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For Penn State Fans, It Ain’t Been Easy Being Blue The Past 15 Years

For Penn State Fans, It Ain’t Been Easy Being Blue The Past 15 Years

- Mike Poorman

Over the past decade-and-a-half, Penn State football fans have been STEPed on, Joe Must Go’d, coached from the press box, scandaled, fired, sanctioned, vacated, poached, scholar-stripped, parking passed, no bowled, bowled over and Houston Texaned.


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Penn State Football: Big Ten TD Tally is Offense 8, Defense 1 Penn State Football: Big Ten TD Tally is Offense 8, Defense 1
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- Touchdown drives are where it’s at. Drives ending in FGs are OK, but sometimes they yield nothing out of what should have been something – like Sam Ficken’s aborted Gulla-washer of a 20-yard attempt against Illinois on Saturday. [Read More]
Little Lions Defense Dominates McDowell in 27-6 Playoff Win Little Lions Defense Dominates McDowell in 27-6 Playoff Win
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
“They’ve been phenomenal all year long but they really set the tone for how we play football,” Lintal said. “They don’t want to just tackle you. They want to knock guys down and for the offense the know where they’re at all the time.” [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Only 24 hours removed from a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Nittany Lions, Michigan wasn't about to let their Big Ten opening series turn into a home sweep as the Wolverines won with ease Saturday night 8-1. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While fans could painfully see the apparent win slowly slip away from the Nittany Lions in the game's final minute, there is still plenty of football left to prepare for as the regular season finale and bowl game await. [Read More]
Moving to a Successful Succession, The Language of Transition
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Moving to a Successful Succession, The Language of Transition
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
Assets (money, real estate and the collection of things I find useful or dear) can easily be passed on to my wife or the next generation. I suspect that the next generation will spend a lot of time sorting and ultimately throwing out the stuff I thought was important. [Read More]
Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois
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Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- James Franklin’s birthday is on Feb. 2. That's Groundhog Day. The latter came 11 weeks early on Saturday. Which probably took years off the life of the former. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, it was deja blew all over again. [Read More]
Annual Turkey Bowl Draws Former State College Athletes Home to Help Community Annual Turkey Bowl Draws Former State College Athletes Home to Help Community
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
“It started casually, I have three brothers and us and some friends would play up at Holuba [Hall at Penn State],” Ganter said. “It started eight years ago that we would do it for a cause. It’s amazing where it is now.” [Read More]
Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14 Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Stick to StateCollege.com for quarter by quarter updates, insight and stats as Penn State looks to find win No. 7 on the year. [Read More]
Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
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Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
With the offense now coming to life, and a dominating defense, the Nittany Lions hope to shut down this weekend's opponent as they head on the road to face a struggling Illinois team. The Centre County Report says Penn State's O-Line is ready to lead the way. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
This Lhasa Apso just might be the new best friend you've been looking for. Kelsey is a neutered older gentleman who still has lots of youthful energy. He's great with children and other dogs, and he's a good-looking guy to boot. He also does fine when left alone at home. [Read More]

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Annual Turkey Bowl Draws Former State College Athletes Home to Help Community Annual Turkey Bowl Draws Former State College Athletes Home to Help Community
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
“It started casually, I have three brothers and us and some friends would play up at Holuba [Hall at Penn State],” Ganter said. “It started eight years ago that we would do it for a cause. It’s amazing where it is now.” [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
This Lhasa Apso just might be the new best friend you've been looking for. Kelsey is a neutered older gentleman who still has lots of youthful energy. He's great with children and other dogs, and he's a good-looking guy to boot. He also does fine when left alone at home. [Read More]
Senior Citizen Transported to Hospital After Missing Person Search Senior Citizen Transported to Hospital After Missing Person Search
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Members of the Centre Region Emergency Strike Team found the woman nearby "in a hypothermic condition," according to police. She was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center by EMS. [Read More]
Elementary Students Give Deployed Troops 'Christmas Away From Home' Elementary Students Give Deployed Troops 'Christmas Away From Home'
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Their family is missing them, and they’re probably lonely – but knowing that someone back home wants to give them something might make them happy,” says fifth grader Nathaniel Sims. [Read More]
Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I really hope that a case like this will make [Attorney General] Kathleen Kane's office do a much better job of fairly deciding its own Right-to-Know Law appeals,” Bagwell says. “You shouldn’t have to go to court every time you filed a public records request.” [Read More]
Business Expo Builds Connections Between Economy and Community Business Expo Builds Connections Between Economy and Community
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Events like this are important because we can have a big impact on the success of companies in this area,” Rowland says. “We all want to see this area succeed, and not just because it’s a workplace. This is a lifelong commitment.” [Read More]
State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“If you look at the NCAA, and take all emotions out of the question, the NCAA got involved with issues not related to the football program that, in their own words, did not fall under their purview,” Conklin says. [Read More]
Mount Nittany Medical Center Breaks Ground on Healing Garden Mount Nittany Medical Center Breaks Ground on Healing Garden
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Healing is so much more than tests, procedures and medications,” Brown said. “This garden introduces the spiritual and emotional side of healing to our facility.” [Read More]
Great Moments in History on Social Media
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Great Moments in History on Social Media
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
@ThomasJefferson Congress accepted my 18th re-write-All men are created equal? Not so sure about some of these guys. @TheRealJFK Still can't believe someone got @JFK twitter tag first. @NeilArmstrong #OneSmallStep is trending worldwide -- Take that @KimKardashian. [Read More]
United States Congress Members Demand Release of NCAA Documents United States Congress Members Demand Release of NCAA Documents
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
"... You have at least had enough sense to remove some sanctions that should have never been imposed in the first place," the letter reads. "We urge you to remove all remaining sanctions immediately." [Read More]

