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Penn State Football: Blitzes Come A Bit Earlier In Camp For Young Defense Penn State Football: Blitzes Come A Bit Earlier In Camp For Young Defense
by Ben Jones

Of all the challenges Penn State football faces in 2018, there might not be one more basic and yet more crucial than one very simple objective. Full Story →

Hahn Asks Borough Council to Consider Changes to Overnight Parking Permit Pilot Project Hahn Asks Borough Council to Consider Changes to Overnight Parking Permit Pilot Project

State College Mayor Don Hahn is asking borough council to consider several revisions to the pilot program approved in April to create a permit system for overnight parking in the Highlands neighborhood.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
DeAndre Thompkins’ Penn State Credo: “The Loudest Guy in the Room is the Weakest”
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DeAndre Thompkins’ Penn State Credo: “The Loudest Guy in the Room is the Weakest”

Wide receiver/punt returner DeAndre Thompkins does things in a big way — but with a small voice. Big as in punt returns, where in 2017 his average of 13.3 yards per return was No. 5 in the country and tops in the Big Ten.

StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Geisinger Attacks Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis Geisinger Attacks Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis

It’s no secret that the opioid crisis in America has reached epidemic proportions. According to Dr. Amit Mehta, director of the Centre County Community Medicine Department at Geisinger, 63,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug-related overdoses, including 4,642 in Pennsylvania. Th

StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Residents and Visitors Advised of Heavy Traffic During Ag Progress Days Residents and Visitors Advised of Heavy Traffic During Ag Progress Days

Penn State's Ag Progress Days will be held Tuesday through Thursday in Pennsylvania Furnace, and Ferguson Township Police are reminding residents and drivers of heavy traffic and traffic pattern changes during the event.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton

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Bellefonte Pet Boutique to Close Bellefonte Pet Boutique to Close
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Bone Bar and Boutique in Bellefonte in planning to close after about two years in business. [Read More]
What I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self
Column
What I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
At my high school reunion on Saturday, I walked up to a group of women already in conversation, several of whom I haven’t seen for many years. After the hugs and the hellos, one of the women said “We were just talking. We’ll pose the question to you. What would you tell your 18-year-old self? [Read More]
Going Green in Retirement Going Green in Retirement
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Known for its beautiful gardens, scenic pathways and tree-lined landscapes, Foxdale Village Retirement Community offers a tranquil brush with nature around every corner. That’s why, for nearly three decades, our residents, staff and community partners have made true sustainability of natural resou [Read More]
Eagles Sign Christian Hackenberg Eagles Sign Christian Hackenberg
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Christian Hackenberg is returning to Pennsylvania, this time for another shot at the NFL. [Read More]
As the Spikes Prepare to Host All-Star Festivities, Fun Is the Name of the Game As the Spikes Prepare to Host All-Star Festivities, Fun Is the Name of the Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
“We’re the fun factory; we make the fun happen... Sometimes, we have six-game home stands and it takes a lot of work to make the fun happen. But at the end of the day, there’s really no experience like putting smiles on thousands of peoples’ faces, giving them a great night of entertainment. [Read More]
Spikes, Cardinals Renew Affiliation Spikes, Cardinals Renew Affiliation
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Spikes on Friday announced that the organization player development contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been extended for two years, renewing their affiliation through the 2020 New York Penn-League season. [Read More]
Bradley's Opens 2nd Location Bradley's Opens 2nd Location
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
An eatery that has been serving cheesesteaks, hoagies and more to hungry diners in downtown State College for nearly 10 years is now offering its menu at a second location. [Read More]
Heavy Rain Affecting Area Crops Heavy Rain Affecting Area Crops
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Area farmers are constantly keeping an eye on the weather. Too little rain means drought and plants that can’t grow. Too much rain can be a problem, too, and this season has seen Centre County waterlogged, with heavy rain causing flooding and overly wet conditions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Offensive Lineman Flips Commitment to Northwestern Penn State Football: Offensive Lineman Flips Commitment to Northwestern
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State saw it first decommitment of the 2019 recruiting cycle on Friday afternoon when three-star offensive tackle Zachary Franks flipped his pledge to Northwestern. [Read More]
Traffic Signal Installed on Route 26 at I-80 Bellefonte Off Ramp Traffic Signal Installed on Route 26 at I-80 Bellefonte Off Ramp
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A long-term temporary signal has been installed on Route 26 at the westbound off ramp for exit 161. It will be activated on Monday and will be in flashing mode until Thursday when it will become fully operational. [Read More]

