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Sam Cooper

Sam is a senior originally from Newtown, PA who majors in print journalism and is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. His athletic peak was age 11 so he decided to grow a beard and write about sports instead.

Mr. McGloin Goes to Washington

Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was passed on in last weekend's NFL Draft, but that does not mean his NFL dream has ended. On Tuesday, the Scranton signal caller announced that he would be participating in the Washington Redskins' rookie mini-camp beginning on Thursday.

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Senior Column: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Things Have a Weird Way of Working Out

OS editor Sam Cooper explains his Penn State journey from Beaver Stadium as an eight year old, to two years at Penn State Altoona, to his final two years at University Park.

Maggie Lucas

Maggie Lucas Adds Another Award to Her Trophy Case

Lady Lions guard Maggie Lucas had already garnered numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding junior campaign, but to win the Premier Players Women's Player of College Basketball Award, Lucas needed help from the fans.

Penn State Lionettes Win Second Consecutive National Championship

The Penn State Lionettes Dance Team won the National Championship earlier today at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. The victory marks the program's second consecutive National Championship and its second in program history.

Confirmed: Two Players to Transfer From Penn State Basketball Program

Penn State entered the offseason oversigned by one scholarship player. Today, the scholarship situation became clearer when the names of Patrick Ackerman and Akosa Maduegbunam appeared on CBS's Jeff Goodman's annual transfer list. When asked about the CBS report, basketball SID Brian Siegrist told Black Shoe Diaries that there were "no official roster changes to report at this time."

Penn State Baseball to Host Midweek Games with Kent State and Bucknell

The Penn State baseball team finally halted a losing streak that spanned 13 games on Sunday with a 11-3 win over Wright State at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. With five games in the next six days, the Nittany Lions (6-21) will look to build off the Wright State win and garner some momentum as the weather warms up in the month of April. Tonight at 7 p.m. they'll take on Kent State (14-15), who shutout the Nittany Lions 10-0 last week in Ohio. On Wednesday, Bucknell (9-22) will travel to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for a 6:05 p.m. first pitch.

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