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Penn State Looks to Rebound Against Maryland

After a promising 4-0 start, the Nittany Lions have now lost three straight games and no loss was more disappointing or frustrating than last weekend’s double overtime loss to heavily-favored Ohio State.

Beaver Stadium was electric and the Penn State home crowd played the role of the 12th man for the Nittany Lions – but unfortunately, the refs wore scarlet and grey under their pinstripes. The Buckeyes scored 10 points on two game-changing, blatantly wrong calls – and while Penn State rallied to force overtime, the Buckeyes prevailed 31-24 in two extra periods.

The Big Ten has since released a statement indicating that the referees were wrong on the interception call and should not have missed the delay of game on the field goal – but nothing the Big Ten can say or do will change the outcome of the game.

Penn State must put the disappointment of the Ohio State loss behind them and focus on winning football games and becoming bowl eligible – and that starts Saturday afternoon against an opponent Penn State dominated for more than three decades, the Maryland Terrapins.

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Think Cabins & Campgrounds for your Next Penn State Weekend

If you’re an alumni of Penn State, you might have noticed that all the hotels around the area look the same. There is no difference in color, most accommodations are pretty expensive on football weekends, and you might just want to break up the monotony when you come into town to see Penn State play anyone.

So what are the alternative options to shacking up in a hotel over night?

The short answer is cabins and campgrounds.

There are many available campgrounds to go with your buddies. There is some sort of appeal to being out in the middle of the woods with your buddies from college, in the middle of the woods, a great fire in front of the cabin, and nothing but good times. A forewarning: not every campsite or cabin allows alcohol, especially the state parks. But, here we go:

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10 Things To Do On Your Happy Valley Getaway

Why go to a beach town or a resort when you can put together your own Happy Valley vacation? Here are ten things to do on your Happy Valley getaway!

1) Happy Valley History

Simply put: the area surrounding Happy Valley is a historical area. It is steeped in history from the 1800s to now and there is so much to unearth, as well as cultural landmarks to explore. From Penn State campus to historical Bellefonte, there are many tours and options available to those with a thirst for knowledge. Not exactly thrilling, but there is so much to offer through exploration.

2) Tussey Mountain

Adventures on Tussey Mountain can last all day. There is always something going on at Tussey Mountain. In the winter, there is skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and other winter options, while in the spring, summer, and fall, there is go-carting, golfing, batting cages, and fishing. Many options for parties and rental spaces, as well as special events on the mountain. Oh, and there’s zip lining, a new addition to Tussey! Want to see more? Check it out.

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Penn State v. Ohio State

One team on the ropes and another on the brink of excellence. Penn State found themselves standing at the proverbial ledge after a tough loss to Michigan two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the Ohio State Buckeyes rolled into Beaver Stadium riding a 5 game win streak and showcasing a high-powered offense. The 13.5 point underdog Nittany Lions could only hope that a sold-out, prime time matchup would prove to be too powerful. All odds stood against Penn State....Welcome to the 2014 Whiteout.

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