Penn State News
Mark Emmert spoke today at the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives meeting in Dallas. Brace yourself before reading further.
James from State College called into a Pittsburgh area radio show, and some hilarity when the hosts discovered they were speaking with James Franklin.
Penn State Altoona Fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa has been suspended for the next six years in response to a hazing scheme that caused a student to commit suicide. Officials at Penn State Altoona released their decision regarding the spring 2014 tragedy on Friday.
On Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, a lone gunman ambushed the Pennsylvania State Trooper barracks in Scranton during a routine shift change. Cpl. Bryon Dickson, a Penn State graduate, was killed in the line of duty as the search continues for the sole perpetrator.
This year, Penn State caused a stir when it relocated its designated Americans with Disabilities Act parking lots for football games. The lots were moved to Innovation Park, two miles from the stadium. After people with disabilities made their complaints known, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics announced upgrades for ADA parking.
Despite the rain and humidity, the Penn State Nittany Lions were able to pull out a victory against the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes 1-0, thanks to the 63rd minute goal by redshirt junior midfielder Kyle MacDonald.
I know, I know, we've done Overheard on the White Loop before. But when the quotes call, you answer. I bring you: Overheard on the White Loop (Again).
The No. 8 Penn State women's soccer team thrashed Ohio State by a score of 5-1 in the team's home Big Ten opener at Jeffrey Field on Friday night.
John Gondak has been named head coach of Penn State's Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
The Big Ten Conference will help promote the It's On Us campaign and its efforts to change think and talk about sexual assault. The Big Ten is listed as one of the campaign's 40 notable partners, including other organizations like the NCAA and Pac-12.
Forty dollar student tickets will be sold this week for Saturday's homecoming matchup against Northwestern. Attendance has seen dramatic increases this season, averaging 5,395 more people than the first two games of last year.
Penn State showed what it was capable of at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon, demolishing the UMass Minutemen to the tune of a 48-7 victory and an undefeated 4-0 start. Before that game, the Nittany Lions were ranked No. 30 in the AP poll and No. 34 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. One week later, the squad is knocking on the door of the Top 25 in both polls, reaching No. 27 overall in each.
The Nittany Lions came into today's game with plenty of questions concerning the offensive line and run game. Well, it's safe to say that some of those questions were answered. The Nittany Lions defeated the UMass Minutemen 48-7 in a one-sided thrashing.
Keep up to date on today's game vs. UMass with our live blog.
A sexual assault that reportedly occurred Friday at 11:15 p.m. on West College Avenue by the Hammond Building was reported to police.
After a week of exciting developments, HBO announced it has suspended the Al Pacino movie 'Happy Valley' because of budgetary restrictions. This is the first time that a studio has claimed it was behind the screen adaptation of Joe Posnanski's 'Paterno.'
Penn State will request $307.1 million in state appropriations for the 2015-16 year, a 6 percent increase ($9.4 million) over last year's request. Furthermore, Penn State is requesting $7.9 million to benefit a partnership between the state and university to stimulate Pennsylvania's economy.
The Board of Trustees discussed the Freeh Report for three to four hours in executive session this morning, and though it didn't come to a stance on it, Anthony Lubrano said after the meeting that it was the most open discussion the board has ever had about it.
After a summer of anticipation, Beaver Stadium's scoreboards were met with resounding disappointment. Penn State was aware of that, and today's Board of Trustees meeting, OPP's Ford Stryker announced plans for less advertising dominance.
Future Penn Staters got great news today and they don't even know it -- the Board of Trustees will discuss plans for renovations to East and Pollock Halls during its meeting in November, and today approved the addition of a residence hall to North Halls and the renovation of Findlay Commons.
According to a report by NJ.com, Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an inappropriate remark involving Jerry Sandusky at a staff meeting last fall.
Watch out for calls asking for information, as scammers are currently targeting Penn State students.
Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)—a Wisconsin-based atheist group—sent a letter of complaint to President Barron on June 6, 2014, which is said to have resulted in the removal of Gideon Bibles from two hotels owned by Penn State: the Nittany Lion Inn and the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
The men's soccer team will honor Mack Brady this Sunday at one p.m. at Jeffrey Field when it takes on Ohio State. Brady died unexpectedly in 2012, the result of a blood infection. A fund to support the soccer team has been created in his memory.
After ending the policy last year, downtown State College’s Five Guys is once again open until 2 A.M. on home football weekends. Penn State students’ quasi-tradition of drunkenly hunting for food has become much easier.
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.
State Sen. John Yudichak, a Penn State graduate who represents Luzerne and Carbon counties, says a Penn State Board of Trustees committee may have violated a state law by recommending board reform.
A Penn State Young Americans for Freedom video has been making waves in libertarian circles this week after being posted to the conservative website Breitbart.
To combat a net loss of $1.3 million over the last year, Penn State's athletic department outlined a five-point plan to weather the budget issues its currently facing, including raising the price of football tickets in 2015.
Penn State President Eric Barron will be co-hosting a monthly talk show alongside WPSU's Patty Satalia. The show, which is titled "Higher Education in Focus", will air on WPSU-TV, debuting on September 25th at 8 p.m.