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The Meaning Behind Trace McSorley’s Tattoo …and 9 Other Signs of Faith In Penn State’s Starting Quarterback

The Meaning Behind Trace McSorley’s Tattoo …and 9 Other Signs of Faith In Penn State’s Starting Quarterback

- Mike Poorman

Trace McSorley is big on being an inspirational leader. His 55-5 record and three state titles in high school say a lot about who he is as a leader. His tattoo says a lot about where he gets his inspiration.


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Penn State Football: Franklin Radio Show Brings No Surprises As Season Unofficially Begins Penn State Football: Franklin Radio Show Brings No Surprises As Season Unofficially Begins
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Just a few ticks past 6:00 PM on a Thursday evening James Franklin sat almost entirely alone in the back left corner of the room as fans continued to file in for the first radio show of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barkley Added To Lombardi Award Watch List Penn State Football: Barkley Added To Lombardi Award Watch List
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
You may have heard but everyone is jumping on the Saquon Barkley bandwagon as the sophomore running back was added to one final watch list on Thursday afternoon. [Read More]
Centre Foundation Helps Local Students with $221,000 in Scholarships Centre Foundation Helps Local Students with $221,000 in Scholarships
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Nearly 100 local students are starting their post-high school educations with a scholarship from the Centre Foundation. [Read More]
The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
Column
The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Without the daytime bustle of students and professors hustling from place to place, campuses take on a different feel in the evening. A quiet campus evening also has the powerful presence of ghosts, of history at an institution that was here long before us and will last long after we've gone. There [Read More]
How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
Column
How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
If confession is good for the soul, this is as good a time as any for me to come clean. On Sept. 10, Penn State's football team will play Pitt for the first time in 16 years, and the renewal of this rivalry reminds me of how much I used to hate Pitt. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Trace McSorley Named Starter Penn State Football: Trace McSorley Named Starter
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin confirmed on Wednesday evening what many have suspected for weeks, Trace McSorley will be Penn State's starting quarterback this season. [Read More]
Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State's lone senior Nickolette Driesse has been to three straight National Championships, so she knows exactly what it takes to help the Nittany Lions defend theirs this fall. [Read More]
Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
Penn State has once again been ranked among the top 30 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. [Read More]
Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The construction of the new State College Area High School remained on schedule over a productive summer, but late-arriving access ramps have put a hitch in the planned use of rented temporary classrooms. [Read More]
State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Following the recent completion of a demographic analysis of the district's enrollment areas, State College Area has revised scenarios for potential construction or renovation of three elementary schools. [Read More]

