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Day: January 21, 2014

Bagwell’s Sunshine Fund Contributions Total $13,000 in Open Records Fight

Board of Trustees candidate Ryan Bagwell began the "Sunshine Fund" to help finance his fight with Penn State in court over open records. As of yesterday, Bagwell said he is $5 away from reaching $13,000 in total contributions. After deducting credit card and PayPal fees, the fundโ€™s net contributions total $12,641.

Overheard During Syllabus Week

As with any place filled with large amounts of drunks, the brilliance of the inebriated individual you hear carrying on a conversation can be astounding. Over the course of several house, apartment, frat and 21st birthday parties, and several drunk food hotspots, we compiled some of the best of the week. Welcome to Overheard: Penn State Syllabus Week edition.

Echosmith to Kick Off SPA LateNight

The American Indie-pop band Echosmith will hold a free concert this Saturday night at the Hub. Students with an active id will be admitted for free.

Maya Hayes Selected Sixth in NWSL Draft

Three time all-American Maya Hayes was selected sixth overall by Sky Blue FC in Friday's National Women's Soccer League draft.

Terry Pegula Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Buffalo Sabres owner and benevolent Penn State donor Terry Pegula was name a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award, the highest honor the University can bestow on a graduate.

Meet John Montgomery Ward, Penn State’s Only Baseball Hall of Fame Player

John Montgomery "Monte" Ward, the second man to pitch a perfect game in professional baseball history, called the Nittany Valley home 150 years ago. He is also the first Penn State baseball player to throw a curveball -- he is sometimes incorrectly given credit for inventing the curveball -- witnessed by a crowd of students in front of Old Main. But Ward's place in baseball history is not only due to his impressive pitching and batting records: He was honored posthumously by the Hall of Fame in 1964 for revolutionizing the sport by leading a revolt against the unfair treatment from baseball's board of directors. His forward thinking prompted others to change the way the sport was regarded, as both a pastime and a business.

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