Found November 09, 2011 on
The Sports Bank:
In a span of three days, we’ve seen the Penn State Nittany Lions sex scandal go from breaking news story, to earth-shattering scandal to surreal,”take a moment to remember where you are” type of media circus.
And it’s perfectly understandable, since new information breaks every hour, and the situation gets darker, weirder, sadder and indicative of the worst elements in human nature every time news breaks.
Now the students in University Park have taken to the streets, yes they are been demonstrating, rioting. Yes rallying and taking grassroots political action supporting Joe Paterno.
Here are some photos:
From the Twitter account of Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) Penn State Football reporter for BlackShoeDiaries.com Penn State basketball reporter for StateCollege.com.
When I say “riot” we’re talking general shenanigans. It’s been about 10 years since anybody has lit something on fire.
People who just started following me…so all of you, ought to know Penn State riots for just about anyt...
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Time and again, questions about an alleged cover-up of a sex abuse scandal at Penn State, circled back to one name: Joe Paterno. Major college football's oldest, winningest and perhaps most revered coach, was engulfed Monday in a growing furor involving former defensive coordinator and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky, who was indicted on charges of sexually...
I still remember seeing Joe Paterno deceive the public.
In late June of last year, I was flipping through channels and I happened upon an ESPN special called, “Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski,” a program that was exactly what it sounded like: Joe Pa and Coach K sitting and talking about morality, coaching, family and ethics from the saintly pedestals...
Hundreds of Penn State students have taken to the streets to chant their support for ousted football coach Joe Paterno.
The students flooded downtown State College on Wednesday night after Paterno and university President Graham Spanier were fired amid a growing furor linked to their handling of sex abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach.
The students gathered...
With the massive tidal wave that is the Jerry Sandusky child sex criminal investigation, the rumors that Joe Paterno was to soon be out are true. Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his 46th. Never would one have imagined that Paterno would go out like this--his reputation sullied as many believe he didn't do enough to bring the charges leveled against his former...
A person familiar with the decision says Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season. The person says Paterno will announce his retirement later Wednesday.
Penn State head coach to speak to media, as scheduled
Will Paterno answer any questions, or deflect attention to Nebraska?
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno will meet with the media as regularly scheduled for his weekly look at Penn State’s upcoming game, this week against Nebraska. The only problem is that most of the assembled media on hand or on the phone for the weekly press...
Penn State suffered its first decommitment since the firing of Joe Paterno when ESPNU 150 offensive tackle Joey O'Connor of Windsor, Colo., backed away from his pledge Thursday evening.
The only thing people love more than watching a star claw his way to the top is watching him fall.
So add Joe Paterno's name to a far-from-complete list of athletes who plummeted from grace in recent years: Tiger Woods, Michael Vick, O.J. Simpson, Magic Johnson and Barry Bonds. Their sins were not the same, nor were their fates. But they were all banished to a kind of purgatory...
David Baran, a Penn State graduate, is so disgusted with his alma mater that he staged a rally on Tuesday on the steps of Old Main to protest the Jerry Sandusky scandal and to showcase his distaste about the way Penn State handled the sex abuse charges. Baran pulled out his diploma, then a lighter, and set his degree ablaze for everyone to see. The one problem, only 10 supporters...
Ashton Kutcher attacked the Penn State Board of Trustees for firing Joe Paterno last night -- but there was one little problem, seems Ashton didn't know about Joe's misdeeds. Right after Paterno got the chop, Kutcher tweeted, "How do you fire Jo…