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 he… » 1/01/14 12:26pm 1/01/14 12:26pm

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 imagination. … » 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 pared … » 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

"Touching Me, Touching You": You Won't Hear Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline"…

Somehow, "Sweet Caroline" has become a staple of stadium soundtracks nationwide. The song has been played in the middle of the eighth inning at every Red Sox home game since 2002. It's also been featured at Pitt football games—enough for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to run a 1,000-word feature about it. The song was also … » 8/27/12 4:10pm 8/27/12 4:10pm

Joe Posnanski Won't Be Doing Very Many Interviews Or Readings For

Joe Posnanski is having a hard time coming by any good news these days. The latest? The book tour and media interviews for his woefully timed biography, Paterno, due out Aug. 21, will now be severely cut back. » 7/23/12 11:12am 7/23/12 11:12am

Bristolmetrics: Joe Paterno Rescues ESPN From The Most Boring Week In…

When last we met, ESPN spent a bunch of time outside the Big Four sports, Euro 2012 got wall-to-wall coverage, and we all found out that the Sunday edition of SportsCenter is the one to watch (if you have to). What would this week bring? » 7/18/12 10:00am 7/18/12 10:00am

Report: Penn State President Passed On Sweeping Reforms In 2004

The entire Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal is sickening in every way, but any time phrases like "could have prevented" get thrown around makes the whole thing especially horrifying, and ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. has uncovered one of those very stories, dropping a bombshell tonight that in 2004, then-Penn State president … » 7/17/12 11:10pm 7/17/12 11:10pm