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  • Judge denies protective order for NCAA and Penn State, seeks deposition from Emmert

    10/16/2014 1:38:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 9-15-14 | Lori Falce
    In two separate Commonwealth Court rulings this week, Judge Anne Covey denied an NCAA and Penn State motion for a protective order and ordered the NCAA to make President Mark Emmert available to give a deposition. The NCAA and the university had asked for the order to protect confidentiality of “certain discovery materials” in the lawsuit brought by state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and state Treasurer Rob McCord that tries to ensure the $60 million in fine money levied against Penn State by the NCAA remains in Pennsylvania. Covey declined that in an order dated Wednesday. “Defendants have demonstrated...
  • At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

    10/10/2014 7:42:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-10-14 | Mike McIntire and Walt Bogdanichoct
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 911 call could not have sounded more urgent: A man was beating a woman holding a baby outside their apartment as she tried to leave. “You just need to get someone out here right away because it is really bad,” the caller said, adding that the man was “punching” the mother and “grabbing the little baby around the arm.” By the time the police arrived shortly after 3 a.m. one day last January, the couple were back inside. The 19-year-old woman acknowledged that she and her boyfriend had argued, and that he had not wanted her...
  • Jimmy Cefalo: Paterno's Legacy Far Exceeds Football Victories

    10/05/2014 12:43:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 140 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-27-12 | Jim Cefalo
    With all the recent court decisions siding in JVP's favor, I felt it a good time to boil this down to the bare truth. Cef gives it to you here if you want to listen.
  • AP Top 25 poll: Ole Miss, Mississippi State tied at No. 3

    10/05/2014 11:43:27 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 70 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/5/14
    Week 6 of the college football season was not kind to the nation's best teams in the AP Top 25 poll -- five of the top eight squads in the country incurred their first losses of the year. Down went No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 8 UCLA. The losses provided the biggest rankings shakeup to date, with Ole Miss and Mississippi State joining the party inside the top five (both tied at No. 3) with victories over Alabama and Texas A&M, respectively.
  • Validity of consent decree questioned with judge’s ruling in Corman suit [Corman vs. ncaa, PSU]

    10/04/2014 4:13:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 10-3-14 | Lori Falce
    The NCAA and Penn State lost a key battle in the ongoing question of the legality of the hotly contested consent decree that levied historic sanctions against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. On Friday, Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey issued a ruling on the September motion from the defendants to dismiss the lawsuit brought by state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord. That suit protested the consent decree and asked that the $60 million in fines the decree dictated stay in Pennsylvania, backed up by Corman’s Endowment Act legislation. In filing the motion...
  • Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

    09/23/2014 7:20:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 134 replies
    Lehigh Valley Business ^ | 9-23-14 | Bill Kline
    Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno with a “Joe-Out” – wearing clothing or displaying images of the Hall of Famer at the Nittany Lions' football game. As a Penn State alumnus, I am proud of my university and I remain proud of the work that JoePa did on and – more importantly – off the football field, with respect to inspiring students and improving academics at the institution.Yet there remains in the public sphere this erroneous belief that JoePa was a conspirator in the alleged cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sandusky, a...
  • Can Iowa Afford To Fire Kirk Ferentz? Absolutely.

    09/18/2014 4:30:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/16/2014 | Chris Smith
    It was not a pretty weekend for the Iowa Hawkeyes. After jumping out to a 14-3 halftime lead against cross-state rival Iowa State, the Hawkeyes fell apart, letting the Cyclones come back to score a 20-17 victory on a last-second field goal. It’s the third time in the last four years that Iowa has dropped the rivalry game to Iowa State. For many Iowa fans, the blame for the failure, and for most of Iowa’s struggles in recent seasons, rests on the shoulders of head coach Kirk Ferentz. Things haven’t always been this bad for Ferentz. Just four years after...
  • Florida State Star Jameis Winston Suspended for Obscene Outburst

