Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Football
35 Replacing O’Brien: Who Will Be Penn State’s 18th Head Football Coach?

Rumors have been circulating for days about various coaches that are interested in replacing O’Brien, and now Athletic Director David Joyner and co. will be tasked with finding a replacement. We compiled a list of some potential candidates, but remember, as we learned with O’Brien, there’s no guarantee that Penn State will hire anyone who is mentioned early in the process.

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1 Onward State’s Top 10 Posts of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we here at Onward State are taking some time to reflect on a hectic but rewarding year. Our 2,498 published posts were viewed by millions of people from 221 countries and territories in 2013 (special shout out to the bro/bro-dette from Turkmenistan last week).

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Football
0 Penn Staters in the NFL: 2013 Season Review

Penn State has had a long-standing tradition of sending quality players to the NFL, and the 2013 season was no exception. Highlighted by Pro Bowl-worthy performances by NaVorro Bowman, Cameron Wake, and Tamba Hali, all 25 former Nittany Lions on NFL rosters in 2013 represented the Blue and White with pride and honor.

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Athletics
0 Penn State Sneaks Past Robert Morris 3-2 At Three Rivers Classic

For the second game in a row against Robert Morris, the Penn State men’s hockey team was able to put up a win with special teams. After scoring three power play goals in a win over the Colonials on November 1, Penn State scored two goals on the man-advantage last night to steal a 3-2 win from the Colonials. The Nittany Lions tallied a season-high 62 shots on goal in the win, which gives the team a berth in the championship game of the Three Rivers Classic on Saturday night.

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Football
0 Three Penn Staters Named To 2014 NFL Pro Bowl

Three former Penn State football players were named to the 2014 National Football League Pro Bowl on Friday night. Cameron Wake, NaVorro Bowman, and Tamba Hali will all represent their respective pro teams in the Pro Bowl, the NFL all-star game, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 26 at 7 p.m. This is the first season that the Pro Bowl will not be divided by conference, instead featuring a draft as captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select teams from the pool of players voted into the game.

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Athletics
0 Penn State Basketball Looks Ahead Toward Big Ten Schedule

A few days ago, we looked back on Penn State basketball’s performance during its non-conference schedule. The team is off to its best start since 2008-09, and it’s easy to argue that it could be even better. With that in mind, here are eight questions the team needs to answer heading into Big Ten play, which begins on Tuesday when the Nittany Lions host 5th ranked Michigan State.

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Sandusky Scandal
1 ‘365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley’ Documentary To Premiere Tonight

There are at least three documentaries focused on the Sandusky fallout in the final production stages, but none are more hyped than “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley.” Directed by Erik Proulx and produced by Eric Porterfield, the full-length documentary will premiere tonight at the State Theatre in a special invitation-only red carpet event.

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THON
0 ‘Diamonds in the Air’ MP3 and Music Video Released

Brittany Hicks and Chris Carmody’s original song “Diamonds in the Air,” which they debuted at the Mr. and Mrs. THON Pageant last month, was released on iTunes on Friday. Hicks and Carmody came up with the idea of writing an original song about THON when the two were selected as Mr. and Mrs. PR for the Mr. and Mrs. THON Pageant. “Diamonds In The Air,” which features Carmody playing the guitar and rapping and Hicks singing, was a combined effort between the two earlier in the semester.The song is available on iTunes for $0.99, and all proceeds benefit THON. Hicks and Carmody decided to release it on iTunes after the song’s widespread popularity following its debut at the Mr. and Mrs. THON Pageant.

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