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For James Franklin, Lessons Learned at Maryland Helped Lead to November Success For James Franklin, Lessons Learned at Maryland Helped Lead to November Success
by Mike Poorman

“I’ll never forget the one year we played in the BCS Orange Bowl and we had the same practice for the bowl game that we had for camp,” Franklin recalled of his Maryland days. “We landed and never went to the hotel. We went straight to the field and did two-a-days.” Full Story →

Police Capture Eric Frein, Suspected of Killing Officer From Penn State Police Capture Eric Frein, Suspected of Killing Officer From Penn State

Frein was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list during the 48-day manhunt throughout Pennsylvania. The suspected killer had been on the run since he allegedly ambushed Dickson outside the Blooming Grove Barracks on Sept. 12.

StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
Penn State Football: Uplifting Athletes Breaks $1 Million Mark Penn State Football: Uplifting Athletes Breaks $1 Million Mark

"We all work really hard on it," said Kline. "It's something we take a lot of pride in and really enjoy doing. It's a great opportunity for us to give back and the players get behind it. It's a huge testament to what we do here at Penn State and how seriously we take giving back to others."

StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Centre County Report: Diver Trains for Olympics at McCoy Natatorium
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Centre County Report: Diver Trains for Olympics at McCoy Natatorium

There's an Olympic-caliber athlete right here in State College, aiming to go for the gold in 2016 in Rio. Her training is intense, constant and mesmerizing to watch.

StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Tom Wolf Visits Penn State Campus, Stresses Higher Education During Stop at Creamery Tom Wolf Visits Penn State Campus, Stresses Higher Education During Stop at Creamery

"I don't care who you are, what your party is, or where you've grown up, but you can't like what you've seen over the last four years, especially if you're a student," Wolf said. "We've made higher education less affordable and less accessible. We've got to change that."

StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Zach Berger

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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State improved to 4-1-2 on the year as the Nittany Lions upended Bentley on Thursday night 3-2 despite a late push to tie the game in front of a strong Pegula Ice Arena crowd. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hits the ice on Thursday night to face Bentley for the first of a two game series, the Nittany Lions will look to keep the consistency headed int he right direction. A win on Thursday night would give Penn State three straight wins after sweeping Holy Cross last weekend for the first ser [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Oct. 30 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Oct. 30
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips, Chilly Temperatures Expected Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips, Chilly Temperatures Expected
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
The Halloween tradition officially starts at 6 and runs until 8 p.m. for the State College borough, as well as College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton townships. Halfmoon Township’s trick-or-treating fun will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. [Read More]
Congressional Election Spotlight: Kerith Strano Taylor on Partisan Politics, Compromise & Minimum Wage Congressional Election Spotlight: Kerith Strano Taylor on Partisan Politics, Compromise & Minimum Wage
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“The folks I talk to are angry and disenfranchised. They feel their government has been bought, and I don’t think they’re wrong,” Strano Taylor says. “We don’t have politicians beholden to their constituents; we have politicians beholden to their donors.” [Read More]
Police Release Surveillance Image In Assault Case Police Release Surveillance Image In Assault Case
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Police have now released an image taken from a surveillance video, that investigators believe is linked to a vicious street fight that sent one man to the hospital. [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg tackle all of the issues from the past week against Ohio State and dish out some thoughts on this weekend and a meeting with Maryland on deck for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
New Documents Released in Boal Mansion CEO Child Sex Abuse Cases New Documents Released in Boal Mansion CEO Child Sex Abuse Cases
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The affidavit of probable cause filed by the State College Police Department, unsealed on Monday, details the incident that led to Lee’s October arrest. On June 26, police received a report that Lee had allegedly abused a 17-year-old boy from the United Arab Emirates. [Read More]
Information Fair Engages Community on High School Project Information Fair Engages Community on High School Project
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We have the student perspective, but we need the parents’ outside perspective too,” Marsh says. “If we’re going to make this school the best it can be, we need as many perspectives as we can get.” [Read More]
Route 322 To Undergo Major Upgrades to Improve Safety, Efficiency Route 322 To Undergo Major Upgrades to Improve Safety, Efficiency
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When the funding was pulled from this project over a decade ago, we were told this would never happen,” State Senator Jake Corman said at the groundbreaking ceremony. [Read More]

