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Day: August 9, 2012

Penn State Football Media Day Recap

Bill O'Brien kicked off his first Penn State Football media day this morning with a press conference in front of a couple hundred reporters. The first question centered around the mood of the team after the first few days of practice following the NCAA sanctions and subsequent transfers. The response from the first year head coach? "The morale has been excellent."

Board of Trustees Meeting Scheduled for Sunday to Discuss NCAA Consent Agreement

The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold a special phone conference Sunday evening at 5 p.m. to discuss the consent decree with the NCAA accepting the sanctions, a board source confirmed to Onward State earlier today.

Your National Champs: The Penn State Majorettes

The Penn State Blue Band’s Touch of Blue Majorettes brought home a National Championship and quite a few other awards from the National Baton Twirling Association competition this summer. Read more about their accomplishments after the jump!

The Universe is Bigger than State College

Penn State scientists helped construct the largest 3-D map of the universe, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which is responsible for the imaging of over 200-million galaxies. Using BOSS technology (Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey), Data Release 9 -- the most recent release -- has shown the positions of 800,000 new galaxies, quasars, and stars, bringing the total to over 1.35 million.

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