fundraisers canceled this year due to the pandemic, the ACRES Project invites the community to participate in a Halloween-themed virtual 5K fundraiser, the ACRES Halloween Hustle. [Read More]
Drive-Up Costume Contest Offers a New Twist on Centre Region Halloween Celebration Drive-Up Costume Contest Offers a New Twist on Centre Region Halloween Celebration
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
Centre Region Parks and Recreation is offering local families a fun way to safely celebrate Halloween this year. [Read More]
Lunch with Mimi: Inspired by Community That Helped Her, Michelle DiMidio Started Alliance for G.O.O.D. to Assist Others with a Variety of Needs Lunch with Mimi: Inspired by Community That Helped Her, Michelle DiMidio Started Alliance for G.O.O.D. to Assist Others with a Variety of Needs
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Town & Gown
A personal trainer, wife, and mother, Michelle DiMidio in April started Alliance for G.O.O.D. (Giving Others Our Donation), a grassroots effort to help local families struggling with any sort of need related to the pandemic. [Read More]
A Connection to Our Community and Personal Histories
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A Connection to Our Community and Personal Histories
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
As I looked from headstone to headstone I felt a number of different emotions – astonishment, sadness, awe, surprise, wonder, intrigue. [Read More]
Wildlife for Everyone Breaks Ground on Accessible Wetlands Project Wildlife for Everyone Breaks Ground on Accessible Wetlands Project
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation on Saturday broke ground on the Soaring Eagle Wetlands project designed to make nature accessible for all individuals regardless of physical limitation. [Read More]
Schlow Library to Host Virtual Event with Author Elizabeth Rush Schlow Library to Host Virtual Event with Author Elizabeth Rush
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Amy Fellin Caputo
Acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Rush will make a virtual visit to the Centre Region on Wednesday as part of activities recognizing the 50th anniversary this year of Earth Day. [Read More]
Indiana, Indiana, Indiana: 10 Ways Penn State Football Can Win This Week
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Indiana, Indiana, Indiana: 10 Ways Penn State Football Can Win This Week
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
With its 2020 football season-opener finally almost upon us, here are 10 ways the Nittany Lions and Penn State can win on and off the field. [Read More]
Philipsburg Farmer’s Market to Feature Special Crafter’s Fair This Weekend Philipsburg Farmer’s Market to Feature Special Crafter’s Fair This Weekend
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Teresa Mull
The Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation (PRC) is adding a special element to its farmer’s market this Saturday, Oct. 17: a crafter’s fair featuring handmade items. [Read More]

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Football Fans, Police Ready for Strange Season to Begin in State College
Video
Football Fans, Police Ready for Strange Season to Begin in State College
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
“We actually have extra officers working just to prepare for the start of a football season, so it's going to be treated kind of like a home game for us manpower-wise,” State College police Lt. Greg Brauser said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The (Almost) Longest Wait is Over
Column
Penn State Football: The (Almost) Longest Wait is Over
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For James Franklin, the 2020 season is a responsibility of Biblical proportions, as Luke 12:48 states, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” [Read More]
State College Faces Altoona for District Title; BEA Opens Playoffs State College Faces Altoona for District Title; BEA Opens Playoffs
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
It’s just Week 4 for the State High varsity football team, but a championship game is already looming. On Friday night, the 2-1 Little Lions will travel to Mansion Park in Altoona to take on the 2-2 Mountain Lions in the title game for District 6, Class6A supremacy. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Look to Knock Off Rust in a Hurry Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Look to Knock Off Rust in a Hurry
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Rust is natural this time of year. Players haven't played, coaches haven't coached. It's just different when you're getting back out on the field for the first time. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Right or Wrong, Move May Leave Penn State with Another Long Road Ahead Penn State Basketball: Right or Wrong, Move May Leave Penn State with Another Long Road Ahead
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
So much has changed and yet so little has. [Read More]
Penn State Men's Basketball Pat Chambers Resigns Following Internal Investigation Penn State Men's Basketball Pat Chambers Resigns Following Internal Investigation
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has announced Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour has accepted the resignation of head men's basketball coach Pat Chambers today following an internal investigation of new allegations of inappropriate conduct by Chambers. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics Reports Just One COVID Positive Following Latest Round of Testing Penn State Athletics Reports Just One COVID Positive Following Latest Round of Testing
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State Athletics reported just one COVID-19 positive among its latest round of student-athlete testing for the period of October 10-16 the department announced on Wednesday during its weekly release of test results. [Read More]
Penn State Football: With Unique Eligibility Rules, Three Freshmen Not Starting Who Could Still Make An Impact Penn State Football: With Unique Eligibility Rules, Three Freshmen Not Starting Who Could Still Make An Impact
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
An eye on three freshmen who could make an impact during a year where eligibility rules favor everyone getting playing time. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Western Pa. Tight End Commits to 2021 Class Penn State Football: Western Pa. Tight End Commits to 2021 Class
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football received another verbal commitment on Wednesday as Wexford, Pa native and tight end Khalil Dinkins add his name to the Nittany Lions' 2021 class. Dinkins made the news official through his Twitter account. [Read More]
Joey Porter Jr. and Parker Washington Headline Penn State's First Depth Chart Joey Porter Jr. and Parker Washington Headline Penn State's First Depth Chart
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football released its opening week depth chart on Tuesday giving fans the first real look at how the 2020 roster is shaking out as the Nittany Lions prepare for a Saturday season-opening meeting against Indiana. [Read More]

