Posts tagged ‘Pink Zone’
Meet Eric Barron: The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at noon today to consider the appointment of the university’s 18th president, and all signs point to that person being Florida State University president Eric J. Barron. If you haven’t already seen it, our Lori Shontz ’91, ’13g put together a terrific primer on Barron—it’s well worth a read. And to follow the action as it happens today, the board’s public meeting will be streamed live at WPSU, followed by a press conference and interview with (we assume) Barron and WPSU’s Patty Satalia, which will also re-air Monday night at 8 p.m.
In the Pink: The Lady Lions played their annual Pink Zone game Sunday, knocking off Wisconsin, 78-68, at the BJC. Nearly 700 of the 12,585 fans at the game were breast cancer survivors, and they celebrated an estimated $197,000 raised toward cancer research. Also worth celebrating: Another win for the Lady Lions, who improved to 20-5 overall and stand ranked 11th in the nation.
It’s THON week: The Collegian has a cool feature on Taylor Bradley, a Penn State junior who serves as a family relations captain for THON. The especially cool part: Bradley herself is a leukemia survivor and former THON kid. Great stuff.
Ryan Jones, senior editor
If you end up missing the mark with a certain someone’s Valentine’s gift, or forget it all together, you are in luck. The Lady Lion basketball team launched the Pink Zone Auction this week, which is being hosted on charitybuzz.net. There is a wide array of auction items, 46 in total. You could bid on a chance to meet Tony Bennett, spend an evening with ex-CIA spy Valerie Plame Wilson ’85 and her husband, experience a taping of Saturday Night Live in New York with Penn State President Graham Spanier and his wife, or collect a few signed (and used) Paterno items. My favorite item in the bunch is the chance to have Chip Kidd ’86, famed book jacket designer, design a cover just for you.
The goal is to raise $150,000 with proceeds benefitting breast cancer charities. There is still plenty of time to bid. The auction opened this past Monday and goes until March 2.
To view a full list of auction items click here.
If one auction isn’t enough for you, another Pink Zone online auction is taking place at gopsusports.com. It also runs until March 2. Happy bidding.
Jessie Knuth, graphic designer
Andy Colwell is a Penn State student who is an avid and very talented photographer—he does a lot of shooting for Penn State Public Information and is amassing a portfolio of terrific images. (He’s the guy who took the photo of the Pattee Mall in an October snowstorm that many of you loved.) He often photographs Penn State basketball, and two of his recent photos from Lady Lion games really stood out for me.
One is the above image from last Sunday’s Pink Zone game; it captures Karisma Penn of Illinois fouling (to say the least) Penn State’s Tyra Grant. Click to see it larger—and note the sweat flying off Grant’s uniform!
The other is the photo below of Grant flying through the air toward the basket in last Thursday night’s game against Purdue.
Tina Hay, editor
The Penn State women’s basketball team got a great win on Sunday, beating Illinois 70-66—the Lady Lions have now won six straight and are second in the Big Ten standings, which is terrific to see after a couple of years where Penn State really struggled.
Today was the fourth annual Pink Zone Day, where everybody—and I mean everybody—wore pink; more than 250 breast-cancer survivors were honored at halftime; and more than $66,000 was raised for breast cancer charities.
Below is a montage of four photos I took today, with captions below.
Tina Hay, editor