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When the Bengals pledged all proceeds from his jersey to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Devon Still set a franchise record for jersey sales in a day. A week later, a local retail outlet in State College is chipping in to the cause as well, selling a "S71LL STRONG" that plays off of a similar design created in Cincinnati. McLanahan's agreed to give all proceeds from the shirt to Still, who tweeted that he will donate the money to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Sean Gregory
From Vice President of Student Affairs Damon Sims to State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, our student government has hosted a variety of guest speakers early this semester. The UPUA kept at it on Wednesday night as recently elected student trustee Allie Goldstein gave a special presentation at the weekly assembly meeting.
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Until Rutgers fans can figure out how to have a rivalry and be hospitable to opposing fans, nobody is going to respect the Big Ten's newest member. One of our writers spent the game on the field and left with a negative impression of Scarlet Knights fans after being cursed and spit at throughout the game.
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We did it, folks. We chopped Rutgers. It was a brutally long and horribly painful game to watch, but the Nittany Lions came out on top 13-10 after falling behind by ten points in the first half. Penn State looked to be down for the count in the fourth quarter but pulled off the kind of miracle victory that has defined this team over the last two seasons and change. With #RutgersHateWeek behind us and the game officially in the books, it's now time to take a look at what this game means in the big picture for an undefeated Nittany Lions football team.
Posted 7 days ago in about by
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After a long and strenuous #RutgersHateWeek, the day is finally here as the Nittany Lions will try their best to defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights tonight at 8 p.m. You know your Penn State football team already, but you probably don't know much about the Rutgers squad on the other side of the line. Here's a breakdown of the Scarlet Knights football team.
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Every Wednesday evening, I walk into 302 HUB and take a seat at the media table at the back of the room. UPUA Speaker John Wortman walks towards me shortly after, agendas in hand, passing me a freshly-printed packet as we near the assembly meeting’s 8 p.m. start time.

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Penn State football is officially back on the map. After taking two years off from postseason eligibility thanks to unprecedented NCAA sanctions, the bowl ban has been lifted, the scholarships scheduled to be reinstated, and the program set free to wreak havoc on the world of college football as it has for many years and as it will for many years to come.
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Former US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and U.S. Senator from Maine George Mitchell in his office at DLA Piper, a law firm in New York during an interview with Reuters
As you've likely heard by now, Senator George Mitchell released his second annual report as the Athletic Integrity Monitor at Penn State on Monday. What you likely didn't hear yesterday is exactly what Mitchell's report, which was 56 pages in length, established over the past year of monitorship. Lucky for you, we took the time to read through the entirety of the report and break it down.
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Beaver Stadium's new scoreboards are as nice as they get. They're absolutely massive and they feature crisp, high-definition video, but a lack of actual game information (like the score, time, down, and distance) coupled with a ton of advertising hurt the debut of the stadium's newest addition.
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The Wall Street Journal, a newspaper that primarily covers business and economic stories, took a stab at ranking all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams based on how good at they are at football, and how they rate on a scale of "embarrassing" to "admirable". Penn State finished dead last in the latter category, but writer Zach Berger tells you why it was a bunch of subjective crap.
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The Beaver Stadium home opener is always one of the more enjoyable games of the year, but the weather forecasts come to fruition, you might be making an early exit from the stadium amidst lightning storms. The team released a statement this evening explaining the evacuation plan and tomorrow's predicted storms.
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For the last two years, former Nittany Lion standout Devon Still's focus has been proving he was worth the high draft pick that the Cincinnati Bengals spent on him and translating his college success to the professional level. But as of June 2, football has taken a back seat in Still's life. On that day, just three months ago, his daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage-4 neuroblastoma, a rare and serious pediatric cancer.
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Sean Gregory
The UPUA general assembly held its second meeting of the semester last night, passing six pieces of legislation as they convened in the HUB. The most significant item on the agenda was Bill 03-09, which proposed a $10,000 allocation to Movin' On that would fund its middle agent, who is essentially in charge of booking the festival's acts.
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Brandon Stanton, a photographer known for his "Humans of New York" project, will be speaking at Eisenhower Auditorium on October 2 as part of SPA's distinguished speaker series.
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It's your 21st birthday, and that means you're making a trip to that little underground dive bar we know and love called the Phyrst. Here's our definitive guide to avoid getting kicked out of Penn State's favorite birthday bar on your big night.
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As Saturday's Croke Park Classic was essentially a bowl game for the Nittany Lions and Central Florida, it was only fitting that the pre-game ceremony lived up to the season opener's high-profile caliber. And so that brings us a first-person GoPro video of a Penn State skydiver's descent onto the field.
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The University Park Undergraduate Association's general assembly kicked off the semester on Wednesday night with its first meeting of the academic year. Vice President of Student Affairs Damon Sims addressed the assembly, a new adviser was put in place with some minor controversy, and initiatives for the year were discussed.
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Penn State received high praise just a year ago when athletic integrity monitor George Mitchell released his first annual report detailing the athletic program's compliance with the Sandusky scandal sanctions. As we approach Mitchell's second report, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, NCAA sources told SportingNews' Matt Hayes that there's a "strong case" to relieve the football program of the bowl ban.
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Penn State alumnus Dan Levy kicked off his Tailgate of the Year competition at Beaver Stadium last year, awarding one lucky group a $1,000 prize to the charity of its choice. The competition has expanded in 2014 to four more schools with a chance to win a total of $2,500 for charity.
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Legendary Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter has earned another career accolade as he was selected for induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Carter will join the Hall's Class of 2014 along with coaches Knute Rockne and Dick Vermeil.
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Former Penn State men's basketball standout guard Tim Frazier worked out for the NBA's Phoenix Suns this afternoon, his first professional workout since moving on from the college game.
Posted about 5 months ago in about by
Sean Gregory
Last night's UPUA meeting featured a parliamentary procedure mess amongst a slew of legislation.
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We caught up with new UPUA president Anand Ganjam for ten questions on ice cream, politics, and more.
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The UPUA Ninth Assembly began to come together at last night’s assembly meeting as a number of Executive Board positions were confirmed on Wednesday night.
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Herwig's Austrian Bistro is one of State College's hidden culinary gems with bacon, sausage, and more.
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With the 21st overall pick in the WNBA Draft, the Phoenix Mercury selected standout Lady Lions guard Maggie Lucas. She was projected as high as a late first round pick in some mock drafts, but Lucas fell to the middle of the second round on Monday night.
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The annual Blue-White spring game drew a near-record crowd on Saturday afternoon as the Nittany Lions split in half and played themselves. The Blue team, made up primarily of first and second-stringers came away with a dominant win despite a slow start, posting a 37-0 victory in what looked to be a defense-heavy affair in the early going.
Posted about 5 months ago in about by
Mitchell Wilston
Good afternoon from sunny and warm State College, Pennsylvania where the Nittany Lions are set to take on, well, themselves in the annual Blue-White spring football game! James Franklin will be taking the Beaver Stadium sideline for the first time as Penn State's head coach and the teams will feature a mix of familiar faces and early enrollee newcomers.
Posted about 5 months ago in about by
Sean Gregory
Anand Ganjam and Emily McDonald officially took over the UPUA executive last night as predecessor Katelyn Mullen swore the pair into their new positions as president and vice president of the undergraduate student body.
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The Penn State football team hosted its annual Pro Day today, bringing in scouts and coaches from an assortment of NFL teams as 11 players took to the field at Holuba Hall. Allen Robinson was the center of attention at the workouts and is the highest projected pick out of Penn State heading into May's NFL Draft.