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Penn State Football: Is #107k Possible for the Blue-White Game?

Penn State Football: Is #107k Possible for the Blue-White Game?

- Mike Poorman

Hey, maybe James Franklin is right. Maybe Penn State really can draw 107,000 fans to the 2017 Blue-White Game. The Nittany Lions went 11-3 last season, didn’t they?


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Penn State Hockey: Road To Postseason Begins Tonight In East Lansing Penn State Hockey: Road To Postseason Begins Tonight In East Lansing
14 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“To be in a position to make the tournament — it’s not a given,” Gadowsky said. “So for freshmen and sophomores to sit back and go, ‘Oh yeah, well we’ll learn the lesson, and we’ll apply it down the road.’ No. we’ve got an opportunity now, and we’ve got to take advantage of thi [Read More]
Steve Mower Announces Bid for State College Borough Council Steve Mower Announces Bid for State College Borough Council
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Steve Mower, a retired senior vice president for Thomson Reuters Corporation, announced he will seek one of three State College Borough Council seats up for election this year. [Read More]
Centre Foundation Scholarships Open for Local Students Centre Foundation Scholarships Open for Local Students
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
More than 100 scholarship funds held by Centre Foundation are accepting applications from students in Centre County school districts. [Read More]
Penn State Says 19 Possible Mumps Cases Identified on Campus Penn State Says 19 Possible Mumps Cases Identified on Campus
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
Penn State's University Health Services (UHS) announced Thursday that 19 “suspected, probable, or confirmed” mumps cases have been investigated since the first case of mumps was confirmed on Jan. 29. Four of those 19 cases have been confirmed to be mumps by lab tests. [Read More]
Penn State Fires Women's Gymnastic Coach Penn State Fires Women's Gymnastic Coach
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - David Abruzesse
Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson — whose tenure had been mired in controversy — has been relieved of his duties, athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a press release. [Read More]
Massage Therapist Charged with Indecent Assault Massage Therapist Charged with Indecent Assault
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A State College massage therapist is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a woman during a massage. [Read More]
Courthouse Dog That Provided Comfort to Victims Passes Away Courthouse Dog That Provided Comfort to Victims Passes Away
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
For the past seven years, Princess, a golden retriever, has been by the side of child and adult victims as witnesses at the Centre County Courthouse, giving comfort as they went through difficult experiences. [Read More]
State College Denny's Closes State College Denny's Closes
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
After decades on North Atherton Street, the State College location of the casual dining chain has shut down. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sickels Set To Make Most Of Combine For Rare Diseases Penn State Football: Sickels Set To Make Most Of Combine For Rare Diseases
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State star Garrett Sickels will use the 2017 NFL Combine as an opportunity to raise awareness and funding for the rare disease community. [Read More]
Plans Move Forward for Second New Building, Renovations in East Halls Plans Move Forward for Second New Building, Renovations in East Halls
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State will build a second new residence hall and renovate two other buildings in the next phase of its long-term plan to improve the East Halls area at University Park. [Read More]

