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Sheep Won’t Be Headed To Pasadena

As reported earlier here at Onward State, beloved Mascot and Penn State student James D. Sheep was charged with driving under the influence on Nov. 26. While initially Penn State Athletics declined to say much about Sheep’s legal missteps, they released a statement this afternoon informing the public of his suspension.

Information is limited for the time being, but it’s official that the man behind the mask will not attend any Rose Bowl-related events, nor act as mascot between now and Dec. 31.

From The Daily Collegian Online:

“James has been a very enthusiastic and hard-working Nittany Lion, but we are disappointed that his recent actions did not represent the high standards of this position,” said Curt White, Penn State cheerleading coach, according to the statement. “We are planning to have James resume his duties in the new year and are confident that he will represent Penn State Athletics and the University with a high level of energy, dedication and respect.”

Another member of the Penn State cheerleading squad will take Sheep’s place at the Rose Bowl and other athletic events this month, according to the statement.

Let’s hope that the replacement Lion has a designated driver.

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Gorman Abruptly Resigns

Head coach of the men’s soccer program Barry Gorman unexpectedly announced his resignation Monday. He leaves a legacy of 22 years of coaching and three Big Ten titles in his wake. Citing “personal reasons,” he has left the team to a nation-wide search for his successor.

“We expected Gorman to be there,” [rising Senior and Co-Captain Andres] Casais said of next season. “He was a father figure to us.”



Oof, that can’t feel good. The move isn’t completely out of the blue, as Gorman was periodically absent during the past few weeks without notice. But from all accounts, his intention to resign was only revealed yesterday. On the abandonment scale, this registers just slightly above “going to the store for some cigarettes and never coming back.”

EVERYBODY PANIC: Battle Submits For NBA Draft

Twisted Humor Comedy Tour to Visit Alumni Hall

Penn State Alum Charged For Campus Vandalism

In a statement sent to Onward State, Julia Cipparulo claimed to have vandalized several Penn State campus landmarks, including the Lion Shrine, on May 8.

Penn State Alum Charged For Campus Vandalism

In a statement sent to Onward State, Julia Cipparulo claimed to have vandalized several Penn State campus landmarks, including the Lion Shrine, on May 8.

State Representative Introduces Amendment To Require Penn State To Report Location Of Joe Paterno Statue

If ratified, the amendment would require Penn State to disclose the statue’s location and condition to the general public.

Penn State Football Announces New Jersey Numbers For 2022 Season

Nittany Lions old and new have received new jersey numbers ahead of the 2022 season.

 
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