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[Live Blog] Penn State THON 2022: $13,756,374.50 All FTK

THON Weekend 2022 has arrived.

More than 600 dancers are back in the BJC for the first in-person THON since 2020. For updates, photos, videos, and more of the entire weekend, stick with this live blog throughout.

Live Blog

Along with this live blog, follow @THONwardState@OnwardState, and our Facebook page for up-to-the-second coverage of everything going on during this weekendโ€™s 50th annual THON.

Sunday, February 2022

4:34 p.m. — The moment it was revealed.

4:23 p.m. — Your THON 2022 total is… $13,756,374.50! THAT’S A NEW RECORD

4:15 p.m. — Lastly, top special interest organizations:

4:13 p.m. — Top Greek Organizations:

4:12 p.m. — Top General Organizations:

4:11 p.m. — Top Commonwealth Campuses:

4:10 p.m. — The top fundraising dancer couples

  • Emma Shaw and Jordan Glaum ($51,596.78)
  • Aiden Iaconis and Annie Princivalle ($24,772.69)
  • Lindsey Macrae and Devan Eickhoff ($24,257.90)
  • Alex Guarino and Sofia Ardizzone ($21,250.47)
  • Caitlyn Martin and Olivia Palmieri ($21,180.85)

4:06 p.m. — The first category is committees. Here are the top five fundraising committee

  • Family Relations
  • Merchandise
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events
  • OPP

4:03 p.m. — We’ll run through some of the top fundraising organizations before the THON 2022 total is revealed.

4:01 p.m. — What a moment. Congrats to all who danced in #THON2022.

4:00 p.m. — They’ve done it!

3:59 p.m. — Last one best one! That was a damn good line dance.

3:53 p.m. — It’s the Executive Committees’ turn for the line dance!

3:51 p.m. — Oh boy, it’s “Mr. Brightside.” #THON2022 wouldn’t be complete without it.

3:48 p.m. — The Nittany Lion is dancing to Fun’s “We Are Young” as the Executive Committee watches along. This place is buzzing, folks.

3:45 p.m. — Here comes the #THON2022 Executive Committee!

3:43 p.m. — That’s all for the music, folks.

3:34 p.m. — Thank you, Go Go Retro. The band’s last song of the afternoon is “Hey Jude.”

3:31 p.m. — “Man in the Mirror.”

3:30 p.m. — Wow. That power half-hour went pretty darn quick!

3:28 p.m. — Wake me up before you Go-Go (Retro).

3:24 p.m. — Disney adults have entered the chat.

3:22 p.m. — “We Didn’t Start the Fire” -Onward State

3:18 p.m. — Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack
Love shack, baby love shack

3:16 p.m. — 80s power half-hour? 80s power half-hour. Thirty 80s songs in 30 minutes. Let’s GOOOO!

3:13 p.m. — Are the ladies in the house tonight?

3:10 p.m. — A little switch of the decades.

3:09 p.m. — Go Go Retro is getting jiggy with it during its performance of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees.

3:08 p.m. — ~Having the time of my life,~ amiright?

3:07 p.m. — “Dancing Queen” time!

3:04 p.m. — Yup!

3:02 p.m. — “You sound beautiful tonight!” Thanks, Go Go Retro <3.

2:58 p.m. — The BJC’s electric rn.

2:54 p.m. — It appears the final band of the day, Go Go Retro, is on stage! It’s the band’s first THON. Welcome!

2:45 p.m. — ~Yeahhhhahahhh~ it’s a party in the BJC.


2:34 p.m. — Dancer relations captains to the stage!!!! Let’s get it!

2:32 p.m. — Hugs, hugs, and more hugs on the floor. That’ll put an end to Family Hour.

2:26 p.m. — Penn State Thespians is on stage for a performance of “Dancing in the Sky” to close out Family Hour.

2:22 p.m. — Next up is a performance of “Angels Among Us.”

2:20 p.m. — “The ones that love us never really leave us…”

2:08 p.m. — Lots of emotion in the BJC right now. We will never forget our angels.

2:02 p.m. — Next up is the annual “Celebration Of Life” video which will honor the lives of Four Diamonds children who lost their battles with cancer.

2:00 p.m. — We Are FTK! Thank you, Ed.

1:58 p.m. — “We stand in THON and pray for the angels and their families to give them peace,” Schneider said. “We pray for the families and children fighting the fight. We pray that no child will ever die again from cancer.”

1:56 p.m. — Mack Madness benefitting THON raised over $27,000 in its first year.

1:55 p.m. — We spoke to Mack’s cousin, Payton, who is dancing in THON 2022 in her memory.

1:54 p.m. — Ed’s daughter, Bria, danced in 2020 in honor of McKenzie. This was the first year Ed was able to bring himself to THON.

1:52 p.m. — Ed tells the BJC about “Mack Madness,” a nonprofit that has raised over $340,000 for the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, York Area Down Syndrome Association, and The Ronald McDonald House, among other charities.

1:50 p.m. — Ed Schneider shares the story of his angel “Big Mack,” “Little Mack,” “Mack & Cheese,” and “Sugar Sugar” because she’s so sweet.

1:49 p.m. — The next Four Diamonds family, the McKenzie Schneider family, takes the mic.

1:48 p.m. — Dusquene graduate Joey Setlock is 16 years post-treatment and a nurse at Lancaster General Hospital.

1:47 p.m. — Lauren Schildt Libhart has been off of treatment for 21 years. She has a fourth month old daughter and is expecting a son in May. Congratulations, Lauren!

1:45 p.m. –Landon Knepp is officially cancer free as of last year! His favorite THON memory was when Mike Gesicki surprised him while hosting the talent show.

1:43 p.m. — Kindergartener Harrison Fischman is four years post-treatment and encourages everyone to “live in the moment and follow your heart.”

1:41 p.m. — Kaitlyn Good has been off of treatment for 26 years and is representing Pennsylvania in the Special Olympics USA games in June. We are so proud of you!

1:39 p.m. — Eleven year old Jay Dawson has been off of treatment for 10 years! He is excited to be a Penn State student one day!

1:37 p.m. — A’Niah Butler is 11 years old and five years post-treatment. She wants to be the first female football player for Penn State.

1:35 p.m. — We’re so happy to have Hannah Reed in attendance at her first THON this weekend!

1:34 p.m. — Logan McCarthy is eight years old and six years post-treatment. He’s a Jojo Siwa stan!

1:33 p.m. — Connor Rowan is in 5th grade and loves tennis, basketball, chorus, and art. He has been off of treatment for six years!

1:32 p.m. — Justin Kaufmann is 38 years old and 27 years cancer free!

1:30 p.m. — Julia O’Toole is 12 years old and has been off treatment for almost two years. She loves to dance, take aerial classes, and make crafts.

1:29 p.m. — Next up is the “Where Are You Now?” video.

1:28 p.m. — Thank you, Schneiders.

1:25 p.m. — Grace is living a normal life these days and has a wonderful relationship with her brother Brooks. They love to dance, play school and restaurant, and have their tablet time.

1:24 p.m. — Additionally, Schneider explains the importance of research on genetic abnormalities, as Grace’s was just discovered in 2003.

1:22 p.m. — Schneider expresses her gratitude for the impact Four Diamonds has had on her and Grace’s life.

