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  • 2 Penn State ex-administrators plead guilty in Jerry Sandusky abuse case

    03/15/2017 6:49:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3/13/2017 | AP
    Two former Penn State administrators admitted Monday to mishandling child-sex allegations against Jerry Sandusky, pleading guilty more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a 62-year-old former athletic director, and Gary Schultz, 67, a one-time vice president, could get up to five years in prison for misdemeanor child endangerment. No sentencing date was set. They struck a deal in which prosecutors dropped three felony charges of child endangerment and conspiracy that carried up to seven years each. Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, 68, was also...
  • Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

    09/17/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2016 | Mike Hiserman
    Penn State marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach Saturday, introducing former players and displaying video tributes at the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple... The tribute ignited reaction from Paterno critics as well as supporters...
  • Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Abuse Allegations as Early as 1976, Insurance Company Claims

    05/06/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 54 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Alex Johnson and Tom Winter
    The late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno knew about sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976, according to an assertion in a Philadelphia court order made public Thursday. The claim emerged in a dispute over who should pay Penn State's share of about $60 million in settlements with 26 men who say Sandusky abused them when they were children — the university or its insurance company. Previously, the abuse was widely thought to have occurred from 1994 through 2008, when Sandusky ran a youth charity called Second Mile. But in the new...
  • Confusion Over Trump's Paterno Remark

    04/14/2016 3:28:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, this is a sound bite from Trump that has people confused. He was in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the Steelers. And he's talking about Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno didn't work in Pittsburgh. Joe Paterno worked in the Happy Valley for the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Does Trump not know this? Here's the bite, and I will explain it. TRUMP: I went to school in this state, right? We know that, right? This is the town of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which we love. We do love the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's Steel City, and when I'm president, guess...
  • At Pittsburgh Old Trump Asks How Joe Paterno is Doing

    04/13/2016 8:35:00 PM PDT · by 5thGenTexan · 174 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/13/2016 | Dan Spencer
    While speaking to a crowd and referring to notes in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Trump strangely asked how’s Joe Paterno? And even mentioned bringing him back.
  • Former NCAA Chair Admits to Not Reading Freeh Report Prior to Sanctioning Penn State

    01/15/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | 1-15-15 | Ted Hozza
    The NCAA received another serious blow to its credibility today. In court documents filed Thursday in the Paterno lawsuit, Oregon State President and then-NCAA Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray admitted to not actually reading the Freeh Report — the entire basis for the NCAA sanctions — prior to sanctioning Penn State in 2012. In his testimony in the Paterno Family’s ongoing case, Ray said he was unaware that he needed to prep for anything related to the Freeh Report before the organization’s executive board met to discuss possible sanctions on the University. Instead, Ray spent time in Hawaii where he...
  • NCAA restores Penn State football postseason, scholarships

    09/08/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    NCAA.com ^ | 9/8/2014
    Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee on Monday eliminated the school’s postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16. The committee’s action endorses recommendations released Monday by George Mitchell, the university’s athletics oversight monitor, in his latest report. In addition to the scholarship and postseason participation changes, Mitchell also recommended that if Penn State continues to make impressive progress at the conclusion of the 2015 report, Mitchell’s oversight may conclude substantially earlier than 2017, the date set forth in the...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies
    fansided.com ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via NCAA.org, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • Joe Paterno Statue Planned for Downtown

    bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench is planned for installation outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Rodney Erickson’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012. “There’s been some level of frustration among Penn Staters with what happened with the statue at the stadium,” Ted Sebastianelli, one of the organizers of the project, said. “We wanted to come up with a way to honor Joe for all that he did for the State College community. It wasn’t just the university he...
  • Jay Paterno Discusses His Race For Lieutenant Governor

    03/10/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    cbspittsburgh ^ | 3/7/2014 | KDKA
    .... Jay Paterno was on the field with his dad as an assistant coach at Penn State. Now he wants to be lieutenant governor. So when he sat down with KDKA political editor Jon Delano for his first TV interview since announcing, the basic question was--why? "Having had a career in education for two decades, education is an issue I fell very passionately about... I felt like a lot of different people talked about doing a lot of different things politically, and I looked at it and thought this is where I can do the most good for the most...
  • Al Clemens Resigns From the [PSU] BoT, Says He Regrets Past Board Decisions

    03/07/2014 8:43:58 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    Onward State ^ | 3-7-14 | Kevin Horne
    Longtime trustee and 1959 Penn State graduate Al Clemens resigned from the Board of Trustees during today’s meeting, citing wrong decisions and failed leadership over the last two years from himself and his colleagues. Clemens was a gubernatorial appointee, first appointed by Governor Tom Ridge in 1995. His term expired in 2012, but in absence of another appointment from Governor Tom Corbett, he has remained a member of the Board for the last two years. Previously outspoken about what he calls the questionable Freeh report, Clemens is also party to the Paterno-NCAA lawsuit aimed at reversing the NCAA sanctions. Here’s...
  • NCAA calls lawsuit 'misdirected' [Paterno family lawsuit should be tossed]

