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What Happened While You Were Away…

Welcome back, folks. The longest spring break in recorded history is finally over and the 2020-21 school year is officially upon us.

While you were cooped up in quarantine for the better part of the past six months, you probably missed out on a lot of news.

Here’s a look back at everything you might’ve missed over the summer.


Sam Brungo | Onward State


  • The State College Spikes’ 2020 season officially fell through when Minor League Baseball postponed all play due to the pandemic.
  • Former Penn State men’s basketball guard Rasir Bolton alleged he transferred in 2019 after coach Pat Chambers referenced aa noose in conversations while practicing. Both current and former players came to Chambers’ defense after the accusations arose.
  • Penn State softball coach Amanda Lehotak stepped down from her role with the team. The Nittany Lions later hired Miami (Ohio)’s Clarisa Crowell to replace her.
  • To date, eight Penn State student-athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus. The department has conducted nearly 800 tests since testing began earlier this summer.
  • Former Penn State men’s basketball star Lamar Stevens received an invite to the 2020 NBA Combine.
  • Kamaria McDaniel, Penn State women’s basketball’s leading scorer during the 2019-20 season, transferred to Baylor. She’ll need to sit out for a season to play with the Bears, who are still technically defending national champions.

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Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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