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Bill O’Brien Staying At Penn State

January 3, 2013

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Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated Tweets that Bill O’Brien is staying at Penn State: Just got official word that Bill O’Brien is officially staying at Penn State. University stepped up huge to keep him. — Pete Thamel(@SIPeteThamel) January 4, 2013 Come in off the ledge, Penn Staters. Update: Here’s what he told pennlive: “I’m not […]

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Is Bill O’Brien Leaving Penn State?

January 3, 2013

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Twitter is abuzz with rumors that Bill O’Brien is leaving embattled Penn State after one (highly successful) season to return to the NFL. Near as we can tell, it is only based on this story, citing Jason La Canfora: CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora last night on the Bull & Fox talk show […]

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Corbett Launches Reelection Bid With NCAA Lawsuit

January 2, 2013

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Pennsylvania is firing back at the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State: STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor says he intends to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in an effort to overturn what he said were “harsh penalties” against Penn State because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Gov. […]

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Top 10 Big Ten Stories Of 2012

December 20, 2012

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The Big Ten had an eventful 2012, marked by great basketball, lousy football, some messes off the field and lots going on with the business side of things. With that, here are the top 10 Big Ten stories of 2012: 1. The Fall – And Rise – Of Penn State Football. After Sandusky happened in […]

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Michigan Football Is No. 2! (In A Good Way)

December 19, 2012

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There are six Big Ten teams among the 20 most valuable college football programs in the country – and they are the six you would expect (though not necessarily in the order you may think). A report by Forbes shows Michigan climbed nicely while Penn State plummeted in the wake of the Sandusky mess. Ohio […]

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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

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National Signing Day is just 57 days away (Feb. 6, if you choose not to do the math), and Big Ten classes are beginning to take shape. While there are plenty of commitments, de-commitments and switches to be made, here’s an early look at where each Big Ten team stands as signing day approaches (click […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Sandusky Doesn’t Like His Accommodations

December 8, 2012

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Former Penn State assistant coach child molester Jerry Sandusky would like the state of Pennsylvania to give him an upgrade: HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Friday his client has gotten his fighting spirit back after his child abuse conviction and sentencing and hopes prison officials […]

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We Are … Reacting To Uniform Changes

August 7, 2012

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With the announcement that Penn State is adding player names to its football uniforms, we headed to the #WeAre hashtag on Twitter to take the pulse of the Penn State Family. At first blush, it was quite measured. Happy we’re honoring the players that stayed and paying tribute to the victims. Things change. Get over […]

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Penn State Adds Names To Football Uniforms

August 7, 2012

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Meltdowns are sure to occur in the wake of this news: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – When they take the field at Beaver Stadium for their 126th season, The Pennsylvania State University football team will wear uniforms featuring a blue ribbon to support all victims of child abuse. Also, for the first time, the names of each […]

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Penn State Trustees Get Meddlesome

August 6, 2012

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The circus just can’t seem to move on from Happy Valley, as ESPN reports: At least two Penn State Board of Trustees members intend to file an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal because they say the NCAA did not give the […]

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Big Ten Football Twitter Follower Rankings

August 3, 2012

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Big Ten football programs are increasingly turning to Twitter to share news, pictures and manage issues. But which schools have the greatest reach? Is it purely a function of the biggest fan bases? Or the best use of Twitter? Or a combination of both? As you see below, it’s a combination of both – with […]

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We Are … Rallying

July 31, 2012

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Penn State rallied for its football team this morning. From the Centre Daily Times: UNIVERSITY PARK — An estimated crowd of 3,000 welcomed the Penn State football players for their first preseason practice this morning, just a week after the program was hit with severe NCAA violations. The gathering outside the Lasch Building cheered and clapped […]

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A Tragedy In Happy Valley: An Ironic Statement

July 28, 2012

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For the past 60 years, State College, Pennsylvania has been a place unlike any other in the world. In fact, it was its own world. And for the people of this separate world, being one-of-a-kind was just fine with them. They boasted the second largest collegiate football stadium in the country. They were the clear […]

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Recruiting: The Selective Outrage Of Bret Bielema

July 27, 2012

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The Badgers are taking a principled recruiting stand when it comes to Penn State: Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said Thursday he has no plans to recruit the players at Penn State, suggesting it would violate what he calls a Big Ten coaching brotherhood. “I made the decision as a head coach we would not reach out to […]

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