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

NCAA Relaxes Penn State Sanctions, Continues Power-Mongering

Today, the NCAA announced significant reductions in its punishments for Penn State stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Specifically, the school's four-year bowl ban has been lifted immediately, and starting next season, it will have all 85 of its scholarships restored. This, like all power moves by governing… » 9/08/14 5:12pm 9/08/14 5:12pm

Penn State's D.J. Newbill Ejected For Shoving Kendrick Nunn In Neck

Plays like this always make me think about the existence of a textbook for broadcasters. "It's always the second guy who gets caught" would be in Chapter 1, along with a section on Aikmanisms like "...and I'm not so sure they didn't do just that, Joe." Anyway, D.J. Newbill was the second guy here—this was also his… » 1/04/14 6:45pm 1/04/14 6:45pm

NCAA Eases Up On Some Penn State Sanctions, Acts Like A Dick About It

The NCAA announced today that it will gradually start restoring some of the football scholarships it took away from Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Beginning next season, the Nittany Lions will get an additional five scholarships back per year, allowing the program to return to its full initial… » 9/24/13 2:59pm 9/24/13 2:59pm

Bill O'Brien, Penn State Trustees Hold Private Meeting In Plain Sight

Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien wants the university to consider a proposal to ask the NCAA to modify the heavy sanctions against Nittany Lions. O'Brien also considers lawsuits like the ones filed by Pennsylvania's governor, a state senator, and the Paterno family to be detrimental to that cause. This is all… » 7/12/13 4:45pm 7/12/13 4:45pm

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

Here's Penn State Coach Bill O'Brien Doing An Impression Of His Mother

Bill O'Brien just concluded a stand-up routine coaches' caravan tour around Pennsylvania. Yesterday, he addressed whether he said "fuckers" or "fighters" on live TV after the Nittany Lions' season-ending win against Wisconsin. Turns out even his mother thought it might not have been "fighters." » 5/10/13 2:55pm 5/10/13 2:55pm

Penn State Athletics Donations Dropped After Sandusky, But Football…

It's hard to quantify the effect the Jerry Sandusky cover-up and resultant NCAA penalties had on Penn State. School pride bounced back from the body blow with a circle-the-wagons mentality. Recruiting took a hit, though far from the disaster some predicted. But with the release of an athletic department financial… » 4/09/13 9:06am 4/09/13 9:06am

Penn State Paid $8 Million For The Freeh Report

The Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal has cost Penn State more than $41 million, according to the latest figures released by the university on a special website designed to chronicle PSU's compliance with NCAA sanctions and recommendations in the Freeh Report. But of perhaps even more interest to those voices… » 3/12/13 8:42am 3/12/13 8:42am

Read Joe Paterno's Disapproving Letter To A Player Who "Cheated" Penn…

A 1982 letter from Joe Paterno to one of his former players first popped up on CBS Sports last Thursday, and it also appeared on former NFL player Dustin Fox's Instagram account. In the letter, Paterno takes the player to task for not paying $12.99 in hotel service charges that he racked up while traveling for the… » 3/05/13 6:58pm 3/05/13 6:58pm

Penn State Trustee Anthony Lubrano Says Board Deserves Refund For Freeh…

You remember Anthony Lubrano: he ran for and won a seat on the Penn State board of trustees amidst the Sandusky firestorm after criticizing the way the school fired Joe Paterno. He was well-known in the community as the namesake of the Penn State baseball field and a four-year varsity letter man in the late seventies… » 2/24/13 5:10pm 2/24/13 5:10pm

Bill O'Brien Is Staying Put At Penn State: "I'm Not A One-And-Done Guy"

Looks like Bill O'Brien isn't going anywhere after all. Mere minutes after Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel dropped a nice little scoop that school officials would be putting forth an extra push to keep O'Brien at the school (and that he was strongly considering doing so), CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora (who kind of … » 1/03/13 9:55pm 1/03/13 9:55pm