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  • LET THEM ENDORSE! A Simple Solution to the NCAA "Pay for Play" Issue

    04/16/2014 7:22:10 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    DIgnitas News Service ^ | April 16, 2014 | Paul Winters
    As the furor over compensation of college athletes continues to heat up across the nation, a number of different proposals and options have been explored. Last month members of the Northwestern football team stepped the debate up by successfully petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to form a union and bargain for benefits. The issue was further highlighted when Shabazz Napier, star of the recently crowned NCAA Mens Basketball Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, told reporters that sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. While the NCAA has been adamant in its policy to not monetarily...
  • All-You-Can-Eat Training Table: NCAA Approves UnLtd. Food After Napier Complains of 'Hungry Nights'

    04/16/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Final Four most outstanding player Shabazz Napier complained on the eve of UConn's tournament win over Kentucky that he sometimes goes to bed "starving" as a student-athlete. The NCAA has heard the growls of Shabazz's stomach. The NCAA announced that schools can now provide student-athletes with unlimited food. The NCAA release called the Division 1 rule revision "an effort to meet the nutritional needs of all student-athletes." Prior to Tuesday's change, schools could provide their competitors with a stipend or dining hall pass good for three meals a day, a deprivation which sent Mr. Shabazz to sleep starving. Other changes...
  • 4,000 take part in Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

    04/15/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    pennlive ^ | 4-14-14 | Joe Mermitt
    Approximately 4,000 participants took part in the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run on April 13, 2014. The event consisted of a 3 Mile Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. The entire course was on the Penn State campus; finishing inside Beaver Stadium after running through the players’ tunnel. Sue Paterno, wife of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, was on-hand at the event, encouraging participants. Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steeler great Franco Harris and former Lions' defensive coordinator, Tom Bradley, greeted runners as they crossed the finish line. The event raised an unofficial total of around $400,000...
  • Frozen Four: Union beats Minnesota for NCAA hockey title

    04/13/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 4-13-14 | ap
    PHILADELPHIA -- Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night at the Frozen Four, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. Mike Vecchione tied the score at 2 with 4:01 left in the first, Eli Lichtenwald gave the Dutchman the lead 57 seconds later, and Daniel Ciampini capped the spree with 2:57 to go. “I don't think anyone will call us Cinderella anymore,” said Shayne Gostisbehere, who had a goal and two assists. “These guys, my brothers, they do everything. I don't care about anything...
  • Penn State's John Urschel Wins 84th AAU Sullivan Award

    04/12/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies ^ | 4-13-14 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.), the Penn State All-American guard who claimed the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation (NFF) as college football's premier scholar-athlete, has been named the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America's top amateur athlete. Urschel was announced as the winner of the prestigious award Friday night during an awards ceremony at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. 
Urschel was selected from a pool of 19 semifinalists vying for the honor in 2014, and was joined by two...
  • After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

    04/12/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    WCCO ^ | 4-9-14 | CBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four. Hordes of hockey fans swarmed the intersection of 4th Street and 14th Avenue around 11 p.m., and law enforcement officials responded to the scene, wearing riot gear. “I saw the SWAT team, or whoever they were, marching down the street, and I’ve never seen that before,” said McKenzie Lagodinski, who was arrested. “And just, like, all of a sudden, it was like: Wait, guys, this...
  • Gophers edge UND in Frozen Four semis on last-second goal by Holl

    04/10/2014 8:20:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 4-9-14 | Jason Gonzalez
    Philadelphia – Senior defenseman Justin Holl’s shorthanded goal, in the last second of the game, gave the Gophers a 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the second semifinal of the Frozen Four on Thursday night in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Just when it appeared the game would go into overtime tied at 1-1, Holl’s shot on a last rush changed everything. Kyle Rau and Brady Skjei had assists on the play. Sam Warning of the Gophers ended 51 minutes of scoreless hockey with a goal in the third periodd and seconds later North Dakota responded to knot up keep the...
  • UNC fake class scandal and NCAA's response wind their way to Washington

