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Court filing states Paterno was confronted in 1976 about sex abuse

Some very jarring news has emerged in regards to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal on Thursday. The news comes in light of a line in a court order on a related insurance coverage case currently involving Penn State. According to the court filing, the line states that one of Penn State’s insurers claimed that a child had reportedly approached Penn State head coach Joe Paterno...
Via The Comeback
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Paterno, Penn State Aware Of Jerry Sandusky Abuse In 1976

New information about the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal came to light Thursday, and it’s a doozy: According to a court order on a related insurance coverage case involving Penn State, former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew about Sandusky abusing children in 1976. From PennLive.com: “The line in question states that one of Penn State’s insurers has claimed ‘in...
Via NESN.com
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Victim says he told Joe Paterno in 1971 he was raped by Jerry Sandusky

In the last two days, more information has become public surrounding Jerry Sandusky’s serial child sex abuse and how much his fellow Penn State coaches — including Joe Paterno — knew about it. The latest report says a teenager who says he was raped in a bathroom by Sandusky when he was 15, told Paterno and another Penn State official about the incident in 1971. The victim...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

More shocking details emerge from Jerry Sandusky victims

Just yesterday, we learned that according to a court filing, one of Penn State’s insurers claimed that a child had reportedly approached Joe Paterno in 1976 about abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky. The court order detailed that other assistant coaches witnessed Sandusky sexually assaulting children. NBC News is reporting that as many as six assistant coaches at Penn State...
Via The Comeback
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno blasts “clickbait media” for latest reports on Penn State scandal and his father’s knowledge

The Penn State scandal reared its ugly head again this week when details from a multi-million dollar case between the university and its insurers were made public.  It was reported that an insurer claimed that former head coach Joe Paterno was told about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual assaults all the way back in 1976. Enter former Penn State assistant coach, Paterno family defender...
Via Awful Announcing
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State latest school to add alcohol sales at football games

Alcohol at college football games is quickly becoming a popular trend today and it looks like one of the premiere programs in the country will be adding sales this year. It was announced on Sunday that Penn State is the latest school to add the sale of alcohol to its football games. It has been trending up as of late and with the Nittany Lions joining into the fray, it could be soon...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State To Sell Alcohol At Football Games

In a trend that is becoming more and more common, Penn State will join several other universities with the addition of alcohol sales at football games and other athletic events in a controlled environment, according to NBC Sports.  Penn State the latest to add alcohol sales at football games https://t.co/gePe4RfGHJ — CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) May 8, 2016 NBC Sports says...
Via College Spun
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State says settlements covered 1971 Sandusky abuse claim

Penn State's legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky's accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, which was 40 years before his arrest, the university said Sunday, providing the first confirmation of the time frame of abuse claims that have led to big payouts.The disclosure came as Penn State President Eric Barron decried newly revealed allegations that former football coach Joe...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star DE Says Visit To Penn State Was “Absolutely Amazing”

Four-star defensive end Dorian Hardy, a class of 2018 prospect from Montvale, New Jersey, has offers from virtually every top college football school in the country. But at the moment, it’s Penn State fans who should feel pretty good about landing his services. Hardy visited PSU this week, and tweeted about the experience Friday, calling it “absolutely amazing.” He included...
Via College Spun
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State’s running duo has game-changer potential in 2016

Mike Poorman of StateCollege.com wrote an interesting article on the history of two-back (and three-back) rotations at Penn State a few weeks back. The focus of his feature was the Saquon Barkley-Miles Sanders duo. Barkley, although just a true freshman in 2015 and behind upperclassmen on the early depth charts, emerged as a quasi-game-changer for a lethargic Penn State offense....
Via Nittany Lions Den
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor, the day after, part II: punishment

Punishment is a very thorny subject — as a matter of morality, sure, but more fundamentally as an effective deterrent to future bad behavior. Punishment is always difficult to confront for human beings because the need to feel emotionally satisfied about the past and the need to create a safer future are not one and the same. Those two needs — to feel that justice has been done...
Via The Student Section
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor, the day after, part III: the University of Tennessee

The Baylor scandal and its abhorrent, sickening actions — made worse by the fact that they happened in the years after the Penn State story broke — are still being sorted out. If you are reading columns on the Baylor story from writers across the country, you are likely encountering words to this effect: “Hopefully, this is a wake-up call for other schools.” It’s the kind...
Via The Student Section
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State appeals denial of coverage for Sandusky claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Penn State wants permission to appeal a judge's ruling denying it insurance coverage for certain child sexual abuse claims related to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The Legal Intelligencer said Monday (http://bit.ly/22K1xJx ) university lawyers filed a motion last week seeking an immediate appeal of a ruling that concerned coverage for claims...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Top five underrated RBs heading into the 2016 CFB season

