Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Football
1 Five-Star Defensive End Shane Simmons Commits To Penn State

The Nittany Lions picked up a huge commitment from five-star defensive end Shane Simmons from DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Maryland. Simmons, ranked as the second best defensive end in the class of 2016 and the 27th best overall player, held offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame, defending National Champion Florida State and more than a dozen other schools.

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Downtown
0 Ferguson Township Condominium Catches Fire After Being Struck by Lightning

A severe storm that passed through State College on Sunday evening left a path of fire and downed trees behind it. Crews from several local fire companies responded to a call that came into the Alpha Fire Company at 7:23 p.m. after a condominium at 3221 Shellers Road in Ferguson Township caught fire after being struck by lightning. The storm also knocked down trees at two intersections in downtown State College.

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Athletics
0 Philadelphia Union to Host Mack Brady Game and Dinner

The Philadelphia Union and the Mack Brady Soccer Fund–started last January by Honors College Dean Christian Brady after the death of his eight year old son Mack– will team up on August 8th to host a charity dinner to benefit the fund. PPL Park, the Union’s stadium, will host the event, which will include appearances from six Penn State head coaches, as well as Union goalie Zac MacMath and other members of the Union. The dinner also features a silent auction, with signed memorabilia from all of Penn State’s sports teams as well as some autographed memorabilia from Philadelphia sports teams.

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Penn State
10 Jay Paterno’s New Book Released Early at Barnes & Noble

Penn State fans living in State College should run — not walk — to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno’s new book before it potentially gets pulled. The memoir “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father” isn’t due out until September 1, but Barnes & Noble had a stack of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday.

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