    04/08/2014 5:34:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-8-14 | sara ganim
    (CNN) -- A U.S. congressman is questioning whether the NCAA failed to hold the University of North Carolina accountable during a 2012 academic fraud investigation and is demanding answers from NCAA brass. If he doesn't get them, he'll call for congressional hearings and subpoena NCAA President Mark Emmert, Rep. Tony Cardenas told CNN. The California Democrat is referring to a probe in which the National Collegiate Athletic Association investigated UNC's system of "paper classes" -- independent studies requiring little work and no attendance. Athletes were able to get easy "A"s without actually going to class. The NCAA declined to sanction...
  • At least 30 arrested as UConn students celebrate NCAA victory

    04/08/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/08/2014
    STORRS, Conn. – Jubilant fans celebrating UConn's Monday night national basketball championship win smashed a window in an engineering building, broke street lights and overturned furniture inside the school's student union. Campus police had made 30 arrests by 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, while state police had made others and more were expected, said University of Connecticut spokesman Tom Breen. "A lot of it was alcohol-related," Breen said. "There was breech of peace, destruction of property, and we had a fireworks charge." Most of the property damage was minor, he said. No serious injuries had been reported. "By far, most of our...
  • Get ready for the destruction of college football by organized labor

    04/04/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/14 | Doug Book
    Last year, twenty one year old Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter decided he could “…revolutionize the way collegiate athletes are treated” by forming the first players union in NCAA athletics. A union…”would put the athletes in a position to bargain, to demand things that college athletes have never had before — like stipends, continuing medical coverage after graduation, more concussion testing and even a portion of the profits of the multi-billion dollar windfall created by college football and basketball,” writes CNN reporter Sara Ganim of the benefits players might realize. (1) On March 26th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...
  • Gambling and Government

    04/02/2014 4:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 2, 2014 | John Stossel
    Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that's illegal! The NCAA website warns, "Fans should enjoy ... filling out a bracket just for the fun of it, not ... the amount of money they could possibly win." Give me a break. Americans bet more money on March Madness this year than on the Super Bowl. Politicians can't quite make up their minds about gambling: They approve certain casinos and promote state lotteries but crack down on sports bets and some charity poker games. It seems that government...
  • Obama's NCAA Bracket Puts Michigan State at No. 1 [Epic Fail]

    03/30/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/30/14
    [B.O.] chooses Florida, Arizona, Louisville and Michigan State for his Final Four picks.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • North Korean Leader Has Perfect NCAA Bracket

    03/29/2014 3:05:39 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 58 replies
    Middle Finger News Service ^ | 3/29/2014 | Diogenes
    (MFNS) - North Korea announced today that its leader Kim Jung-Un has a perfect NCAA tournament bracket on the road to the final four of the prestigious collegiate basketball competition. “Our dear leader has once again vanquished the capitalist slime with his superior brainpower. While the imperialist scum sided with the largest, most powerful programs, Kim Jung-Un foresaw the power of underdog squadrons."A contest sponsored by Warren Buffet promised to give $1 billion to anyone with a perfect bracket at the end of the tournament. Every contestant has already been eliminated.Although Kim did not officially enter the contest, officials...
  • How did this 146-word essay on Rosa Parks get an A-? UNC football player's shocking term paper..

    03/28/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2014 | James Nye
    An awful 146-word term paper littered with grammatical errors that is barely even readable has become a potent visual symbol of the University of North Carolina's fake classes scandal. The one-paragraph essay on civil rights icon Rosa Parks earned an A- and was exposed by former UNC professor Mary Willingham, who spent 10 years teaching UNC's athletes before she turned whistleblower on alleged classroom corruption. The shocking essay came to light during an ESPN documentary timed to coincide with the March Madness basketball competition. It contains allegations that UNC athletes in danger of failing were encouraged to sign up for...
  • New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear (LOL!)

    03/27/2014 3:17:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-27-2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    March 27, 2014 New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear By Alexandra Jaffe Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, is working to make sure McConnell is forever linked with the wrong team in the state’s bitter basketball rivalry with Duke University. Bevin is debuting a new ad during Friday’s Kentucky versus Louisville basketball game that features a cutout of the Senate minority leader bedecked in a blue Duke jersey. It’s a reference to a McConnell campaign video launched earlier this week that mistakenly featured a shot of Duke’s 2010 championship team celebrating their win — a...
  • Obama announces delay in NCAA basketball championship: says people couldn't get their brackets in.

