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Month: May 2011

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We Are…Not Going to Mention Ohio State

Mike Poorman won’t mention any names, but now’s an important time to remember that money can’t buy integrity.

In State College? Ride The Slides!

The William L. Welch Community Swimming Pool, located on Westerly Parkway near State College High School, was reopened this weekend with a First Splash ceremony that saw Mayor Gorehamn in attendance -- and participating -- as well as scores of kids and parents excited to try out what is the coolest water facility I've seen in a long time.

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First Splash Ceremony at Local Pool

The history of the William L. Welch Community Swimming Pool dates back to 1959, when it was constructed for $350,000. On Saturday the pool was reopened after a $5.2 million reconstruction project that transformed the facility into nothing short of a water park.

Jim Tressel Resigns as Ohio State Head Coach

Jim Tressel, one of the most successful head football coaches in the history of the Ohio State Buckeyes, and one who had repeatedly foiled the Nittany Lions' hopes of beating one of their biggest rivals, has resigned this morning after ten seasons.

State Senate Advances CCSG-Backed Amnesty Plan

On September 23, 2009 (just 2 days after Dado's death), the CCSG voted on a resolution that asked Penn State to provide medical amnesty for underage students who obtain help for someone suffering from a life-threatening, alcohol-related illness through emergency services and for the ill students themselves. It looks like the state will now act before the university does though.

Penn State Exploring Lacrosse-only Stadium

It's no secret that Penn State, the largest university in talent-rich Pennsylvania, has the potential to be a force in the college lacrosse landscape, and a new facility may be the next step in the process.

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