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‘Better Than Making the Big Leagues’

‘Better Than Making the Big Leagues’

- Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli

Jake Gronsky always loved baseball. After breaking his hand in 2015 while playing with the St. Louis Cardinals organization, he was sent to State College as part of a rehab stint. He had no idea how much his life was about to change.


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Fathers Are Stepping Up
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Fathers Are Stepping Up
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
Here is something for those craving positive news — fathers are stepping up in a big way. A 2015 Pew Research Center survey indicated that the percentage of fathers who felt that parenting was an extremely important part of their identity (57 percent) was equal to mothers (58 percent). This same s [Read More]
Conservationists Introduce Loosestrife Beetles to Battle Invasive Plants Conservationists Introduce Loosestrife Beetles to Battle Invasive Plants
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
A small group from Wildlife For Everyone gathered to see more than 600 alien Galerucella calmariensis beetles released late last month at the Julian Wetlands — a man-made marsh adjacent to Miles Hollow Road, north of Port Matilda. [Read More]
Know Your Worth: A Father’s Praise and Attention Helps Loved Ones Bloom from the Inside Out
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Know Your Worth: A Father’s Praise and Attention Helps Loved Ones Bloom from the Inside Out
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Meghan Fritz, Town&Gown
The role of the father (or a strong male model in a child’s life – stepdad, uncle, coach, mentor) is key in shaping a young person’s self-esteem and sense of identity in the world. Adults that grow up without a strong father figure in their lives are more likely to suffer from depression, anxi [Read More]
State College Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of PennDOT Worker State College Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of PennDOT Worker
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A State College man was charged on Friday with vehicular homicide for a February crash on Interstate 99 in Blair County that killed a PennDOT worker. [Read More]
Spikes Set to Begin 2018 Campaign Spikes Set to Begin 2018 Campaign
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
The summer season in State College calls for the grass to be cut and the bats to be ready at Medlar Field for the return of the State College Spikes. The Spikes' opening night contest, hosting the Williamsport Crosscutters, begins at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men’s hockey sophomore foward Evan Barratt is one of 42 players on the initial U.S. roster for the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. [Read More]
Smiths' $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum Smiths' $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Arboretum at Penn State will add a new bird garden, thanks to a donation from a Penn State alumnus and his family. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! It's Father's Day weekend and there are many ways to treat Dad -- or anyone else -- around the area. [Read More]
30 Years and 30 Reasons to Visit the Bellefonte Cruise 30 Years and 30 Reasons to Visit the Bellefonte Cruise
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The Bellefonte Cruise has entered is 30th consecutive year and there are plenty of reasons to visit the event this weekend. We’ve come up with 30 of them. [Read More]
For the 30th Year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise Celebrates a Tradition That Was ‘a Sight to See’ For the 30th Year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise Celebrates a Tradition That Was ‘a Sight to See’
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
You can hear them coming from miles around. The engines roar as a parade of cars makes its way down to the old Victorian town for the Historic Bellefonte Cruise motorcycle and car show. [Read More]

