Seven-footer Jordan Dickerson, who had originally been slated to sit out the entire 2013-2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules, is now eligible play as soon as tomorrow against in the Nittany Lions' non-conference finale against Mount St. Mary's, a game that will also feature the Penn State debut of sophomore guard John Johnson, a transfer from Pitt.
Penn State sophomore Philip Chow is likely the only undergraduate in the country to have led procurement for a mission to the moon.
Penn State's yearbook, La Vie, has documented snippets of student life in the Nittany Valley since 1889. Through its pages, we can get a brief glimpse of what life must've been like here. I was able to go through the La Vie archives and pull out a few meaningful pages that help us understand the storied history of the university.
Penn State's mission to the moon, the Lunar Lion, has booked its 2015 flight to space.
On this Veteran's Day, Penn State was named the No. 1 university in the country for veterans by U.S. News and World Report.
The Lunar Lion team completed its first series of rocket thruster tests recently, putting the university-run Google Lunar X Prize team on track to completing the first privately funded mission to the moon.
11 Penn State students and five faculty members were awarded Fulbrights for 2013-2014. This is a pretty big deal, considering that 45 former Fulbrighters have won the Nobel Prize, 28 have been awarded MacArthur Fellowships, 80 have won Pulitzers, and 29 have served as heads of state or government.
Starting tomorrow, car sharing service Zipcar will be available in State College. This means that you, the students, won't have worry about ripping your wallet open for a parking pass or stashing your car in the middle of nowhere, just for the few occasions that you'll need to drive while at Penn State.
Number 1 on Sportscenter's Top Plays was none other than Allen Robinson's end-of-regulation catch, which set up the tying score by Hackenberg to force overtime.
Grit — not IQ, or test scores or raw talent — is the strongest predictor of success, according to "genius grant" recipient Angela Duckworth. It was along this logic that Tom Sharbaugh, a '73 graduate, designed the Schreyer Honors College Gateway Scholars Program Scholarship, which rewards first-generation college students that have persevered through life's challenges on their way to academic success.
Be proud, Penn Staters. Your library is the 8th-best in North America, according to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Investment Index. Other libraries ranked near Penn State's? Those of mildly significant academic institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.
Penn State senior Dan Abercrombie spent this past summer at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider. We sat down with Abercrombie to discuss his experience working alongside the world's best high-energy physicists.
This just in: NASA will partner with the Lunar Lion team as a part of Penn State's first Space Act Agreement (SAA) with the space agency.
For a unique look into Penn State's history, you can join the Lion Ambassadors for their annual "Lantern Tours," which will take place on Friday, September 13th at Old Main from 7-9 p.m. The theme this year is "Illuminate Old State."
Two Penn Staters are interning at the White House this summer: Hannah Botelho, of Potomac, Maryland, and Vincent Amendolare, of Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Penn State is Forbes' 93rd-best college in America, a vast improvement upon the school's #184 overall ranking last year.
State College is the 8th-most bro-friendly city in America according to Estately, a real-estate firm dabbling in bro-metrics.
Star point guard Tim Frazier, who missed the majority of the 2012-2013 season with a ruptured Achilles, will be cleared for live competition in two weeks.
With a little help from you, the Penn State community, the Penn State Lunar Lion team could be showcased by celebrity theoretical physicist Michio Kaku in a CBS feature.
For the third year in a row -- and for the fourth time in the last six years -- Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is again ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals, per U.S. News and World Report.
"There’s a real possibility that in 2013 we will have a lion on the Moon — a Lunar Lion," says former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who was once nicknamed "Newt Skywalker" for his fascination with space exploration.
Penn State's 2014 recruiting class now stands at eight members with a verbal commitment from Marcus Allen, a 6-1, 187-pound safety from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Per Rivals, Allen had also received offers from a number of Big Ten programs -- Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, and Wisconsin, in addition to incoming members Maryland and Rutgers.
On Wednesday, an anonymous couple donated $2.2 million to Penn State's Geochemistry program, housed within the Geosciences department of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The $2.2 million will endow a faculty chair in Geosciences, which will bring "an individual who is among the very best" in the field to Penn State.
Ain't no such thing as too many four-star wide receivers, if Bill O'Brien's recruiting is any indication. Last night, Penn State secured a verbal from Middletown, Delaware's Chris Godwin -- the third four-star receiver to commit to O'Brien's program in the last 10 days, joining fellow commits DeAndre Thompkins and Troy Apke.
Blue and White game attendees — and Penn State football players, themselves — were in for quite the surprise today when Bill O’Brien, mic’d up on the field, called an entire drive through Beaver Stadium’s PA system.
"Public Ivy" Penn State is the 61st-ranked university in the world and the 34th-ranked university in the country, according to Thomson Reuters' Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2012-2013.
4-star receiver Troy Apke, from Mt. Lebanon, PA, committed to Penn State yesterday over his father's program at Pitt.
Penn State, meet your 25th-ranked International Quidditch Association (IQA) team, which will be competing in the Quidditch World Cup this coming weekend. No, they may not have flying broomsticks or enchanted Bludgers, but the Muggles of the Penn State Quidditch club play a similar and equally impressive version of the wizarding sport of "Harry Potter."
HackPSU gave entrepreneurs from schools such as Penn State, Michigan, and MIT 24 hours to create and pitch product prototypes, ranging from a soon-to-be iOS app called Hologram to an intriguing yet wholly sketch website concept called hackmyj*zz.com. No, that is not a link to a porn site. Yes, that is apparently the market price of Mark Zuckerberg's semen.
What's HackPSU? Think of the hacking scene -- minus the tequila shots, sorry -- from the from the Social Network; add 160 (and counting) entrepreneurs from Penn State, UPenn, Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Illinois, and Pitt; and, for good measure, throw in Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman along with other Silicon Valley big shots as judges for the event.