Penn State Has Removed The Joe Paterno Statue

It was inevitable and shortly after 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning Penn State began blocking off access to the statue of the disgraced former coach in front of Beaver Stadium. The statue will be placed in storage. President Rodney Erickson announced the decision Sunday morning, saying it was a divisive symbol and an "obstacle … » 7/22/12 8:58am 7/22/12 8:58am

Will Foursquare Take Down Joe Paterno Statue Check-In?

As Rodney Erickson struggles with the most important decision ever in the history of Penn State, we're left to wonder when will foursquare tear down its Joe Paterno Statue check-in. As everyone knows, the foursquare page has become the symbol of this social media statuary controversy and emotions are running high. » 7/21/12 5:30pm 7/21/12 5:30pm

Franco Harris On Joe Paterno: Yep, I'm Still Hopelessly Deluded

Franco Harris read "most of" the Freeh Report (the stuff about the massive, program and university-wide cover up must have been in the last chapter) and has come to this conclusion: "there was no cover up." Even, for the sake of argument, assuming the existence of a cover up, Harris "feel[s] even more strongly about Joe… » 7/21/12 11:30am 7/21/12 11:30am

Decision On The Paterno Statue Coming Soon

According to Don Van Natta, Jr., Penn State president Rodney Erickson is expected to make a decision on the removal of the Paterno statue within 72 hours. Kim Jones's initial report is looking more and more accurate. The point of contention trustees had was with Bonnie Bernstein's report that a vote was taken.… » 7/21/12 9:39am 7/21/12 9:39am

Penn State Trustee Denies Reports That Vote Was Taken To Remove The…

Penn State's plan to remove the Joe Paterno statue, which was tweeted this morning by Kimberly Jones of NFL Network/WFAN and Bonnie Bernstein, appears to be premature. Laura Nichols of has spoken to a trustee who denied that there was any such vote taken last night: » 7/20/12 1:10pm 7/20/12 1:10pm

Reports: Penn State Plans To Take Down The Paterno Statue This Weekend …

Details are still not known, but word is beginning to trickle out that Penn State's board of trustees voted last night to remove the statue. Kim Jones of the NFL Network and WFAN radio in New York—a Penn State alumna—was first with the news: » 7/20/12 11:43am 7/20/12 11:43am

Some Odd Pro-Joe "Vandalism" At The Paterno Statue

On Thursday, the release day of the Freeh Report, some Penn Staters gathered and left tokens at the Joe Paterno statue. One of them was the most levelheaded commentary we've yet seen—a note reading "Remember: He was a Man. Not a God!!" (You can see the original at Onward State.) » 7/18/12 10:15am 7/18/12 10:15am

No One Is Currently Guarding The Joe Paterno Statue

Since the release of the Freeh report and the Paterno family's clumsy attempts to discredit it, the statue of Joe Paterno has become an all-encompassing flashpoint in the struggle between critics of the university and PSU loyalists. Bobby Bowden wants it torn down. The Penn State Board of Trustees (and really, PSUBOT… » 7/16/12 3:55pm 7/16/12 3:55pm