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Philly Sports Live:
“Does the punishment fit the crime?” Ricordati asked.
“I think it does,” Obama said. “I have been a big admirer of Penn State football, obviously Joe Paterno was a great football coach. But there are some things that are just more important than sports, and making sure our kids are safe is more important than sports.
“And I think it was appropriate to send that message that we have bigger priorities here and we’ve got to make sure that we are always looking after our kids, and we have an affirmative responsibility to make sure that we’re preventing predators from taking advantage of them.”
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Well, we almost got out of the week without hearing from the Paterno family. Oh so close, but oh so far. This time the Paterno family is formally going after the NCAA.
According to Onward State, lawyers representing the Paterno family sent an official appeal letter to the NCAA offices responding to the sanctions handed to Penn State's football program last week. The appeal...
In a letter obtained by Kevin Horne at Onward State, the Paterno family has officially not yet learned to leave well enough alone...
The family is filing their own appeal with the NCAA...
The HQ has no idea what they think they're going to attempt to accomplish over something that the university that employed their father has already signed off...
Jerry Sandusky has some thoughts on the sanctions Penn State received from the NCAA. His thoughts were voiced through his attorney.
The big question on all Penn State football fans minds following player transfers this past week in wake of NCAA sanction is simple: what next?
What next in the Nittany Lions’ backfield, where 1,200 yard rusher Silas Redd is gone and off to Southern California. Also on offense, quarterback Rob Bolden left for LSU and tight end Kevin Haplea bolted to Florida State. On defense,...
Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien has been relatively mum on the idea that some of his players could be looking for greener pastures. But now that seven players have decided to transfer and Lane Kiffin and that Mercedes jet has lured Silas Redd away, O’Brien can no longer hold his peace.
In an interview with the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia, O’Brien gave his thoughts on opposing...
Penn State RB Curtis Dukes tells The Fizz he is staying in Happy Valley, and will not join Syracuse. Last night, after things had cooled down over the last 48 hours on the possible transfer front, Dukes confirmed to us via text that none his potential landing schools followed up, and that he will remain a Nittany Lion for his final two years of eligibility.
Normally if you’re a D1 football player and you decide to transfer to a new school, you have to sit out for a year. But in the wake of this giant mess in Happy Valley (I wonder if people will stop using that name?), the NCAA has ruled that PSU players can leave without being penalized. In the last several days a few players have decided to switch schools. Given the fact that...
It’s never going to end…. never. I mean we’ve went from everything from playing on the movie ‘Ted’ with Sandusky to this… It’s never going to end.. I will also say – Jerry Sandusky is lucky he’s being segregated from other inmates.
Special thanks to TerezOwens for producing this….
Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel was one of the Lions representatives during Big Ten Media Days. Here he talks with FOXSports NEXT reporter Beth Long about the event and the past few trying weeks.
Penn State has designated the Sept. 22 game against Temple as its second annual ''Blue Out'' game to show solidarity with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.
Fans are being encouraged to wear blue, while donations will be collected around Beaver Stadium for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Students are organizing Blue Out activities.
The first such...
Keep up to speed with the former Nittany Lion football players who are headed to other programs. We will update this one story file as needed.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coach who at the very least showered with young boys, touched their legs in the showers because he’s just like Forrest Gump and ended a bunch of creepy voice mail messages with “there’s nothing really to hide” and “I love you”, thinks it’s “unjust” for PSU to be fined and punished simply because he molested boys there...
When Texas landed former Penn State kicker Anthony Fera, it fixed one of the Longhorns' biggest question marks heading into the 2012 season. Here's a listing of the five biggest remaining questions.