Penn State Athletes of the Year, Beaver Stadium theme days and more

Sports edition
Friday, June 20, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Deja McClendon and David Taylor named Penn State Athletes of the Year
-- Penn State student football season ticket sale begins June 23
-- Themed gamedays set for Nittany Lion contests in Beaver Stadium
-- Penn State football season tickets available online; 4K new season tickets sold
-- Nearly 50 Penn State football student-athletes earn 3.0 GPA or better
-- Penn State Uplifting Athletes' Lift For Life events set for July 9 to 12
-- Alumnus and longtime donor supports football, theatre with $2 million gift
-- Ten earn All-Big Ten recognition in Phil Steele's College Football Preview
-- Nittany Lions in third place in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings
-- Women's Track and Field Ranked No. 6 by USFTCCCA
-- Five Nittany Lions earn All-America status on final day of NCAA Championships
-- Trio of Nittany Lions to be inducted into U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame
-- Men's basketball adds home-and-home series with George Washington
-- Chambers to host Summer Huddle with season ticket holders
-- Lady Lions to open Preseason WNIT against Towson
-- Lady Lions add Jocelyn Wyatt to staff
-- Big Ten releases dates, sites for 2015 and 2016 lacrosse tournaments
-- Koudys named 2014-15 men's hockey captain
-- All-Sports Museum to host World Cup Watch Party
-- Watch the World Cup in the News and Microforms Library
-- Brandywine edges other campuses to claim its first PSUAC Chancellor Cup
-- Abington athletics wins President's Cup
-- Pegula Ice Arena offers many ways to beat the summer heat

VIDEOS:
-- Nittany Lion logo added to new videoboard exterior

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TOP STORIES:

