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Penn State Football: Icelandic Volcano Could Threaten Season Opener

Penn State Football: Icelandic Volcano Could Threaten Season Opener

- Ben Jones

"We're aware of that, and we're monitoring that situation," said Michael Hazel, Penn State's director of football operations. "That's kind of out of our area of expertise."


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Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, August 20 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, August 20
17 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]
I Had to Destroy the Tomato to Serve It
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I Had to Destroy the Tomato to Serve It
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Thus did a grateful world receive the phrases "It slices! It dices!" and, "But wait, there's more!" Why, without these marketing blitzes there would have been no Dan Aykroyd hawking Bass-O-Matics on "Saturday Night Live." [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Takach replaces Brad “Spider” Caldwell, who retired from the University in June after 31 years of working with Penn State football, including the last 13 years as the head equipment manager. [Read More]
Truck Accident Closes Westbound Lanes on Route 322
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Truck Accident Closes Westbound Lanes on Route 322
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
The tractor-trailer jackknifed about a half mile east of the Route 26 interchange, near a notoriously sharp turn. "We've had a number of accidents there," says State College Police Sgt. Chris Hill. [Read More]
Penn State Athletic Deptartment Cancels Blue Band’s Tailgreat Show Penn State Athletic Deptartment Cancels Blue Band’s Tailgreat Show
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
One of game day’s favorite traditions, the event featured the Blue Band, cheerleaders, and Lionettes in a pep rally atmosphere. Blue Band supporters have already taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure. [Read More]
First-Ever Cornhole Classic to Raise Money for Charities First-Ever Cornhole Classic to Raise Money for Charities
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Cornhole is similar to horseshoes, except wooden boxes (cornhole platforms) and bean bags are used. The sport has a very loyal and passionate following — you will find thousands of football fans playing this game on any given Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Announces Passing of Terrell Jones, Educational Equity Vice Provost Penn State Announces Passing of Terrell Jones, Educational Equity Vice Provost
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
Terrell Jones was frequently sought to speak publicly about diversity issues and is "known in higher education for his unique agenda and knack for teaching people how to appreciate diversity," according to the university. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The blue buses aren't going anywhere, but they are going to drop the Nittany Lions off at a different location each Saturday as the team heads to the stadium. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, Aug. 19 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, Aug. 19
2 days 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]
Annual Family Tradition of the Grange Fair Continues for 140th Year Annual Family Tradition of the Grange Fair Continues for 140th Year
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
Darlene Confer, general manager of the fair, expects this year to be the best one yet, weather permitting. "If we have good weather, I anticipate this will be the best attendance we've ever had," she says. [Read More]