    03/26/2014 10:39:37 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 11 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The White House announced that President Obama has just issued an Executive Order which will delay the NCAA basketball championship for one month, until May 1st. Obama took this action after he learned that many people were unable to submit their brackets on time, because of computer glitches at the Yahoo,, and ESPN websites.
  • Minnesota takes lead into NCAA wrestling finals [Finals tonight 8PM espn]

    03/22/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 43 replies
    big ten network ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships has reached Saturday night’s finals, and Minnesota sits atop the team standings. The Gophers, with 104 points, lead three-time reigning champ and Big Ten rival Penn State (101.5), which is in second place. Iowa (74.5) is fourth, Ohio State (52) seventh and Nebraska (43.5) 10th. See the full standings in this post.The Championships begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.[ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at ]TEAM STANDINGS AFTER SESSION V1. Minnesota, 1042. Penn State, 101.5 3. Oklahoma State, 87.54. Iowa, 74.5 5. Edinboro, 62 6. Cornell, 537. Ohio State, 52...
  • Penn State clings to lead at NCAAs [wrestling on espnU now, espn later]

    03/22/2014 9:07:17 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    espn ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Minnesota has the numbers to dethrone three-time defending national wrestling titlist Penn State. Oklahoma State is in the mix in the NCAA championships, too. Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of action. The Nittany Lions have 91 points after Friday's matches, followed by Minnesota with 90.5 and Oklahoma State with 87.5. Penn State and Minnesota have two finalists and seven total wrestlers remaining. Penn State's David Taylor advanced to the finals for the fourth time. He defeated North Dakota State's Steven Monk 12-5 in the 165-pound semifinals. He will face Oklahoma...
  • NCAA wrestling: Here are the Friday night semifinal matchups [espn coverage beginning now - 8PM]

    03/21/2014 5:04:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    pennlive ^ | 3-21-14 | Jim Carlson
    Here are the matchups or Friday night's NCAA Wrestling Championships semifinal round at Oklahoma City. Tonight's winners wrestle in Saturday night's finals. The losers drop to the consolation semifinals and on Saturday could place anywhere from third through sixth. The top eight earn All-America status. Penn State leads the team race with 61 points to Minnesota's 59 and Oklahoma State's 56. 125 pounds: Jesse Delgado (1) Illinois vs. Dylan Peters 5) Northern Iowa. Nico Megaludis (3) Penn State vs. Nahshon Garrett (2) Cornell. 133: Joe Colon (1) Northern Iowa vs. Tyler Graff (5) Wiscsonsin. Tony Ramos (3) Iowa vs. A.J....
  • NCAA: #3 "Dukies" Just Got "Duked" By #14 Mercer 78-71 !!!

    03/21/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 112 replies
    3/21/14 | self
    Guess we can't call it the Duke Invitational anymore ...
  • NCAA: #12 North Dakota State Beats #5 Oklahoma 80-75 !!!

    03/20/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Sweet !!!
  • What White People Don’t See When They Watch Basketball

    03/20/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/20 | Jonathan Chait
    A couple of years ago, the basketball team I root for, the University of Michigan, had a player named Zack Novak. Everybody loved his story. He was slow and pudgy coming out of high school, recruited by nobody, and offered a spot at Michigan. Turned out he could play, at least some. He was only six foot three, but he played power forward, compensating for his lack of size and skill with unrelenting effort. He graduated from the business school and became team captain. If you watch college sports, you know the kind of player I’m talking about. Right: a...
  • Penn State holds three-point lead after championship's first session [ncaa Wrestling Championships]

    03/20/2014 3:13:45 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    ncaa ^ | 3-20-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Three-time national champion Penn State pushed nine into the second round and holds a three-point lead against Oklahoma State after one session of the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. For PSU, national champions David Taylor and Ed Ruth scored falls and Nico Megaludis added a technical fall. Freshman Zain Retherford won an expected tough bout with Citadel's Ugi Khishignyam and senior James English provided an upset of his own, beating Appalachian State's Dylan Cottrell in an overtime tiebreaker. The Nittany Lions dropped just one bout, a head-to-head match with Oklahoma State at...
  • NCAA: Harvard Beats Cincy 61-57 !!!

