After a two-year hiatus, one of State College’s favorite bar bands in recent history will return to the stage in State College. Table Ten, which formed in 2008, will reunite at THON 2015 (the time is confidential) and release a new song called “Take Hold of Now” (get it, THON) dedicated to the dance marathon.
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Per a proclamation from Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, State College will be renamed City of THON concurrent with the 46-hour dance marathon next weekend. Goreham plans on presenting the proclamation to THON PR Director Aly Young at tonight’s Borough Council meeting.
By my count, there are 32 establishments within walking distance of campus that serve alcohol. The downtown State College bar scene will welcome its 33rd member next week with the opening of Liberty, a new craft beer bar operated by Dante’s Restaurants Inc.
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, the advocacy organization that has acted as kingmaker in the last two Board of Trustees alumni elections, announced its slate of endorsed candidates today. As expected, trustees Anthony Lubrano and Ryan McCombie, whose terms are up this year, will both seek a second term with PS4RS support. The third PS4RS candidate, who will run for Adam Taliaferro’s open spot on the board, is Harrisburg-based attorney and 1991 graduate Robert Tribeck.
One Penn State alumna isn’t happy that her degree was signed by then-President Graham Spanier. Alexa Keeley, a current ESPN content editor who has worked for the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” since 2010, started a petition on Change.org out of her disgust at needing to pay $40 for a diploma without Spanier’s name on it.
The Board of Trustees all-time leading vote getter in alumni elections (15,629 votes in 2012) will not defend that title in 2015. Adam Taliaferro, a current trustee and former Penn State football player, will not seek reelection for a second term, per an email from Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship sent last week.
Pitt’s offensive line coach thought he was clever, but Herb Hand was having none of that.
Sandy Barbour’s first public relations snafu as Penn State’s athletic director may have just happened this morning in the form of an innocuous Tweet to a Michigan graduate. Barbour apologized to a Twitter user with fewer than 50 followers who made her displeasure known to Barbour about Penn State hockey’s decision to add a 409 decal to its helmets on Friday’s game to honor the late coach Joe Paterno.
Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden doesn’t mind giving up his “official” title as the winningest D-1 college football coach of all time. In fact, he has even welcomed it. Bowden, now officially second on the all-time list with 377 wins, told the Associated Press that he is “OK” with the distinction.
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, a pro-Paterno group that has organized alumni over recent years in an attempt to change Penn State governance and right purported wrongs related to the Sandusky scandal, opposed today’s settlement news that restored Penn State’s 112 vacated wins and replaces the 2012 consent decree that the group has lobbied so hard against.
The controversial NCAA sanctions against Penn State, at long last, could soon be eliminated entirely. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, which sources people familiar with the discussions, the NCAA, state officials, and Penn State are in discussion for a plea bargain of sorts that would result in Joe Paterno’s 111 vacated wins being restored to the record books.
The excitement around Penn State basketball has been palpable throughout the non-conference schedule this season for the first time in as long as I can remember. That game is apparently not lost on Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, who took to Twitter during the Pinstripe Bowl jubilation on Saturday to come after Penn State’s sacred cheer.
According to an email sent to Penn State donors by Executive Director of Annual Giving Ann Lehman, Penn State took in $119,942 from 903 donors this year.
The 29-year-old graduated from Penn State in 2012 with a Ph.d in the geosciences and now has an accolade that any true Penn Stater should respect. On Wednesday, Elizabeth Herndon set the women’s world record at the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas with a time of 6:17.76.
James Franklin says he wants #107KStrong in Beaver Stadium, but something tells me this isn’t quite what he had in mind.
A press release has been making the rounds this week about the Alumni Association’s purported refusal to run an advertisement for the $590 nine-pound Joe Paterno statuette being hawked by Distinct Collectibles.
Whether he wants to or not, Louis Freeh and his firm Pepper Hamilton are going to be part of the Paterno family lawsuit against the NCAA. That much was made clear today in a court order denying his motion for a protective order and stay in the lawsuit, which was joined by Penn State.
Sixteen of the 18 U.S. representatives from Pennsylvania sent a letter to the NCAA today, calling on the organization to release all documents that led to the formulation of the Penn State sanctions and consent decree. All U.S. representatives from Pennsylvania except for Tim Murphy (R-18) and the outgoing-Allyson Schwartz (D-13) signed the letter.
Penn State students living on campus who want to go to Saturday’s football game or are just jonesin’ to get back to State College a couple of days early are in luck. Penn State announced today that all residence halls will open two days early in order to accommodate the Penn State-Michigan State game on Saturday.
The 2015 Homecoming football game is still 325 days away, but the folks who help make the week happen are now in place. Homecoming Executive Director Brandon Rittenhouse announced the new members of the 16-member Executive Committee last night.
It was a chilly Big Ten noon game in the middle of the season, which is about as inauspicious as a gameday experience can be. Nonetheless, save for one half of miserable football, it was actually…fun. Watching Penn State play (more specifically, its offense) was fun for the first time in awhile, with postseason play and state pride on the line.
President Barron was supposed to address the media after Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting about a “very important” subject, according to the public relations people. Because the meeting went long — the longest in the last several years, in fact — Barron was unable to make the promised press row visit. It is now clear what exactly Barron intended to discuss.