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The highly-anticipated Bill O'Brien conference call Thursday afternoon ended anticlimactically with the quarterback situation still uncertain at Penn State. O'Brien had previously said he would name a starting quarterback by the end of the week, and seeing as this was his last scheduled media availability this week, it seemed to fit that today would be the day. It was all for naught, however, as O'Brien wouldn't put the situation to rest.
UPUA and GSA representatives asked state senators to support a bill establishing a permanent student trustee. They also would like to see this as a student-elected position.
The brand new Chace Hall and the renovated Haller Hall are set to open to students for the first time this weekend in South -- both offering a taste of the future for on campus Penn State student housing.
Being known as "Linebacker U" is a long-standing Penn State tradition, and if Mike Hull has anything to say about it, that moniker won't end with him. Hull, a junior linebacker out of the Pittsburgh area, is stepping into some big shoes this season as he takes over as a starting linebacker on the Nittany Lions defensive unit.
Author and professor John Bacon turned some heads recently with his latest book: Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. The book focused on his time with four Big Ten programs: Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State, and of course, Penn State. We got a chance to catch up with Bacon and discuss his time in Happy Valley, his book, the NCAA sanctions, and dinosaurs.
Penn State lost one of its greats yesterday as former Assistant Athletic Director Della Durant died at 84. During her time at Penn State, Durant played a critical role in the implementation of women's varsity sports.
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