1:18 p.m. — “It’s like being thrown into a foreign country and not knowing the language. You have to learn the landscape.”

1:12 p.m. — Angela from the Grace Schneider family shares their story from the big screen.

1:11 p.m. — Thank you to the Homan family for sharing your story.

1:09 p.m. — Jackie Homan gives thanks to the doctors at Hershey, THON, and the org that has supported them.

1:07 p.m. — Declan is now nine years old and five years cancer free. He doesn’t limp, plays sports, and is one of the fastest runners around.

12:59 p.m. — The Declan Homan family takes the stage to share their story.

12:58 p.m. — Lots of love to the Grindle family.

12:57 p.m. — Now, we honor the families at home today on the livestream.

12:56 p.m. — So much love in the BJC today.

12:55 p.m. — Owen does the worm, and the crowd goes wild.

12:53 p.m. — BACKFLIP.

12:52 p.m. — Loud cheers for the Meena Horan family this afternoon.

12:51 p.m. — Cartwheels on stage for the A’Niah Butler family.

12:48 p.m. — A baseball goes flying on to the floor. Big cheers all around.

12:44 p.m. — Wow. A walking handstand from the Heartson family!

12:43 p.m. — Now, we welcome Four Diamonds families to the stage.

12:41 p.m. — โ€œWhat you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever.โ€ โ€“ Sir Ken Robinson 

12:38 p.m. — The crowd is now hearing from Charles Millard’s daughter, Stacia Bird.

12:36 p.m. — Family Hour begins.

12:31 p.m. — Rookies, stats are packed // Gates are open, Beaverโ€™s back!

12:29 p.m. — Welcome back to the stage, 2022 Dancer Relations Captains!

12:25 p.m. — Trace McSorley throws a dime // HUB Tent hang out rain or shine


12:19 p.m. — Hardwood Lions, play it cool // Say it with me, B-BALL SCHOOL

12:17 p.m. — Here we go, 2020!!

12:13 p.m. — NIT champs in the house // Citrus Bowl with Mickey Mouse

12:11 p.m. — Hello, 2019 Dancer Relations captains!

12:08 p.m. — Eagles fly, Pens win cup // Trust the process, buckle up

12:05 p.m. — It’s your turn, 2018!

12:01 p.m —

Noon — 2017 DANCER RELATIONS CAPTAINS TO THE STAGE!!! Final Four has arrived!

11:56 a.m. — We will NEVER believing, that’s for sure.


11:51 a.m. — “Sweet Caroline” is echoing through the BJC, and life couldn’t be better.

11:48 a.m. — Last song for OK Otter is Dropkick Murphysโ€™ โ€œIโ€™m Shipping Up to Bostonโ€. Absolute electricity!

11:43 a.m. — OK Otter is still going, now playing “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers.

11:36 a.m. — Time for Irish dancing shoes!

11:34 a.m. — Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

11:30 a.m. — Rusted Root’s “Send Me On My Way” is now up!

11:27 a.m. — I suddenly want to walk 500 miles really badly.

11:23 a.m. — Holy smokes, here’s Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog”.

11:21 a.m. — “Domino” by Van Morrison is the next song for OK Otter!

11:18 a.m. — Heyyyyyyyy Mama rock me

11:16 a.m. — The bangers won’t stop. Here comes “Wagon Wheel”.

11:15 a.m. — ROMEO KNELT TO THE GROUND!!!!

11:13 a.m. — Ohhhh baby, Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” is up.


11:06 a.m. — Next up is the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried”!

11:03 a.m. — I’ve got friends in looooooow places!

11 a.m. — The group’s first song, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, was a special request.

10:55 a.m. — OK Otter is performing shortly!

10:45 a.m. — LINE DANCE TIME!

10:33 a.m. — Not much happening right now. Just vibes.

10:22 a.m. — Gunnar and Bri killed it on stage, and then the Schultz’s took the stage to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” Julia O’Toole, A’Niah Butler, and Harper and Shiloh Crimmel rounded out the kid’s talent show. Awesome job, everyone!

10:20 a.m. — Twins Kimberley and Allison Bender showed up in full cowgirl attire. Lily Le Crone has aspirations have becoming a Penn State cheerleader, and she showcased a nice move on stage. We think she has a bright future.

10:18 a.m. — Charlize Curry, who is dressed a duck, said THON is better than Christmas. We’re not arguing!

10:17 a.m. — Kendall Gehman, Mina Horan, and Melaina Horan all impressed the crowd!

10:15 a.m. — Celia and Adeline Cosentino joined in on the square dance fun. These kids know how to bust a move! The duo was followed by Jaxon and Riley, who have course look great.

10:13 a.m. — Sean Grindle is the man! Joining the crowd via the video board, he galloped in on his horse. He was followed by Maddie and Whitney Gehman, who were rocking hats that *nearly* matched! Then, Marissa Smerick came out wearing a cow-print onesie. Talk about flare!

10:12 a.m. — Aly and Cara Palocios joined in on the fun with a video, while Caleb Zanolini showed out on stage!

10:11 a.m. — Caroline Edwards, Kennedy Wilson, and Eliana Rodenhauser all shined in front of the BJC crowd, folks.

10:10 a.m. — Carly is joined on stage with two captains. Lookin’ good!

10:08 a.m. — Audrey and Ellis Evans show off their pizzazz via the video board with a square dance. That’s awesome.

10:06 a.m. — Time for the kid’s talent show — Cowboy edition! Devon Pulaski takes the stage first with a slick hat!

9:55 a.m. — All boys line dance to the stage!

9:46 a.m. — Mopping is complete, by the way.

9:42 a.m. — Spectators are currently passing around cardboard cutouts of sandwich ingredients to try to complete a full sandwich.

9:35 a.m. — There’s a band setting up on stage. Stay tuned, folks.

9:27 a.m. — Phase Two of mopping is happening right now. That targets the middle of the floor.

9:16 a.m. — Monte Carlos gets a 7.3, and Sbarro earns a 5.4

9:15 a.m. — It’s time for a pizza review. First up is Canyon, which gets a 6.3.

9:13 a.m. — Daniel has declared baseball the winner

9:10 a.m. — DANCE BATTLE! We have club baseball going up against club field hockey.

9:05 a.m. — Time to mop the floors.

8:57 a.m.: “Hooked on a Feeling” is energizing the crowd!

8:52 a.m. — There’s a video being played on the video board honoring the life of Four Diamonds co-founder Charles Millard.

8:46 a.m. — Sup, Dancer Relations Captains!

8:43 a.m. — HE! TAKES! OFF! HER! DRESS! NOW!

8:41 a.m. — MR. BRIGHTSIDE!


8:38 a.m. — “Livin’ on a Prayer” is bringing the vibes to the BJC.

8:32 a.m. — “You haven’t just impacted lives, you’ve changed lives,” Barron said to the crowd.

8:29 a.m. — THON 2022’s executive director, Kate Colgan, just gifted President Barron and his wife Molly, a collage of THON logo’s from his time at Penn State.

8:27 a.m. — The THON 2021 executive committee is being recognized on the stage.

8:20 a.m. — “The Story of THON” has caught the attention of the crowd on the BJC video boards.

8:10 a.m. — The last song from Float Upstream is a mashup of “Fruit Salad”, “Juice”, and “Rap God.” That was sick.

