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Leah Still Gets Her Christmas Wish Leah Still Gets Her Christmas Wish
by Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson

“There’s no definition of beauty,” Devon told ESPN later. “A lot of people think that you have to have a pretty face and long hair, but my daughter doesn’t have any hair, and she’s still the most beautiful girl I’ve ever looked at.” Full Story →

Mount Nittany Middle School Students Help Make Dying Girl's Wish Come True Mount Nittany Middle School Students Help Make Dying Girl's Wish Come True

"I was touched when I heard that this is probably her last Christmas," Wolynec says. "When I heard the story, I thought 'why wouldn't I want to help?'"

StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
NCAA Claims Paterno Estate is Delaying Lawsuit, Contradicting Previous Arguments NCAA Claims Paterno Estate is Delaying Lawsuit, Contradicting Previous Arguments

"Their new allegations are flatly incompatible with their past filings in the court," the filing reads, and quotes from several filings in which the plaintiffs claim that the NCAA "conducted no investigation at all."

StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Penn State Basketball: Measuring Nittany Lions' Early Season Success Penn State Basketball: Measuring Nittany Lions' Early Season Success

Penn State basketball is set to play Dartmouth today at 4 PM in the final non conference game of the season. Assuming that the Nittany Lions pull out the victory, it will give the program the most non conference wins in a single season in program history.

StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Freeh's Law Firm Appeals Decision in Paterno Lawsuit Freeh's Law Firm Appeals Decision in Paterno Lawsuit

Pepper Hamilton -- which acquired Freeh's law firm through a merger in 2012 -- has become entangled in the lawsuit between the Paterno estate and the NCAA, even though the national firm is not a party to the suit.

StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett

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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State trailed by 2 just under 5 minutes into the game but never looked back after taking the lead. The win gives Penn State a 12-1 record on the year, the most non conference wins ever in program history. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Lady Lions Fall in Overtime to South Florida Lady Lions Fall in Overtime to South Florida
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Stephane Hardinger
The back-and-forth contest saw 16 ties and 16 lead changes after halftime alone, including a jumper from Spann with seconds to play that sent the game into OT. [Read More]
There's Nothing Funny About Comedy's Censorship
Column
There's Nothing Funny About Comedy's Censorship
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
To quote Oscar Wilde, "I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself." Does anyone else see the problem with letting a communist dictator censor what we do and say in these United States? [Read More]
School District Proposes Tax Increase in Preliminary Budget School District Proposes Tax Increase in Preliminary Budget
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We’re still very early in our budget process and we don’t know exactly what the tax increase will end up being, but we have to start phasing in the debt service for the high school,” says school board member Jim Pawelczyk. [Read More]
Top 10 Bowl Game Moments in Penn State Football History
Column
Top 10 Bowl Game Moments in Penn State Football History
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From Gregg Garrity's diving catch in the 1983 Sugar Bowl to Ki-Jana Carter's touchdown burst in the 1995 Rose Bowl, here are some Penn State postseason moments -- and video clips -- to bowl you over. [Read More]
Centre Foundation Awards 17 grants for $33,000 Centre Foundation Awards 17 grants for $33,000
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
"We received 60 applications from 33 organizations across Centre County," said Molly Kunkel, Centre Foundation executive director. "The decisions were tough, but our staff and our board members ultimately decided these were the right projects to fund at this time." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is headed to a bowl game, and has been to many bowl games. But how well do you know all of the little details about the bowls the Nittany Lions have played in all of the program's history? [Read More]
Winter Solstice Marks Beginning of Stormy Season Winter Solstice Marks Beginning of Stormy Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Last winter, once the cold air came in it was really relentless, but we don’t see this year being as harsh,” Smerbeck says. “There will be shots of arctic air, but things will also rebound and bounce back.” [Read More]
Women’s Volleyball Wins NCAA Record Seventh National Title Women’s Volleyball Wins NCAA Record Seventh National Title
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
BYU was not only seeking its first-ever title, but it was looking to make history, trying to become the first-ever unranked team to win it all. Penn State, on the other hand, was gunning for its second-straight title, sixth in eight years, and record seventh-overall championship. [Read More]