In an era when throwing the football has revolutionized the game, many would argue that the running back position has taken a backseat to more flashy offensive firepower in college football. The 2015 college football season would beg to differ. Fourteen different running backs tallied over 1,500 yards rushing, while former Oklahoma Sooner and current Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson...
Via The Student Section
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Penn State Star LaVar Arrington Writes Passionate Letter Defending His School, Joe Paterno

There’s no doubt that the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State has permanently changed the reputation of the school – or at the very least, its football program. Monday, former star linebacker LaVar Arrington took to Facebook with a passionate note about how he feels about the situation. In the open letter, Arrington expresses frustration regarding how he has to constantly defend...
Via College Spun
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN picks Penn State 3rd in B1G East as anonymous coaches share views on Lions

With college football preview magazine season officially underway, ESPN provided a look at how some anonymous coaches in the Big Ten view the rest of the conference in an ESPN Insider article. You will need an ESPN Insider account to view the whole story, but I took the liberty of copying and pasting the information you most want to see; how coaches view your Nittany Lions. To put...
Via Nittany Lions Den
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Sandusky settlement files may be unsealed

Media outlets are determined to unseal the settlement agreements between former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky and his victims of sexual abuse. Philly.com reports a lawyer for a number of Philadelphia media outlets told a Philadelphia judge the Penn State’s settlement files should be released as the public deserves to know about the agreement reached with Sandusky and his accusers...
Via The Comeback
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Football Players Ran Bleachers At Beaver Stadium Today

Penn State’s football team is determined to make a splash during the 2016 college football season, and players are already hard at work to make sure that happens.  On Thursday, PSU football’s official Instagram account posted this video of players running bleachers inside Beaver Stadium.  Bleacher runs in Beaver Stadium? Alright, alright, alrightt A video posted by...
Via College Spun
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Unveils 4 Different Schedule Posters For 2016 Football Season

Penn State unveiled four different schedule posters Tuesday afternoon for the upcoming college football season. Nittany Lions fans will have a choice between Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Beaver Stadium. The football program’s official Twitter account posted this cool video. Four cities. One state. Four posters. One pride.#pennSTATEment pic.twitter.com/SDeBrKNSa1...
Via College Spun
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports: Ranking Penn State’s 2016 toughest games

Who will be Penn State’s most difficult opponent this season? Ohio State or Michigan State, right? I had a different take on that question when compiling a ranking of Penn State’s toughest games this upcoming season for Athlon Sports. Yes, the Buckeyes and Spartans will be significant obstacles, but there is another game on the schedule I think sets up to be a tougher game, all...
Via Nittany Lions Den
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Lawyer says he told Penn State official to report Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Penn State's former top lawyer said in a deposition made public Thursday he advised the university's vice president in 2001 to notify a state agency of a complaint from an assistant football coach about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in a team locker room. Former university general counsel Wendell Courtney also said in the deposition three weeks ago that...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Entire Penn State football staff receives new two-year contacts

It was a good week to be a member of the Penn State football staff. While speaking to reporters this week, Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin revealed that his entire staff has received new two-year deals. And when Franklin said the entire staff, he meant it. Everyone from the top down was on the receiving end of the new deals that will hopefully bring some consistency to the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State, Auburn announce home-and-home series

Fans of both Penn State and Auburn will be treated to an exciting home-and-home football series in the not-so-distant future. Monday, it was announced that the Tigers and the Nittany Lions have scheduled two non-conference matchups for 2021 and 2022. The Tigers will visit Penn State first, while the Nittany Lions will head to Auburn the year after. For Auburn, it’s the second...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State, Auburn to play home-and-home series

As of Monday, Penn State and Auburn have scheduled a highly anticipated home-and-home series in the very near future. The Nittany Lions and the Tigers will be playing two non-conference games for the years of 2021 and 2022. The series will begin with the Tigers travelling to Penn State, while the Nittany Lions will be playing at Auburn’s stadium the following year. ESPN’s Brett...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

This 270-pound Penn State tight end can fly

Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Nick Bowers redshirted the 2015 season, but he appears to be ready to serve in jump-ball situations in the endzone this year. Bowers, who stands 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, leaped over a teammate to throw down a massive dunk.
Via FOX Sports
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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