Deja McClendon and David Taylor named Penn State Athletes of the Year
With the 2013-14 athletic season concluded, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has named wrestler David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) and women's volleyball player Deja McClendon (Louisville, Ky.) as its Male and Female Athletes of the Year. McClendon and Taylor will be on the ballot for Big Ten Athletes of the Year. The honors are the latest in a long list of accolades for both student-athletes.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/c4m8mVfM
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Penn State student football season ticket sale begins June 23
The 2014 Penn State student football season ticket sale will begin on Monday, June 23, and run through Thursday, June 26. The senior class and graduate students will kick-off the annual sale on June 23, with the sale continuing through the freshman ticket sale on June 26.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/VZbxHm_c
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Themed gamedays set for Nittany Lion contests in Beaver Stadium
Penn State on Thursday (June 19) announced themed gamedays for all 2014 Nittany Lion football home contests, including a reunion of the undefeated 1994 Big Ten Championship squad at the Sept. 6 home opener.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/6TVt_FJt
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Penn State football season tickets available online; 4K new season tickets sold
Fans looking to be a part of James Franklin's inaugural season as Penn State's head football coach are now able to purchase season tickets and make their Nittany Lion Club donation online.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/BhND3HTf
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Nearly 50 Penn State football student-athletes earn 3.0 GPA or better
The Penn State football team produced another outstanding academic performance during the spring 2014 semester, with 46 squad members earning at least a 3.0 grade-point average, including three with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/Mcp56DR_
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Penn State Uplifting Athletes' Lift For Life events set for July 9 to 12
Activities related to the 12th annual Penn State Penn State Uplifting Athletes "Lift For Life" will begin on July 9, with a more fan interactive Lift For Life set for Saturday, July 12.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/C2xgnwvt
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Alumnus and longtime donor supports football, theatre with $2 million gift
Penn State alumnus and longtime donor John Leone has committed to give Penn State $2 million for Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Arts and Architecture. The gift will provide $1.5 million to name the John and Willie Leone Family Strength and Conditioning Center in the Lasch Football Building as part of the Football Excellence Fund and $500,000 to increase the Willie Leone Endowed Scholarship Fund in Music Theatre.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/npWm1DQC
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Ten earn All-Big Ten recognition in Phil Steele's College Football Preview
The Penn State football team has placed 10 players on Phil Steele's 2014 College Football Preview All-Big Ten teams.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/WBcYg5b1
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Nittany Lions in third place in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings
Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has enjoyed much success so far in 2013-14, winning three NCAA Championships and a school record-tying eight Big Ten titles. The success has boosted the Nittany Lions to No. 3 in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings as the spring athletic calendar nears the end.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/hB5qcXpQ
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Women's Track and Field Ranked No. 6 by USFTCCCA
The Penn State women's track and field squad is ranked sixth in U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USFTCCCA) final 2013-14 Division I Program of the Year standings.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/YV4kqzNM
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Five Nittany Lions earn All-America status on final day of NCAA Championships
A total of five Nittany Lions earned All-America status on June 14 in the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Penn State women's squad highlights the championship, finishing 12th place in team standings.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/XJ6YkWzd
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Trio of Nittany Lions to be inducted into U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame
A trio of former Penn State field hockey student-athletes will be among those inducted into the U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame as the 1984 Olympic Team is inducted on Saturday (June 21). Current Penn State head coach Charlene Morett, Chris Larson and Brenda Stauffer were all members of the 1984 Olympic Team that earned the bronze medal in the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/vNbMSpM8
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Men's basketball adds home-and-home series with George Washington
The Penn State men's basketball team will begin a home-and-home series with George Washington by hosting the Colonials in 2014-15, head coach Patrick Chambers announced.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/YSy9NXZL
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Chambers to host Summer Huddle with season ticket holders
Patrick Chambers, fourth-year head coach of the Penn State men's basketball team, will host a Summer Huddle event for the program's season ticket holders at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 in the Bryce Jordan Center practice facility.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/R33dDR_y
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Lady Lions to open Preseason WNIT against Towson
The three-time defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Lady Lions will open the 2014-15 season by hosting Towson at the Bryce Jordan Center in the first round of the Preseason WNIT. Penn State and the Tigers will square off on Friday, Nov. 14 at noon for a "School Day" special. The Lady Lions will be working with local school districts to provide an educational experience for students in attendance.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/y5wS135v
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Lady Lions add Jocelyn Wyatt to staff
Lady Lion head coach Coquese Washington has announced the addition of Jocelyn Wyatt as an assistant coach to complete the Penn State women's basketball coaching staff. Wyatt comes to the Lady Lions after serving four seasons as an assistant at Georgia State.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/RhdJG_RD
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Big Ten releases dates, sites for 2015 and 2016 lacrosse tournaments
With the inaugural seasons of Big Ten men's and women's lacrosse set to begin next year, the conference has announced dates and sites for the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Men's and Women's Lacrosse Tournaments.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/RpPDkMm8
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Koudys named 2014-15 men's hockey captain
Redshirt senior defenseman Patrick Koudys (Smithville, Ontario) has been named captain of the 2014-15 Penn State men's hockey team, head coach Guy Gadowsky announced.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/PppqdnYM
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All-Sports Museum to host World Cup Watch Party
The Penn State All-Sports Museum will host a FIFA World Cup Watch Party on Sunday, June 22, in the Clemen's Family Theater.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/tsCtwJYm
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Watch the World Cup in the News and Microforms Library
The News and Microforms Library will be showing live broadcasts of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC, from now through the final match at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/Zb2FbTg1
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Brandywine edges other campuses to claim its first PSUAC Chancellor Cup
A successful year for Penn State Brandywine sports wrapped up with yet another major accomplishment. For the first time in campus history, Brandywine won the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Chancellor Cup. The cup is awarded to the Commonwealth Campus that displays the best overall performance across all 11 sports.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/f3FzP_KC
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Abington athletics wins President's Cup
Penn State Abington captured the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) President's Cup, which is awarded to the top overall program in the 12-member conference. The 13 Abington teams finished the year with a combined .703 winning percentage.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/p6_CvYmY
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Pegula Ice Arena offers many ways to beat the summer heat
Penn State Hockey returns in the fall but there's plenty to do in Hockey Valley this summer.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/qYqWGnfD
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VIDEOS:

Nittany Lion logo added to new videoboard exterior
Watch as the 6,500-pound, 35' by 25' Nittany Lion logo sign is lifted into place on the exterior of the new videoboard on the north side of Beaver Stadium.

Watch video: http://news.psu.edu/link/zhgL8xMp
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More videos: http://news.psu.edu/link/ds85Xgz6

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