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Penn State Football: 1,000 Days After Firings, Changes Should Bowl Over Mitchell

Penn State Football: 1,000 Days After Firings, Changes Should Bowl Over Mitchell

- Mike Poorman

As NCAA monitor George Mitchell prepares to deliver his annual report on Penn State in September, there’s the very real possibility that further sanctions could be reduced or eliminated – thanks in no small part to a seismic shift of PSU's personnel paradigm.


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Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, July 31 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, July 31
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Football Team Poster Giveaway Part of Public Relations Blitz Through State College Football Team Poster Giveaway Part of Public Relations Blitz Through State College
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was in the thick of it and appeared to relish his role as a public relations ambassador. At one point, Franklin accepted a woman's request to talk with her husband -- on the phone -- a move which produced some comical moments. [Read More]
Penn State Soccer: Dani Marks Latest Chapter Finds Him In Happy Valley Penn State Soccer: Dani Marks Latest Chapter Finds Him In Happy Valley
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Like many students who make their way to Penn State, Marks brings with him a unique story. Born in London to English parents he and his family moved to Israel when Marks was still a young child. It was a move that would shape Marks' life and not only on the soccer field. [Read More]
Take Me Out to The Ballpark
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Take Me Out to The Ballpark
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In the dugout before the game Lasorda decided that my brother Scott, a few months shy of his eighteenth birthday and a big kid, would be the bat boy. Scott was hesitant to be the bat boy but there was no telling Tommy Lasorda no. Kirk Gibson could not stop laughing. [Read More]
Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
If you've been looking for some blue and white art to hang up on your man (or woman) cave, your search could be over. Dozens of Penn State football players will be handing out copies of the 2014 team football poster Wednesday evening. [Read More]
Sanderson's Top-Ranked Recruiting Class Fills Needs Sanderson's Top-Ranked Recruiting Class Fills Needs
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Andy Elder
Taken as a whole, this may be the deepest, most talented recruiting class Cael Sanderson has assembled as he embarks on his sixth season at Penn State. Most national ratings put the class at No. 1. [Read More]
Penn State Wants Depositions Stopped in Trustee Lawsuit Penn State Wants Depositions Stopped in Trustee Lawsuit
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
"I'd like to see Penn State's motion dismissed," Piermattei says. "We are seeking to learn the truth with what happened during the election. Mr. Stairs needs to start his term. Every day this is delayed, he loses a day he should have as a board member." [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, July 30 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, July 30
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
409 Pizza and Win(g)s Restaurant Opens on East College Avenue 409 Pizza and Win(g)s Restaurant Opens on East College Avenue
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
A new restaurant has come to State College with a distinctive name that celebrates the number of wins achieved by the late football coach Joe Paterno. 409 Pizza and Win(g)s opened July 10, replacing Little Mamma's Pizza. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Make The Rounds At ESPN Headquarters Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Make The Rounds At ESPN Headquarters
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Franklin will be taking part in ESPN's mid-summer college football coaches’ “car wash” in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day. The schedules for the 63 coaches will feature Big Ten conference head coaches from July 30-31. [Read More]

