Wild Last-Second Comeback Wins 174-Lb. DI Wrestling Title For Penn State

You don't need to know much about wrestling to get what happened here. We start with six seconds left in a match for the 174-lb. Division I national championship, with Penn State's Matt Brown down by a point to Pitt's Tyler Wilps and rules about how you're not allowed to delay the match or lock hands around your… » 3/21/15 10:06pm 3/21/15 10:06pm

ESPN Suspends Keith Olbermann For Penn State Tweets

Last night, Keith Olbermann got into it on Twitter with Penn State fans and students—originally over, of all things, the school's annual pediatric cancer fundraiser. (His tweets are embedded below.) It was weird and unnecessary, and now ESPN has taken Olbermann off TV for the rest of the week. » 2/24/15 1:23pm 2/24/15 1:23pm

Penn State Students Chant "No Means No" At Maryland's Dez Wells

Yesterday, Maryland traveled to Happy Valley to play and ultimately defeat Penn State. It was a hard-fought game that went down to the wire, but perhaps the most interesting moment came midway through the first half, when Terps senior star Dez Wells went to the foul line. » 2/15/15 3:15pm 2/15/15 3:15pm

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. » 1/20/15 11:26am 1/20/15 11:26am

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

A Field Guide To American Truthers

There were no truthers back in the 20th century. I grew up in the Golden Age of Kennedy Assassination Conspiracies, but the word "truther" was never used to describe Oliver Stone or any of the other folks who decried the Magic Bullet theory. (DISCLOSURE: I saw JFK when I was in high school and took every scene as… » 10/02/14 1:45pm 10/02/14 1:45pm

Penn State-Central Florida Game In Ireland Threatened By Volcano

We're not entirely sure why Penn State and Central Florida decided to play a game in Ireland, but this weird idea could now be in jeopardy due to a big-ass volcano that is fitting to fuck everything up. » 8/20/14 5:59pm 8/20/14 5:59pm

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

Bill O'Brien Told Reporter He Was Leaving Penn State A Month Ago

Bill O'Brien is now (unofficially) officially leaving Penn State for the Houston Texans. The AP reports that two sources have said O'Brien reached an agreement with Houston, "the worst team in the NFL," Tuesday night. With the news that he'll no longer be at Penn State, one reporter divulged some fiery conversations… » 1/01/14 12:26pm 1/01/14 12:26pm

Reports: Texans To Hire Penn State's Bill O'Brien

According to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the Texans and Bill O'Brien are working on an agreement to make Joe Paterno's replacement Gary Kubiak's replacement as well. » 12/28/13 5:27pm 12/28/13 5:27pm

Penn State Freshman QB Has Bad Start, Bounces Right Back

This is not how Christian Hackenberg wanted to start the game, gifting Eastern Michigan a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but he quickly rebounded on the following possession. » 9/07/13 1:33pm 9/07/13 1:33pm

Of Course Penn State Is Leading EA Sports's NCAA Football 14 Cover Vote

Ostensibly put up to a series of fan-voted Facebook polls, NCAA Football 14 » 1/02/13 8:00pm 1/02/13 8:00pm's cover also will be . A field of all 126 Football Bowl Subdivision teams was supposed to have been thinned to 32 candidates after Monday, but we don't yet know who the finalists are. With P among fan voting on Facebook—and —I think it's…

The 15 Most Surreal Moments From 2012's Sports-Related Next Media…

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animation company that produces short cartoons recapping the news of the day, has its best muse in sports, where the lines between good and evil lend themselves to pictures of angry video game characters, and events are just cartoonish enough to spark the overactive NMA… » 12/29/12 10:45am 12/29/12 10:45am

Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be… » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

Silas Redd And The Different Types Of Losing

When star running back Silas Redd transfered from Penn State to USC in July, it seemed like an eminently reasonable decision. Redd had come to Penn State when its football program was known for its immense fan base, for Joe Paterno, and for its recent resurrection after a few down years—in the five seasons prior to… » 11/10/12 11:15am 11/10/12 11:15am

Happy Valley Happy, NU Grads Less So, As Matt McGloin And The Nittany…

Penn State's football program may be on its way to the cathartic comeback predicted here and there at the beginning of the season. After starting the year with consecutive losses to a very good Ohio University team and a pretty bad UVA team, Bill O'Brien's squad has won four straight, including its two games against… » 10/06/12 6:25pm 10/06/12 6:25pm

"Horse Crap": Oddly Enough, The Amazon Reviews For The Freeh Report Are…

That is to say, as negative as possible, in every case: the Freeh Report has 44 reviews on Amazon right now, and they are all one star. I mean, that sort of makes sense—who goes on Amazon to give a positive review of the report stemming from an extrajudicial review process?—but on the heels of Franco Harris's mighty… » 9/15/12 2:05pm 9/15/12 2:05pm

Franco Harris Brought A Cardboard Joe Paterno To Beaver Stadium Today

Franco Harris may be able to pick a wobbly incompletion from just above the turf, but he doesn't know how to pick his battles. His insistence on becoming the alpha Joe Paterno apologist rings with the dregs of denial: "He played such a minor part in this." Aaaaand now he's dragging JoePa's cardboard form to the Penn… » 9/01/12 6:15pm 9/01/12 6:15pm

Mysterious License Plate Probably Says "Penis Trolls"

Pens trails? Panster lulz? Pan steer lies? Pins TRL Z? Like a Total Request Live reference? Pines tour reals? No, probably not...puns trials? Pains too...reals? That would be kind of deep, right? Punster lies? Pans tear roles? Panster rolls? Is that a thing? That sort sounds like it could be brand of dinner roll.… » 9/01/12 5:50pm 9/01/12 5:50pm

High-Ranking Catholic Priest Has Some Horrifying Thoughts About…

Andrew Sullivan brings us this incredible quote from Father Benedict Groeschel, who is the director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York: » 8/30/12 3:00pm 8/30/12 3:00pm