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Penn State Football: The Uplifting Story of Brett Brackett & Co.

Penn State Football: The Uplifting Story of Brett Brackett & Co.

- Mike Poorman

Brett Brackett is the quintessential Penn Stater doing good Penn State things with other Penn Staters. For people who are not Penn Staters. The former Penn State and NFL tight end’s current job title says it all: “Director of Sports Impact for Uplifting Athletes.”


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Tourism Is Alive and Well in Centre County
Column
Tourism Is Alive and Well in Centre County
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
Tourism provides substantial economic benefits for Centre County, its local communities and residents. From employment and new business opportunities in the hospitality, attractions, dining and related industries to the generation of tax revenue that helps municipalities fund public services and inf [Read More]
‘Cool’ Bellefonte Is Product of Hard Work, Vision
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‘Cool’ Bellefonte Is Product of Hard Work, Vision
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
The business outlook for Bellefonte this year and beyond is excellent. You can sense that just from the buzz being created and the quotes of people talking about the community. [Read More]
Economy in Philipsburg, Rush Twp. on the Upswing Economy in Philipsburg, Rush Twp. on the Upswing
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Teresa Mull
Stan LaFuria, Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership executive director, started working for the partnership 29 years ago. “I can remember when I got here and how bad it was,” LaFuria said. “How we’ve changed in a generation — it’s amazing.” [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Belief a Good Friend for Nittany Lions to Have as March Draws Near Penn State Basketball: Belief a Good Friend for Nittany Lions to Have as March Draws Near
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Belief is really the only reason Penn State has gotten this far. [Read More]
No. 16 Penn State Basketball Escapes Against Rutgers in 65-64 Nail-Biter No. 16 Penn State Basketball Escapes Against Rutgers in 65-64 Nail-Biter
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Will Pegler
No. 16 Penn State men’s basketball (21-7, 11-6 Big Ten) squandered a huge first-half lead against Rutgers (18-11, 9-9 Big Ten) but eked out a 65-64 win at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday night. [Read More]
CentrePeace, County to Sign New Agreement for Inmate Program CentrePeace, County to Sign New Agreement for Inmate Program
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Since it opened in 1993, CentrePeace in Bellefonte has collaborated with the Centre County Correctional Facility to provide inmates with work opportunities and job and social skills training. [Read More]
Taco Bell Closes in Downtown State College Taco Bell Closes in Downtown State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Taco Bell in downtown State College closed on Wednesday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Contract Terms Released Penn State Football: Franklin Contract Terms Released
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The terms of Penn State football coach James Franklin's recently signed new six-year contract were released on Wednesday morning. The contract extends his tenure with the Nittany Lions' through at least 2025. [Read More]
Plumb’s Drug Store, Famed for Its Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, Lives on as Independent Pharmacy with Focus on Treating Customers Like Family Plumb’s Drug Store, Famed for Its Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, Lives on as Independent Pharmacy with Focus on Treating Customers Like Family
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle, Town&Gown
Plumb’s Drug Store first opened its doors in 1951, with Edward L. Plumb Jr. at the helm. Not a lot has changed since. Walk inside and you’ll see much of the same decor and fixtures that have been there since the 1950s. [Read More]
Road and Bridge Projects on Deck for Centre County in 2020 Road and Bridge Projects on Deck for Centre County in 2020
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's almost spring, and that also means it's almost road work season in Centre County. [Read More]

