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Penn State Football: Part I, Q&A with Quarterback Christian Hackenberg

Penn State Football: Part I, Q&A with Quarterback Christian Hackenberg

- Mike Poorman

In an exclusive interview, Penn State's elite quarterback reveals the unique and characteristic fear that drives him, life as the most famous student on campus and what happened when the NCAA sanctions hit.


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Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Fraser Centre Plan Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Fraser Centre Plan
7 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
The mixed-use project has been in the works since 2008. The previous developer, Susquehanna Real Estate, had similar plans for the site. But the ambitious project never made it off the ground. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, July 24 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, July 24
15 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]
Thursday Is Penn State Day On Big Ten Network Thursday Is Penn State Day On Big Ten Network
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's Penn State day on the Big Ten Network so Nittany Lion fans looking for a sporting fix will be able to do that all day with some of the top sporting moments in Penn State history. [Read More]
Fire Breaks Out While State College Man is Sleeping Fire Breaks Out While State College Man is Sleeping
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
The entire apartment, located at 522 E. College Ave., filled with smoke. Neighbors began to smell smoke coming from the hallway and called emergency responders for help around 5:50 p.m. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin's Visit To Children's Hospital Hits Close To Home Penn State Football: James Franklin's Visit To Children's Hospital Hits Close To Home
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My youngest daughter has Sickle Cell Anemia" Franklin said in the midst of answering a question. The revelation was stated so bluntly that it nearly missed the handful of reporters in attendance, but at the same time his words carried a weight that could not be ignored. [Read More]
Police: Despite Recent High-Profile Incidents, Boalsburg Crime is Down Police: Despite Recent High-Profile Incidents, Boalsburg Crime is Down
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
While Boalsburg has seen serious crimes in recent months -- from an armed bank robbery to cemetery vandalism to a burglary and theft at businesses –- State College Police Chief Tom King says crime in the area has actually declined. [Read More]
Penn State Student Suffers Head Trauma During Fraternity Altercation Penn State Student Suffers Head Trauma During Fraternity Altercation
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
State College police are searching for information after a Penn State student suffered head trauma during an altercation at a fraternity house. [Read More]
The Flutopia Initiative Set to Kickoff Second Annual 5k The Flutopia Initiative Set to Kickoff Second Annual 5k
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Brittany Svoboda
"We're thrilled to be a part of it," says CVIM Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator Sue Forster. Part of CVIM's budget goes toward community-sponsored events and the funds donated from the Flutopia 5k "helps that part of the budget." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Howle And Urschel Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society Penn State Football: Howle And Urschel Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A Dean’s List student, Howle was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Urschel was college football’s most decorated student-athlete during the 2013 season and had started 24 straight games for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
PennDot Sets 70 MPH Speed Limit on Some Highways PennDot Sets 70 MPH Speed Limit on Some Highways
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
In a move that PennDot says will make travel "more efficient" a pilot program is phasing in 70 mph speed limits on sections of three Pennsylvania interstate highways -- including the stretch of I-80 that passes through Centre County. [Read More]