    09/28/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 67 replies
    ESPN/AP ^ | Sept. 26, 2013
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A lawsuit against the NCAA by the family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others is fatally flawed and should be thrown out, the organization said in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Centre County court said the suit contains "sundry misdirected complaints" and argued that the plaintiffs don't have standing to challenge the consent agreement between the NCAA and Penn State over the child molestation scandal involving ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. "Plaintiffs resort to tortured interpretations of the NCAA bylaws and the case law in an effort to obscure two inescapable facts:...
  • Paterno family vs. NCAA lawsuit illustrates that Happy Valley divide is still very real

    05/30/2013 12:34:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/30/2013 | Dan Wetzel
    The lawyer for the family of the late Joe Paterno announced Wednesday that he plans on suing the NCAA, its president Mark Emmert and its executive committee chairman, Ed Ray. The decision is no surprise – it's been anticipated long before it was announced on Wednesday's edition of "Costas Tonight." The suit's goal is "to redress the NCAA's 100-percent adoption of the Freeh report and the imposition of a binding-consent decree," Wick Sollers, the Paterno family attorney, said on the NBC Sports Network show. In layman's terms, the Paternos aren't pleased that Penn State hired former FBI head Louis Freeh...
  • Indictment of ex-Penn State president reveals disturbing details of how PSU dealt with Sandusky

    11/01/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/1/2012 | Dan Wetzel
    Almost exactly one year after indicting Jerry Sandusky, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, the state’s attorney general, Linda Kelly, both extended and tightened her noose Thursday with bold new criminal charges backed by sickening new information. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was indicted by a grand jury on eight counts of perjury, obstruction and endangering welfare of children after escaping charges a year ago. Additional charges of felony obstruction, conspiracy and endangerment were also filed against both Curley and Schultz, who are still awaiting trial on perjury and failure to report a crime....
  • Jerry Sandusky Shower Victim Comes Forward, Says He Will Sue

    07/26/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/26/12 | COLLEEN CURRY
    The man who was seen being sexually assaulted in the Penn State showers by Jerry Sandusky in 2001 has come forward and identified himself to attorneys, who say that he plans to sue the university. A man claiming to be Victim 2, whom assistant coach Mike McQueary saw being molested in the shower by Sandusky, is being represented by four attorneys, including Joel Feller and Matt Casey of Philadelphia and Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin of State College, according to a statement released by the attorneys today. The man's name is not being released to the public, but his attorneys...
  • NCAA: Joe Paterno's Gerald R. Ford Award 'taken away' ['JoePa' demoted to 'JoePathetic']

    07/24/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 23, 2012 | Guy Cipriano
    INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has removed one of the prestigious awards it bestowed on former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. NCAA general counsel and vice president of legal affairs Donald Remy confirmed after today's news conference announcing sanctions against Penn State that it rescinded the Gerald R. Ford Award it gave to Paterno at its convention on Jan. 13, 2011. "The Ford Award will be taken away," Remy said. The award is named in recognition of former president Gerald Ford and honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college athletics throughout their career. Former...
  • Joe Paterno statue taken down

    07/22/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/22/2012 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library. Shortly before dawn in State College, Pa., a work crew installed chain-link fences to barricade access to Porter Road outside Beaver Stadium and covered the fence with a blue tarp. The work crew then removed the 7-foot, 900-pound bronze statue by forklift and placed it into the lower level of the stadium. Erickson released his highly sensitive decision...
  • Sources: Joe Paterno's statue stays

    07/14/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 102 replies
    ESPN ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012
    The embattled members of Penn State's Board of Trustees quietly have decided to leave Joe Paterno's statue standing -- at least for now and, some hope, forever, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of the trustees' private discussions this week. The trustees' reluctance to remove the statue is motivated, in part, by a desire not to offend alumni and students who adore the late coach despite the damning findings of his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse cover-up detailed in the Freeh report, the sources said. Some trustees also said in interviews they want to resist being pressured...
  • Paterno Won Sweeter Deal Even as Scandal Played Out

    In January 2011, Joe Paterno learned prosecutors were investigating his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for sexually assaulting young boys. Soon, Mr. Paterno had testified before a grand jury, and the rough outlines of what would become a giant scandal had been published in a local newspaper. That same month, Mr. Paterno, the football coach at Penn State, began negotiating with his superiors to amend his contract, with the timing something of a surprise because the contract was not set to expire until the end of 2012, according to university documents and people with knowledge of the discussions. By August,...
  • The Penn State Scandal: The Other Side of the Coin

    07/12/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 22 replies
    7/12/2012 | TexasNative2000
    The report which Penn State commissioned regarding the Jerry Sandusky scandal has been released. The findings of the commission, chaired by former FBI Director Louie Freeh, are a scathing indictment of the processes and procedures used by Penn State to deal with the allegations of sexual molestation by a football coach.Little is revealed in the report which was not already generally known, but the tone and breadth of the reporting was startlingly harsh. No one is immune from criticism ranging from the president of the university all the way down to a janitor who witnessed an episode of sexual molestation...