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Penn State Basketball Roars Past Georgetown 81-66

Penn State Basketball Roars Past Georgetown 81-66

- Ben Jones

In the long history of Penn State basketball there have been ample opportunities for the Nittany Lions to pick up resume-boosting wins against teams outside the Big Ten.


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Mental Health Unit Closes at SCI-Rockview Mental Health Unit Closes at SCI-Rockview
1 hour ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The Department of Corrections has closed the mental health unit at SCI-Rockview. The closure was effective Oct. 30, and inmates who were still in treatment in the unit were transferred to SCI-Waymart in Wayne County for continued services. [Read More]
Chief of Police Will Take Over as Spring Township Manager Chief of Police Will Take Over as Spring Township Manager
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
After 27 1/2 years of working in Spring Township, manager William MacMath will retire on Feb. 4. The Township Board of Supervisors announced on Nov. 11 it didn’t have to look too far for his replacement, as current police chief Michael Danneker has been appointed to the position. [Read More]
Bellefonte Will Reassess Elementary School Project Plan Bellefonte Will Reassess Elementary School Project Plan
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
After entering into contract negations with an architectural firm for the elementary school project, Bellefonte Area School District directors decided at the Nov. 6 board meeting to reassess the project and divide it into two separate steps. [Read More]
Piazza Family’s Mission: Turning Tragedy Into a Positive
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Piazza Family’s Mission: Turning Tragedy Into a Positive
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Timothy Piazza was rushing the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State nearly three years ago when an alcohol-related hazing incident cost the 19-year-old sophomore his life. Since his death, his parents have been determined to prevent such a case from happening again. [Read More]
The Happiest Place in Happy Valley: The Party Goes on All Football Weekend Long in the Overnight RV Lot The Happiest Place in Happy Valley: The Party Goes on All Football Weekend Long in the Overnight RV Lot
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
Everyone loves a Penn State tailgate. But after a long day, most tailgates end with a slow drive out of the parking lot, into the sea of cars headed home from Beaver Stadium. What if your tailgate could go on all weekend long? For a diehard group of fans, tailgating is more than a day. [Read More]
Be Careful What You Wish For: The True Costs of Fans’ Unrealistic Impatience
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Be Careful What You Wish For: The True Costs of Fans’ Unrealistic Impatience
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
By Veterans’ Day 2019 we’ve already seen the firings of head coaches at Arkansas, Rutgers and Florida State. The most rash of these firings were at Arkansas and at Florida State where head Coaches Chad Morris and Willie Taggart had yet to even complete their second seasons. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ohio State Star Chase Young Suspended for Two Games, Will Play Against Penn State Penn State Football: Ohio State Star Chase Young Suspended for Two Games, Will Play Against Penn State
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State football will indeed have to deal with a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate when it plays Ohio State on November 23. [Read More]
Phase 2 of Courthouse Renovations Moving Forward Phase 2 of Courthouse Renovations Moving Forward
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The second and final planned phase of renovations to the more than 200 year old Centre County Courthouse will begin soon. [Read More]
13 Candidates to Be Considered for Interim Mayor of State College 13 Candidates to Be Considered for Interim Mayor of State College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Borough Council on Tuesday revealed the 13 eligible candidates who have submitted letters of interest to be interim mayor, a list that includes some familiar names in local politics. [Read More]
County Considers Authorizing Clean Energy Project Financing Program County Considers Authorizing Clean Energy Project Financing Program
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed the possible local authorization of the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, a financing structure enacted in Pennsylvania last year that allows commercial, agricultural and nonprofit property owners to get low-inter [Read More]

