Former Penn State coach on how Baylor should respond to its scandal

There might be no single better person to understand what the folks involved with Baylor football are going through right now, than former Penn State and current Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien.O'Brien took over the Nittany Lions program following the firing of Joe Paterno, and just a few months prior to the school being put on massive NCAA sanctions, following the conviction of...
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Penn State Football: Saquon Barkley’s path to Heisman converstation

Penn State will be breaking in a new quarterback in 2016, but they will have one of the best running backs in the Big Ten -and perhaps the country- to lean on in Saquon Barkley. A dark horse Heisman candidate according to ESPN, Barkley burst onto the scene in 2015, setting Penn State’s single season freshman rushing record with 1,076 yards. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Barkley proved...
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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...
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4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Mike Poorman of 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....
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6 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State player had symptoms for years before filing suit

NEW YORK (AP) The former Penn State football player who is suing the school and the NCAA over their handling of concussions says he has been dealing with dizziness, headaches, memory loss and other symptoms for 26 years. Robert Samuels, who was a defensive back at Penn State from 1988-91, told The Associated Press on Thursday in a phone interview that only in recent years as more...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

News groups seek to unseal court records in Penn State case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Two news organizations are asking a Pennsylvania judge to unseal records in the criminal case against three former Penn State administrators over their handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky. The Associated Press and The Legal Intelligencer on Tuesday asked Dauphin County Judge Richard Lewis to make public the filings in the case against the university...
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13 days ago  |  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 — CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) May 8, 2016 NBC Sports says...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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...
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24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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 “The line in question states that one of Penn State’s insurers has claimed ‘in...
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Report: Joe Paterno first heard of Sandusky's child abuse in 1976

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was first made aware of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing boys in 1976, according to a report by The report cites a court document from an insurance case connected to Sandusky’s abuse of children. #BREAKING: Penn State officials had heard of Sandusky abuse as early as 1976.
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Marino: Why wouldn’t Penn State want to play Pitt every year?

Former Pitt Panther Dan Marino is making the rounds in western Pennsylvania, and he had something to say about the revival of the Penn State-Pitt series It took a long time for in-state foes Penn State and Pittsburgh to come to terms on a new series on the football field. After years of avoiding each other for whatever reasons you choose to hang your hat on, Penn State and Pittsburgh...
Via Nittany Lions Den
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Sandusky seeking new trial four years after being convicted

Everybody deserves a fair trial. Even Jerry Sandusky. It’s the basic premise of our nation’s judicial system, and nobody should be prevented from having due justice in the court of law. Jerry Sandusky had his day in court, but he wants a new trial. Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach who was sentenced to 30-60 years in jail for sexual abuse to children four years...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State is going satellite camping in Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa and Washington D.C.

Penn State will attend satellite camps in some key recruiting areas this summer Last week the NCAA decided to show some common sense and reverse a decision previously made by the Division 1 council that banned satellite camps effective immediately. With schools once again free to participate in satellite camps, Penn State once again got in on the fun as they have done each of the...
Via Nittany Lions Den
28 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the Penn State Nittany Lions to make the NFL Pro Bowl

36 players from Penn State University found the success in the NFL required to make it to the Pro Bowl. How many of these Penn State Nittany Lions can you name? Clue: Draft year (Number of Pro Bowls)
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Recruiting: Georgia CB D.J. Brown commits

Penn State adds three-star cornerback D.J. Brown to recruiting class out of Georgia Penn State has been racking up verbal commitments in the last week. On Monday, Georgia cornerback D.J. Brown became the fourth commit since the Blue-White Game. He is the first cornerback to join the class as well. He did so by announcing his decision on Twitter with a very amateur-looking Photoshop...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 OG Mike Miranda Announces Commitment To Penn State

2017 Stow (OH) offensive guard Mike Miranda, rated as the No. 21 guard in the country by 247 Sports, announced his decision to commit to Penn State Thursday night on Twitter.  Holding offers from several programs including the likes of Maryland, Missouri and Nebraska, as well as many others, the three-star prospect felt most comfortable with the Nittany Lions.  My journey is just...
Via College Spun
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Releases 2016 Blue-White Game Highlight Video

Saturday was Penn State’s annual Blue-White game, and if you missed the action, don’t worry. The internet has you covered.  PSU released a highlight video of Saturday’s game, featuring plenty of on-field action along with action shots of the crowd and former players in attendance.  Check it out below.  A perfect Happy Valley Saturday of football and blue & white skies...
Via College Spun
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Donald Trump wants to bring Joe Paterno statue back

Donald Trump made a bizarre reference to Joe Paterno during a speech in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and his campaign now says the presidential candidate was talking about a Joe Paterno statue. Campaigning in Pennsylvania, Trump was running through many talking points when he arrived at one about the former Penn State coach. Video of Trump asking how's Joe Paterno... Lol pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State’s James Franklin blocks ESPN reporter on Twitter

Penn State head coach James Franklin blocked an ESPN reporter on Twitter today, seemingly because that reporter pointed out the awkwardness and mixed message a graphic shared by the Twitter-savvy coach shared on his feed. James Franklin, as a number of college football coaches tend to do, shared a promotional graphic on his Twitter feed. These types of promotional art tend to be...
Via The Comeback
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Christian Hackenberg blaming struggles on James Franklin

Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is reportedly throwing coach James Franklin under the bus over his regression, and NFL teams don’t think much of that. Hackenberg was brought to Penn State by Bill O’Brien and had a great freshman year under the current Texans coach. But Hackenburg has struggled under Franklin since O’Brien left for the NFL, throwing 28 touchdowns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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