Monthly Archives: December, 2012
If you’re on Twitter (and if you’re not, come on, what are you waiting for?) and follow any number of Penn State people, you’ve undoubtedly seen someone mention the newest account to hit the Penn State “twittersphere” @BlueWhiteRising. I spoke to Bifano to find out what it was all about.
Alcohol is a wonderful thing: the cause and salve of all man’s problems. However one does not always need alcohol to have fun. Downtown State College is certainly in agreement with this statement, as the local event known as “First Night” can attest to. First Night is a big celebration of the past year and a fun way to ring in the new one.
The cover photo for the legendary EA Sports video game series NCAA Football is always a popular topic. Previous covers include Robert Griffin III, Tim Tebow, Reggie Bush, and even Mark Sanchez (lol). But this year, EA Sports is doing things a little differently. Rather than feature an individual player, the video game empire will feature an entire team on the cover based on a fan vote — and all 126 BCS schools have a chance.
Penn State finished out its non-conference slate with an impressive offensive performance as ten Nittany Lions scored in an 84-74 victory over Duquesne at the Bryce Jordan Center. D.J. Newbill was all over the court for the Lions, registering a double-double with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. Nick Colella scored 15 points, while Sasa Borovnjak added 14.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Penn State as one of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges among all 4-year universities. Penn State, which has seen its in-state tuition more than double over the last ten years, came in at 48th in the annual rankings, up from 51 last year. Penn State also came in at 31st in the organization’s out-of-state tuition, a 16 spot jump from last year.
Three former Penn State football players will head to Hawaii a month from now as Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali, and San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman were named to the Pro Bowl last night.
The 6-8 inches of snow that fell on State College last night came as bad news to local drivers, but at least one business in town isn’t complaining. The Tussey Mountain ski slopes announced that it would open today at 9 a.m. for the winter season.
With full bellies, loving family, and (hopefully) a layer of snow visible, the holiday spirit is thick this break. When feeling so blessed, the best thing to do is give. While many pockets may be empty, 6 ABC Action News has your FTK solution. Find out how you can help after the jump.
It’s not often that Penn State basketball goes out and absolutely dominates an opponent — especially in those pesky winter break out of conference games. But that’s exactly what the Nittany Lions did Sunday morning, routing New Hampshire 72-45, rewarding the diehard fans who skipped church with free Big Macs.
The number of Penn State seniors playing in postseason contests increased from one to three today as quarterback Matt McGloin and fullback Michael Zordich both accepted invitations to play in All-Star games.
Onward State takes you into the mind of Dr. Abhay Ashtekar, theoretical physicist and Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at Penn State. Topics range from research, to the publishing process, to what makes a scientist.
It’s safe to say NCAA President Mark Emmert won’t be getting many Christmas cards from folks in Pennsylvania this year. One thing we know for sure is that United State Congressman Charlie Dent won’t be one of them.
One of the unsung heroes of any organization is the vice president, often overshadowed by his or her running mate upon election to office. Penn State’s student government is no different, with the vice president routinely taking on the brunt of the executive work as delegated by the president. The current stalwart holding that position is UPUA Vice President Katelyn Mullen. I got a chance to catch up with Katelyn and discuss her role in student government, her cameo on an MTV reality show, and all things veep-related.
The 2012 Penn State football season endured a lot of changes from programs of the past: new coaches, new uniforms, new plays. But at least one thing remained the same — a passionate fan base packing Beaver Stadium every Saturday. According to a release, Penn State ranked 5th in attendance last year of all NCAA teams, with an average of 96,730 fans per game.
Penn State once again made Forbes list of the most valuable college football programs in the country, coming in at number 13. This number is 10 lower than the previous year’s 3rd place ranking, which should come as little surprise given the situation the football team faced last year.
A new drinking establishment opened up on Beaver Ave. Tuesday, giving the Phyrst a classier and more conspicuous counterpart. The bar has not officially been named yet, but the waitstaff said that it will likely be called “The Clover”, sticking with the Phyrst’s Irish theme.
And so it was yesterday afternoon, the Centre County Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant and came knocking at Room 202 of the Imperial 400 Motel along with agents from the Attorney General’s Office. In the room, they found 75 bags of heroin with a street value of $1875.00, approximately 12 grams of synthetic marijuana with a street value of $200.00, cell phones, and $915.00 in cash.
Last night was the much-anticipated grand opening of the hookah lounge/cocktail bar hybrid, Chrome. Read more about State College’s newest nightlife hotspot after the jump.
For the second year in a row, Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal was named the sports story of the year by the Associated Press. This was the first time since the vote began in 1990 that the same story had been chosen two straight years.
Bill O’Brien was named the Maxwell Club Collegiate Coach of the Year earlier today, his second national coaching honor with more potentially on the way.
Bill O’Brien is a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year award along with Urban Meyer, Bill Snyder, David Shaw, Kevin Sumlin, and James Franklin.