8:03 a.m. — Things we love to see: this.

8:01 a.m. — “Drake & Josh” theme song <3 Always a crowd pleaser.

7:57 a.m. — Float Upstream’s next song is dedicated to the lead singer’s former bandmate, Megan Johnson, who passed away due to a rare brain cancer. Here’s “Style” by Taylor Swift in honor of Megan.

7:55 a.m. — Wait a second. Now they’re playing the Wii theme song? We aren’t quite sure what genre Float Upstream fits into, but we aren’t complaining.

7:53 a.m. — The Hershey-based rock band is jamming out!

7:51 a.m. — Float Upstream has taken over the stage at the BJC. Their lead guitarist is wearing a giraffe jumpsuit?

7:49 a.m. — G R E E N takes first place!

7:48 a.m. — AAAND the winner is…

7:41 a.m. — Time for SLIDES OF STRENGTH! Can’t wait to see the OPP mops soon <3

7:34 a.m. — Manifestation is REAL! TIME TO DANCE!

7:31 a.m. — Hulk Smash Jenga just isn’t doing it right now. This crowd is in desperate need for a Line Dance.

7:29 a.m. — Time for HULK SMASH JENGA!

7:23 a.m. The last song from Anchor&Arrow is “Get Down Tonight.” A huge thank you to this fabulous duo for a great morning pick-me-up.

7:19 a.m. — We got each other and that’s a lot for love! We’re more than halfway there, dancers!

7:12 a.m. — Yawn and stretch and try to come to life, dancers! Here’s “9 to 5” from Anchor&Arrow.

7:09 a.m. — Rock me, mama like a wagonwheel!

7:03 a.m. — Time for an Anchor&Arrow original! Yaaaaaay!

6:57 a.m. — We think it is the morning.

6:50 a.m. — Oh, what a night. Is it day? Is it night? We do not know.

6:43 a.m. — Sunday Morning “Safety Dance.” Let’s get it.

6:40 a.m. — Here’s “Stuck In The Middle With You” from Anchor&Arrow!

6:35 a.m. — This is so fire, guys. Here comes a “Jolene” and “House of the Rising Sun” mashup! Woohoo!

6:30 a.m. — Swifties, wake up! Love Story (Anchor&Anchor’s Version) is blasting through the BJC!

6:27 a.m. — Alright, Anchor&Arrow! Following some technical difficulties, the husband and wife duo is BACK with “Get Back” by the Beatles.

6:20 a.m. — Anchor&Arrow is opening up their set with a folky rendition of “What I Like About You.” Welcome to THON A&A!

6:12 a.m. — Anchor&Arrow sighting!

6:08 a.m. — Water. Social. Drink. Up.


5:55 a.m. — Is that sunlight? No, it’s just my hallucinations. <3

5:35 a.m. — Lilo & Stitch soundtrack has the BJC actin’ up.


5:06 a.m. — Oh my god. That was the best line dance I’ve witnessed.

5:01 a.m. — AYO! Line dance!

4:48 a.m. — Time for some tender ballads from the Singing Lions. I’m tearing up.

4:37 a.m. It’s time for Slides of Strength!


4:27 a.m. — That’s all from Walk On Mars.

4:19 a.m. — Mary Jo is hitting those high notes! Queen.

4:15 a.m. — Alright, we’re getting a little Aerosmith action from Walk On Mars. Dream oOoOoOoOn!

4:07 a.m. — OK, now this is good. Keyboard man is going OFF for “Superstitious.”

4:04 a.m. — Time for another Walk On Mars original. They are ROCKING out!

3:59 a.m. — This guy is just plain cool. Here comes another rendition of “Mr. Brightside.”

3:56 a.m. — Quick plug for Mary Jo and Walk On Mars.

3:51 a.m. — Walk On Mars is here! The funky, electric band from Berklee School of Music is opening up with an original!

3:45 a.m. — I n t e r m i s s i o n

3:34 a.m. — Rocco, what’s your number?

3:32 a.m. — It’s Rocco and Royals’ last song of the morning </3 The sparkly band is closing it out to “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”

3:29 a.m. — Retweet @THONwardstate

3:26 a.m. — Rocco has the crowd harmonizing to Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved.”

3:23 a.m. — RHI RHI COVER

3:19 a.m. — Rocco, the lead singer of Royals, sounds like Dua Lipa???? I’m obsessed.

3:16 a.m. — Nothing but love for Joe Jonas this morning from Happy Valley. Here’s a cover of “Cake By The Ocean” from Royals.

3:14 a.m. — Royals and the “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Again.”

3:12 a.m. — Royals is feeling confident as they jam to “All I Do Is Win.”

3:09 a.m. — “Shut Up and Dance With Me” Penn State!

3:07 a.m. — Just shoot for the stars, if it feels right. “Moves Like Jagger” is sending good vibrations through the BJC.

3:04 a.m. — Royals is opening with “Treasure” by Bruno Mars.

3:03 a.m. — Battle of the Bands is BACK! We’re starting off with Royals in s p a r k l y outfits.

2:55 a.m. — There are people in sparkly outfits approaching the stage with instruments. I am excited.

2:43 a.m. — It’s 70s theme hour! Silent disco loading.

2:36 a.m. — LINE DANCE, LET’S GO.

2:34 a.m. — Water social, this is so hype.

2:28 a.m. — Wet dream tomato?

2:26 a.m. — Dancers and spectators are swaying to “Empire State of Mind.” Flashlights are out, vibes are good.

2:16 a.m. — This a lot to take in right now.

2:09 a.m. — Shades of Blue is slowing it down with some soulful, a cappella tunes.

2:00 a.m. — Dancer relations captains, you know what to do.

1:58 a.m. — LETTER CALL!

1:52 a.m. — Rรฉve Dance Company is next to take the stage. P o m P o m s

1:45 a.m. — Waddup, Sher Bhangra?! This dance group was a crowd favorite with a mashup of traditional Indian music and tunes from the Lion King.

1:42 a.m. — That’s not the Nittany Lion!

1:40 a.m. — C Alley brings the crowd back to middle school with a performance of “Nine in the Afternoon” by Panic! At The Disco.

1:38 a.m. — Will Katie Feeney ever post her TikTok?

1:33 a.m. —  In honor of THONโ€™s 50th anniversary, we asked you to share your best THON memories.

1:32 a.m. — Penn State Dance Alliance takes the stage.

1:25 a.m. — Phew, I’m sweating! Time to dance!

1:15 a.m. — Power Remix time led by Campus Recreation! Let’s get those bodies moving.

1:14 a.m. — The energy is BACK with “Titanium” by David Guetta ft. Sia on the loud speaker.

1:12 a.m. — This is what it’s all about.

1:08 a.m. — Let’s be honest, the omega of ATO/ZTA’s letters is the best one in the whole BJC. This is a Kermie blog.

1:02 a.m. — Justice for Max & Ruby.

12:59 a.m.Joe Pa’s Closet should DM these folks and purchase their vintage THON merch.

12:56 a.m. — Saturday night was a movie.

12:51 a.m. — An accurate depiction of the entire audience trying to squint and see who is really singing.

12:44 a.m. — Shades of Blue members have taken the stage now for a couple of rounds of a game where the audience has to guess which masked member is actually singing. You know, from far away, this is actually harder than it seems.