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Fathers Are Stepping Up
Column
Fathers Are Stepping Up
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
Here is something for those craving positive news — fathers are stepping up in a big way. A 2015 Pew Research Center survey indicated that the percentage of fathers who felt that parenting was an extremely important part of their identity (57 percent) was equal to mothers (58 percent). This same s [Read More]
Conservationists Introduce Loosestrife Beetles to Battle Invasive Plants Conservationists Introduce Loosestrife Beetles to Battle Invasive Plants
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
A small group from Wildlife For Everyone gathered to see more than 600 alien Galerucella calmariensis beetles released late last month at the Julian Wetlands — a man-made marsh adjacent to Miles Hollow Road, north of Port Matilda. [Read More]
Know Your Worth: A Father’s Praise and Attention Helps Loved Ones Bloom from the Inside Out
Column
Know Your Worth: A Father’s Praise and Attention Helps Loved Ones Bloom from the Inside Out
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Meghan Fritz, Town&Gown
The role of the father (or a strong male model in a child’s life – stepdad, uncle, coach, mentor) is key in shaping a young person’s self-esteem and sense of identity in the world. Adults that grow up without a strong father figure in their lives are more likely to suffer from depression, anxi [Read More]
Spikes Set to Begin 2018 Campaign Spikes Set to Begin 2018 Campaign
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
The summer season in State College calls for the grass to be cut and the bats to be ready at Medlar Field for the return of the State College Spikes. The Spikes' opening night contest, hosting the Williamsport Crosscutters, begins at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday. [Read More]
Smiths' $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum Smiths' $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Arboretum at Penn State will add a new bird garden, thanks to a donation from a Penn State alumnus and his family. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! It's Father's Day weekend and there are many ways to treat Dad -- or anyone else -- around the area. [Read More]
30 Years and 30 Reasons to Visit the Bellefonte Cruise 30 Years and 30 Reasons to Visit the Bellefonte Cruise
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The Bellefonte Cruise has entered is 30th consecutive year and there are plenty of reasons to visit the event this weekend. We’ve come up with 30 of them. [Read More]
For the 30th Year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise Celebrates a Tradition That Was ‘a Sight to See’ For the 30th Year, the Historic Bellefonte Cruise Celebrates a Tradition That Was ‘a Sight to See’
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso, Town&Gown
You can hear them coming from miles around. The engines roar as a parade of cars makes its way down to the old Victorian town for the Historic Bellefonte Cruise motorcycle and car show. [Read More]
Traffic Pattern Changes Coming to I-99 Project; PennDOT Urges Drivers to Use Zipper Merge Traffic Pattern Changes Coming to I-99 Project; PennDOT Urges Drivers to Use Zipper Merge
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A traffic pattern change is coming to the ongoing road work on a portion of Interstate 99 in Centre County, and PennDOT is reminding drivers to use both lanes until the merge point when traffic is reduced to one lane. [Read More]
Centre Care Completes Purchase of Land for New Nursing Facility in College Township Centre Care Completes Purchase of Land for New Nursing Facility in College Township
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre Care, the nonprofit that operates the current Centre Crest in Bellefonte, has completed the purchase of 30 acres in College Township for a new, 240-bed skilled-nursing facility. When operational in 2020, the new center will replace Centre Crest. [Read More]