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Tourism Is Alive and Well in Centre County
Column
Tourism Is Alive and Well in Centre County
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
Tourism provides substantial economic benefits for Centre County, its local communities and residents. From employment and new business opportunities in the hospitality, attractions, dining and related industries to the generation of tax revenue that helps municipalities fund public services and inf [Read More]
‘Cool’ Bellefonte Is Product of Hard Work, Vision
Column
‘Cool’ Bellefonte Is Product of Hard Work, Vision
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
The business outlook for Bellefonte this year and beyond is excellent. You can sense that just from the buzz being created and the quotes of people talking about the community. [Read More]
Economy in Philipsburg, Rush Twp. on the Upswing Economy in Philipsburg, Rush Twp. on the Upswing
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Teresa Mull
Stan LaFuria, Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership executive director, started working for the partnership 29 years ago. “I can remember when I got here and how bad it was,” LaFuria said. “How we’ve changed in a generation — it’s amazing.” [Read More]
CentrePeace, County to Sign New Agreement for Inmate Program CentrePeace, County to Sign New Agreement for Inmate Program
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Since it opened in 1993, CentrePeace in Bellefonte has collaborated with the Centre County Correctional Facility to provide inmates with work opportunities and job and social skills training. [Read More]
Taco Bell Closes in Downtown State College Taco Bell Closes in Downtown State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Taco Bell in downtown State College closed on Wednesday. [Read More]
Plumb’s Drug Store, Famed for Its Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, Lives on as Independent Pharmacy with Focus on Treating Customers Like Family Plumb’s Drug Store, Famed for Its Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, Lives on as Independent Pharmacy with Focus on Treating Customers Like Family
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle, Town&Gown
Plumb’s Drug Store first opened its doors in 1951, with Edward L. Plumb Jr. at the helm. Not a lot has changed since. Walk inside and you’ll see much of the same decor and fixtures that have been there since the 1950s. [Read More]
Road and Bridge Projects on Deck for Centre County in 2020 Road and Bridge Projects on Deck for Centre County in 2020
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's almost spring, and that also means it's almost road work season in Centre County. [Read More]
Nature's Ways: The Blue Jay — Our Largest, Regular Bird Feeder Guest
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Nature's Ways: The Blue Jay — Our Largest, Regular Bird Feeder Guest
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Each fall when the acorns matured, one bird species would flock to the row of pin oaks in front of the high school where I taught. Their noisy calls, large size and bold colors made them easy to identify. Blue jays - sometimes a dozen or more — would come in at one time to feast on the tiny acorns [Read More]
Apollo’s Fire Will Animate Vivaldi’s Popular Seasonal Concertos in Performance at Schwab Apollo’s Fire Will Animate Vivaldi’s Popular Seasonal Concertos in Performance at Schwab
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In its sixth appearance at Penn State, Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved concertos as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling the composer intended them to be. Four Seasons Rediscovered will bring Vivaldi’s pictorial descriptions to l [Read More]
Hong Kong Ballet Cancels Eisenhower Auditorium Show, Other U.S. Dates Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Hong Kong Ballet Cancels Eisenhower Auditorium Show, Other U.S. Dates Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Hong Kong Ballet has canceled its upcoming United States tour, including a performance at Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium, because of the growing novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in mainland China. [Read More]

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Penn State Basketball: Belief a Good Friend for Nittany Lions to Have as March Draws Near Penn State Basketball: Belief a Good Friend for Nittany Lions to Have as March Draws Near
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Belief is really the only reason Penn State has gotten this far. [Read More]
No. 16 Penn State Basketball Escapes Against Rutgers in 65-64 Nail-Biter No. 16 Penn State Basketball Escapes Against Rutgers in 65-64 Nail-Biter
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Will Pegler
No. 16 Penn State men’s basketball (21-7, 11-6 Big Ten) squandered a huge first-half lead against Rutgers (18-11, 9-9 Big Ten) but eked out a 65-64 win at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Contract Terms Released Penn State Football: Franklin Contract Terms Released
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The terms of Penn State football coach James Franklin's recently signed new six-year contract were released on Wednesday morning. The contract extends his tenure with the Nittany Lions' through at least 2025. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dotson Ready for Louder and Larger Role Penn State Football: Dotson Ready for Louder and Larger Role
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Taking the field prior to Penn State's Cotton Bowl appearance receiver Jahan Dotson knew that this was the last time he was going to play alongside teammate KJ Hamler, who had told Dotson of his plans to declare for the NFL Draft. [Read More]
Longtime Penn State Track & Field, Cross Country Coach Harry Groves Dies Longtime Penn State Track & Field, Cross Country Coach Harry Groves Dies
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Harry Groves, the legendary track and field and cross country coach who led Penn State's programs for 38 years, died on Sunday at the age of 89. [Read More]
New Stadium Planned for Penn State Field Hockey New Stadium Planned for Penn State Field Hockey
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State is planning to new field hockey seating and stadium facilities on the site of the current field near Curtin Road and University Drive southeast of Wagner Building. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hoping To Share The Load, With Or Without Jones Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hoping To Share The Load, With Or Without Jones
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Asked for any kind of update on the potential availability of sophomore guard Myreon Jones this Wednesday against Rutgers, Penn State coach Patrick Chambers couldn't/wouldn't enlighten the gathered media on Monday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling’s Brady Berge Out for Rest of Season Penn State Wrestling’s Brady Berge Out for Rest of Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jarod Kutz
Penn State wrestling head coach Cael Sanderson said in the team’s post-match press conference on Sunday that 157-pounder Brady Berge is done for the season. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall to No. 16 in Latest AP Poll Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall to No. 16 in Latest AP Poll
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State men’s basketball tumbled to No. 16 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll after a winless week of action. [Read More]
Penn State Football: This Week’s NFL Combine – Who & What to Watch For & When
Column
Penn State Football: This Week’s NFL Combine – Who & What to Watch For & When
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Six former Nittany Lions will be among the 337 participants in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine this week: K.J. Hamler, Yetur Gross-Matos, Rob Windsor, Cam Brown, John Reid and (by way of Oregon) recently-married Juwan Johnson. [Read More]

