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Penn State Football: The Dollars & Sense of Playing in 2020

Penn State Football: The Dollars & Sense of Playing in 2020

- Mike Poorman

Will there be Penn State football in 2020? The answer is starting to come into focus: It’s unlikely. Neigh, nearly impossible. The sense of playing does not add up. (And, as we’ll show, increasingly neither do the dollars.)


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Centre County Adds 2 New COVID-19 Cases Centre County Adds 2 New COVID-19 Cases
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported two new COVID-19 cases in Centre County on Saturday, bringing the county's total to 241 since the first was reported on March 20. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Announces Scholarship Fund for Low-Income Minority Students Penn State Football: James Franklin Announces Scholarship Fund for Low-Income Minority Students
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach James Franklin announced on Friday a scholarship fund set to assist minority students from lower income families. [Read More]
Detour Scheduled for Potters Mills Gap Work Detour Scheduled for Potters Mills Gap Work
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Drivers traveling toward the State College area through the Potters Mills Gap area of Route 322 will encounter a detour next week. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Like Everyone, Sutherland Hopeful for On-Time Season Penn State Football: Like Everyone, Sutherland Hopeful for On-Time Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Living life quarantined is, as we all know, not the most thrilling thing a person can do for a summer. And if you're going to be quarantined with another person, they better be easy to live with. [Read More]
Centre County Adds 4 New COVID-19 Cases Centre County Adds 4 New COVID-19 Cases
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported four new COVID-19 cases in Centre County on Friday, bringing the county's total to 239 since the first was reported on March 20. Statewide, the health department reported 1,009 new cases. [Read More]
Relationships Key for New Majority Leader Benninghoff Relationships Key for New Majority Leader Benninghoff
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, was recently elected majority leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, making him the No. 2 leader in the GOP-controlled chamber. The Gazette spoke with Benninghoff about his new role and what it will mean for him and Centre County. [Read More]
Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
Terry Watson’s family has a rich history in law enforcement. Their experiences helped inspire Watson, of State College, to develop a speakers bureau called Battle with Moses People to spark dialogue on inequities inside and outside of law enforcement. Last year, Watson founded Strategies for Justi [Read More]
State College Police Department to Add More Body Cameras State College Police Department to Add More Body Cameras
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Police Department will soon be able to outfit all of its officers with body-worn cameras. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Big Ten To Play Conference-Only Games This Fall Penn State Football: Big Ten To Play Conference-Only Games This Fall
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Big Ten announced on Thursday that if the conference is able to participate in fall sports, including football, it will move to conference-only schedules. [Read More]
Your Guide to Arts Fest 2020’s Virtual Events Your Guide to Arts Fest 2020’s Virtual Events
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Colleen Nersten
Although the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts' usual festivities in downtown State College and on Penn State's campus were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, you can still celebrate the 54th annual festival virtually today through Sunday. [Read More]

