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How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt

How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt

- Bill Horlacher

If confession is good for the soul, this is as good a time as any for me to come clean. On Sept. 10, Penn State's football team will play Pitt for the first time in 16 years, and the renewal of this rivalry reminds me of how much I used to hate Pitt.


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Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State's lone senior Nickolette Driesse has been to three straight National Championships, so she knows exactly what it takes to help the Nittany Lions defend theirs this fall. [Read More]
Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
Penn State has once again been ranked among the top 30 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. [Read More]
Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The construction of the new State College Area High School remained on schedule over a productive summer, but late-arriving access ramps have put a hitch in the planned use of rented temporary classrooms. [Read More]
State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Following the recent completion of a demographic analysis of the district's enrollment areas, State College Area has revised scenarios for potential construction or renovation of three elementary schools. [Read More]
Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State set a school record for Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games with 25 Nittany Lions — including players and coaches — taking part in the world’s grandest sporting competition over the past two weeks. [Read More]
A Brutal Beginning
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A Brutal Beginning
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
It sounds like a cop show plot, but it isn't. This was the account of a Penn State professor's death as relayed to us from the local police via the news media. This was real. This was here. This was last week. For those of us who work in Penn State's College of Communications, this was our collea [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State sits just days away from the first week of the 2016 football season the Nittany Lions officially announced team captains on Tuesday evening. [Read More]
Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
State College Chief of Police Tom King's career was always about helping the victims. With 35 years of serving the State College community under his belt, he's retiring Aug. 31. [Read More]
Sandusky Prosecutors Testify About Victim 2, Grand Jury Leaks Sandusky Prosecutors Testify About Victim 2, Grand Jury Leaks
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The lead prosecutor in Jerry Sandusky's trial says he has never believed the man who claimed he was Victim 2 -- the boy whom former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary testified he saw being abused in a locker room shower and who was not identified at Sandusky's 2012 trial on child sexual abuse cha [Read More]
Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A lot can happen in 12 games. Heartbreak, upsets, unexpected heroes and moments that can transcend the season and be remembered for years. That's what makes every season so unique, and so much fun to look forward to. [Read More]

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Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders Board Hears State High Project Update, Approves Change Orders
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The construction of the new State College Area High School remained on schedule over a productive summer, but late-arriving access ramps have put a hitch in the planned use of rented temporary classrooms. [Read More]
State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options State College Area Considers Revised Elementary School Options
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Following the recent completion of a demographic analysis of the district's enrollment areas, State College Area has revised scenarios for potential construction or renovation of three elementary schools. [Read More]
A Brutal Beginning
Column
A Brutal Beginning
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
It sounds like a cop show plot, but it isn't. This was the account of a Penn State professor's death as relayed to us from the local police via the news media. This was real. This was here. This was last week. For those of us who work in Penn State's College of Communications, this was our collea [Read More]
Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
State College Chief of Police Tom King's career was always about helping the victims. With 35 years of serving the State College community under his belt, he's retiring Aug. 31. [Read More]
Understanding the Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure Understanding the Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Fashima Nasreen
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, remains one of the largest public health problems around the world. Although one-third of the U.S. population has hypertension, there is still a lack of awareness about the condition and how to prevent and manage it. [Read More]
Student Publishes 'Penn State Treasure' Book Student Publishes 'Penn State Treasure' Book
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Claire Going
Penn State junior Brian Davis has published a book titled Penn State Treasure, which highlights the multicultural resources offered at the University Park campus. [Read More]
The Color Run to Return to State College The Color Run to Return to State College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
For the fourth year in a row, the Happiest 5k on the Planet is coming to Happy Valley. [Read More]
Physician Assistants Filling a Vital Role in Central Pennsylvania
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Physician Assistants Filling a Vital Role in Central Pennsylvania
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
If you have visited your family doctor, chances are you have likely been cared for at one time or another by a physician assistant. They are trained medical professionals who serve under the supervision of a doctor and can do many of the same functions as physicians with the major exception of surgi [Read More]
Riding the Rails in a Speeder Riding the Rails in a Speeder
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
An unusual railroad excursion took place in Centre County. Instead of riding in trains, the participants rode in diminutive, four-wheeled powered vehicles called track cars, motorcars or speeders. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Fairy Gardens Are Magical
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The Avid Gardener: Fairy Gardens Are Magical
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Within the last decade or more, that lore of the fairy has inspired a major revival in the miniature gardening world, the fairy garden, and it is one enjoyed by both children and adults alike. [Read More]

