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Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was passed on in last weekend's NFL Draft, but that does not mean his NFL dream has ended. On Tuesday, the Scranton signal caller announced that he would be participating in the Washington Redskins' rookie mini-camp beginning on Thursday.
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OS editor Sam Cooper explains his Penn State journey from Beaver Stadium as an eight year old, to two years at Penn State Altoona, to his final two years at University Park.
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Maggie Lucas
Lady Lions guard Maggie Lucas had already garnered numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding junior campaign, but to win the Premier Players Women's Player of College Basketball Award, Lucas needed help from the fans.
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The Penn State Lionettes Dance Team won the National Championship earlier today at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. The victory marks the program's second consecutive National Championship and its second in program history.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-2
Penn State entered the offseason oversigned by one scholarship player. Today, the scholarship situation became clearer when the names of Patrick Ackerman and Akosa Maduegbunam appeared on CBS's Jeff Goodman's annual transfer list. When asked about the CBS report, basketball SID Brian Siegrist told Black Shoe Diaries that there were "no official roster changes to report at this time."
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Baseball
The Penn State baseball team finally halted a losing streak that spanned 13 games on Sunday with a 11-3 win over Wright State at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. With five games in the next six days, the Nittany Lions (6-21) will look to build off the Wright State win and garner some momentum as the weather warms up in the month of April. Tonight at 7 p.m. they'll take on Kent State (14-15), who shutout the Nittany Lions 10-0 last week in Ohio. On Wednesday, Bucknell (9-22) will travel to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for a 6:05 p.m. first pitch.
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Penn State football players Allen Robinson and Bill Belton sent fear into any Penn State fan on Twitter last night who forgot what day it was. The duo, with some help from other members of the "Supa Six," sent the Nittany Nation Twittersphere into pandemonium last night with a series of terrifying Tweets indicating that the pair was transferring.
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Baseball
The Nittany Lions have crawled out to a 5-15 overall record so far this year. Today, they host their first conference series of the season this weekend against Purdue. Today's first pitch is slated for 4:05 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday's games begin at 2:05 p.m. and 1:05 p.m., respectively.
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jordan lucas
While fans might look for this year’s version of Allen Robinson or Zach Zwinak to seemingly come out of nowhere and assume a major role, there are several under the radar players to look for to make major contributions for Penn State in 2013.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-2
Just days after the Penn State men's basketball season came to an end, fans are already getting a glimpse at next year's non-conference slate. It was confirmed in a press release that the Nittany Lions will be a part of the field for the 2013 Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn on November 29-30, joining Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and St. John's.
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For the third time in three-and-a-half weeks, Penn State will square off with the No. 6 Wolverines yet again in the first round of the Big Ten tournament at 2:30 p.m. in Chicago on the Big Ten Network.
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Ohio State Basketball Recap
Penn State guards Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill were named 2012-13 All-Big Ten honorable mention by the Big Ten media and coaches. The pair averaged 32.6 points per game, making them the Big Ten's second highest scoring tandem.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-21
Penn State lost to Wisconsin 63-60 on a last second 3-pointer by the Badgers' Traevon Jackson in the final game of the regular season. Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill led the Nittany Lions in scoring with 23 and 22 points, respectively.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-11
Penn State used hot starts and defensive pressure at the beginning of both halves to quickly put points on the board, leading to a 66-59 victory over injury-plagued Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The win marks the first Big Ten road win of the Pat Chambers era and the first conference road win for Penn State since a victory at Minnesota on March 6, 2011.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-25
After pulling off an improbable upset, a team will usually react one of two ways in their next contest. They will either build off the momentum of the previous game with a similar effort, or they'll stink up the place. For Penn State, this one stunk.
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One of Penn State's best traditions is on the horizon as the dates for the 6th annual "55 Days of Cafe" were announced earlier this week. Save up some of that Spring Break money, Penn Staters, because this year's event begins the day classes restart after Spring Break: Monday, March 11.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-15
D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and Brandon Paul added 16 to help Illinois hold off Penn State 64-59 in a sloppy battle Thursday night in Champaign. Penn State was plagued by turnovers and a committed a season-high 31 personal fouls as they continue to search for their first Big Ten win of the season. The Nittany Lions were led offensively by Jermaine Marshall and Sasa Borovnjak, who scored 20 and 17 points, respectively.
