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(PhatzRadio / AP) — Penn State trustees took no formal vote but the vast majority of members voiced support Sunday for the university president’s acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university’s handling of its child molestation scandal.
Board chairwoman Karen Peetz told fellow trustees during a Sunday evening conference call that the panel could not vote because 10 days’ notice of the meeting was required, an objection two members raised at the outset of the call. But more than two dozen members of the 32-member board then voiced support for President Rodney Erickson’s decision and a desire to move forward, although many criticized the NCAA sanctions themselves.
The NCAA, citing “an unprecedented failure of institutional integrity leading to a culture in which a football program was held in higher esteem” than the university’s values, last month barred the school from postseason play for four years, fined it $60 million, stripped it of future scholarships and...
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The Penn State football team, led by head coach Bill O’Brien, took a day off for a team building paintball exercise. To say things have been bad in State College, would be an understatement. Joe Paterno passed away. Details keep emerging on what a terrible person Jerry Sandusky is. Players are transferring left and right.
Other teams have done things like this and it’s always...
NORMAN, Okla. Justin Brown went to his Penn State teammates for their blessing.
Certainly he didn't have to, but Brown did. He told them he wanted to transfer to Oklahoma for his senior season, but wanted to ask what they thought about the idea first.
"It was a hard decision, so I ran it by them," Brown said. "Most said for me to do what was best for me. They...
Bill O’Brien looks to get new era started in right direction
He has been asked some of the same questions since taking over the job of head coach at Penn State, but Bill O’Brien’s message remains the same. This may be a new era of Penn State football but he will not forget the traditions that have helped the program be built over the years in the wake of severe NCAA sanctions...
Higher education experts say an accreditation warning issued to Penn State is serious and appropriate given the issues raised by a recent child sex-abuse scandal, but the school is unlikely to lose its accreditation.
They also expect the university to comply quickly with demands to show its governance, finances and integrity meet standards set by its accreditation agency.
The Sicatoka posted this article over on Sioux Sports. It looks like the hits keeps coming for the Nitany Lions and if this story ends up being true this is not good news for Penn State University. Going forward - it will be interesting to see what other revelations come out from this investigation. It's mind boggling to me that this stuff could go on for so long and was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Penn State has been put on notice by an accrediting organization that says the university's status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits universities in the Mid-Atlantic region, cited information in the school's internal investigation...
While most of the sports attention is placed on the recovering of the football program in State College, we should also remember that other sports programs are gearing up for the 2012 season as well. That includes the women's volleyball team, which is ranked third in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll, which was released yesterday.
Penn State did not...
An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is ''in jeopardy'' based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits universities in the Mid-Atlantic region, cited information in the school's internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh...
On Monday it became public that redshirt junior Mike Wallace, CB, would not play for Penn State during the 2012 football season due to a bicep injury. Wallace will remain with the team in a leadership role for the season, however.
Wallace's injury caused him to miss most of spring practice and hindered his ability to full workout with the team during the summer. Because...
It’s kind of weird talking about a 2013 recruit who has committed to Penn State instead of decommitting since the NCAA handed out its punishments. Bill O’Brien can thank Larry Johnson for getting the Nittany Lions going in the right direction again because Jordan Smith is right out of LJ’s hot spot in the DMV.
Jordan isn’t a high-profile recruit but he is a solid high...
Scott Fitzgerald caught up with Texas Tech recruiter Robert Prunty and talked about Penn State players and it being open season on them following the sanctions from the NCAA.
The defensive back from Washington, D.C., reveals when and why he picked the Nittany Lions. Smith was State's first Class of 2013 commit since the program was hit with NCAA sanctions.
The redshirt freshman receiver has benefited greatly from Penn State’s new strength program.
Attorneys for Penn State's ousted president are planning a news
conference to rebut what they view as inaccuracies in a report that
concluded he concealed child sex-abuse allegations against a former
assistant football coach more than a decade ago.
Take a look at what is going down as Penn State wraps up its first week of training camp.