Posted August 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
A season of change is finally about to begin for Penn State. There's a new coach, a new offense and a new look to the classic uniform. Ohio visits Beaver Stadium on Saturday for the historic season opener. Time to play football again following an offseason no one could have imagined. New coach Bill O'Brien inherits a program burdened by strict NCAA sanctions, including a four-year bowl ban. But the Nittany Lions have still found plenty of purpose this season. Linebacker Mike Mauti said he's glad to just be playing football again and playing for fans who rallied around the team after the penalties. Fellow senior linebacker Gerald Hodges said the Nittany Lions are playing for pride, respect and to show pundits they can rebound from adversity.

Franco Harris has Joe Paterno cutout

The guy on the left is a conservative talk show host named John Ziegler. The guy on the right looking like a slob is Steelers legend Franco Harris. Both men think Joe Paterno was unjustly treated by the NCAA. Ziegler, once fired from a sportscasting job for on O.J. Simpson joke, is from Pennsylvania and ended up in the Harris box at today’s Ohio U. game. For some reason both men...

Penn State rally signals new season

Fans are filling up Beaver Stadium again to get ready for another football season. After an offseason of turmoil at Penn State, a pep rally is underway to cheer on the Nittany Lions football team and new coach Bill O'Brien. The traditional cheer of ''We Are ... Penn State'' roared through the student section. Ohio visits Beaver Stadium on Saturday for the historic...

Ohio 24, Penn St. 14

The new era at Penn State is off to a disappointing start. The Nittany Lions let an 11-point halftime lead slip away and Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton accounted for three second-half touchdowns to hand Bill O'Brien a 24-14 loss in his debut as Penn State head coach. For many fans, just having football again at Beaver Stadium was enough of a victory following a trying offseason...

Why Penn State’s Ban of “Sweet Caroline” is Good for the Program

Penn State’s recent ban of Neil Diamond’s famed song “Sweet Caroline” reflects on the delicate nature of the current state of public relations between organizations and the media. Following the galvanizing controversy regarding Jerry Sandusky and the sex abuse trial, Penn State cannot risk even going near the subject of “touching”. This banning of the famous love song...

AP: Review says Sandusky fits sex predator status

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been recommended for designation as a sexually violent predator, a legal status that would require lifetime registration with authorities, according to a person who has read an assessment board's report to a judge in the case. The recommendation from the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board was disclosed to The Associated...

The New Joe Paterno Memorial Outside Beaver Stadium Is Rather Sad

Penn State plays a football game today without Joe Paterno or his statue outside Beaver Stadium. You know the story and you had to figure fans wouldn’t forget their hero. It’s just that we didn’t figure the fans would remember with an impromptu memorial featuring a Paterno bobblehead and some flowers. But there it was this morning. Never forget, Penn State, never forget. ...

Paterno family adjusts to new era at Penn State

Penn State's season opener this Saturday will be the first since 1965 not featuring someone with the last name Paterno on the sidelines. They're out of the picture, like the campus statue of the family patriarch; erased like his coaching records. But the family will be in Beaver Stadium in spirit, if not watching from a skybox - a sign that through the turmoil of the past...

How Will “Paterno” Be Remembered?

Vince Lombradi once said “Winning isn’t everything—but wanting to win is.”  It seems longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, and Lombardi admirer, will forever be remembered as the coach who turned a blind eye to a defensive coordinator who turned out to be a serial child molester of boys all in the name of winning.  In Joe Posnanski’s new biography “Paterno”...

The PSU Pedobear showed up at Dragoncon in Atlanta

At this point we can go ahead and throw maturity out the window because the Penn State Pedobear showed up in Atlanta this weekend. I don’t know what to say. This is beyond wrong. I’m glad Jerry Sandusky is behind bars. Can we focus on football please?

Badgers Release Full Schedule

Beginning January 3rd with a home match-up against Penn State and finishing the year March 10th at Penn State, Wisconsin basketball will have a challenging path toward a Big Ten conference title.


See what happened on the key play in Penn State's season-opening loss to Ohio. The Lions appeared to have things well defended, only to see a fortunate bounce (and heads-up catch) swing momentum the Bobcats' way.

OHIO: Report Card

Who made the grade and who came up short as the Nittany Lions fell to the Bobcats at Beaver Stadium Saturday?
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