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Bellefonte Pet Boutique to Close Bellefonte Pet Boutique to Close
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Bone Bar and Boutique in Bellefonte in planning to close after about two years in business. [Read More]
What I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self
Column
What I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
At my high school reunion on Saturday, I walked up to a group of women already in conversation, several of whom I haven’t seen for many years. After the hugs and the hellos, one of the women said “We were just talking. We’ll pose the question to you. What would you tell your 18-year-old self? [Read More]
Going Green in Retirement Going Green in Retirement
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Known for its beautiful gardens, scenic pathways and tree-lined landscapes, Foxdale Village Retirement Community offers a tranquil brush with nature around every corner. That’s why, for nearly three decades, our residents, staff and community partners have made true sustainability of natural resou [Read More]
As the Spikes Prepare to Host All-Star Festivities, Fun Is the Name of the Game As the Spikes Prepare to Host All-Star Festivities, Fun Is the Name of the Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
“We’re the fun factory; we make the fun happen... Sometimes, we have six-game home stands and it takes a lot of work to make the fun happen. But at the end of the day, there’s really no experience like putting smiles on thousands of peoples’ faces, giving them a great night of entertainment. [Read More]
Spikes, Cardinals Renew Affiliation Spikes, Cardinals Renew Affiliation
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Spikes on Friday announced that the organization player development contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been extended for two years, renewing their affiliation through the 2020 New York Penn-League season. [Read More]
Bradley's Opens 2nd Location Bradley's Opens 2nd Location
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
An eatery that has been serving cheesesteaks, hoagies and more to hungry diners in downtown State College for nearly 10 years is now offering its menu at a second location. [Read More]
Heavy Rain Affecting Area Crops Heavy Rain Affecting Area Crops
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Area farmers are constantly keeping an eye on the weather. Too little rain means drought and plants that can’t grow. Too much rain can be a problem, too, and this season has seen Centre County waterlogged, with heavy rain causing flooding and overly wet conditions. [Read More]
Traffic Signal Installed on Route 26 at I-80 Bellefonte Off Ramp Traffic Signal Installed on Route 26 at I-80 Bellefonte Off Ramp
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A long-term temporary signal has been installed on Route 26 at the westbound off ramp for exit 161. It will be activated on Monday and will be in flashing mode until Thursday when it will become fully operational. [Read More]
Mount Nittany Medical Center Begins Construction on New Cardiovascular Pavilion Mount Nittany Medical Center Begins Construction on New Cardiovascular Pavilion
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Mount Nittany Health on Friday officially announced the construction of a new, 26,000-square-foot cardiovascular pavilion that will open at the medical center in the fall of 2019. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Aug. 10-12 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Aug. 10-12
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's another busy summer weekend around the area. The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair kicks off on Friday morning and the monthly State College Culture Crawl returns with art, vendors and performers on Sunday. [Read More]