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Penn State Basketball: Belief a Good Friend for Nittany Lions to Have as March Draws Near Penn State Basketball: Belief a Good Friend for Nittany Lions to Have as March Draws Near
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Belief is really the only reason Penn State has gotten this far. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Contract Terms Released Penn State Football: Franklin Contract Terms Released
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The terms of Penn State football coach James Franklin's recently signed new six-year contract were released on Wednesday morning. The contract extends his tenure with the Nittany Lions' through at least 2025. [Read More]
Apollo’s Fire Will Animate Vivaldi’s Popular Seasonal Concertos in Performance at Schwab Apollo’s Fire Will Animate Vivaldi’s Popular Seasonal Concertos in Performance at Schwab
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In its sixth appearance at Penn State, Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved concertos as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling the composer intended them to be. Four Seasons Rediscovered will bring Vivaldi’s pictorial descriptions to l [Read More]
Hong Kong Ballet Cancels Eisenhower Auditorium Show, Other U.S. Dates Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Hong Kong Ballet Cancels Eisenhower Auditorium Show, Other U.S. Dates Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Hong Kong Ballet has canceled its upcoming United States tour, including a performance at Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium, because of the growing novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in mainland China. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dotson Ready for Louder and Larger Role Penn State Football: Dotson Ready for Louder and Larger Role
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Taking the field prior to Penn State's Cotton Bowl appearance receiver Jahan Dotson knew that this was the last time he was going to play alongside teammate KJ Hamler, who had told Dotson of his plans to declare for the NFL Draft. [Read More]
Longtime Penn State Track & Field, Cross Country Coach Harry Groves Dies Longtime Penn State Track & Field, Cross Country Coach Harry Groves Dies
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Harry Groves, the legendary track and field and cross country coach who led Penn State's programs for 38 years, died on Sunday at the age of 89. [Read More]
New Stadium Planned for Penn State Field Hockey New Stadium Planned for Penn State Field Hockey
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State is planning to new field hockey seating and stadium facilities on the site of the current field near Curtin Road and University Drive southeast of Wagner Building. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hoping To Share The Load, With Or Without Jones Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hoping To Share The Load, With Or Without Jones
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Asked for any kind of update on the potential availability of sophomore guard Myreon Jones this Wednesday against Rutgers, Penn State coach Patrick Chambers couldn't/wouldn't enlighten the gathered media on Monday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall to No. 16 in Latest AP Poll Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall to No. 16 in Latest AP Poll
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State men’s basketball tumbled to No. 16 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll after a winless week of action. [Read More]
Penn State Football: This Week’s NFL Combine – Who & What to Watch For & When
Column
Penn State Football: This Week’s NFL Combine – Who & What to Watch For & When
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Six former Nittany Lions will be among the 337 participants in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine this week: K.J. Hamler, Yetur Gross-Matos, Rob Windsor, Cam Brown, John Reid and (by way of Oregon) recently-married Juwan Johnson. [Read More]
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Penn State Football: The Uplifting Story of Brett Brackett & Co.

Brett Brackett is the quintessential Penn Stater doing good Penn State things with other Penn Staters. For people who are not Penn Staters. The former Penn State and NFL tight end’s current job title says it all: “Director of Sports Impact for Uplifting Athletes.”

Special to The Gazette

Tourism Is Alive and Well in Centre County

Tourism provides substantial economic benefits for Centre County, its local communities and residents. From employment and new business opportunities in the hospitality, attractions, dining and related industries to the generation of tax revenue that helps municipalities fund public services and inf

‘Cool’ Bellefonte Is Product of Hard Work, VisionSpecial to The Gazette

The business outlook for Bellefonte this year and beyond is excellent. You can sense that just from the buzz being created and the quotes of people talking about the community.

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