A new athletic director, hoops scheduling news and a special visit by the football team

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Friday, August 1, 2014

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Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers on the sideline

Penn State and Drexel to begin two-year series at PPL Center

The Penn State men’s basketball team begins a two-game off-campus series with Drexel by taking on the Dragons Saturday, Dec. 20 at the soon-to-open PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., the teams announced Thursday in conjunction with the arena. The game is the first college basketball game to be announced for the Lehigh Valley’s new multi-purpose venue.  Full story

Lady Lion basketball coach Coquese Washington

Lady Lions reveal non-conference schedule

The three-time defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Lady Lions will open their 2014-15 slate with the Preseason WNIT against Towson on Friday, Nov. 14 at noon as part of the 12-game non-conference schedule.   Full story

Fans in Beaver Stadium with College Colors Day logo

College Colors Day competition under way

The College Colors Day Spirit Cup competition begins on Friday, Aug. 1 and continues throughout the month until Thursday, Aug. 28. This year's competition will be scored via fan engagement on social media through a point system. Penn State supporters that share school-spirited images using the hashtags #psu and #collegecolors on Twitter and Instagram earn points for the university.  Full story

Football team at Hershey

Football team visits Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

Core value No. 1 for Penn State Football is ensuring that every member of the program has a positive attitude at all times. When the entire team boarded three buses on Wednesday (July 23) afternoon, head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions set out on a mission to make a visit to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital one filled with positivity and enthusiasm.  Full story

Penn State Goalkeepers with Mack Brady patch

Dream of young boy turning Penn State into 'Goalkeeper U'

When Mack Brady, 8, died suddenly on New Year’s Eve 2012, his parents wanted to honor his dream of becoming a Penn State goalkeeper. Elizabeth and Christian Brady established the Mack Brady Soccer Fund benefitting Penn State Men’s soccer and the goalkeeper program in particular.  Full story

Penn State swimmer Carolyn Fittin

Eighteen swimmers receive Scholar All-America honors

Eighteen members of the Penn State men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been named College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-Americans,. Six members of the women's program received first team honors. The women also earned the Team Scholar All-America award.  Full story

Penn State track athlete Robby Creese

Fifteen Nittany Lions earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

A total of 15 Nittany Lion track and field athletes have earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Assocation (USTFCCCA). The Penn State women's squad also earned All-Academic team honors, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.32.  Full story

Lacrosse trio win silver medals at FIL World Championships

The 2014 FIL World Championships concluded Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. as Canada emerged victorious, 8-5, over the United States. Nittany Lion men's head coach Jeff Tambroni, 2006 graduate Greg Gurenlian and 2009 graduate Drew Adams represented the American squad that earned silver.  Full story