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Although its name and reputation may be unfamiliar to many in Central Pennsylvania, the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect species, has been menacing large swaths of the Commonwealth, and with move-in and Nittany...
Aug 16, 2019 07:26am
Happy Valley has always been a place where ambitious ideas take shape. Each Friday, Bill Zimmerman highlights stories of entrepreneurs chasing hard after their dreams here in the shadow of Mount Nittany. This is the...
Aug 15, 2019 11:22am
Which school offers graduates the most powerful alumni advocacy? According to one college news publication, it's Penn State. Here in Happy Valley, we don't need to be told about the absolute embarrassment of riches we...
Aug 14, 2019 09:05am
Of all the iconic imagery that immediately and uniquely calls out "Penn State" - from the black shoes and basic blues of football to the belltower of Old Main and Allen Street Gates - perhaps no one spot in Happy...
Aug 13, 2019 12:12pm
Welcome to the inaugural edition of “Nittany State of Mind," my regular column that I’ll share on Tuesdays as president/publisher here at HappyValley.com. There will be a lot of Penn State sports #content, rest assured...
Aug 12, 2019 10:40am
Brent Pry talks coaching at Linebacker U, national championship aspirations UNIVERSITY PARK: Heading into this sixth season at Penn State, Brent Pry is comfortable leading the Nittany Lion defense. There’s a sense of...

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?

Penn Stater Abroad

By Natasha Schlaffer

Big Ten Hockey Tournament comes to Pegula

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