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The Penn Stater Daily—April 9, 2014

Consent decree challenged: Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court may have opened the door to a challenge of the consent decree, the basis for the NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State, in a ruling today in the NCAA’s challenge to a bill written by state Sen. Jake Corman that would require the $60 million fine to be spent entirely on child-abuse programs in Pennsylvania. This Patriot-News story will give you the basics, and you can click here to read the decision yourself.

BOT election starts tomorrow: The election for three alumni seats on the Board of Trustees begins tomorrow, Thursday, April 10, and runs through 9 a.m. Thursday, May 8. Before you cast your ballot, learn about the 31 candidates with our Three Questions project.

A creative thank-you: Men’s hockey coach Guy Gadowsky released this video to thank the team’s alumni for their support. And,  yeah, that’s a cool gesture. But what will really keep you watching is Gadowsky showing off his juggling prowess. I couldn’t look away. I’m off to work on my hand-eye coordination.

Lori Shontz, senior editor



April 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Hockey Draws a (Media) Crowd


Forward Taylor Holstrom (left), goalie Matthew Skoff (middle), and defenseman Nate Jensen were among the Penn State hockey players who met with the news media today.

The talk was all about the new arena and the new Big Ten ice hockey conference as Penn State men’s coach Guy Gadowsky and six of his players met with the news media today, 11 days before the start of the season.

About 40 reporters crowded into the media room at the brand-new Pegula Ice Arena this afternoon; that’s probably more than will show up game in and game out, but still, it was an impressive turnout. Here are a few notes from the media session:


Men’s head coach Guy Gadowsky

—Gadowsky says the new arena has raised Penn State’s visibility as he and his coaches recruit throughout the country and in Canada: “We’ve received as much excitement outside State College as in State College, even across the border.”

—He promises an aggressive, crowd-pleasing style of play: “I think we play a fun, exciting brand of hockey: Go hard to the net, put shots on goal. That will excite our fans.”

—NCAA rules prescribe a very short period of official practices before the season starts. The team has been having “captain’s practices,” but the coach-run practices won’t start until this Friday, Oct. 4—and the season starts just a week later. (Gadowsky says he doesn’t know a hockey coach in America who wouldn’t like to see that rule changed.)

—Three players are fighting it out for the role of goalkeeper: junior PJ Musico, sophomore Matthew Skoff, and freshman Eamon McAdam. “The goalies are just thrilled to work together,” Skoff says, “and we feed off each other.” If Gadowsky has any inkling as to which one will get the nod, he isn’t saying.

—The team, understandably, is very happy to be in the new Pegula Arena. “We’re very fortunate, very spoiled,” says Skoff. One of his favorite parts is the student section, which is directly behind the visiting team’s goalie. Says Skoff: “I feel bad for the opposing goaltender coming in here.”

—Penn State hockey is only in its second year as a varsity sport; it obviously doesn’t have the same tradition as teams like Michigan and Minnesota. But the Nittany Lions are hoping to surprise some people this year. According to defenseman Nate Jensen, “We like the underdog role.”

Tina Hay, editor

September 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm 1 comment

Gadowsky is the Guy for Nittany Lion Hockey

The last thing I wanted to do was bum out Penn State’s new hockey coach.

I was in the room Monday for the introduction of Guy Gadowsky, the new — and first — head coach of Penn State’s Division 1 men’s hockey team. My question, which ended up being the last of the afternoon, was whether Gadowsky was mindful of the high expectations for the program, and whether — at a campus where a third-year wrestling coach just won a national championship — he might want to temper those expectations.

“You’re killing my buzz,” Gadowsky said.

The coach was joking, and in truth, I’m not sure anything could’ve dampened Gadowsky’s mood Monday afternoon. The man who rebuilt struggling programs at Princeton and Alaska-Fairbanks has been tasked with building the Penn State program virtually from scratch—and he couldn’t have been more confident about succeeding.

“I don’t look at it like we’re building from scratch,” Gadowsky said. “We’ve got a great tradition here. The club tradition is phenomenal. We’ve got (more…)

April 26, 2011 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

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