Month: December 2010
As the Outback Bowl approaches, rumors about an imminent retirement announcement from Joe Paterno have returned in full force.
Retirement rumors are a staple of the Penn State football beat, an ever-present slant that commentators with nothing substantial to discuss pursue relentlessly. Just like I am about to…
At the beginning of the women’s volleyball season, coach Russ Rose said that Penn State did not deserve the number-one ranking. The Nittany Lions had to earn the top spot, and they did just that by winning a record-breaking fourth consecutive NCAA National Championship on Saturday night by beating California.
The Penn State women’s volleyball team cruised into the final of the NCAA Tournament with a sweep of Texas. The easy 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-22) victory came as a surprise in a match that was predicted to be tight.
At the risk of ESPN suing me, welcome to SportsCenter meets C-SPAN: the top five plays from the University Park Undergraduate Association this semester. The first full semester under President Christian Ragland has gone well. There have been a few missteps, but that’s to be expected of any organization a) made up of students, and b) only at its fifth crack at this. People like to rag on the UPUA a lot (awful pun not intended—sorry, Christian) but hopefully this will convince you that they actually are doing a lot of good for us.
University spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz confirmed this morning that Penn State is shifting away from Monday/Wednesday classes.
The official explanation? Returning to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday standard will produce a more even distribution of class hours over the week.