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Bellefonte Will Reassess Elementary School Project Plan Bellefonte Will Reassess Elementary School Project Plan
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
After entering into contract negations with an architectural firm for the elementary school project, Bellefonte Area School District directors decided at the Nov. 6 board meeting to reassess the project and divide it into two separate steps. [Read More]
The Happiest Place in Happy Valley: The Party Goes on All Football Weekend Long in the Overnight RV Lot The Happiest Place in Happy Valley: The Party Goes on All Football Weekend Long in the Overnight RV Lot
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
Everyone loves a Penn State tailgate. But after a long day, most tailgates end with a slow drive out of the parking lot, into the sea of cars headed home from Beaver Stadium. What if your tailgate could go on all weekend long? For a diehard group of fans, tailgating is more than a day. [Read More]
Phase 2 of Courthouse Renovations Moving Forward Phase 2 of Courthouse Renovations Moving Forward
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The second and final planned phase of renovations to the more than 200 year old Centre County Courthouse will begin soon. [Read More]
County Considers Authorizing Clean Energy Project Financing Program County Considers Authorizing Clean Energy Project Financing Program
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed the possible local authorization of the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, a financing structure enacted in Pennsylvania last year that allows commercial, agricultural and nonprofit property owners to get low-inter [Read More]
Retired PSU Professor Creates Blue and White Potato Chips Retired PSU Professor Creates Blue and White Potato Chips
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Potato chips are a must-have tailgate food, and a local company has made what might become the must-have Penn State tailgate snack. Tailgater Taters potato chips are blue and white all the way. And yes, you can take that literally. [Read More]
In Bulgaria, Finding the Unexpected
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In Bulgaria, Finding the Unexpected
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
In which Russell Frank connects V.I. Lenin and J.V. Paterno. [Read More]
Patton Township Receives State Grant for Intersection Reconstruction Patton Township Receives State Grant for Intersection Reconstruction
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Patton Township has received a long sought-after state grant to reconstruct the intersection of Fox Hill and Bernel roads near University Park Airport. [Read More]
Inaugural Centre Film Festival a Success
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Inaugural Centre Film Festival a Success
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Inside Philipsburg's historic Rowland Theatre, last weekend's inaugural Centre Film Festival brought together amateur and professional filmmakers and movie fans from around the area. [Read More]
Public Meeting Set to Discuss Recommendations for Centre Region Parks and Recreation Plan Public Meeting Set to Discuss Recommendations for Centre Region Parks and Recreation Plan
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The second and final public meeting for the Centre Region Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the State College Area High School cafeteria. [Read More]
Lessons from the Past and the Present: Both Matter
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Lessons from the Past and the Present: Both Matter
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista, Centre County Gazette
From digging past a recent headline, we learn the simple but oft-forgotten lessons not to jump to conclusions, while Veterans Day and a new film remind us to remember the lessons of the past and the sacrifices of those who served [Read More]

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The Happiest Place in Happy Valley: The Party Goes on All Football Weekend Long in the Overnight RV Lot The Happiest Place in Happy Valley: The Party Goes on All Football Weekend Long in the Overnight RV Lot
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
Everyone loves a Penn State tailgate. But after a long day, most tailgates end with a slow drive out of the parking lot, into the sea of cars headed home from Beaver Stadium. What if your tailgate could go on all weekend long? For a diehard group of fans, tailgating is more than a day. [Read More]
Be Careful What You Wish For: The True Costs of Fans’ Unrealistic Impatience
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Be Careful What You Wish For: The True Costs of Fans’ Unrealistic Impatience
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
By Veterans’ Day 2019 we’ve already seen the firings of head coaches at Arkansas, Rutgers and Florida State. The most rash of these firings were at Arkansas and at Florida State where head Coaches Chad Morris and Willie Taggart had yet to even complete their second seasons. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ohio State Star Chase Young Suspended for Two Games, Will Play Against Penn State Penn State Football: Ohio State Star Chase Young Suspended for Two Games, Will Play Against Penn State
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State football will indeed have to deal with a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate when it plays Ohio State on November 23. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Slide to No. 9 in College Football Playoff Rankings Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Slide to No. 9 in College Football Playoff Rankings
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State comes in at No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings after falling to Minnesota 31-26 this past weekend on the road. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin's Annoyance of Two-Point Criticism a Good Reminder of Something Else Penn State Football: Franklin's Annoyance of Two-Point Criticism a Good Reminder of Something Else
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin didn't leave much room for interpretation on Tuesday that criticism directed at his decision to go for two in the third quarter against Minnesota still annoyed him. [Read More]
Penn State Inbox: Detroit Edition Penn State Inbox: Detroit Edition
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Hello from the Detroit International Airport, or whatever this place is called, somewhere between the Delta Sky Club that apparently I’m not allowed in and the Chilli’s that does not have beer on tap today because the nitrogen core died, which sounds pretty serious thing for a Chilli’s. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling’s Newcomers Shine in Dual Debuts Penn State Wrestling’s Newcomers Shine in Dual Debuts
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jarod Kutz
Four Penn State wrestlers made their debuts for the Nittany Lions in a resounding win over Navy Sunday afternoon. Each of these first-time competitors took care of business, winning their individual bouts and securing the shutout win for Penn State. [Read More]
No. 1 Penn State Wrestling Shuts Out Navy in Season Opener No. 1 Penn State Wrestling Shuts Out Navy in Season Opener
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jarod Kutz
No. 1 Penn State started the 2019-2020 wrestling season Sunday afternoon hosting Navy at Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions rolled to a 45-0 win and their 60th consecutive dual victory by securing six bonus-point wins and four falls. Four wrestlers made their Penn State debuts, including 149-pounder Luke G [Read More]
Penn State Men's Soccer Advances to Big Ten Semifinals Penn State Men's Soccer Advances to Big Ten Semifinals
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Otis Lyons
No. 13 Penn State men’s soccer (12-2-3) defeated Wisconsin, 3-0 , in the Big Ten quarterfinals Sunday at Jeffrey Field. Second half goals from striking duo Christian Sload and Liam Butts, along with a late Josh Dabora strike eliminated the Badgers. [Read More]
Penn State Women’s Soccer Defeats Michigan in OT to Win Big Ten Tournament Penn State Women’s Soccer Defeats Michigan in OT to Win Big Ten Tournament
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jim Davidson
Penn State women’s soccer (19-6-1) defeated Michigan (15-5-1) at Rutgers’ Yurcak Field Sunday afternoon to claim the program’s eighth Big Ten Tournament title. [Read More]