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I Had to Destroy the Tomato to Serve It
Column
I Had to Destroy the Tomato to Serve It
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Thus did a grateful world receive the phrases "It slices! It dices!" and, "But wait, there's more!" Why, without these marketing blitzes there would have been no Dan Aykroyd hawking Bass-O-Matics on "Saturday Night Live." [Read More]
Truck Accident Closes Westbound Lanes on Route 322
Video
Truck Accident Closes Westbound Lanes on Route 322
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
The tractor-trailer jackknifed about a half mile east of the Route 26 interchange, near a notoriously sharp turn. "We've had a number of accidents there," says State College Police Sgt. Chris Hill. [Read More]
First-Ever Cornhole Classic to Raise Money for Charities First-Ever Cornhole Classic to Raise Money for Charities
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Cornhole is similar to horseshoes, except wooden boxes (cornhole platforms) and bean bags are used. The sport has a very loyal and passionate following — you will find thousands of football fans playing this game on any given Saturday. [Read More]
Annual Family Tradition of the Grange Fair Continues for 140th Year Annual Family Tradition of the Grange Fair Continues for 140th Year
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
Darlene Confer, general manager of the fair, expects this year to be the best one yet, weather permitting. "If we have good weather, I anticipate this will be the best attendance we've ever had," she says. [Read More]
Ferguson Township Supervisors Approve New Storm Water Management Ordinance Ferguson Township Supervisors Approve New Storm Water Management Ordinance
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Given this past summer’s torrential downpours, I think we can all recognize the importance of storm water management in the Centre area,” Ferguson Township Manager Mark Kunkle said. [Read More]
United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With Big Head Start United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With Big Head Start
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We’re asking you to be a voice for Centre County,” Colleen Williams told the crowd of United Way volunteers and supporters. [Read More]
Vintage Bomber a Link to World War II Heroes
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Vintage Bomber a Link to World War II Heroes
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Gilmore can't say enough about the pilots who flew during the war, usually at high altitude in unpressurized planes in sub-zero cold. Many of those flyers came back with frostbite. "Just incredible heroes, who flew these in combat and that's why we do what we do," he says. [Read More]
Grange Fair Queen Contest set for Aug. 20 Grange Fair Queen Contest set for Aug. 20
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
The Centre County Grange Fair will celebrate its 140th anniversary this year. It also marks the 11th year of the Centre County Grange Fair Queen Contest. [Read More]
Historic World War II Plane to Stop in Happy Valley Historic World War II Plane to Stop in Happy Valley
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Brittany Svoboda
"It's an honor to be able to fly it throughout the country," says Russ Gilmore, Sentimental Journey pilot. "But it's not about us." What most people don't know, Gilmore says, is that the United States Army Air Force lost more men than any other division in World War II. [Read More]
CATA Bus Stops Closed for 'Final Act' of College Ave Construction CATA Bus Stops Closed for 'Final Act' of College Ave Construction
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“This was a tough summer with the amount of rain we had,” State College Borough Public Works Director Mark Whitfield says. “While not everything will be complete by the return of the students on August 21, it should not be horrible in terms of traffic delays." [Read More]

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Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Takach replaces Brad “Spider” Caldwell, who retired from the University in June after 31 years of working with Penn State football, including the last 13 years as the head equipment manager. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
Video
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The blue buses aren't going anywhere, but they are going to drop the Nittany Lions off at a different location each Saturday as the team heads to the stadium. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Franklin Radio Show Set To Debut This Week Countdown To Dublin: Franklin Radio Show Set To Debut This Week
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's Thursday radio show is back and this time James Franklin will be taking your questions as his first season in Happy Valley unfolds. [Read More]
Penn State Football: (Some) Sleep Till Dublin For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: (Some) Sleep Till Dublin For Nittany Lions
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"How many rolls of tape, how many scissors, how many this, how many that. To get through customs, every single piece of information has to be logged. So there's a lot that goes into it, there's no doubt about it," Penn State coach James Franklin says. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receive Votes In AP Top 25 Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receive Votes In AP Top 25
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
In total Penn State will face two teams in the opening Top 25 and three additional teams receiving votes in the poll. UCF received 94 votes putting The Knights (Penn State's season opening opponent) only 36 behind the No. 25 spot. [Read More]
James & The Giant Pitch: Penn State Football and The Franklin Effect
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James & The Giant Pitch: Penn State Football and The Franklin Effect
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Perhaps the most amazing quality about James Franklin is that his goals become your goals, too. Yours, as in future freshmen, fans, followers on Twitter, fellow coaches, football players, frontline staff, front-running media and fund-raisers. This guy is F’ing contagious. [Read More]
Coaches Balance Responsibilities, Family Life in Transition Coaches Balance Responsibilities, Family Life in Transition
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
When earlier this year it was suggested the scene was reminiscent of “Animal House,” Hand responded on Twitter, saying jokingly it’s more like “Grumpy Old Men.” [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: UCF In Sight As Team Almost Ready To Flip Switch Countdown To Dublin: UCF In Sight As Team Almost Ready To Flip Switch
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think we've got some really good football players. I really do. I think the staff being together now is really valuable. And I see it showing up in a lot of different areas - how we plan, how we come out here and how we are effective. I don't know if there is anything that has surprised me, bu [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: The No. 2 Quarterback Spot Not To Be Overlooked Countdown To Dublin: The No. 2 Quarterback Spot Not To Be Overlooked
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think Mike has had a great summer. O'Connor's has had a great summer,'' Franklin said. "But McSorley's right there. That's what we want, we want a great competition at every position, especially quarterback" [Read More]
Penn State Set To Provide Over 800 iPads To Student Athletes This Fall Penn State Set To Provide Over 800 iPads To Student Athletes This Fall
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State athletics will continue support for over 800 student-athletes’ as the dpartment will begin providing iPads to student athletes this fall, Dr. David Joyner, Penn State’s Athletic Director, announced Friday. [Read More]

