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Back Home on PSU Soil, James Franklin Lauds the Nittany Lions’ “It Factor”

Back Home on PSU Soil, James Franklin Lauds the Nittany Lions’ “It Factor”

- Mike Poorman

“The most important thing is that we have that ingredient, which is that we know how to win,” says Franklin (left, with Christian Hackenberg). “When I talk about the ingredient, ‘it’ is what I’m talking about.”


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21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When I approach a piece of music, in my head I have perfection,” Firer says. “But the beauty of art is that it doesn’t necessarily fit to that, and instead you get to see where it leads in the pursuit of perfection.” [Read More]
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1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Why the controversy? The cost of college continues to rise at a higher rate than the overall inflation rate. The average 2013-2104 tuition increase was 2.9 percent at public universities and the historical rate of increase is approximately 5 percent. [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Standing inside the tunnel of Croke Park stadium a group of men were smiling like little kids on Christmas morning. One of them was Christian Hackenberg, another was his father. 454 yards, 1 TD and 1 26-24 Penn State victory. [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"To come out here and to be able to help the team. When you’re presented an opportunity as a kicker, you have to seize that moment," Ficken said. "Obviously I couldn’t be happier for the guys. It was a hell of a game." [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I felt like my heart was going to pop right out of my chest,” Penn State senior Tory Tatone says. “But I knew Ficken had it in him!” [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
"This group works well together," he says. "I think we'll serve well, we have a good number of servers. We're not the big, physical team we have been in the last four years, so we'll have to rely on ball control and defense." [Read More]
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Jay Paterno Reads from New Book at Webster's Jay Paterno Reads from New Book at Webster's
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“The memories were the most difficult part of writing this book,” Paterno told StateCollege.com after the reading. “I remembered things that made me miss my dad, and then I had to think about how differently everything could and should’ve been handled.” [Read More]
Penn State Conductor Pursues Perfection Through Music Penn State Conductor Pursues Perfection Through Music
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When I approach a piece of music, in my head I have perfection,” Firer says. “But the beauty of art is that it doesn’t necessarily fit to that, and instead you get to see where it leads in the pursuit of perfection.” [Read More]
Penn State Students are Back, Are They Getting Their Money's Worth?
Column
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1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Why the controversy? The cost of college continues to rise at a higher rate than the overall inflation rate. The average 2013-2104 tuition increase was 2.9 percent at public universities and the historical rate of increase is approximately 5 percent. [Read More]
Penn State Fans Rejoice After Thrilling Last Moment Victory Penn State Fans Rejoice After Thrilling Last Moment Victory
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I felt like my heart was going to pop right out of my chest,” Penn State senior Tory Tatone says. “But I knew Ficken had it in him!” [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Bear is a very sweet dog and he's just glad to be in from the cold. He never lived indoors before coming to Centre County PAWS. He's lived outside for all of his 12 years. [Read More]
Police Keeping an Eye Out for Impaired Drivers Over Labor Day Weekend Police Keeping an Eye Out for Impaired Drivers Over Labor Day Weekend
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
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Weekend Plans: Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 31 Weekend Plans: Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 31
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
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3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
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3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Standing inside the tunnel of Croke Park stadium a group of men were smiling like little kids on Christmas morning. One of them was Christian Hackenberg, another was his father. 454 yards, 1 TD and 1 26-24 Penn State victory. [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"To come out here and to be able to help the team. When you’re presented an opportunity as a kicker, you have to seize that moment," Ficken said. "Obviously I couldn’t be happier for the guys. It was a hell of a game." [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I felt like my heart was going to pop right out of my chest,” Penn State senior Tory Tatone says. “But I knew Ficken had it in him!” [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
"This group works well together," he says. "I think we'll serve well, we have a good number of servers. We're not the big, physical team we have been in the last four years, so we'll have to rely on ball control and defense." [Read More]
 Gameday Coverage: Croke Park Classic vs. UCF Gameday Coverage: Croke Park Classic vs. UCF
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Alex Robinson