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Centre Foundation Helps Local Students with $221,000 in Scholarships Centre Foundation Helps Local Students with $221,000 in Scholarships
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Nearly 100 local students are starting their post-high school educations with a scholarship from the Centre Foundation. [Read More]
The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
Column
The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Without the daytime bustle of students and professors hustling from place to place, campuses take on a different feel in the evening. A quiet campus evening also has the powerful presence of ghosts, of history at an institution that was here long before us and will last long after we've gone. There [Read More]
How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
Column
How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
If confession is good for the soul, this is as good a time as any for me to come clean. On Sept. 10, Penn State's football team will play Pitt for the first time in 16 years, and the renewal of this rivalry reminds me of how much I used to hate Pitt. [Read More]
Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The construction of the new State College Area High School remained on schedule over a productive summer, but late-arriving access ramps have put a hitch in the planned use of rented temporary classrooms. [Read More]
State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Following the recent completion of a demographic analysis of the district's enrollment areas, State College Area has revised scenarios for potential construction or renovation of three elementary schools. [Read More]
A Brutal Beginning
Column
A Brutal Beginning
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
It sounds like a cop show plot, but it isn't. This was the account of a Penn State professor's death as relayed to us from the local police via the news media. This was real. This was here. This was last week. For those of us who work in Penn State's College of Communications, this was our collea [Read More]
Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
State College Chief of Police Tom King's career was always about helping the victims. With 35 years of serving the State College community under his belt, he's retiring Aug. 31. [Read More]
Understanding the Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure Understanding the Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Fashima Nasreen
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, remains one of the largest public health problems around the world. Although one-third of the U.S. population has hypertension, there is still a lack of awareness about the condition and how to prevent and manage it. [Read More]
Student Publishes 'Penn State Treasure' Book Student Publishes 'Penn State Treasure' Book
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Claire Going
Penn State junior Brian Davis has published a book titled Penn State Treasure, which highlights the multicultural resources offered at the University Park campus. [Read More]
The Color Run to Return to State College The Color Run to Return to State College
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
For the fourth year in a row, the Happiest 5k on the Planet is coming to Happy Valley. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Franklin Radio Show Brings No Surprises As Season Unofficially Begins Penn State Football: Franklin Radio Show Brings No Surprises As Season Unofficially Begins
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Just a few ticks past 6:00 PM on a Thursday evening James Franklin sat almost entirely alone in the back left corner of the room as fans continued to file in for the first radio show of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barkley Added To Lombardi Award Watch List Penn State Football: Barkley Added To Lombardi Award Watch List
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
You may have heard but everyone is jumping on the Saquon Barkley bandwagon as the sophomore running back was added to one final watch list on Thursday afternoon. [Read More]
How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
Column
How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
If confession is good for the soul, this is as good a time as any for me to come clean. On Sept. 10, Penn State's football team will play Pitt for the first time in 16 years, and the renewal of this rivalry reminds me of how much I used to hate Pitt. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Trace McSorley Named Starter Penn State Football: Trace McSorley Named Starter
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin confirmed on Wednesday evening what many have suspected for weeks, Trace McSorley will be Penn State's starting quarterback this season. [Read More]
Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State's lone senior Nickolette Driesse has been to three straight National Championships, so she knows exactly what it takes to help the Nittany Lions defend theirs this fall. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Will Look Better But That May Not Impact Win Total Just Yet Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Will Look Better But That May Not Impact Win Total Just Yet
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
To be perfectly honest nobody really knows what Penn State is going to look like this year. But here is a guess. [Read More]
Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State set a school record for Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games with 25 Nittany Lions — including players and coaches — taking part in the world’s grandest sporting competition over the past two weeks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State sits just days away from the first week of the 2016 football season the Nittany Lions officially announced team captains on Tuesday evening. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A lot can happen in 12 games. Heartbreak, upsets, unexpected heroes and moments that can transcend the season and be remembered for years. That's what makes every season so unique, and so much fun to look forward to. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Things To Know If You're New In Town Penn State Football: Five Things To Know If You're New In Town
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While we could spend all day talking about the minor details and information that you should know heading into Penn State's 2016-17 season, here are five things you really ought to know in order to hold your own at the dining commons. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Franklin Radio Show Brings No Surprises As Season Unofficially Begins Penn State Football: Franklin Radio Show Brings No Surprises As Season Unofficially Begins
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Just a few ticks past 6:00 PM on a Thursday evening James Franklin sat almost entirely alone in the back left corner of the room as fans continued to file in for the first radio show of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barkley Added To Lombardi Award Watch List Penn State Football: Barkley Added To Lombardi Award Watch List
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
You may have heard but everyone is jumping on the Saquon Barkley bandwagon as the sophomore running back was added to one final watch list on Thursday afternoon. [Read More]
The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
Column
The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Without the daytime bustle of students and professors hustling from place to place, campuses take on a different feel in the evening. A quiet campus evening also has the powerful presence of ghosts, of history at an institution that was here long before us and will last long after we've gone. There [Read More]
Penn State Football: Trace McSorley Named Starter Penn State Football: Trace McSorley Named Starter
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin confirmed on Wednesday evening what many have suspected for weeks, Trace McSorley will be Penn State's starting quarterback this season. [Read More]
Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State's lone senior Nickolette Driesse has been to three straight National Championships, so she knows exactly what it takes to help the Nittany Lions defend theirs this fall. [Read More]
Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
Penn State has once again been ranked among the top 30 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Will Look Better But That May Not Impact Win Total Just Yet Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Will Look Better But That May Not Impact Win Total Just Yet
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
To be perfectly honest nobody really knows what Penn State is going to look like this year. But here is a guess. [Read More]
Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State set a school record for Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games with 25 Nittany Lions — including players and coaches — taking part in the world’s grandest sporting competition over the past two weeks. [Read More]
A Brutal Beginning
Column
A Brutal Beginning
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
It sounds like a cop show plot, but it isn't. This was the account of a Penn State professor's death as relayed to us from the local police via the news media. This was real. This was here. This was last week. For those of us who work in Penn State's College of Communications, this was our collea [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State sits just days away from the first week of the 2016 football season the Nittany Lions officially announced team captains on Tuesday evening. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

The Meaning Behind Trace McSorley’s Tattoo …and 9 Other Signs of Faith In Penn State’s Starting Quarterback

Trace McSorley is big on being an inspirational leader. His 55-5 record and three state titles in high school say a lot about who he is as a leader. His tattoo says a lot about where he gets his inspiration.

Jay Paterno

The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions

Without the daytime bustle of students and professors hustling from place to place, campuses take on a different feel in the evening. A quiet campus evening also has the powerful presence of ghosts, of history at an institution that was here long before us and will last long after we've gone. There

How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating PittBill Horlacher

If confession is good for the soul, this is as good a time as any for me to come clean. On Sept. 10, Penn State's football team will play Pitt for the first time in 16 years, and the renewal of this rivalry reminds me of how much I used to hate Pitt.

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