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Former PSU assistant Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years in prison
Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. A defiant Sandusky gave a rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.
Penn State officials lose pretrial motion on perjury
Two weeks before former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to be sentenced on child molestation charges, a county judge determined that perjury charges should remain in place against two university administrators.
Lawyer: Sandusky regrets not taking the stand
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky regrets not taking the stand at his child sex abuse trial and likely will be sentenced next month, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Paternos adjust to new Penn State era
Penn State’s season opener Saturday will be the first since 1949 not featuring someone with the name Paterno on the coaching staff. The Paternos are out of the picture, like the campus statue of the family patriarch; erased like his coaching records.
Penn State Scandal: Former president Spanier goes on offensive
Penn State’s disgraced former president is trying to convince the public he had no idea that Jerry Sandusky was a child molester. Graham Spanier claims that he most certainly did not protect one.
Family pushed Paterno to read Sandusky grand jury report
Joe Paterno had to be prodded by his family to read the grand jury report regarding Jerry Sandusky and did not understand some of its graphic terminology, according to a new book. The book, “Paterno” by Joe Posnanski, was purchased yesterday by The Associated Press in advance of its release next week.
Penn State Fallout: Some rethinking giving pledges to ‘bozos’ in power
One major Penn State donor says he might write the university out of his will, while others say neither the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal nor recent unpopular actions by the university’s leadership are making them rethink their financial support for the school.
College Football: Penn State players vow to stick together post-scandal
The Penn State football players looked on stoically as two of their teammates announced to the world: “We’re going to see this thing through.” There were no smiles or slaps on the back among the more than 30 Nittany Lions who huddled outside the school’s football facility yesterday morning. After the statement was read, they turned around and walked back into the building.
Our Opinion: Penn State penalties show benefits of dealing with problems appropriately
As scorn and punishment continue to be heaped upon Penn State University, a question lingers: What truly has been learned in light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal?
Phil Heron: Vindictive NCAA throws dirt on Paterno's grave
This is not going to be a popular opinion today. I feel sorry for Joe Paterno. Penn State avoided the so-called “death penalty” yesterday; Paterno’s legacy did not. The NCAA came down like a ton of bricks on Happy Valley, all but dismantling what was once the Pride of Paterno, and what was widely heralded as a shining light for all of college football.
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