Finally, somebody from the football team is being recognized by the national media for their effort this season.
If what Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said in his Tuesday press conference holds merit, then the future is as bright as ever for Penn State. “I think Penn State itself, Coach Franklin, has a football team that’s been extremely close. A lot of parallels probably with our season in 2012, losing a number of games by a total of 15 points,” Dantonio said. “Maybe four games.”
Boy, D.J. Newbill is something, isn’t he? In front of a home crowd that made its presence felt late in the game, Newbill put up 29 points to lead all scorers, while posting five rebounds, five assists, and one steal in a 78-72 victory over Akron at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Lady Lions fell to 1-3 after falling in a back-and-forth game against St. Bonaventure on Tuesday night, 56-54. Sierra Moore led Penn State in scoring with 15 points, tying her previous career-high. Lindsey Spann added another 13 points and five assists in the last-second loss.
Organizers have scheduled a candlelight vigil for tonight at 6 p.m. at the Allen Street Gates to honor Michael Brown, the teenager whose death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., has stirred national outrage.
James Franklin had a slew of topics to discuss with reporters on Tuesday at his weekly press conference, but his stance on the controversial decision to punt rather than go for it on fourth down late against Illinois, along with notes about senior day, highlighted them all.
The Eberly College of Science announced professor and head of biology Douglas Cavener its interim dean yesterday following former dean Daniel Larson’s announcement that he’ll start Ecuador’s first research university.
One Penn State student has another thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season — senior Ryan Henrici has been selected for the Marshall Scholarship, which gives an American college student the chance to study in the United Kingdom.