Posted October 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
The bronzed statue outside Beaver Stadium is gone. The record of 409 career victories erased by the NCAA. But reminders of late head coach Joe Paterno still surround Penn State football game days around Beaver Stadium, from the ''409'' tailgate banners in the parking lots, to the mementos left at the site where the statue once stood. They're sure to sprout up come Saturday when the Nittany Lions host No. 24 Northwestern for the homecoming weekend game. ''I don't think it's fair to pretend Joe Paterno never existed,'' Chris Bartnik, 43, said before a game last month. Bartnik, a Penn State graduate from Chantilly, Va., placed a life-sized cardboard cutout of Paterno at the old statue location. The embattled Board of Trustees; Paterno's successor, coach Bill O'Brien; and most rank-and-file fans share at least one prevailing sentiment: an eagerness to move on from the scandal that blemished the university's reputation and led t...

Penn St sued for $4 million by Mike McQueary

With all the vacated Joe Paterno wins, the last time Penn State won a football game, officially, Mike McQueary was the quarterback. Today he’s suing the school where he made his name for $4 million- which is probably much much more than the victims of Jerry Sandusky will get. McQueary is seeking whistleblower status and wrongful termination damages. Right now he’s unhirable...

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions host No. 24 Northwestern on homecoming

When the Northwestern Wildcats take on Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, they’ll be chasing their best start in 50 years.It’s up to the Nittany Lions to prevent the Wildcats from a 6-0 on start on Penn State’s homecoming weekend in Happy Valley.One thing is for certain: Penn State is ready for the challenge.“These game are not easy, this conference is tough, so anytime...

The cast of characters in the Penn State scandal

The main players in the Penn State scandal: JERRY SANDUSKY Role: Former assistant football coach and founder of The Second Mile charity for children, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. Background: Arrested in November after a long investigation by a statewide grand jury. He had been a successful defensive coach for the Nittany Lions for 30 years, and prosecutors...

Penn State aims to boost attendance

Changes to football season ticket guidelines at Penn State aim to boost attendance two years after the school instituted new donation levels that left some fans unhappy. With the homecoming game vs. Northwestern on tap for Saturday, average attendance is down slightly since 2010, though donations to the football booster club are up slightly. To counter, Penn State this week lowered...

Former Assistant Coach Mike McQueary Files Defamation Suit Against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus and testified at his sex abuse trial sued the university on Tuesday for what he calls defamation and misrepresentation. Mike McQueary's whistle-blower lawsuit claims his treatment by the university since Sandusky was...

Penn State looks to extend win streak to four

  Northwestern brings an undefeated record and a No. 22 national ranking to Beaver Stadium Saturday. Throw in the fact that it’s Homecoming and the ingredients for a big game are there. As the Penn State season progresses it seems every game has gotten bigger – this week is no exception. The Nittany Lions are 3-2 after three straight wins. Penn State hammered Illinois last...

PSU holds line on football season tickets prices

Penn State won't increase football season ticket prices or current donation levels in 2013, and announced tweaks to guidelines including a lower, $200 level of giving for booster-club members. The changes were announced Wednesday amid smaller crowds at Beaver Stadium for the first three games of 2012. While still large for college football, Penn State nonconference attendance...

Sandusky's wife will get bail money

The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is getting back the $50,000 she put up for his bail before his conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. A judge on Thursday granted Sandusky's request to refund the bail to Dottie Sandusky and to release the court's hold on their home, which had been put up as $200,000 collateral. The 68-year-old...

Mike McQueary Sues Penn State

The whistle blower in the now infamous Penn State sex scandal has officially sued the university. Mike McQueary, the former graduate assistant who witnessed then defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky performing sexual acts on children in the Penn State football locker room is suing for what he claims is defamation and misrepresentation. McQueary claims that the lawsuit is based on...

Some Sandusky jurors hoping for life

Jerry Sandusky should be sent to prison for life when a judge sentences him Tuesday, according to several of the jurors who convicted the former Penn State assistant coach of molesting several boys over a period of years. None of the jurors interviewed by The Associated Press said they have had second thoughts about their June verdict, and several plan to attend the sentencing....

NU: Blitz the Wildcats

Mark Harrington and Nirav Dalal provide the ultimate preview for the Nittany Lions' Homecoming outing (and the rest of the college football weekend). Get the lowdown on the keys to the game and much more right here.

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