12:42 a.m. — To be honest, I would pay a lot of money to be able to ride on one of those mini Zamboni things they use during floor mopping.

12:35 a.m. — Oh yeah, you already know what time it is. Mop, mop, mop.

12:28 a.m. — Can YOU name Penn State’s original mascot? Special Interest org Hershey Kisses sure can. (Hint: The answer is Old Coaly!)

12:27 a.m. — Organizations have now taken the stage to participate in an ‘Are You Smarter Than A Professor?’ competition.

12:15 a.m. — Get up, folks! Line dance time.

12:11 a.m. — Enough with this Pepsi propaganda. One of our staffers thinks itโ€™s time for Pepsiโ€™s reign to come to an end.

12:07 a.m. — ABBA TIME. Nothing better than some “Dancin’ Queen.”

12:03 a.m. — Hey, mama rock me.

12:02 a.m. — Just realized we have class tomorrow. Shit.

12:00 a.m. — It’s the Lord’s Day. We’re almost there, folks! Keep going strong!

Saturday, February 19

11:54 p.m. — “All Too Well” is playing on the speaker. Lots of Swifties in attendance tonight.

11:48 p.m. — Island Fever, Penn State’s Caribbean Student Association’s dance team, brought the energy to the stage with its upbeat music.

11:41 p.m. — Whiplash takes the stage with passion.

11: 34 p.m. — Smash the over on folks getting turned away for bringing a non-clear bag.

11:31 p.m. — Penn State JaDhoom, a bollywood fusion dance team, is electric on stage right now as “Panda” blasts over the speakers.

11:28 p.m. — The Coda Conduct takes the stage with some acapella. First is “Elastic Hearts” by Sia.

11:23 p.m. — Water social time!

11:19 p.m. — Ohhh baby. The upper-back stretch <3.

11:11 p.m. — GET UP AND GROOVE.

11:08 p.m. — ICYMI: There was a lot to unpack from Penn State Footballโ€™s pep rally routine.

11:04 p.m. — Thinking about him…

11:02 p.m. — Time for dinner. Or I guess it’s a midnight snack now. The dancer menu includes garden salad, grilled chicken salad, whole wheat rolls, applesauce, and chocolate chip cookies!

10:54 p.m. — Meet Sydney Bush, a THON 2022 dancer and former Four Diamonds child, who embodies all things THON.

10: 52 p.m. — That’s all for Miller. Thanks for jammin’ with us!

10:51 p.m. — The entire crowd is jumping up and down to arguably her most popular song, “I wanna know.”


10:49 p.m. — The way she just did the “We Are” chant in cursive. ~We~aw~

10:47 p.m. — I just got hit by a stuffed monkey. We live in a society.

10:44 p.m. — Miller gives a special shoutout to two dancers on the floor who requested “Fire n Gold.”

10:40 p.m. — The vibes in the BJC are immaculate. The crowd is rockin’ to the kid-friendly version of “hate u cuz i don’t.”

10:39 p.m. — My roommates love to “Steal My Clothes.”

10:38 p.m. — “it’s not u it’s me” is lowkey a baby headbanger.

10: 30 p.m. — Bea Miller’s biggest fans: SAE.

10:27 p.m. — Miller shared that “outside” is her favorite song she’s ever written. We agree!

10: 26 p.m. — Take a sip of water for everybody in the BJC who has to get their “wisdom teeth” taken out over spring break.

10:25 p.m. — Fit. Check.

10:23 p.m. — The lyrics to “hallelujah” — Maybe I’ve been sleepin’ not enough — sure is relevant to THON Weekend.

10:21 p.m. — I can’t stop thinking about Josiah Garcia’s sick moves from earlier this evening at the Kids & Teens Talent Show.

10:19 p.m. — I’m sure she’s a bagel snob, too.

10:18 p.m. — Does Miller’s voice sound familiar? Well, you’ve probably heard it before.

10:15 p.m. — Next up is “like that.” The Nittany Lion is a huge fan, it appears.

10:11 p.m. — The crowd is quite familiar with Miller’s “feel something.” I just wanna feeeeel something. I just wanna feel.

10:08 p.m. — Holy vocals. “song like you” got the crowd groovin’.

10:03 p.m. — “making bad decisions” is a banger.

10:00 p.m. — Welcome to the BJC, Bea Miller!

9:59 p.m. — In other news, Penn State men’s hockey fell 6-4 to Minnesota.

9:53 p.m. — Buzz buzz  ?

9:46 p.m. — It’s not. Sad!

9:42 p.m. — I see drums on the stage…What if it’s for Travis Barker?

9:30 p.m. — Ya’ll know the drill. Dancer Relations Captains to the stage!

9:29 p.m. — The stands are clearing out. It must be chicken basket time.

9:21 p.m. — That’ll do it! Your THON 2022 Pep Rally champions.

9:19 p.m. — LET’S GO

9:16 p.m. — The routine is still solid for the soccer lads. Now it’s women’s soccer’s turn to go a second time.

9:15 p.m. — We’re still confused as to where the men’s gymnastics team is, but the first finalist is the men’s soccer team.

9:14 p.m. — Vibes.

9:12 p.m. — Facts only, coach.

9:10 p.m. — The Lionettes now take the stage as the final votes are tallied, but where’s the men’s gymnastics team?


9:08 p.m. — Coming off of a 2-0 win over RIT, the women’s hockey team now takes the stage.

9:07 p.m. — A fairly strong routine for the football team there.

9:04 p.m. — Hang on a minute. The Nittany Lion hits 46 one-armed push ups real quick before the football team takes the stage.

9:03 p.m. — Here comes the football team.

9:02 p.m. — BANG! The field hockey team absolutely nails its routine.

9:01 p.m. — “When you have a bad day, think about all these people right here…Know that we all love you, we’re all fighting with you, and we’re all there with you,” Shrewsberry said.


8:58 p.m. — Myles Dread, Dallion Johnson, Jalen Picett, and John Harrar join via the big screen for a quick “FTK” shout.

8:57 p.m. — The women’s tennis team is now up. They also happen to be repping Toon Squad jerseys.

8:56 p.m. — She balanced a crutch on her chin!! Electric performance from the women fencers.

8:55 p.m. — PITBULL!! Are you kidding me??

8:54 p.m. — Here’s women’s fencing!

8:53 p.m. — Well, there was a pre-recorded video from Trace McSorley, but the BJC couldn’t get the video board working for the former star quarterback.

8:52 p.m. — Kinda went off with the fit…

8:50 p.m. — Here we go. Here’s the women’s soccer team.

8:47 p.m. — An entertaining performance there for the fencers, but now it’s women’s golf’s turn.

8:46 p.m. — Here’s men’s fencing!

8:45 p.m. — What an awesome appearance by Coach Kieger. Bravo.

8:43 p.m. — Woah.

8:42 p.m. — Lady Lions head coach Carolyn Kieger is now on stage!

“This is by far the coolest thing I’ve ever seen — awesome.”

8:41 p.m. — Some great use of signage and a split at the very end, what a great routine by the women’s volleyball team.

8:40 p.m. — Women’s volleyball is now up on stage.

8:39 p.m. — Hit ’em with the diamonds!

