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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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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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How They Reacted: Penn State Punishment

July 23, 2012

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You can get news on the Penn State sanctions anywhere. Here, we will update you on the undoubtedly measured responses from Penn State and Joe Paterno loyalists. Before the decision was announced, Penn State fans braced themselves: Brace yourselves fellow penn staters. If we die in 10 minutes, we die together. #WeAre — Michael Weiner […]

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Penn State Penalties Coming Monday

July 22, 2012

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The NCAA will announce Penn State football’s fate at 9 a.m. Monday, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky mess and coverups. BREAKING: NCAA will announce “unprecedented” penalties against Penn St tomorrow. News cbsn.ws/NIVkcz — Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) July 22, 2012 And speculation begins to run rampant: Penn State sanctions expected to be extremely harsh […]

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Erickson: Paterno Statue Had To Come Down

July 22, 2012

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Joe’s gonna go. A statement from Penn State President Rodney Erickson: I now believe that, contrary to its original intention, Coach Paterno’s statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our University and beyond. For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university […]

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Penn State: An Alternative To The Death Penalty

July 19, 2012

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Should Penn State get the death penalty? On the surface, yes. Nothing so terrible has ever happened in and around any major football program. And the fact that it happened with the apparent knowledge of the revered coach and university president – and then systematically covered up – makes it all the worse. If Penn […]

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Moment Of Clarity: Spanier Drops Lawsuit

July 18, 2012

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News out of Paternoville State College: Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has dropped the lawsuit he filed against the university, according to court documents filed today in Centre County court. No reason is given for the drop of the lawsuit. Gee, I wonder why. On May 25, Spanier filed a complaint against the university, […]

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“Take The Statue Down Or We Will”

July 17, 2012

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If you can’t read the tiny print, the banner behind this plane says “TAKE THE STATUE DOWN OR WE WILL” – a threat of vigilante statue removal not seen since the final days of Saddam Hussein. It had occurred to me that someone would/could take matters into their own hands and try to remove the […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Lots And Lots Of Paterno

July 15, 2012

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Penn State running back Silas Redd says Joe Paterno is “the best college football coach ever of all time.” Not to mention in history. (Altoona Mirror) JoePa lost his creepy halo. (Daily Collegian) Sources say the Paterno statue will stay up outside Beaver Stadium. For now. (ESPN) Paterno got rich(er) during the Sandusky investigation. (NYT) […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Look Who’s Back, Keady’s Back

July 14, 2012

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A special Saturday edition of the Daily Big Tidbits … Gene Keady is coming back to the Purdue sideline! (NBC Sports) It looks like Indiana will get an official visit from BeeJay Anya. (Inside The Hall) Tom Dienhart ranks the biggest football games in the Big Ten this year. Michigan and Michigan State are involved in […]

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NCAA Statement On Freeh Report

July 12, 2012

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The NCAA has weighed in (sorta) on today’s Freeh Report: Like everyone else, we are reviewing the final report for the first time today. As President Emmert wrote in his November 17th letter to Penn State President Rodney Erickson and reiterated this week, the university has four key questions, concerning compliance with institutional control and ethics policies, to which it […]

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So What Is The Clery Act?

July 12, 2012

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As noted in numerous stories, a big problem Penn State as an institution faces today is failure to comply with the Clery Act – which aims to protect students from criminal behavior on campus (it says a lot about campuses that such a law is needed, but I digress). The U.S. Department of Education’s website […]

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Paterno Dropped From Nike Child Care Center

July 12, 2012

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It seems naming your child care center after a man accused of shielding a child molester isn’t such a great idea. At least that’s what Nike concluded, according to this statement from Nike President & CEO Mark Parker: I have been deeply saddened by the news coming out of this investigation at Penn State. It […]

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Poll: Should Joe Statue Stay Or Go?

July 12, 2012

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Even before the Freeh report was released this morning, ESPN and others were asking what Penn State should do with the Joe Paterno statue on campus. The options – keep it or get rid of it – felt a little narrow. Here’s a poll with more expansive options:

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Penn State Just Doesn’t Get It

July 12, 2012

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Penn State proves once again that its public relations instincts are severely lacking – even on a day when the school is being accused of putting public relations ahead of the health and safety of children. From Philly.com: The handful of students and alumni that gathered in Penn State’s student center this morning to watch […]

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Paterno Family Statement On Freeh Report

July 12, 2012

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The Paterno family – so very defiant in anticipation of the Freeh Report – issued the following statement on Joe Paterno and his role in the Sandusky mess. Here it is in full: “We are in the process of reviewing the Freeh report and will need some time before we can comment in depth on […]

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