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An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is ''in jeopardy'' based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits universities in the Mid-Atlantic region, cited information in the school's internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh and the severe penalties imposed by the NCAA over the school's handling of molestation allegations against the former assistant football coach, who was convicted in June of 45 child sexual abuse counts.
The commission said in an Aug. 8 notice that Penn State remains accredited while ''on warning'' but it wants a monitoring report submitted by the end of next month detailing steps taken to ensure full compliance with governmental requirements, that the university's mission is being carried out, that the commission will be fully informed and that Penn State is complying with standards...
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Higher education experts say an accreditation warning issued to Penn State is serious and appropriate given the issues raised by a recent child sex-abuse scandal, but the school is unlikely to lose its accreditation.
They also expect the university to comply quickly with demands to show its governance, finances and integrity meet standards set by its accreditation agency.
The Sicatoka posted this article over on Sioux Sports. It looks like the hits keeps coming for the Nitany Lions and if this story ends up being true this is not good news for Penn State University. Going forward - it will be interesting to see what other revelations come out from this investigation. It's mind boggling to me that this stuff could go on for so long and was...
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GQ has published excerpts from Joe Posnanski's soon-to-be-released biography of Joe Paterno and in it, Paterno's reaction to his dismissal from Penn State is featured.
While most of the sports attention is placed on the recovering of the football program in State College, we should also remember that other sports programs are gearing up for the 2012 season as well. That includes the women's volleyball team, which is ranked third in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll, which was released yesterday.
Penn State did not...
NORMAN, Okla. Justin Brown went to his Penn State teammates for their blessing.
Certainly he didn't have to, but Brown did. He told them he wanted to transfer to Oklahoma for his senior season, but wanted to ask what they thought about the idea first.
"It was a hard decision, so I ran it by them," Brown said. "Most said for me to do what was best for me. They...
Well, we know Penn State wasn't bluffing about those names on the jerseys. First this image was posted on the official Penn State football Facebook page. Now there is this short video to see how the process works for adding a name to the jersey.
Penn State University is holding a national child sex abuse conference as it seeks to rebound from the scandals involving former assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.
The Child Sex Abuse Conference: Traumatic Impact, Prevention and Intervention will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on Oct. 29 and 30.
Speakers will include Sugar...
Bill O’Brien looks to get new era started in right direction
He has been asked some of the same questions since taking over the job of head coach at Penn State, but Bill O’Brien’s message remains the same. This may be a new era of Penn State football but he will not forget the traditions that have helped the program be built over the years in the wake of severe NCAA sanctions...
“My name,” he told Jay, “I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it’s gone.” Monthly men’s magazine, GQ, has provided excerpts from former SI senior writer Joe Posanski’s biography entitled, Paterno. Posanski was asked by the late Penn State Nittany Lions’ head coach Joe Paterno to write [...]
On Monday it became public that redshirt junior Mike Wallace, CB, would not play for Penn State during the 2012 football season due to a bicep injury. Wallace will remain with the team in a leadership role for the season, however.
Wallace's injury caused him to miss most of spring practice and hindered his ability to full workout with the team during the summer. Because...
Scott Fitzgerald caught up with Texas Tech recruiter Robert Prunty and talked about Penn State players and it being open season on them following the sanctions from the NCAA.
(PhatzRadio / AP) — Penn State trustees took no formal vote but the vast majority of members voiced support Sunday for the university president’s acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university’s handling of its child molestation scandal.
Board chairwoman Karen Peetz told fellow trustees during a Sunday evening conference call that the panel could not...
The redshirt freshman receiver has benefited greatly from Penn State’s new strength program.
Take a look at what is going down as Penn State wraps up its first week of training camp.