8:38 p.m. — Wow. You just have to think the use of a wig and Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” will add some bonus points.

8:37 p.m. — Here’s men’s soccer!

8:36 p.m. — A couple splits highlight the team’s routine. Not too shabby at all.

8:35 p.m. — Women’s lacrosse is up next.

8:34 p.m. — An absolutely red-hot start from the golf lads! They went for it with that big routine.

8:33 p.m. — Just talking football at the THON Pep Rally… No big deal.

8:31 p.m. — The men’s golf team has now taken the stage.

8:30 p.m. — Another big guest!

8:28 p.m. — Christian and Levi are the same pair who competed in the light saber battle earlier tonight. The boys are getting used to the stage, to say the very least.

8:27 p.m. — Tonight’s judges are as follows:

THON’s Executive Director Kate Colgan
Kids Christian and Levi
CEO of the Alumni Association Paul Clifford

8:26 p.m. — It’s all about THON for Scott.

8:24 p.m. — Super Bowl Champion Nick Scott is in the building!

“We just want to say a special thank you to those kids and families…We get so much inspiration from you guys.”

8:22 p.m. — James Franklin and Sandy Barbour have now taken the stage.


8:15 p.m. — Hey coach! He’s one of several special guests tonight.

8:14 p.m. — The cheer team is the first to the stage tonight.

8:12 p.m. — Let’s go State.

8:04 p.m. — Teams are now lining up! Let’s get this show on the road.

7:56 p.m. — It’s beautiful.

7:55 p.m. — It’s packed in here already!

7:52 p.m. — Let’s get a “Muuuuuttthhhh.”


7:45 p.m. — DJ Wes Saunders, a junior studying finance, is here to perform for tonight’s pep rally.

7:43 p.m. — Some perfect touches to the BJC crowd tonight.

7:38 p.m. — Facts.

7:34 p.m. — They’re back!

7:33 p.m. — Here we go.

7:18 p.m. — They’re playing “Levels.” Prepare for White Out conditions at the BJC as we prepare for the pep rally.

7:14 p.m. — The final act of the teen talent show is Abby Munoz’ performance of Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow.”

7:12 p.m. — Wilfong dedicates her performance to Aubrey Evans and Devin Pulaski


7:08 p.m. — Carly Wilfong will now dance to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”

7:07 p.m. — Can you finish the lyric?

7:04 p.m. — Wooo! Savannah Keenan is now performing Dua Lipa’s “Levitating.” yeah yeah yeah yeah!

6:58 p.m. — Adeline Cosentino is now performing “Don’t Forget Where You Came From” on the piano.

6:53 p.m. — Here’s Josiah Garcia with an electric performance right out of the gates. He’s dancing to the tune of Andy Mineo’s “You Can’t Stop Me.”

6:50 p.m. — Drip too hard.

6:49 p.m. — Here’s Alex Newcomb! She’s singing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.

6:47 p.m. — Now on to the THON’s Got Talent Show, for the teens.

6:45 p.m. — Let’s GO this is a fantastic routine.

6:44 p.m. — Elliana Rodenhauser will close out the talent show with her very own dance routine.

6:41 p.m. — Gotta love it.

6:40 p.m. — Another dance! Here’s Shiloh and Harper Crimmel with “Gagnam Style.”

6:36 p.m. — Tap dance time!

6:34 p.m. — Connor Rowan is now joined by Alpha Phi Omega for a performance of “High Hopes.”

6:31 p.m. — Here’s Alyssa Rodriguez. She’s doing a dance routine to “Fur Elise” by Rousseau.

6:29 p.m. — Quite the battle.

6:26 p.m. — Now it’s time for Julia O’Toole’s aerial silk routine, set to the tune of Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.”

6:23 p.m. — Devin Pulaski is now marching to the beat of her own drum, alongside her brother.

6:21 p.m. — Levi and Christian Krodel now take the stage for an intense light saber battle.

6:19 p.m. — Ayden Gora will now showcase his hip-hop routine. It’s tricky!!

6:17 p.m. — Sarah hits a split and the BJC goes absolutely crazy. Gotta love it.

6:14 p.m. — Here is Sarah Zeisloft with her very own dance routine. She’s joined by the club tennis team!

6:13 p.m. — Well, that was the most adorable “We Are” chant ever.

6:09 p.m. — Mina and Melaina Horan are up with Charlize Curry singing “What Else Can I Do?” from Encanto.

6:06 p.m. — Time for the kids talent show!

6:02 p.m. — Water social! Stay hydrated, folks.

6:00 p.m. — Imagine Dragons is blasting through the speakers, but they sadly werenโ€™t the surprise guest Friday night.

5:58 p.m. — Mia Wallis was named the recipient.

5:51 p.m. — Family and friends of Ashley Pauls have come to the stage to announce the winner of the first ever Ashely Pauls Award.

5:40 p.m. — Time for a LINE DANCE BREAK!

5:38 p.m. — Victory for team RED!

5:36 p.m. — Red car vs. blue car. Time for a race!

5:32 p.m. Thank you, Canary! That’s the end of an incredible set.

5:28 p.m. — SHOUT!

5:24 p.m. — Canary is putting on a SHOW! Here is “Dancing Queen.”

5:20 p.m. — “Ex’s & Oh’s” by Elle King is on deck now.

5:15 p.m. — No way. “Rolling in the Deep” is next.

5:12 p.m. — “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” is ROCKING the BJC.

5:11 p.m. — Canary, can you stay here all night?

5:09 p.m. — They were right. Here’s “Crazy” by Cee Lo Green.

5:09 p.m. — “OK, we’re about to get crazy.”


5:02 p.m. — “Lonely Boy” by the Black Keys is up next in the queue for Canary.

4:59 p.m. — No.

4:56 p.m. — “Drops of Jupiter” up next. CANARY <3

4:53 p.m. — Vance Joy covers have the BJC swaying. Here’s “Riptide” from Canary.

4:50 p.m. — Why don’t you come on over, Valerie?

4:45 p.m. — Canary has taken over the stage! The band is opening with a cover of “Forget You” by CeeLo Green.

4:40 p.m. — Time to sing the Penn State Alma Mater.

4:34 p.m. — Paul Clifford in the house to lead a “We Are” chant.

4:30 p.m. — THON without context:

4:26 p.m. — Sustenance break!

4:24 p.m. — Hootie & the Blowfish is getting the crowd amped up. We love to see it.

4:21 p.m. — For The Kids

4:13 p.m. — A successful wave has broken out. Life is good in the BJC.

4:05 p.m. — LINE DANCE! HERE WE GO!

4:00 p.m. — Halfway there! Hour 23 is upon us, folks.

3:59 p.m. — Don’t worry, we are a Tom Holland stan blog.

3:54 p.m. — Uh oh, it’s time for HOS Sauce. Hospitality committee members are answering questions and then eating a spoonful of Frank’s Hot Sauce. Grit.

3:45 p.m. — Electric line dance.


3:38 p.m. — M O P

3:36 p.m. — Noah from FIJI takes first prize at the Dancer Pageant!

3:34 p.m. — It looks like the winner will be decided based on cheers from the BJC audience. FIJI and Sigma Kappa are putting up a tough fight in support of their dancer, Noah.