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Spikes Set to Begin 2018 Campaign Spikes Set to Begin 2018 Campaign
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
The summer season in State College calls for the grass to be cut and the bats to be ready at Medlar Field for the return of the State College Spikes. The Spikes' opening night contest, hosting the Williamsport Crosscutters, begins at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men’s hockey sophomore foward Evan Barratt is one of 42 players on the initial U.S. roster for the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! It's Father's Day weekend and there are many ways to treat Dad -- or anyone else -- around the area. [Read More]
Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
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Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has a thing for quarterbacks. As coaches. No surprise there — after all, CJF was a QB himself. As it is, Penn State has five former quarterbacks on its full-time coaching staff. Darn good ones, too. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling: 2-Time National Prep Champion Flips from Pitt to Penn State Penn State Wrestling: 2-Time National Prep Champion Flips from Pitt to Penn State
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton, Anthony Colucci
Coming off its seventh national championship in eight years, Penn State wrestling already had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country on board for 2018. On Wednesday, it got even better. [Read More]
State High Baseball: Pushing Past the Pain of ‘Pitchgate’
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State High Baseball: Pushing Past the Pain of ‘Pitchgate’
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Every athlete knows the agony of defeat. But who has ever experienced that very agony in the midst of a victory? How did State College baseball players feel when they lost their shot at a state championship, despite winning on the scoreboard at Slippery Rock University? [Read More]
Solutions for Flawed New NCAA Transfer Rules
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Solutions for Flawed New NCAA Transfer Rules
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The NCAA is dramatically changing the transfer rules. As in life, each time you make changes you run into new problems, and this is no different. The changes, approved by the Division I Council on Wednesday, will allow student-athletes, rather than seeking a release, to simply inform the school of t [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Surprises Senior Long Snapper Vasey with Scholarship
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Penn State Football: Franklin Surprises Senior Long Snapper Vasey with Scholarship
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
Kyle Vasey was engulfed by teammates following a conditioning session on Tuesday when James Franklin announced he had earned a scholarship. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley A Legit Heisman Candidate, But Will Have To Be His Best To Get To New York Penn State Football: McSorley A Legit Heisman Candidate, But Will Have To Be His Best To Get To New York
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The actual odds and ranking depend on where you look, but the point remains largely the same. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley is among the favorites to give the Heisman Trophy a during the 2018-19 season. [Read More]
Lady Lions Announce Non-Conference Schedule Lady Lions Announce Non-Conference Schedule
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Penn State women’s basketball hasn’t landed a spot in the NCAA Tournament since 2014, but the Lady Lions might have a decent shot to end that drought if they can last through a tough non-conference stretch that features a number of RPI-bolstering opponents. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men’s hockey sophomore foward Evan Barratt is one of 42 players on the initial U.S. roster for the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. [Read More]
Smiths' $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum Smiths' $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Arboretum at Penn State will add a new bird garden, thanks to a donation from a Penn State alumnus and his family. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! It's Father's Day weekend and there are many ways to treat Dad -- or anyone else -- around the area. [Read More]
Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
Column
Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-Quarterbacks
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has a thing for quarterbacks. As coaches. No surprise there — after all, CJF was a QB himself. As it is, Penn State has five former quarterbacks on its full-time coaching staff. Darn good ones, too. [Read More]
Virtual Reality: Changing the Game at Penn State Virtual Reality: Changing the Game at Penn State
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Paolizzi
Virtual reality may seem like an expensive, esoteric tool of the future. But several university-led initiatives and driven professionals are making it easy for curious students to learn about and experiment with the immersive technology. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley A Legit Heisman Candidate, But Will Have To Be His Best To Get To New York Penn State Football: McSorley A Legit Heisman Candidate, But Will Have To Be His Best To Get To New York
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The actual odds and ranking depend on where you look, but the point remains largely the same. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley is among the favorites to give the Heisman Trophy a during the 2018-19 season. [Read More]
Former Beta Theta Pi Brother Pleads Guilty to Hazing Charges in Piazza Case Former Beta Theta Pi Brother Pleads Guilty to Hazing Charges in Piazza Case
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A former Beta Theta Pi brother on Wednesday entered a guilty plea to hazing and alcohol charges stemming from the February 2017 death of fraternity pledge and Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barkley Featured In Madden Trailer
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Penn State Football: Barkley Featured In Madden Trailer
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Saquon Barkley's life-changing 2018 only continued this week as he was featured in the first trailer for the latest edition of the Madden video game franchise. [Read More]
Former Beta Theta Pi Member Scheduled to Enter Guilty Plea in Piazza Case Former Beta Theta Pi Member Scheduled to Enter Guilty Plea in Piazza Case
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A former Beta Theta Pi fraternity brother is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the February 2017 death of pledge and Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza. [Read More]
Charges Refiled Against 2 Beta Theta Pi Brothers Charges Refiled Against 2 Beta Theta Pi Brothers
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Charges that were dismissed after a preliminary hearing in May have been refiled against two former members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. [Read More]
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Special to The Gazette

Fathers Are Stepping Up

Here is something for those craving positive news — fathers are stepping up in a big way. A 2015 Pew Research Center survey indicated that the percentage of fathers who felt that parenting was an extremely important part of their identity (57 percent) was equal to mothers (58 percent). This same s

Meghan Fritz, Town&Gown

Know Your Worth: A Father’s Praise and Attention Helps Loved Ones Bloom from the Inside Out

The role of the father (or a strong male model in a child’s life – stepdad, uncle, coach, mentor) is key in shaping a young person’s self-esteem and sense of identity in the world. Adults that grow up without a strong father figure in their lives are more likely to suffer from depression, anxi

Penn State’s Football Staff is Filled With Ex-QuarterbacksMike Poorman

James Franklin has a thing for quarterbacks. As coaches. No surprise there — after all, CJF was a QB himself. As it is, Penn State has five former quarterbacks on its full-time coaching staff. Darn good ones, too.

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