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  • A look at Penn State scandal legal fallout after 5 years

    08/28/2016 2:27:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 28, 2016 1:06 pm | MARK SCOLFORO
    AP Photo: Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse, in Bellefonte, Pa. Photo caption: It’s been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges. The scandal has produced new state laws regarding child abuse, millions in civil settlements to his victims and significant changes to Penn State’s policies and procedures. HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, and earlier this month he testified as he seeks to have his 45-count criminal conviction overturned. The...
  • 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...
  • Charged Penn State ex-president's request for Saudi trip denied (Graham Spanier)

    09/27/2015 8:53:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/27/2015 | Susan Snyder
    It looks like former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier won't be going to Saudi Arabia this fall after all. Commonwealth Court denied Spanier's request to travel there to meet with higher education officials, noting the lack of an extradition treaty with Saudi Arabia that would make it impossible to force him back. Spanier, who is awaiting trial on perjury and conspiracy charges connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, has been barred from leaving the country without approval of the court and the attorney general since August 2013.
  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 259 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • Judge Orders Freeh's Law Firm to Turn Over Documents to Paterno Estate

    05/08/2015 10:23:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    State College, PA ^ | 5-8-2015 | Michael Martin Garrett
    Attorneys for the Paterno estate have been fighting tooth-and-nail for months to subpoena the Pepper Hamilton law firm for an undisclosed number of documents gathered during Freeh's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Pepper Hamilton (which acquired Freeh’s law firm through a merger in 2012) fought just as hard to keep those documents out of Centre County court, appealing several of Judge John Leete's decisions that overturned the firm's objections. But Leete refused to put the case on hold for those appeals, and now he's issued an order directing Pepper Hamiltion to turn over the documents within...
  • Pro/Con: Did NCAA restore Paterno’s good name?

    01/31/2015 8:46:53 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 70 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 1-30-14 | Christine Flowers
    Yes: Let’s hope the legendary coach hears the good news I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind. For instance, I’d love it if the monsters who murdered the journalists at Charlie Hebdo could take a moment from baking in eternal hellfire to see how their acts only strengthened our resolve to speak out against intolerance. Similarly, I hope Martin Luther King Jr. can recognize, from his lofty perch in heaven atop his beloved...
  • Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champ

    12/20/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    tulsa world ^ | 12-20-14 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting helped the Nittany Lions neutralize the nation’s No. 1 blocking team. Penn State (36-3) won its sixth title in eight years and No. 7 overall to break a tie with Stanford for the most titles. Jennifer Hamson...
  • Judge denies protective order for NCAA and Penn State, seeks deposition from Emmert

    10/16/2014 1:38:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 9-15-14 | Lori Falce
    In two separate Commonwealth Court rulings this week, Judge Anne Covey denied an NCAA and Penn State motion for a protective order and ordered the NCAA to make President Mark Emmert available to give a deposition. The NCAA and the university had asked for the order to protect confidentiality of “certain discovery materials” in the lawsuit brought by state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and state Treasurer Rob McCord that tries to ensure the $60 million in fine money levied against Penn State by the NCAA remains in Pennsylvania. Covey declined that in an order dated Wednesday. “Defendants have demonstrated...
  • Former PSU fencing coach files suit against university, Joyner, Del Giorno

    06/05/2014 3:19:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 6-5-14 | Matt Carroll
    Penn State’s longtime fencing coach, who was fired last year allegedly for retaliating against a staff member who had reported a player for a drug violation, wants his job back and more than $3 million in damages, according to a federal lawsuit he has filed. Emmanuil Kaidanov, who spent 30 years as Penn State’s fencing coach, is suing the university, athletic director Dave Joyner and athletics integrity officer Julie Del Giorno for wrongful termination, breach of contract and violation of his constitutional and civil rights, among other claims. Philadelphia-based attorney Alvin de Levie alleges the defendants conspired to fire his...
  • Penn State's John Urschel Wins 84th AAU Sullivan Award

    04/12/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    gopsusports.com ^ | 4-13-14 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.), the Penn State All-American guard who claimed the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation (NFF) as college football's premier scholar-athlete, has been named the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America's top amateur athlete. Urschel was announced as the winner of the prestigious award Friday night during an awards ceremony at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. 
Urschel was selected from a pool of 19 semifinalists vying for the honor in 2014, and was joined by two...
  • Spanier sues prosecutors, seeks dismissal of case (Kathleen Kane Sued)

    03/31/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/31/2014 | Allison Steele
    Former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier is again asking a judge to dismiss charges against him regarding the alleged cover-up stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, this time alleging misconduct by the prosecutor in the case. In a lawsuit filed Monday against Attorney General Kathleen Kane in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Spanier accuses former deputy Attorney General Frank Fina of violating his civil rights and acting in "bad faith" by bringing charges based on testimony from attorney Cynthia Baldwin, who was representing Spanier at the start of the investigation.
  • Penn State clings to lead at NCAAs [wrestling on espnU now, espn later]

