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For James Franklin, whose daughter has Sickle Cell Anemia, the football team's trip to the Hershey Children's Hospital.
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Happy Valley will be adding a brand new distillery this winter, coming from one of its most well-established businesses.
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State College police are investigating an assault that occurred at Sigma Tau Gamma on July 18 that resulted in significant head trauma to the victim, according to a press release.
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Now that the men’s World Cup has wrapped up, the women are already focused on next summer and the 2015 women’s World Cup, and Penn State is set to be represented on the national stage.

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Penn State fans living in State College should run -- not walk -- to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno's new book before it potentially gets pulled. The memoir "Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father" isn't due out until September 1, but Barnes & Noble had a stack of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday.
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Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney, two former assistant football coaches, are suing the university based on claims that the Sandusky scandal ruined their chances of being hired for new positions.
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Penn State's 4OT, thrilling win against Michigan was selected as the 14th-best game of the 2013 by ESPN season behind some relatively curious selections.
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461 Penn State student-athletes achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester, a record for the spring. This comes after 468 achieved the same marks for the fall semester, making this past academic year a banner year for Penn State Athletics. The fall semester was the highest of any semester for the department, followed by the 2013 fall semester, and this past spring semester.
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DJ Larry Moore's days providing the music for THON have come to an end after more than 20 years. Starting in 2015, the Entertainment Committee will be solely responsible for the music, according to the THON blog.
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Eight different Nittany Lions were named to awards watch lists over the last week.
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In a recent ranking, Penn State Career Services was listed as the second best career services in the entire country.
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We asked 10 questions with Allie Goldstein, the new student representative on the Board of Trustees.

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Very sad news this Saturday evening: The Penn State freshman struck by a vehicle during a jogging accident on July 3 has passed away, according to the Centre Daily Times.

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It's a big Saturday for James Franklin. Penn State picked up its 18th commit for the Class of 2015 in four-star New Jersey wide receiver Irvin Charles, and moments later notching its first commit for the Class of 2016 in four-star running back Miles Sanders of Pittsburgh.
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THON has changed some dates around for the upcoming year after mistakenly scheduling the first canning weekend over Yom Kippur.
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Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry who first alleged abuse during his trial in 2012, unveiled details for the first time since to Oprah Winfrey on her network last night.
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Two-thirds of Penn State's three-headed backfield was named to the Doak Walker Award Watchlist yesterday, finishing up two weeks of watchlist announcements that included eight Nittany Lions on eight different lists.
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Some southern schools were added to Penn State's future football schedules today, as the Nittany Lions will host the Sun Belt's Georgia State Panthers on Sept. 16, 2017, and will again host the Kent State Golden Flashes on Sept. 15, 2018. Because of the Georgia State addition, Penn State's 2017 home game with Pitt will be moved back to Sept. 9.
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Michael Pilato recently added some larger-than-life Penn Staters to his Inspiration Mural, which he unveiled over Arts Fest Weekend. Pilato, arguably State College's most famous artist, added individuals from all aspects of Penn State, from athletics to the arts and most notably, THON.
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The saga of former fencing coach Emmanuil Kaidanov isn't over, but Penn State's fencing program remained elite in the first year following his firing under replacement coach Wes Glon. In fact, Glon was named coach of the year despite an interim tag after the team won its 13th national championship this year under his tutelage. Now, Glon is the program's leader for good. The university announced yesterday that Glon's interim tag is a thing of past.
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Housing officials opened the time capsule dating back to 1956 and replaced it with one to show future generations a glimpse of the year 2014. Inside the one from 1956 were dozens of items, including sorority hats, magazines, student handbooks, campus guides, newspapers and directories, some of which will soon be on display in Redifer Commons.
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James Franklin's Beaver Stadium debut against the Akron Zips will kickoff at 12:00 PM EST. The game will be broadcast regionally on ABC and nationally on ESPN or ESPN2.
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Penn State keeps on climbing: The Center For World Universities Rankings pegged it the 46th-best university in the world and 29th-best in the country in its most recent report. It's the third straight year Penn State has seen a boost.
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Christian Hackenberg is going to have a lot to live up to this season, after being added to his second preseason award watch list for the upcoming year. The sophomore quarterback has been named to the 33-player watch list for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award which goes to the nation's best quarterback. This comes after he was named to the preason watch list for the Maxwell Award which is presented to the nation's college football player of the year.
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The SEC Media Days are happening right now in Alabama, and they've resulted in some interesting quotes from a Vanderbilt player about James Franklin's final days at Vanderbilt and his personality.
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Penn State fans are quick to notice every little thing that goes on with the program, so when freshman running back Nick Scott tweeted out a photo of a Penn State football helmet with the number 24 on it (Scott's number) fans were all over social media guessing what that might mean. The real reason for the helmet? It's a decoration in Franklin's office.
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CAPS is getting a much-needed financial boost. Penn State committed $300,000 to hiring new staff for Counseling and Psychological Services after complaints of long wait times for counseling piled up, constituting a short-term solution for the service's troubles.
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The preseason buzz just keeps on rolling in for the Nittany Lions. CFB 24/7 on has revealed its preseason list of every quarterback situation for each FBS program in the country, and in at No. 12 is Christian Hackenberg and Penn State.
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USA Today published a very comprehensive preview of Penn State's upcoming campaign yesterday as part of its series counting down college football's 128 teams, and Penn State clocked in at No. 56 in the nation.
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Rob Bolden's crazy college football career has taken another turn. According to The Advocate, two years without seeing the field at LSU were enough for the former Nittany Lion.
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