Uplifting Athletes is scanning for talent in the 12 and under crowd: A Field Day Inspired By Lift For Life will take place on Saturday in State College. Kids can compete in events similar to Lift For Life and will take part in a tug-of-war contest with Penn State football players. The SEC football coaches were upset with satellite football camps so you know they must be beside themselves that James Franklin is getting away with this unsanctioned scouting event.
Stanley Cup Finals: The Chicago Blackhawks evened the series at two games apiece with a win at home over the Lightning on Wednesday night. Prior to the game, long-time Blackhawk fan Vince Vaughn interviewed Jonathan Toews and the captain gave credit to the actor for inspiration. Surprising to some people, a ticket to the Stanley Cup finals will cost you more than a ticket to the NBA finals.
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital: U.S. News and World report ranked the pediatric hospital in eight categories for the first time.
Penn State Academics: Apparently wrestler Matt Brown is wicked smart. He was named the 2015 CoSida Men's At-Large Academic All-American of the year. Also named to the women's At-Large First Team was field hockey player Laura Gebhart.
Penn State Hockey Roster Updated: Earlier this week coach Guy Gadowsky released the current 2015-16 hockey roster. There have been some significant changes in the past couple of weeks. The team signed Derian Hamilton, a scoring-minded defensive player. The biggest news to come out of the release of the roster is that Denis Smirnov, the most-anticipated incoming player in program history, will delay his enrollment at Penn State until next season. Smirnov would have been the youngest player in NCAA hockey had he enrolled this fall. Three other players that were originally reported as being part of the incoming class are also not on the roster that was released. Nathan Sucese, Andy Sturtz, and Nikita Pavlychev are expected to join the team next year.
Track And Field: Penn State shot-putter Darrell Hill finished second in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Hill's best throw tied first-place Jon Jones' best mark so the second-best throw from the pair determined the winner.