Penn State’s first president Evan Pugh was born in 1828 at Jordan Bank Farm, three miles south of the city center of Oxford, Pennsylvania, an hour west of Philadelphia in Chester County. One-hundred eighty-nine years later, an Oxford brewery is honoring one of the preeminent champions of “liberal and practical” higher education in the form of a delicious Porter.
Author Kevin Horne
Despite shooting only 34% from the floor (behind its 42% season average), Penn State ended up on top by a 72-59 final score to improve to 3-3 on the season.
Thousands of runners and walkers will unite for a good cause again this Blue-White Weekend, as the seventh annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run takes over campus to raise money for the Pennsylvania Special Olympics.
The iconic gold elephant that has hung above the corner of Pugh St and Beaver Ave for more than 40 years is coming down today. Gift Adventures, the shop used by generations of students for last minute Halloween costume shopping, will close its doors today for good according to the Centre Daily Times.
When the most serious charges against former administrators Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz were dropped last month after testimony from former General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin was ruled inadmissible, Attorney General Kathleen Kane vowed to appeal the ruling. Today, the Superior Court ruled that it wouldn’t reconsider the decision to drop the charges, according to the Associated Press.
State College’s two Jersey Mike’s locations — one on 128 S. Allen St. and the other at 2009 N. Atherton St. — will donate 100% of their sales today (not just profits) to Four Diamonds as part of the national Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving.
While Wimpy himself reportedly died soon after the election, his legacy lives on through Collegian archives. The gerbil that nearly took over the student government 35 years ago stands a symbol of hope that maybe, just maybe, despite the contentiousness of the day, we will all wake up tomorrow and take ourselves a little less seriously.
THON 2017 is more than 48 weeks away, but the fundraising is truly a year-round effort. No one event exemplifies that fact than the annual Hope Gala, which raised $201,017 for THON and the Four Diamonds Fund on Saturday evening in New York City.
What would you do for a free cookie? After a day of State Patty’s Day festivities, probably almost anything.
Another day, another Penn State Athletic’s survey sent to Nittany Lion Club members focused on figuring out how much money it can get out of fans for luxury additions to its facilities.
Pitt Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations E.J. Borghetti is mad on the Internet. More accurately, he’s mad in the newspaper, which is measurably worse.
Why was a Jurassic Park-themed jeep cruising around State College earlier this week, piloted by an affable yet mysterious man in a safari hat? I do not have an answer for you — at least not one I can share.
It’s not often you can have a beer with a U.S. Senate candidate, but then again, it’s not often people like John Fetterman are U.S. Senate candidates.
The York Daily Record reported today that five-year Penn State linebacker Ben Kline will join the Fetterman campaign, becoming the second Nittany Lion this offseason to enter the world of politics.
You’ve probably read by now that Penn State Athletics is undergoing a new facilities master plan and Athletic Director Sandy Barbour is interesting in significantly renovating Beaver Stadium. A few details about potential renovation plans were included in a survey distributed to football season ticket holders.
The Fraser Centre, once an empty parking lot that few thought would ever be completed, is starting to fill up with well known tenants. According to Target’s website, as tipped off by The S-Zone, the major retailer will move into the Fraser Centre when it opens this fall.
Downtown State College’s already impressive array of downtown bars will have another member when the Fraser Centre opens next fall. Federal Taphouse, which currently has locations in Harrisburg and Lancaster, will open its third restaurant and bar on the second floor State College’s newest high rise.
If you haven’t seen the mega hit Spotlight movie yet, here’s one more reason to find some time to get to the theater. 1982 Penn State graduate Tom Ortenberg was one of two independent financiers of the film and was recently the subject of a glowing IndieWire profile giving him credit for the film’s critical success.
Once a premier Penn State late night food staple, Wings Over Happy Valley will have new hours this year. The wing behemoth will now close at 1 a.m. nightly, down from the 3:45 a.m. closing time customers have come to expect over the years.
One Hall of Fame coach is defending another while dealing with his own controversy.
Although a judge threw out the felony ethnic intimidation charge filed against a Penn State student who allegedly targeted another student because of his ethnicity yesterday, District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says her office plans to refile that charge.
So continues the trend of Penn State professors struggling with air travel protocol.
Facebook shut down a page purporting to represent a “Penn State White Student Union” — although the university claims the page wasn’t affiliated with anyone at Penn State.