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  • 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...
  • 4 Penn State players arrested in "egg throwing" incident

    11/01/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 55 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 10-31-14 | Sam Cooper
    Oh, those crazy college kids. Four Penn State players were arrested Thursday night – mischief night – for an “egg throwing situation,” according to Onward State. The four players, tight end Brent Wilkerson, safety Anthony Smith, center Wendy Laurent and defensive end Garrett Sickels, were all charged with criminal mischief for throwing eggs at Beaver Hall, an on-campus residence hall. Discipline from head coach James Franklin could be on the way. “We are aware of the egg throwing situation that occurred Thursday evening and will determine the appropriate measures for the four squad members involved,” Franklin said in statement. The...
  • Jimmy Cefalo: Paterno's Legacy Far Exceeds Football Victories

    10/05/2014 12:43:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 140 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-27-12 | Jim Cefalo
    With all the recent court decisions siding in JVP's favor, I felt it a good time to boil this down to the bare truth. Cef gives it to you here if you want to listen.
  • Penn State to hire Eric Barron as new president

    02/14/2014 3:51:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 2-14-14 | Mike Dawson
    The next president of Penn State will be a familiar face on campus here — Florida State President Eric Barron, a source confirmed Friday. Barron, a 20-year faculty member and a former dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been chosen to be Penn State’s 18th president. Penn State’s board of trustees will vote to hire Barron during a special board of trustees meeting at noon Monday at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The board’s compensation committee also must approve his contract. Barron will succeed Rodney Erickson, who delayed retiring and opted to lead the university...
  • Penn State takes 20.5-point lead into finals (NCAA Wrestling)

    03/22/2013 7:47:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    Evening Sun ^ | 3-22-13 | Luke Merideth
    DES MOINES, Iowa—Penn State has all but clinched a third straight national title. All that's left for the powerhouse Nittany Lions is for David Taylor to defend the title that Cornell's Kyle Dake has worked so hard to take. Penn State had 114.5 points and a commanding 20.5-point lead over Oklahoma State heading into Saturday's finals of the NCAA championships. Minnesota is third in the team race with 86 points, followed by Iowa with 68. The Nittany Lions also have five wrestlers set to compete for a title, including a surging Taylor. He and Dake—who is one win away from...
  • Penn State extends lead, Dake, Taylor cruise to quarters (NCAA Wrestling Championships)

    03/22/2013 7:43:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    Intermat ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Hipps
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two-time defending national champion Penn State extended its lead at Session II of the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after four Nittany Lion wrestlers from 157 pounds through 184 pounds earned bonus points in their second-round matches. Penn State has six quarterfinalists and sits 3.5 points in front of second-place Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have seven quarterfinalists, which is more than any other school, and have all ten wrestlers alive heading into Friday's competition. Minnesota remained in third place in the team standings, five points behind Oklahoma State, despite a tough second round that saw...
  • Penn State trustees file appeal

    08/06/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Third Person · 135 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 6th, 2012 | Don Van Natta
    A Penn State board of trustee member filed an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. Three other trustees joined the appeal, which states that the consent decree university president Rodney Erickson signed with the NCAA agreeing to the sanctions is "null and void" because Erickson "lacked the legal authority" to enter into such an agreement without the board's approval. Trustees and a person with first-hand knowledge of the discussions said the move is a precursor to a federal lawsuit asking a judge to invalidate the sanctions, because...
  • PSU trustee intends to appeal to NCAA sanctions

    08/06/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT · by safetysign · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    A Penn State trustee has told the NCAA that he intends to appeal college sports governing body's strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
  • Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on

    08/05/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT · by randita · 25 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/5/12 | Frank Fitzpatrick
    Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on By Frank Fitzpatrick Inquirer Staff Writer An artist's rendering of the Pegula Ice Arena, which will open at Penn State next year. The arena is being built, at a cost of $102 million, mostly through a single donation. On July 23, as grim Penn State athletics employees watched NCAA president Mark Emmert cite their football program as an example of college sports' worst excesses, workers across the street were busy constructing a $102 million hockey arena set to open next year. Visible all around University Park that morning were...
  • Former Pennsylvania psychologist says he reported child molestation, lost license (1986)

    07/30/2012 7:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-30-2012 | Michael Volpe
    Jim Singer, formerly a psychologist working in Pennsylvania, said that he reported a case of child molestation in 1986 to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services agency, and not only was his report ignored, but soon after, in retaliation, the Pennsylvania Psychology Board prosecuted Singer and eventually removed his license to practice psychology. As the aftermath of the Penn State University molestation scandal unfolds, most observers believe that if the proper authorities had been alerted to the crimes much earlier, many children could have been saved. That’s not always the case, says Singer. Speaking exclusively with The Daily Caller, Singer said that...
  • Penn State football slammed with NCAA sanctions

    07/23/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 176 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 23, 2012, 11:30 AM ET | Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State football was all but leveled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent uncounted years molesting children, sometimes on university property. The sanctions by the governing body of college sports, which capped eight months of turmoil on the central Pennsylvania campus, stopped short of delivering the "death penalty" of shutting down the sport. But the NCAA hit Penn State with $60 million in fines, ordered it out of the postseason for four years,...
  • Penn State Football: DE recruit Webb decommits from Penn State [Others to follow?]

