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Resigning Penn State trustee laments JoePa firing

We are nearly two and half years removed from Penn State firing Joe Paterno in wake of the child molestation scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, and a resigning member of the board of trustees in Happy Valley is expressing regret over their decision. Alvin Clemens lamented publicly about voting for Paterno’s firing upon his resignation (Via […]Continue reading...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien rants about Penn State’s Paterno loyalists

Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien will begin 2014 as the new head coach of the Houston Texans, according to multiple news reports. O’Brien — who took over the crippled Nittany Lions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and Joe Paterno’s resignation under fire — was fed up with Penn State and Paterno’s overzealous supporters. 
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Settles Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Penn State has settled with one of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse victims, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Sandusky is a former assistant football college at Penn State who worked under Joe Paterno. The victim is the first individual related to the Sandusky case to settle his civil suit against the university.  Known as victim number 5, the man was sexually...
Via Sports Blog Talk
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Paterno Investigation Calls Freeh Report 'A Rush To Injustice'

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The family of the late Joe Paterno released its results in a review of the findings in former FBI director Louis Freeh's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.Calling it "A Rush to Injustice," the conclusions of experts hired by the family of the legendary Penn State football coach said the Freeh Report, commissioned...
Via Football Nation
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

A letter from Sue Paterno to Penn State football players

It has been less than a year since the Freeh Report was released, chronically the specifics involved in the Jerry Sandusky sexual molestation case and what the report called a concealment of Sandusky’s activity to the Board of Trustees by school president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and most notably, legendary head coach football coach Joe Paterno. There was much...
Via The Victory Formation
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in upcoming movie

Al Pacino will play the part of Joe Paterno in a new movie being produced by Edward R. Pressman. The tentative title of the film is “Happy Valley” and it is based on  Joe Posnanski’s best-seller “Paterno”. The story of Paterno’s final days are well documented so we won’t review them here, but it’s safe to say that there will be plenty of people who will both want...
Via College Football Section
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss
JOE HOLLYWOOD

Legendary actor to portray Paterno

The lead in the upcoming Joe Paterno biopic has finally been cast, and unsurprisingly, the film was able to land an iconic A-list actor. 

Via Los That Sports Blog
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien Wins Big Ten Coach of the Year, Plans to Stay at Penn State for 2013 Season

When the 2012 season started in Happy Valley, it well, wasn’t very happy. Joe Paterno had passed away after an abrupt firing, Jerry Sandusky was still in the headlines and to top it all off, the Nittany Lions started the season losing two straight to non-conference opponents. That’s what makes it so impressive that Bill O’Brien was able to rally his “fighters” to an 8-4...
Via NESN.com
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Coach's lessons extend beyond field

Last fall I drove through the central Minnesota cornfields to the small town of Collegeville. I wanted to find the story behind St. John's University football coach John Gagliardi, who'd spent six decades coaching at this Division III school to become the winningest coach in college football history. Monday, Gagliardi, 86 years old and with 489 career wins, announced he...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
BEHIND BARS

Iowa students dress up as Sandusky

Here’s a photo of four Iowa students who decided to dress up as Jerry Sandusky for the Iowa vs. Penn State Big Ten match-up in Iowa City.                                                                                                                          ...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

McGuire's Musings - Bill O'Brien doing work at Penn State

It is nearly impossible not to respect what Bill O'Brien has done in a short period of time in his first season as Penn State's head coach. Clearly not the popular choice when he was hired, O'Brien has done just about everything right since being introduced as the permanent successor to the late Joe Paterno. From saying the right things to fans and media, opening the...
Via The B1g Time
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison - effectively a life sentence - in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. A defiant Sandusky gave a long, rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family. The...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Key dates in the Penn State child sex abuse case

A chronological look at the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, based on grand jury reports, court appearances and testimony. Some key dates in Penn State football and since the scandal broke are included. - 1969 - Jerry Sandusky starts his coaching career at Penn State as a defensive line coach. - 1977 - Jerry Sandusky founds The Second Mile...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Reminders of Paterno still abound on PSU game days

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Bank
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State homecoming video blurs out "Paterno"

Penn State will be celebrating homecoming this weekend when No. 24 Northwestern comes to Beaver Stadium for an early afternoon kickoff. A huge crowd is expected to be on hand for the first homecoming since the unfortunate sequence of events that unfolded last November that led to the forced removal of head coach Joe Paterno. Since then, of course, the statue of Paterno was removed...
Via Bloguin Best
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss
TAKE A LOOK IT'S ON A BOOK

Paterno's name blurred out in Penn St. video

Penn State will be celebrating homecoming this weekend when No. 24 Northwestern comes to Beaver Stadium for an early afternoon kickoff. A huge crowd is expected to be on hand for the first homecoming since the unfortunate sequence of events that unfolded last November that led to the forced removal of head coach Joe Paterno. Since then, of course, the statue of Paterno was removed...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Billboard supporting Joe Paterno goes up at Penn State (Picture)

The best thing the Penn State community can do in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal is to try to move forward. The cloud created by the mess will loom over State College for quite some time (possibly forever), but unless you’re making an effort to help the victims harping on the past seems senseless. Naturally, not everyone feels that way. According to the student-run Penn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Temple at Penn State: Three Bold Predictions

The last time Temple beat Penn State Frank Roosevelt was in office, games were filmed in black and white, and Joe Paterno was 15 years old. Don’t look for any of that to change. Penn State nation finally breathes a sigh of relief with its first positive day in months last Saturday against Navy. They look to continue this positive momentum into Saturday. With Penn State not having...
Via Football Nation
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno staying in Brown HOF

Joe Paterno will remain in Brown University's Athletic Hall of Fame. The Ivy League university announced Friday that an independent board that oversees the hall has voted not to remove the late Penn State football coach, who graduated from Brown in 1950. In July, Brown announced it had removed Paterno's name from its head football coaching position and a student athletics...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno staying in Brown U. Hall of Fame

Joe Paterno will remain in Brown University's Athletic Hall of Fame. The Ivy League university announced Friday that an independent board that oversees the hall has voted not to remove the late Penn State football coach, who graduated from Brown in 1950. In July, Brown announced it had removed Paterno's name from its head football coaching position and a student athletics...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Casting the Joe Paterno movie

When it came to the Penn State scandal, I’m not so sure a movie was one of the byproducts we expected to come from this whole sick fiasco. A book? Sure. Sad, delusional protests? Of course! But an actual movie with at least one A-list actor? No way. But now Deadline is reporting that a movie based on the scandal is in the works with the godfather himself Al Pacino on board: ICM...
Via The Daily Rival
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Al Pacino set to play Joe Paterno in planned movie

Joe Paterno lies in his final resting place while his former school is only in the beginning stages of recovering from the biggest university scandal in recent memory.  And yet, the full extent of Paterno's story is only just beginning to be told.  Joe Posnanski's Paterno bio has become a #1 New York Times Bestseller.  Now, that book is being considered as the...
Via Awful Announcing
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Al Pacino set to portray Joe Paterno

Oscar-winning actor, Joe Paterno has already portrayed a head coach in a fictional story about a professional football team. The role, Tony D’Amato, was legendary coach, well past his prime, trying to hold on for one more run with a brash young QB. Any Given Sunday, was directed by Oliver Stone, and while it was [...]
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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