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Within the last year, Lions247 has been one of the fastest growing sites in the 247Sports network and is now a Top 15 site in total members. The community has also exploded in recent months making this board the 6th most active community in the network in March.
Because of Lions247 continued growth, it was time to re-invest into the site with the addition of a second full-time staff writer to make the product here even better.
With that said, I’m excited to announce the addition of Jeff Rice to Lions247. Jeff has covered Penn State football and men’s basketball since 2003 for the Centre Daily Times with most of those years as the lead Penn State beat reporter for the CDT. His work has won multiple awards from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors, including first-place awards for beat reporting, deadline reporting and column writing. He teaches introductory journalism at Penn State, his alma mater, where he covered Penn State football and was the sports editor at the Daily Collegian. A native of Lancaster, he loves the Phillies, Eagles, poker and playing remarkably inconsistent golf.
As you can probably can tell, I have known Jeff for years and I’m thrilled to have him on board. He’s a great addition to the site and will complement Sean in providing the best Penn State coverage out there.
Our goal since day one was to make this the best Penn State site out there and as you can see, we are committed to achieving our goal by re-investing into the product.
So if you have recently come over from another site to see what we have to offer with our 30-day free trial or have been with us for awhile, but haven’t signed up for VIP access yet, I ask that you stick with us or give us a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
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I hope everyone will welcome Jeff with open arms. Jeff is arguably the top writer on the Penn State beat and has been for a number of years. He's been someone that I have looked up to as a beat writer and reporter for a long time, and his addition to the site will be invaluable in my opinion. Jeff will be able to provide us with the day-to-day beat coverage and game coverage that we have lacked due to being essentially a one-man show. Additionally, this will free up some of my time to add more recruiting coverage and insider access that you guys crave. I've said it since August, 2010 when we launched our new home on the web - we're on the right track. Today we take a big step forward in establishing ourselves as the preeminent home on the web for Penn State coverage.
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Welcome! Definitely glad I chose this site over the others.
Welcome Jeff, looking forward to your updates.
This post was edited by PSU30jr 2 years ago
I'm trying to decide what I'm happier about - Jeff coming aboard, or that someone on a message board finally spelled and used "complement" correctly.
Just kidding - welcome to the site, Jeff, I'm excited to read your contributions!
Awesome news. Congrats on the gig, Jeff and welcome to the 247 community! Looking forward to reading your work.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
Jeff will be on the board later this morning. He's scheduled to talk with Pete Massaro in a few minutes for an article for the site.
BEFORE I welcome Jeff..............what's hist 40 time?? Did he have any other offers?
This post was edited by md154 2 years ago
Niiiice. I've always liked Jeff's work/stories with the CDT. This is really big, IMO. Welcome, Jeff!
It only gets better. Awesome news. Congrats Sean and Pat and welcome Jeff!
Rice is also dealing with the rookie hazing that comes with the gig. If he misspells anything, don't hold it against him, Bacardi 151 is actually flammable.
Lions 247 continues to impress! Glad I joined! Welcome Jeff, look forward to what you have to offer!
Really impressed with his articles in the CDT.
Middle of the pack 3-star. Solid character though.
Welcome aboard Jeff!
Welcome! Final addition to the class of 2012.
I thought the same thing...
And welcome Jeff.
Great news, welcome Jeff! This site is really picking up steam.... I find myself here more and more each day!
Tremendous choice and a good strategy. The site has a wonderful opportunity to come full circle.
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"People ask me why I stayed here so long, Look around, Look around, I stay here because I love you all" R.I.P. Joe - 12/21/1926-01/22/2012
Just continuing to distance this site from the competition.
Excellent. Have always enjoyed reading Jeffs contributions
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