Author Steve Connelly
After a couple month wait following their season-ending loss to Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in November, the Nittany Lions are back in action this spring with six games, including two against teams from the National Women’s Soccer League.
Pitchers Marlaina Laubach and Madison Seifert each pitched a pair of complete games on the way to winning all four games of the tournament against Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.
Family Relations Director Brittany Robbins brought the BJC together for family hour during the Final Four. This part of THON is unlike any other experience throughout the weekend — bringing the entire arena together for an emotional moment with the Four Diamonds families in the building to share their stories.
Branch campus Penn State Worthington Scranton, spotable with its neon pink letters “PSWS” hanging over the upper deck guard rail, sent a number of people to cheer on its two dancers this weekend. We spoke with the campus’ SGA President Shawna Corcoran to learn more about this group’s journey to THON.
The roar from the crowd made it no secret — its performance was head and shoulders above the rest on the way to victory.
“It really sucks to be honest,” softball pitcher Marlaina Laubach said. “THON is something that Penn State takes a lot of pride in and something that a lot of kids have a really great opportunity to take part in. It’s really unfortunate [that we can’t be there], but at the same time, we do have to recognize that we’re here for a reason and we are representing our university just like all of the kids at THON are representing the university.”
THON is in full swing, the Bryce Jordan Center is bumping’, and this party is running smoothly as the weekend progresses. Kyle Azzara, the Entertainment Director for THON 2017, is the man to thank for that.
OPP, the committee behind transforming the BJC for THON, has the important job of keeping the dirt and germs tracked in off the floor. Especially with so many kids that have weakened immune systems in the area, keeping it as clean as possible is key.
We scoured the concourse looking for the cheapest options to give you a full meal while you dance along for the 46 hours.
All we can say about this delicacy: Mmmm.
Onward State has you covered all weekend with all of the biggest moments — like the first line dance, Joe Jonas rocking the house, the total reveal, and everything in between. We’ll also have exclusive interviews, THON trivia, and much more throughout.
Suprise! Joe Jonas is at THON 2017.
Penn State announced that it will hold a day-long conference to discuss diversity in higher education with four featured leaders in the field speaking on April 18 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
In the release, it ordered those that are showing any symptoms of the mumps — tender swollen glands below the ear or along the jawline on one or both sides of the face and neck, headache, fever, and/or cold-like symptoms — do not attend the festivities in the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend.
Penn State defeated Illinois 80-62 behind 15 points from redshirt junior Lindsey Spann off the bench for its fourth-straight win and second-consecutive road victory after opening the Big Ten slate 0-5 away from the Bryce Jordan Center.
Now a fifth-year senior that’s experienced just about everything in her college career, guard Sierra Moore battled her way through a transfer and ACL surgery to make an impact for Penn State this season.
We’re in the homestretch. Now it’s time to put aside the big-picture tasks and focus on preparing ourselves for the main event. Here’s what you can do to be at your best throughout the weekend.
The Nittany Lions faced three NCAA Tournament bound teams, but hung in tough — including on Friday night where they took down the Tigers for their first win against a top five team since 2006.
Penn State’s seniors played a big role in the win on Senior Day with each finishing in double figures as the Lady Lions win their third straight after a dominant effort from the free throw line.
After a breakout season in 2016 that saw the Nittany Lions reach the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament and just miss out on an NCAA berth, Lehotak has high expectations for her team despite losing five starters from last year’s successful team.
“So we just have to keep getting better, and good things are going to happen to us,” coach Pat Chambers said after his team’s upset of the ranked Terrapins. “Success is going to come.”
The freshman guard out of Philadelphia is just beginning his career with the Nittany Lions, but he’s been entrusted by his teammates and coach Pat Chambers to be one of the young team’s leaders as it hits the homestretch of the season.
Penn State has had a season of inconsistencies. Following its loss to Rutgers — which was just the second conference win of the season and first road Big Ten win in three years for the Scarlet Knights — Penn State has won just once in its last six.