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Day: September 18, 2012

Questions for Bill O’Brien to Ponder

In a few hours, Bill O'Brien will have his Tuesday press conference where he fields questions from reporters in the Beaver Stadium media room. The coach has some more positive things to think about following his first victory in a game that saw many young players see their first live action and make a real contribution. Here are a few questions O'Brien will likely be pondering as he receives his weekly dose from others.

Lady Lions Ranked #8 in Pre-Season Polls

It's no surprise that the Lady Lions are ranked the highest of all Big Ten teams in the Lindy's Top 25 preseason poll, having taken the conference title last year when they beat Ohio State in what can only be described as a showdown in the Bryce Jordan Center. Maggie Lucas and Alex "AB" Bentley are back with a vengeance to take down UConn on Dec 6th, and they aren't afraid to dish it out to every team on the way.

A Possible Renewal of the Penn State-Pitt Rivalry

In case you haven’t noticed, Penn State does not really like Pitt. Well, if all goes to plan for Bill O’Brien and acting athletic director Dave Joyner, Penn Staters will be able to take their Pitt-bashing beyond Facebook memes and Twitter trash talk to the gridiron, as both schools hope to begin talks regarding the renewal of the Penn State’s historical rivalry with the Pitt Panthers.

7 Things You’ll Actually Miss About Dorm Living

Everyone always thinks moving into your first apartment means more freedom, daylong drinking, and maybe even your own bedroom. The fact of the matter is, it’s much more than just that. It means more responsibility, a shit load of chores, and a lot more money (believe it or not, toilet paper can't be purchased with meal points). To all the freshmen and dorm-livers out there, here are the top things you’ll miss when you finally get sick of sharing a room with your roommate who sleeps all day or never cleans.

Collegian’s Freeh Report Editorial Misses the Mark

The Daily Collegian ran an editorial yesterday vilifying those calling for the Board of Trustees to review the Freeh Report and urging the board to simply move forward and enact the recommendations for the university that were laid out in the report. I took issue with the editorial's assertion -- not because it went in complete circles and not because each sentence got its own paragraph -- but because of the flawed premise that the writer based his or her argument on.

Onward Debates: Let Ann Coulter Speak

As previously announced, everyone's favorite talking head Ann Coulter will be gracing Happy Valley with her presence come October. However, some students are looking to protest or even cancel the event.

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