If the rumblings around campus today are any indication, people care a lot more about Jay-Z’s famous wife being in town than the actual concert tonight. While it’s highly unlikely the couple is even in State College yet — and virtually impossible that Beyoncé is on campus — some of these are pretty funny.
Monthly Archives: January, 2014
Expect some fireworks at Penn State Friday night as university workers take on a messy flock of crows.
The first round of speakers for the fourth annual TEDxPSU conference was announced today by the executive committee. The conference, which will take place March 2, 2014 in Schwab Auditorium, has become a staple at Penn State and brings together innovators and thinkers to share ideas worth spreading.
Former Marines Squad Leader Patrick Gorski, a Penn State junior, has a new mission: bringing the university to the moon.
The Lady Lions had to battle their way to victory Thursday night, but were able to defeat Purdue 75-72 to move to 16-4 on the season and 7-1 in Big Ten play.
James Franklin has added prestigious guests to his signing day event, backer U’s own LaVar Arrington and Michael Mauti.
Three-star defensive back Amani Oruwariye has committed to Penn State, according to a report from ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren.
We sat down with Suzanne Graney, Director of the Four Diamonds Fund, for 10 Q&A’s on what she works on with the Executive Committee, the behind-the-scenes of THON, and what inspires her to do everything FTK.
It’s still unclear how downtown bars and taverns will handle this year’s State Patty’s Day event, but one thing is nearly certain, the downtown area will not be alcohol-free.
It’s Thursday night at 2 a.m. You’ve had some refreshments after completing (most of) a long week. What could be better right now than the unbelievable deliciousness that is Wings Over? But it’s closed, like it always is on Thursdays at this time.
Cumberland Posey, one of Penn State’s first black athletes — some say he was the first — , only played professionally for a few years because he discovered his talent was in team management. His business skills made the Homestead Grays one of the most successful teams in Negro league history. It’s been said he had a keen eye for choosing young players to develop into star athletes, with Posey having the record to prove it. Posey’s team won nine Negro National League championships from 1937 to 1945, including two world titles.
A full-page ad appeared on page 5 of yesterday’s Daily Collegian that read: “Dear J, Hope she was worth it. Go f**k yourself. XO, C.” Turns out it was all a marketing ploy for a band.
Her battle began around March of last year when she began to notices twitches and small movements. After suffering multiple seizures, the diagnosis was confirmed as cancer. Since the last time we caught up with Kayla, she has hit a couple of “speed bumps,” including being taken out of a chemotherapy study and put into a different one because her low blood levels called for a blood transfusion in late November.
There are 24 campuses in the Penn State system. The one that gets the most attention is University Park, but what about the other 23? That’s where we come in with our newest 23 part series, Better Know a Branch Campus, inspired by Stephen Colbert’s Better Know a District. Next up: Penn State New Kensington.
The Nittany Lions entered their seventh conference game of the season with a 1-5 record that just as easily could have been a 5-1 record. Penn State’s previous five games had been decided by four points or less, with the Nittany Lions losing four of those Big Ten matchups. Tonight’s games in Columbus was just as close, but Penn State was able to win its second conference game in a row with a comeback overtime victory over the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes in a game that looked to be over late in the second half.
Penn State football unveiled the Recent Graduate Program for season tickets this afternoon. For those who received an undergraduate degree from the university from 2010-2014, season tickets in the North Upper Deck can be purchased for a 35 percent discount.
Penn State women’s volleyball assistant coach Steve Aird has officially been named the head coach of the Maryland Terrapins program on Wednesday, according to the athletics website. Aird has been as assistant with the Nittany Lions national championship-winning program for the past two seasons, previously serving as Penn State’s Director of Operations during the 2007 season.
Since their formation last Spring, the Penn State Storm Chase Team has been hard at work preparing for their summer trip to the Midwest to chase storms and try to see a tornado or two. In addition to a preliminary trip this past summer to train the officers, there have been several small trips in the fall when severe weather threatened near Happy Valley.
The Ultimate ESPN 300 annual list is out, and Penn State makes another strong showing. The list ranks the top college football prospects since 2006, based upon ESPN’s grade and projection coming out of high school and actual college performance. Basically, it ranks which players lived up to the hype.
Glen may have been exhausted, but he hadn’t played a single minute that night. Even so, he still had dished out the most important assist of the week. Only 24-hours earlier, Glen had begun the first of four injections as part of a bone marrow donation procedure. A member of Be The Match, Penn State’s assistant captain received word earlier in the month that he was a match for a patient in need.
Could James Franklin be looking to make a splash with his next commit? If his comments to TMZ Sports are any indication, he may be looking to do just that with the son of rap royalty.
He might be the most powerful student at Penn State, and you’ve probably never heard of him. I’m talking, of course, about Jesse Scott, a down-to-earth 31-year old Penn State Ph.D. student who likes to cook, go dancing with his wife Laura, and watch Doctor Who in his free time. Work time for Scott, however, is a good deal more serious. He chairs the University Park Allocation Committee, which allocates about $4 million in funding to student organizations throughout the year.