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Penn State Football's Identity Crisis is Over Penn State Football's Identity Crisis is Over
by Mike Poorman

James Franklin made it clear about being comfortable in Penn State’s new skin: ”If that’s how you think and how you feel, then you won’t ever understand me and you won't ever understand us.” Then he said, “That’s our identity” and “that’s who we are.” Full Story →

TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Sept. 22-24 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for Sept. 22-24

Happy Friday, Happy Valley! Pop Up Ave, The Great Insect Fair, Coy Lutz Memorial Rodeo, Patton Township Children's Festival, Al Stewart at the State Theatre and Nittany Con are just some of the events to check out this weekend.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Barron Responds to White Supremacist Fliers on Penn State Campus Barron Responds to White Supremacist Fliers on Penn State Campus

“We have expressed our obligation to free speech, which prohibits our removal of posters from general purpose bulletin boards on campus based solely on content,” Barron wrote in the letter. “We, however, want to emphasize our strong opposition to the racist ideology espoused by those who are p

StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Projects to Bring Retail, Commercial Space to Benner Pike Projects to Bring Retail, Commercial Space to Benner Pike

Benner Pike could soon see nearly 50,000 square feet of retail and commercial space between two different projects.

StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sean Yoder
Previewing Week 5 of Centre County High School Football Previewing Week 5 of Centre County High School Football

State College heads to Mechanicsburg, Bellefonte hosts Tyrone in a Mountain League showdown and more as the high school football season rolls on.

StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch

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Lady Grey's Cabaret Returns to State Theatre Lady Grey's Cabaret Returns to State Theatre
31 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Lady Grey's Late Night Cabaret kicks off its second season with an Opening Night Speakeasy Party at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday in the Attic at the State Theatre. [Read More]
Two Men Charged in Vehicle Thefts Two Men Charged in Vehicle Thefts
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Two men are facing felony and misdemeanor charges after they were reportedly found in a stolen car in State College. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors
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The Avid Gardener: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
None of us want pests to hitchhike on plants we bring back indoors for the winter. Some plants make good candidates for wintering over and some should hit the compost heap. Here are considerations I weigh with my limited inside space. [Read More]
Penn State Student-Produced Shows Earn Top Honors Penn State Student-Produced Shows Earn Top Honors
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com
For the fourth time in the last five years, “Centre County Report,” a weekly program produced by students and faculty from the Penn State. Bellisario College of Communications, won best newscast in the College/University Production Awards — the equivalent of regional Emmy Awards — from the N [Read More]
Penn State Football: A Small But Meaningful Change Penn State Football: A Small But Meaningful Change
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"That's one of the first things you have to do," James Franklin said after practice earlier this week. "Is to teach the players how not to lose. These are the things that lose games for you, and before we start to learn how to win, learn, we've got to stop doing those things." [Read More]
Penn State No Refund Theatre Presents 'Circle Mirror Transformation' Penn State No Refund Theatre Presents 'Circle Mirror Transformation'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Emma Dieter
Penn State's No Refund Theatre took a turn for the contemporary this week with their production of the 2009 Off-Broadway hit, “Circle Mirror Transformation.” [Read More]
Discovery Space Announces Soft Open Date for New Location Discovery Space Announces Soft Open Date for New Location
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The interactive children's science museum is almost ready to show the community its new digs. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Smith Lands Off The Field Honors Penn State Football: Smith Lands Off The Field Honors
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior linebacker Brandon Smith has been named to the Allstate, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team. [Read More]
Annual Event Welcomes Purple Heart Recipients for Hunting and Fishing Weekend Annual Event Welcomes Purple Heart Recipients for Hunting and Fishing Weekend
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation will hold its fifth annual hunting and fishing event for Purple Heart recipients Friday through Monday in Rebersburg. [Read More]
Investigation Continues in Wildlife Killings on Penn State Campus
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Investigation Continues in Wildlife Killings on Penn State Campus
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are continuing to investigate and say someone used a homemade blowgun mechanism to kill the wildlife. [Read More]