    03/20/2014 1:28:22 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 32 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Harvard played great half-court offense ... Excellent !!!
  • Mega Bracket Buster ... Dayton 60-59 Over Ohio State FINAL

    03/20/2014 11:25:05 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 65 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    'Nuff said ...
  • Obama reveals Final Four bracket picks

    03/19/2014 7:45:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Obama reveals Final Four bracket picks By: Tal Kopan March 19, 2014 06:12 AM EDT As America settles in for another round of March Madness, its basketball fan in chief is releasing his bracket for the NCAA College Basketball Championships. President Barack Obama’s Final Four picks for the men’s and women’s tournaments were revealed Tuesday night, with the full bracket set to be revealed at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, according to ESPN. Obama chose No. 1 seeds Arizona and Florida, No. 4 seeds Louisville and Michigan State to make it to the men’s Final Four. “I know these are not...
  • President Obama's Final 4 revealed

    03/19/2014 2:28:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/19/14
    President Barack Obama, the nation's first basketball fan, took marker to bracket with ESPN again at the White House and selected defending tournament champion Louisville, No. 1 overall seed Florida, top seed Arizona and Michigan State to advance to this year's NCAA men's Final Four. The paths Obama took to arrive at his 2014 Final Four, an event that has come to be known as "Barack-etology", were revealed on SportsCenter at 11 p.m. ET Tuesday. The president's complete picks -- this is the sixth consecutive year he's made them with ESPN's Andy Katz -- will be announced Wednesday on the...
  • Crimea or NCAA Bracket...Which one is Obama focused on??

    03/16/2014 12:02:49 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 24 replies
    self | 03/16/14 | ealgeone
    So which is the boy wonder focused on today? Crimea or filling out his NCAA bracket?
  • Paternos want Big Ten to show what it knew about Freeh investigation, Penn State sanctions

    03/14/2014 6:15:15 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 3-14-14 | Peter Hall
    Following the NCAA's imposition of sanctions, the Big Ten added its own punishment: Penn State is required to forfeit $13 million in revenue from conference bowl games during the four years the university is ineligible. The suit claims that by accepting the Freeh Report, which has been widely criticized by Penn State supporters, the NCAA damaged Paterno's image, the future coaching prospects of Jay Paterno and William Kenny; prevented the university trustees from carrying out their duties; wiped out the achievements of student athletes and deprived faculty of resources. In the court filings Friday, the plaintiffs ask the Big Ten...
  • Al Clemens Resigns From the [PSU] BoT, Says He Regrets Past Board Decisions

    03/07/2014 8:43:58 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    Onward State ^ | 3-7-14 | Kevin Horne
    Longtime trustee and 1959 Penn State graduate Al Clemens resigned from the Board of Trustees during today’s meeting, citing wrong decisions and failed leadership over the last two years from himself and his colleagues. Clemens was a gubernatorial appointee, first appointed by Governor Tom Ridge in 1995. His term expired in 2012, but in absence of another appointment from Governor Tom Corbett, he has remained a member of the Board for the last two years. Previously outspoken about what he calls the questionable Freeh report, Clemens is also party to the Paterno-NCAA lawsuit aimed at reversing the NCAA sanctions. Here’s...
  • The Whistleblower's Last Stand

    03/04/2014 9:36:50 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    espn ^ | 3-4-14 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    THE STAR WITNESS was anonymous, like each of Jerry Sandusky's victims. He was described in the grand jury presentment only as "a Penn State graduate assistant." Anyone reading the 23-page presentment released on Nov. 4, 2011, would be horrified by the prosecution's version of what the witness said he saw a decade ago. In the locker room shower inside the Lasch Football Building on Penn State's campus, he stumbled upon "a naked boy, Victim 2 ... with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that...
  • NFL hopeful Rashid Williams gives up job, lives out of a van to train for shot at pros

    02/15/2014 11:09:52 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 2-15-14 | Kristian Dyer
    At a time when most draft prospects are trading up their cars, NFL hopeful Rashid Williams recently traded in his luxury sedan for a minivan. He's heard the jokes and the zingers from the other players training at TEST Parisi Football Academy in Martinsville, N.J., including that he drives a “soccer mom mobile.” But his minivan is more than a set of wheels to take him to his combine training every day. He also lives in it. Williams is homeless by choice. For most NFL draft prospects, sacrifices are to be expected as they ready for the combine and their...
  • John Ziegler Tells State College Radio That the Entire Jerry Sandusky Case is Upside Down

    02/07/2014 7:52:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-7-14 | John Ziegler/Jeff Byers
    direct youtube [audio] link here
  • Alabama, LSU top Rivals' Top 25 team rankings

