Press Conference By Lawyers For Former Penn State President Graham Spanier Was An Exercise In Bullshit

As expected, the blame-shifting from those at Penn State implicated by the Freeh report has begun. Lawyers for Graham Spanier, the university president fired last November in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, held a press conference in Philadelphia this morning to try and explain their client's side of the… »8/22/12 3:50pm8/22/12 3:50pm


NCAA Should Have Done Its Own Investigation Before Punishing Penn State, Says Member Of Group That Investigated Penn State

We told you yesterday how Penn State could have fought the NCAA in court over the sanctions it received earlier this week. Our own Drew Magary has also explained that the NCAA levied the punishment it did to pretty much show the world it's doing something because what happened was just so horrible and thank heavens we… »7/27/12 2:35pm7/27/12 2:35pm

The Freeh Group Acknowledges Some Mistakes In Its Report On Penn State

It's not anything that will cause Franco Harris to race through the streets to declare vindication, nor will this bit of news lead the NCAA to reexamine the sanctions it handed down and say, "Oops!" But the Freeh Group, which had issued the devastating investigative report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry… »7/25/12 1:20pm7/25/12 1:20pm

Penn State's Former President Says He Was Abused As A Child, Too

The Paternos aren't the only ones furiously pleading someone's innocence in the Jerry Sandusky matter. Former PSU president Graham Spanier has now sent a letter to the school's board of trustees that accuses the Freeh report of being biased. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg obtained the letter, which includes this… »7/23/12 7:05pm7/23/12 7:05pm

Even Sports Illustrated Doesn't Want Anything To Do With Joe Posnanski's Paterno Biography

The first review of Joe Posnanksi's Joe Paterno biography is in and it isn't good: Offered first serial rights to a book written by a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, the magazine said no. Assistant managing editor Chris Hunt confirmed to Deadspin that SI passed on running an excerpt. Posnanski, who left SI »7/17/12 12:30pm7/17/12 12:30pm

Penn State's Student Ticket Campout Group Will No Longer Be Called Paternoville

Penn State students have pitched tents outside Beaver Stadium in order to score the best seats for that week's football game for nearly 20 years. Starting with the 2005 home game against Ohio State, the name of that tent city became known as Paternoville, and it was eventually recognized by the university as an… »7/16/12 8:30pm7/16/12 8:30pm

Jay Paterno: The Freeh Report Contains "No New Facts," Just "Some New Interpretations Of Things"

In all seriousness, I can't imagine how difficult today must be for the Paterno family. That said, at this point, it's probably best for all of them to decline to comment further. Paterno's son, Jay, went on SportsCenter about an hour ago and dismissed the findings of the Freeh Group as "really an opinion," which… »7/12/12 5:35pm7/12/12 5:35pm

Freeh Report: Detective Alludes To Penn State Administrators' Habit Of Interfering With Investigations

Ronald Shreffler, a detective in the police department at Penn State, was first informed of the 1998 Jerry Sandusky shower incident on the morning of May 4, 1998, one day after it happened. Within 30 minutes, he had interviewed the boy now known to the world as Victim 6. And later that afternoon, Shreffler contacted a… »7/12/12 12:35pm7/12/12 12:35pm