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Lady Grey's Cabaret Returns to State Theatre Lady Grey's Cabaret Returns to State Theatre
31 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Lady Grey's Late Night Cabaret kicks off its second season with an Opening Night Speakeasy Party at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday in the Attic at the State Theatre. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors
Column
The Avid Gardener: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
None of us want pests to hitchhike on plants we bring back indoors for the winter. Some plants make good candidates for wintering over and some should hit the compost heap. Here are considerations I weigh with my limited inside space. [Read More]
Penn State Student-Produced Shows Earn Top Honors Penn State Student-Produced Shows Earn Top Honors
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com
For the fourth time in the last five years, “Centre County Report,” a weekly program produced by students and faculty from the Penn State. Bellisario College of Communications, won best newscast in the College/University Production Awards — the equivalent of regional Emmy Awards — from the N [Read More]
Penn State No Refund Theatre Presents 'Circle Mirror Transformation' Penn State No Refund Theatre Presents 'Circle Mirror Transformation'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Emma Dieter
Penn State's No Refund Theatre took a turn for the contemporary this week with their production of the 2009 Off-Broadway hit, “Circle Mirror Transformation.” [Read More]
Discovery Space Announces Soft Open Date for New Location Discovery Space Announces Soft Open Date for New Location
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The interactive children's science museum is almost ready to show the community its new digs. [Read More]
Annual Event Welcomes Purple Heart Recipients for Hunting and Fishing Weekend Annual Event Welcomes Purple Heart Recipients for Hunting and Fishing Weekend
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation will hold its fifth annual hunting and fishing event for Purple Heart recipients Friday through Monday in Rebersburg. [Read More]
Doug Arnold: The Little-Known Pillar of State College Football Success
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Doug Arnold: The Little-Known Pillar of State College Football Success
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
He was an unlikely candidate for a coaching position in football, but over the course of 32 years, Doug Arnold led State College's ninth grade team to a 168-75-7 record and five undefeated seasons before finally retiring from the role this summer. [Read More]
Curiosity Cube Brings Cutting-Edge Science to Local Schools Curiosity Cube Brings Cutting-Edge Science to Local Schools
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Students at area schools are getting a chance this week to check out advanced scientific technology and learn through hands-on experiments as the Curiosity Cube visits Centre County. [Read More]
Penn State's Great Insect Fair Returns with a View of the 'Unseen' Penn State's Great Insect Fair Returns with a View of the 'Unseen'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Penn State's Great Insect Fair returns this weekend to give the public an glimpse at the often unseen world of bugs. [Read More]
Slab Cabin Run Initiative Reaches Goal, 300 Acres to Be Conserved Slab Cabin Run Initiative Reaches Goal, 300 Acres to Be Conserved
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Three hundred acres of iconic agricultural land in College and Harris townships will be permanently conserved as ClearWater Conservancy's Slab Cabin Run Initiative has reached its $2.75 million goal. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: A Small But Meaningful Change Penn State Football: A Small But Meaningful Change
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"That's one of the first things you have to do," James Franklin said after practice earlier this week. "Is to teach the players how not to lose. These are the things that lose games for you, and before we start to learn how to win, learn, we've got to stop doing those things." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Smith Lands Off The Field Honors Penn State Football: Smith Lands Off The Field Honors
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior linebacker Brandon Smith has been named to the Allstate, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team. [Read More]
Doug Arnold: The Little-Known Pillar of State College Football Success
Column
Doug Arnold: The Little-Known Pillar of State College Football Success
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
He was an unlikely candidate for a coaching position in football, but over the course of 32 years, Doug Arnold led State College's ninth grade team to a 168-75-7 record and five undefeated seasons before finally retiring from the role this summer. [Read More]
Penn State Men’s Soccer Downs Detroit Mercy at Jeffrey Field Penn State Men’s Soccer Downs Detroit Mercy at Jeffrey Field
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jim Davidson
Behind goals from Mitchel Bringolf and Mac Curran, Penn State men’s soccer defeated Detroit Mercy, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Jeffrey Field. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Not Worried About Kicking Despite Bumpy Start Penn State Football: Franklin Not Worried About Kicking Despite Bumpy Start
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Tyler is a guy that you're going to get really good feedback. You know, if he missed it, he's going to say he missed it. If he felt like they missed the spot but he still should have made it, he'll say that. Maybe missed the spot a little bit, but I still should have made the kick; or the snap [Read More]
Eichel, Sabres Beat Penguins In Overtime 4-3 At Pegula Ice Arena Eichel, Sabres Beat Penguins In Overtime 4-3 At Pegula Ice Arena
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For the 6,222 fans packed into Pegula Ice Arena on Tuesday night a Penguins' victory would have pleased nearly all of them. But if the crowd had to go home without that, a Jack Eichel game-winner in overtime was not a bad second choice for those just interested in seeing some high level hockey. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Heading Into Big Ten Play Receivers Getting In On Scoring Penn State Football: Heading Into Big Ten Play Receivers Getting In On Scoring
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's hard to argue with Penn State's methods so far this season, but it's also hard not to imagine how much better this offense could get if the receivers are only just getting started. [Read More]
Winning Respect Winning Respect
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Frank Bodani, Town&Gown
Despite early concerns, Penn State's entry to the Big Ten has paid dividends on and off the field. [Read More]
Penn State's Simone Lee Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Penn State's Simone Lee Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
Penn State's Simone Lee on Monday shared Big Ten women’s volleyball player of the week honors with Michigan’s Carly Skjodt following a strong showing at the Penn State Classic. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling Announces Schedule, BJC Dual Set for Primetime Against Iowa Penn State Wrestling Announces Schedule, BJC Dual Set for Primetime Against Iowa
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Coming off its second-straight national title and sixth in seven years, Penn State wrestling released on Monday its schedule for the 2017-18 season. [Read More]

