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The Trouble With Penn State Football Players? Nothing

The Trouble With Penn State Football Players? Nothing

- Mike Poorman

At Penn State, for the players, all news has been good news. That runs counter to the national narrative, not only in the NFL but with the past two Heisman Trophy winners. That's why Christian Hackenberg is the anti-Jameis.


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Planning Commision Discusses Proposed Change to Kildare's Site Planning Commision Discusses Proposed Change to Kildare's Site
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Borough planning director Ed LeClear says Thursday night’s discussion was the beginning of the commission “just getting into rolling up their sleeves” in regards to a proposal made by the Wings of State College Real Estate, LLC group. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think that's the thing I've been most impressed is how they've handled everything; coaching changes, sanctions, academics. Going into that environment in Ireland wasn't an easy experience in terms of travel. Then to go on the road in an environment where those people, I don't think, like us [Read More]
Athletics Department Considers Raising Football Ticket Prices in 2015 Athletics Department Considers Raising Football Ticket Prices in 2015
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Tim Gilbert
The athletic department is in the midst of a series of three $10 million loans, and ended the last year with only $5.2 million in its cash reserve. According to Kaluza, the department’s budget projections are hamstrung by the lack of money from the Big Ten’s bowl games and flat revenue streams. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is hard at work with some early, early morning workouts. Take a look behind the scenes of the first week of the Yoke Zone Challenge. [Read More]
Governance Committee Recommends Board of Trustees Reform with Lubrano as Sole Dissenter Governance Committee Recommends Board of Trustees Reform with Lubrano as Sole Dissenter
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"I had hoped it could be unanimous and I'm an eternal optimist, so I'm hoping by November it can be unanimous by the full board. I think it is a very good compromise," says Committee Chair Keith Eckel. [Read More]
State College Children's Author Inspires Wonder With New Novel State College Children's Author Inspires Wonder With New Novel
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett, Centre County Gazette
"I think I'd be happy if a child comes away from the book thinking there might be mice in the walls and wondering what their lives are like," Freeman says. "If a kid took any element of this book and it invoked some creativity, I did something right." [Read More]
Penn State Board of Trustees Set to Meet Thursday and Friday Penn State Board of Trustees Set to Meet Thursday and Friday
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
An attempt to restructure the Penn State Board of Trustees is could be a hot topic in the coming hours. The Governance and Long-Range Planning Committee will continue ongoing discussions about the board's structure and potential ways to modify its membership. [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
StateCollege.com's Ben Jones joins sports reporter Greg Pickel to break down last week's game between Penn State and Rutgers. Greg offers some inside information about where James Franklin might get his last four recruiting commitments. Also, what's riding on Saturday's game against UMass? [Read More]
Multi-Million Dollar Sale of State College-Based Student Housing Firm Hits Snag Multi-Million Dollar Sale of State College-Based Student Housing Firm Hits Snag
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
In 2013, McWhirter described the deal as, "the biggest acquisition that has ever occurred, by far, in the student rental business." Copper Beech has several properties in the State College area including Copper Beech I and II, Oakwood, Oak Hill, Northbrook Greens, and Parkway Plaza. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Everybody gets so caught up in catches and yards, but that really hasn't been our focus," Franklin said on Tuesday. "Our focus with them since the day we arrived on campus was their impact in the running game and that area still needs to improve. I think the offensive line hears a lot about wha [Read More]

