State Senator Jake Corman's case with the NCAA received some breathing room Tuesday from Federal Court. U.S. Middle Court Judge Yvette Kane ruled against the NCAA's argument that the Endowment Act, which challenges the consent decree signed by Penn State, violated the U.S. Constitution. Kane refused to throw out the state law requiring the NCAA's $60 million fine on Penn State to stay in the state of Pennsylvania.
The first ever matchup between Penn State and Virginia Tech on the football field will be held two years earlier than originally planned, moving up to 2020 from 2022.
Goaltender Eamon McAdam was named the Big Ten's Third Star of the Week for his stellar game against Ohio State.
The most popular, but least widespread disease in America will not last long if it ever comes to the greater Hershey area. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated Penn State's Hershey Medical center as a spot now qualified to treat Ebola. Since October, there have not been any reports of the disease in the United States. However, the hospital will continue to train its employees in case of an outbreak.
Urschel has teamed up with Penn State graduate Jim Trexler, director of the Mathnasium of Roland Park, on a new scholarship program that will award six-month scholarships to area high school students in Baltimore.
After a strong showing in several fall sports, Penn State placed fourth in the most recent Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings. Penn State currently has 338.0 Directors' Cup points, and trails Stanford (500.0), UCLA (430.0), and North Carolina (405.50) in the standings.