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Jun 14, 2019 01:46pm
By Curtis Stratton Summer fun in Happy Valley is never far away. Whether it’s crossing off your bucket list with a visit to Penn’s Cave, afternoon fun for the kids at WildRiver Waterpark or a family trip to see the...
Jun 14, 2019 01:17pm
This July, downtown State College will transform into a Festival destination for the 53rd year in a row. From July 10-14, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will bring us five sunny days of art, music and...
Jun 10, 2019 10:17am
  Did you know that Pennsylvania’s deepest gorge AND biggest lake can be found within an hour’s drive of State College? Jack’s Narrows and Raystown Lake are two superlative features of Central Pennsylvania’s landscape,...
Jun 07, 2019 10:47am
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning the day your dad deserves...Happy Valley style! Whether your dad likes spending time outdoors, watching a game or enjoying some craft beers, we’re...
Jun 07, 2019 10:39am
By Laura Zaks “F” isn’t just for “fun” — it stands for “family fun,” and where else can it best exist other than the happiest valley in the world? So, as summer rolls in with its warm and sunny disposition, it’s time to...
Jun 07, 2019 10:30am
By Laura Zaks There doesn’t exactly exist a treasure map when it comes Happy Valley. There is no “x marks the spot,” no golden fleece or even a centaur waiting to guide your quest — no matter how much we might wish...
May 30, 2019 10:38am
All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection Lamar Stevens announced his intent to return to Penn State for his senior season in 2019-20 on Wednesday. The league’s top returning scorer and rebounder, the 6-8, 230-lb....
May 28, 2019 03:01pm
By Laura Zaks “Birthdays come alive when kids fly.” When Peter Pan and Tinker Bell’s pixie dust are out of the picture, it’s time to get creative on how to lift off into the air — and trampolines from wall to wall just...
May 28, 2019 02:55pm
By Christen Bell You can find one State College’s newest, family-friendly venues at 200 Ellis Place! C3 Sports Indoor Complex recently completed a 40,000+ square foot addition to their space, making it a perfect venue...

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2019 spring practice_James Franklin (opening statement)

James Franklin gives an overview of the Penn State football program heading into spring practice. Here's his entire opening statement when he met with the media on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 

2019 spring practice_James Franklin (developing leadership)

James Franklin talks about developing leadership on his young (and talented) team and his approach to selecting captains this season. 

2019 spring practice_James Franklin (Micah Parsons)

James Franklin discusses Micah Parsons' development as a player and person, having a lifelong growth mindset, and how the impact of Penn State football helps with this process. 

2019 spring practice_Joe Lorig (coaching philosophy)

New special teams coordinator Joe Lorig explains his coaching philosophy and what he emphasizes on the field. 

2019 spring practice_Joe Lorig (James Franklin connection)

"I knew he was special. You can just tell the minute he walks in the room—he’s extremely bright, very ambitious … We all knew back then that he was going to do something special.” 

New special teams coordinator Joe Lorig on James Franklin, when the two coached at Idaho State.

Happy Valley’s THON Recap

If you don’t already know, THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, raising millions of dollars every year in battle against childhood cancer, with a 46-hour dance marathon taking plac

Diamond Lions set for Big Ten opener against Gophers

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Athletics’ roaring success has continued into the spring, with the baseball team sporting a strong 9-3 record through the season’s first 12 games—the team’s best since 1980 (10-2).

Make a Weekend of the ALABAMA Concert

Fifty has always been an important number in our society, one we often choose to celebrate with as much pomp and circumstance as we can.

2019 Starts with a Nittany Lion Roar

Penn State has a knack for attracting and recruiting stellar athletics into all its many athletic programs. Is it because of the school’s reputation for launching these students into the pros?


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