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The Flutopia Initiative Set to Kickoff Second Annual 5k The Flutopia Initiative Set to Kickoff Second Annual 5k
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Brittany Svoboda
"We're thrilled to be a part of it," says CVIM Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator Sue Forster. Part of CVIM's budget goes toward community-sponsored events and the funds donated from the Flutopia 5k "helps that part of the budget." [Read More]
PennDot Sets 70 MPH Speed Limit on Some Highways PennDot Sets 70 MPH Speed Limit on Some Highways
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
In a move that PennDot says will make travel "more efficient" a pilot program is phasing in 70 mph speed limits on sections of three Pennsylvania interstate highways -- including the stretch of I-80 that passes through Centre County. [Read More]
Red Cross Issues Urgent Appeal for Blood Donors Red Cross Issues Urgent Appeal for Blood Donors
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
"We have to collect about 900 units every day -- every day. And that's been a struggle," says Keeler. "We're hovering around a two day supply [of blood] or less." [Read More]
'Vietnam Revisited' Educates Public While Honoring Veterans 'Vietnam Revisited' Educates Public While Honoring Veterans
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
On the Pennsylvania Military Museum lawn, military reenactors guided visitors on a trip into a not-so-distant past with the sixth annual “Vietnam Revisted” event. A bivouac of canvas tents housed soldiers and nurses. New recruits were taught proper weapon maintenance. [Read More]
Rotary Club of State College Downtown contributes nearly $40,000 to local organizations Rotary Club of State College Downtown contributes nearly $40,000 to local organizations
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
"Thanks to our club membership – especially our very active fundraising committee — this was one of the most successful years in recent memory," stated George Trudeau, immediate past president whose term ended in early July. [Read More]
Penn State Freshman Dies After Being Hit by Truck Penn State Freshman Dies After Being Hit by Truck
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
State College police have confirmed Penn State freshman Eva O'Brian has died after being struck by a truck while jogging along North Atherton street on July 3. [Read More]
Ramadan Dinner Downtown Brings Cultures Together in Celebration Ramadan Dinner Downtown Brings Cultures Together in Celebration
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Most people here in America don’t often have the chance to have these experiences,” Penn State graduate student Ugur Pakoz says of the multicultural event. “Things like this are very important so people can understand the different cultures around them.” [Read More]
Repeat Snake Thief Sentenced to Up to Seven Years Repeat Snake Thief Sentenced to Up to Seven Years
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Nathan Flick was sentenced for a series of thefts - including 16 snakes and a firearm. Flick first drew the attention of law enforcement in May 2013 when he and two accomplices broke into a home and stole 13 snakes valued at $30,000. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Sweetums is an independent, beautiful cat looking for a welcoming home. She should do well in a home with older children and other cats. [Read More]
'Day of Joy' Swim Meet Brings Teams Together, Raises Money for Penn's Valley Pool 'Day of Joy' Swim Meet Brings Teams Together, Raises Money for Penn's Valley Pool
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I like it when all the teams come together like this,” Collin Leave, 11, of the Park Forest swim team in State College says. “You get to meet a lot of really good swimmers.” [Read More]

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Thursday Is Penn State Day On Big Ten Network Thursday Is Penn State Day On Big Ten Network
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's Penn State day on the Big Ten Network so Nittany Lion fans looking for a sporting fix will be able to do that all day with some of the top sporting moments in Penn State history. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin's Visit To Children's Hospital Hits Close To Home Penn State Football: James Franklin's Visit To Children's Hospital Hits Close To Home
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My youngest daughter has Sickle Cell Anemia" Franklin said in the midst of answering a question. The revelation was stated so bluntly that it nearly missed the handful of reporters in attendance, but at the same time his words carried a weight that could not be ignored. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Howle And Urschel Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society Penn State Football: Howle And Urschel Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A Dean’s List student, Howle was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Urschel was college football’s most decorated student-athlete during the 2013 season and had started 24 straight games for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Athlon Names Franklin And Staff No.9 In The Nation Penn State Football: Athlon Names Franklin And Staff No.9 In The Nation
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin and his staff have turned plenty of heads on the recruiting trail and Athlon Sports has taken notice naming Franklin and his staff the 9th best in the nation heading into the 2014 season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 2016 Targets Begin To Take Shape As Recruiting Continues Penn State Football: 2016 Targets Begin To Take Shape As Recruiting Continues
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State started off the 2016 recruiting class this weekend with four-star running back Miles Sanders giving his verbal commitment to James Franklin and his staff. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull One Of Five Nittany Lions Named To Athlon Sports’ Pre-season All-Big Ten Teams Penn State Football: Hull One Of Five Nittany Lions Named To Athlon Sports’ Pre-season All-Big Ten Teams
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State linebacker Mike Hull continues to rack up the preseason recognition for his talents as he was named first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports this week. [Read More]
Penn State Football: ESPN Ranks Penn State Michigan Clash No. 14 On Top 25 Of 2013 Penn State Football: ESPN Ranks Penn State Michigan Clash No. 14 On Top 25 Of 2013
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Michigan put together a game for the ages last season. Anyone who watched or was lucky enough to be in attendance won't forget the four overtime thriller anytime soon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Galt Praises Size And Speed Of James Penn State Football: Galt Praises Size And Speed Of James
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"To get a guy that big that does what he does, I haven't seen that," strength and conditioning coach Dwight Galt said. "I've been really lucky. I had five tight ends in the NFL at one time, including Vernon Davis and Dan Gronkowski, Rob's brother, and I'll tell you what -- I'll put Jesse Jam [Read More]
World Class Lacrosse is Closer Than You May Know
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World Class Lacrosse is Closer Than You May Know
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A Penn State coach, standing on the sidelines at a World Championship in anything is newsworthy. "The world championship was an amazing tournament from all accounts," Tambroni said in an email from Colorado. "First and foremost, it was an honor to represent Team USA." [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Utilizes His Own Brand of David vs. Goliath
Column
Penn State Football: James Franklin Utilizes His Own Brand of David vs. Goliath
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Playing the underdog may be the perfect role for James Franklin, following the logic of author Malcolm Gladwell. The Penn State coach's tactics are often David-like in his fight against the Goliaths of a monolithic conference in a sport of colossals. [Read More]

