Several legends have surrounded the west campus Obelisk in its mysterious 118 year existence.
Zach Saar's goal in the second OT period propelled Penn State past Michigan 2-1, and kept the Nittany Lion's season alive for another game.
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It was another eventful weekend for Penn State sports as thirteen teams were in action, with seven picking up victories at one point or another this weekend.
James Franklin added yet another recruit to his 2015 recruiting class tonight. Andre Robinson, a four star running back out of Harrisburg, announced his commitment via Twitter.
Despite a third period comeback attempt, Penn State was unable to overcome a 4-0 deficit against No. 10 Michigan and dropped the second leg of the weekend series 5-2 after taking the first. Penn State moved to 2-2 on the season against Michigan this year, and dropped to 6-20-2 (2-11-1-0) on the year.
After Casey Bailey tied the game with five seconds left, David Goodwin beat Michigan goaltender Zach Nagelvoort on a 2-on-1 in OT to seal the 5-4 win for Penn State.
The paired organization of Delta Chi and Kappa Kappa Gamma has taken their THON presence to the next level.
If you've always wanted a shot to fix UPUA's inadequacies, here's your chance. From this Monday until the Friday before spring break, UPUA will be accepting registration for candidacy for the upcoming election on April 2nd.
UPUA has decided to organize a walk to Harrisburg in order to advocate for more state funding. The walk will start at 12:30 PM on March 30th, and will come to an end at 4 AM on April 1st in Harrisburg for a total of 114 miles walked.
The Nittany Lions, who already play neutral-site games in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, have added an additional neutral-site game for next season. Penn State is now scheduled to play Cornell at Madison Square Garden in NYC as a part of The Frozen Apple.
Despite outshooting the Spartans 29-13, the Nittany Lions were unable to capitalize on multiple scoring chances and ended up dropping the game 2-1. The Nittany Lions fall to 5-19-2 on the year.
The fatigue was visible in most of the UPUA representatives' faces as the clock struck 1 a.m. in 314 HUB. Long UPUA meetings are nothing new, but this long? Those are something of legend, anomalies that are spoken about in hushed tones as legend of assemblies past.
At tonight's UPUA meeting, the assembly will tackle something that transcends pink elephant balloons or Movin' On ice cream socials: a complete assembly overhaul.
The Nittany Lions dropped their ninth straight last night to No. 10 Michigan by a score of 7-3, and it wasn't untimely penalties nor defensive mental lapses that ultimately led to their demise. Instead, the goaltending was shaky from start to finish, which prevented Penn State from ever tilting the momentum their way.
Penn State dropped both games this weekend against a strong Ohio State team (14-9-1), losing game one 5-1 and game two 5-2. The Nittany Lions are now 4-17-1 on the year.
Despite outplaying the number two team in the nation for the majority of the game, Penn State dropped its fifth straight game last night to Boston College 3-2. The Nittany Lions now move to 4-15-1 on the year, which probably makes them the best fifteen loss team in the country as Penn State is 3-7 in one goal games.
This morning, it was announced that Nittany Lion forward David Glen will miss this Saturday's game against no. 2 Boston College as well as next weekend's series against Ohio State to donate bone marrow to an anonymous recipient through the Be the Match program.
Last night, the assembly passed three pieces of legislation and generated some great discussion on the future of UPUA and the impending SAF increase.
Penn State was able to erase an early 2-0 deficit, but couldn't hold off the no. 1 Minnesota Gophers after Ben Marshall scored with four minutes left to give the Gophers the 3-2 victory in the first Big Ten game at Pegula. Penn State is now 4-11-1 on the year.
Now that James Franklin is officially O'Brien's replacement at the helm of the Nittany Lions football program, there are sure to be plenty of comparisons between the two coaches over the coming year. Let's take a look at Franklin's résumé compared to his predecessor.
At tomorrow's BCS Championship game in Pasadena, John Urschel will be publicly honored during the first quarter for winning the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy as the nation's best football scholar-athlete.
Our student government met for the last time of the semester on Wednesday night, and, for the sixth week in a row, the General Assembly was relatively quiet. This has to be some sort of record for UPUA. The decorum was downgraded to permit ugly Christmas sweaters instead of the usual coats and ties, so at least that eased some of the pain.
After a humbling 5-4 loss to Union last Sunday, the men's hockey team looked to rebound against No. 17 Wisconsin and snap the recent four-game skid. However, the Nittany Lions were no match for the overpowering Badgers and Penn State dropped its Big Ten opener 7-1. Penn State is now 3-8-1 on the year following the loss.
Another meeting between the Student Alcohol Advisory Committee (SAAC) and bar owners regarding State Patty's Day will take place tomorrow, according to UPUA Vice President Brenden Dooley. The first meeting between the groups took place two weeks ago, and there are plans for more discussions going forward.
A new UPUA roundtable will meet weekly to discuss sexual violence protection, according to a UPUA press release. The decision to start the roundtable discussion comes during a rough semester for Penn State, where 17 sexual assaults have been reported to the police in the last four months.
Penn State held a 4-1 lead halfway through the second period, but couldn't hold on to the lead as no. 15 Union tallied a goal with three seconds left to secure a 5-4 victory.
After a Committee of the Whole discussion last Wednesday, UPUA was back in action this week and passed two pieces of legislation last night.
Nestled between Burrowes and Atherton Street, the west campus steam/power plant (WCSP) has had a relatively quiet existence. And that’s not to diminish the impact the plant has on the community – it provides Penn State with 5% of the campus’s total electricity (on average) and heats the dorms and buildings during the winter. But for all its contributions to campus, the WCSP seems to be the forgotten story of Penn State.
While you may have focused on the football team's dominating win over Purdue this weekend, nine other Penn State teams were in action this weekend. It was a bit of a rough weekend for the Nittany Lions as a whole, as only four of the nine teams picked up wins.