James Franklin hasn't been on the job for a whole week, but he's making good on his declaration of dominating the state on the recruiting trail. Seen all throughout the city and surrounding areas of Philadelphia on Thursday, Franklin stopped by multiple schools to start his state-wide pitch.
I took a tour of the construction site during winter break, and although it doesn't look like much yet, parts of the HUB, including the new bookstore space, are still on schedule to open by the 2014 Fall semester.
It's going to be tough to see Larry Johnson on Ohio State's sideline when the Buckeyes make the trip to Beaver Stadium on October 25. It will probably to tough for Johnson, too, who has spent the last 18 seasons in Happy Valley and had three children graduate from Penn State, including two football players.
This week we have three more love stories featuring a couple that met in their freshman dorm common room, a couple that met during LEAP, and lastly, in an Industrial Engineering class.
Apprehension, fear, sheer panic: those were once the thoughts as students attempted to survive the colored tile sidewalk in front of the Palmer Museum of Art on the way to Forum in the rain. For some, the sense of fear was exhilarating; for others, and those who consistently fell prey, it was a living hell every time it rained.
The next film dealing with Penn State and the State College community will hit center stage next week at Sundance Film Festival, a highly selective annual event that draws thousands of submissions to premiere over the course of ten days. The Tillman Story filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev directed Happy Valley, a nonfiction feature that will focus on "the Penn State University community that was rocked in 2011 by charges of sexual abuse involving former Nittany Lions assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky."