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Penn State Scandal

Penn State Scandal
  • Heron.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2012 1 Photo 1 Story

  • d5dc6c70a1762d14160f6a7067006b7a.jpg Video, Story: Penn State hit with $60 million fine, bowl ban, vacated wins

    The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

    July 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • d800189ed08b4491b90627669d254b07.JPG Sadness comes with Paterno statue removal

    Cloresa Turner drove to central Pennsylvania from Virginia to see the statue of veteran Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. When she arrived in State College on Sunday and saw that it was gone from its place outside the university stadium, she clasped her hand over her mouth.

    July 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • Former Penn State trustee chairman quits

    A member and former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees has resigned, saying his presence on the board had become “a distraction and an impediment” to the university’s efforts to move forward following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

    July 20, 2012

  • Penn State could face years of litigation

    Penn State University could face years of litigation over Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children, but the school is also doing some things that may limit the damage, according to lawyers with experience in such cases.

    July 17, 2012

  • Paterno family denies Freeh report findings

    Joe Paterno’s family on Monday vowed its own investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The late football coach’s family rejected findings of a special investigator who concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State administrators concealed Sandusky’s abuse to shield the university from bad publicity.

    July 17, 2012

  • Bill_O_Brien.jpg Penn State Scandal: O’Brien becomes ‘rock’ as football team looks to season

    In seven months on the job, Bill O’Brien has turned into much more than just the new leader of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Perhaps no head coach has ever inherited such a challenge in his rookie campaign.

    July 16, 2012 1 Photo

  • Paterno.jpg Penn State Scandal: Former players from county react to latest findings

    The Freeh report has added another ugly dimension to the Penn State Scandal for many former football players, who consider themselves part of a family regardless of when they were part of the program. They were already shocked and disgusted to learn of the allegations against Jerry Sandusky, a former Nittany Lions assistant coach. Now this.

    July 13, 2012 2 Photos 2 Stories

  • d20535a786a22713150f6a706700e413.jpg Penn State Scandal: Blistering Freeh report tarnishes Paterno legacy

    A blistering report that claims Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials concealed what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children may prove to be an indelible stain on the beloved coach's 61-year tenure at the school where he preached "success with honor."

    July 13, 2012 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Freeh.jpg Freeh Report: Read the entire document on Penn State scandal

    Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal. You can read the 267-page report by former FBI director Louis Freeh right here.
     

    July 12, 2012 1 Photo

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