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Eagles Sign Christian Hackenberg Eagles Sign Christian Hackenberg
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Christian Hackenberg is returning to Pennsylvania, this time for another shot at the NFL. [Read More]
As the Spikes Prepare to Host All-Star Festivities, Fun Is the Name of the Game As the Spikes Prepare to Host All-Star Festivities, Fun Is the Name of the Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
“We’re the fun factory; we make the fun happen... Sometimes, we have six-game home stands and it takes a lot of work to make the fun happen. But at the end of the day, there’s really no experience like putting smiles on thousands of peoples’ faces, giving them a great night of entertainment. [Read More]
Spikes, Cardinals Renew Affiliation Spikes, Cardinals Renew Affiliation
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Spikes on Friday announced that the organization player development contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been extended for two years, renewing their affiliation through the 2020 New York Penn-League season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Offensive Lineman Flips Commitment to Northwestern Penn State Football: Offensive Lineman Flips Commitment to Northwestern
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State saw it first decommitment of the 2019 recruiting cycle on Friday afternoon when three-star offensive tackle Zachary Franks flipped his pledge to Northwestern. [Read More]
Penn State Football: For Ellis, Commitment Is Dream Come True Penn State Football: For Ellis, Commitment Is Dream Come True
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's awesome, a lot of stress off my shoulders, not having to think about a lot of things," Ellis said earlier this week when looking back on his decision to commit to Penn State. "There was a lot of stuff going through my head." [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Aug. 10-12 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Aug. 10-12
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's another busy summer weekend around the area. The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair kicks off on Friday morning and the monthly State College Culture Crawl returns with art, vendors and performers on Sunday. [Read More]
Herbie's Home Town Loop Set for Saturday Herbie's Home Town Loop Set for Saturday
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
Created by Jeremy Herbstritt’s friends and family, Herbie’s Home Town Loop originally was a community run/walk and bike ride event put on in memory of Herbstritt, who was a victim of the deadly shootings at Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007. [Read More]
New Penn State Coordinator Ricky Rahne Answers: ‘Whose Offense Is It, Anyway?’
Column
New Penn State Coordinator Ricky Rahne Answers: ‘Whose Offense Is It, Anyway?’
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“No matter who comes or who goes, it’s always going to be Penn State’s offense,” says Ricky Rahne. “It’s one of the beauties of this place and the Penn State football program: No one person is bigger than the program.” [Read More]
Penn State Women's Soccer Earns Preseason Top 5 Ranking Penn State Women's Soccer Earns Preseason Top 5 Ranking
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
With preseason camp under way and the start of the season just over a week away, the Penn State women's soccer found itself in the top five of the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll released Wednesday. [Read More]
Penn State Women's Volleyball No. 6 in Preseason Poll Penn State Women's Volleyball No. 6 in Preseason Poll
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Coming off its 13th national semifinal appearance last year, Penn State women's volleyball will once again start the season ranked in the top 10. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: For Ellis, Commitment Is Dream Come True Penn State Football: For Ellis, Commitment Is Dream Come True
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's awesome, a lot of stress off my shoulders, not having to think about a lot of things," Ellis said earlier this week when looking back on his decision to commit to Penn State. "There was a lot of stuff going through my head." [Read More]
Former Women's Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Former Women's Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Former Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson has filed a lawsuit against the university following the termination of his contract in February 2017. [Read More]
New Penn State Coordinator Ricky Rahne Answers: ‘Whose Offense Is It, Anyway?’
Column
New Penn State Coordinator Ricky Rahne Answers: ‘Whose Offense Is It, Anyway?’
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“No matter who comes or who goes, it’s always going to be Penn State’s offense,” says Ricky Rahne. “It’s one of the beauties of this place and the Penn State football program: No one person is bigger than the program.” [Read More]
Penn State Police and FBI Investigating Potential Threat Penn State Police and FBI Investigating Potential Threat
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State police and the FBI are investigating a "potential threat" that was made on social media. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Johnson Talks Justin Shorter As Receiver Duo Rooms Together Penn State Football: Johnson Talks Justin Shorter As Receiver Duo Rooms Together
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If Penn State fans are hoping that incoming freshman Justin Shorter can live up to his billing as the nation's No.1 receiver prospect, they can rest easy knowing he's in good hands. [Read More]
Second Beta Theta Pi Brother Pleads Guilty to Hazing Second Beta Theta Pi Brother Pleads Guilty to Hazing
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A second defendant has entered a guilty plea in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity hazing case. [Read More]
Piazzas Honored with Anti-Hazing Hero Award Piazzas Honored with Anti-Hazing Hero Award
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
Jim and Evelyn Piazza, the parents of Timothy Piazza, were honored with HazingPrevention.org’s 2018 Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Quarterback Jake Zembiec's Playing Career Comes To Close Penn State Football: Quarterback Jake Zembiec's Playing Career Comes To Close
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Junior quarterback Jake Zembiec announced on Twitter early Tuesday evening that his career at Penn State, as a student-athlete, has come to a close. [Read More]
Penn State Football: As NFL Slowly Draws Closer, McSorley Ready To Face The Usual Doubts Penn State Football: As NFL Slowly Draws Closer, McSorley Ready To Face The Usual Doubts
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Trace McSorley knows, on some level, that he faces an uphill battle when it comes to his NFL future. He's six-feet even, his arm is strong but it doesn't pop, he's quick but he isn't fast. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Four-Star Lineman Tabs Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Four-Star Lineman Tabs Nittany Lions
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
Anthony Whigan, a four-star offensive tackle from Lackawanna College, committed to Penn State on Tuesday morning. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban

What I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

At my high school reunion on Saturday, I walked up to a group of women already in conversation, several of whom I haven’t seen for many years. After the hugs and the hellos, one of the women said “We were just talking. We’ll pose the question to you. What would you tell your 18-year-old self?

Mike Poorman

DeAndre Thompkins’ Penn State Credo: “The Loudest Guy in the Room is the Weakest”

Wide receiver/punt returner DeAndre Thompkins does things in a big way — but with a small voice. Big as in punt returns, where in 2017 his average of 13.3 yards per return was No. 5 in the country and tops in the Big Ten.

New Penn State Coordinator Ricky Rahne Answers: ‘Whose Offense Is It, Anyway?’Mike Poorman

“No matter who comes or who goes, it’s always going to be Penn State’s offense,” says Ricky Rahne. “It’s one of the beauties of this place and the Penn State football program: No one person is bigger than the program.”

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