Nittany Lions earn a top five Directors' Cup finish and a record number of Academic All-Big Ten honors

Sports edition
Friday, July 11, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Penn State finishes No. 5 in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings
-- Penn State sets school record with 136 Academic All-Big Ten honorees
-- Committee named to begin national search for new Penn State AD
-- Hancock and Taylor nominated for ESPYS
-- Penn State football season, partial season and single game tickets available
-- Three seniors to join Franklin at 43rd annual Big Ten Kickoff in Chicago
-- More than 21,000 student season tickets sell out in hours
-- Record-breaking Pink Zone donates $310,000 to breast cancer charities
-- Julian Moore granted medical waiver for 2013-14
-- Cagle named women's tennis head coach
-- Gondak named interim track and field/cross country head coach
-- Men's hockey unveils 2014-15 schedule
-- Penn State Athletics to celebrate 50th anniversary of women in sport
-- Blue-White jersey auction will benefit Kidney Cancer Association
-- All-Sports Museum to offer Beaver Stadium, Blue Bus Tours
-- Men's soccer welcomes eight newcomers
-- Baseball's Hedge named CPL Player of the Week
-- Pegula Ice Arena to host '90s Night skating event

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Penn State finishes No. 5 in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings
Anchored by three NCAA Championships and a school record-tying eight Big Ten titles, Penn State has earned its first top five finish in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings in 11 years, earning a school record point total for the second consecutive year.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/KR3xDzH3
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Penn State sets school record with 136 Academic All-Big Ten honorees
A school record 136 Penn State student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Big Ten selections for the spring and at-large sports. The Nittany Lions' 136 honorees were second-highest in the Big Ten among the spring and at-large sports.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/SHt5DYPn
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Committee named to begin national search for new Penn State AD
Penn State President Eric J. Barron today (June 26) appointed a screening committee to assist him in identifying the next director of the University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/hBc7DHcD
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Hancock and Taylor nominated for ESPYS
Penn State women's volleyball's Micha Hancock (Edmond, Okla.) and wrestling's David Taylor(St. Paris, Ohio) have both been nominated for 2014 ESPY awards, presented by ESPN. Hancock is on the ballot for Best Female Collegiate Athlete, while Taylor is up for Best Male Collegiate Athlete.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/Y62P7NvS
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Penn State football season, partial season and single game tickets available
Penn State football fans who want to guarantee their season seats for games with Ohio State, Big Ten newcomer Maryland, the Senior Day clash against Michigan State and all seven home opponents can still do so for a limited time before partial season and single game sales begin next week.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/Dynf53hY
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Three seniors to join Franklin at 43rd annual Big Ten Kickoff in Chicago
A trio of senior leaders will join first-year head coach James Franklin when the Penn State contingent travels to the 43rd annual Big Ten Kickoff on July 28 and 29 in Chicago.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/KM2kJRJZ
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More than 21,000 student season tickets sell out in hours
Including a six-minute sellout for the freshman class on Thursday, Penn State student football season tickets have sold out again. More than 21,000 students purchased season tickets to take their place among the No. 1 student section in the nation.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/qV62BjGy
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Record-breaking Pink Zone donates $310,000 to breast cancer charities
The Penn State Lady Lion basketball team continued their fight against breast cancer in record-breaking style as the 2014 Pink Zone at Penn State saw the Lady Lions donate $310,000 to six breast cancer charities, breaking the stated fundraising goal of $300,000.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/qJkytQp5
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Julian Moore granted medical waiver for 2013-14
Julian Moore, a freshman forward on the Penn State men's basketball team, received a medical hardship waiver for the 2013-14 season and will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/mMksPDpw
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Cagle named women's tennis head coach
Chris Cagle has been named the new head coach of the Penn State women's tennis team. Cagle served as interim head coach this past year, beginning in December. Cagle was an assistant coach with the Penn State men's tennis program prior to his appointment as interim mentor of the women's team.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/nrR4gy3H
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Gondak named interim track and field/cross country head coach
John Gondak has been named the interim head coach for Penn State's cross country and track and field programs effective immediately following the departure of Beth Alford-Sullivan to the University of Tennessee. Gondak has been with the program for eight years and most recently served as the associate head coach.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/r8J1snyS
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Men's hockey unveils 2014-15 schedule
The Penn State men's hockey team's 2014-15 schedule is now available after the release of the team's 16-game non-conference slate, head men's hockey coach Guy Gadowsky announced Wednesday. In all, Penn State will play 36 regular-season games, including 18 at Pegula Ice Arena, during its third NCAA season.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/3TpxHNC2
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Penn State Athletics to celebrate 50th anniversary of women in sport
The Penn State athletics department is celebrating the 50th anniversary of women in sport during the 2014-15 school year, which will be highlighted by the 50th anniversary weekend celebration Sept. 19-21.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/yXtmySSW
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Blue-White jersey auction will benefit Kidney Cancer Association
Twenty Blue-White Game jerseys will be auctioned at the 12th annual Penn State Penn State Uplifting Athletes Lift For Life with all proceeds going towards the fight against kidney cancer.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/hHZyd1cG
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All-Sports Museum to offer Beaver Stadium, Blue Bus Tours
This July, the Penn State All-Sports Museum will host a slate of Beaver Stadium and Blue Bus Tour opportunities.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/8WGCgbsk
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Men's soccer welcomes eight newcomers
Back-to-back Big Ten title winners Penn State men's soccer announced the addition of eight newcomers for its 2014 team on Tuesday. Fifth-year head coach Bob Warming brings in four freshmen and four transfers to Happy Valley.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/4RRLDsM9
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Baseball's Hedge named CPL Player of the Week
Penn State baseball LHP Nick Hedge (Winnetka, Ill.) was named the 919 Marketing Coastal Plain League (CPL) Pitcher of the Week for June 30-July 6.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/ndwW5mQn
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Pegula Ice Arena to host '90s Night skating event
Pegula Ice Arena will host three theme nights presented by The Pointe this summer with the first coming at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11: '90s Night. All students will be admitted free with a valid PSU ID. Discounted prices are available to the general public for the three theme nights at $5 for admission and $2 for skate rental.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/2NVfN6VX
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