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If you're an incoming freshman reading this, you are about to begin the best four years of your life and are oh so lucky (for the rest of you, have a good syllabus week). The annual Welcome Week 2014 begins today, and Penn State has more than 100 scheduled events for incoming students as your Penn State careers get underway.
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Former Nittany Lion point guard and all-time Penn State assist leader Tim Frazier has signed a preseason deal with the Boston Celtics. He'll join Chris Babb, who played with Frazier at Penn State in 2009.
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Thompson Square, the popular country duo known for their hit song "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not", will hit the stage for a free show in front of the HUB at 5:30 on August 29, courtesy of SPA.
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Just when you thought Penn State couldn’t be first in even one more thing, our very own Smeal College of Business was ranked first in supply chain undergraduate education in the country not once, not twice, but now three times.
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Penn State football coach James Franklin spoke yesterday about finishing up his first training camp and turning his attention to the Croke Park Classic against Central Florida.
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Not the most normal of headlines, but the Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga could become quite the nuisance for Penn State and UCF as they prepare for their season opener in Dublin.
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A former State College psychologist is now facing criminal charges for allegedly having inappropriate sexual relationships with patients.

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Former Penn State linebacker and recently retired Tennessee Titan Tim Shaw announced today that he suffers from the deadly ALS disease.
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Penn State announced Jay Takach as the team's next equipment manager.
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Levels announced today via Twitter the expected arrival of the Pretty Lights Music Tour, set to take the stage at the downtown nightclub and bar on Tuesday, September 30.
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The Penn State Blue Band announced today that Penn State Athletics has decided to cancel the popular Tailgreat show, held prior to home football games in the Bryce Jordan Center.
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THON dropped somewhat of a bombshell today, drastically changing the pass system utilized by Four Diamonds Families throughout THON Weekend.
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Sad news this morning: Terrell Jones, Penn State’s vice provost for educational equity, died today. According to the Centre Daily Times, it was a result of cancer.

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Best College Reviews recently deemed State College the country's eighth-best college town in its list of the top 50.
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Since he arrived in January, James Franklin has emphasized the importance of tradition as much as possible. This fall, however, at least one game day ritual will be different, as the usual Blue Bus arrival is now a thing of the past.
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The Nittany Lions received 5 votes in the AP's Preseason Poll, good for 46th in the country.
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Penn State is the No. 8 campus in the country, according to the rankings Business Insider compiled from the Princeton Review's college lists.
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Director of Athletics David Joyner introduced the Intercollegiate Athletics Technology Program this Friday, a program that will provide free iPads to the over 800 Penn State student-athletes in an effort to support academic success.
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Penn State alumnus Ryan Bagwell has scored another victory in his quest to uncover information related to the Jerry Sandusky investigation.
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Thanks to an impressive lineup of programming, the University-licensed PBS affiliate, WPSU, is poised to add even more hardware to the university’s rapidly filling award cabinet.
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On August 4, the THON community lost Four Diamonds child Dominique Bigler as she ended her long battle with Synovial Sarcoma. Now, in the wake of their heartbreaking loss, the Bigler family is reaching out to ask for help in the planning of her funeral. They recently set up a website asking for donations to fund funeral expenses.
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Nittanyville announced via twitter that their annual week-long campout will be the week before the Ohio State game. The game has already been declared a full-stadium White Out, and will likely be the biggest game of the year.
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The Board of Trustees' Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning unanimously agreed that a student-selected student trustee should sit on the board in a big win for students, and also sparred over the reformation of alumni seats during its long meeting this morning at the Penn Stater.
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The Ice Bucket Challenge has sufficiently swept the nation. The latest person to be challenged? The Nittany Lion.
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Alumnus and longtime donor Paul T. Stecko has committed to donate one million dollars to the Football Excellence Fund. His donation will benefit the team locker room inside the Lasch Building. The locker room will now bear the Stecko family's name.
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Seven team captains have been named for the 2014 season, including sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Hackenberg is the second youngest Nittany Lion captain in school history, and the first sophomore to ever have the honor.
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Penn State's Board of Trustees displayed an incredible lack of unity this morning at the Penn Stater, as alumni trustees seated in Dean's Hall bickered with the old guard of the board on the consent decree and fine money.
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Restaurant: Impossible's episode at Mamma Lucrezia's Pizzeria will air Sept. 24 on the Food Network.
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Adam Taliaferro and Eric LeGrand, two former football players who suffered career ending spinal injuries, have been named game captains for the Penn State-Rutgers matchup on September 13th.
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The Penn State women's volleyball Team, fresh off of a national championship, was ranked No. 1 in the coaches' preseason poll. Four Big Ten teams cracked the top ten.

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