Paternos v. NCAA has its day in court: Both sides presented more than three hours of arguments today. Does the family have standing for its lawsuit to proceed? Was the NCAA justified in abandoning procedure to sanction Penn State? A Pennsylvania judge will think it over. [Patriot-News] » 10/29/13 5:28pm 10/29/13 5:28pm

Penn State: $59.7 Million In Settlements With 26 Sandusky Victims

Penn State announced on its website this afternoon that it reached settlement agreements with 26 of Jerry Sandusky's victims to the tune of $59.7 million. That dollar amount more or less matches the $60 million figure that had been reported over the summer by the Philadelphia-based Legal Intelligencer. » 10/28/13 1:54pm 10/28/13 1:54pm

Franco Harris Has His Tiananmen Square Moment

About 150 people gathered for what was called a March for Truth today outside the Penn State board of trustees' meeting in State College, Pa. Speeches were given. A life-sized cardboard cutout of Joe Paterno showed up. Franco Harris stood near a van carrying several of the trustees. » 9/20/13 6:03pm 9/20/13 6:03pm

Was The DA Who Didn't Prosecute Sandusky Killed By A Hells Angel?

Among the alluring storylines just after Jerry Sandusky's November 2011 arrest was the mystery surrounding Ray Gricar, the former Centre County (Pa.) district attorney who went missing in 2005. The case had long gone cold, and Gricar was declared legally dead six years later. But get this: the Altoona Mirror says… » 9/20/13 5:19pm 9/20/13 5:19pm

Prosecutor From Sandusky Trial: Joe Paterno Not Involved In Cover-Up

Had he lived, would Joe Paterno have been charged with a crime for allegedly covering for Jerry Sandusky's serial sex crimes against children? One of the prosecutors who worked to convict Sandusky last summer said the answer is no. » 9/04/13 3:45pm 9/04/13 3:45pm

One of Jerry Sandusky's victims was convicted this week of robbing a woman last summer. He's been sentenced to 15 months to five years in state prison. He reportedly is getting a settlement from Penn State. [Lancaster Online] » 8/14/13 4:40pm 8/14/13 4:40pm

The preliminary hearing in Harrisburg, Pa., just wrapped up, and all charges against the three former Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky have been held over for trial. No trial date has been set. [@OnwardState] » 7/30/13 3:13pm 7/30/13 3:13pm

Witness: Joe Paterno Would Say Jerry Sandusky “Was A Sick Guy”

The preliminary hearing for the three Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky began this morning in Harrisburg, Pa. Mike McQueary, the former PSU assistant coach who saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a football building shower in 2001, was the first witness. During his testimony, which… » 7/29/13 2:17pm 7/29/13 2:17pm

Report: Penn State Approved $60 Million In Sandusky Settlement Claims

Penn State's board of trustees voted Friday to approve settlement offers to some of the victims of Jerry Sandusky's child-sex abuse. At the time, no figures were made public. But the Legal Intelligencer, a law newspaper based in Philly, is citing sources who say the offers are "in the close proximity of" $60 million. » 7/17/13 5:46pm 7/17/13 5:46pm

Joe Paterno Interview Transcript: “Yea, I Guess You'd Call It Sexual”

John Ziegler, the Joe Paterno apologist whom even people related to Joe Paterno want nothing to do with, recently published a book that defends Joe Paterno's role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. And by "recently published a book" I mean Ziegler posted some 80,000 words on his website last week, slapped a… » 7/16/13 7:24pm 7/16/13 7:24pm

The preliminary hearing for the three Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky—Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, and Tim Curley—has finally been scheduled for July 29 in Harrisburg, Pa. » 7/09/13 4:55pm 7/09/13 4:55pm

Judge Dismisses Governor's Penn State Suit Against The NCAA

A federal judge has tossed the lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania's governor over the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State, calling the suit "a Hail Mary pass" that "failed to advance the ball" as an anti-trust case. » 6/06/13 1:20pm 6/06/13 1:20pm

Here Is The Paterno Family's Lawsuit Against The NCAA

Though delayed by overtime hockey, Costas Tonight eventually devoted a whole hour last night to a re-examination of the Freeh report. Bob Costas said at the outset—and at the end of the program—that he had invited Louis Freeh and NCAA president Mark Emmert to participate in the discussion. They declined. Which meant… » 5/30/13 6:54pm 5/30/13 6:54pm

Tonight's episode of Costas Tonight will have a segment on the Paterno family's rebuttal to the Freeh report, including an announcement that the Paternos intend to sue the NCAA. A Penn State spokesman just issued a statement telling us the university is not party to the suit. » 5/29/13 12:48pm 5/29/13 12:48pm

Penn State's motion to dismiss Mike McQueary's whistleblower lawsuit has been denied. From the judge's ruling: "Upon review of the Complaint, McQueary has sufficiently plead facts of outrageous conduct on the part of Penn State." [KYW] » 4/17/13 12:19pm 4/17/13 12:19pm

The judge who let Penn State's lawyer into the grand jury room says whether that decision should spoil the criminal case against the three university administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky is not his call. Also, the trials for those three administrators probably won't take place until next year. » 4/10/13 3:26pm 4/10/13 3:26pm