Penn State's first president Evan Pugh was born in 1828 at Jordan Bank Farm, three miles south of the city center of Oxford, Pennsylvania, an hour west of Philadelphia in Chester County. One-hundred eighty-nine years later, an Oxford brewery is honoring one of the preeminent champions of "liberal and practical" higher education in the form of a delicious Porter.
Despite shooting only 34% from the floor (behind its 42% season average), Penn State ended up on top by a 72-59 final score to improve to 3-3 on the season.
Why does honoring the past matter?
After eleven years in State College, the Bell's storefront on 214 E. Calder Way has been gutted, with almost all equipment and signage of the former State College pizza staple gone without a trace.
Penn State will feel the Bern on Tuesday as democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders comes to campus for one of his signature super rallies leading up to the April 26 primary.
Thousands of runners and walkers will unite for a good cause again this Blue-White Weekend, as the seventh annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run takes over campus to raise money for the Pennsylvania Special Olympics.