    07/22/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 21, 2012 | Travis Johnson
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class lost one of its commitments on Saturday. New Jersey defensive lineman Greg Webb withdrew his oral pledge to attend Penn State in favor of North Carolina. UNC recruiting sites reported Friday that Webb had reopened his recruiting and planned to visit the Tar Heels’ Chapel Hill campus on Saturday. Webb — a 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle at Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, N.J. — indeed visited UNC and committed when his high school teammate Dajuan Drennon also committed to the Tar Heels. A four-star recruit by Rivals.com standards, Webb was one...
  • Scandal at Penn State Poses Tough Choices for N.C.A.A.

    07/14/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012 | TIM ROHAN
    In N.C.A.A. parlance, “lack of institutional control” is a hazy, almost undefinable term. It is also the organization’s ultimate admonishment, the phrase it utters before handing down its most severe penalties. Now, in light of the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, there is some question about whether those nebulous words will be used by the N.C.A.A. to impose serious sanctions on the Nittany Lions football program, perhaps even forcing the team to shut down for a time, the so-called death penalty.
  • Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimes

    01/08/2012 6:54:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Penn Live ^ | 1/08/12 | SARA GANIM
    Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimesBy SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News Published: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 12:01 AM The investigation of Jerry Sandusky took three years. And it took Sandusky himself — through the pages of his autobiography, “Touched” — to help police find Victims 3, 4, 5 and 7. At the end of 2009, police had spent almost a year trying to corroborate claims by a single boy — a 17-year-old Clinton County teen later known as Victim 1 — who had alleged years of sexual abuse by Penn State’s legendary defensive coach. Only one...
  • JoePa Knew: In his Own Words

    12/17/2011 5:34:27 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 28 replies
    rivals.com ^ | december 16,2011 | matt hinton
    He knew, in his own words from the grand jury: In the testimony, Paterno said he "knew inappropriate action was taken by Jerry Sandusky with a youngster" after a meeting with then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary, who allegedly saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a locker room shower the previous night, but did not inform police and waited at least a day to inform his boss, athletic director Tim Curley, because he "didn't want to interfere with their weekends."
  • First lawsuit filed vs. Jerry Sandusky (Penn State)

    11/30/2011 9:17:28 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2011 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a young boy more than 100 times after meeting him through the charity he founded, then threatened the boy's family to keep him quiet about the encounters, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit identifies the plaintiff, an adult, only as John Doe. It claims Sandusky abused the boy at the coach's State College home, at Penn State facilities and on at least one bowl game trip. The plaintiff is not among eight victims named in a grand jury report released earlier this month that detailed a...
  • Penn State Hides Pedophiles And Pseudo Climate Change Scientists

    11/26/2011 7:53:40 AM PST · by joeclarke · 5 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/26/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    It seems just like yesterday when a number of manmade Climate Warming scientists were caught fudging figures to benefit their Globalbaloney warming theories. Penn State's Michael Mann (Hockey Stick Graph) was caught two years ago manipulating data, but Penn State President, Graham Spanier, defended Mann's cheating faster than the time it takes Jerry Sandusky to take shower - who was also protected by Spanier. Mann is again in the news as more hacked email, compliments of the Russians, have been released, and may be even more damning than the original email dump from two years ago. In the confiscated emails,...
  • The Homosexual Agenda In Our Public Schools

    11/26/2011 6:33:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/26/2011 | Gary Yinger
    I have posted several articles on the very fast moving agenda in our schools that will cause terrible harm to our children. The homosexual agenda could destroy the moral fabric of our country as they target children, since that is where our future lies. Have you checked your local school's curriculum and textbooks? California's news law and our own government's initiative is on the move to indoctrinate our children into the homosexual agenda. Recent ad concerning the Canadian mandate which promotes the homosexual agenda in the Canadian school system, which the US is headed towards. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blkFl0-ZJdY Related: Rescue Your Child...
  • Mayor Ravenstahl calls for Franco Harris to quit as Pittsburgh Promise board chairman

    11/17/2011 12:23:58 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 49 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 11/17/2011 | Jill King Greenwood
    Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl initiated the call for Steeler great Franco Harris to step down as chair of the board of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program, the mayor's spokeswoman said. In a letter he sent to Harris and board members last night, Ravenstahl said Harris showed "callous disregard and indifference for the victims of child sex abuse at Penn State" after Harris spoke out in support of fired coach Joe Paterno. Harris did not return several phone messages and it wasn't immediately known if he plans to step down from the Pittsburgh Promise board. Harris, who played for Paterno from...
  • Inquiry Grew Into Concerns of a Cover-Up (Sandusky Case: New Details Emerge)

    11/17/2011 12:13:11 PM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jo Becker
    A critical break in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky came via a posting on the Internet: a random mention that a Penn State football coach, years before, might have seen something ugly, but kept silent. Investigators with the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office had by 2010 already come to the conclusion that Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordinator for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, was a serial molester, according to two people with knowledge of the case. But what had started with a complaint of sexual assault from a high school freshman had grown to include another matter altogether: whether Penn State had...