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Football Team Poster Giveaway Part of Public Relations Blitz Through State College Football Team Poster Giveaway Part of Public Relations Blitz Through State College
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was in the thick of it and appeared to relish his role as a public relations ambassador. At one point, Franklin accepted a woman's request to talk with her husband -- on the phone -- a move which produced some comical moments. [Read More]
Take Me Out to The Ballpark
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Take Me Out to The Ballpark
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In the dugout before the game Lasorda decided that my brother Scott, a few months shy of his eighteenth birthday and a big kid, would be the bat boy. Scott was hesitant to be the bat boy but there was no telling Tommy Lasorda no. Kirk Gibson could not stop laughing. [Read More]
Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
If you've been looking for some blue and white art to hang up on your man (or woman) cave, your search could be over. Dozens of Penn State football players will be handing out copies of the 2014 team football poster Wednesday evening. [Read More]
Subu's Story (Part 2)
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Subu's Story (Part 2)
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
After I wrote about it last week I heard from two people who remain convinced that a white jury was biased against the accused, who was born in India. One called it "a racist miscarriage of justice." The other wondered if the verdict would have been the same "if he had been a white male." [Read More]
For Dessert Lover, Baking is Never Easy as Pie
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For Dessert Lover, Baking is Never Easy as Pie
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
"We're going to make pie," I excitedly told my 6-year-old daughter, forgetting for a moment that she stubbornly doesn't want to participate in anything that interests me. (Sound familiar, Mom?) "No we're not," my daughter said, matter-of-factly. [Read More]
Former Co-Captain Stays Connected to Penn State Football Program Former Co-Captain Stays Connected to Penn State Football Program
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
"It’s memories, fond memories of hanging out with friends and family, and tradition. I think a lot of it is just fond memories of their time here as students, and you always come back to those places where you have the fondest memories." [Read More]
This is July? Cold Front Brings Unusually Chilly Temperatures This is July? Cold Front Brings Unusually Chilly Temperatures
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
Anyone who walks outside Tuesday probably noticed it doesn't feel like summer. The chilly temperature makes it seem more like spring or fall in State College -- not the end of July. [Read More]
Lightning Bolt Destroys a Home but Builds Community Spirit
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Lightning Bolt Destroys a Home but Builds Community Spirit
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
"They saw Col. Russell's picture there on the desk inside the sun room that he used as a study," says Leslie. "He went through the closets and pulled out the uniforms to save them. ... I have the uniforms in my garage right now hanging." [Read More]
Red Light, Green Light, No Light
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Red Light, Green Light, No Light
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I'm as environmentally sensitive as the next person ... I'm still waiting for all cars to have dimpled exteriors like golf balls. Now I know what you're thinking. He wants to get rid of all the traffic lights? He's crazy. (As Robin Williams says, "I've never been diagnosed.) [Read More]
State College Man Extricated From Car After Sunday Afternoon Crash State College Man Extricated From Car After Sunday Afternoon Crash
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
A State College man had to be “mechanically extricated” from his car after a traffic accident Sunday afternoon, according to police. [Read More]

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Football Team Poster Giveaway Part of Public Relations Blitz Through State College Football Team Poster Giveaway Part of Public Relations Blitz Through State College
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was in the thick of it and appeared to relish his role as a public relations ambassador. At one point, Franklin accepted a woman's request to talk with her husband -- on the phone -- a move which produced some comical moments. [Read More]
Penn State Soccer: Dani Marks Latest Chapter Finds Him In Happy Valley Penn State Soccer: Dani Marks Latest Chapter Finds Him In Happy Valley
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Like many students who make their way to Penn State, Marks brings with him a unique story. Born in London to English parents he and his family moved to Israel when Marks was still a young child. It was a move that would shape Marks' life and not only on the soccer field. [Read More]
Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
If you've been looking for some blue and white art to hang up on your man (or woman) cave, your search could be over. Dozens of Penn State football players will be handing out copies of the 2014 team football poster Wednesday evening. [Read More]
Sanderson's Top-Ranked Recruiting Class Fills Needs Sanderson's Top-Ranked Recruiting Class Fills Needs
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Andy Elder
Taken as a whole, this may be the deepest, most talented recruiting class Cael Sanderson has assembled as he embarks on his sixth season at Penn State. Most national ratings put the class at No. 1. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Make The Rounds At ESPN Headquarters Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Make The Rounds At ESPN Headquarters
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Franklin will be taking part in ESPN's mid-summer college football coaches’ “car wash” in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day. The schedules for the 63 coaches will feature Big Ten conference head coaches from July 30-31. [Read More]
Former Co-Captain Stays Connected to Penn State Football Program Former Co-Captain Stays Connected to Penn State Football Program
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Patishnock
"It’s memories, fond memories of hanging out with friends and family, and tradition. I think a lot of it is just fond memories of their time here as students, and you always come back to those places where you have the fondest memories." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Looking Back On Special Penn State Season Openers Penn State Football: Looking Back On Special Penn State Season Openers
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State football prepares for its first ever international trip and only the 10th game in the month of August, it's a good time to revisit some of the "classic" season opening games in Nittany Lion history. [Read More]
Big Ten Media Days Underway in Chicago Big Ten Media Days Underway in Chicago
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Alex Robinson
Greetings from Chicago! We’re here in the Windy City for the 2014 Big Ten Media Days. Over the next two days, coaches, ADs, and players from around the Big Ten will descend upon the Hilton Chicago to talk all things B1G. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
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Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's Kyle Carter was recently named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football's top tight end. In new video he talks about family, motivation and reaching for dreams- [Read More]
Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In the second half of our exclusive conversation with Penn State's elite signal-caller, Christian Hackenberg talks extensively about the legacy of and large footsteps left by many great Nittany Lion quarterbacks. [Read More]

