Penn State AD Says "409" Stickers Were "Inappropriate and Insensitive"

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… » 1/19/15 12:42pm 1/19/15 12:42pm

Report: NCAA Considering Restoring Joe Paterno's Vacated Wins

According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the NCAA is considering once again reducing the sanctions against Penn State levied in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The Inquirer reports that Penn State, the NCAA, and state officials are negotiating proposals that include restoring the 111 wins taken… » 1/12/15 8:06pm 1/12/15 8:06pm

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

Damning Emails Show The NCAA Was "Bluffing" On Penn State

Who wants to read some internal emails that make the NCAA look incompetent, reactionary, and completely unable to justify its own authority? » 11/05/14 2:06pm 11/05/14 2:06pm

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

Paternos v. NCAA has its day in court: Both sides presented more than three hours of arguments today. Does the family have standing for its lawsuit to proceed? Was the NCAA justified in abandoning procedure to sanction Penn State? A Pennsylvania judge will think it over. [Patriot-News] » 10/29/13 5:28pm 10/29/13 5:28pm

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

Franco Harris Has His Tiananmen Square Moment

About 150 people gathered for what was called a March for Truth today outside the Penn State board of trustees' meeting in State College, Pa. Speeches were given. A life-sized cardboard cutout of Joe Paterno showed up. Franco Harris stood near a van carrying several of the trustees. » 9/20/13 6:03pm 9/20/13 6:03pm

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

Prosecutor From Sandusky Trial: Joe Paterno Not Involved In Cover-Up

Had he lived, would Joe Paterno have been charged with a crime for allegedly covering for Jerry Sandusky's serial sex crimes against children? One of the prosecutors who worked to convict Sandusky last summer said the answer is no. » 9/04/13 3:45pm 9/04/13 3:45pm

One of Jerry Sandusky's victims was convicted this week of robbing a woman last summer. He's been sentenced to 15 months to five years in state prison. He reportedly is getting a settlement from Penn State. [Lancaster Online] » 8/14/13 4:40pm 8/14/13 4:40pm

The preliminary hearing in Harrisburg, Pa., just wrapped up, and all charges against the three former Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky have been held over for trial. No trial date has been set. [@OnwardState] » 7/30/13 3:13pm 7/30/13 3:13pm

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