Penn State Football Eve
Penn State Football Eve starts the festivities the night before the Nittany Lions' season opener and Coach Bill O'Brien's first game on the Penn State sidelines. There will be a festival-like atmosphere surrounding Beaver Stadium Friday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by a 7:00 p.m. pep rally inside the stadium with the team and O'Brien. Several Penn State head coaches are expected to participate in the Football Eve program. Admission and parking are free for Penn State Football Eve. The Nittany Lions' season opener is against Ohio Saturday at noon. (Penn State Football Page)
A fun and free festival for the whole family with all-new activities and old favorites at Crickfest this Sunday in Penns Valley! Enjoy live music, prepared local foods, and fun and educational activities. Crickfest is free and open to the public. All profits from Crickfest go to the PVCA's environmental education program in the Penns Valley Area School District. Some activities and events include a rubber ducky race, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, musical acts and storytelling. (more info)
Posnanski Appearance: Joe Posnanski, author of recent Paterno book, will be making his only scheduled area appearance when he stops at Penn State at 4 p.m. Sept. 14. (Interviewed by Bob Costas)
Jitters: First-year Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien met with the media Monday for his first news conference of the season. (watch)
Found: The Penn State student who went missing more than a week ago, Jesse McMillen, was located in Missouri. (read)
Freeh Report Condemned: John Nichols, professor emeritus and chair of the Faculty Senate from 2001-02 presented a statement signed by 30 past chairs condemning the Freeh report and its victimization of Penn State. (read statement)
Penn State Scandal CONTINUING COVERAGE
Spikes Last Homestand
This is your last chance to catch the State College Spikes. The last four-game homestand of the season is this week (Sept 2-5). There will be plenty of promotions including Buck night Monday, T-shirt Tuesday and fireworks Sunday and Wednesday evening. You can see all of the promotions, times and more here.
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