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Pulse of Penn State in Central Texas

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 PM CDT
State College, Pennsylvania, home of Penn State University, is known as Happy Valley. Lately though, there has not been much to smile about. An unprecedented scandal crippled the Nittany Lions football program. However, we found out Saturday that while coaches and players may have left, Penn State fans have not gone anywhere.

Mister Tramps Pub in North Austin hosts the official football watch parties for the central Texas chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. Despite an 0-and-2 start to the season, a year that has seen 13 players leave the program, Mister Tramps was filled with fans Saturday for the Nittany Lions game vs. Navy.

Our question was simple: why, in such a dark hour for the school and the program, when many people have turned their back on the team, are these fans still showing support?

"We want to support these guys who chose to stick through," says Chris Bitter, Penn State class of 1999. "These guy wanted to fight for the University and are showing what we really do mean small as a small community. We are all family here."

"These students chose to stay at Penn State through the adversity that they had nothing to do with," says Steven Pierce, Penn State class of 2007. "They [the players] are doing everything in their power to excel at what they do and that's what Penn Staters are all about."

The Nittany Lions defeated Navy 34-7 Saturday to pick up their first victory of the season.Pulse of Penn State in Central Texas


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Scores & Schedules

December 18, 2014 08:09 GMT

NBA

Wednesday's Games

Phoenix 111, Charlotte 106

Atlanta 127, Cleveland 98

Utah 105, Miami 87

Dallas 117, Detroit 106

Boston 109, Orlando 92

Toronto 105, Brooklyn 89

Memphis 117, San Antonio 116,3OT

Portland 104, Milwaukee 97

L.A. Clippers 102, Indiana 100

Houston 115, Denver 111, OT

Thursday's Games

New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0

Boston 3, Minnesota 2, OT

Dallas 2, Vancouver 0

Thursday's Games

Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Edmonton at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NFL

Thursday, Dec. 18

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21

Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Buffalo at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Indianapolis at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 22

Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

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