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Game Day Observations comes at you from the Northwestern game, although we'd rather just forget about it.
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Michael Pilato certainly had a busy Homecoming week, with several major additions on his Heister Street mural. Football fans should recognize some of these new faces next to the "main" Joe Paterno mural image.
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Everyone knows Penn State is a massive place with tons of students. What you might not have known is that Penn State is one of only six schools in the United States with a student population of more than 40,000.
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During halftime of the Northwestern game on Saturday, Kevin Bunce and Kenya Crawford became the newest couple to ascend the Penn State Homecoming throne, succeeding last year's King and Queen John Satira and Rhonda Bates.
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A Penn State student died in a car accident today while driving a Penn Stater Conference Center van.
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Everyone knows by now that James Franklin is a recruiting nut. He may also be single-handedly keeping the USPS in business.
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Any of us could die in a car crash. That’s why we don’t romanticize it. But there’s only one Joe Dado. And the sooner we all stop to acknowledge that, to understand just what it tells us about ourselves, the better.
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Patriot News columnist David Jones described this game as "a beautiful day for a ritual sacrifice." A more apt phrase has never been written. UMass is bad -- one of the worst teams in the FBS -- and it was, indeed, a beautiful day in Happy Valley, with temperatures in the low 70s and the ambiance downtown at its perfect peak.
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A Penn State Young Americans for Freedom video has been making waves in libertarian circles this week after being posted to the conservative website Breitbart.
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The fast-growing and tepidly controversial ride-sharing company Uber is apparently looking to expand its services to State College.
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Penn State couldn't quite crack the top-25 in the AP or USA Today Coach's polls after beating Rutgers this weekend, but at least Sports Illustrated is giving the Nittany Lions some respect.
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"When you put on a Penn State helmet, you cannot be beaten. It's your suit of armor, baby. There's no way you can be beaten."
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It turns out its not only Rutgers fans that lack tact and decency -- it's the school's official social media account as well.
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The environment in the second year of the Pegula Ice Arena is set to be just as exciting as the first. Nearly 1,000 student season tickets sold out at 7:03 a.m. this morning after only three minutes.
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Your 2014 Homecoming Court was officially crowned yesterday during the annual "court crash" process. Ten students and ten faculty members, split evenly by gender, were surprised by visits from Homecoming members to their classroom or office to inform them of their status on the court.
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At long last, the days of Penn State’s administration standing behind canned marketing ploys like “Penn State Lives Here” could be a thing of the past. Penn State announced the appointment of Lawrence H. Lokman yesterday to be its next vice president for strategic communications, pending approval at next week’s Board of Trustees meeting. Lokman is the founder and managing director of Window In Communications in Los Angeles, and served as a vice chancellor in UCLA’s communications department from 2002 to 2010.

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There's typically not a whole lot to remember about noon games against MAC opponents, but the home opener tends to lead way for some surprises with the game day experience. A new marketing-obsessed coach made those changes even more palpable than usual. It wasn't the most fun three hours of football I've ever seen, but here are your Akron observations this week.
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The NCAA sanctions met their abrupt and (almost) total end today, in what is sure to be a day that goes down in Penn State history as one of its best. It's a day for celebration for sure -- a celebration of a partially righted wrong, like a wrongfully convicted prisoner going free.
Posted about 4 weeks ago in about by
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Sen. George Mitchell's report, which could include some relief for Penn State from the NCAA sanctions, is due out in the coming days. For now, though, the second winning coach in college football history -- or winningest, if you put any weight into NCAA statistics -- Bobby Bowden came out in favor of giving back Joe Paterno his 111 victories back in the official record.
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The Penn State Blue Band will have a slightly different gameday routine in 2014. After the athletic department clandestinely canceled the band's Tailgreat pregame show at the Bryce Jordan Center two weeks ago, the band announced what it will do in its stead.
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Game Day Observations is a recurring series from Onward State now in its fourth season taking you in the stands and analyzing the minutiae of every Penn State football game, home and away.
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Joe Paterno's brief history of political activism is documented on C-SPAN.
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University Primetime, which I will attempt to legitimize by pointing out its 162,000 Twitter followers, recently ranked Penn State as a school with one of the most attractive student bodies in the country.
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As is tradition, Penn State's student body president delivered new student convocation remarks at the Bryce Jordan Center to more than 8,000 new students.
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In an era of seemingly endless leadership change at the university, Penn State found out that it will lose another giant yesterday. Dr. O. Richard Bundy, who served as director of the Blue Band since 1996, announced his plans to retire after the 2014-2015 school year.
Posted about 3 months ago in about by
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Among the most hotly debated issues in the Board of Trustees over the last few meetings has been governance structure and potential changes in the makeup of the 30-member board. That much remained true today during a 90 minute Governance and Long-Range Planning meeting, in which a number of university stakeholders lobbied for a seat at the table, and governance consultant Holly Gregory led a discussion to help find some consensus going forward.
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A "Friend of Penn State" is now suing, well, Penn State.
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An female Penn State student was taken to a nearby trauma center this morning after being hit by a car on Atherton Street.
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We all know the guys across the street can recruit, but Penn State basketball and coach Patrick Chambers are assembling an impressive class of their own in the early stages of the 2015 recruiting cycle.
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Penn State bros everywhere suffer a major loss today. After weeks of speculation, multiple sources have confirmed to Onward State that the Gingerbread Man will close its doors this summer to make way for the iconic Pittsburgh sandwich shop and bar franchise Primanti Bros.

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