    03/22/2014 9:07:17 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    espn ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Minnesota has the numbers to dethrone three-time defending national wrestling titlist Penn State. Oklahoma State is in the mix in the NCAA championships, too. Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of action. The Nittany Lions have 91 points after Friday's matches, followed by Minnesota with 90.5 and Oklahoma State with 87.5. Penn State and Minnesota have two finalists and seven total wrestlers remaining. Penn State's David Taylor advanced to the finals for the fourth time. He defeated North Dakota State's Steven Monk 12-5 in the 165-pound semifinals. He will face Oklahoma...
  • Paternos want Big Ten to show what it knew about Freeh investigation, Penn State sanctions

    03/14/2014 6:15:15 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 3-14-14 | Peter Hall
    Following the NCAA's imposition of sanctions, the Big Ten added its own punishment: Penn State is required to forfeit $13 million in revenue from conference bowl games during the four years the university is ineligible. The suit claims that by accepting the Freeh Report, which has been widely criticized by Penn State supporters, the NCAA damaged Paterno's image, the future coaching prospects of Jay Paterno and William Kenny; prevented the university trustees from carrying out their duties; wiped out the achievements of student athletes and deprived faculty of resources. In the court filings Friday, the plaintiffs ask the Big Ten...
  • The Whistleblower's Last Stand

    03/04/2014 9:36:50 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    espn ^ | 3-4-14 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    THE STAR WITNESS was anonymous, like each of Jerry Sandusky's victims. He was described in the grand jury presentment only as "a Penn State graduate assistant." Anyone reading the 23-page presentment released on Nov. 4, 2011, would be horrified by the prosecution's version of what the witness said he saw a decade ago. In the locker room shower inside the Lasch Football Building on Penn State's campus, he stumbled upon "a naked boy, Victim 2 ... with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that...
  • Penn State's Thon 2014 kicks off Friday: A full guide to the event

    02/18/2014 6:25:37 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    pennlive ^ | 2-18-14 | anna orso
    The largest student-run philanthropy in the world kicks off at Penn State this weekend, as more than 15,000 students will culminate a yearlong fundraising effort with a 46-hour dance marathon called Thon. The event – which benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center -- draws in thousands of spectators and more than 300 families affected by pediatric cancer each year. This year’s event at the Bryce Jordan Center kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday evening and will end at 4 p.m. Sunday. If you’re planning on making the trip to State College this...
  • Penn State Aims For The Moon With Its Lunar Lion Lander

    01/22/2014 9:58:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The Lunar Lion team has already secured a launch space via Team Phoenicia, which will be sending multiple payloads to space in one launch. That launch system greatly reduces the cost of the team’s launch. “We’re the only [Lunar X-Prize] team that’s paid for a launch,” Penn State’s research Director of Development Steve Blake. The Lunar Lion team plans to launch in December of 2015. They’re currently planning on landing about 30 kilometers north of the Apollo 11 landing site at the Sea of Tranquility.
  • In defense of the "Paterno people"

    01/03/2014 4:08:31 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 59 replies
    onwardstate.com ^ | 1-3-14 | Kevin Horne
    By now, you’ve probably read Patriot News columnist David Jones’ rabble-rousing piece outlining some of the reasons behind Bill O’Brien’s departure — specifically quoting O’Brien during profanity laced tirade against so-called “Paterno people” that supposedly drove him right out of Happy Valley. If you haven’t, you should. I couldn’t help but feel compelled the first time I read the story Tuesday night. On the surface, it has significant shock value and information you won’t find anywhere else. But then I read it again. And again. And now, three days later, I find myself reading it for the dozenth time and...
  • Penn State's John Urschel takes home prestigious scholar-athlete award

    12/10/2013 7:07:46 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 12-10-13 | Joe Hermitt
    Senior right guard John Urschel’s academic and athletic pursuits are well known in State College and beyond. The mathematics major who is working on a second master’s degree and who holds a perfect 4.0 grade point average added to his academic and athletic accolades Tuesday evening. Urschel was honored in New York City at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's annual black-tie event where he was named the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy. The two-time All-Big Ten first team honoree was one of 16 finalists for the award, widely regarded as the Academic Heisman, and...
  • Kevin Slaten/John Ziegler on 2 year anniversary of sandusky scandal [PSU Paterno interview]

    Long, brutal radio interview between Slaten/Ziegler. Calls out the fools that believe the narrative. The evidence IS overwhelming. And it's on real Penn Stater's and Joe's side. Hate on haters. You believe, and support media lies.
  • Penn State to pay $60 million to 26 men over Sandusky abuse claims

    10/28/2013 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2013
    Penn State has announced that it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men to settle claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university said it had concluded negotiations that have lasted about a year. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some do not have merit while others may produce settlements.