It’s Monday, which sadly means that the dreaded end-of-semester Finals Week is finally upon us. You’re pulling all-nighters, downing Adderall — legally prescribed of course — like TicTacs, and keeping Nittany Notes in business. But most of all, you’re terribly miserable. That’s why we’ve put together a list of prop bets for our classmates as a way to spice up this week of Hell.
Author Zach Berger
Four-star offensive tackle Paris Palmer is the latest member of Penn State football’s 2015 recruiting class, according to 247sports.com’s Steve…
The University Park Undergraduate Association ended the fall semester with a robust meeting, seeing the Speaker of the Assembly and the Internal Development Chair tender their resignations while two representatives were elected to take their seats.
The Penn State hockey team got a chance to play on the big stage last week at Madison Square Garden. In 2016, the team will be joined by Penn State men’s basketball for a double-header “Big Ten Day” event against Michigan.
On Friday night, Billy Joel played his third ever concert at the Bryce Jordan Center in front of a sold out arena, captivating a crowd that was a mix of students and adults. From the moment that Joel opened the concern with the piano riff from “Miami 2017″, the crowd was his.
Five-year-old Gavin Royer’s life has been a challenge since he was diagnosed with a brain tumor just 10 days after his fifth birthday, but he was all smiles on Tuesday when the Penn State men’s lacrosse team officially signed him to a letter of intent. The signing was of course purely ceremonial, but Royer is a big fan of the team and got to meet all of the players before receiving his own locker and gear.
It took a few weeks to reach the end of the UPUA Elections Code saga, but the end finally came on Wednesday night as Policy 06-09 passed through the general assembly by a vote of 31-2.
Penn State football needs to take a page out of the basketball team’s book. That’s a sentence you don’t hear often, if at all, but with Pat Chamber’s squad hitting seven wins — one more than football had all season — by early December, perhaps it isn’t such a crazy idea for James Franklin to start emulating his colleague. But where to start? Well, how about throwback jerseys?
We’re here to quell your fears and pour an ice cold bucket of water on the fiery anger and worry that you feel about Penn State football. This season wasn’t the disaster that it seemed to be.
If the experts are to be trusted, the Nittany Lions are likely headed to the Bronx for a matchup with an ACC opponent in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The game will take place at the famed Yankee Stadium, a beautiful, new ballpark that opened just five years ago and the home to the New York Yankees.
The University Park Undergraduate Association rarely holds meetings without any legislation hitting the floor, but last night was an exception to the rule. Without any bills or policies to review, the UPUA instead voted on two new additions to the assembly to replace Garrett Warmbein and Ted Ritsick, who both resigned as a result of time constraints.
Just one week after the resignation of two UPUA representatives was announced, the assembly was shocked again when two of its leaders said they will step down at the end of the semester. Speaker John Wortman cited time constraints and Internal Development Chair Ryan Belz was vague in his speech, but there was odd tension brewing in the room as the two hinted that other factors were at play.
It took three hours and a plethora of exhausting debate within the UPUA assembly to reach the end of last night’s meeting, but on paper, absolutely nothing happened. Three pieces of legislation came to the floor, all from the Internal Development committee, but the group will be hard at work again as all three were referred back to the committee.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied an NCAA request that would cancel a January trial on the legality of the sanctions. The NCAA filed an application for a writ of prohibition last month, but the state’s highest court turned that down today according to AP’s Mark Scolforo.
Maryland head coach Randy Edsall was publicly reprimanded by the Big Ten in a statement issued Monday for Saturday’s pre-game handshake incident.
Bob Costas said that the media went with the easy narrative when blaming football culture for the Penn State scandal.
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf came to campus today to meet students and address supporters at Penn State. The campaign bus pulled up on Curtin Avenue outside of the Berkey Creamery bright and early this morning to the sound of applause from a crowd of about a hundred.
If you spent any time outside of Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon ahead of the Nittany Lions’ primetime matchup with Ohio State, you likely noticed an eye-catching banner soaring through the State College skies. Distinct Collectibles, a figurine retailer, funded a plane that was trailed by four words: “Bring The Statue Home.” Here’s the story behind the company.
Penn State running back Zach Zwinak and safety Ryan Keiser, both seniors, will miss the rest of the season according to an announcement by head coach James Franklin on Monday.
It’s natural to feel despondent after going through the emotional motions that accompany such a game. Over the course of just a few hours, you go through a roller-coaster that starts with pre-game excitement, leads to halftime depression, climbs towards overtime aspirations, and comes crashing down when the Buckeyes eke out a close one. Amid all of that doom and gloom does lie a very bright light at the end of this tunnel of football mediocrity.
After a heartbreaking double-overtime loss against Ohio State last night, you’re likely in need of a good Sunday pick-me-up. Enter Michael Mauti, the former Penn State linebacker we all know and love for carrying the Nittany Lions through the sanction era.
With Penn State fans tailgating in the fields and parking lots below, a plane flew above Happy Valley this afternoon with a message to the school: “Bring the statue home.”
Last night’s Rally in the Valley was a big hit ahead of Saturday’s primetime matchup with Ohio State, but the most exciting thing to come from the pep rally had nothing to do with football. The men’s basketball team unveiled some sleek new throwback alternative uniforms in Penn State’s original colors: pink and black.
In what appears to be an annual tradition for the University Park Undergraduate Association around Halloween, the organization saw a large contingent of minority students speak out against comments by representatives that they deemed offensive and racially insensitive. Following a tense and opinionated open student forum, the assembly later convened into a town-hall style committee of the whole meeting to hold a dialogue with the minority representatives.
Jong Seong Shim, a 20-year-old Penn State sophomore facing criminal charges after threatening to shoot people at the HUB, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. According to a release from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, Shim’s charges have been sent to the Court of Common Please. Shim is facing two counts of terroristic threats and one count of disorderly conduct.
Amidst a climate of uproar in the heat of a long, grueling, and vastly fatal Vietnam War, a troublesome pattern of violent protests on college campuses was developing across America. It wasn’t all that long ago when students marched in droves to university president Eric Walker’s house and sent rocks crashing through his windows as the president retreated to safety.