3:32 p.m. — We have a surprise performance! Our Dancer Pageant emcees are doing a quick routine to some classic Disney Channel songs from “Camp Rock 2” and “The Lizzie McGuire Movie.”

3:27 p.m. — We’re closing out the Dancer Pageant with a live routine to “Dancing Queen.”

3:21 p.m. — Sophia Ardizzone and Alex Guarino, an independent dancer couple, throw it down to Katy Perry. Sweet moves!

3:17 p.m. — Sophia Lynch, juggling master! From bananas, to toilet paper, to lightbulbs, what can’t she juggle?

3:13 p.m. — Noah Rothenberger from FIJI showcased his voice with an acoustic cover of “Somewhere Only We Know.”

3:11 p.m. — Esclipe’s Tess Kehoe and Ava Silverman produced a wonderful rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” to kick off the Dancer Pageant.

3:09 p.m. — The Dancer Pageant is underway! First up with their talent video are two representatives from Eclipse.

3:00 p.m. — Dancer relations captains to the stage. Here we go again.

2:54 p.m. — Ohana’s family clinches Family Feud with 159 points to boast.

2:48 p.m. — No love for Spider-Man at THON today.

2:45 p.m. — Family Feud, woohoo! Families from Ohana and CHAARG are up for the task.

2:27 p.m. — The For The Kids Choice Awards show has taken the stage. Awards for best dressed, best dancer, loudest organization, and more are being distributed.

2:22 p.m. — An on-screen video is now sharing about all of THON’s sustainability efforts, including a poster library that helps recycle and reuse old THON posters.

2:14 p.m. — Penn State professors and faculty members are now sharing through an on-screen video why they THON, and offering some words of encouragement for all volunteers.

2:06 p.m. — Bring out that mop!

2:00 p.m. — And that concludes Penn State branch campus appreciation!

1:55 p.m. —

1:46 p.m. — A slide show plays highlighting the Penn State branch campuses and their THON efforts this year. All 19 of them!

1:41 p.m. — “They’re still standing, because of you!”

1:31 p.m. — Kate Colgan, Executive Director of Four Diamonds Suzanne Graney, and the chair of the Department of Pediatrics Dr. Yatin Vyas come to the stage to celebrate 50 years of THON and Four Diamonds.

1:28 p.m. — I may not be standing, but I’m certainly dancing.

1:23 p.m. — Stand up now. Dancer Relations captains are back.

1:21 p.m. — This year, volunteers presented the honor to two deserving individuals — Emily Laird and Patrick Bradley.

1:15 p.m. — Next is the Tally Sepot Memorial Scholarship. The honor, created alongside Sepotโ€™s family, aims to recognize a THON volunteer who embodies โ€œall that it means to live like Tally.โ€

1:14 p.m. — Courtney’s dad announces the winner as Communications volunteer Autumn McDonald.

1:11 p.m. — THON volunteers have taken the stage to present this year’s Courtney Oโ€™Bryan Outstanding Volunteer Award.

1:02 p.m. — Getting NYC vibes in PA thanks to JAY-Z’s “Concrete Jungle.”

12:55 p.m. — The Penn State Sign Language Organization puts on a cool performance of the “Girl Meets World” theme song in American Sign Language.

12:51 p.m. — Next up is Volรฉ accompanied by the Singing Lions. First song and dance is “I Lived” by One Republic.

12:46 p.m. — Penn State Thespian Society takes the stage by dancing to a mash up of the classics.

12:41 p.m. — Looks like this afternoon’s menu is spaghetti and assorted salads.


12:35 p.m. — Time for a BIGGGGGG stretch!

12:31 p.m. — It’s fun to stay at the…..Y.M.C.A.

12:29 p.m. — Bubbles!

12:25 p.m. — Donny Burns closes out with “Shine” by Collective Soul.

12:20 p.m. — Folks are looking good after a round of slides of strength

12:16 p.m. — Donny quickly turned that into “Bust A Move” by Young MC.

12:14 p.m. — WALK THIS WAYYYY

12:10 p.m. — Time to fill up your water bottle? Take a look at our etiquette guide. Please respect the rules.

12:00 p.m. — The BJC is definitely levitating with Donny Burns’ rendition of “Levitating” by Dua Lipa. This is DaBaby free version, though.

11:49 a.m. — The crowd is really enjoying Donny Burns’ cover of Sweet Child O’ Mine. Good vibes in Bryce Jordan as we near hour 19!

11:38 a.m. — Say It Ain’t So!

11:36 a.m. — You’re calling my name but I gotta make it clear. Donny Burns, you rock! The band is jamming to Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith.

11:30 a.m. — Donny Burns & The 3rd Degree is on the stage! The band is rocking out to a cover of September by Earth, Wind, & Fire.

11:26 a.m. — 50 years of THON! Students and orgs are encouraged to submit items to be placed into the 2022 THON Time Capsule.

11:20 a.m. — Representative Benninghoff is on stage to hype up the crowd. “We will win and you will find a cure!”

11:16 a.m. — Wait, guys, it’s snowing outside?

11:09 a.m. — Dancer. Relations. Captains. Line. Dance.

11:04 a.m. — One Community, Forever A Home.

11:03 a.m. — Drumroll, please. The 2022 Homecoming theme is…

11:00 a.m. — The 18th hour of THON calls for a Congo line.

10:55 a.m. — The Beatles are blasting through the BJC. Whoever is on aux, we love you.

10:47 a.m. — Time for a stretch, folks. Open the gate. Close the gate. You know the drill.

10:44 a.m. — PSDA KICK LINE!

10:40 a.m. — THON Showcase winner PSDA is taking the stage. Let’s get it.

10:36 a.m. — Hailey Dougherty is sharing her story about the impact of collegiate blood drives for cancer patients. Keep donating blood, Penn Staters. Free juice boxes!


10:24 a.m. — Rumors are swirling that the BJC has temporarily run out of coffee. This is upsetting news.

10:18 a.m. — Emily Bushman is on the stage talking about her THON family experience battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She thanked Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Psi for supporting her throughout chemotherapy. Emily has now been in remission for two years!

10:05 a.m. — One donor has been growing her hair out since birth for this. That’s dedication.

9:57 a.m. — Eli’s favorite song is the Macarena, and that’s what we’re about to do!


9:44 a.m. — With another break in the action, we have The Jonas Brothers blasting throughout the BJC. Wouldn’t it be cool if they were actually here?

9:32 a.m. — Stack those cups!

9:31 a.m. — It’s time for Kids Color Wars! Daniel and Devon, it’s your move.

9:25 a.m. We have a bit of a lull in the action here with some music just playing over the loud speaker. Hey, the vibes are pretty chill.

9:21 a.m. — Casey said at the end of the video, “keep dancing!”

9:10 a.m. — Line dance time!

9:06 a.m. — “The Singing Lions” were performing via a livestream on the BJC video board, but due to technical difficulties, that was very short lived.

8:55 a.m. — Time for some Disney Heads Up. Very intense!

8:52 a.m. — Onward State’s own Frankie Marzano was just down on the stage with his committee. He looked like he was having the time of his life down there.

8:45 a.m. — We’re currently meeting some of the Greek communities’ new THON families.

8:43 a.m. —

8:34 a.m. — Whiplash and Pi Kappa Phi showing off their moves on the stage!

