Jul 17, 2018 03:16pm
For someone interested in exploring their cooking skills while having a good time with family and friends, Taste Buds Kitchen is the perfect place to visit this summer. The culinary entertainment experience for kids,...
Jul 11, 2018 04:18pm
The best weekend of the summer is upon us! The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is here and the State College streets have transformed into an art oasis. Vendors line the roads, music fills the air and...
Jul 05, 2018 11:15am
Since becoming head coach of Penn State football, James Franklin has launched the Nittany Lions back to the top of college football and worked his way to many career-defining moments. The Big Ten championship. A Fiesta...
Jul 03, 2018 01:10pm
In the U.S., a rare disease is defined as any disease affecting fewer than 200,000 people. When Scott Shirley’s father was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer in 2002, the disease didn’t seem so rare anymore. “...
Jul 03, 2018 11:01am
Right now, Happy Valley seems to be anticipating one main event: Independence Day. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that all fun activities hit a standstill once the fireworks are over. The 2018 People’s Choice...
Jul 03, 2018 10:42am
It's almost time for the 52nd annual Festival of the Arts. From July 12-15, downtown State College will transform back into the festival that features some of our favorite summer memories. We talked with Jennifer Shuey...
Jun 28, 2018 02:17pm
Since 1931, The Nittany Lion Inn has defined Penn State luxury. It pairs nostalgia with world‑class amenities and dining to create a memorable experience. Best of all, you don’t have to stay there to enjoy their award‑...
Jun 28, 2018 12:36pm
There’s more to Homecoming than the parade. There are many events you have to look forward to leading up to Homecoming Weekend. Right now, Homecoming is looking for alumni representatives from any campus for the Alumni...
Jun 27, 2018 10:14am
Looking for something to do this summer, either during your weekends as a local or on a specific date when you’ll be in town? Luckily for you (and all of us!), Happy Valley’s calendar is chock‑full of fun festivals all...
Sep 28, 2017 09:05am
General Parking Information Penn State Football Games Penn State encourages fans to purchase parking in advance in an effort to keep traffic flowing more efficiently on the day of the game. Gameday and season parking...
Mar 21, 2017 01:29pm
Happy Valley continues to grow its reputation as an emerging foodie paradise, and the new construction and growth of the region has more than risen to meet these demands. Here’s our list of the best new restaurants...
May 10, 2018 02:12pm
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Nov 20, 2016 11:36am
Penn State clinched a victory for the 7th time in a row with Saturday's 39-0 shutout against Rutgers. With only one regular season game left to play, it's time to take a look at just how big of a deal this season has...
Oct 09, 2017 02:35pm
UNIVERSITY PARK – Finally – it’s official. No. 3 Penn State’s game with No. 17 Michigan will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on ABC on Saturday, Sept. The Big Ten tilt is Penn State’s Whiteout Game. Penn State will be looking to...
Feb 13, 2017 03:24pm
The Journey from $2,000 to $13 Million The 45th Penn State Dance Marathon will take place this weekend, adding to the total of over $137 million raised for pediatric cancer over those 45 years. In its first year, THON...
Mar 13, 2018 02:34pm
UNIVERSITY PARK — There are many expressions out there in the world — clichés, maxims and rules galore — but there’s one in particular that overrides all others when it comes to Happy Valley. “It takes one to know one...
Apr 17, 2018 04:07pm
STATE COLLEGE – The Grilled Sticky has a new home. The Corner Room, one of the hospitality properties owned by Hotel State College & Company, will now be downtown’s “new home” to get Ye Olde College Diner’s famous...
Oct 30, 2016 09:33am
ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts Examines the Story Behind our Famous Battle Cry "It's a definitive term... letting the world know that this is it." Do you know the story behind "WE ARE"? Hear Wally Triplett's story of how it...

The Penn State team arrives at Beaver Stadium for what would be their most magical win in years

The Penn State team arrives at Beaver Stadium for what would become their most magical win in years on Saturday, October 22. The Nittany Lions would overthrow No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 in a see-it-to-believe-it White Out game.

 

Tour Through Penn State Campus Through the Ages

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?

Chemistry, Fan Interaction Drive Franklin’s Weekly Radio Show

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. 

Penn State thumped Maryland 38-14 during 2016 Homecoming Weekend. See the highlights here!

Penn State thumped Maryland 38-14 during Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 8, 2016, at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions racked up 524 yards of offense and improved to 4-2 on the season.

See our favorite photos from the game here. 

See the Homecoming Parade photos here. 

The Penn State Blue Band fired up the crowd before Penn State routed Maryland 38-14 on Homecoming 2016

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.

 

See the Homecoming Parade photos here. 

Watch the Blue Band fire up the crowd before the game here. 

Penn State's Hockey Band leads the Alma Mater after a big victory at Pegula

The Penn State Hockey Band leads the singing of the alma mater following Penn State's 4-2 victory over No. 16 St. Lawrence on Oct. 6, 2016, at Pegula Ice Arena. 

The Alma Mater sounds even better when you've just beat Temple 34-27!

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.

Overtime joy! Beaver Stadium breaks into a touchdown celebration after our win over Minnesota..

Saquon Barkley's game-winning touchdown in overtime kicked off a jubilant celebration at Beaver Stadium, which included the singing of the alma mater and the ringing of the Victory Bell.

 

10 Memorable Homecoming Games

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.

           

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