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Penn State’s Journey to Elite Began After 2016 Michigan Loss

Penn State’s Journey to Elite Began After 2016 Michigan Loss

- Mike Poorman

Since its loss in Ann Arbor in 2016, Penn State is 35-7, with the fifth-best record in all of major college football. “You think about how much has changed from then,” James Franklin said this week, “how far we’ve come.”


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Borough Council Plans for Appointing Hahn's Replacement as Mayor Borough Council Plans for Appointing Hahn's Replacement as Mayor
1 hour ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Mayor Don Hahn is almost certain to step down from the position before the end of this year, and it will be up to borough council to decide who his replacement will be — and how that decision is reached. [Read More]
The Field Burger & Tap Chosen as College GameDay’s Featured Restaurant The Field Burger & Tap Chosen as College GameDay’s Featured Restaurant
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
The Field Burger & Tap will be the featured restaurant on ESPN’s College GameDay this weekend, according to a press release from the field. [Read More]
Rowe's Research Runners to Host 3rd Annual Run/Walk Rowe's Research Runners to Host 3rd Annual Run/Walk
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Rowe’s Research Runners will be hosting its third annual One Mile Walk/Run/Roll beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg. [Read More]
U.S. Navy Band Commodores to Perform at State High U.S. Navy Band Commodores to Perform at State High
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The elite U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble will perform on Monday at State College Area High School's new auditorium. [Read More]
State College, BEA Girls' Volleyball Clinch Conference Titles State College, BEA Girls' Volleyball Clinch Conference Titles
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Gordon Brunskill
The final days of the regular season are closing in. Some area girls’ volleyball teams have their eyes on the postseason, and a pair have wrapped up league titles. [Read More]
State College's Janac and Guo Win Doubles Gold State College's Janac and Guo Win Doubles Gold
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Philip Cmor
The State College duo brought District 6 Class 3A girls’ doubles tennis gold medals back to Centre County with a stirring 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over Altoona’s top-seeded Emma Skelley and Morgan Stevens in the finals on Oct. 9 at the Herb Faris Courts at Mansion Park. [Read More]
Acorns Dropping ... Follow the Food to Find the Deer Acorns Dropping ... Follow the Food to Find the Deer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Archery deer season began Oct. 5, and lucky for us and the animals, another very important sound is afield. While not as dramatic as a grouse flush or the report of a rifle, it is a sound that I love to hear — if you appreciate nature, you should, too. [Read More]
Corporate-Speak Run Amok: A One-Size-Fits-All Presentation
Column
Corporate-Speak Run Amok: A One-Size-Fits-All Presentation
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
After a few years on Penn State’s Board of Trustees and a few years of listening to corporate-speak in presentation after presentation, I’ve decided to create the following talk as a public service. [Read More]
Philipsburg Community Working to Boost Centre Film Festival Philipsburg Community Working to Boost Centre Film Festival
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Teresa Mull
The Centre Film Festival is less than a month away from making its debut at Philipsburg’s grand Rowland Theatre, and the Moshannon Valley YMCA and several local businesses have jumped on board to get more community members — especially kids — involved in the arts. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: A Series Against Alaska-Fairbanks Goes Beyond Sports Penn State Hockey: A Series Against Alaska-Fairbanks Goes Beyond Sports
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
On the edge of the world Fairbanks, Alaska acts as one of the last outposts in an Alaskan wilderness that has swallowed up men in the long night. Living in Alaska is difficult work, making a life in the bitter cold is a grind, no easier than melting the snow that defines the region. [Read More]