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Planning Commision Discusses Proposed Change to Kildare's Site Planning Commision Discusses Proposed Change to Kildare's Site
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Borough planning director Ed LeClear says Thursday night’s discussion was the beginning of the commission “just getting into rolling up their sleeves” in regards to a proposal made by the Wings of State College Real Estate, LLC group. [Read More]
State College Children's Author Inspires Wonder With New Novel State College Children's Author Inspires Wonder With New Novel
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett, Centre County Gazette
"I think I'd be happy if a child comes away from the book thinking there might be mice in the walls and wondering what their lives are like," Freeman says. "If a kid took any element of this book and it invoked some creativity, I did something right." [Read More]
Ultramarathon to Benefit Cancer Survivors' Association Ultramarathon to Benefit Cancer Survivors' Association
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
This year's ultramarathon will draw world-class runners who will compete for an $11,000 cash prize. Last year's event saw more than 150 participants in the race. [Read More]
Penn State Graduate's First Book Shares Story of Lost U.S. Warship Penn State Graduate's First Book Shares Story of Lost U.S. Warship
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
"American Boys" shares the true story of the USS Frank E. Evans, the only U.S. warship lost in the Vietnam War and the ongoing effort to memorialize the 74 men killed in the tragedy that was the Navy's second largest loss of life during that war. [Read More]
Penn State Students Use Technology to Help Boal Museum Reach Community Penn State Students Use Technology to Help Boal Museum Reach Community
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Civil war weapons. Christopher Columbus’ writing desk. A lock of Napoleon’s hair.“We want to make this area into a cultural hotspot, a place people want to come see,” says Pazamickas. “This museum is probably one of the best kept secrets of central Pennsylvania.” [Read More]
Penn State Grad Student Competes on 'Jeopardy!' Penn State Grad Student Competes on 'Jeopardy!'
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I’d have my wife read me my questions like Alex Trebek, and I’d click in with a pen to get the feel for using the signaling device,” Cossen says. “It’s very different actually playing the game from what it looks like from home. ... It goes much faster than I ever expected it to.” [Read More]
Renovation Plans for Holmes-Foster Park Move Forward
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Renovation Plans for Holmes-Foster Park Move Forward
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Plans for renovating State College's oldest park are moving forward after a public meeting to discuss potential plans. As we hear from the Centre County Report, some residents have voiced concerns about the future of the Holmes-Foster park. [Read More]
Military Uniforms Bring History to Life Military Uniforms Bring History to Life
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Most people have no idea about the Hessians, or even realize that some Germans fought on the side of the British,” Ed Manning says. “We’ve been of much interest to the history buffs, and of complete bafflement to the public.” [Read More]
Color Run Helps Penn State 'Celebrate Life'
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Color Run Helps Penn State 'Celebrate Life'
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"I think that the name of this place says everything: Happy Valley," Pomales says. "And that's how you feel here - happy." [Read More]
Kids Bug Out Over Great Insect Fair at the Bryce Jordan Center Kids Bug Out Over Great Insect Fair at the Bryce Jordan Center
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When I felt that butterfly pee on my finger, I made a lifelong enemy,” Schaffner says. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think that's the thing I've been most impressed is how they've handled everything; coaching changes, sanctions, academics. Going into that environment in Ireland wasn't an easy experience in terms of travel. Then to go on the road in an environment where those people, I don't think, like us [Read More]
Athletics Department Considers Raising Football Ticket Prices in 2015 Athletics Department Considers Raising Football Ticket Prices in 2015
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Tim Gilbert
The athletic department is in the midst of a series of three $10 million loans, and ended the last year with only $5.2 million in its cash reserve. According to Kaluza, the department’s budget projections are hamstrung by the lack of money from the Big Ten’s bowl games and flat revenue streams. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is hard at work with some early, early morning workouts. Take a look behind the scenes of the first week of the Yoke Zone Challenge. [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
StateCollege.com's Ben Jones joins sports reporter Greg Pickel to break down last week's game between Penn State and Rutgers. Greg offers some inside information about where James Franklin might get his last four recruiting commitments. Also, what's riding on Saturday's game against UMass? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Everybody gets so caught up in catches and yards, but that really hasn't been our focus," Franklin said on Tuesday. "Our focus with them since the day we arrived on campus was their impact in the running game and that area still needs to improve. I think the offensive line hears a lot about wha [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling to Host Iowa at Bryce Jordan Center Penn State Wrestling to Host Iowa at Bryce Jordan Center
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ben Berkman
The Penn State wrestling team has announced its 2014-15 schedule, and for the second year in a row, a big match in the Bryce Jordan Center highlights the schedule. [Read More]
Ultramarathon to Benefit Cancer Survivors' Association Ultramarathon to Benefit Cancer Survivors' Association
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
