The Penn State defense is so well-practiced, so perfected, that by now you can practically write it yourself. The accusations are unsubstantiated; too much time has passed; nobody remembers; there are no records. The language changes from email to email and statement to statement as the university blasts them out to…
Penn State president Eric Barron responded to revelations that Joe Paterno may have known about Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children as early as 1971 and that as many as six of Paterno’s assistants personally witnessed Sandusky molesting children with an angry open letter declaring that the stories “should be difficult…
CNN’s Sara Ganim reports a man who says Jerry Sandusky raped him in 1971 claims to have been ordered to drop the accusation by Joe Paterno himself.
As many as six Joe Paterno assistants personally witnessed Jerry Sandusky abusing children, NBC News revealed today. That report comes on the heels of testimony given in Penn State’s lawsuit against its insurer revealed this week, alleging Paterno knew of Sandusky molesting children as early as 1976.
Philadelphia County judge Gary Glazer’s opinion today in a lawsuit between Penn State and its insurance company revealed that witnesses testified Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children as early as 1976. Other witnesses in the case report members of the coaching staff observed “inappropriate contact”…
Happy Easter everyone!
Here is Saquon Barkley, freshman running back at Penn State, lifting a great deal of weight like it’s no big deal:
If you’re a Penn State fan, you probably remember current Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson’s leaping catch that set up the game-tying touchdown in the 2013 Homecoming game against Michigan. From this point forward, you will also remember that catch if you ever see Robinson with his shirt off:
Penn State lost to Georgia in a bowl game this afternoon. It was an ugly game made uglier by star Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury. His backup threw a cool touchdown, but other than that, nah.
Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his natural life in prison for molesting and assaulting numerous boys over a 15-year period, all met via his Second Mile foundation. The day he was sentenced, Pennsylvania’s State Employees’ Retirement Board cut off his sizable pension from his years of service at Penn State.…
Penn State alumnus and comedian Keegan-Michael Key returned to campus for homecoming week, and he pretended to be head coach James Franklin for the football team’s meeting. The players loved it, particularly when Key imitated Franklin’s handshake.
I’m all for football teams carrying out batshit rituals that are meant to exorcise bad vibes, but I feel like going to the Let’s Meaningfully Bury Some Shit well just one week into the season is a little much. Penn State would disagree:
This here is Quinn Nordin, and today he committed to Penn State. Below, you’ll find a video he and a friend put together announcing his commitment, set to “Coming Home.” It makes no real sense in the first place—he’s from Michigan—and involving some sort of small, fixed-wing aircraft makes it even more of a non…
Penn State senior D.J. Newbill is consoled by Purdue's Rapheal Davis after the Nittany Lions fell to the Boilermakers 64-59 in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals. [AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast.]
D.J. Newbill might not be a household name, nor will he likely become one during the coming NCAA Tournament his Nittany Lions probably won't make, but he is the Big Ten's leading scorer and is capable of moments like this buzzer-beating three that gave Penn State the win over Minnesota.
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.
The Big Ten Conference announced today that they fined Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers $10,000 for remarks he made after the team's loss to Maryland Saturday. Now, some Penn State students are trying to crowdfund the fine for him. Please don't do that.
Friday's announcement that the NCAA would restore Joe Paterno's 409 wins, stripped in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, led to jubilation in State College. That included shows of support from other athletes: Penn State's men's hockey team wore stickers reading "409" on their helmets for that night's game. The…
The NCAA announced today that it will restore Joe Paterno's 111 wins to Penn State's football program, putting Paterno back in first as Division I college football's winningest coach. Keith Olbermann celebrated the news by naming the NCAA and Penn State the worst in the sports world.