    02/06/2014 7:44:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | February 5, 2014 | Staff
    Alabama seems to finish atop's recruiting rankings every February, but this year's haul was especially impressive. Nick Saban and staff landed six five-star recruits, twice as many as any other program in the nation, and compiled one of the finest classes in school history. That crop includes defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, the No. 1 overall prospect in this year's cycle, and linebacker Rashaan Evans, who signed with the Crimson Tide over rival Auburn.
  • 5 College Football Programs That Produce the Most Super Bowl Players

    02/01/2014 6:24:17 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 2-1-14 | Amy Daughters
    Did you know that the SEC has the most players in this season’s Super Bowl? Yes, college football’s most dominant conference has 31 players dotted among Seattle and Denver’s rosters. This gives it an eight-player advantage over the second-place finisher Pac-12, according to Jon Solomon of It’s yet another notch in the SEC’s big, bad belt. Since the Super Bowl has been going on for almost 50 years—way longer than the SEC’s current reign—could it be that teams from other conferences are the real all-time leaders? To answer this, we scoured Pro-Football Reference’s Super Bowl rosters for all 48...
  • Northwestern's Union Ploy: Could it End Womens' College Athletics

    01/30/2014 1:59:13 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-30-14 | C. Edmund Wright
    It's been almost comical to watch the liberal sports media's obvious arousal over what they deem the heroic effort by the Northwestern football team to unionize. I say almost comical because this effort is something that could change the face of college athletics forever, and not necessarily for the good either. It is also based on a fundamental flaw. And as is the case with liberals in general, the MSNBC wannabes at ESPN - and other outlets - have no situational awareness of the potential unintended consequences if this is successful. They are simply driven by the leftist reflexive hatred...
  • Former kicker Brendan Gibbons permanently separated from University [Michigan] for sexual misconduct

    01/28/2014 3:25:23 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    Michigan Daily ^ | 1-28-14 | Matt Slovin
    Brendan Gibbons, the Michigan football team’s starting kicker for the past three seasons, was permanently separated from the University of Michigan last month for violating the University’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, according to documents reviewed by The Michigan Daily. More like this University changes sexual misconduct procedures Office of Student Conflict Resolution releases report Internal sexual misconduct investigations complicate police response From the Daily: Communicating safety “You will be permanently separated from the University of Michigan effective December 20, 2013,” reads a Dec. 19, 2013 letter addressed to Gibbons at his Florida residence from the University’s Office of Student Conflict...
  • CEO seeks Penn State seat, attacks 'sinister fiction'

    01/27/2014 5:42:49 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 10 replies ^ | 1-27-14 | Joseph N. DiStefano
    It's not every day that the hard-charging CEO of an S&P 500 company goes back to his university and offers -- not to buy a little immortality with a new dorm or lab -- but himself as an active leader. Al Lord relishes combat: Raised in a Philly housing project, toughened by his campaigns to seize control of student lender Sallie Mae and defy challengers from Wall Street to the White House for 30+ years, Lord stepped down last year and has gone to fight for alma mater, Penn State, which faces unusual reputational and governance challenges... Lord is collecting...
  • Remembering Joe Paterno’s 1983 Board of Trustees Speech

    01/22/2014 8:05:42 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 22 replies
    onward state ^ | 1-22-14 | Kevin Horne
    Remembering Joe Paterno’s 1983 Board of Trustees Speech “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” When I visit Joe Paterno’s gravesite, as I have done on occasion over the last two years when I’m in need of some ethereal inspiration or peace, I’m always struck by the above line from Robert Browning on his headstone. The message speaks to the profound impact of Paterno as an academic visionary, and there’s a specific moment that comes to mind when I think of it. It was just days after the school’s first football National Championship,...
  • Where Football Players Call Home [Interactive map]

    01/16/2014 7:59:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    git hub ^ | 1-16-14 | n/a
    Interactive county by county map at link.
  • Penn State hires James Franklin

    01/11/2014 1:45:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    espin ^ | 1-11-14 | Josh Moyer
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After a nine-day search, Penn State is set to introduce James Franklin as its new head football coach at a Saturday afternoon news conference. "I can't tell you how excited I am to come home," Franklin said in a statement Saturday. "I grew up watching Penn State football and now to be at the helm of such a storied program is a tremendous honor. It's important to me to be a part of a university that strives for excellence in everything they do. "When football student-athletes come to Penn State, they have a unique opportunity to...
  • By Not Kowtowing to Columnist Blowhards, Penn State is Finally Moving On