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Thursday Is Penn State Day On Big Ten Network Thursday Is Penn State Day On Big Ten Network
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's Penn State day on the Big Ten Network so Nittany Lion fans looking for a sporting fix will be able to do that all day with some of the top sporting moments in Penn State history. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin's Visit To Children's Hospital Hits Close To Home Penn State Football: James Franklin's Visit To Children's Hospital Hits Close To Home
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My youngest daughter has Sickle Cell Anemia" Franklin said in the midst of answering a question. The revelation was stated so bluntly that it nearly missed the handful of reporters in attendance, but at the same time his words carried a weight that could not be ignored. [Read More]
Penn State Student Suffers Head Trauma During Fraternity Altercation Penn State Student Suffers Head Trauma During Fraternity Altercation
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
State College police are searching for information after a Penn State student suffered head trauma during an altercation at a fraternity house. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Howle And Urschel Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society Penn State Football: Howle And Urschel Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A Dean’s List student, Howle was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Urschel was college football’s most decorated student-athlete during the 2013 season and had started 24 straight games for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Athlon Names Franklin And Staff No.9 In The Nation Penn State Football: Athlon Names Franklin And Staff No.9 In The Nation
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin and his staff have turned plenty of heads on the recruiting trail and Athlon Sports has taken notice naming Franklin and his staff the 9th best in the nation heading into the 2014 season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 2016 Targets Begin To Take Shape As Recruiting Continues Penn State Football: 2016 Targets Begin To Take Shape As Recruiting Continues
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State started off the 2016 recruiting class this weekend with four-star running back Miles Sanders giving his verbal commitment to James Franklin and his staff. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull One Of Five Nittany Lions Named To Athlon Sports’ Pre-season All-Big Ten Teams Penn State Football: Hull One Of Five Nittany Lions Named To Athlon Sports’ Pre-season All-Big Ten Teams
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State linebacker Mike Hull continues to rack up the preseason recognition for his talents as he was named first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports this week. [Read More]
Penn State Football: ESPN Ranks Penn State Michigan Clash No. 14 On Top 25 Of 2013 Penn State Football: ESPN Ranks Penn State Michigan Clash No. 14 On Top 25 Of 2013
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Michigan put together a game for the ages last season. Anyone who watched or was lucky enough to be in attendance won't forget the four overtime thriller anytime soon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Galt Praises Size And Speed Of James Penn State Football: Galt Praises Size And Speed Of James
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"To get a guy that big that does what he does, I haven't seen that," strength and conditioning coach Dwight Galt said. "I've been really lucky. I had five tight ends in the NFL at one time, including Vernon Davis and Dan Gronkowski, Rob's brother, and I'll tell you what -- I'll put Jesse Jam [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Utilizes His Own Brand of David vs. Goliath
Column
Penn State Football: James Franklin Utilizes His Own Brand of David vs. Goliath
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Playing the underdog may be the perfect role for James Franklin, following the logic of author Malcolm Gladwell. The Penn State coach's tactics are often David-like in his fight against the Goliaths of a monolithic conference in a sport of colossals. [Read More]
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Life in Prison: It's Not a Nice Place to Visit and You Wouldn't Want to Live There

I had asked Mrs. Vedam what she thought her son would have done with his life if he hadn't gone to prison. Without hesitation, she said, "He would have been a physicist like his father."

Connie Cousins

Meyer Dairy: It's a Popular Spot on a Summer Night

On any given summer day, and especially in the evening after the kids have eaten their dinner, families head for Meyer Dairy. You can see the lines snaking out the door into the parking lot. It is a favorite of many in this area for a myriad of reasons.

World Class Lacrosse is Closer Than You May KnowPatty Kleban

A Penn State coach, standing on the sidelines at a World Championship in anything is newsworthy. "The world championship was an amazing tournament from all accounts," Tambroni said in an email from Colorado. "First and foremost, it was an honor to represent Team USA."

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