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Meet the university students trying to send a spacecraft to the moon — for $10 million!

Penn State's "Lunar Lions" tell Salon about their trailblazing effort to put students in space

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21 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

HAPPY EASTER!!!! All Times Eastern College Baseball Illinois at Penn State — Big Ten Network, noon Georgia at Florida — ESPNU, noon Vanderbilt at Arkansas — ESPN, 1 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma — Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. College Lacrosse Stanford at USC — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. College Softball Minnesota at Michigan — Big […]

Study Shows Benefits of Working Out

If you're on my blog, you probably enjoy working out. (Or you have a sick fetish for body hair, but hey, I'm not judging you.) There is a recent article that references some major studies (done at Penn State) that talks about the effects of exercising. We all know that we FEEL better after working out, and it's an endorphin release that does that. Show More Summary

The Score Hears: Going back to the 'Valley'

When child sexual abuse allegations against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky rocked State College, Pa., in 2011 — resulting in head coach Joe Paterno’s dismissal and Penn State’s record of wins altered — the whole country was shocked at the scope of the case.

Penn State stands by its hire of FSU president who served during flawed Jameis Winston rape investigation

FSU's alleged misconduct is the subject of an investigation, but Penn State officials have defended their new hire

First Earth-size planet is discovered in another star's habitable zone

A team of astronomers that includes Penn State scientists has discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. Show More Summary

Penn State Football: Where Does Cole Chiappialle Fit in the Backfield?

The most impressive performance during Penn State's annual Blue-White spring game came from a relatively unknown walk-on who happens to play a position that's easily the Nittany Lions' deepest. Sophomore running back Cole Chiappialle had nine carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Blue team to a 37-0 victory over the White team. Show More Summary

Penn State Football: James Franklin's 5 Biggest Concerns Post-Spring Practice

When James Franklin took over at Penn State in early January, he wasn't too familiar with his current roster. Being a head coach in the SEC doesn't leave much time for scouting Big Ten teams not on the schedule. Just three months later,...Show More Summary

Grading Penn State's Post-Spring Depth Chart

With the completion of Penn State's annual Blue-White game, head coach James Franklin has reached his first milestone as a Nittany Lion. While Penn State returned plenty of key contributors from the 2013 squad, there were also a fair share of newcomers who impressed during spring ball. Show More Summary

Penn State Football: Top Performers from the Nittany Lions' Spring Game

Penn State closed out its spring camp on Saturday with the annual Blue-White scrimmage in front of an announced crowd of 72,000 fans—the most in the country for a spring game so far this year, according to Kevin McGuire of While...Show More Summary

Can Penn State Outlast Alabama and Remain No. 1 in 2015 Recruiting Class?

Penn State reigns supreme atop college football recruiting rankings...for now. The Nittany Lions leapfrogged Alabama in 247Sports' composite 2015 class ratings last weekend when 4-star defensive tackle Adam McLean committed during a campus visit and added to a stunning haul in Happy Valley: McLean, rated the consensus No. Show More Summary

Penn State Spring Game Shows Fans, Recruits Buying What James Franklin Selling

The wave of momentum that Penn State's football program is riding out of spring camp can't be simply explained. As the lots around Beaver Stadium began filling up at 9:00 a.m. ET, the buzz around Happy Valley was noticeably different...Show More Summary

Penn State 2014 Spring Game: Live Game Grades, Analysis for the Nittany Lions

The Penn State Nittany Lions closed out their spring camp on Saturday with the annual Blue-White scrimmage, and fans came out in droves. The "game" placed the Blue squad, made up primarily of first- and second-string players againstShow More Summary

Penn State in Position to Land Monster 2015 Top 5 Recruiting Class

Penn State has been on fire lately when it comes to recruiting, and it has new head coach James Franklin to thank for that. The Nittany Lions most recently landed 4-star LB Josh Barajas out of Merrillville, Ind., who was a huge pickup...Show More Summary

Tea events at Penn State from April 24th to 27th

Last year at Penn State I am glad to announce that I'll soon return to the Tea Institute at Penn State with my teamaster, Teaparker, for a third time in 4 years. The main theme of this visit will be 'Chaozhou Gongfu Cha'.The Tea Institute...Show More Summary

Penn State Football: Complete Spring Game Preview

On Saturday, James Franklin will take the Beaver Stadium turf for the first time and officially debut as Penn State's head coach. Since his hiring in early January, Franklin has excited fans with his active presence on social media.Show More Summary

Apparatus X: A Mobile Eco Shelter Ideal for Disaster Relief

State College, PA — Students at Penn State are turning a trailer into an off-grid disaster relief shelter that will be well-suited for both first-response, as well as long-term aid. The trailer, called Apparatus X, will have a "green wall" for food, a rainwater

What State Court Questioning NCAA Penalties in Sandusky Case Means for PSU

With the Commonwealth Court, led by Judge Anne E. Covey, beginning to question the validity of the NCAA's consent decree, Penn State can sit in the background and watch the fight. A battle that Penn State's board of trustees considered...Show More Summary

Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical...Show More Summary

Robinson aims to prove himself -- again

Most NFL experts have Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson pegged as a second-round draft pick. But you never know. Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly reportedly attended Robinson’s pro day Tuesday. The Eagles hold the No. 22 overall...Show More Summary

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