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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State plans to renovate the building where former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys, confronting one of the most potent and sinister symbols of a scandal from which it is still trying to recover. The school intends to remodel the football team shower and locker room area as a direct result of Sandusky's crimes, university spokesman David La Torre told The Associated Press on Friday. Renovation plans for the Lasch Football Building were drawn up shortly after Sandusky's arrest in November, La Torre said, but the university can't move forward with those plans...

Video: Halo removed from Paterno mural

An artist removed a halo from a mural of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno following the release of the Freeh report. The mural is on the side of a Penn State student bookstore. “Sadly, today is one of the hardest things that I’ve done,” said artist Michael Pilato. “I had to…I got rid of his halo.”

Penn State Football: Reacting to the Freeh Report

The investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh came to a conclusion this week in the form of a detailed report that, simply put, crushes the university and its celebrated football program.  While there are plenty of apologists and PSU-defenders still clinging to their opinions, the general consensus is that the report revealed what most...

Halo removed from Paterno mural

The artist who painted a mural of Joe Paterno in State College, Pa., decided to remove the halo that sat above the former Penn State football coach’s head.

Paterno's halo painted over on mural

An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal. Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations...

Penn State renovating locker room, showers from Jerry Sandusky scandal

Penn State is trying to rid itself of a reminder of the dark and disturbing Jerry Sandusky scandal. And, no, it’s not that stupid Joe Paterno statue. According to a university spokesman on Friday, plans are in motion to renovate the locker room and showers of the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building — the scene of the crime where Sandusky sexually abused some of his victims...

Report: Joe Paterno Statue to Stay Standing Outside Beaver Stadium

It appears that not even a devastating child sex abuse scandal is enough to bring Joe Paterno down in Happy Valley. Sources close to the situation have said that the Board of Trustees has -- at least for the moment -- decided to leave the statue of the iconic coach standing outside the football stadium at Penn State, according to ESPN. An overwhelming number of people in the greater...

Joe Paterno Could Have Faced Criminal Charges If He Were Still Alive, Including Child Endangerment and Perjury

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- If he were alive today, Joe Paterno -- the coach who stood so long for character and integrity both on and off the football field -- could be looking at charges such as child endangerment, perjury and conspiracy. Legal experts said emails and other evidence in the Penn State investigative report released Thursday suggest that Paterno may have misled a grand jury...

Does Penn State deserve the Death Penalty?

Does Penn State deserve the Death Penalty?As you may have noticed if you watched ESPN for 10 seconds yesterday, the Louis Freeh investigation has concluded, and the findings do not bode well for Penn State in the slightest. Many people will go on bashing JoePa and the entire administration for what they could and should have done, but I am here to talk about a more long term effect...

After Freeh Report, The Questions Have Changed for Joe Paterno

The story that wouldn't die continues to fester. Joe Paterno passed away in January and Jerry Sandusky was convicted last month, but the sordid details continue to emerge from State College, Pa. Penn State students rioted last November when the longtime coach was fired for his role in the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, and many had supported Paterno since that time, waiting...

The Freeh Report proves that what happened at Penn State could've only happened at Penn State

Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been hesitant to write much on the Penn State football scandal. The allegations (and later proven facts) were so damning, the crimes so sickening and the severity of it all so far-reaching, that other than writing a bit when the news first broke, I decided to otherwise stay away. At the time what we needed was actual time; time to learn...

Wlll Penn State's punishment fit the crime?

Throughout the entire saga of the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State sex abuse scandal, people have speculated what the PSU administration knew and did not know.  People who did not have facts were screaming for the NCAA to fire off the death penalty on the Penn State Football program.  People without facts proclaimed Joe Paterno did all he had to do by reporting the issue to his superiors...

Freeh Report should serve as lesson for all schools, not just Penn State

What happened at Penn State was sickening, repulsive, deplorable beyond reasonable means and heart breaking. And it could happen anywhere. The Freeh Report concluded that Penn State's football culture was ultimately the enabler of a child predator, Jerry Sandusky. According to the report and its findings, the desire to keep the Penn State football brand, as well as the university...

Penn State Football: Statue decision continues all the wrong moves

Recent sports headlines are an exercise in contradiction.  Next to featured news about letting the “healing process begin” at Penn State– which, by the way, is laughable at this early stage– is coverage of the university’s decision to allow the statue of Joe Paterno to stand, raising a key question: How care there be any real healing without accountability?  How can...

Penn State Report: Lowlights

Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University – President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno – failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade. These men concealed Sandusky’s activities from the...
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