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A dark and gloomy cloud has emerged over the campus of Penn State University. Will this cloud continuously loom over this beautiful campus? In the aftermath of legendary Penn State head coach Joe Paterno’s passing coupled with the late-stages of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse trial; some say this tribulation has forever scarred its campus, fans, and the Nittany Lions alumni. Penn State associates and neutral by-standers have patiently waited for the trial to begin. Sandusky’s lawyers were able to postpone the sexual abuse trial multiple times. As evidence continues to pour in and be presented to a jury of Sandusky’s peers, the verdict can slightly be seen on the horizon. Yet, a question remains to be unanswered; will the verdict be a moral pronouncement? Or will the verdict be on the behalf of Penn State, athletic department and the university’s boosters? Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator under Paterno, has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys and 51 counts o...

I’m Ready To Talk About Joe Paterno and Penn State

As I’m sure you’re all well aware of, the trial of former Penn State defensive coaching legend and accused pedophile Jerry Sandusky is currently taking place. It’s something I’ve spent a considerable amount of energy trying to stay away from, selfishly not wanting to learn more of the lurid details the alleged victims had to [...]

Cup of Joe - Virginia fan thanks Joe Paterno with license plate tribute

I do not live in the state of Virginia, but I have vacationed there many times. As a kid making family trips to Williamsburg my parents forced me to soak in historic Williamsburg but rewarded me with a visit to Busch Gardens. While stuck in the back seat with my Game Boy I would jot down how many different state licence plates we would come across on the road. It was a mundane way...

Report: Devon Smith released from Penn State football roster

Penn State dismissed senior wide receiver Devon Smithfrom the team Wednesday, according to a report by Lions 247. A Penn State football office source says he has no knowledge of the dismissal. Smith was listed on the initial summer depth chart as a first-string wide receiver. Smith was charged with drug possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in late April. Police had...

Defense: Jerry Sandusky a victim

Jerry Sandusky is the victim of overzealous investigators and accusers with financial motives who targeted the generous former Penn State assistant football coach, his attorney said in his closing argument Thursday at his client's child sex abuse trial. Defense lawyer Joe Amendola repeatedly told the jury prosecutors' case ''doesn't make sense'' and they...

NCAA vs PSU – Lack of Institutional Control?

We have read and heard the cry for the NCAA to issue the “Death Penalty” to the Penn State football program due to a lack of institutional control because of the particulars of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.   However, does what happened meet the NCAA’s own criteria and purpose of their rule regarding institutional control? But perhaps the pertinent question is...

Why Penn State can win the Leaders Division: Part 5

Why Penn State can win the Leaders Division: Part 5 Wrapping up this five part series on how PSU can win the Big Ten is the fact that Ohio State cannot qualify this year. Urban Meyer and the Ohio State are serving their one year ban from postseason play which eliminates them from competition for the Leaders Division title. Ohio State is in a transition year with Meyer and playing...

Benton Recaps Penn State

Newark (N.J.) Shabazz High linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton made his first trip to Penn State since he was offered last month. He camped Saturday and spoke with the coaching staff, and then updated on his recruitment.

Sandusky abused own adopted son?

Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial....

Tor Hamer wins Prizefighter tourney; defeats Kevin Johnson in final

Penn State graduate and New York heavyweight prospect, Tor Hamer, traveled to England to compete in the Prizefighter international heavyweight tournament, held today at York Hall, in Bethel Green, London. In addition to Hamer, the eight-fighter single-elimination competition consisted of Maurice Harris, Kevin Johnson, Albert Sosnowski, Tom Little, Tom Dallas, Noureddine Meddoune...

Sandusky jury resumes deliberations

Jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial listened again Friday to testimony from a key prosecution witness against the former Penn State assistant football coach, then went back behind closed doors for a second day of deliberations. The jury had talked for more than eight hours Thursday before adjourning at the end of a long session that featured dueling portrayals of...

Sandusky judge throws out 3 counts

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had three of the 51 child sex-abuse charges against him dismissed Thursday before attorneys began closing arguments in the high-profile case that led to the firing of longtime head coach Joe Paterno.

PSU Commit Fuller Enjoys Return to Campus

Roman Catholic High (Philadelphia) four-star receiver Will Fuller was on Penn State's campus over the weekend for the first time since his commitment earlier this month, and he spoke to about the experience.

'14 WR Williams Has One Offer; Others Coming

Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty High receiver K.J. Williams camped at Penn State and Rutgers and recently added his first offer. He is also hearing from Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Maryland, and he spoke to about it all. Also, his sophomore highlights are attached.

Newby Recaps Visits, Looks Ahead

Quince Orchard High( Gaithersburg, Md.) linebacker Marcus Newby visited Penn State, Nebraska and Oklahoma and is planning trips to West Virginia, Rutgers and Maryland. He spoke to about where he went, and why he is heading to the other schools.
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