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Penn State Student-Produced Shows Earn Top Honors Penn State Student-Produced Shows Earn Top Honors
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com
For the fourth time in the last five years, “Centre County Report,” a weekly program produced by students and faculty from the Penn State. Bellisario College of Communications, won best newscast in the College/University Production Awards — the equivalent of regional Emmy Awards — from the N [Read More]
Penn State Football: A Small But Meaningful Change Penn State Football: A Small But Meaningful Change
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"That's one of the first things you have to do," James Franklin said after practice earlier this week. "Is to teach the players how not to lose. These are the things that lose games for you, and before we start to learn how to win, learn, we've got to stop doing those things." [Read More]
Penn State No Refund Theatre Presents 'Circle Mirror Transformation' Penn State No Refund Theatre Presents 'Circle Mirror Transformation'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Emma Dieter
Penn State's No Refund Theatre took a turn for the contemporary this week with their production of the 2009 Off-Broadway hit, “Circle Mirror Transformation.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Smith Lands Off The Field Honors Penn State Football: Smith Lands Off The Field Honors
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior linebacker Brandon Smith has been named to the Allstate, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team. [Read More]
Investigation Continues in Wildlife Killings on Penn State Campus
Video
Investigation Continues in Wildlife Killings on Penn State Campus
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are continuing to investigate and say someone used a homemade blowgun mechanism to kill the wildlife. [Read More]
Penn State's Great Insect Fair Returns with a View of the 'Unseen' Penn State's Great Insect Fair Returns with a View of the 'Unseen'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Penn State's Great Insect Fair returns this weekend to give the public an glimpse at the often unseen world of bugs. [Read More]
Judge Dismisses Spanier Lawsuit Against Freeh Judge Dismisses Spanier Lawsuit Against Freeh
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Specially-presiding Judge Robert Eby on Wednesday dismissed Graham Spanier's defamation lawsuit against Louis Freeh, but wrote that Spanier could file to have that judgment set aside if his criminal conviction on a child endangerment charge is overturned. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Not Worried About Kicking Despite Bumpy Start Penn State Football: Franklin Not Worried About Kicking Despite Bumpy Start
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Tyler is a guy that you're going to get really good feedback. You know, if he missed it, he's going to say he missed it. If he felt like they missed the spot but he still should have made it, he'll say that. Maybe missed the spot a little bit, but I still should have made the kick; or the snap [Read More]
Penn State Faculty to Perform as Happy Valley Improv at State Theatre Penn State Faculty to Perform as Happy Valley Improv at State Theatre
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Anthony Fiset
Just a year ago, Andrea McCloskey, an associate professor of education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State, attended a three-day theater improv summer camp. When she returned home to State College, her experience inspired her to find a similar improv group locally. But none [Read More]
Eichel, Sabres Beat Penguins In Overtime 4-3 At Pegula Ice Arena Eichel, Sabres Beat Penguins In Overtime 4-3 At Pegula Ice Arena
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For the 6,222 fans packed into Pegula Ice Arena on Tuesday night a Penguins' victory would have pleased nearly all of them. But if the crowd had to go home without that, a Jack Eichel game-winner in overtime was not a bad second choice for those just interested in seeing some high level hockey. [Read More]
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Lora Gauss

The Avid Gardener: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors

None of us want pests to hitchhike on plants we bring back indoors for the winter. Some plants make good candidates for wintering over and some should hit the compost heap. Here are considerations I weigh with my limited inside space.

Mike Poorman

Penn State Football's Identity Crisis is Over

James Franklin made it clear about being comfortable in Penn State’s new skin: ”If that’s how you think and how you feel, then you won’t ever understand me and you won't ever understand us.” Then he said, “That’s our identity” and “that’s who we are.”

Doug Arnold: The Little-Known Pillar of State College Football Success Bill Horlacher

He was an unlikely candidate for a coaching position in football, but over the course of 32 years, Doug Arnold led State College's ninth grade team to a 168-75-7 record and five undefeated seasons before finally retiring from the role this summer.

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