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Borough Council Plans for Appointing Hahn's Replacement as Mayor Borough Council Plans for Appointing Hahn's Replacement as Mayor
1 hour ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Mayor Don Hahn is almost certain to step down from the position before the end of this year, and it will be up to borough council to decide who his replacement will be — and how that decision is reached. [Read More]
The Field Burger & Tap Chosen as College GameDay’s Featured Restaurant The Field Burger & Tap Chosen as College GameDay’s Featured Restaurant
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
The Field Burger & Tap will be the featured restaurant on ESPN’s College GameDay this weekend, according to a press release from the field. [Read More]
Rowe's Research Runners to Host 3rd Annual Run/Walk Rowe's Research Runners to Host 3rd Annual Run/Walk
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Rowe’s Research Runners will be hosting its third annual One Mile Walk/Run/Roll beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg. [Read More]
U.S. Navy Band Commodores to Perform at State High U.S. Navy Band Commodores to Perform at State High
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The elite U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble will perform on Monday at State College Area High School's new auditorium. [Read More]
Acorns Dropping ... Follow the Food to Find the Deer Acorns Dropping ... Follow the Food to Find the Deer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Archery deer season began Oct. 5, and lucky for us and the animals, another very important sound is afield. While not as dramatic as a grouse flush or the report of a rifle, it is a sound that I love to hear — if you appreciate nature, you should, too. [Read More]
Corporate-Speak Run Amok: A One-Size-Fits-All Presentation
Column
Corporate-Speak Run Amok: A One-Size-Fits-All Presentation
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
After a few years on Penn State’s Board of Trustees and a few years of listening to corporate-speak in presentation after presentation, I’ve decided to create the following talk as a public service. [Read More]
Philipsburg Community Working to Boost Centre Film Festival Philipsburg Community Working to Boost Centre Film Festival
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Teresa Mull
The Centre Film Festival is less than a month away from making its debut at Philipsburg’s grand Rowland Theatre, and the Moshannon Valley YMCA and several local businesses have jumped on board to get more community members — especially kids — involved in the arts. [Read More]
'The Worst Is Behind Us.' Here's What's Next for the Atherton Street Project 'The Worst Is Behind Us.' Here's What's Next for the Atherton Street Project
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Drivers on North Atherton Street in recent days have no doubt noticed some positive changes in recent days, and the newly smooth road means relatively smooth sailing for the rest of this year and the majority of 2020. [Read More]
Visitors Bureau Unveils New Name and Look Visitors Bureau Unveils New Name and Look
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
What was long known as the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new name and new branding. [Read More]
Nomad Kitchen Finds a Home Nomad Kitchen Finds a Home
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
After years of wandering around the county, taking her food to the people in her popular food truck — Nomad Kitchen — chef Meghan McCracken has now found a home in the kitchen at Big Springs Spirits. [Read More]

