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  • 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...
  • Penn State student newspaper slams plan to honor Joe Paterno

    09/03/2016 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | staff
    Penn State's student-run newspaper is objecting to the university's plans to honor the 50th anniversary of former head coach Joe Paterno's first game later this month. The Daily Collegian's Friday editorial says Penn State "needs a reality check." The editorial says undergraduates know Paterno only through the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, court fights or alumni who "can't accept" that their time is past.
  • Penn St adds plan to mark Paterno debut; sparks fury online

    09/01/2016 3:33:06 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 55 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 1, 2016 6:07 pm | TRAVIS JOHNSON
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s athletic department on Thursday announced plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as coach, a move that sparked backlash on social networks by people critical of Paterno’s role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The university announced plans Thursday to mark the anniversary when the Nittany Lions football team hosts Temple on Sept. 17. Athletic department spokesman Jeff Nelson told The Associated Press that Penn State plans to announce specifics of the commemoration to ticket holders during the week of the game. He declined further comment on...
  • Joe Paterno Was Told Of Child Abuse By Jerry Sandusky In 1976 Per Report

    Joe Paterno was told as early as 1976 that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually molested young boys according to a new report. A child apparently reported to Paterno that he was sexually abused by Sandusky in 1976. This came to light via a court order during a related insurance coverage case involving Penn State. The line in the court order says the following: “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” The court order also cites references to incidents in 1987 and 1988 in which...
  • 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.
  • Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-a-month Penn State pension (while behind bars)

    11/13/2015 3:00:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 11/13/15 | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state must restore the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that was taken away three years ago when he was sentenced to decades in prison on child molestation convictions, a court ordered Friday. A Commonwealth Court panel ruled unanimously that the State Employees' Retirement Board wrongly concluded Sandusky was a Penn State employee when he committed the crimes that were the basis for the pension forfeiture. "The board conflated the requirements that Mr. Sandusky engage in `work relating to' PSU and that he engage in that work `for' PSU," wrote...
  • 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...
  • Paterno Legacy [review of Jay's book]

    08/06/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 212 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8-6-14 | Stan Hochman
    IN HINDSIGHT, Joe Paterno wrote, the day after he got fired with a phone call, he wished he had done more. He had not committed a crime, he had not witnessed a crime, he had reported what sounded like a crime to his superiors. The haters jumped all over that sentence, like it was some kind of a confession that the legendary Penn State football coach had somehow enabled Jerry Sandusky to sexually abuse those kids, while he looked the other way. The haters spent a lot less time debating the note he scribbled on a pad before going to...
  • Freeh Report,NCAA and news media to go on trial in Paterno law suit.

    01/11/2014 7:03:16 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | January 8, 2014 | Marc Rubin
    One of the most egregious and well documented cases of news media dishonesty, libel, cowardice and greed along with official misconduct by the NCAA and others, will finally go on trial in a court of law where facts and rules of evidence, not media dishonesty,a mob mentality, distortions or ratings, web hits and newsstand sales at the expense of a man's reputation, will be the standard on which facts will be presented and judged. On Tuesday a judge ruled that the Paterno family's law suit against the NCAA can continue. The issue had always been, would the judge find that...
  • Paterno family lawsuit against NCAA goes before judge

    10/30/2013 4:55:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    cbsnews ^ | October 29, 2013 | AP
    BELLEFONTE, PA. A Pennsylvania judge said Tuesday he would decide later whether to allow a lawsuit against the NCAA filed by the family of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others to go forward. After hearing more than three hours of arguments, Judge John B. Leete said he planned to issue a written opinion but did not say when. A lawyer for college sports' governing body urged him to throw out the complaint. The lawsuit and the court are "a poor forum for the venting of frustration, and the NCAA should not be made the scapegoat for the...
  • 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:...
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-3-13 | Charles Thompson
    Another key figure in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case weighed in Tuesday with his take on whether former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was an active participant in efforts to cover up Sandusky's sex crimes. In an interview recorded for CBS 60 Minutes Sports, former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said flatly: "I did not find that evidence." That was after Fina stated that he did come to believe, as the state's probe of Sandusky progressed, that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and several of his top aides had tried to interfere with the...
  • Media Mash: John Ziegler's Interviews with NBC, CNN, and TMZ

    03/27/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    notpsu ^ | March 26, 2013 | Ray Blehar
    After 14 months of focusing on Joe Paterno and PSU's alleged failures, when Ziegler attempts to finally defend Paterno, the media shifts their focus to the real culprit of the scandal -- Jerry Sandusky. Also, not testifying at trial is the new standard of guilt in America. If you had any false hopes that the media would be willing to give Joe Paterno and PSU a fair hearing about the Sandusky Scandal, yesterday should have crushed those hopes. John Ziegler appeared on The Today Show and on CNN's Piers Morgan. He also did several radio and phone interviews, of which...
  • Sandusky child sex abuse scandal has cost Penn State University $41 million

    03/13/2013 6:39:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 12, 2013 | AP
    <p>Some vocal alumni had called on university leadership to release itemized costs, in part to promote transparency....</p> <p>Those critics had also asked the university to release the letter of agreement, or "engagement letter" with Freeh, that outlined the scope and responsibilities of the former FBI director in leading the internal investigation into the scandal....</p>
  • Penn State trustees: ‘We’re trying to get where we need to be’ [PSU alumni still on attack]

    03/10/2013 8:32:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 173 replies
    Centre Daily [State College, PA] ^ | March 10, 2013 | Mike Dawson
    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State trustee Paul Suhey admits relieving Joe Paterno of his head coaching duties in November 2011 over a late-night phone call was not the right tact. Stephanie Deviney, another trustee, is certain the whole board feels that way. “We apologize, we screwed it up as far as how we delivered the message,” Suhey said Friday in an interview. “Our decision, we’re not going to go back on. But we messed that up big time. “People are still so hurt by that, and you know, damn it, we screwed it up.” The Paterno decision will go down...
  • Joe Paterno Really Didn't Know

    This excerpt from the Clemente Report is very disturbing. For anyone who refuses to believe that Joe didn't know - I think this story will change their minds. Would anyone blame this Mom, like they blame Joe? Would she be fired? Would she be cast as a horrible, evil person? Should all of her life's good work be erased because of this episode? Was she demonized like Joe has been? And this molestation happened literally right in front of her eyes. Please watch the video, read the Clemente report, THEN please post your comments and let us know what you...
  • Joe Paterno family releases report

    02/10/2013 7:10:13 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 260 replies
    Espn.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Espn.com
    A report commissioned by Joe Paterno's family calls the July 2012 Freeh report that was accepted by Penn State trustees before unprecedented sanctions were levied by the NCAA against the school's football program a "total failure" that is "full of fallacies, unsupported personal opinions, false allegations and biased assertions." The Paterno family report, which targets nearly every conclusion and assertion the Freeh report made about Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, states that while former FBI director Louis J. Freeh has had an honorable past and good reputation, his investigation -- especially as it...
  • Joe Paterno's widow to appear on Katie Couric's talk show

    02/05/2013 6:24:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 126 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2-5-13 | Chuck Schilken
    Joe Paterno's widow is to give her first interview since the Jerry Sandusky scandal and her husband's subsequent death, appearing on Katie Couric's daytime talk show in an episode scheduled to air Monday. Sue Paterno, who was married to the legendary Penn State football coach for 50 years, is scheduled to talk with Couric in studio for the nationally syndicated show "Katie." The two have already gotten together at Paterno's home in State College, Pa. Joe Paterno was head coach of the Nittany Lions for almost as long as he was married, from 1966 into 2011. He led the team...