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Penn State Soccer: Dani Marks Latest Chapter Finds Him In Happy Valley Penn State Soccer: Dani Marks Latest Chapter Finds Him In Happy Valley
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Like many students who make their way to Penn State, Marks brings with him a unique story. Born in London to English parents he and his family moved to Israel when Marks was still a young child. It was a move that would shape Marks' life and not only on the soccer field. [Read More]
Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz Football Players to Hit the Streets of State College for Poster Blitz
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
If you've been looking for some blue and white art to hang up on your man (or woman) cave, your search could be over. Dozens of Penn State football players will be handing out copies of the 2014 team football poster Wednesday evening. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Make The Rounds At ESPN Headquarters Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Make The Rounds At ESPN Headquarters
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Franklin will be taking part in ESPN's mid-summer college football coaches’ “car wash” in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day. The schedules for the 63 coaches will feature Big Ten conference head coaches from July 30-31. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Looking Back On Special Penn State Season Openers Penn State Football: Looking Back On Special Penn State Season Openers
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State football prepares for its first ever international trip and only the 10th game in the month of August, it's a good time to revisit some of the "classic" season opening games in Nittany Lion history. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
Video
Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's Kyle Carter was recently named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football's top tight end. In new video he talks about family, motivation and reaching for dreams- [Read More]
Five Pennsylvania Congressmen Ask NCAA to Overturn Penn State Sanctions Five Pennsylvania Congressmen Ask NCAA to Overturn Penn State Sanctions
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"Under your leadership, continuing these unprecedented sanctions harms innocent student-athletes and further erodes the increasingly specious credibility of the organization," the politicians write. [Read More]
Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
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Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer, Michael Martin Garrett
“It sounded like a bomb and I thought it had hit my house but when I raced down, I came out through this door, the house over there was already on fire." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
Column
Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In the second half of our exclusive conversation with Penn State's elite signal-caller, Christian Hackenberg talks extensively about the legacy of and large footsteps left by many great Nittany Lion quarterbacks. [Read More]
Summer Academy at Penn State Helps Prepare Blind Students for College Summer Academy at Penn State Helps Prepare Blind Students for College
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Whether you’re sighted or not, there were always be obstacles and you can always find a reason not to do something,” visually impaired summer academy resident assistant Tarik Williams says. “At the end of the day, you just have to believe in yourself and do it anyway.” [Read More]
Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Inside Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sandy Barbour and Eric Barron paid heed to James Franklin, dutifully hoisting their index fingers -- proof positive the gridiron is truly Franklin’s domain, while once again showing off the football coach's powers of persuasion. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: 1,000 Days After Firings, Changes Should Bowl Over Mitchell

As NCAA monitor George Mitchell prepares to deliver his annual report on Penn State in September, there’s the very real possibility that further sanctions could be reduced or eliminated – thanks in no small part to a seismic shift of PSU's personnel paradigm.

Jay Paterno

Take Me Out to The Ballpark

In the dugout before the game Lasorda decided that my brother Scott, a few months shy of his eighteenth birthday and a big kid, would be the bat boy. Scott was hesitant to be the bat boy but there was no telling Tommy Lasorda no. Kirk Gibson could not stop laughing.

Subu's Story (Part 2)Russell Frank

After I wrote about it last week I heard from two people who remain convinced that a white jury was biased against the accused, who was born in India. One called it "a racist miscarriage of justice." The other wondered if the verdict would have been the same "if he had been a white male."

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