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Detour Scheduled for Potters Mills Gap Work Detour Scheduled for Potters Mills Gap Work
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Drivers traveling toward the State College area through the Potters Mills Gap area of Route 322 will encounter a detour next week. [Read More]
Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
Terry Watson’s family has a rich history in law enforcement. Their experiences helped inspire Watson, of State College, to develop a speakers bureau called Battle with Moses People to spark dialogue on inequities inside and outside of law enforcement. Last year, Watson founded Strategies for Justi [Read More]
Your Guide to Arts Fest 2020’s Virtual Events Your Guide to Arts Fest 2020’s Virtual Events
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Colleen Nersten
Although the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts' usual festivities in downtown State College and on Penn State's campus were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, you can still celebrate the 54th annual festival virtually today through Sunday. [Read More]
How a Facebook Page Is Helping Concession Vendors Connect with Customers This Summer How a Facebook Page Is Helping Concession Vendors Connect with Customers This Summer
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
From Arts Fest to the Grange Fair, many of Centre County’s large festivals and events this summer have been canceled because of public health concerns surrounding COVID-19. One of the many consequences of the cancelations is that the county’s residents won’t have the same opportunity for funne [Read More]
My Highly Exclusive Shark-Free Swim Club
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My Highly Exclusive Shark-Free Swim Club
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
We decided to splurge on a membership in an exclusive swim club. How exclusive? Since we joined, we haven’t seen another soul. And the amenities are top-drawer: full bar, current issues of magazines, ready access to yummy snacks. The best part, though, was the membership fee: $50. [Read More]
Final Push Is on for 4th Fest Community Food Drive Final Push Is on for 4th Fest Community Food Drive
6 days ago - StateCollege.com
As the 4th Fest community food drive enters its final days, organizers are hoping to achieve a goal of 50,000 donated items. [Read More]
At 60: Much Accomplished, Much Still to Do
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At 60: Much Accomplished, Much Still to Do
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
At 60, you reach another milestone birthday that is supposed to make you feel different. In reality, this one does for me. But in a positive way. I am excited for all the possibilities that await (as long as I stay healthy) as I enter the fourth quarter or, in hockey terms, the 3rd period of my life [Read More]
Maine Bay & Berry Pushes Back Against Grubhub Adding Businesses Without Permission Maine Bay & Berry Pushes Back Against Grubhub Adding Businesses Without Permission
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Maine Bay & Berry offers limited delivery, and when the fresh seafood market and cafe in Lemont does deliver to customers, owners Shaun Knight and Christa Stofferahn handle it personally. So one can imagine their surprise when a man came in on June 25 to order a cooked lobster roll that wasn't bein [Read More]
Adventure Centre: As More People Look to the Outdoors for Entertainment, New Initiatives Enhance Area’s Standing as Recreation Hub Adventure Centre: As More People Look to the Outdoors for Entertainment, New Initiatives Enhance Area’s Standing as Recreation Hub
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
When longtime road cyclist and outdoor recreation enthusiast Josh Stapleton started mountain biking with his two children, he quickly realized that while there is a wonderful, extensive trail system in nearby Rothrock State Forest, there weren’t many places for beginners to learn the sport. [Read More]
Axemann Brewery Set to Open Next Week Axemann Brewery Set to Open Next Week
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Axemann Brewery in Bellefonte will at long last open its doors to the public next week. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: James Franklin Announces Scholarship Fund for Low-Income Minority Students Penn State Football: James Franklin Announces Scholarship Fund for Low-Income Minority Students
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach James Franklin announced on Friday a scholarship fund set to assist minority students from lower income families. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Like Everyone, Sutherland Hopeful for On-Time Season Penn State Football: Like Everyone, Sutherland Hopeful for On-Time Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Living life quarantined is, as we all know, not the most thrilling thing a person can do for a summer. And if you're going to be quarantined with another person, they better be easy to live with. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Big Ten To Play Conference-Only Games This Fall Penn State Football: Big Ten To Play Conference-Only Games This Fall
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Big Ten announced on Thursday that if the conference is able to participate in fall sports, including football, it will move to conference-only schedules. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Kuntz Bigger Physically, and Ready for Bigger Role to Match It Penn State Football: Kuntz Bigger Physically, and Ready for Bigger Role to Match It
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is a lot to unpack if you're talking about the situation Penn State sophomore tight end Zack Kuntz finds himself in. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Former Nittany Lion Big Man Calvin Booth Named Denver Nuggets GM Penn State Basketball: Former Nittany Lion Big Man Calvin Booth Named Denver Nuggets GM
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State basketball star Calvin Booth has been named the General Manager of the Denver Nuggets. The franchise announced the move Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Softball Head Coach Amanda Lehotak Steps Down Penn State Softball Head Coach Amanda Lehotak Steps Down
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Owen Abbey
Penn State softball head coach Amanda Lehotak has stepped down from her position to “pursue other opportunities outside of softball,” the team announced Monday. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics' Plans for Change Are Good, But Timing Makes Them Feel Hollow Penn State Athletics' Plans for Change Are Good, But Timing Makes Them Feel Hollow