This year's ultramarathon will draw world-class runners who will compete for an $11,000 cash prize. Last year's event saw more than 150 participants in the race. [Read More]
Penn State Football: With Hectic Travel Over, Nittany Lions Face Long Stretch At Home Penn State Football: With Hectic Travel Over, Nittany Lions Face Long Stretch At Home
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
But I think the older you get, you realize that it's not always about the schemes. It's about chemistry; it's about morale -- is so important, and a big part of morale is making sure guys are well rested and healthy and fresh and that's physically, as well as mentally." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Red, Yellow, And Green Eligibility Under Franklin Penn State Football: Red, Yellow, And Green Eligibility Under Franklin
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Bright eyed. I love bright eyed guys. What I mean by that are guys who are locked in, attentive, I don't like these sleepy eyed droopy slouching in their seats. We don't allow that and it's a big part of our recruiting as well. We want guys who have a real strong powerful body language. I think [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Coming off of a last minute 13-10 victory over Rutgers this past weekend Penn State will play two straight games at home after a whirlwind open to the 2014 season. Head coach James Franklin will take the podium at 12:40 to talk last week's contest and the week ahead for Penn State. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think that's the thing I've been most impressed is how they've handled everything; coaching changes, sanctions, academics. Going into that environment in Ireland wasn't an easy experience in terms of travel. Then to go on the road in an environment where those people, I don't think, like us [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
Video
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is hard at work with some early, early morning workouts. Take a look behind the scenes of the first week of the Yoke Zone Challenge. [Read More]
Governance Committee Recommends Board of Trustees Reform with Lubrano as Sole Dissenter Governance Committee Recommends Board of Trustees Reform with Lubrano as Sole Dissenter
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"I had hoped it could be unanimous and I'm an eternal optimist, so I'm hoping by November it can be unanimous by the full board. I think it is a very good compromise," says Committee Chair Keith Eckel. [Read More]
Penn State Board of Trustees Set to Meet Thursday and Friday Penn State Board of Trustees Set to Meet Thursday and Friday
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
An attempt to restructure the Penn State Board of Trustees is could be a hot topic in the coming hours. The Governance and Long-Range Planning Committee will continue ongoing discussions about the board's structure and potential ways to modify its membership. [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
StateCollege.com's Ben Jones joins sports reporter Greg Pickel to break down last week's game between Penn State and Rutgers. Greg offers some inside information about where James Franklin might get his last four recruiting commitments. Also, what's riding on Saturday's game against UMass? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Everybody gets so caught up in catches and yards, but that really hasn't been our focus," Franklin said on Tuesday. "Our focus with them since the day we arrived on campus was their impact in the running game and that area still needs to improve. I think the offensive line hears a lot about wha [Read More]
Second Mile Wants to Sell Patton Township Land for $1 Million Second Mile Wants to Sell Patton Township Land for $1 Million
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"The sale of the Bernel Road Property is in the best interest of the Second Mile as the proposed sale price exceeds the most recent assessed market value of a fee simple interest in the Bernel Road Property by 15.4 percent...," the petition says. [Read More]
Penn State Spending on Sandusky Scandal Totals More Than $139 Million Penn State Spending on Sandusky Scandal Totals More Than $139 Million
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
Penn State University has released the latest calculations for the cost of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, which is now more than $139.4 million. [Read More]
Penn State Football: With Hectic Travel Over, Nittany Lions Face Long Stretch At Home Penn State Football: With Hectic Travel Over, Nittany Lions Face Long Stretch At Home
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
But I think the older you get, you realize that it's not always about the schemes. It's about chemistry; it's about morale -- is so important, and a big part of morale is making sure guys are well rested and healthy and fresh and that's physically, as well as mentally." [Read More]
Schultz Asks Court to Order Release of Email Messages Schultz Asks Court to Order Release of Email Messages
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
At issue is a database of more than 20 million e-mails and other electronically stored documents thought to be permanently deleted, but the Attorney General's Office later recovered as part of an internal review of the Sandusky criminal investigation. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

The Trouble With Penn State Football Players? Nothing

At Penn State, for the players, all news has been good news. That runs counter to the national narrative, not only in the NFL but with the past two Heisman Trophy winners. That's why Christian Hackenberg is the anti-Jameis.

Russell Frank

Can Craziness Be Calibrated?

That was exactly how much confidence I had in my own judgment, even when I was hitchhiking from New York to Colorado or experimenting with Schedule 1 drugs or rollicking into Chinatown from Queens so we could split a platter of Crabs Cantonese for $3.25.

Ben State Football: As Sanction Era Draws To A Close Even 19-12 Looks Just FineBen Jones

Penn State has gone 19-12 since the last time Joe Paterno coached a game for the Nittany Lions. NCAA sanctions slammed the program like a ton of bricks shortly after that 10-7 victory over Illinois. The predictions that followed were all calling for the same future ...

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