Day: January 13, 2015

Federal Judge Refuses To Toss Act Keeping NCAA Sanction Fines In Pennsylvania

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.

PSU-Virginia Tech Football Series Moved To 2020

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.

Eamon McAdam Named Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week

Goaltender Eamon McAdam was named the Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week for his stellar game against Ohio State.

Penn State Hershey Designated as Ebola Treatment Center

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.

John Urschel Creates Math Scholarship Program With Penn State Alumnus

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.

Penn State Places Fourth in Latest Directors’ Cup Standings

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.

DOTD: Musical Masterpiece “State College is a Happy Valley Place” Pays Tribute to State College

State College finally has its own anthem, courtesy of one very bizarre Spotify artist, “The Guy Who Writes Songs About Cities & Towns.” The piece of musical art that I’m referring to is entitled “State College is a Happy Valley Place,” and appears on his newly released album, “Pennsylvania Songs: PA Exciting.”

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