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour announced on Monday afternoon a series of steps to improve the communication between student athletes and the administration as it pertains to race, culture and climate within their respective programs. [Read More]
Former Penn State Basketball Player Says 'Noose' Remark by Chambers Led to Transfer Former Penn State Basketball Player Says 'Noose' Remark by Chambers Led to Transfer
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to The Undefeated, former Penn State basketball guard Rasir Bolton has alleged that Nittany Lion men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers referenced 'a noose around your neck' during practice. [Read More]
Scheduling Issues Arise as Opponents Back Out of Games and Travel Amid COVID-19 Concerns Scheduling Issues Arise as Opponents Back Out of Games and Travel Amid COVID-19 Concerns
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As the fall athletic calendar draws closer, Penn State is already dealing with a handful of teams who will not be making their scheduled trip to State College for a pending game, citing concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Limited Capacity and Season-Tickets Only Ahead for 2020 Campaign Penn State Football: Limited Capacity and Season-Tickets Only Ahead for 2020 Campaign
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has yet to settle on seating arrangements and stadium capacity for the upcoming 2020 football season but one thing is clear, if you don’t have season tickets you aren’t getting in. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: James Franklin Announces Scholarship Fund for Low-Income Minority Students Penn State Football: James Franklin Announces Scholarship Fund for Low-Income Minority Students
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach James Franklin announced on Friday a scholarship fund set to assist minority students from lower income families. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Like Everyone, Sutherland Hopeful for On-Time Season Penn State Football: Like Everyone, Sutherland Hopeful for On-Time Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Living life quarantined is, as we all know, not the most thrilling thing a person can do for a summer. And if you're going to be quarantined with another person, they better be easy to live with. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Big Ten To Play Conference-Only Games This Fall Penn State Football: Big Ten To Play Conference-Only Games This Fall
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Big Ten announced on Thursday that if the conference is able to participate in fall sports, including football, it will move to conference-only schedules. [Read More]
ICE Rule Change Adds to Uncertainty for International Students, Universities ICE Rule Change Adds to Uncertainty for International Students, Universities
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
An already uncertain situation for international students and their U.S. universities this fall became more daunting this week. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Kuntz Bigger Physically, and Ready for Bigger Role to Match It Penn State Football: Kuntz Bigger Physically, and Ready for Bigger Role to Match It
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is a lot to unpack if you're talking about the situation Penn State sophomore tight end Zack Kuntz finds himself in. [Read More]
Penn State IFC Indefinitely Suspends Social Activities Penn State IFC Indefinitely Suspends Social Activities
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Penn State’s Interfraternity Council voted Tuesday to indefinitely suspend Greek life socials out of concern for public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced in a press release. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Former Nittany Lion Big Man Calvin Booth Named Denver Nuggets GM Penn State Basketball: Former Nittany Lion Big Man Calvin Booth Named Denver Nuggets GM
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State basketball star Calvin Booth has been named the General Manager of the Denver Nuggets. The franchise announced the move Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics' Plans for Change Are Good, But Timing Makes Them Feel Hollow Penn State Athletics' Plans for Change Are Good, But Timing Makes Them Feel Hollow
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour announced on Monday afternoon a series of steps to improve the communication between student athletes and the administration as it pertains to race, culture and climate within their respective programs. [Read More]
Former Penn State Basketball Player Says 'Noose' Remark by Chambers Led to Transfer Former Penn State Basketball Player Says 'Noose' Remark by Chambers Led to Transfer
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to The Undefeated, former Penn State basketball guard Rasir Bolton has alleged that Nittany Lion men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers referenced 'a noose around your neck' during practice. [Read More]
Scheduling Issues Arise as Opponents Back Out of Games and Travel Amid COVID-19 Concerns Scheduling Issues Arise as Opponents Back Out of Games and Travel Amid COVID-19 Concerns
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As the fall athletic calendar draws closer, Penn State is already dealing with a handful of teams who will not be making their scheduled trip to State College for a pending game, citing concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: The Dollars & Sense of Playing in 2020

Will there be Penn State football in 2020? The answer is starting to come into focus: It’s unlikely. Neigh, nearly impossible. The sense of playing does not add up. (And, as we’ll show, increasingly neither do the dollars.)

Russell Frank

My Highly Exclusive Shark-Free Swim Club

We decided to splurge on a membership in an exclusive swim club. How exclusive? Since we joined, we haven’t seen another soul. And the amenities are top-drawer: full bar, current issues of magazines, ready access to yummy snacks. The best part, though, was the membership fee: $50.

At 60: Much Accomplished, Much Still to DoJoe Battista

At 60, you reach another milestone birthday that is supposed to make you feel different. In reality, this one does for me. But in a positive way. I am excited for all the possibilities that await (as long as I stay healthy) as I enter the fourth quarter or, in hockey terms, the 3rd period of my life

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