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PSU-UCF game puts Ireland's game of hurling in spotlight

08/29/2014 01:54 AM EDT
It's kind of thrilling to see the Penn State football players with hurleys in hand as they try out the traditional Irish sport of hurling. If you've never heard of the game, you're in for a real treat. It's a crazy-fast sport full of action and, to American eyes, it looks remarkably dangerous. There are heavy wooden sticks swatting at hands and feet in an effort to get a baseball-sized ball into two scoring stations on each end of the pitch. 
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Good news, bad news on chances that Penn State bowl ban will be lifted early
08/28/2014 12:06 PM EDT - DUBLIN — It's looking like the Croke Park Classic against Central Florida might be the only "bowl "game Penn State gets to participate in this season, at least if one report is correct. Full Story

Dozens of York County Penn State fans begin trip to Ireland for season opener
08/28/2014 12:34 PM EDT - Penn State fan Jim Stauch has bled blue and white for about 42 years — and he's more than ready to see the team play in the land of all things green. Full Story

Penn State not only football game in Ireland: Penn Manor faces Cedar Cliff in high school battle
08/28/2014 12:43 PM EDT - DUBLIN — Todd Mealy can remember the Penn Manor of his high school and college days. That was when the Comets didn't carry much of a football reputation. Full Story

Penn State players on business trip, but also take time out to have fun
08/29/2014 01:21 AM EDT - DUBLIN – For at least half an hour at University College Dublin, hurling sticks and Gaelic footballs replaced shoulder pads and pigskins. Full Story

ROSS: Franklin, Penn State have something to prove in Ireland
08/30/2014 12:12 PM EDT - When the clock ticks past 8:30 Saturday morning, it will be the dawn of a brand new season for Penn State football. Full Story

Lancaster bar owners' trip to Ireland to be capped by own music show
08/27/2014 01:41 PM EDT - DUBLIN – Like a lot of good ideas, it started with a few drinks among friends. During a typical night out on the town earlier this year, Josh Funk, owner of Annie Bailey's Irish Pub, and Joe Devoy, owner of Tellus360, both located in Lancaster, hatched a plan to put on a live music show for Penn Staters in Dublin. Full Story

Penn State football coming to Ireland, but Dubliners don't show much interest
08/26/2014 02:37 PM EDT - DUBLIN – Even in the sporting goods stores, the lack of interest is apparent. If you're looking for American football gear, there's just one display behind the counter. Full Story

Transportation logistics take glamour out of Penn State's overseas trip
08/28/2014 07:46 AM EDT - DUBLIN - You can't assume anything will end up free of complication when you're bringing a football team overseas, not even the lasagna. Full Story

Penn State arrives successfully in Ireland, prepares for Central Florida
08/27/2014 01:39 PM EDT - DUBLIN — Blue bookbags, with duffle bags to match, hung on the backs and shoulders of 118 football players. Full Story

Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie

BEIJING (AP) — Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday — more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas. Full Story