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It will be an interesting weekend outside Beaver Stadium. A Friday report from Kim Jones of NFL Network indicated that the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to remove Joe Paterno's statue this weekend. Bonnie Bernstein even confirmed the report, citing a conference call on Thursday night. Tell that to Penn State board member Ryan McCombie, who told reporter Laura Nichols that the Penn State board "did no such thing." Fellow board member Anthony Lubrano says no vote has taken place. Furthermore, Lubrano stated that the decision to remove the statue would be the school administration's, not the board...

Paterno statue taken down

The Joe Paterno statue at Penn State was officially taken down on Sunday. Here is a video along with a statement from the school's president.

Joe Paterno Statue Taken Down Outside Beaver Stadium at Penn State

The last visible vestige of Joe Paterno's 46-year tenure as Penn State's head football coach is gone. University president Rod Erickson announced in a statement released at 7 a.m. Sunday morning that the seven-foot, 900-pound statue of Paterno outside Beaver Stadium would be taken down and moved into storage, calling it a "source of division and an obstacle to healing...

A Joe Paterno groom's cake? A Joe Paterno groom's cake.

Here is yet another entry for the "Bad groom's cake" department. This was one comes from Darren Rovell's twitter feed. And this one might just be the winner: A Joe Paterno groom's cake. It's hard to tell which if the worst idea here is the actual concept of a Paterno Cake. The fact it exists, or that Paterno looks like a Muppet. Luckily, this...

Paterno Statue Removed, NCAA Sanctions Coming Tomorrow

      Paterno statue being removed in the early hours of Sunday morning Penn State has finally made a decision, one that has been a long time coming according to many inside and outside of the Penn State community, as early this morning construction workers began the process of removing the statue located in front of Beaver Stadium. In a statement released this morning...

Joe Paterno Statue: Leave It Up As Sobering Reminder

If you have a radio or a TV you know the big dilemma is about JoePa, moreover, the conundrum his standing statue in Happy Valley, PA presents. "Leave it up," and "take it down," each have their camp. I have listened to their supporting logic. No matter where we stand, we understand both arguments. Sure, we may not agree, but we understand. After careful consideration...

Joe Paterno statue removed

The now infamous statue of Joe Paterno has been removed. It was first reported by Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network. Penn State University President Rodney Erickson released a statement early this morning: With the release of Judge Freeh’s Report of the Special Investigative Counsel, we as a community have had to confront a failure [...]

Breaking: Paterno Statue Coming Down

The aforementioned statue Reports out of Happy Valley, PA indicate that Penn State and it's Board of Trustees have made the decision to take down the statue of former Head Coach and current NCAA all-time victory leader Joe Paterno. The decision comes on the heels of the Louis Freeh report which indicated Paterno was heavily involved in what appears to be a coverup to protect...

Joe Paterno Statue Taken Down

We all knew it was coming. Given the developments in the Jerry Sandusky case around what Joe Paterno knew and helped to hide, Penn State University has made a strong statement by taking down the campus statue of the legendary football coach. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Media barred while Alabama’s Nick Saban used restroom

Reporters were barred from using a hotel restroom while Alabama head football coach Nick Saban relieved himself during a break in the action at SEC Media Days. The Birmingham News reports that a short line formed outside the restroom while Saban was inside with University of Alabama athletic relations coordinator Cedric Burns. Two security officials reportedly blocked the line...

Report: Penn State to receive "unprecedented" penalties from the NCAA

Earlier today, we at Crystal Ball Run wrote on Penn State’s official decision to take down Joe Paterno’s statue on campus. Now, we may know what was behind the timing of the decision, as well as the haste with which the statue was brought down. The reason? Well, according to a report by CBS News, the NCAA has called a press conference for early Monday morning, where they will...

Hogg: PSU should invoke own death penalty

DETROIT -- It's time for Penn State to step up. The national debate has been whether the NCAA should give the Nittany Lions the death penalty in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky cover-up, or if it should be the Big Ten that swings the hammer. Neither one of them should get involved. This isn't about recruiting violations or athletes getting illegal benefits. That's where...

Ex-Penn St. president drops lawsuit

Penn State University's former president is dropping a lawsuit that sought the release of his university emails involving convicted predator Jerry Sandusky. Online court records show Graham Spanier moved Wednesday to dismiss the case. The May lawsuit says Spanier needed the emails to refresh his memory before cooperating with the Louis Freeh investigation. The issue now appears...
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