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 Drops Sayreville Star Myles Hartsfield From Commit List

Sayreville captain and Penn State commit Myles Hartsfield, ranked either a four- or three-star athlete by most recruiting services, is no longer appearing on Penn State's commit list. Sources have stated the Nittany Lions are "moving on" from their previous scholarship offer in wake of the Sayreville sex abuse hazing… » 10/13/14 11:13am 10/13/14 11:13am

James Franklin Claims He Lied About Seeing Vanderbilt Rape Case Video

Penn State football coach James Franklin, who was Vanderbilt's football coach at the time of the alleged rape involving players Brandon Vandenburg, Brandon Banks, JaBorian McKenzie, and Cory Batey, testified through Skype at today's hearing for two of the suspects. The most noteworthy part of his testimony: Franklin… » 10/08/14 2:56pm 10/08/14 2:56pm

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