Posted January 10, 2013 on
Penn State is blown out by struggling Northwestern at the Jordan Center, dipping to 0-3 in the Big Ten.

Penn St. attacks claims by McQueary

Penn State's lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a whistleblower and defamation lawsuit filed by a former assistant football coach who testified he saw Jerry Sandusky attack a boy in a school shower more than a decade ago. The university made a court filing Tuesday that says Mike McQueary's lawsuit is too vague and doesn't meet legal standards to support claims of...

Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof leaves for Gerogia Tech.

Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof is leaving Happy Valley for the ATL. Roof has accepted the Georgia Tech DC position on Yellow Jacket head football coach Paul Johnson's coaching staff. Roof, a GT alum, played  linebacker for the Jackets 1982-1985. “I’ve known Ted for a long time and I’m excited that he has decided to come back to Georgia Tech,” coach...

John Butler’s ‘aggressive’ defense: Is there any other kind?

On Thursday, Penn State football assistant John Butler talked about his new gig as defensive coordinator. This caught my eye: What is your general philosophy of defense? Butler: “I think we are going to be multiple. We are going to be aggressive. We are going to be simple enough so that our players can play really fast. Aggressive. When was the last time a defensive coordinator...

Roof heads home after 'privilege' of being at PSU

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof said the decision to leave Happy Valley after one season was difficult after an opportunity quickly arose to return to his alma mater, Georgia Tech, for the same position. Roof called it a ''real privilege'' to be part of the 2012 Nittany Lions team with first-year coach Bill O'Brien. He said in a phone interview...

Roof Out as Penn State DC; Butler Promoted

State's first-year defensive coordinator is returning to Geogia Tech, his alma mater. He has already been replaced by secondary coach John Butler, but there is still one opening on the Lion staff.

Ted Roof leaves Penn State for Georgia Tech

Ted Roof has left Penn State after one season as defensive coordinator to take the same job at his alma mater, Georgia Tech. A statement on Georgia Tech's website Wednesday said Roof's hiring could not become official until he completed a background check which would likely occur next week. Roof is a Georgia native who also served as defensive coordinator for the Yellow...

Butler Seizes His Opportunity

Penn State secondary coach is making the jump to defensive coordinator. With the help of veterans Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden, he plans to build on the scheme former coordinator Ted Roof used.

Pick to Click: Minnesota

Rules are here, for those unfamiliar. Cody Zeller was the pick to click winner for Iowa and Christian Watford was the winner for Penn State. Full standings will be posted after five games. Pool for Penn State: All players are eligible to be picked. Picks are due by 11:45 AM ET on Saturday. A few reminders: · State the name of the player (not a nickname) that you’re picking. If...

NU gains needed confidence with win

Northwestern will face far better competition than Penn State this season. That's an understatement. But for a young team desperate for its first Big Ten victory, a 70-54 laugher in State College will serve it well moving forward.

Sandusky heads to court hearing

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to appear in a Pennsylvania courtroom Thursday for a hearing about whether his lawyers had enough time to prepare for trial.
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