New Criminal Laws, Not Number Of Wins, Define Joe Paterno's Legacy

For those outside of State College, Pennsylvania who do not treat Penn State football as a religion, it is forgivable if the news that the NCAA agreed to restore 111 Joe Paterno victories to the record books was lost amongst — well — real news. » 1/18/15 1:22pm 1/18/15 1:22pm

Penn State AD Says "409" Stickers Were "Inappropriate and Insensitive"

Friday's announcement that the NCAA would restore Joe Paterno's 409 wins, stripped in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, led to jubilation in State College. That included shows of support from other athletes: Penn State's men's hockey team wore stickers reading "409" on their helmets for that night's game. The… » 1/19/15 12:42pm 1/19/15 12:42pm

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NCAA Screws Bobby Bowden Out Of All-Time Wins Record

Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno just became Division I college football's all-time wins leader, thanks to a late-game victory over the NCAA. Congrats to Joe! » 1/16/15 1:41pm 1/16/15 1:41pm

Report: NCAA Considering Restoring Joe Paterno's Vacated Wins

According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the NCAA is considering once again reducing the sanctions against Penn State levied in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The Inquirer reports that Penn State, the NCAA, and state officials are negotiating proposals that include restoring the 111 wins taken… » 1/12/15 8:06pm 1/12/15 8:06pm

Happy Valley Could Be Anywhere, And That's The Scariest Part

Late in Amir Bar-Lev's harrowing and deeply fair documentary Happy Valley, which tracks the Jerry Sandusky tragedy at Penn State and its craterous aftermath, attorney Andrew Shubin, who represented several of Sandusky's victims, says: » 11/20/14 2:37pm 11/20/14 2:37pm

Report: Penn State Football Was Almost Given The Death Penalty

Another day, another embarrassing set of e-mails made public by the ongoing lawsuit by Pennsylvania state officials against the NCAA over the 2012 sanctions imposed upon Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky case, and this time it's a big one. According to the Associated Press, a 2012 e-mail from NCAA attorney David Remy… » 11/13/14 8:28pm 11/13/14 8:28pm

Penn State Students Celebrate Lifted Sanctions, Chant Joe Paterno's Name

Earlier today, the NCAA lifted the sanctions placed on Penn State's football program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The team will be bowl-eligible and have its scholarships returned. Tonight, Penn State students celebrated by meeting at Old Main, and chanting the late head coach Joe Paterno's name, among other… » 9/08/14 9:48pm 9/08/14 9:48pm

Penn State To Alums: Please Stop Being Crazy Truthers

Most of the country has moved on from talking about the Penn State scandal, accepting that university administrators and former head coach Joe Paterno made grievous errors in judgment upon becoming aware of Jerry Sandusky's crimes. According to a letter that was sent today by the university to a massive listserv of… » 9/05/14 1:42pm 9/05/14 1:42pm

McQueary Gambling Allegations Put 19-Year-Old Game In New Light

In 1995, Mike McQueary threw a touchdown late in garbage time of a Penn State blowout over Rutgers. Then-Rutgers coach Doug Graber and Joe Paterno got into a shouting match after the game because Graber thought Paterno was running up the score. The touchdown put the 20-point-favorite Nittany Lions up 59-34. None of… » 3/05/14 7:03pm 3/05/14 7:03pm

Report: Penn State Whistleblower Mike McQueary Was Abused As A Boy

ESPN The Magazine has a big profile on Mike McQueary, the former Penn State assistant coach who testified to seeing Jerry Sandusky sexually assault a young boy in the shower in 2001. The biggest revelation to come out of the story is that McQueary himself was sexually assaulted as a child, and told a few members of… » 3/04/14 5:44pm 3/04/14 5:44pm

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

Yep, The NCAA Also Sells An Autographed Photo Of Reggie Bush At USC

Jay Bilas's Twitter takedown of the NCAA's online store has sent a lot of people in search of more gems of hypocrisy, and this might be the best find yet, courtesy Larry Brown Sports: An autographed photo of Reggie Bush outrunning Oklahoma defenders during the 2005 BCS title game, yours for the low, low price of… » 8/08/13 11:53am 8/08/13 11:53am

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

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

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