The word came from upstairs. You'll recall that Penn State previously instructed reporters not to ask about anything other than football, and it didn't seem like the press would follow that diktat, so Penn State went ahead and cancelled the whole thing. To think, Tom Rinaldi ironed his best pocket square for this one.
PSU's official statement with extraneous hyphens galore, via @ryan_loy:
November 8, 2011
Due to the on-going legal circumstances centered around the recent allegations and charges, we have determined that today's press conference cannot be held and will not be re-scheduled.