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Tonight at THON, Movin' On surprised all the dancers and the entire crowd packed into the Bryce Jordan Center by revealing the remaining acts who will be playing at Movin' On 2013. The headliner, MGMT was revealed in December.
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Last year, the Penn State community endured the loss of freshman Courtney O'Bryan when she passed away in a car accident en route to a weekend canning trip. To honor her memory, THON announced the creation of the Courtney O'Bryan Volunteer Award to “recognize the volunteer who most embodies O’Bryan’s charitable work and dedication to THON’s mission” and her mother presented the award tonight.
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2013 homecoming reveal
The theme for this year's homecoming has been announced. It was revealed this afternoon at THON by Homecoming Executive Director Bobby Walter, that the homecoming 2013 theme will be "Generations Evolve, Tradition Remains!"
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Though they brought two entirely different styles into the Bryce Jordan Center, cover bands Shake, Shake, Shake, and Lowjack each came to THON 2013 equipped with tons of energy for their respective half-hour sets.
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The 2013 THON's Got Talent competition showcased three talented musical acts that kept the folks at the Bryce Jordan Center on their feet as the hours continue to roll by. The three acts were comprised of Penn State students who were all excited to grace the THON stage and win over an audience that would ultimately decide the winner via a text vote.
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Penn State will again look to register their first conference win of the season tonight at the Bryce Jordan Center when Iowa comes to town for a 9 p.m. tip on ESPNU. With the game being played on the eve of THON, Penn State head coach Pat Chambers has pledged to donate $10 to the Four Diamonds Fund for every Penn State student who attends the game. Additionally, it will also be another dollar dog night.
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If you are one of those sorry souls (like me) who is spending another Valentines Day alone, I, along with some fellow sad souls on the staff at Onward State have assembled a depressing playlist to assist you with your day of self-loathing.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-10
For most of the first half Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, it looked like this might finally be the game where Penn State would finally win their first conference game of the year. In the end, however, familiar shooting struggles caught up with the Nittany Lions as they eventually fell 58-49 to Purdue.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-21
Penn State traveled to Iowa City Thursday night looking to halt the team's eight-game losing streak to begin Big Ten play. The Lions kept it close, but ultimately fell 76-67 in a slopfest that produced a combined 34 turnovers and 41 fouls and kept Penn State the lone team without a win in Big Ten play.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-19
Things have not been easy for Pat Chambers since he took over as head coach of the Penn State men's basketball program. In the 2011-12 season Penn State struggled to a 12-20 record, winning just four games during Big Ten Conference play. This season has been worse. The Lions boast just an 8-12 overall record. The program has been given the dreaded "rebuilding" title since Chambers took over in June 2011 after the abrupt departure of Ed DeChellis to Navy -- and rightly so. Chambers has been coaching a roster full of average-at-best DeChellis recruits and walk-ons. But at one time, there was potential for these teams. Where did things change?
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-11
Coming off a tough road loss at Indiana on Wednesday, the Nittany Lions return home to the Bryce Jordan Center Saturday for a matchup with another ranked conference opponent -- No. 14 Ohio State. The game tips off at noon and $3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Coaches vs. Cancer fund for "Band Together Day."
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-22
Despite allowing only two points to National Player of the Year candidate Cody Zeller, Penn State again struggled to establish any sort of rhythm offensively as they shot just 33 percent from the field and turned the ball over 18 times in a 72-49 loss at Indiana.
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Cole_Penn State Basketball vs Indiana-2
Penn State will welcome another ranked squad from the Big Ten to the Bryce Jordan Center tonight when head coach Pat Chambers' squad faces off with No. 18 Michigan State. The ballgame tips off at 7 p.m. and will air on the Big Ten Network.
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