Found September 16, 2012 on Fox Sports:
When the sun rose over Mount Nittany on Saturday morning, it had been 10 torturous months since Penn State last won a football game, and even longer since the Nittany Lions emerged victorious from Beaver Stadium. Granted, in college football, 10 months isn't all that long. Not with an eight-month offseason, anyway. But for most in and around the Penn State program, the wait to get back to football, to get back to winning -- as they finally did with a 34-7 rout of Navy in front of 98,792 desperate fans -- felt like an eternity. Because in the time since that last home victory over Illinois last October, a win that was, then, the record-breaking 409th for legendary coach Joe Paterno, Penn State -- the football program, the university and the community as a whole -- has gone through the kind of hell you wouldn't wish upon your most hated rival, albeit nothing close to what victims of Jerry Sandusky went through. In that time, Sandusky made the ugly, humiliating and sickening...
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