Most students probably knew little about Tom Bradley before this week. A man so humble and dedicated to this University, walking along the line shaking our hands, is just about all anyone needs to know about the kind of character Tom Bradley embodies.
Author Kevin Horne
They say that every hero has one single moment in their life that defines them.
For Joe Paterno, a man with 2-national championships and 409 career wins, that moment may have come outside a small ranch house at the end of McKee Street instead of on the football field.
Success with honor. These three words are so simple, yet they mean so much to everyone involved with Penn State. While most other collegiate athletic programs have faced the downfall of scandal over the years, Penn State has stood as a pillar of integrity, as the “shining program on a hill.” It was all a lie.
The Nittany Lions will have one final chance to pick up their first Big Ten victory this season as they host Wisconsin this Saturday at 2 p.m. Penn State will say goodbye to seniors Mackenzie Arment, Marco Ciarla, Mark Fetrow, Justin Lee, and Matt Smallwood in a postgame ceremony. Many of these seniors were big contributors to the great season Penn State had last year, and deserve our respect for that.
The much anticipated Hoops Madness basketball pep rally took place last night in Rec Hall. As someone who fell in love with the team last year and their magical run to the NCAA tournament, I was happy to hear that the basketball team was finally getting some love from the athletic department. What we got, however, was three-and-a-half-hours of utter embarrassment.
In accordance with the agenda of the national Occupy Colleges effort, the Occupy Penn State group will be hosting a slew of distinguished speakers over the next several days. The group, which has camped out in the HUB for the past several weeks in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protestors, hopes that these speakers will help educate and empower students on their movement.
It’s difficult to define a dynasty, but no one can argue that the Penn State Women’s Soccer program hasn’t reached that level of greatness. That being said, it is always a bittersweet moment when part of that dynasty must move on after their four years are over. The Big Ten Champion Women’s Soccer team will celebrate senior night tonight as the team looks for its thirteenth consecutive victory during a 7 p.m. match against Purdue at Jeffrey Field.
Fans will have a chance to get their first look at this year’s overhauled Nittany Lion basketball team on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The event begins at noon and will allow the public to watch the team practice from inside the BJC. The practice will be followed by a meet-and-greet with the team along with refreshments, prizes, and games.
Penn State Women’s Soccer has a potential All-American in forward Maya Hayes, who is lighting up the Big Ten this year leading all of the NCAA in goals and helping propel the Nittany Lions to first place in the Big Ten standings. I was able to catch up with Maya for a mid-season chat about soccer and life.
The culmination of a festive week of Homecoming events came to fruition at Rec Hall Friday night. The annual Homecoming pep rally is always a favorite among Penn State students and alumni. Check out our recap of the pep rally and find out your 2011 Homecoming King and Queen after the jump.
The end of Homecoming Week brings the highlight of the entire event: the Homecoming Parade. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and encompasses approximately two miles. Here are some tips from a professional parade goer to maximize your Homecoming Parade experience.
Penn State Distinguished Alumnus Dan Mead is set to deliver his lecture “Technology Leadership and Collaboration in a Connected World” at 4 p.m. on campus at the Carnegie Cinema on Thursday. Mead earned degrees in quantitative business analysis and finance as well as an MBA from Penn State. In 2010, he received the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award which is the highest award that can be given to a graduate.
It has been nearly a year since Penn State Women’s soccer lost an overtime heart breaker in Columbus to the Buckeyes. Today, the 24th ranked Nittany Lions look to avenge that loss and stay undefeated at home when they take on Ohio State at 7 PM at Jeffrey Field.
For most, it was just another meaningless six points en route to a 41-7 slaughter of Indiana State last Saturday at Beaver Stadium. But for one man, and for those who knew him, what was about to happen had more importance than most of the remaining fans could realize.
Former two-term United States Senator and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is hitting the campaign trail this week and has several events planned in Centre County on Tuesday. Santorum, who graduated from Penn State in 1980, is scheduled to appear at the Centre County Grange Fair early in the afternoon and will later hold a public meet-and-greet in the HUB-Robeson Center.