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Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, August 20 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, August 20
17 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]
Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Takach replaces Brad “Spider” Caldwell, who retired from the University in June after 31 years of working with Penn State football, including the last 13 years as the head equipment manager. [Read More]
Penn State Athletic Deptartment Cancels Blue Band’s Tailgreat Show Penn State Athletic Deptartment Cancels Blue Band’s Tailgreat Show
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
One of game day’s favorite traditions, the event featured the Blue Band, cheerleaders, and Lionettes in a pep rally atmosphere. Blue Band supporters have already taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure. [Read More]
Penn State Announces Passing of Terrell Jones, Educational Equity Vice Provost Penn State Announces Passing of Terrell Jones, Educational Equity Vice Provost
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
Terrell Jones was frequently sought to speak publicly about diversity issues and is "known in higher education for his unique agenda and knack for teaching people how to appreciate diversity," according to the university. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
Video
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The blue buses aren't going anywhere, but they are going to drop the Nittany Lions off at a different location each Saturday as the team heads to the stadium. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, Aug. 19 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, Aug. 19
2 days 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]
Countdown To Dublin: Franklin Radio Show Set To Debut This Week Countdown To Dublin: Franklin Radio Show Set To Debut This Week
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's Thursday radio show is back and this time James Franklin will be taking your questions as his first season in Happy Valley unfolds. [Read More]
Penn State Football: (Some) Sleep Till Dublin For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: (Some) Sleep Till Dublin For Nittany Lions
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"How many rolls of tape, how many scissors, how many this, how many that. To get through customs, every single piece of information has to be logged. So there's a lot that goes into it, there's no doubt about it," Penn State coach James Franklin says. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receive Votes In AP Top 25 Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receive Votes In AP Top 25
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
In total Penn State will face two teams in the opening Top 25 and three additional teams receiving votes in the poll. UCF received 94 votes putting The Knights (Penn State's season opening opponent) only 36 behind the No. 25 spot. [Read More]
Freeh Ordered to Show Cause in Request to Move Spanier Suit to Federal Court Freeh Ordered to Show Cause in Request to Move Spanier Suit to Federal Court
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
A judge has ordered former FBI director Louis Freeh and his attorneys to show cause as to why the defamation lawsuit ousted Penn State President Graham Spanier filed against Freeh should be moved to federal court. [Read More]
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Russell Frank

I Had to Destroy the Tomato to Serve It

Thus did a grateful world receive the phrases "It slices! It dices!" and, "But wait, there's more!" Why, without these marketing blitzes there would have been no Dan Aykroyd hawking Bass-O-Matics on "Saturday Night Live."

Patty Kleban

Domesday Scenario Not as Nutty as it Once Seemed

I'm outraged about the killing of innocent people – especially children – because one group of people doesn't like what the other believes.

James & The Giant Pitch: Penn State Football and The Franklin EffectMike Poorman

Perhaps the most amazing quality about James Franklin is that his goals become your goals, too. Yours, as in future freshmen, fans, followers on Twitter, fellow coaches, football players, frontline staff, front-running media and fund-raisers. This guy is F’ing contagious.

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