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June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania State University has opposed a move by a coalition of media organizations - including the Inquirer, the Daily News, and philly.com - to unseal court records surrounding settlements it paid to end claims by accusers of Jerry Sandusky. In a new filing, Penn State lawyers cited the need to maintain confidentiality for the alleged victims, some of whom have claimed that head football coach Joe Paterno or his assistants knew as early as the 1970s that Sandusky had sexually assaulted them.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
Nearly 200 Pennsylvania State University freshmen have accepted the school's offer to forgo enrolling at the main campus in State College and attend a regional campus for their first year at a $10,000 to $20,000 discount. Penn State offered the deal to about 2,800 of its 8,600 freshmen admitted to its main campus, and as of Wednesday's deadline, 190 students had signed on, said Clark Brigger, executive director of undergraduate admissions. The university on Thursday planned to extend the offer to 5,000 more freshmen, he said.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Right after halftime, Penn State's Ally Heavens stood next to a Northwestern player. In the pouring rain, Heavens' jersey was soaked. The Northwestern player had changed into a new uniform. "A lot of top-ranked teams, they get a lot of gear. They get a lot of stuff, so I was like,'Damn,' " Heavens said. But the Nittany Lions ended up losing by only 5-4 to the perennial powerhouse. That was why Heavens said she chose to play at Penn State in October of her junior year at Garnet Valley High School.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
North Carolina played keep-away for nearly nine full minutes and it was just barely enough to end Penn State's season in women's lacrosse. With a minute and a half left Friday, the Nittany Lions finally forced a turnover and had a chance to tie the score. But Tar Heels goalie Caylee Waters came up with one final stop to seal the victory. "That's what it takes to make a national championship game," North Carolina coach Jenny Levy said of the save. The third-seeded Tar Heels (19-2)
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Friday at Talen Energy Stadium, Chester. NORTH CAROLINA vs. PENN STATE, 5 p.m. Records: North Carolina, 18-2, 7-0 Atlantic Coast; Penn State, 14-6, 3-2 Big Ten. Coaches: North Carolina, Jenny Levy, 21st year, 293-106; Penn State, Missy Doherty, 6thyear, 155-87. Road to the Final Four: North Carolina defeated Duke, 15-10, and Notre Dame. 10-6; Penn State defeated Winthrop, 16-6; Florida, 14-13; and Penn, 8-4. Key Players: North Carolina, A/M Molly Hendrick (55 goals, 12assists)
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
While some universities can't attract enough students these days, Pennsylvania State University is flush - a little too flush. With hundreds more freshmen than expected accepting admission offers at the main campus in State College this year, the university for the first time is offering a special financial deal to some incoming freshmen: Attend one of the 18 other undergraduate campuses spread throughout the state for the first year, and...
SPORTS
May 23, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
Penn's run has come to an end. The Quakers, the seventh seed, lost to unseeded Penn State, 8-4, in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals at University Park, Pa., on Saturday. The game started well for the Quakers, whose Caroline Cummings and Catherine Dickinson scored the first two goals. But Penn had no answer for the Nittany Lions, who netted six straight goals in a span of 7 minutes, 21 seconds near the end of the opening half. Conversely, the Quakers (15-5)
SPORTS
May 23, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
D'Andre Swift took a break from his football training to gain some points for the St. Joseph's Prep track and field team. At the PIAA District 12 Class 3A championships on Thursday, the junior placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with a clocking of 11.13 seconds. "I've run track since I was 10," Swift said. "It helps me stay fast, stay in shape for football. " Swift said his first meet of the spring was in the Catholic League final last weekend. He took fourth in 11.17 seconds.
SPORTS
May 22, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Penn and Penn State's women's lacrosse teams are set to face off Saturday in State College in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. For either team, a win would mark a milestone in recent school history. Penn State hasn't made the semifinals since 1999, while Penn has not gotten there since 2009. The Lions (13-6) are coming off a 14-13 overtime win against Florida. Penn (15-4) decisively defeated its first two tournament opponents. The Quakers took down Wagner, 17-7, before overpowering Towson, 12-4.
SPORTS
May 21, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Katie O'Donnell watched her first NCAA lacrosse tournament from a stroller. Her mother, Jen, a former West Chester lacrosse player and referee, carted her daughter to games as a toddler. When she got older, Katie O'Donnell remembers sitting on the sidelines, enamored watching the University of Virginia's Amy Appelt speed across the field. O'Donnell isn't on the sidelines anymore. The sophomore midfielder for Penn State has played a key role in the team's success so far in the NCAA tournament.
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