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Penn State University has to become involved in a lawsuit filed by Joe Paterno's family and others against the NCAA in order for parts of it to proceed, a state judge ruled Tuesday.
The 25-page opinion by Judge John Leete delivered a mixed decision by dismissing some elements, keeping others alive and leaving the door open for an amended lawsuit to be filed.
Leete said breach of contract claims, however, cannot continue without Penn State's participation because the school is an ''indispensable party,'' given that the lawsuit could affect the university's interests and contractual rights.
The lawsuit seeks to void a consent decree between the NCAA and Penn State over handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, an agreement that imposed a $60 million fine, a four-year ban on postseason play, a reduction in scholarships and other penalties.
''If the consent decree is declared void, as plaintiffs request, Penn State would lose the ben...
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Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner says efforts to replace Bill O'Brien are on `schedule' and he anticipates having a new football coach in just days.
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It’s been well-documented that year two for Penn State as a Division I hockey program hasn’t gone according to plan. The Nittany Lions have struggled mightily this season as they’re 4-10-1 overall and sit last in the Big Ten Conference. It’s safe to say it’s been a disappointment thus far given the talent on the roster. Penn State is coming off of a 8-2 thumping at the...
A judge says Penn State University must become involved in order for parts of a lawsuit filed by Joe Paterno's family and others against the NCAA to proceed.
The 25-page opinion issued Tuesday by state Judge John Leete delivers a mixed decision. It dismisses some elements, keeps others alive and leaves the door open for an amended lawsuit to be filed.
Leete says breach of contract...
Confusion over a foul call forces Penn State star guard Frazier to bench near the end of Wednesday's tight Big Ten loss to Minnesota at the Jordan Center.
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Former Penn State defensive coordinator will become secondary coach with the Houston Texans. In related news, PSU announces it has received multiple resignations.
Two sources have came out saying that Penn State has offered James Franklin a head coaching position. Both sources, who spoke on conditions of anonymity to The Times-Tribune because no official announcement had been made, said Franklin is expected to either accept or reject the job today.
The Vanderbilt coach has done wonders for the Commodores bringing them from the bottom to the...
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