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Officials say the annual Penn State dance marathon has raised a record $10.68 million to benefit pediatric cancer patients, an event held for the first time without late coach Joe Paterno.
The total shattered last year's record $9.5 million for the 46-hour event. It was announced Sunday afternoon to more than 700 dancers who began to tango and twist on Friday night to raise money for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Paterno, who was 85, died last month, less than three months after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Centre Daily Times says Paterno's son, Jay, told the crowd that Penn State students should be known for their leadership in the annual charity event rather than for the abuse scandal that has engulfed the school.
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An annual Penn State dance marathon is going on for the first time without longtime head football coach Joe Paterno.
Penn State running back Michael Zordich — seen here during a 5:30 a.m. workout — wears a goatee. His long hair is held in place by a bandanna. That’s right, a bandanna.
Now check out this team photo from Joe Paterno’s 2011 Nittany Lions. See the difference?
Bill O’Brien is the new Penn State head coach. Clean-cut is out. Times have changed.
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Heavy metal music blared for portions of a recent pre-dawn outdoor conditioning drill, a rarity in Happy Valley in which the most unique sound at practice was once the distinct voice of O'Brien's predecessor, the late Joe Paterno.
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The WVU baseball team defeat Penn State for its second win.
Penn State hosted a number of marquee recruits for junior day Saturday, but perhaps none as big as five-star wide receiver Robert Foster.
Pediatric cancer patients and survivors had a chance to check out the Penn State football facilities Saturday. Included on the tour was an ice cream social attended by the new coach and his staff.
The Tulane women's team chalked up their the biggest win since the program was re-launched in 2008 and put together its first statement win of the year today with a convincing 5-2 road victory over 59th-ranked Penn State at the Sarni Tennis Center in University Park, Pa.
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Looking to bounce back from its 14-point Thursday setback against No.7 Michigan State and properly honor the 2001-02 Big Ten Champion team, No.15 Wisconsin squares off with struggling Penn State at the Kohl Center Sunday.
Andrew Terlingo has taken in junior day events at West Virginia and Penn State already. He has several more planned in the upcoming weeks.
Penn State came close to ending a long stretch of frustration at Wisconsin.
Apple iPad, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and five student season tickets for the 2012 Penn State football season are among the great prizes Penn State students can win Saturday in the Bryce Jordan Center when junior Tim Frazier and the Nittany Lion basketball team takeS on Northwestern in a 9:00 p.m. clash in front of a national television audience on ESPNU.