STATE COLLEGE , Pa. - All the familiar sights and sounds of a football weekend at Penn State were on display: Crowded sidewalks and restaurants, fans dressed in the blue-and-white of their cherished Nittany Lions, scalpers pestering passers-by for extra tickets.
But something was clearly missing.
Happy Valley is anything but these days.
"There's no life here," Homer Berlew said as he and his wife, Sandra, strolled the campus to take pictures Friday. "Nothing is being said. It's like everyone's in a daze."
As the most tumultuous week in Penn State's history came to a close, the university struggled with a child sex-abuse scandal that has cost football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier their jobs.
Quality Big Ten tilt
But yes, there's also a game to be played.
No. 19 Nebraska and 12th-ranked Penn State will vie in a major Big Ten battle Saturday, and it will be a three-hour diversion from the lurid scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky that has s...