The Year In Photos

Another great year at Penn State is in the books. Relive the 2013-2014 academic year with these photos taken (mostly) by our staff photographers.

yip1August 24, 2013 – The Penn State University class of 2017 sits for freshmen convocation.

yip2August 24, 2013 – UPUA President Katelyn Mullen takes advantage of the convocation crowd for a unique Instagram. (Filter unknown)

yip3August 30, 2013 – Welcome To Hockey Valley. Onward State tours Pegula Ice Arena two months before it opens.

yip4August 31, 2013 – Bill O’Brien holds the football team back as they prepare to storm MetLife field for the first game of the 2013 season.


August 31, 2013 – After sitting out the first half, Allen Robinson explodes in the second for 133 yards and a touchdown as Penn State beat Syracuse, 23-17.

yip6September 4, 2013 – 322 students camp out at Nittanyville for the first home game against Eastern Michigan.


September 5, 2013 – The Lion Shrine gets a makeover.

yip8September 7, 2013 – Zach Zwinak celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Eastern Michigan.

yip9September 7, 2013 – There are lots of reasons to celebrate after Penn State steamrolls Eastern Michigan, 45-7.

yip10September 11, 2013 – Onward State meets Aaron Carter. He doth drink from our cup.

yip11September 14, 2013 – Allen Robinson pulls in 143 yards and a touchdown against UCF. Penn State lost 34-31. (We’ll see you in Ireland!)

yip12September 14, 2013 – Win or lose, there’s always time for the Alma Mater at the end of the game.

yip13September 20, 2013 – The “March” for Truth is held.

yip14September 21, 2013 – The Kent State game was so wet that these fans wore their bathing suits.


September 21, 2013 – Torrential downpours were no problem. Penn State seemed to like playing in the rain and won, 34-0.


October 5, 2013 – Zach Zwinak and the team head to Indiana. We don’t need to talk about it.

yip17October 6, 2013 – Childish Gambino came to Penn State (and forgot his pants on the bus).


October 11, 2013 – John Amaechi is the 2013 Homecoming Grand Marshal.


October 11, 2013 – Nate Jensen scores the first goal in Pegula Ice Arena’s history.

yip20October 12, 2013 – Allen Robinson makes “The Catch” during the quadruple-overtime thriller against Michigan.


October 12, 2013 – Nittanyville took it to the next level.

yip22October 12, 2013 – After the historic 43-40 win, Hackenberg got to sing the Alma Mater with 100,000 of his closest friends.


October 15, 2013 – Penn State releases its new ill-received marketing campaign “Penn State Lives Here.”


October 26, 2013 – Penn State heads to OSU.


October 27, 2013 – We’ll get ’em next year.


October 28, 2013 – Penn State started getting in shape for THON with the THON 5K.


October 31, 2013 – Happy Halloween!


November 2, 2013 – Coach O’Brien keeps an eye on Christian Hackenberg’s mechanics before the Illinois game.


November 2, 2013 – Those mechanics didn’t matter when Hackenberg decides to just run it in for a touchdown.

yip31November 2, 2013 – Penn State wins it in overtime, 24-17.

yip32November 13, 2013 – 100 Days ’til THON.


November 13, 2013 – Tim Frazier begins his final season for Penn State basketball.


November 13, 2013 – And Pat Chambers dug in for a roller coaster of a season.


November 16, 2013 – Penn State vs. Purdue was Military Appreciation Day.


November 16, 2013 – Zach Zwinak played like a tank, racking up three touchdowns on the ground.

yip38November 16, 2013 – Penn State won 45-21, and this student had fun.

yip39November 17, 2013 – Onward State celebrates its fifth birthday. Sorry, your invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.


November 17, 2013 – Matt “Moxie” McGloin throws for 197 yards and three touchdowns in his first NFL game.

yip41November 23, 2013 – Penn State takes the snowy field against Nebraska.


November 23, 2013 – It was a messy, back-and-forth game.


November 23, 2013 – But Nebraska ended up winning in overtime, 23-20.


November 26, 2013 – Downtown State College was turned into a winter wonderland over Thanksgiving Break.


November 30, 2013 – The football team rebounds with a 31-24 victory over No. 15 Wisconsin.

yip46December 8, 2013 – Greek Sing takes over the Eisenhower Auditorium.


December 8, 2013 – Wrestling packs the BJC and a sell-out crowd watches them dominate Pitt, 28-9.

yip49December 9, 2013 – Families enter the THON Carnival through a human tunnel.

yip50December 9, 2013 – And the 2014 THON logo is revealed!


December 14, 2013 – Penn State basketball Returns to Rec for a much-hyped game against Princeton.

yip52December 14, 2013 – It was an awesome crowd, but Penn State falls to Princeton in overtime, 81-79.

yip53December 22, 2013 – Women’s volleyball wins its fifth national championship in seven years!

yip55January 10, 2014 – Bill O’Brien heads to Texas. Thanks for the memories, coach. Nice socks, Mr. President.


January 11, 2014 – It was a roller coaster ride getting him, but Penn State football has a new coach: former Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.

yip57January 11, 2014 – James Franklin and company are introduced to the Penn State media.

yip58January 22, 2014 – Candles are lit at the Joe Paterno Vigil.

yip59January 31, 2014 – Jay-Z comes to Penn State.

yip60February 5, 2014 – No one parties like James Franklin parties on Signing Day.

yip62February 13, 2014 – THON Color Wars!

yip63February 13, 2014 – The Great Old Main Snow Bowl of ’14.


February 13, 2014 – A student skis to class during a blizzard.

yip65February 17, 2014 – Penn State’s 18th president is announced. Welcome back, Eric Barron!

yip66February 20, 2014 – THON is tomorrow!

yip67February 21, 2014 – THON is today!


February 23, 2014 – A couple days later, everyone is still standing.


February 23, 2014 – The 2014 THON total is revealed!

yip70February 27, 2014 – Penn State upsets #22 Ohio State, 65-63.

yip71March 1, 2014 – The Lady Lions become the Big Ten champions with a 77-62 win over Michigan.


March 9, 2014 – Penn State wrestling earns its fourth straight Big Ten Wrestling Championship.

yip73March 11, 2014 – The infamous State College permafrost thaws out over Spring Break.

yip74March 21, 2014 – 55 Days of Cafe begins!

yip75March 23, 2014 – Penn State is your 2014 NCAA wrestling champions!

yip76March 31, 2014 – UPUA walks to Harrisburg.

yip77April 2, 2014 – Anand Ganjam is voted in as the UPUA President.

yip78April 5, 2014 – Penn Staters crunch code at Hackpsu.

yip80April 8, 2014 – Allen Robinson decides to take his talents to the NFL and talks with the media after Penn State’s Pro Day.

yip81April 9, 2014 – Cheerleaders show off a stunt at the Old Main Open House.

yip82April 12, 2014 – Coach Franklin heads onto the field before the 2014 Blue-White game.


April 12, 2014 – Franklin joins the team for the Alma Mater after the game.


April 26, 2014 – Wiz Khalifa closed out a great day at Movin’ On 2014.

yip85April 27, 2014 – John Urschel is surprised with his own spot on the mural during the Herb Hand Pizza Crawl.


May 4, 2014 – The only thing standing between this year’s seniors and graduation is Finals Week!

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