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 To Alums: Please Stop Being Crazy Truthers

Most of the country has moved on from talking about the Penn State scandal, accepting that university administrators and former head coach Joe Paterno made grievous errors in judgment upon becoming aware of Jerry Sandusky's crimes. According to a letter that was sent today by the university to a massive listserv of… » 9/05/14 1:42pm 9/05/14 1:42pm

Report: Penn State Whistleblower Mike McQueary Was Abused As A Boy

ESPN The Magazine has a big profile on Mike McQueary, the former Penn State assistant coach who testified to seeing Jerry Sandusky sexually assault a young boy in the shower in 2001. The biggest revelation to come out of the story is that McQueary himself was sexually assaulted as a child, and told a few members of… » 3/04/14 5:44pm 3/04/14 5:44pm

Penn State: $59.7 Million In Settlements With 26 Sandusky Victims

Penn State announced on its website this afternoon that it reached settlement agreements with 26 of Jerry Sandusky's victims to the tune of $59.7 million. That dollar amount more or less matches the $60 million figure that had been reported over the summer by the Philadelphia-based Legal Intelligencer. » 10/28/13 1:54pm 10/28/13 1:54pm

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

Was The DA Who Didn't Prosecute Sandusky Killed By A Hells Angel?

Among the alluring storylines just after Jerry Sandusky's November 2011 arrest was the mystery surrounding Ray Gricar, the former Centre County (Pa.) district attorney who went missing in 2005. The case had long gone cold, and Gricar was declared legally dead six years later. But get this: the Altoona Mirror says… » 9/20/13 5:19pm 9/20/13 5:19pm

Witness: Joe Paterno Would Say Jerry Sandusky “Was A Sick Guy”

The preliminary hearing for the three Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky began this morning in Harrisburg, Pa. Mike McQueary, the former PSU assistant coach who saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a football building shower in 2001, was the first witness. During his testimony, which… » 7/29/13 2:17pm 7/29/13 2:17pm

Report: Penn State Approved $60 Million In Sandusky Settlement Claims

Penn State's board of trustees voted Friday to approve settlement offers to some of the victims of Jerry Sandusky's child-sex abuse. At the time, no figures were made public. But the Legal Intelligencer, a law newspaper based in Philly, is citing sources who say the offers are "in the close proximity of" $60 million. » 7/17/13 5:46pm 7/17/13 5:46pm

Joe Paterno Interview Transcript: “Yea, I Guess You'd Call It Sexual”

John Ziegler, the Joe Paterno apologist whom even people related to Joe Paterno want nothing to do with, recently published a book that defends Joe Paterno's role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. And by "recently published a book" I mean Ziegler posted some 80,000 words on his website last week, slapped a… » 7/16/13 7:24pm 7/16/13 7:24pm

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