Paternoville student leaders officially announced on Monday that the organization has adopted a new name, Nittanyville. And there was much rejoicing!
I wrote this morning that the decision to change the name should be worth respecting in a time when many at Penn State have failed to receive an ounce of respect in the fallout of everything that has been going on. Following the announcement yesterday we asked for some of your opinions and reactions to the new name. This morning we share some of your responses.
— Karl Ubrey (@Ubes331) July 17, 2012
Certainly this opinion was shared by many. But as I wrote this morning, it should not matter what the name is because it will be the memories created camping out in support of the team and school that will be the ultimate legacy of this group.
— Bill Beggs (@WVCCBirdman) July 17, 2012
So much truth in this statement. We know times have been bleak in recent months, and the Freeh Report certainly casts even more of a shadow over the program and the legacy of Joe Paterno.
@TheNLD Students don't camp out to see Paterno. We camp out to see the Nittany Lions. The new name was necessary, and makes more sense.
— Derek Aschman (@TheDaschMan) July 17, 2012
Our Derek Aschman checked in on the topic, and reaffirms my personal stance on the larger picture.
@TheNLD had to be done, good move by students.
— Frank Emmerling(@Frankpsu03) July 17, 2012
Not everyone was criticizing the news of course. Thank you to those who shared your thoughts on Twitter. In related (non) news, there has been no decision to change the name of our morning link dump at this time.
Success With Honor
It is absolutely astounding just how much Adam Breneman seems to be doing to win over Penn State fans. His latest effort to raise money to fight ALS is just the latest example of the kind of character the Class of 2013 pledge has shown. Hoping to raise $25,000 by November for the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease, which has affected a member of the Cedar Cliff football family, Breneman has already received over $15,000 in donations after just one day. Amazing. You can donate and read more about Breneman's cause here.
Linebacker Gerald Hodges was named to the watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award and the Rotary Lombardi Award. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill joins him on the Lombardi Award list and is on the Outland Trophy watch list. Linebacker Michael Mauti is also on the Butkus Award watch list.
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