U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson, who represents Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District that includes State College, has been feeling nostalgic about his alma mater lately. Just two weeks ago, he invited James Franklin to attend the State of the Union address with him. Today, he gave a shout out to the Lunar Lion team on the House floor.
Local authorities decided late last year it was time to hand the cold-case of Centre County's missing district attorney over to the Pennsylvania State Police.
At last, Penn State's most unsettling conflict is over. I'm talking, of course, about Bobby Engram coaching Pitt.
There's no doubt that Penn State has a number of rivalries when it comes to the world of sports. Whether on the gridiron or the hardwood, there are a select few teams that hype up the fan base and the players -- whether or not they admit it's more than "just another game" to the media -- when they see the name on the schedule. A few of our writers came up with a shortlist that includes Ohio State, Michigan, Pitt, and Temple. Penn State Altoona was briefly considered but didn't make the Final Four.
Meet Thon Maker, a sophomore guard/forward/center at Carlisle School in Virginia whose highlight tape has gone viral on YouTube, and whose name would make him the perfect Penn Stater.
The Shandygaff is the only bar in downtown State College that allows smoking. We found out why.