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Derek Bannister

Derek Bannister is a writer for Onward State.

Articles by Derek Bannister

Jax Bar & Kitchen Opens in Former Darkhorse Location Jax Bar & Kitchen Opens in Former Darkhorse Location
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
Jax Bar & Kitchen has taken over the location of the former Darkhorse Tavern, 127 E. Calder Way. [Read More]
I Rode the Mechanical Bull at Champs and I Liked It
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I Rode the Mechanical Bull at Champs and I Liked It
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
I was certainly intrigued at the prospect, but I also wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it all. But when a mechanical bull ride presents itself, can you really say no? [Read More]
Penn State Football Rolls Through Pitt, 51-6 Penn State Football Rolls Through Pitt, 51-6
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
The Nittany Lions came off of their shaky week-one performance against App State hoping to make a statement in Pittsburgh, and they did just that. Penn State (2-0) dismantled the Pitt Panthers (1-1) at Heinz Field 51-6 on a rainy Saturday night. [Read More]
James Franklin Shows Off Nasty Paintball Bruises at Media Day James Franklin Shows Off Nasty Paintball Bruises at Media Day
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
James Franklin, his coaching staff, and his players spoke to the media on Saturday, touching on a variety of relevant subjects heading into the 2018 season. Perhaps the most surprising information was visual, though. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Wide Receiver Emery Simmons Commits to Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Wide Receiver Emery Simmons Commits to Nittany Lions
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
Emery Simmons, a three-star receiver from Hope Mills, N.C., announced his commitment to Penn State on Saturday night, taking to Twitter to make his decision public. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 4-Star Linebacker Commits to Nittany Lions Penn State Football: 4-Star Linebacker Commits to Nittany Lions
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
James Franklin has added another recruit to Penn State's 2019 class with a commitment from Lance Dixon, a four-star linebacker out of West Bloomfield, Mich. He dropped his commitment video into the Twitterverse on Sunday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Freshman OL Nana Asiedu Announces Career-Ending Heart Condition Penn State Football: Freshman OL Nana Asiedu Announces Career-Ending Heart Condition
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
A piece of unfortunate personal news hit in the world of Penn State football on Wednesday night as true freshman and four-star recruit Nana Asiedu took to Twitter, letting Penn State fans know about a heart condition that will force the him to end his career early. [Read More]
New App Connects Community with Penn State Arts Events New App Connects Community with Penn State Arts Events
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
Penn State’s Performing Arts Council hopes to provide a more efficient experience for students, faculty, and community members looking to capitalize on the entertainment offered on campus with its newest project, the Arts App initiative. [Read More]
Blue-White Game Comes with Plenty of Entertainment Blue-White Game Comes with Plenty of Entertainment
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
The 2018 Blue-White Game seemed to bring a different dimension to Beaver Stadium. Between Keegan-Michael Key’s coaching throughout the afternoon to Spice Adams punt return touchdown, there was plenty for the fans who actually made it into the stadium to laugh along with. [Read More]
Penn State Football Announces 2018 Game Themes Penn State Football Announces 2018 Game Themes
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Derek Bannister
Penn State football on Friday released its schedule of game themes for the upcoming season. After fans learned that the White Out will take place against Ohio State on Sept. 29, the athletic department also nailed down dates for the Stripe Out and Military Appreciation Day (among others). [Read More]
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