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.
June 15, 2015 |
This editorial was published on June 14 and updated on June 26. It's a dubious enough distinction that Penn State employed one of only two public university presidents nationwide with a seven-figure compensation package. But the university's budget last year was even more exceptional - and questionable - for including millions in compensation for a former president. Graham Spanier, who was placed on leave in 2012 after being charged in the cover-up of football coach Jerry Sandusky's sex crimes, received a compensation package worth $2.3 million (including a $1.7 million life insurance policy to be paid to his beneficiary upon his death)
June 11, 2015 |
SCOTLAND - Things were looking rather bleak for North Penn heading into the top of the seventh inning Tuesday. The Knights hadn't scored and only had one hit. But they tied the game in the seventh without a hit and won it in the eighth when senior shortstop Mike Christy connected for a two-run homer to push them past Shaler, 3-1, in the PIAA Class AAAA baseball semifinals at Greene Township Park. North Penn will take on Wyoming Valley West in the state final Friday at Penn State at 5:30 p.m. North Penn will be looking to claim its second state crown in the past three years and third in the last seven.
June 10, 2015 |
A FORMER fraternity member who told State College cops about alleged hazing and sexual assault at his frat is suing Penn State University. James Vivenzio, 21, of Great Falls, Va., filed the lawsuit yesterday, claiming that the university was negligent in enforcing its anti-hazing policies and in responding to his initial allegations about the fraternity, Kappa Delta Rho. Vivenzio had disclosed an alleged invitation-only Facebook page that included...
June 10, 2015 |
James Vivenzio says he thought pledging a fraternity at Pennsylvania State University would mean brotherhood and honor. Instead, the 21-year-old from Great Falls, Va., says, he was force-fed buckets of liquor mixed with urine, vomit, and hot sauce; made to guzzle hard alcohol until he vomited; burned on the chest with a cigarette; and once was beaten by a member of Kappa Delta Rho after he failed to participate in a ritual. And the university, he contends in a lawsuit filed Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, failed to act after he reported the abuse more than a year ago, including his telling the school about the existence of private Facebook pages fraternity members allegedly used to post revealing photos of females who may have been aware they were being photographed.
June 9, 2015 |
Two presidents and a former president at Pennsylvania State University benefited from a collective $4.1 million in compensation in 2013-14, a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education shows. They include Rodney A. Erickson, who steered Pennsylvania's flagship university in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal and stepped down in May 2014; Eric Barron, who replaced Erickson; and former president Graham B. Spanier, who was forced out as president after the Sandusky scandal broke in November 2011 but who remains on the payroll as a tenured faculty member.
June 6, 2015 |
Having grown up in Bethesda, Md., before enrolling at Penn State, Lee Cary was used to being one of the only NASCAR fans around. But when Jeff Gordon visited State College on April 14 to unveil the Penn State-themed car he'll drive at Pocono Raceway this weekend, others trickled out of the woodwork. "It was actually kind of funny; I didn't think there was much of a fan base in State College," said Cary, 21, who recently graduated from Penn State. "And there were a lot of people there.
June 5, 2015 |
With the starting outfield cemented for St. Joseph's Prep last season, Dan Schuhl had to wait to become a full-time contributor. "He sort of came out of the bullpen for us," Hawks coach Joe Falcone said. This year, the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder not only earned a starting spot but also worked his way up from near the bottom of the batting order to the No. 2 position. "I went on a good streak during the regular season," Schuhl said. "I had, I think, eight straight hits and a few sacrifices.
June 4, 2015 |
One of the world's leading managers of electricity networks on Tuesday agreed to open a research center in partnership with Pennsylvania State University at the Navy Yard, reinforcing its emergence as a smart-energy campus. Alstom Grid, a unit of French industrial giant Alstom, will open the Microgrid Center of Excellence at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. The center will be involved in the deployment of new technologies related to "microgrids," which are localized electrical systems that can operate autonomously from the regional power grid.