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Penn State Scandal

Penn State Scandal
  • Judge denies Sandusky trial delay

     The judge in Jerry Sandusky’s 52-count child sex abuse case on Wednesday rejected a defense attorney’s request for a two-month delay and indicated he was reluctant to push back the May 14 start of jury selection.

    March 2, 2012

  • 08.jpg Paterno Memorial: A farewell to Lion King of Happy Valley

    The crowd gathered early in the freezing drizzle in the shadow of Beaver Stadium. It was four hours before Thursday’s memorial service for the man who built this place, the man who packed this house with more than 100,000 people on fall Saturday afternoons, the man who, many said, was Penn State.

    January 27, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow 2 Stories

  • Paterno's son: 'Dad, you won. You can go home now'

    Jay Paterno leaned over his dying father, gave him a kiss, and whispered in his ear. "Dad, you won," he said. "You did all you could do. You've done enough. We all love you. We won. You can go home now."

    January 27, 2012

  • Latsko1.jpg Remembering Paterno: Local players reflect on life, death of their coach

    Todd Atkins arrived in State College with a heavy heart earlier this week. He left with a sense of peace. “There was a feeling of sadness that Joe passed on with the knowledge that his reputation was in the balance,” the former Laurel High and Penn State football star said. But if these last few days proved one thing, it’s that his legacy is intact.

    January 26, 2012 3 Photos 2 Stories

  • 794ea72386f34f02050f6a706700b652.jpg Remembering Paterno: A day of mourning as thousands pay respects to JoePa

    About the time a Penn State football game might kick off, the line of mourners for Joe Paterno's viewing stretched for blocks, from the Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Spiritual Center through campus.

    January 26, 2012 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Kolodziej.jpg Tim Kolodziej: Though Joe’s gone, we still can follow his advice

    I’ve been asked the same question countless times since Joseph Vincent Paterno died on Sunday. “So, how do you feel about JoePa?” My honest answer: I don’t know. I really don’t.

    January 26, 2012 1 Photo

  • Penn State’s tragedy compounded by the death of Joe Paterno

    The news from State College seemingly couldn’t get any worse, but then came word of Joe Paterno’s death. The legendary coach of the Nittany Lions died over the weekend, after being hospitalized for complications from recently diagnosed lung cancer. But more than a few observers have suggested the real cause of death was a broken heart.

    January 25, 2012

  • ee141e9554e42502050f6a7067008a1f.jpg Joe Paterno Dies: Team arrives as campus farewell begins

    Members of the Penn State football team and the athletic department have arrived at the campus faith center, where a viewing is being held Tuesday for Joe Paterno. The players wore dark suits and filed out of three blue Penn State buses — the same buses that once carried Paterno and the team to games on fall Saturdays.

    January 24, 2012 1 Photo 2 Slideshows 5 Stories

  • Paterno’s Son: ‘He was serenely calm, even right up to the end’

    Joe Paterno was upbeat and confident in his final days and didn’t die broken-hearted over his firing in November as Penn State’s longtime football coach, his son said yesterday. Scott Paterno said his Dad was “serenely calm,” before his death from lung cancer on Sunday, antsy to leave the hospital so he could start planning a vacation with his wife, Sue.

    January 24, 2012

  • Joe.jpg A Legend Passes: Photos, video, commentary on the life of Joe Paterno

    One after another, they picked up their phones in far-off places like Florida and Washington or in nearby small towns of Pennsylvania to talk — not about a coach — but a man that former players viewed to be something closer to a father figure.

    January 23, 2012 1 Photo 2 Slideshows 4 Stories

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