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Piazza Family’s Mission: Turning Tragedy Into a Positive
Video
Piazza Family’s Mission: Turning Tragedy Into a Positive
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Timothy Piazza was rushing the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State nearly three years ago when an alcohol-related hazing incident cost the 19-year-old sophomore his life. Since his death, his parents have been determined to prevent such a case from happening again. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ohio State Star Chase Young Suspended for Two Games, Will Play Against Penn State Penn State Football: Ohio State Star Chase Young Suspended for Two Games, Will Play Against Penn State
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State football will indeed have to deal with a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate when it plays Ohio State on November 23. [Read More]
Retired PSU Professor Creates Blue and White Potato Chips Retired PSU Professor Creates Blue and White Potato Chips
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Potato chips are a must-have tailgate food, and a local company has made what might become the must-have Penn State tailgate snack. Tailgater Taters potato chips are blue and white all the way. And yes, you can take that literally. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Slide to No. 9 in College Football Playoff Rankings Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Slide to No. 9 in College Football Playoff Rankings
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State comes in at No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings after falling to Minnesota 31-26 this past weekend on the road. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin's Annoyance of Two-Point Criticism a Good Reminder of Something Else Penn State Football: Franklin's Annoyance of Two-Point Criticism a Good Reminder of Something Else
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin didn't leave much room for interpretation on Tuesday that criticism directed at his decision to go for two in the third quarter against Minnesota still annoyed him. [Read More]
New Penn State Student Veteran Center Ready to Open New Penn State Student Veteran Center Ready to Open
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Anthony Colucci
After a year of renovations, Penn State's Student Veteran Center will officially open later this week inside of Ritenour Building, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday as part of Military Appreciation Week. [Read More]
Penn State Inbox: Detroit Edition Penn State Inbox: Detroit Edition
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Hello from the Detroit International Airport, or whatever this place is called, somewhere between the Delta Sky Club that apparently I’m not allowed in and the Chilli’s that does not have beer on tap today because the nitrogen core died, which sounds pretty serious thing for a Chilli’s. [Read More]
Penn State Added $2.9 Million to Sandusky Scandal Costs in 2018-19 Fiscal Year Penn State Added $2.9 Million to Sandusky Scandal Costs in 2018-19 Fiscal Year
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jim Davidson
Penn State paid individuals who were say they were sexually assaulted by former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky an additional $100,000 in fiscal year 2018-19, according to the university's annual audit report. The school also spent $2.8 million on “internal investigation, legal, communica [Read More]
Penn State Football: What James Franklin Needs
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Penn State Football: What James Franklin Needs
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
MINNEAPOLIS — Sure, in a battle of unbeaten teams here, Minnesota was the better prepared team. And executed better — on offense, defense and special teams. But that was one day. Penn State will be back. Because, under James Franklin, Penn State is back. [Read More]
Penn State Football Falls to No. 9 in AP Top 25 Poll Penn State Football Falls to No. 9 in AP Top 25 Poll
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State football tumbled four spots to No. 9 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

The Football Part of Penn State Football

In major college football, making real-time, pressure-packed decisions isn’t easy. It comes with the territory and may be the toughest part of the job. But of all the each and every 365 days in a year, it’s also the most important.

Jay Paterno

Be Careful What You Wish For: The True Costs of Fans’ Unrealistic Impatience

By Veterans’ Day 2019 we’ve already seen the firings of head coaches at Arkansas, Rutgers and Florida State. The most rash of these firings were at Arkansas and at Florida State where head Coaches Chad Morris and Willie Taggart had yet to even complete their second seasons.

In Bulgaria, Finding the UnexpectedRussell Frank

In which Russell Frank connects V.I. Lenin and J.V. Paterno.

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