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Penn State's tumultuous year ended with a 30-14 loss to Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Monday, a dispiriting finish to a season in which coach Joe Paterno was fired as part of a child sex-abuse scandal that shook college sports.
The 24th-ranked Nittany Lions were picked apart by Cougars star Case Keenum, who threw for 532 yards and three touchdowns. Penn State was allowing 162 yards passing per game, but Keenum threw for more than double that by halftime.
He burned the Nittany Lions' veteran secondary with touchdown passes of 40 and 75 yards to build a 24-7 lead by halftime.
It was the school's first bowl game without Paterno as head coach since the 1962 Gator Bowl, a 17-7 loss to Florida.
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The time between the final regular season game on Nov. 26 and the Nittany Lions' arrival in Dallas for the Ticket City Bowl have been the quietest, and the most anxious, for the son of Joe Paterno.
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Joe Paterno's son says his father is improving while undergoing treatment for lung cancer that was diagnosed last month, several days after he was fired as Penn State's coach.
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Penn State players have not been kept in the loop as the school looks for Joe Paterno's replacement.
Forget all those rumors you’ve heard about who is to be the successor to Joe Paterno at Penn State. Eric Mangini? Nah, not gonna happen. They’re no more closer to finding their new college football coach today than on the day Paterno was fired.
Penn State’s acting Athletic Director David Joyner said Thursday during a Tickey City Bowl public event in Dallas that the search...
DALLAS (AP) -- Penn State president Rodney Erickson says no one has been hired to replace fired football coach Joe Paterno, and the administrator leading the search says there's no top candidate.
Penn State's search to replace fired coach Joe Paterno could be wrapped up in the next few weeks.
Penn State president Rodney Erickson says no one has been hired to replace fired football coach Joe Paterno, and the administrator leading the search says there's no top candidate. USA Today and ESPN reported Sunday that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is the top candidate for the Nittany Lions job.
Apparently what we have here is a case of premature speculation. Multiple reports surfaced Sunday connecting New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to the Penn State vacancy, with one going so far as to state that “only contract details need to be finalized” before O’Brien was named as Joe Paterno’s permanent successor. The head…