Penn State women’s gymnastics associate head coach Rachelle Thompson stepped down from her spot after allegations of abuse surfaced involving her and head coach Jeff Thompson.
Solicitor General Bruce Castor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he has asked an investigator to report “what an investigation into the Second Mile might look like.”
Jerry Sandusky was back in Centre County Court Monday as his lawyers made arguments seeking a new trial.
A Penn State student group will host a gala on Friday night to benefit the Centre County Women’s Resource Center as the culmination of the university’s Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
Ferguson Township Police are investigating the death of a 23-year old Penn State student. The department said there were no signs of foul play and a preliminary investigation indicated the death may be substance-related.
Housing was the key focus of discussion for the State College Borough Council on Monday night, with a lengthy debate over potential exemption of graduate students from the definition of student homes in the housing ordinance resulting in plans for further discussion.
An obscene note has Penn State Police investigating an incident of harassment and ethnic intimidation.
For the seventh consecutive year, members of the Penn State community will travel to the state Capitol in Harrisburg to rally for state support and talk with legislators about the impact of state appropriations for the university.
A statewide grand jury determined that at least 50 priests or religious leaders in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown sexually abused hundreds of children over a period of 40 years, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday. Of those named in the grand jury testimony, there are priests who were connected to both Penn State and the State College area.
The NFLPA and Penn State’s World Campus are joining together to help current and former NFL players earn a degree.
Penn State scientists made a discovery that could lead to a new treatment for a severe form of autism.
At Penn State, students counting on state grant money for student aid won’t receive those funds until there’s a budget, leaving the university to foot the bill in the mean time.The budget, which is now 163 days late as it originally had a June 30 due date, is still being worked on by state legislators.
From studying with students to leading a “We Are!” chant, it seems that there isn’t much this robot can’t do. Nao, a robot brought to life by Penn State Information Sciences and Technology, showcased its skills on Nov. 21 at a tailgating event with President Eric Barron.
“You see this with every change of logo with every institution,” university president Eric Barron said. “Thirty years from now, people will be furious when this one gets changed.”
Carl Rowits, a Penn State junior, teamed up with his roommate Reg Goeke, also a junior at Penn State, and created a business that designs and produces bow ties.
The buttons, distributed by Citizens Bank each year, are going retro. Eleven of the best slogans from past seasons of Penn State football are making a comeback in 2015.
The Metropolitan building, located on the corner of West College Avenue and South Atherton Street, will be one of the first buildings in State College that offers amenities to both Penn State students and the State College residents.
29-year-old Jerod Chapman was breaking down a crane on Friday evening at the Burrowes Building to move it when another worker reportedly removed a pin.
I get it. You really, really don’t think of Rutgers as a rival to Penn State. If you haven’t heard, just check any message board discussing the Monday announcement that this season’s game against Rutgers will be played at night. And you aren’t “wrong.” Penn State picking up 23 wins in 25 meetings doesn’t exactly scream competitive rivalry. But 25 games covers a lot of time. 25 games also covers a lot of different versions of Penn State and Rutgers football.
It’s a position that has helped shape the perception of the program for decades. Some of the nation’s best linebackers call State College home every year, replacing an elite linebacker who now calls the NFL home. Penn State has plenty of talent this year but question still remains. Who’s next?
Bill O’Brien reinvented how Penn State fans thought the tight end position could be used and it has been an area of interest ever since. The good news for Penn State is that there is plenty of talent coming back into the fold. There is work left to be done, but some of the best talent on the offensive side of the ball could come from this bunch.
James Franklin is actually a pro at pro-style offenses. He does want duel threats – as in players who want to win. The duel-threat moniker that has been hung on him is somewhat of a misnomer. Proof positive: Jake Zembiec.
Penn State is in a good place and a bad place with quarterbacks heading into spring practice. On the one hand, Christian Hackenberg returns for a third year behind an allegedly improved offensive line. Other than that though the question remains: Who is the next starting quarterback at Penn State? If by chance Hackenberg returns for a senior season that question won’t need to be answered, but unless Penn State is starting a true freshman next year, the next man up is either transferring in, or already on this roster.
Potter County Senior Judge John Leete issued a ruling Monday that represents a victory and a defeat for both sides of the ongoing Paterno-NCAA lawsuit.
James Franklin and about thirty dozen of his closest friends got together in Holuba Hall on Saturday morning. It was Practice Five of Penn State’s 2015 spring football season. But Job One for Franklin was about a half-dozen things. All were part of Penn State football. And Franklin was in the middle of them all — equal parts CEO, coach, recruiter, cheerleader, spokesman, and even manager.