    01/10/2014 8:57:30 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 111 replies
    Black Shoes Diary ^ | 1-10-14 | Devon Edwards
    At some point, you almost have to wonder if maybe this isn't about James Franklin, that it's really about Penn State, that these schmucks would have had a problem with anybody we could've tabbed to coach our team, that they would've found some dirt on Al Golden or Mike Munchak or even Larry Johnson, that it's really a cause for their affronted wrath when we win a damn game or two, or threaten to become the national powerhouse we once were. This university can do no right, because then what would they have to write about? The only good...
  • NCAA proposal would put power in hands of BCS conferences

    01/10/2014 9:58:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 10, 2014 | Dennis Dodd
    A new NCAA governance structure favoring the Division I power institutions has been distributed to membership in advance of next week's NCAA convention. At its core the proposed structure would give “legislative autonomy” to the five BCS or power conferences that consider themselves the main stakeholders of big-time college sports: SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC and Big 12. Those schools would define the structure for a stipend paid to athletes, according to documents obtained by The Chronicle of Higher Education first reported the existence of the proposals from Wake Forest president Nathan Hatch, the Division I board chair.
  • Judge Rules Parts of Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit Have Standing

    01/07/2014 4:32:25 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 18 replies ^ | 1-7-14 | Kevin Horne
    The family of Joe Paterno had a partial victory today as Judge John Leete, ruling over its lawsuit against the NCAA, permitted parts of it to move forward. The family, along with various former coaches, trustees, and players, brought forth a lawsuit challenging various aspects of the NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State and their effects on the community. The judge ruled that the plaintiffs couldn’t pursue breach-of-contract claims over the NCAA because of Penn State’s binding agreement with the NCAA. Penn State has shown it wants nothing to do with this lawsuit and is not a party, and the judge...
  • FSU sells 'wrong score' t-shirts

    01/07/2014 3:27:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Channel 10 ^ | January 7, 2014 | Jeff Tavss
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Is everyone sure that Florida State beat Auburn to win the National Championship on Monday night? Absolutely sure? Like, 100% sure?
  • In defense of the "Paterno people"

    01/03/2014 4:08:31 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 59 replies ^ | 1-3-14 | Kevin Horne
    By now, you’ve probably read Patriot News columnist David Jones’ rabble-rousing piece outlining some of the reasons behind Bill O’Brien’s departure — specifically quoting O’Brien during profanity laced tirade against so-called “Paterno people” that supposedly drove him right out of Happy Valley. If you haven’t, you should. I couldn’t help but feel compelled the first time I read the story Tuesday night. On the surface, it has significant shock value and information you won’t find anywhere else. But then I read it again. And again. And now, three days later, I find myself reading it for the dozenth time and...
  • Bama fan goes crazy on OU student [youtube video]

    01/03/2014 11:14:55 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-3-14 | youtube
    direct link here
  • 2013 Bowl Season, ACC stinks, Pac12 rocks, may mean trouble for Florida State.

    12/31/2013 5:22:06 PM PST · by staytrue · 70 replies
    self | 12-31-13 | self
    Florida State is the BCS favorite. But if you look at how the ACC is faring so far, it does not look good. ACC results so far: Marshall over Maryland 31-20 North Carolina over Cincy 39-17 Mississippi over Ga Tech 25-17 (it wasn't that close) Arizona over Boston Col. 42-19 UCLA over Virginia Tech 42-12 so the ACC is 1-5 by a total score of 157-107. What I conclude is to bet on Auburn to beat Florida State.
  • Bill O’Brien’s NFL Future

    12/26/2013 11:25:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies ^ | 12-26-13 | Peter King
    The shroud of intrigue surrounding impending NFL head coaching vacancies has again descended upon Happy Valley. The rebuilder and savior of Penn State football, the 44-year-old Bill O’Brien, has resurfaced as one of the hottest candidates. And why not? O’Brien has been a feel-good story for a fan base still reeling from the unthinkable. But with his dream job within reach, how long will he last at a college program saddled by the NCAA’s bureaucratic limbo? The NFL keeps calling. Multi-million dollar contracts are to be negotiated. Sunday afternoons beckon like a siren. “Sure, it seems like a no-brainer,” says...