Penn State has decided to "refresh" the university mark in a move that will not affect the athletic lion head or seal. Jerry Kuyper Partners put together the new mark that featured input from more than 300 members of the university during the process. The price tag was surprisingly inexpensive for this type of thing at only $128,000 and will go into use beginning later this month. The move is said to better serve the digital needs of university mark, but still suffers from many of the same scaling issues as the prior logo and looks like it will be difficult to embroider.
Princeton Review results: The Princeton Review put out their annual lists and Penn State showed up in Most Beer, Best Newspaper, Library, Career Services, Best Run, Hard Partiers, Athletic Facilities, Greek Life, and Not Great Financial Aid.
New Assistant Athletic Director: Leaving his position as Athletic Director at Bradley University, Dr. Michael Cross will now join Penn State as an Assistant Athletic Director overseeing men's and women's hockey and club rugby teams. He will also be tasked with finding new business and revenue generating opportunities.
Quick Hits: In shocking news to no one, Big Ten Coordinator of Officials admitted errors during the Penn State-Ohio State game last year, Patrick Cummins is potentially sidelined for six months following UFC190, get to know new Giant Brad Bars, Joe Battista is leaving the Sabres to spend more time with his family, former-Nittany Lion fencer, Monika Aksamit is looking for assistance to get to the Rio Olympics, and is there a replacement for Beaver Stadium potentially in the works?
Finally: it has been a tough offseason for Andrew Quarless, sometimes by his hand, but in some truly awful news for him, he lost infant daughter during birth. Regardless of your beliefs, send some positive vibes to him and his girlfriend.