July 18, 2015 |
Tuition for incoming freshmen and sophomores at Pennsylvania State University's main campus would rise 2.7 percent, or $450, for 2015-16 under a proposal passed by the board of trustees' finance committee Thursday. In-state students would pay $17,022, up from $16,572 last year, the university said. Out-of-state students also would pay more. In March, the trustees approved a 3.89 percent increase in room-and-board costs. If the tuition proposal is adopted this week, the total per-student cost, including fees, would exceed $28,100 for next year.
July 18, 2015 |
Penn State football coach James Franklin gathered former and current players Thursday morning for a special announcement: The players' names that had been stitched onto the backs of the Nittany Lions' blue-and-white jerseys since 2012 were coming off. Jerseys with no names revive one of Penn State's oldest traditions. "I've thought about this since day one but I just thought year one wasn't the right time to make the decision," the second-year coach said Thursday night. "There was a lot of issues, a lot of things we had to overcome.
July 15, 2015 |
After picking up 16 commitments in the 2016 class, the Nittany Lions have added their first 2017 recruit, four-star quarterback Sean Clifford. He announced his decision Monday on Twitter: "Blessed and excited that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Penn State University!" The 6-foot-2, 203-pound quarterback from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati also received offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, and Missouri. Clifford received a four-star rating from 247 Sports and Rivals.com.
July 13, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Fans and family members packed the stands at the Penn State Lacrosse Field for the football team's 13th annual Lift For Life Saturday morning. The Lift For Life is the main event for the school's chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which benefits the Kidney Cancer Association. The chapter has raised over $1 million since 2003. This year's event pitted the Nittany Lions offense against the defense in a series of scored competitions, including the bench press, sled pull and push, tire flip, dead lift, an obstacle course, and tug-of-war.
July 12, 2015 |
Quinn Nordin, widely recognized as the top kicker in the class of 2016, has committed to Penn State. The Rockford (Mich.) kicker recently narrowed his choices down to the Nittany Lions and his home-state Michigan Wolverines. Other schools in the running included Georgia, Michigan State, Iowa, and Arizona State. However, the Lions have been the prohibitive favorite for some time now. When Nordin spoke with 247sports.com recently, he said that the head coaches were the main reason he had narrowed his choices down to the group of finalist.
July 3, 2015
Penn State continues to receive oral commitments from defensive linemen for the Class of 2016, having gotten a pledge from defensive end Daniel Joseph of Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Joseph, who announced his commitment Tuesday, is rated at four stars by 247Sports.com and three stars by Scout.com. Although he received nearly 20 scholarship offers, he went with Penn State rather quickly after making an unofficial visit June 20. "He loved the atmosphere, the guys on the team, the education part of it and what Penn State could do for him after football," Lake Forest coach Robin Bowkett told the Chicago Tribune.
June 28, 2015 |
Downingtown East senior tight end Cary Angeline, a four-star prospect who was recruited by topflight programs across the country, committed Friday afternoon to play at southern Cal. He took an unofficial visit to the school in April. "I liked pretty much everything about it," the 17-year-old said. "I felt at home on campus, was real comfortable with the coaches and the players. And Los Angeles is a great city. " The 6-foot-7, 230-pounder, the eighth-ranked tight end in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, chose the Trojans over Alabama, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others.
June 26, 2015 |
Former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett has joined Penn State's football team as a consultant, the Nittany Lions said Wednesday. Haslett, a native of Pittsburgh, coached the Saints from 2000 through 2005 and led the team to its first playoff win. His most recent position came with the Washington Redskins, where he spent the last five years as defensive coordinator. Coach James Franklin's statement announcing the move did not mention whether Haslett would work in any specific area on offense, defense or special teams.
June 24, 2015 |
TAILGATERS AT Penn State football games will have a new brew to wash down all their 'dogs and ribs next season. The Latrobe City Brewing Co. is producing the Paterno Legacy Series of beer in honor of the late Joe Paterno, who died in January of 2012. JoePa spent 62 seasons with the Lions, 46 as their head coach, before he was fired amid the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The idea for the beer came from Jay Paterno, Joe's son, who was his father's assistant for 17 seasons.
June 17, 2015 |
LAS VEGAS - D.J. Newbill is the poster child for perseverance. He overcame it when his dream college turned its back on him and then the situation at his new school did not work out. He also dealt with the death of his mother. But while some people might have given up on their dreams, the recent Penn State graduate remained motivated. Now the 6-foot-4, 210-pound point guard could hear his named called in the second round of the NBA draft on June 25. "I talk to all my friends back home.