No. 7 Penn State field hockey fell to N0. 16 Old Dominion 2-1 Friday night at Powhatan Complex in Hampton Roads, Va. despite an early first goal and a sizable shooting advantage.
Author Ben Berkman
Distinguished computer scientist, entrepreneur, climate crusader, and Penn Stater John Mashey delivered a special seminar through the Earth Systems Science Center Thursday, articulately and engagingly connecting invisible dots between think tanks, climate change deniers, tobacco companies, the media, and even universities.
Penn State boasts two of the best soccer teams in the country, and some of its best players to boot. One men’s team player, along with five members of the women’s team, are ranked within the top 100 players in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com, a site that meticulously ranks and follows collegiate soccer.
Officially introduced last February, the Penn State Summers Founders Program provides six team of entrepreneurs — all with at least one current student — a $10,000 grant to pursue a startup dream for the summer. Five of the six teams, which were introduced for the inaugural summer in April, presented their products at the program’s first “Demo Day” Wednesday evening in Atherton Hall.
Music legend Paul McCartney is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday, Oct. 15 to perform his ‘Out There’ tour. The concert was announced this morning by the Jordan Center, and tickets will run from $29.50 – $167.00 for the 8:00 p.m. show.
Penn State and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot agreed in March to help military personnel obtain degrees while stationed at the San Diego Marine Base. The new classroom — the first Penn State center of learning on a marine base — is now opening to mirror the beginning of the fall semester.
Anthony Zettel found himself on another preseason watch list Monday morning, earning a spot on ESPN’s 2015 All-Big Ten preseason team.
Monday through Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., The LION 90.7 FM will broadcast outside the involvement fair at Alumni Hall. It’s all in an effort to bring awareness to the diverse selection of student activities at Penn State.
Cornerbacks coach and former Penn State wideout Terry Smith is breeding a strong secondary from the strengths of the offense it plays against.
The revered and respected Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and singer-songwriter Leon Russell will perform at Schwab Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m, presented by Greenhouse Productions.
Christian Hackenberg’s a dork. Two 6-foot-4 freshmen wide receivers are twin towers. And projected starting running back Akeel Lynch is a stepfather. It’s not some alternative universe, but it’s the nicknames and descriptions DaeSean Hamilton — and apparently others — use to playfully label and tease some of their teammates.
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour penned an open letter to the Penn State community on Tuesday — her exact one year anniversary as a Penn Stater — thanking the community for its character, reflecting on the past year, and expressing optimism for the athletic and academic year ahead.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated seven WPSU Penn State productions for Mid-Atlantic Emmys.
John Donovan, beginning his second year under James Franklin, didn’t really address last year’s struggles at last week’s preseason media day, and elected instead to further an established coaching platitude: He’s going to trust his process, and take things one step at a time.
Penn State basketball will gain some pre-conference tournament action in late December as one of eight teams in the 2015 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Colorado, SMU, Kent State, Canisius, Louisiana Monroe, Nicholls State and Hampton will join the Nittany Lions for the Dec. 22 and 23 tip-offs at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Penn State basketball announced Thursday evening that Geno Thorpe would not return to the team next season. Thorpe, a sophomore guard known for his defensive intensity, quirky attitude, and occasional offensive explosiveness, was poised to be one of the most experienced returning starters next season.
2016 prospect Will Fries, a three-star offensive tackle from Cranford High School in Cranford, New Jersey, committed to Penn State Tuesday night, as first reported by 247Sports.
Anthony Zettel, DaeSean Hamilton, Jordan Lucas, Austin Johnson, Nyeem Wartman-White, Christian Hackenberg, Akeel Lynch, Kyle Carter, and Angelo Mangiro found themselves on Phil Steele’s College Football Preview across four preseason All-Big Ten teams.
As has become a staple of his first year as Penn State president, Eric Barron took to the Internet to send a message to the Penn State community. This time, however, instead of urging civility, or shutting down a group of alumni-elected trustees, it was to thank Penn Staters for a wonderfully successful first year.
Get excited: The annual White Out game will come against Michigan on Nov. 21. It will be the third time a full stadium has dressed in white for a home game against the Wolverines.
Penn State women’s lacrosse kept its postseason winning-streak alive Sunday afternoon, and earned a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Nittany Lions defeated Virginia at the Cavaliers’ Klöckner Stadium 13-11 in a back and forth battle, and will face North Carolina next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with a trip to the national semifinals on the line.
Penn State women’s lacrosse took down a traditional powerhouse Friday afternoon, and earned a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament in the process. Behind four goals from Jenna Mosketti and Tatum Coffey, the Nittany Lions defeated the Blue Jays 14-11 at Virginia’s Klöckner Stadium.
After years of student government lobbying, the first ever student-selected student trustee will take his seat on the board. Undergraduate Luke Metaxas was revealed as the chosen candidate at this afternoon’s Board of Trustees committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning meeting.
On Wednesday, D.J. Newbill was in Salt Lake City working out with the Utah Jazz less than two months before the NBA Draft. By Sunday, he’ll have flown across the country, back to State College in time for his graduation.
Pending the Board’s approval, Regina Vasilatos-Younken will become the vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School.
Penn State programs are again outperforming its peers. In the recently released 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject, university programs broke the top 200 in 31 of 36 disciplines studied.
Pi Kappa Phi doesn’t seem to be taking its three-year suspension too painfully. At a daylong two weekends ago, which spilled into the streets before police broke it up, some apparent brothers filmed a music video, and took a few shots at Kappa Delta Rho and the cops in the process.