Five Nittany Lions have been invited to participate in the NFL Combine. Adrian Amos, Sam Ficken, Mike Hull, Jesse James, and Donovan Smith will all be heading out to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis February 20-23. Noticeably, missing were Deion Barnes, C.J. Olanyian, Miles Dieffenbach, Zach Zwinak, and Bill Belton, however they'll all get their chance as Penn State will host their own as yet to be announced Pro Day following to Combine. The NFL Draft 1st round begins April 30th.
Bundy Honored: At the Blue Band Banquet, the dean of the College of Arts and Architecture announced The Blue Band Building will be renamed after Dr. Richard Bundy pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
City of THON: Yes, for the concurrent 46 hours of the event, the Borough of State College will be called the City of THON. If you're in the neighboring University Park to attend the beginning of THON, there is now a digital line to prevent people from lining up outside in the cold.
Nicole Fawcett Goes Off: There's a lot to unpack in this video and it's completely in Korean, but Nicole Fawcett scored 53 points in a single match and it's not even her career-high, that's 55.
Alumnus to the Supreme Court: Governor Tom Wolf nominated Centre County President Judge Thomas Kistler for one of the two empty slots for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Speaking of Courts: The Paterno family was back in the courtroom in their lawsuit against the NCAA fighting the ability to subpoena and the gag order.
Finally: Here's a little history lesson behind Franklin, a Peanuts character you probably never paid much attention to before. This is also an excuse to point out if you're ever wandering around in Pattee, you too might happen upon "Fred Waring's America" exhibit as I did once.