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Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State's lone senior Nickolette Driesse has been to three straight National Championships, so she knows exactly what it takes to help the Nittany Lions defend theirs this fall. [Read More]
Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State set a school record for Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games with 25 Nittany Lions — including players and coaches — taking part in the world’s grandest sporting competition over the past two weeks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State sits just days away from the first week of the 2016 football season the Nittany Lions officially announced team captains on Tuesday evening. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A lot can happen in 12 games. Heartbreak, upsets, unexpected heroes and moments that can transcend the season and be remembered for years. That's what makes every season so unique, and so much fun to look forward to. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Things To Know If You're New In Town Penn State Football: Five Things To Know If You're New In Town
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While we could spend all day talking about the minor details and information that you should know heading into Penn State's 2016-17 season, here are five things you really ought to know in order to hold your own at the dining commons. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin’s Relationship with McSorley is ‘Critical’
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Penn State Football: James Franklin’s Relationship with McSorley is ‘Critical’
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It’s huge having our relationship dating back to four-five years, however long that has been,” says Trace McSorley (left). “I’m com- fortable around Coach Franklin.” [Read More]
Penn State Alumni Help U.S. to Bronze in Men's Volleyball Penn State Alumni Help U.S. to Bronze in Men's Volleyball
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
Three more Nittany Lions earned Olympic medals in Rio Sunday morning, as Penn State men's volleyball greats Matt Anderson, Aaron Russell and Max Holt helped Team USA deliver a comeback for the ages to capture bronze over Russia 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13). [Read More]
Penn State alumni Dietzen, Glass Win Bronze in Women's Volleyball Penn State alumni Dietzen, Glass Win Bronze in Women's Volleyball
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
Penn State women's volleyball alums Christa Harmotto Dietzen and Alisha Glass helped Team USA to a bronze medal Saturday, giving the Nittany Lions four podium appearances and five medal winners thus far at the Rio Olympics. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Pitt Game Sells Out As Season Closes In Penn State Football: Pitt Game Sells Out As Season Closes In
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Perhaps a foregone conclusion months ago but Penn State and Pitt will play in front of a sellout Heinz Field crowd the Panthers announced this week. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Aug. 19-21 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Aug. 19-21
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College is abuzz as Penn State students return for the fall semester, and local school kids are just over a week away from returning to the classroom -- and that means it's time for the Grange Fair. As we near the final week of August and the approach of fall, the weekend is filled with thing [Read More]

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Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer Driesse Sets Winning Standard for Penn State Women's Soccer
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State's lone senior Nickolette Driesse has been to three straight National Championships, so she knows exactly what it takes to help the Nittany Lions defend theirs this fall. [Read More]
Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities Penn State Ranked Among Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
Penn State has once again been ranked among the top 30 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. [Read More]
Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio Reflecting on Penn State's Record Showing in Rio
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ethan Kasales
Penn State set a school record for Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games with 25 Nittany Lions — including players and coaches — taking part in the world’s grandest sporting competition over the past two weeks. [Read More]
A Brutal Beginning
Column
A Brutal Beginning
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
It sounds like a cop show plot, but it isn't. This was the account of a Penn State professor's death as relayed to us from the local police via the news media. This was real. This was here. This was last week. For those of us who work in Penn State's College of Communications, this was our collea [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Name Captains For 2016 Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State sits just days away from the first week of the 2016 football season the Nittany Lions officially announced team captains on Tuesday evening. [Read More]
Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career Retiring Police Chief King Looks Back on Law Enforcement Career
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, James Turchick
State College Chief of Police Tom King's career was always about helping the victims. With 35 years of serving the State College community under his belt, he's retiring Aug. 31. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game Penn State Football: Best Case And Worst Case For Each Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A lot can happen in 12 games. Heartbreak, upsets, unexpected heroes and moments that can transcend the season and be remembered for years. That's what makes every season so unique, and so much fun to look forward to. [Read More]
Student Publishes 'Penn State Treasure' Book Student Publishes 'Penn State Treasure' Book
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Claire Going
Penn State junior Brian Davis has published a book titled Penn State Treasure, which highlights the multicultural resources offered at the University Park campus. [Read More]
The Color Run to Return to State College The Color Run to Return to State College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
For the fourth year in a row, the Happiest 5k on the Planet is coming to Happy Valley. [Read More]
Penn State Student Seriously Injured in Bike-Vehicle Crash Penn State Student Seriously Injured in Bike-Vehicle Crash
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A 22-year-old Penn State student was taken to UPMC Altoona after a bicycle-vehicle crash Monday morning. [Read More]
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Jay Paterno

The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions

Without the daytime bustle of students and professors hustling from place to place, campuses take on a different feel in the evening. A quiet campus evening also has the powerful presence of ghosts, of history at an institution that was here long before us and will last long after we've gone. There

Bill Horlacher

How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt

If confession is good for the soul, this is as good a time as any for me to come clean. On Sept. 10, Penn State's football team will play Pitt for the first time in 16 years, and the renewal of this rivalry reminds me of how much I used to hate Pitt.

A Brutal BeginningRussell Frank

It sounds like a cop show plot, but it isn't. This was the account of a Penn State professor's death as relayed to us from the local police via the news media. This was real. This was here. This was last week. For those of us who work in Penn State's College of Communications, this was our collea

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