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Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Centre Foundation Awards 17 grants for $33,000 Centre Foundation Awards 17 grants for $33,000
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
"We received 60 applications from 33 organizations across Centre County," said Molly Kunkel, Centre Foundation executive director. "The decisions were tough, but our staff and our board members ultimately decided these were the right projects to fund at this time." [Read More]
Winter Solstice Marks Beginning of Stormy Season Winter Solstice Marks Beginning of Stormy Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Last winter, once the cold air came in it was really relentless, but we don’t see this year being as harsh,” Smerbeck says. “There will be shots of arctic air, but things will also rebound and bounce back.” [Read More]
Penn State Christmas Light Show Captured by Drone
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Penn State Christmas Light Show Captured by Drone
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Tim Gilbert
Another year, another killer Penn State Christmas lights show from inventive alumnus Bob Witt. Like shows in years past, the lights in front of Witt’s Schwenksville home light up spectacularly to the tune of “The Nittany Lion” and “Fight On, State.” [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Sadie is one of those sweet girls who loves to cuddle up and enjoy a good belly rub! She is housebroken and crate trained. She loves going for walks in the woods and walks very nicely on a leash. [Read More]
PA Pension Board Votes Jerry Sandusky Must Forfeit Pension PA Pension Board Votes Jerry Sandusky Must Forfeit Pension
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
According to SERS spokeswoman Pamela Hill, the board voted 8-3 in favor of pension forfeiture after a multiyear legal process. She says that Sandusky has 30 days to appeal this decision to the Commonwealth Court. [Read More]
Nail Salon Searched By Police in Connection with Alleged Credit Card Fraud Nail Salon Searched By Police in Connection with Alleged Credit Card Fraud
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
According to a search warrant filed against the business, police "believe he may be in the business of stealing the [credit card information] of unsuspecting nail customers and re-encoding the data on other cards." [Read More]
Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
I do understand that sometimes, to the public, protecting employee confidentiality and asserting privilege doesn’t sound good. It seems counter to the value of transparency. [Read More]
Paterno Estate Responds to Claims that Lawsuit 'Lacks Standing' Paterno Estate Responds to Claims that Lawsuit 'Lacks Standing'
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
In their November filing, attorneys for Penn State argued that the plaintiffs' allegations of breech of contract had been dismissed by the court and are now irrelevant. [Read More]
Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The University is very disappointed that Mr. Stairs has chosen this course of action and that it will be required to devote University resources to defending this litigation." [Read More]

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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State trailed by 2 just under 5 minutes into the game but never looked back after taking the lead. The win gives Penn State a 12-1 record on the year, the most non conference wins ever in program history. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Lady Lions Fall in Overtime to South Florida Lady Lions Fall in Overtime to South Florida
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Stephane Hardinger
The back-and-forth contest saw 16 ties and 16 lead changes after halftime alone, including a jumper from Spann with seconds to play that sent the game into OT. [Read More]
Top 10 Bowl Game Moments in Penn State Football History
Column
Top 10 Bowl Game Moments in Penn State Football History
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From Gregg Garrity's diving catch in the 1983 Sugar Bowl to Ki-Jana Carter's touchdown burst in the 1995 Rose Bowl, here are some Penn State postseason moments -- and video clips -- to bowl you over. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is headed to a bowl game, and has been to many bowl games. But how well do you know all of the little details about the bowls the Nittany Lions have played in all of the program's history? [Read More]
Women’s Volleyball Wins NCAA Record Seventh National Title Women’s Volleyball Wins NCAA Record Seventh National Title
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
BYU was not only seeking its first-ever title, but it was looking to make history, trying to become the first-ever unranked team to win it all. Penn State, on the other hand, was gunning for its second-straight title, sixth in eight years, and record seventh-overall championship. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Beat Drexel 73-68 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Beat Drexel 73-68
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball improved to 11-1 on the year with a 73-68 win over Drexel on Saturday. The Nittany Lions were led by DJ Newbill's 20 points and a double-double effort by Brandon Taylor. [Read More]
Wrestling Takes Down Virginia Tech To Stay Undefeated Wrestling Takes Down Virginia Tech To Stay Undefeated
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Zack Rickens
No. 5 Penn State continued its unbeaten streak by defeating No. 9 Virginia Tech, 20-15. The Hokies are the highest-ranked team Penn State has faced so far this season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Makes Case For Eligibility Free Bowl Games Penn State Football: Franklin Makes Case For Eligibility Free Bowl Games
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"You'd love to be able to ‑‑ coaches have always talked about trying to get a rule in place where the bowl game is kind of not really connected to the season, and you can play pretty much everybody in the bowl game and it not count against eligibility" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Awards Continue To Pile Up For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Awards Continue To Pile Up For Nittany Lions
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The postseason awards continue to stack up for the Nittany Lions as several more earned All-Big Ten and All-America honors from Athlon Sports, Phil Steele’s College Football and Scout this week. [Read More]

