Author Kevin Horne
The widow of our iconic coach released a letter today on the family website directed to Penn State lettermen, calling out the administration and Board of Trustees’ missteps in the aftermath of the scandal.
Put simply, Penn State football away games are the annual highlight of my fall. The experience at each school is different, but with Penn State’s first “true” away game coming up this weekend in Columbus, it’s worth discussing some of the best practices for making the most of your away game experience.
According to the latest integrity monitor report, “There is evidence of increased tension, and a mutual lack of trust, between the head football coach and University athletics compliance staff.”
President Barack Obama tapped Penn State graduates U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Baxter, Butler County Common Pleas Judge Marilyn Horan, and Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Robert Colville to fill three vacancies on the federal benches in Pittsburgh and Erie.
For the fourth time in his career, inflammatory sportscaster and friend of the site Keith Olbermann has been forced out of a job. As first reported by ESPN authority Jim Miller, ESPN decided not to renew Olbermann’s contract, which is set to expire on July 31.
Even though Joe Paterno preferred a stiff glass of bourbon to a beer, he’d probably smile at what his family has coming up on tap. Jay Paterno, the son of the legendary coach, has teamed up with Latrobe’s City Brewing Co. to create the Paterno Legacy Series of beer.
The ‘Happy Valley’ documentary is now on Netflix. Here are five reasons why it sucks.
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Vance will receive the tenth annual “Friend of Penn State” legislative award, given annually to a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly or U.S. Congress who has played a significant role in the continued improvement of Penn State.
Penn State graduate Ross Ulbricht, known by his online pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was sentenced to life in prison without parole today in Federal District Court in Manhattan after being convicted earlier this year for running the world’s largest drug-trafficking website.
The Pennsylvania Special Olympics has a Penn State-themed raffle going on right now that offers the opportunity to cheer on the Nittany Lions next season in one of America’s greatest cities.
With the class of 2014 a part of Penn State history now, only the few fifth year seniors left on the roster ever played for Joe Paterno. OT Donovan Smith was one of those final few players who were directly influenced by the former coach, and he let it be known during has post-NFL draft interview after being taken No. 34 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After a one-year hiatus, the “Great Debate” will return to Penn State. Former United States representatives Ron Paul and Barney Frank will go at it on Monday, April 27 at 8 p.m. in Schwab Auditorium, thanks to the Penn State College Democrats and College Republicans.
One of America’s most polarizing athletes made a trip to a Penn State campus in Central Pennsylvania yesterday. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel visited the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, according to several social media posts from patients.
Penn State’s Multicultural Resource Center will present its annual awards this afternoon”to honor graduating seniors and faculty/staff that have done a phenomenal job at promoting diversity and multiculturalism on campus.” The 24th annual awards reception will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.
The new Penn State alumni survey results are out, and they once again paint a positive picture for Penn State the institution but a continued reputational mess for its leadership. The numbers, presented by representatives from survey firm Strategy One, were discussed at today’s Board of Trustees committee meeting on Outreach, Development, and Community Relations in Hershey.
IFC President Rick Groves released this statement this evening pledging due process but also swift justice with KDR.
Molly Barron, the wife of Penn State president Eric Barron, received the first ever “Friend of the Blue Band” award at the band’s end-of-the-season banquet last month. The recognition, which will be awarded annually, intends to “celebrate an individual’s outstanding commitment to the Penn State Blue Band.”
Our friends over at New Leaf Initiative have a cool new series of workshops to help members of our community “learn the skills you most need to do the work you want.” Called “Seed School,” the workshops are broken down into four theme weeks: Connect, Thrive, Design, and Launch.
The fifth annual TEDxPSU conference will bring together leading thinkers and innovators in the community for a one day speaker series starting at 10 a.m. today. We’ll be blogging throughout the day from Schwab Auditorium, so check back often for updates.
Seasoned readers of Onward State might remember another important bullet in the history of the LION: On January 29, 2012, the first Onward State Old Timey Audio Hour aired on the station. The hourlong talk show, hosted by editors of Onward State, lasted about a dozen or so shows before some funny folks graduated and it fizzled out. Well, we’re back.
Capitalizing on the easy PR train, two Pennsylvania politicians published videos on their websites today bashing Olbermann for his disparaging Tweets about Penn State while praising THON.
For nearly three years following November 2011, Penn State heard not a word of defense from Old Main as the university was attacked from every angle as part of the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky mess. In his first six months as the new vice president for strategic communications, Lawrence Lokman has made it known that silence from our leadership will no longer be accepted.
Following several Tweets yesterday in which Keith Olbermann called Penn State students “pitiful” in response to an article about THON raising more than $13 million this year, ESPN released a statement apologizing for Olbermann’s remarks, calling them “completely inappropriate.” Olbermann will also be suspended from his show for the rest of the week for the remarks.
The second annual State of State conference will bring together community leaders and thinkers for a day of discussion about Penn State issues to create dialogue about the present and future of our university. It all starts this morning at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Hall. You can watch the live stream above or follow along with our live blog below.
Richard Bundy’s successor is one step closer to being named. According to sources within the Blue Band, the selection committee has narrowed down the list to three finalists: Gregory Drane (Penn State), Kyle Glaser (Texas State), and Michael Robinson (Georgia).