8:27 a.m. —

8:23 a.m. — If you missed any of the action during the first day of THON 2022, we have you covered.

8:22 a.m. — While you were probably asleep, a lot happened here in the BJC.

8:15 a.m. — Dancer. Relations. Captains.

8:10 a.m. — Time for dancer mail call!

8 a.m. — It’s time for a dance battle. That’s kind of sick.

7:57 a.m. — It’s Olympics theme hour, folks.

7:50 a.m. — Howdy, Dancer Relations captains!

7:47 a.m. — And with an angsty goodbye, SouthPaw exits after a killer set.

7:42 a.m. — Anyone want to bet on how many more times we’ll hear “I Want It That Way” this weekend?

7:38 a.m. — Umbrella, ella, ella, eh eh eh.


7:24 a.m. — A THON family picked this song!

7:15 a.m. — That guitar solo though!!!

7:12 a.m. — Ozzy is sure to get the crowd wired up. Are we sure the Crazy Train isn’t inside the BJC?

7:05 a.m. — We’re “slowing” things down here SouthPaw style with an alternative take on “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

6:57 a.m. — Good 4 THON!!!

6:53 a.m. — SouthPaw takes to stage with some Bowling for Soup!

6:47 a.m. — Looks like a band is setting up. Pretty soon the BJC will be pumped up with some live music.

6:36 a.m. — We got some contestants taking a shot at Name That Tune. Let’s see how they do!

6:30 a.m. — Still watching the mini Zambonis. I feel like a little kid at a hockey game and I love it.

6:28 a.m. — This crowd has got some pipes! The BJC is sounding good this fine Saturday morning.

6:17 a.m. — DIAMOND CAM!

6:10 a.m. — OPPerations has started mOPPing the floor. The barrier they have to hold up is just a string so OPPerations kinda looks like the leash babies from the daycare on campus.

6:07 a.m. — Baby, baby, baby, ohhhhh. I thought (THON) would always be mine.

6:00 a.m. — Minute To Win It is a go.

5:51 a.m. — Let’s stretch it alllllllll out.

5:44 a.m. — JoJoโ€™s pride inspires all // Simmons, please dunk the ball!


5:28 a.m. — My Hero Zero is unfortunately done. What a great group, and what a treat for the early morning crowd

5:27 a.m — ALL I DO IS WIN!


5:19 a.m. — Oh goodness, here comes “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. My Hero Zero doesn’t miss!

5:15 a.m. — As a matter of fact, Stacy’s mom really does got it going on.

5:12 a.m. — We’re all our own worst enemy sometimes, honestly.

5:11 a.m. — We got an original! The group is playing an original song called “Diamonds Up”, which was written in honor of THON

5:03 a.m. — I feel like walking 500 miles right now, man!


4:51 a.m. — My Hero Zero is going with an 80s theme for the foreseeable future. We’re definitely not complaining!

4:46 a.m. — A lot to soak in here.

4:44 a.m. — The group is covering “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas. It really doesn’t get much better than this.

4:41 a.m. — That’s right.

4:37 a.m. — “My Hero Zero” is taking the stage at the BJC!

4:35 a.m. —

4:26 a.m. — Looks like we have a band coming up next. They’re setting up on stage.

4:12 a.m. — WATER SOCIAL!

4:09 a.m. — Thanks, Joe

4:05 a.m. — Line. Dance. Time.


3:49 a.m. — The Statesmen, Penn State’s male a cappella group, is taking the stage at the BJC. They’re kicking it off with “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo. Starting with a bang, we see!

3:48 a.m. — That was a cool performance!

3:41 a.m. — Here comes Club Cheerleading.

3:35 a.m. — Sup, Dancer Relations captains!


3:21 a.m. — Billy Joel’s “Scene’s From an Italian Restaurant” is blasting through the BJC currently. What. A. Vibe.

3:15 a.m. — Nicely done, None Above! “Gameday Hour” has started, which features games throughout the BJC focused around, you guessed it, gameday!

3:08 a.m. — Urban Dance Troupe brought some excitement. Next up is the a cappella group “None Above.”

3:03 a.m. — Oh wow, they’re really good!

3:01 a.m. — Taking the stage now is the Urban Dance Troupe. Let’s see what they’ve got.

3:00 a.m. — Look at this gritty lad!

2:58 a.m. — Aaaaand goodbye Penn State Music Service Club. The group had some technical difficulties during their one-song performance, which doesn’t really seem fair.

2:53 a.m. — Here comes the Penn State Music Service Club!


2:35 a.m. — Honestly not too sure what’s going on right now. Just a lot of high-pitched singing.

2:32 a.m. — DJ Dosk brought some energy to the BJC late into the night.

2:31 a.m. — If you’re looking for a place to charge your phone, you have a few options.

2:30 a.m. — Slides of strength time!

2:24 a.m. — Jeopardy has concluded. Absolutely riveting

2:22 a.m. — That’s right

2:19 a.m. — They know they’re stuff, folks. There’s only been one wrong answer, and we’re almost 10 questions in.

2:15 a.m. — The four categories are Four Diamonds, THON History, General THON Knowledge, and Penn State Trivia. Wow.

2:14 a.m. — Time for the THON Game Show Jeopardy FINALE!


2:01 a.m. — After a few more songs, including Olivia Rodrigo’s “good 4 u”, it appears DJ Dosk is done. What a performance, man.

1:50 a.m. — DJ Dosk gets a nice “We Are” chant going right before blasting “Day ‘n’ Nite.”

1:50 a.m. — It’s not “All Too Well 10 Minute Version,” but “Love Story” will do for now

1:47 a.m. — At night, I think of ~youuuuuuuu~

1:43 a.m. — Anyways, here’s “Wonderwall.”


1:34 a.m. — If you’re about to head into your graveyard shift, you might need these tips on how to maintain some self-care.

1:27 a.m. — It feels like Champs on a Saturday night up in here.

1:21 a.m. — DJ Dosk is ready to bring some beats to the BJC.

1:12 a.m. — OMG her microphone doesn’t work.

1:11 a.m. — Dancer. Relations. captains.

1:10 a.m. — Club volleyball ball takes home the trivia win!

1:06 a.m. — This trivia game looks a lot like Wordle.

1:03 a.m. — The duo closes out with “I’m a Believer” and we’re all certainly believing in these dancers right now.

1:00 a.m. — Some High School Musical jams are making me emotional.

12:54 a.m. — What’s new, Scooby-Doo?

12:50 a.m. — After some technical difficulties, the two-man band called Park Hill steps up with the song “I Found A Way.”

12:38 a.m. — An Irish stepdance group, Rince na Leon, takes the stage with a performance to “September.”

12:30 a.m. — First time Dancer Relations captains are called to the stage today!

12:27 a.m. — Mmmmmm meal time. Tonight’s menu is assorted subs.

12:21 a.m. — TikTok complete. Record broken?

12:18 a.m. — Oh! The Nittany Lion is sturdy with it!

12:17 a.m. — The people are booing Katie for messing up.

12:14 a.m. — Katie would like to break the record for most people attempting a TikTok at once. She’s currently teaching us the dance.

12:13 a.m. — Katie Feeney makes her way to the stage. Get ready for some TikToks!

12:10 a.m. — Flooring Co. is producing some head-banging music to keep us all awake after a long day of THONing. Whatever keeps us from shutting our eyes.