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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State trailed by 2 just under 5 minutes into the game but never looked back after taking the lead. The win gives Penn State a 12-1 record on the year, the most non conference wins ever in program history. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Monday, Dec. 22
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Top 10 Bowl Game Moments in Penn State Football History
Column
Top 10 Bowl Game Moments in Penn State Football History
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
From Gregg Garrity's diving catch in the 1983 Sugar Bowl to Ki-Jana Carter's touchdown burst in the 1995 Rose Bowl, here are some Penn State postseason moments -- and video clips -- to bowl you over. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is headed to a bowl game, and has been to many bowl games. But how well do you know all of the little details about the bowls the Nittany Lions have played in all of the program's history? [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Beat Drexel 73-68 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Beat Drexel 73-68
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball improved to 11-1 on the year with a 73-68 win over Drexel on Saturday. The Nittany Lions were led by DJ Newbill's 20 points and a double-double effort by Brandon Taylor. [Read More]
Penn State Christmas Light Show Captured by Drone
Video
Penn State Christmas Light Show Captured by Drone
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Tim Gilbert
Another year, another killer Penn State Christmas lights show from inventive alumnus Bob Witt. Like shows in years past, the lights in front of Witt’s Schwenksville home light up spectacularly to the tune of “The Nittany Lion” and “Fight On, State.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Makes Case For Eligibility Free Bowl Games Penn State Football: Franklin Makes Case For Eligibility Free Bowl Games
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"You'd love to be able to ‑‑ coaches have always talked about trying to get a rule in place where the bowl game is kind of not really connected to the season, and you can play pretty much everybody in the bowl game and it not count against eligibility" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Awards Continue To Pile Up For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Awards Continue To Pile Up For Nittany Lions
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The postseason awards continue to stack up for the Nittany Lions as several more earned All-Big Ten and All-America honors from Athlon Sports, Phil Steele’s College Football and Scout this week. [Read More]
PA Pension Board Votes Jerry Sandusky Must Forfeit Pension PA Pension Board Votes Jerry Sandusky Must Forfeit Pension
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
According to SERS spokeswoman Pamela Hill, the board voted 8-3 in favor of pension forfeiture after a multiyear legal process. She says that Sandusky has 30 days to appeal this decision to the Commonwealth Court. [Read More]
Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
I do understand that sometimes, to the public, protecting employee confidentiality and asserting privilege doesn’t sound good. It seems counter to the value of transparency. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban

There's Nothing Funny About Comedy's Censorship

To quote Oscar Wilde, "I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself." Does anyone else see the problem with letting a communist dictator censor what we do and say in these United States?

Mike Poorman

Top 10 Bowl Game Moments in Penn State Football History

From Gregg Garrity's diving catch in the 1983 Sugar Bowl to Ki-Jana Carter's touchdown burst in the 1995 Rose Bowl, here are some Penn State postseason moments -- and video clips -- to bowl you over.

From Oil Plunge to Hollywood Hack Job, It's a Strange New World!Judy Loy

As Warren Buffet famously said, "I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy."

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