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Football Fans, Police Ready for Strange Season to Begin in State College
Video
Football Fans, Police Ready for Strange Season to Begin in State College
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
“We actually have extra officers working just to prepare for the start of a football season, so it's going to be treated kind of like a home game for us manpower-wise,” State College police Lt. Greg Brauser said. [Read More]
Virtual Performances, New Precautions Helping Blue Band Prepare for Unorthodox Season Virtual Performances, New Precautions Helping Blue Band Prepare for Unorthodox Season
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Charles Reinert
“We’re trying to take advantage of the opportunities we’re getting... We’re doing our best to make the most of it,” drum major Keith Griffith said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The (Almost) Longest Wait is Over
Column
Penn State Football: The (Almost) Longest Wait is Over
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For James Franklin, the 2020 season is a responsibility of Biblical proportions, as Luke 12:48 states, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Look to Knock Off Rust in a Hurry Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Look to Knock Off Rust in a Hurry
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Rust is natural this time of year. Players haven't played, coaches haven't coached. It's just different when you're getting back out on the field for the first time. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Right or Wrong, Move May Leave Penn State with Another Long Road Ahead Penn State Basketball: Right or Wrong, Move May Leave Penn State with Another Long Road Ahead
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
So much has changed and yet so little has. [Read More]
Penn State Men's Basketball Pat Chambers Resigns Following Internal Investigation Penn State Men's Basketball Pat Chambers Resigns Following Internal Investigation
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has announced Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour has accepted the resignation of head men's basketball coach Pat Chambers today following an internal investigation of new allegations of inappropriate conduct by Chambers. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics Reports Just One COVID Positive Following Latest Round of Testing Penn State Athletics Reports Just One COVID Positive Following Latest Round of Testing
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State Athletics reported just one COVID-19 positive among its latest round of student-athlete testing for the period of October 10-16 the department announced on Wednesday during its weekly release of test results. [Read More]
Penn State Outlines Fall Departure Plans, Voluntary Testing Procedures Penn State Outlines Fall Departure Plans, Voluntary Testing Procedures
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Penn State will encourage voluntary COVID-19 testing and self-quarantine periods for students traveling home in November, the university announced Tuesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: With Unique Eligibility Rules, Three Freshmen Not Starting Who Could Still Make An Impact Penn State Football: With Unique Eligibility Rules, Three Freshmen Not Starting Who Could Still Make An Impact
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
An eye on three freshmen who could make an impact during a year where eligibility rules favor everyone getting playing time. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Western Pa. Tight End Commits to 2021 Class Penn State Football: Western Pa. Tight End Commits to 2021 Class
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football received another verbal commitment on Wednesday as Wexford, Pa native and tight end Khalil Dinkins add his name to the Nittany Lions' 2021 class. Dinkins made the news official through his Twitter account. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: The (Almost) Longest Wait is Over

For James Franklin, the 2020 season is a responsibility of Biblical proportions, as Luke 12:48 states, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

John Hook

A Connection to Our Community and Personal Histories

As I looked from headstone to headstone I felt a number of different emotions – astonishment, sadness, awe, surprise, wonder, intrigue.

Indiana, Indiana, Indiana: 10 Ways Penn State Football Can Win This WeekMike Poorman

With its 2020 football season-opener finally almost upon us, here are 10 ways the Nittany Lions and Penn State can win on and off the field.

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