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The Field Burger & Tap Chosen as College GameDay’s Featured Restaurant The Field Burger & Tap Chosen as College GameDay’s Featured Restaurant
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
The Field Burger & Tap will be the featured restaurant on ESPN’s College GameDay this weekend, according to a press release from the field. [Read More]
State College, BEA Girls' Volleyball Clinch Conference Titles State College, BEA Girls' Volleyball Clinch Conference Titles
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Gordon Brunskill
The final days of the regular season are closing in. Some area girls’ volleyball teams have their eyes on the postseason, and a pair have wrapped up league titles. [Read More]
State College's Janac and Guo Win Doubles Gold State College's Janac and Guo Win Doubles Gold
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Philip Cmor
The State College duo brought District 6 Class 3A girls’ doubles tennis gold medals back to Centre County with a stirring 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over Altoona’s top-seeded Emma Skelley and Morgan Stevens in the finals on Oct. 9 at the Herb Faris Courts at Mansion Park. [Read More]
Acorns Dropping ... Follow the Food to Find the Deer Acorns Dropping ... Follow the Food to Find the Deer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Archery deer season began Oct. 5, and lucky for us and the animals, another very important sound is afield. While not as dramatic as a grouse flush or the report of a rifle, it is a sound that I love to hear — if you appreciate nature, you should, too. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: A Series Against Alaska-Fairbanks Goes Beyond Sports Penn State Hockey: A Series Against Alaska-Fairbanks Goes Beyond Sports
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
On the edge of the world Fairbanks, Alaska acts as one of the last outposts in an Alaskan wilderness that has swallowed up men in the long night. Living in Alaska is difficult work, making a life in the bitter cold is a grind, no easier than melting the snow that defines the region. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Clifford Running At Better Clip Than You Might Have Expected Penn State Football: Clifford Running At Better Clip Than You Might Have Expected
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I had mentioned...this off-season that Sean probably doesn't get enough credit for the type of athlete he is and how he came in with certain numbers in terms of running, jumping, and change of direction and has worked really hard at attacking that," Coach James Franklin said on Tuesday. [Read More]
Bishop Carroll Forfeits Against Bellefonte; Red Raiders' Senior Night Activities Still On Bishop Carroll Forfeits Against Bellefonte; Red Raiders' Senior Night Activities Still On
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette Staff
Bellefonte athletic director Deb Moore has confirmed the Bishop Carroll varsity football team has forfeited Friday night’s (Oct. 18) contest with the Red Raiders. The forfeit was announced on the Bellefonte Area School District Sports Facebook page. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gattis Set For Beaver Stadium Return Penn State Football: Gattis Set For Beaver Stadium Return
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While anything is possible, Saturday's contest doesn't seem destined to be the third-straight blowout between the two teams. And if it is, the presence of a former Penn State assistant on the Wolverine sideline likely won't be the reason why. [Read More]
College GameDay to Broadcast from HUB Lawn College GameDay to Broadcast from HUB Lawn
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
ESPN’s College GameDay will air live from Penn State's HUB Lawn on Saturday morning, according to an announcement from Penn State Athletics. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gillikin Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of The Week Penn State Football: Gillikin Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of The Week
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State punter Blake Gillikin was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after helping the Nittany Lions control field position during their win over Iowa on Saturday night in Iowa City. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: A Series Against Alaska-Fairbanks Goes Beyond Sports Penn State Hockey: A Series Against Alaska-Fairbanks Goes Beyond Sports
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
On the edge of the world Fairbanks, Alaska acts as one of the last outposts in an Alaskan wilderness that has swallowed up men in the long night. Living in Alaska is difficult work, making a life in the bitter cold is a grind, no easier than melting the snow that defines the region. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Clifford Running At Better Clip Than You Might Have Expected Penn State Football: Clifford Running At Better Clip Than You Might Have Expected
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I had mentioned...this off-season that Sean probably doesn't get enough credit for the type of athlete he is and how he came in with certain numbers in terms of running, jumping, and change of direction and has worked really hard at attacking that," Coach James Franklin said on Tuesday. [Read More]
'The Worst Is Behind Us.' Here's What's Next for the Atherton Street Project 'The Worst Is Behind Us.' Here's What's Next for the Atherton Street Project
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Drivers on North Atherton Street in recent days have no doubt noticed some positive changes in recent days, and the newly smooth road means relatively smooth sailing for the rest of this year and the majority of 2020. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gattis Set For Beaver Stadium Return Penn State Football: Gattis Set For Beaver Stadium Return
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While anything is possible, Saturday's contest doesn't seem destined to be the third-straight blowout between the two teams. And if it is, the presence of a former Penn State assistant on the Wolverine sideline likely won't be the reason why. [Read More]
Sandusky Resentencing Scheduled for November Sandusky Resentencing Scheduled for November
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Jerry Sandusky will be back in Centre County Court in November to receive a new sentence for his child sexual abuse convictions. [Read More]
Exhibit Celebrates Native American Artists from Southeastern Tribes Exhibit Celebrates Native American Artists from Southeastern Tribes
3 days ago - StateCollege.com
A free, public celebration will be held on Wednesday for the exhibition, which focuses on Native American artists who are descendants of the indigenous peoples who survived and continue to thrive in some portion of their southeastern homelands, despite most of their populations being relocated in th [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gillikin Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of The Week Penn State Football: Gillikin Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of The Week
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State punter Blake Gillikin was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after helping the Nittany Lions control field position during their win over Iowa on Saturday night in Iowa City. [Read More]
Penn State and Michigan State Set for Mid-Afternoon Kick Penn State and Michigan State Set for Mid-Afternoon Kick
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
No. 7 Penn State football’s Oct. 26 road game against Michigan State will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be broadcast on ABC. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Riding the Noah Cain Hype Train
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Penn State Football: Riding the Noah Cain Hype Train
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In the fourth quarter of Penn State’s last two games — against Purdue and at Iowa — Noah Cain has had 23 carries for 149 yards, for a 6.5-yards per carry average, with 7 first downs and 2 touchdowns. That’s covering some lawn, boyz. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following the Nittany Lions' Win over Iowa Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following the Nittany Lions' Win over Iowa
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State went to Iowa City and came out the other end with a win and a 6-0 record on the year. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Penn State’s Journey to Elite Began After 2016 Michigan Loss

Since its loss in Ann Arbor in 2016, Penn State is 35-7, with the fifth-best record in all of major college football. “You think about how much has changed from then,” James Franklin said this week, “how far we’ve come.”

Jay Paterno

Corporate-Speak Run Amok: A One-Size-Fits-All Presentation

After a few years on Penn State’s Board of Trustees and a few years of listening to corporate-speak in presentation after presentation, I’ve decided to create the following talk as a public service.

Greece: Jolly and MelancholyRussell Frank

Appearances, my Greek friends tell me, may deceive. Anyone who can while away the afternoon in a café must not be working. And the reason they’re not working is that they don’t have full-time jobs, or any jobs at all. A decade after Greece’s economy hit the skids, unemployment remains around

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