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Centre Foundation Scholarships Open for Local Students Centre Foundation Scholarships Open for Local Students
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
More than 100 scholarship funds held by Centre Foundation are accepting applications from students in Centre County school districts. [Read More]
State College Denny's Closes State College Denny's Closes
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
After decades on North Atherton Street, the State College location of the casual dining chain has shut down. [Read More]
‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ to Portray an All-Weather Friendship at Eisenhower Auditorium ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ to Portray an All-Weather Friendship at Eisenhower Auditorium
1 day ago - StateCollege.com
When Frog and Toad come out of hibernation, it’s a sign that spring is springing. The amphibious odd couple will bring their pondside adventures in the Tony Award-nominated musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” to Penn State with a production for all ages at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in Eisenhowe [Read More]
Silver Sneakers Helps Centre County Seniors Stay Active, Healthy Silver Sneakers Helps Centre County Seniors Stay Active, Healthy
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso
Perhaps nothing is more important than staying active after retirement; after all, it is tempting after a life of work to want to sit and relax. But getting and staying active as we grow older can have numerous benefits. The Silver Sneakers program helps older adults do just that, and it is offered [Read More]
At 100, Philipsburg's Rowland Theatre Still a Focal Point At 100, Philipsburg's Rowland Theatre Still a Focal Point
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, G. Kerry Webster
For the past century, 125 N. Front St. in Philipsburg has served as a place where people of all walks of life gather to share their love of movies and entertainment. [Read More]
Penn State Alum, Former Basketball Player Is Officially the New Chewbacca Penn State Alum, Former Basketball Player Is Officially the New Chewbacca
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Joonas Suotamo, a 2008 Penn State graduate and former Nittany Lion basketball player, will take over the role of Chewbacca in the upcoming Han Solo movie. [Read More]
The Founders' Vision
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The Founders' Vision
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Thomas Meade
Feb. 22 is an important day in history for a number of reasons. It's George Washington's birthday (1732) and the day the Miracle on Ice happened (1980). But closer to home, it is also Penn State's birthday, now known as Founders’ Day. [Read More]
CBICC Recognizes Three with Annual Awards CBICC Recognizes Three with Annual Awards
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County recently held its third annual Membership Recognition Night event, honoring three individuals for their support of the chamber. [Read More]
Howell to Retire after 31 Years as Visitors Bureau Director Howell to Retire after 31 Years as Visitors Bureau Director
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Betsey Howell, who has served as executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau since 1986, will retire this spring, the bureau announced on Tuesday. [Read More]
SCASD 'Straight Talk' Session to Focus on Childhood Anxiety SCASD 'Straight Talk' Session to Focus on Childhood Anxiety
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Area School District will host the next session in its Straight Talk series tonight with a presentation on mindfulness-based solutions to childhood anxiety. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Road To Postseason Begins Tonight In East Lansing Penn State Hockey: Road To Postseason Begins Tonight In East Lansing
14 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“To be in a position to make the tournament — it’s not a given,” Gadowsky said. “So for freshmen and sophomores to sit back and go, ‘Oh yeah, well we’ll learn the lesson, and we’ll apply it down the road.’ No. we’ve got an opportunity now, and we’ve got to take advantage of thi [Read More]
Penn State Fires Women's Gymnastic Coach Penn State Fires Women's Gymnastic Coach
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - David Abruzesse
Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson — whose tenure had been mired in controversy — has been relieved of his duties, athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a press release. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sickels Set To Make Most Of Combine For Rare Diseases Penn State Football: Sickels Set To Make Most Of Combine For Rare Diseases
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State star Garrett Sickels will use the 2017 NFL Combine as an opportunity to raise awareness and funding for the rare disease community. [Read More]
Big Lead Evaporates as Lady Lions Fall to Michigan State Big Lead Evaporates as Lady Lions Fall to Michigan State
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Penn State saw its NCAA Tournament hopes take a blow after losing a 19-point lead on the road against Michigan State. [Read More]
State College, Bellefonte Baseball Teams to Square Off at Medlar Field State College, Bellefonte Baseball Teams to Square Off at Medlar Field
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Area and Bellefonte Area high school baseball teams will meet April 8 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, the State College Spikes announced on Wednesday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Hopeful To Fix Power Play Woes Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Hopeful To Fix Power Play Woes
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“You’re not going to win consistently down the stretch against excellent teams unless your specialty teams are good,” said coach Guy Gadowsky. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Coaches Caravan Back For Spring 2017 Penn State Athletics: Coaches Caravan Back For Spring 2017
