The NCAA just reduced scholarship sanctions against Penn State Football. Starting with the next recruiting class, the Nittany Lions will be able to add five scholarships a year, meaning they’ll be back up to a full class of 25 by 2015-2016. Here’s the breakdown from SB Nation: Penn State’s reduced sanctions a major boost for [...]
On Culture and #Culture – Onward State
About 22 months ago, everything went to hell at my alma mater, Penn State University. We found out that the leadership of the university was aware that Jerry Sandusky was likely engaging in, at the very least, very unusual and suspicious behavior ten years earlier and did not do [...]
The two great blue and white football programs, Penn State and Yale, have changed their uniforms and the results are mixed.
THON 2013 total tops $12.3 million – The Collegian
Penn State Dance Marathon raised $12,374,034.46, over $1.6 million more than 2012. When I was a student, it broke $2 million and we were in amazed.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the [...]
Getting B1Gger: Maryland, Rutgers to join Big Ten – Examiner.com
Look at this! I’ve come out of my Penn State blogging slumber. Sort of. More of that someday, but today the big story is that Penn State has (a) new neighbor(s) in the Big Ten Conference.
The University of Maryland has accepted an invitation to the Big [...]
Tweaking the tradition – Altoona Mirror
And while the Boston Red Sox, Pitt football and others have elevated “Sweet Caroline” to a staple for their games, that popular PSU tradition may be interrupted or discontinued.
Long overdue, particularly considering the awful origins of the song:
Neil Diamond Storytellers by JimGoodwine
Okay, in the real world, I’m glad they are [...]
My COMM 320 professor at Penn State, Wayne Hilinski died over the winter; his obituary appeared yesterday in the CDT/Legacy.com. I took his advertising class, but mostly remember him from sitting out in front of Carnegie Building chatting and having fun with the journalism vs. advertising rivalry. For being on the “other side” he was [...]
PepsiCo awarded exclusive Penn State contract – CDT
The official soft drink of Penn State will remain Pepsi for another 10 years if a contract between the university and Pepsi is completed in July as expected. The details are still being worked out, but Pepsi would have continue to have exclusive pouring and vending rights on [...]
The Jerry Sandusky Case Gets Weirder, Busier – Black Shoe Diaries
In case you are wondering what is going on in the scandal that Jerry Sandusky unleashed on Penn State, visit that link above. In short, whiskey-tango-foxtrot in perpetuity. Everybody lost and that’s never going to change. Well, Sandusky may win, because the Pennsylvania prosecutors appear [...]
Sara Ganim, Patriot-News win Pulitzer Prize for Jerry Sandusky coverage – Patriot-News
In one of the least surprising developments of the scandal Jerry Sandusky has plunged Penn State into is the announcement that Sara Ganim (Journalism, 2008) has won the Pultizer Prize for her Patriot-News reporting. Specifically, it is for Local Reporting:
Awarded to Sara Ganim and [...]