The No. 20 Nittany Lions are off to their best-ever start in their short Division-1 history, as evidenced by the program’s first national ranking. The team has already surpassed last year’s win total and currently holds a record of 9-4-2, and has multiple players shining on a national scale. In the middle of a three-week break and with the Big Ten schedule quickly approaching, here’s our first hockey report card.
After racing to ten wins in its first eleven games to sit in a three-way tie atop the Big Ten standings, you could say Penn State basketball is in uncharted territory. We’re here to put the 10-1 start in perspective.
Now that the stress of finals is beginning to wear off, a growing excitement to get back home and do nothing but eat and sleep all day is palpable. But what if you’re stuck in State College over winter break? Whether you’re a townie, or just simply stranded in good ol’ wintry Happy Valley, State College and the surrounding areas will continue to have fun events throughout the three-week break. If you’re in need of something to do during your well-deserved time off, check out the list of events here.
Our freshmen staffers share what they learned their first semester of college, and what they’ll do differently next time around.
Honey Bar-b-que and Sweet Chili have braved a delicious field, but who will be the champion?
More than three years since the story broke, the tensions around the Jerry Sandusky scandal continue on. Documentary filmmaker, radio talk show host, and creator of www.FramingPaterno.com John Ziegler has been at the forefront of the conversation since the beginning.
Alumnus Bob Witt’s annual Penn State light show is a sight to behold.
Last week, we asked you to send us your Penn State-themed holiday decorations. We received a handful of awesome submissions that will help get you in the holiday spirit. Here are our favorites.
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.
The regular season has come to a close, and the conference championship dust has settled, which can only mean one thing—it’s bowl season. James Franklin spoke to the media today as focus begins to shift to Penn State’s upcoming Pinstripe Bowl matchup against Boston College.
Greg Schiano talked to Sports Illustrated about Paterno’s death, his ties, and lessons learned from the legendary coach.
Ray Walker is the oldest living Penn State alum. Ray graduated in the class of 1935 and will turn 103 this March. We reached out to Ray for an interview and he emailed back saying he was “most pleased and honored we wanted to feature this ‘ole geezer’ and his college antics.”
Through 15 games, Penn State Hockey sits at 9-4-2. How does it compare to last year’s inaugural Big Ten team?
Per tradition, the fraternity houses throughout State College participated in their annual Holiday Lights tour and competition, similar to their annual Halloween festivities. Once every year, these large and ornate houses are decorated from head to toe with bright, flashing, festive lights.
Celebrating its 20-year anniversary, the Penn State team reflects on its fall season and readies for the AMTA competitions this spring.
Despite a somewhat disappointing 6-6 finish to the regular season, James Franklin has put together one of the best recruiting classes in the nation for the Class of 2015. We were able to talk to one of the members of the recruiting class, four-star running back Saquon Barkley, from Whitehall, PA and ask him ten questions about his commitment, the recruiting process, and coming to Penn State next year.
Camp Kesem Central Pennsylvania is currently recruiting counselors for its second annual camp season at Camp Kweebec in Schwencksville, Pennsylvania from Aug. 16-21, 2015. Central Pennsylvania’s Camp Kesem is a branch of the inspiring national college student-run organization that helps children cope with a parent’s cancer.
For the first time in my life, I have to thank the Yankees. I grew up a fan of their interborough rivals, and being a Mets fan in New York during the reign of Jeter, Mo and co. has permanently traumatized me, gifting me both an inferiority complex and incredible trust issues. But because of that awful monolith they built in the Bronx in the late-aughts, the Yankees were granted a college football bowl game.
In this video documentary, we followed the process of the Ferguson protests’ leadership. As a group, the protestors felt subjugated by the justice system, and they hoped to bring that to light.
The storied, philanthropic Pegula family’s $102 million dollar donation effectively created Penn State D-1 Hockey, and by proxy, the Big Ten Hockey Conference. The storied Pegula family aren’t just donors. They’re the parents of Penn State hockey.
It’s that time of the year again! A time to get together with your favorite orgs and do a little Secret Santa before a long winter break apart. If you’re anything like me, this time can be just as stressful as it is enjoyable. You’re either broke, paired up with someone you hardly know, or just plain awful at gift shopping. Or some horrendous mixture of the three. That said, here is your guide to Secret Santa shopping on a budget.
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.