Found August 07, 2012 on
With the new Penn State penalties in place, Bobby Bowden is now the winningest coach in NCAA history.
Except he’s not.
As one of their punishments, Penn State and Joe Paterno “officially” lost 112 wins from 1998 to this past season. However, what does this penalty actually accomplish?
The answer: a whole lot of nothing.
Now, I have to preface this argument by stating that I neither support what happened at Penn State, nor am I justifying or defending it. I think what occurred there is disgusting and deplorable to the highest degree, and Sandusky deserves everything that’s coming to him in prison (his kind are the lowest of low).
HOWEVER, it all comes down to one basic fact – Penn State won those games. Those players beat the other teams. It already happened. There’s no way that people will just magically forget that. There’s no way that you can actually delete that from time.
In short, the athletes themselves did not commit those crimes, and Paterno and other staff members ...
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Comedians are supposed to push the boundaries of good taste, and that’s exactly what Jeffrey Ross did when he showed up to Comedy Central’s taping of the roast of Roseanne Barr dressed as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Ross accentuated the costume with two young men clad in football helmets and towels and nothing else.
The raunchy comic even had a great...
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The Nittany Lions football team will be adding blue ribbons to their jerseys to support the victims of child abuse, as well as one more modification to recognize the players who did not transfer.
Penn State football players will have a blue ribbon on the back of their helmets to show support for child abuse victims.
Athletic director Dave Joyner made the announcement on a Penn State football radio show Thursday night. The team had announced earlier this month the addition of the ribbon, but it was not clear exactly where on the uniform it would be placed.
Wide receiver Justin Brown is the latest player to leave the program in the aftermath of NCAA sanction. Sources say he will join the Oklahoma Sooners.
The senior wideout’s name was dropped from the roster Sunday. He would have been a key target in the revamped passing game under new coach and former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.
Nine players have now left...
The Penn State Nittany Lions are finally back on the practice field following a turbulent offseason.
Bill O'Brien opened his first training camp Monday as head coach with morning drills. It's also the first formal workout since strict NCAA sanctions including a four-year bowl ban and significant scholarship declines were leveled for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal...
Earlier today it was announced that the 2012 Penn State uniforms would be breaking with tradition and feature player names on the back of the jerseys. They'll also feature a blue ribbon on the front to recognize the victims of child abuse.
The names may or may not be a one time thing moving forward, but O'Brien made the reason clear as to why he chose to put the names...
Penn State transfer linebacker Khairi Fortt was too "immature" to move across the country coming out of high school, but is looking forward to playing at California.
Judy—a PSU grad, lawyer, and mother of two young children—emailed yesterday asking if I would post her proposal on my website. She said “it is just and sensible, unlike than those damnable sanctions imposed by the president of the NCAA.
“As you well know, Mark Emmert has arrogated the authority of both judge and jury. Essentially, he has proclaimed himself the Emperor...
Penn State transfer Silas Redd could be the missing puzzle piece found for a USC team hyped to make a run to a Pac-12 and even national championship. Look inside for the more on Redd, and the top storylines of Fall Camp.
See the Nittany Lions in action during their first day of preseason practice on campus.
Belle Vernon (Pa.) Area High offensive lineman Dorian Johnson re-opened his recruitment after de-committing from Penn State on Tuesday night.
Several Penn State football lettermen constitute the latest group attempting to challenge the NCAA's harsh penalties against the program.
Oakcrest High (Mays Landing, N.J.) linebacker Brandon Bell was on Penn State's campus Tuesday to meet with the staff and get a feel for the direction of the program.
What did we just learn from Joe Paterno? Erecting a statue for someone while they’re still alive and their legacy is not yet fully formed is risky business. And sometimes backfires. There’s already a Cam Newton statue at Auburn. Again, something scandalous could arise, especially given Newton’s past history.
The Bo Jackson statue I’m cool with; his career is long over.