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Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says he thinks it is ''wrong'' to place sole blame for the Penn State tragedy on former coach Joe Paterno.
Talking with reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days on Tuesday, Pinkel was quoted as saying ''you can't take away the greatness of this man. He was a great man, and you can't, however you analyze this, all of a sudden erase all that this guy's done. You can't do that. Nobody can do that.''
Pinkel said Paterno was a friend who he got to know professionally. He added that it was a ''tragic situation ... involving children'' and that ''I'm sure maybe if (Paterno) could do it over again he would (have) followed up a few things.''
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Penn State says no decision has been made on the future of the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium.
The university has received pressure to remove the statue of the late coach following a scathing special investigator report that found Paterno helped cover up child sex abuse allegations against former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
Officials said Sunday trustees and administrators...
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...
Penn State's president is methodically seeking input from trustees, alumni and other constituencies about the fate of the Joe Paterno statue outside the football stadium.
The monument has becoming a lightning rod since the release of an investigative report claiming the Hall of Fame football coach concealed child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade...
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...
Over the weekend, after all the sordid details had come out on Penn State, after the Freeh report had been released, and as new information emerged that continued to paint an unflattering picture of the person that was Joe Paterno, my friend Matt (Yes, this Matt. What can I say, he’s an inquisitive guy) asked me a simple question on the whole situation.
That question: Should the...
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...
Paternoville student leaders officially announced on Monday that the organization has adopted a new name, Nittanyville. And there was much rejoicing!
I wrote this morning that the decision to change the name should be worth respecting in a time when many at Penn State have failed to receive an ounce of respect in the fallout of everything that has been going on. Following...
HOOVER, Ala. Shortly after Tigers senior receiver T.J. Moe entered a large ballroom here at the Wynfrey Hotel late Tuesday afternoon for his introduction to SEC Football Media Days, Moe surveyed the large crowd.
As reporters jockeyed for position, Moe took note.
"It's serious here,'' said the wide receiver. He then offered a memorable follow-up when told everything...
Even though the school has stated that no long-term decision has been made related to the future of the statue of disgraced and recently deceased former Penn State football coach that is prominently displayed outside Beaver Stadium, the statue of Joe Paterno remains standing. But the fact that there is a plane reportedly circling above [...]
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...
There has been a lot of discussion about what the NCAA should do about the tragic situation that happened at Penn State University. Years and years of child sex crimes committed by former football coach Jerry Sandusky and the alleged cover up of those crimes by former head coach Joe Paterno (among others) have rocked an institution once known for nothing but good things. Some people...