Found November 16, 2011 on
Slowing turning my attention back to football, and in so doing realize that Penn State's 3:30 p.m. game at Ohio State on Saturday could be meaningless in terms of the Big Ten title race.
It would definitely be the case if Wisconsin wins at Illinois at noon Saturday. With all of the upsets in the Big Ten this year, a win by Wisky is no guarantee, but the Badgers are favored by two touchdowns.
So, should Wisconsin beat Illinois, it would be 5-2 heading into its Nov. 26 regular season finale at home vs. Penn State. In that scenario:
-- A Penn State loss to Ohio State would drop the Lions to 5-2, with the Nov. 26 PSU-Wisconsin game a winner-take-all game to decide the Leaders Division champion.
-- A win over Ohio State would put the Nittany Lions at 6-1, with the Nov. 26 PSU-Wisky game still a winner-take-all game to decide the division champion. That's because a Badgers' win that day would put both teams at 6-2 and Wisky would win the head-to-head tiebreaker with Penn St...
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Buckeye Battle Cry rounds up a number of sources reporting that “Urban Meyer is almost a certainty to be the next head [football] coach at Ohio State University.” The pride of Ashtabeautiful, having been stuck so far away in a steamy reptilian warzone had to have been what was really wearing on him. Um, crazy.
Legal experts say it's probably going to take civil litigation to get out the full story about what occurred in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.
Pennsylvania lawyers with experience in similar litigation say the matter raises new and complicated legal issues.
Legal analysts say former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the school and other likely defendants...
Slowly but surely, people will begin to get the hint. Defending someone at Penn State or anyone with a connection to the Penn State scandal is not going to get you anywhere. In fact, you could lose your job over it. Just ask former Penn State linebacker Franco Harris, who was fired from his job [...]
The last piece of the puzzle -- at least when it comes to the suspensions that handicapped the Ohio State football team to start the season -- will be back Saturday when senior wideout DeVier Posey suits up for the Buckeyes vs. Penn State. Posey's teammates and coaches are excited to get the popular receiver back, and not just because he might provide an offensive spark.
The new New York Times report on Penn State is must-read. Here it is. Among the key details: Second Mile files are missing. (Go figure.) The Penn State lawyers never knew. (WTF?)And this, which is the focus of the headline and the lead of the story, but largely ignored beyond that: It was a message board posting that helped investigators crack the case by leading them to McQueary...
Back healthy after a scare last year, sophomore safety Christian Bryant is making both big plays and mistakes while looking toward a bright future at Ohio State.
Penn State's interim head coach met the media Tuesday. Check out our quick-hitting recap from Scott Cole.
Additional layers were added to the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal at Penn State recently with a pair of Mike McQueary emails surfacing Monday and Tuesday. In the first email, sent to friends and former teammates, the in-limbo Nittany Lions assistant insisted that he “didn’t just turn and run” after allegedly witnessing Sandusky sodomizing a 10-year-old…
Even Bob Costas is surprised that former assistant Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky spoke to him about child sex-abuse allegations. Costas said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he was about to speak to Sandusky's lawyer the previous evening. Just before it was to start, the lawyer offered up Sandusky on the telephone -- and about 15 minutes later, Costas was...
A police chief says his department didn't receive reports from a Penn State graduate assistant who testified to a grand jury that he saw a former defensive coordinator raping a boy in the team showers in 2002. State College police Chief Tom King says Mike McQueary didn't make a report to his department about Jerry Sandusky.