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips, Chilly Temperatures Expected Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips, Chilly Temperatures Expected
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
The Halloween tradition officially starts at 6 and runs until 8 p.m. for the State College borough, as well as College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton townships. Halfmoon Township’s trick-or-treating fun will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. [Read More]
Congressional Election Spotlight: Kerith Strano Taylor on Partisan Politics, Compromise & Minimum Wage Congressional Election Spotlight: Kerith Strano Taylor on Partisan Politics, Compromise & Minimum Wage
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“The folks I talk to are angry and disenfranchised. They feel their government has been bought, and I don’t think they’re wrong,” Strano Taylor says. “We don’t have politicians beholden to their constituents; we have politicians beholden to their donors.” [Read More]
New Documents Released in Boal Mansion CEO Child Sex Abuse Cases New Documents Released in Boal Mansion CEO Child Sex Abuse Cases
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The affidavit of probable cause filed by the State College Police Department, unsealed on Monday, details the incident that led to Lee’s October arrest. On June 26, police received a report that Lee had allegedly abused a 17-year-old boy from the United Arab Emirates. [Read More]
Information Fair Engages Community on High School Project Information Fair Engages Community on High School Project
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We have the student perspective, but we need the parents’ outside perspective too,” Marsh says. “If we’re going to make this school the best it can be, we need as many perspectives as we can get.” [Read More]
Route 322 To Undergo Major Upgrades to Improve Safety, Efficiency Route 322 To Undergo Major Upgrades to Improve Safety, Efficiency
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When the funding was pulled from this project over a decade ago, we were told this would never happen,” State Senator Jake Corman said at the groundbreaking ceremony. [Read More]
Eat Fresh: New Grant Allows Farmers' Market to Expand Reach Eat Fresh: New Grant Allows Farmers' Market to Expand Reach
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matt Allibone
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community,” Boalsburg farmers market co-manger Tony Sapia says. “It’s bringing local produce one step closer to the people who need it.” [Read More]
Congressional Election Spotlight: Glenn Thompson on Jobs, Energy & Education Congressional Election Spotlight: Glenn Thompson on Jobs, Energy & Education
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“My number one issue is always jobs,” Thompson says. “Nothing corrects more social ills than a good paying job to feed a family. ... Every bill I do is bipartisan. I want to bring diverse opinions together so we can solve the problems facing our nation.” [Read More]
Tag Yourself in the Whiteout Fancam Panoramic Photo Tag Yourself in the Whiteout Fancam Panoramic Photo
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Noel Purcell
It may end up being a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, though, with the crowd of 107,895 dressed in white. Even if you can’t find yourself, the Fancam offers unique views of Beaver Stadium and allows you to spy on who is sitting in the box seats high above the field. [Read More]
Candidates Compete for 5th District Seat in Televised Debate Candidates Compete for 5th District Seat in Televised Debate
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Addressing the issue of job creation Thompson said there aren't many social problems that can't be solved with a good paying job. Strano Taylor said a bigger problem in our area is people who are under-employed, not unemployed. [Read More]
A Lively Conversation With Legendary Mike Love of The Beach Boys A Lively Conversation With Legendary Mike Love of The Beach Boys
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"He didn’t say two words to me the whole way, then on our approach into L.A. as the plane is descending, he turns to me and says, ‘Thank you for saving my life.’ And, of course, I was like, ‘What?'” [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State improved to 4-1-2 on the year as the Nittany Lions upended Bentley on Thursday night 3-2 despite a late push to tie the game in front of a strong Pegula Ice Arena crowd. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hits the ice on Thursday night to face Bentley for the first of a two game series, the Nittany Lions will look to keep the consistency headed int he right direction. A win on Thursday night would give Penn State three straight wins after sweeping Holy Cross last weekend for the first ser [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg tackle all of the issues from the past week against Ohio State and dish out some thoughts on this weekend and a meeting with Maryland on deck for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Take Over At No.2 Spot Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Take Over At No.2 Spot
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My preparation for this week or last week hasn't changed," he said, "It hasn't changed since the day I've got here. Now I've just got to be more focused on game days." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull Snubbed From Award List Despite Outstanding Season Penn State Football: Hull Snubbed From Award List Despite Outstanding Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't know if I could find something that I would say in terms of his preparation and his demeanor that I would want more from. How he is in meetings, how he is out at practice, you know, his focus, his attention to detail, his work ethic, how coachable he is" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping Punting Woes Will End With Open Competition Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping Punting Woes Will End With Open Competition
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think kicking, shooting hoops, things like that they tend to be streaky, especially when you're young and inexperienced you can be streaky." Franklin said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Responds To Officiating Controversy Penn State Football: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Responds To Officiating Controversy
