Last week, Graham Spanier released (and subsequently blueballed us with) a preview of his State of the University address. After many sleepless nights and cold showers, the day finally arrived on Friday. Penn Staters everywhere awoke to an email from G-Span himself.
Grab a clean pair of pants, and without further ado, the State of the University:
There are some things that are bound to happen every year at Penn State: Rumors swirl about JoePa retiring. People raise an absurd amount of money for THON. But the most important occurrence of all is the Graham Spanier State of the University Address.
Yes, that's right, Afroman (Joseph Foreman) is coming to Happy Valley. This Grammy-nominated artist who brought us the popular songs "Because I Got High" and "Crazy Rap" (better known as "Colt 45") will be performing at 9 p.m. at the Mezzanine. Tickets are available at the door and cost $10.
It truly is what separates the men from the boys, and the awkwardly feminine from the possibly Canadian. It is Paternoville, and in the mind of this journalist it is one of the things that truly separates Penn State from the pack. This past week, I participated in the first Paternoville of the year in anticipation of the Youngstown State game. This year brings with it a renovated Gate A, and slightly new procedures for Paternoville.
And you thought you were having a rough year! Take a look at Meteorology professor Michael Mann's. Mann was the subject of a recent Virginia court case that focused on his time spent at the University of Virginia and grants he may have used in his climate research. The Virginia Attorney General, Kenneth Cuccinelli, lost his case forcing UVA to disclose the grant documents, but Mann still might not be out of the woods.
Read on to see what could be next for Mann...