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Little Lions Defense Dominates McDowell in 27-6 Playoff Win Little Lions Defense Dominates McDowell in 27-6 Playoff Win
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
“They’ve been phenomenal all year long but they really set the tone for how we play football,” Lintal said. “They don’t want to just tackle you. They want to knock guys down and for the offense the know where they’re at all the time.” [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Only 24 hours removed from a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Nittany Lions, Michigan wasn't about to let their Big Ten opening series turn into a home sweep as the Wolverines won with ease Saturday night 8-1. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While fans could painfully see the apparent win slowly slip away from the Nittany Lions in the game's final minute, there is still plenty of football left to prepare for as the regular season finale and bowl game await. [Read More]
Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois
Column
Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- James Franklin’s birthday is on Feb. 2. That's Groundhog Day. The latter came 11 weeks early on Saturday. Which probably took years off the life of the former. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, it was deja blew all over again. [Read More]
Annual Turkey Bowl Draws Former State College Athletes Home to Help Community Annual Turkey Bowl Draws Former State College Athletes Home to Help Community
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
“It started casually, I have three brothers and us and some friends would play up at Holuba [Hall at Penn State],” Ganter said. “It started eight years ago that we would do it for a cause. It’s amazing where it is now.” [Read More]
Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14 Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Stick to StateCollege.com for quarter by quarter updates, insight and stats as Penn State looks to find win No. 7 on the year. [Read More]
Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
Video
Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
With the offense now coming to life, and a dominating defense, the Nittany Lions hope to shut down this weekend's opponent as they head on the road to face a struggling Illinois team. The Centre County Report says Penn State's O-Line is ready to lead the way. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finally tied the game with just under 5 minutes to go as both teams traded baskets back and forth. John Johnson's three-pointer with 4 seconds to play gave Penn State hope and that hope was all the Nittany Lions needed to steal the game. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Michigan would cut the margin to only 1 with 17 minutes remaining in regulation but could not come up with the tying goal. The win moves Penn State to 7-2-2 on the year and 4-2 all-time against Michigan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While Penn State hasn't been overly impressive at any point in the conference schedule on paper this game is Penn State's to lose. The Nittany Lions have the better defense, they have the better kicker and they have more weapons on offense. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Big Ten TD Tally is Offense 8, Defense 1 Penn State Football: Big Ten TD Tally is Offense 8, Defense 1
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- Touchdown drives are where it’s at. Drives ending in FGs are OK, but sometimes they yield nothing out of what should have been something – like Sam Ficken’s aborted Gulla-washer of a 20-yard attempt against Illinois on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Only 24 hours removed from a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Nittany Lions, Michigan wasn't about to let their Big Ten opening series turn into a home sweep as the Wolverines won with ease Saturday night 8-1. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While fans could painfully see the apparent win slowly slip away from the Nittany Lions in the game's final minute, there is still plenty of football left to prepare for as the regular season finale and bowl game await. [Read More]
Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois
Column
Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- James Franklin’s birthday is on Feb. 2. That's Groundhog Day. The latter came 11 weeks early on Saturday. Which probably took years off the life of the former. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, it was deja blew all over again. [Read More]
Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14 Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Stick to StateCollege.com for quarter by quarter updates, insight and stats as Penn State looks to find win No. 7 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finally tied the game with just under 5 minutes to go as both teams traded baskets back and forth. John Johnson's three-pointer with 4 seconds to play gave Penn State hope and that hope was all the Nittany Lions needed to steal the game. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Michigan would cut the margin to only 1 with 17 minutes remaining in regulation but could not come up with the tying goal. The win moves Penn State to 7-2-2 on the year and 4-2 all-time against Michigan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While Penn State hasn't been overly impressive at any point in the conference schedule on paper this game is Penn State's to lose. The Nittany Lions have the better defense, they have the better kicker and they have more weapons on offense. [Read More]
Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I really hope that a case like this will make [Attorney General] Kathleen Kane's office do a much better job of fairly deciding its own Right-to-Know Law appeals,” Bagwell says. “You shouldn’t have to go to court every time you filed a public records request.” [Read More]
State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“If you look at the NCAA, and take all emotions out of the question, the NCAA got involved with issues not related to the football program that, in their own words, did not fall under their purview,” Conklin says. [Read More]
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For Penn State Fans, It Ain’t Been Easy Being Blue The Past 15 Years

Over the past decade-and-a-half, Penn State football fans have been STEPed on, Joe Must Go’d, coached from the press box, scandaled, fired, sanctioned, vacated, poached, scholar-stripped, parking passed, no bowled, bowled over and Houston Texaned.

Moving to a Successful Succession, The Language of TransitionDan Nestlerode

Assets (money, real estate and the collection of things I find useful or dear) can easily be passed on to my wife or the next generation. I suspect that the next generation will spend a lot of time sorting and ultimately throwing out the stuff I thought was important.

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