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Nittany Lions Den:
Penn State's special teams took a hit Thursday morning with kicker and punter Anthony Fera transferring to the Texas Longhorns, as expected for about a week or so. Joe Schad with the first word via Twitter this morning...
Penn State K Anthony Fera has committed to transfer to Texas
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) August 2, 2012
With Fera now leaving the punting will likely be handed off to Alex Butterworth. Butterworth punted eight times last season and averaged 37.50 yards per punt, about four and a half yards shorter than Fera. Placekicking duties will probably be all handed to Sam Ficken, who was 1-for-2 on field goal attempts and 1-for-1 on extra point attempts last fall, seeing early action while Fera was serving a team suspension under Joe Paterno.
Meanwhile, wide receiver Justin Brown weighs his options.
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Jerry Sandusky has some thoughts on the sanctions Penn State received from the NCAA. His thoughts were voiced through his attorney.
Kicker-punter Anthony Fera has left Penn State, the second starter to depart Happy Valley this week following harsh NCAA sanctions against the program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
A team spokesman said Thursday that Fera was no longer on the roster. The junior with the powerful right leg was one of the top specialists in the Big Ten after hitting 14 of 17 field...
Well, we almost got out of the week without hearing from the Paterno family. Oh so close, but oh so far. This time the Paterno family is formally going after the NCAA.
According to Onward State, lawyers representing the Paterno family sent an official appeal letter to the NCAA offices responding to the sanctions handed to Penn State's football program last week. The appeal requests...
Junior linebacker Khairi Fortt (ky-REE Fort) has decided to become the latest Penn State player to transfer to a Pac-12 school.
Fortt signed a scholarship agreement with California on Wednesday. He has 50 tackles in the last two seasons and ended Penn State's spring practice as the co-starter at middle linebacker on the depth chart.
In light of the sanctions from the Jerry...
Penn State top reserve linebacker Khairi Fortt is heading to California, the latest Nittany Lion to transfer in the wake of tough NCAA sanctions against the program.
The junior says in a statement Wednesday issued through his father, Guy Fortt, that he loved Cal when he visited when being recruited in high school from Connecticut. He said he would miss Penn State.
Fortt is the...
Penn State RB Curtis Dukes tells The Fizz he is staying in Happy Valley, and will not join Syracuse. Last night, after things had cooled down over the last 48 hours on the possible transfer front, Dukes confirmed to us via text that none his potential landing schools followed up, and that he will remain a Nittany Lion for his final two years of eligibility.
In a letter obtained by Kevin Horne at Onward State, the Paterno family has officially not yet learned to leave well enough alone...
The family is filing their own appeal with the NCAA...
The HQ has no idea what they think they're going to attempt to accomplish over something that the university that employed their father has already signed off...
Penn State trustees will meet this weekend to consider whether to ratify the school's consent decree with the NCAA that imposed penalties for how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
Board chairwoman Karen Peetz sent an email Thursday to fellow trustees that said there was confusion about how Penn State accepted the sanctions and whether it was...
Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel was one of the Lions representatives during Big Ten Media Days. Here he talks with FOXSports NEXT reporter Beth Long about the event and the past few trying weeks.
Penn State has designated the Sept. 22 game against Temple as its second annual ''Blue Out'' game to show solidarity with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.
Fans are being encouraged to wear blue, while donations will be collected around Beaver Stadium for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Students are organizing Blue Out activities.
The first such...
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The NCAA had considered giving the Nittany Lions a four-year death penalty, but once the school found out they held emergency meetings with the committee to come to a different conclusion.
In the end, the punishments were still...
Jamil Pollard's transfer from Penn State to Rutgers was reported on the ScarletReport.com message board over the weekend, and a report has now surfaced in which his high school coach is acknowledging it.
NORMAN, Okla. — The dominoes have started to fall for Penn State University since the NCAA laid down the hammer, and the Sooners could now be in on the latest wave.