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Both Coach Franklin and I were in touch with the Big Ten Conference office through the course of Sunday and Monday, and the conference clarified a number of the issues that arose out of Saturday's game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dieffenbach Prepares For Possible Weekend Return Penn State Football: Dieffenbach Prepares For Possible Weekend Return
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Yeah, I wish I kind of had a clear answer for you," Franklin said when asked how much or if Dieffenbach would play. "You know, we're kind of still determining that ourselves, and I think you guys have heard me say this before, it's not just a physical aspect of it, it's the muscle memory of t [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser Suffers Season Ending Rib Fracture, Bowel Injury, Recovering From Surgery Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser Suffers Season Ending Rib Fracture, Bowel Injury, Recovering From Surgery
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior safety Ryan Keiser was ruled out for the remainder of the season on Monday afternoon and head coach James Franklin went into detail regarding the injury on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
Tag Yourself in the Whiteout Fancam Panoramic Photo Tag Yourself in the Whiteout Fancam Panoramic Photo
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Noel Purcell
It may end up being a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, though, with the crowd of 107,895 dressed in white. Even if you can’t find yourself, the Fancam offers unique views of Beaver Stadium and allows you to spy on who is sitting in the box seats high above the field. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State improved to 4-1-2 on the year as the Nittany Lions upended Bentley on Thursday night 3-2 despite a late push to tie the game in front of a strong Pegula Ice Arena crowd. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hits the ice on Thursday night to face Bentley for the first of a two game series, the Nittany Lions will look to keep the consistency headed int he right direction. A win on Thursday night would give Penn State three straight wins after sweeping Holy Cross last weekend for the first ser [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg tackle all of the issues from the past week against Ohio State and dish out some thoughts on this weekend and a meeting with Maryland on deck for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Take Over At No.2 Spot Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Take Over At No.2 Spot
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My preparation for this week or last week hasn't changed," he said, "It hasn't changed since the day I've got here. Now I've just got to be more focused on game days." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull Snubbed From Award List Despite Outstanding Season Penn State Football: Hull Snubbed From Award List Despite Outstanding Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't know if I could find something that I would say in terms of his preparation and his demeanor that I would want more from. How he is in meetings, how he is out at practice, you know, his focus, his attention to detail, his work ethic, how coachable he is" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping Punting Woes Will End With Open Competition Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping Punting Woes Will End With Open Competition
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think kicking, shooting hoops, things like that they tend to be streaky, especially when you're young and inexperienced you can be streaky." Franklin said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Responds To Officiating Controversy Penn State Football: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Responds To Officiating Controversy
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Both Coach Franklin and I were in touch with the Big Ten Conference office through the course of Sunday and Monday, and the conference clarified a number of the issues that arose out of Saturday's game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dieffenbach Prepares For Possible Weekend Return Penn State Football: Dieffenbach Prepares For Possible Weekend Return
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Yeah, I wish I kind of had a clear answer for you," Franklin said when asked how much or if Dieffenbach would play. "You know, we're kind of still determining that ourselves, and I think you guys have heard me say this before, it's not just a physical aspect of it, it's the muscle memory of t [Read More]
Penn State BOT Votes Against Reopening Freeh Report in Heated Meeting Penn State BOT Votes Against Reopening Freeh Report in Heated Meeting
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“If you feel at all compromised by the various things going in the legal world, and you’re on this board and concerned that you can’t do the right thing… I would suggest to you that you resign,” Lord said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser Suffers Season Ending Rib Fracture, Bowel Injury, Recovering From Surgery Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser Suffers Season Ending Rib Fracture, Bowel Injury, Recovering From Surgery
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior safety Ryan Keiser was ruled out for the remainder of the season on Monday afternoon and head coach James Franklin went into detail regarding the injury on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

For James Franklin, Lessons Learned at Maryland Helped Lead to November Success

“I’ll never forget the one year we played in the BCS Orange Bowl and we had the same practice for the bowl game that we had for camp,” Franklin recalled of his Maryland days. “We landed and never went to the hotel. We went straight to the field and did two-a-days.”

Russell Frank

Bring on the Bambini!

I'm generally not the artsy-craftsy type but at trick-or-treat time I would be seized by a mad compulsion to make ingenious get-ups. One year I turned a gold shopping bag into King Tut's headdress ... sawing off the head and neck of a plastic dinosaur to use as the cobra on Tut's forehead.

How Do We Save Them?Patty Kleban

Watching the clips from the surveillance tapes that were shown on the news in the hours and days after her disappearance, my thoughts were "she could be one of ours."

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