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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 fo...
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The Penn State child sex abuse scandal has even offended the devil on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
SNL’s Jason Sudeikis appeared with red horns and a pitchfork after being introduced by Weekend Update host Seth Meyers on the show late Saturday evening.
In the skit, the devil originally thought recruiting violations had been uncovered at Penn State.
Then, Meyers whispered in...
Bob Costas and NBC nabbed the first interview with alleged child molester, and former Penn St. assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Here is the full interview followed by my thoughts.
First, who from Sandusky’s defense team thought this was a good idea? He comes off looking much worse, if that were even possible.
He says all of the allegations...
The Big Ten has taken Joe Paterno's name off the Big Ten's football championship trophy.
League commissioner Jim Delany said Monday that it is ''inappropriate'' to keep Paterno's name on the trophy that will be awarded Dec. 3 after the first Big Ten title game.
Penn State fired Paterno, its longtime head coach, last week and investigations are under...
As more information from the Penn State scandal leaks out, I’m sure we will be uncovering plenty more pieces of shady information like this one. Joe Paterno and his wife bought a home near the Penn State campus for $58,000 in 1969. According to court documents filed in Centre County, Penn. that were uncovered by [...]
Firing Joe Paterno and placing Mike McQeary on leave is not enough, writes FN contributor TD McGann. Penn State must rid itself of its entire football coaching staff to truly cleanse itself of scandal.
PITTSBURGH — A southwestern Pennsylvania race track and casino is putting its relationship with Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris on hiatus for comments he made in support of ousted Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
With the firing of Joe Paterno and the arrest of athletic director Tim Curley on perjury and failure to report charges, associate athletic director Mark Sherburne had taken over control of Penn State’s athletic department on an interim basis. As of Wednesday morning, any leadership vacuum that existed in that department, PSU hopes, is officially…
Franco Harris's tireless quest to win Joe Paterno his job back pretty much went the way everyone not named Franco Harris knew it would. As reported earlier today, Harris's dedication to Penn State's morally complicit former coach is so great he made a show of sacrificing his own noble calling as a casino spokesman, hopped in a car with...