Eighteen hours away from State College, Lincoln, Nebraska has not always been a Big Ten town, but it is unquestionably one of the best. Nebraska was my eleventh Big Ten campus -- still missing Michigan State -- and it might rival only Penn State as the best venue for visiting fans in the conference.
Redshirt freshman tight end Kyle Carter's breakout campaign has come to a premature end after suffering a hand injury against Nebraska last Saturday. Bill O'Brien did not go into specifics about the injury at his weekly press conference but praised Carter for a great season.
Sara Ganim has decided to leave her post at the Patriot News and head south to Atlanta to start working as a correspondent for CNN this week.
This morning, dozens of people discovered that the NCAA has pulled all Penn State merchandise from its official store. If you search under "All Teams," you will find apparel for every single Division I institution except Penn State. It should be noted that recently athletically sanctioned schools such as North Carolina and Ohio State do have merchandise available on the site.
Many people were surprised when Penn State announced last year that the school received a record number of applications for undergraduate admissions across all of its campuses in 2011. This year, however, the prospects aren't as high.
Penn State Sophomore Nicole Kelner began her small smart purse business out of her dorm room last semester. Now, with a booming Etsy shop, she has created a brand all before officially declaring her major. Learn more about the Smart Purse after the jump.