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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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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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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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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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Outrage in Happy Valley!!!

July 26, 2012

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Controversy is brewing in Happy Valley, and the outrage coming from the Penn State athletic department seems to be equal to or greater than the concern over a former coach serially raping young boys and using the university facilities to do so. A rational person might assume this new concern must be over something truly […]

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Coaches Trolling State College For Players

July 26, 2012

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It’s a surreal time in Happy Valley: In the 48 hours since the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the program, an extraordinary recruiting frenzy has played out on Penn State’s campus, where players are working out. At noon Wednesday, several groups of coaches from opposing teams were waiting in the Lasch Football Building parking lot […]

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Stunner: Spanier Gets Federal Work

July 25, 2012

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The federal government has hired Graham Spanier for a “special project,” according to Sara Ganim: Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier said he will soon begin working for the federal government on projects related to national security. “For the next several months, as I transition to my post-presidential plans, I will be working on a […]

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We Are … Convinced There’s A Conspiracy

July 25, 2012

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Let’s check in on how the last Japanese soldiers on the island the Paterno and Penn State true believers are faring two days after the NCAA announced its penalties. We turn to Blue White Illustrated, where we found a post started by Pissed…kDaddy (may be a pseudonum): One thing made clear to me, Penn State […]

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