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Coaches Caravan is back. After a year hiatus James Franklin will head on the road for a seven stop tour of Pennsylvania. Franklin will be joined by Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour and other Penn State coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Boilermakers Sink Nittany Lions In Overtime Penn State Basketball: Boilermakers Sink Nittany Lions In Overtime
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's late comeback sent Tuesday night's game into overtime but it was Purdue coming away with the victory in overtime 74-70 to stay atop the Big Ten standings. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Kerr To Miss Remainder Of Season Penn State Hockey: Kerr To Miss Remainder Of Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“I don’t think you ever want to lose a player like Kevin Kerr, regardless if it’s for a game or for a season,” senior forward Ricky DeRosa said. “He’s been instrumental this entire season in our D-corps.” [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Bostick To Miss A Few Weeks With Hand Fracture Penn State Basketball: Bostick To Miss A Few Weeks With Hand Fracture
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball will be without freshman guard Nazeer Bostick for at least two weeks according to coach Pat Chambers speaking to the media on Monday afternoon. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Road To Postseason Begins Tonight In East Lansing Penn State Hockey: Road To Postseason Begins Tonight In East Lansing
14 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“To be in a position to make the tournament — it’s not a given,” Gadowsky said. “So for freshmen and sophomores to sit back and go, ‘Oh yeah, well we’ll learn the lesson, and we’ll apply it down the road.’ No. we’ve got an opportunity now, and we’ve got to take advantage of thi [Read More]
Penn State Says 19 Possible Mumps Cases Identified on Campus Penn State Says 19 Possible Mumps Cases Identified on Campus
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
Penn State's University Health Services (UHS) announced Thursday that 19 “suspected, probable, or confirmed” mumps cases have been investigated since the first case of mumps was confirmed on Jan. 29. Four of those 19 cases have been confirmed to be mumps by lab tests. [Read More]
Penn State Fires Women's Gymnastic Coach Penn State Fires Women's Gymnastic Coach
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - David Abruzesse
Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson — whose tenure had been mired in controversy — has been relieved of his duties, athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a press release. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sickels Set To Make Most Of Combine For Rare Diseases Penn State Football: Sickels Set To Make Most Of Combine For Rare Diseases
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State star Garrett Sickels will use the 2017 NFL Combine as an opportunity to raise awareness and funding for the rare disease community. [Read More]
Plans Move Forward for Second New Building, Renovations in East Halls Plans Move Forward for Second New Building, Renovations in East Halls
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State will build a second new residence hall and renovate two other buildings in the next phase of its long-term plan to improve the East Halls area at University Park. [Read More]
Committee Recommends Penn State Room and Board Increase Committee Recommends Penn State Room and Board Increase
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Penn State Board of Trustees committee on Thursday recommended a 3.15 percent increase in the average student room and board cost for 2017-18. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Hopeful To Fix Power Play Woes Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Hopeful To Fix Power Play Woes
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“You’re not going to win consistently down the stretch against excellent teams unless your specialty teams are good,” said coach Guy Gadowsky. [Read More]
Penn State Students Charged in Alleged Apartment Break-in Penn State Students Charged in Alleged Apartment Break-in
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Two Penn State students are facing charges after allegedly breaking into and stealing items from a downtown State College apartment. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Coaches Caravan Back For Spring 2017 Penn State Athletics: Coaches Caravan Back For Spring 2017
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Coaches Caravan is back. After a year hiatus James Franklin will head on the road for a seven stop tour of Pennsylvania. Franklin will be joined by Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour and other Penn State coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Alum, Former Basketball Player Is Officially the New Chewbacca Penn State Alum, Former Basketball Player Is Officially the New Chewbacca
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Joonas Suotamo, a 2008 Penn State graduate and former Nittany Lion basketball player, will take over the role of Chewbacca in the upcoming Han Solo movie. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: Is #107k Possible for the Blue-White Game?

Hey, maybe James Franklin is right. Maybe Penn State really can draw 107,000 fans to the 2017 Blue-White Game. The Nittany Lions went 11-3 last season, didn’t they?

Bill Horlacher

Kevin Dare’s Pole Vault Tragedy: 15 Years Later

It was an athletic tragedy that hit home with equal impact on the Penn State campus and in the State College community. No, it wasn’t a defeat in the win-loss column; it was a death suffered by a track and field competitor.

An Extraordinary Life Cut Short Still Offers One More LessonJay Paterno

Sometimes in life we’re blessed to meet people of the rarest quality. Sunday we lost one of those people when Darryl Hammond died at age 50. But in his life he gave us the realization that our truest measure is the impact we make on others.

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