Recurring THON band and State College bar scene favorite 'Total Whiteout' had its entire equipment trailer stolen last week, leaving the band at a total loss and $40,000 worth of gear to replace. But after huge fan mobilization and raising over $7,000 in an impromptu fundraiser, the band has recovered around 75 percent of its gear.
With less than two weeks until Penn State's season starts, the athletic department is trying to push season tickets.
John Bacon is a writer, public speaker, and college professor at Northwestern and Michigan who has taken a strong interest in sports -- especially college football -- over the course of his career, authoring five books on the subject. Last season, Bacon injected himself in four Big Ten football programs -- Ohio State, Northwestern, Michigan, and of course, Penn State -- to write his newest book, Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football.
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