Throwback Thursday.... WAY back. This is what Spring Week looked like in 1955. Its tongue-in-cheek script is the essential sophomoric humor from that era. How many iconic downtown spots can you locate?
James Franklin brought a special guest with him to his weekly radio show.
It’s a little past 6:30 in the evening in early September, and nearly 100 people have gathered in the downstairs of Lettermans, the revamped sports bar and restaurant that’s located in the shadow of Beaver Stadium.
Coming straight from practice and entering the room to applause, Franklin smiles. But he’s not alone. His daughter, Shola, is all revved up. She was at practice, her dad says, running 12 laps.
“That takes the guilt out of the ribs she’s about to crush,” Franklin says.
The Penn State Blue Band fired up the crowd before Penn State's Homecoming contest against Maryland on Oct. 8, 2016, at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions claimed a 38-14 win in front of more than 100,000 fans.
The Penn State football team, along with the fans, sang the alma mater after upending Temple 34-27 on Sept. 17, at Beaver Stadium. Per tradition, the Penn State Marching Blue Band performed the alma mater.
As summer winds down, Happy Valley prepares to share the harvest—bringing scrumptious fall flavors to local establishments. Many local restaurants, bars, and other eateries are adding a taste of autumn to their inventories and menus. Here are a few to try…
Cool Down with a Frozen Apple Cider from Otto's
Drink your way into fall with a special libation in Otto's featured drink rotation. Frozen apple cider is made with Barrel 21 Apple Eau de Vie, White Rye Whiskey, Keewaydin Apple Cider and Apple Juice with Orange and Vanilla.
Homecoming is a time for the community to welcome back alumni and to celebrate the history and traditions of Penn State with events throughout the week showcasing the different community organizations, student groups and programs throughout State College. But come Saturday afternoon, Homecoming is all about football. This year, Penn State welcomes the Maryland Terrapins to Beaver Stadium on Saturday, October 8 for the 97th Homecoming game in Nittany Lion history.