"The amount of uncertainty surrounding this year’s team – just how good are they and how quickly can it all come together? – makes this August’s speculation some of the most fun that I can remember in some time."

Publisher Chris Buchignani debuts his weekly column on all things #HappyValley with some key narratives that will define the 2019 season for the Nittany Lions - from defense and special teams to exorcising the demons of blown leads and departed staffers, there are plenty of narrative threads to add drama to the on-field action. Read More Here

Of all the iconic imagery that immediately and uniquely calls out "Penn State" - from the black shoes and basic blues of football to the belltower of Old Main and Allen Street Gates - perhaps no one spot in Happy Valley speaks more directly to the spirit of Old State than "the symbol of our best": The Nittany Lion Shrine. In September 2013, the University unveiled the first major renovation of the site since its completion in the 1940s, a gift from the Class of 2012.

Entrepreneurs chasing their dreams in the shadow of Mount Nittany: Britta Teller and the Steller Innovations team are disrupting the hardwood flooring industry with a system for easy installation -- 40 square feet of oak flooring installed in under 4 minutes -- and removal. The sales and communications director, Teller discusses how she transitioned from academic to entrepreneur and best methods for promoting a new product.

We put summer fun and our 2019 football preview together into one handy guide!  Click here  for our coverage of the 2019 Nittany Lions plus all the fun, food, and discoveries still awaiting you as another Happy Valley summer approaches its end!


The Centre County Grange Fair is celebrating 145 years! Daily admission is only $7.00 and weekly admission tickets are available for $20.00. Children 11 years old and under are FREE. This is the fair where all concerts are FREE! Eight grandstand headliners including Home Free, Lorrie Morgan, Riley Green, and more, with shows beginning at 8 p.m. nightly.

Surround yourself with Penn State history at Legends at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center . Open to locals and hotel guests alike, Legends serves classic dishes for lunch and dinner, including sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. Customer favorites include our flatbreads, house-smoked wings, Penn Stater Burger, and Legendary Steel City Steak Salad. And that’s just the beginning!