It’s the first time either team has played a game outside of the United States. Whether you’ll be watching at a bar, tailgating at home, or be one of the thousands representing Penn State in Dublin, coach James Franklin’s debut is sure to be remembered for a long time. [Read More]
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3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- The servers are nice. On Thursday, Casey was especially friendly with a group of beat writers from Pennsylvania. "I'm not going to the game this weekend," she said, suddenly getting excited, "Oh I used the right word (game) instead of match!" [Read More]
Penn State Players Try Hurling And Gaelic Football With Mixed Results
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3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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Penn State Reaches Milestone in Conversion to Cleaner Energy Penn State Reaches Milestone in Conversion to Cleaner Energy
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
In 2011, the campus steam system operated at 73 percent efficiency. When fully completed, Penn State's combined heat and power system will operate at better than 80 percent — more than twice the efficiency of the industrial power grid. [Read More]
Penn State Conductor Pursues Perfection Through Music Penn State Conductor Pursues Perfection Through Music
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When I approach a piece of music, in my head I have perfection,” Firer says. “But the beauty of art is that it doesn’t necessarily fit to that, and instead you get to see where it leads in the pursuit of perfection.” [Read More]
Penn State Students are Back, Are They Getting Their Money's Worth?
Column
Penn State Students are Back, Are They Getting Their Money's Worth?
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Why the controversy? The cost of college continues to rise at a higher rate than the overall inflation rate. The average 2013-2104 tuition increase was 2.9 percent at public universities and the historical rate of increase is approximately 5 percent. [Read More]
Hackenberg Tosses Masterclass In First Chapter Of New Era Hackenberg Tosses Masterclass In First Chapter Of New Era
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Standing inside the tunnel of Croke Park stadium a group of men were smiling like little kids on Christmas morning. One of them was Christian Hackenberg, another was his father. 454 yards, 1 TD and 1 26-24 Penn State victory. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken Adds Another Kick To Catalog Of Successes And Failures Penn State Football: Ficken Adds Another Kick To Catalog Of Successes And Failures
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"To come out here and to be able to help the team. When you’re presented an opportunity as a kicker, you have to seize that moment," Ficken said. "Obviously I couldn’t be happier for the guys. It was a hell of a game." [Read More]
Penn State Fans Rejoice After Thrilling Last Moment Victory Penn State Fans Rejoice After Thrilling Last Moment Victory
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I felt like my heart was going to pop right out of my chest,” Penn State senior Tory Tatone says. “But I knew Ficken had it in him!” [Read More]
Penn State And UCF Live Blog:Penn State Wins on Last Second Ficken Field Goal, Final Score is 26-24 Penn State And UCF Live Blog:Penn State Wins on Last Second Ficken Field Goal, Final Score is 26-24
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along here for live updates from inside Croke Park as Penn State takes on UCF in the 2014 season opener in Dublin. [Read More]
Penn State Fans Pack The Streets Of Dublin For Pep Rally
Video
Penn State Fans Pack The Streets Of Dublin For Pep Rally
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- "Beer early in the morning and a free shuttle to get me to the game?" One fan who perhaps wisely refused to give his name. "I'm in Dublin, how could this possibly end poorly?" [Read More]
For Ireland, Croke Park Is More Than Just A Stadium For Ireland, Croke Park Is More Than Just A Stadium
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- "Players here are amateurs," JJ my tour guide said. "You play for the county that you were born in, so some athletes play their entire lives trying to make it to the semi-finals or finals here at Croke Park." [Read More]
A Chicken Burger, Some Fries, A Real Guinness And An Irish Pub A Chicken Burger, Some Fries, A Real Guinness And An Irish Pub
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- The servers are nice. On Thursday, Casey was especially friendly with a group of beat writers from Pennsylvania. "I'm not going to the game this weekend," she said, suddenly getting excited, "Oh I used the right word (game) instead of match!" [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Back Home on PSU Soil, James Franklin Lauds the Nittany Lions’ “It Factor”

“The most important thing is that we have that ingredient, which is that we know how to win,” says Franklin (left, with Christian Hackenberg). “When I talk about the ingredient, ‘it’ is what I’m talking about.”

Judy Loy

Penn State Students are Back, Are They Getting Their Money's Worth?

Why the controversy? The cost of college continues to rise at a higher rate than the overall inflation rate. The average 2013-2104 tuition increase was 2.9 percent at public universities and the historical rate of increase is approximately 5 percent.

Some Openers “Pretty Cool” & Others Not So Much for Franklin, Penn State FootballMike Poorman

In two season-openers as East Stroudsburg's quarterback, James Franklin had 524 passing yards, five TD passes and two victories. Since then -- and including Saturday in Dublin -- the first game has often been a bit more challenging for Penn State's new head coach.

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