12:07 a.m. — The Nittany Lion is sturdy with it.

12:00 a.m. — Well, it’s officially Saturday folks! You know what that means…

Friday, February 18

11:51 p.m. — Here comes “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World. Electric atmosphere here in the BJC.

11:46 p.m. — Flooring Co. takes the stage.

11:42 p.m. — Starting to think that THON should place cocktagons throughout the concourse of the BJC. It would really make bathroom breaks much more efficient.

11:21 p.m. — Update: the shirt is unfortunately not cow print, but it’s still really cool.

11:15 p.m. — Really vibing with the cow print shirt Moonroof’s guitarist is wearing right now.

11:09 p.m. — Moonroof kicked off Battle of the Bands with a song of their own and then moved on to groove with some Tame Impala.

11:01 p.m. — Sources were correct. It’s time for Battle of the Bands!

10:56 p.m. — Battle of the Bands may be coming up, per sources. (Source: the BJC video board that was probably not supposed to be showing a desktop.)

10:51 p.m. — Wake up, babe. New Wordle just dropped!

10:43 p.m. — Drink! That! Water!

10:35 p.m. — Well, that was quick. Dancer Relations captains head back to the stage!

10:30 p.m. — It’s time for the Superhero Stretch!

10:23 p.m. – E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles or Steelers? Close one.

10:22 p.m. — Penn State is, apparently, a Wawa school.

10:19 p.m. — It’s time to get groovy, folks.

10:09 p.m. — Dancer Relations captains to the stage!

9:55 p.m. — That’ll do it for Cutler’s THON 2022 performance.

9:51 p.m. — In a wild move, Cutler’s drummer almost just faceplanted while hopping over his drumset, but he’s okay.

9:48 p.m. — THE BJC IS COMING OUT OF ITS CAGE. Cutler closes out with an electric performance of “Mr. Brightside.”

9:46 p.m. — “You might feel like this is normal…but from an outside perspective, I’ve never seen anything like this.” Chelsea gets emo before she closes her performance with one more song.

9:41 p.m. — The blue bracelets look awesome in the BJC.

9:33 p.m. — The vibes are through the roof, as Cutler starts an electric “We Are” chant. Absolute chills.

9:31 p.m. — The flashlights are out at the BJC, as Cutler performs her and Quinn XCII’s “Stay Next To Me.”

9:25 p.m. — “This is really special, for real.” Chelsea Cutler is showing her love for THON.

9:18 p.m. — Chelsea takes the BJC along the slow vibe with “Crazier Things.”

9:12 p.m. — The BJC really has all the vibes, man.

9:05 p.m. — Chelsea says hi to the crowd!

9:00 p.m. — CHELSEA CUTLER takes the stage!!!

8:52 p.m. — This year is THONโ€™s 50th anniversary, and we canโ€™t help but reflect on all of the memories made over the years. What was your favorite?

8:47 p.m. — I wish the Berkey Creamery served hot cheese as an ice cream topping.

8:45 p.m. — Would you rather have feet for hands or hands for feet?

8:41 p.m. — FTK, anywhere and everywhere.

8:38 p.m. – โ€œAll Too Well,โ€ 10 minutes long // Coney Island, bing bong!

8:31 p.m. — Dancer Relations captains to the stage!

8:27 p.m. — Y’all see the BJC haze setting in?

8:24 p.m. — Grace Kave pays respect to Miley Cyrus with a rendition of “The Climb.”

8:19 p.m. — Lookin’ good, Mr. BJC.

8:17 p.m. — SPLIT ALERT!! Thanks, Eliana and PLL Dance Co.

8:13 p.m. — Talking to the ~moooooooooOOOooon~

8:11 p.m. — Gabby Bars.

8:09 p.m. — All of the lights! All of the lights!

8:07 p.m. — Gabby Barranta’s voice is so good the crowd is tearing up.

8:05 p.m. — Yes!

7:55 p.m. — It’s Disney and Avenger theme hour! Princesses and super heroes have arrived.

7:49 p.m. — The wave is getting going at the BJC as we near 8 p.m.

7:41 p.m. — Time to eat for Dancers 1-50! Pasta, sandwiches, and assorted salads are on the menu.

7:39 p.m. — Just too good.

7:35 p.m. — Cuteness overload on stage as the kids are now doing their best Nittany Lion roars.

7:31 p.m. — Penn State’s only all-female a capella group, Savoir Faire, just brought the house down with an awesome performance. They’ve now welcomed several kids to the stage for their performance of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.

7:27 p.m. — Timothy Piazza is once again being honored at this year’s THON Weekend.

7:25 p.m. — HAKUNA MATATA!

7:22 p.m. — This is fantastic.

7:18 p.m. — Kids Mail Call is rolling along with some classic Disney songs, including “Under The Sea.” Meanwhile, check out our video of the line dance if you need a quick refresher on this year’s moves.

7:09 p.m. — Nearly time for Kids Mail Call!

7:00 p.m. — Rules? Yes, there are plenty to follow this weekend.

6:57 p.m. — Tutorial is over! Now one more run-through with the rest of the Dancer Relations captains.

6:55 p.m. — “Coney Island, bing bong!” has to be towards the top of the list.

6:44 p.m. — Vibes are still high as the BJC works its way through the line dance.

6:33 p.m. — We’ve got ’em, ladies and gents! Your THON 2022 line dance lyrics.

6:24 p.m. — Dancer Relations captains are now taking us through a quick tutorial of this year’s line dance.

6:22 p.m. — LET’S GO

6:20 p.m. — A couple bars in there, no doubt.


6:13 p.m. — Well, until the first line dance, have a look at who’s dancing in THON this year.

6:11 p.m. — Okay we want the line dance now.

6:08 p.m. — Looking great so far.

6:00 p.m. — Here we go!

5:55 p.m. — THON Executive Director Kate Colgan has taken the stage and is introducing this year’s executive committee.

5:46 p.m. — We’ve got you covered with updates like crazy this weekend. However, if you’d like to follow along even more, here’s how you can watch THON live.

5:43: p.m. — Spidey!

5:41 p.m. — Time for the Orchesis Dance Company to take the stage as we inch closer to the start.

5:39 p.m. — Check out the best shots from the dancers’ entrance into the BJC.

5:37 p.m. — Olivia Notto and Frederick Miller have now taken the stage to perform Alanis Morisette’s “Head Over Feet.”

5:33 p.m. — There are still some COVID protocols to keep in mind this weekend.

5:30 p.m. — We’re just 30 minutes out! The energy is palpable in the BJC.

5:29 p.m. — The Pennharmonics DO NOT miss

5:25 p.m. — Looking good, BJC.

5:20 p.m. — Some special guests take the stage shortly before THON gets underway.

5:17 p.m. — Welcome to the City of THON!

5:15 p.m. — Good vibes only as the dancers made their way into the BJC.

4:48 p.m. — Can’t wait to hear this year’s line dance? Us too. Check out all of the work that goes into it each year.

4:41 p.m. — It sure is good to be back.

4:37 p.m. — Need a refresher on THON terminology? Look no further.

4:21 p.m. — Dancers are entering the building!

4:17 p.m. — Here we go…

3:52 p.m. — Time to lock in.

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