    09/18/2014 4:14:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    When first I learned that top-ranked Florida State would be suspending quarterback Jameis Winston for one half of Saturday night’s game versus No. 22 Clemson, my initial thought was, Sure, the half when Clemson is on offense. Pardon my cynicism, but we have entered this turnstile before with the Seminoles’ Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
  • Court: Paternos can challenge consent decree

    09/11/2014 4:30:58 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 9-11-14 | Lori Falce
    A Centre County Court of Common Pleas judgment was posted by the prothonotary’s office Thursday, giving the Paterno family and its co-filers the news they had been waiting for. “Plaintiffs have standing to challenge the consent decree,” the court documents said. Judge John Leete’s 39-page decision is based on arguments made earlier this year in the case brought by the Paternos, four members of the Penn State board of trustees, four members of the university faculty, and former football players and coaches against the NCAA and Penn State regarding the consent decree, the contract that led to the historic sanctions...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies
    fansided.com ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via NCAA.org, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • Jameis Winston Case Said to Be Subject of Florida State Inquiry

    09/04/2014 8:00:48 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04 Sept 2014 | WALT BOGDANICH
    Nearly 21 months after a female student accused Jameis Winston, Florida State’s marquee quarterback, of sexually assaulting her in his apartment, the university has begun a disciplinary inquiry into the case, the woman’s lawyer said Thursday. Florida State officials interviewed the woman last month, spending a little more than an hour asking questions, said the lawyer, John Clune. “We thought it went very well,” he said. “The school seemed to take it very seriously.” Other people connected to the case were also interviewed, he added, but he declined to identify them. Clune’s client withdrew from Florida State late last year...
  • NCAA Football schedule Week 2

    09/04/2014 3:31:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    8:00 PM Arizona at UTSA Friday, September 5 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 7:00 PM Pittsburgh at Boston College 10:30 PM Washington State at Nevada Saturday, September 6 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 12:00 PM Florida Atlantic at No. 2 Alabama 12:00 PM No. 4 Oklahoma at Tulsa 12:00 PM Western Illinois at No. 18 Wisconsin 12:00 PM McNeese State at No. 19 Nebraska 12:00 PM No. 20 Kansas State at Iowa State 12:00 PM No. 24 Missouri at Toledo 12:00 PM Arkansas State at Tennessee 12:00 PM Buffalo at Army 12:00 PM Stony Brook at Connecticut 12:00 PM SMU at North Texas 12:00...
  • Jay Paterno Exposes False Perceptions About Dad, Penn State In Sandusky Case

    08/31/2014 4:26:16 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-31-14 | Jay Paterno
    In writing a biography about his father, Jay Paterno makes the point quickly that the book is not an attempt to canonize Joe Paterno: "I know all too well that he was human, an imperfect being." He also says that the book is for journalism students. "In a world where the pressure to be first often outweighs the responsibility to be right, I hope you always look in your heart and pursue the truth. It is the most solemn responsibility of freedom of the press. Realize your mistakes will have consequences for real people." Here is an excerpt of Paterno...
  • NCAA Football Schedule Week 1

    08/28/2014 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Thursday, August 28 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 6:00 PM No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina 7:00 PM Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe 7:00 PM Eastern Illinois at Minnesota 7:00 PM Howard at Akron 7:00 PM Presbyterian at Northern Illinois 7:00 PM Chattanooga at Central Michigan 7:30 PM Idaho State at Utah 8:00 PM Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss* 8:00 PM Cal Poly at New Mexico State 8:00 PM Tulane at Tulsa 9:15 PM Temple at Vanderbilt 10:00 PM Rutgers at Washington State 10:00 PM North Dakota at San Jose State 10:30 PM Weber State at No. 19...
  • USC's Josh Shaw admits to lying about getting injured saving nephew

    08/27/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 36 replies
    sports illustrated ^ | 8-27-14 | SI Wire
    USC cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to USC officials Wednesday that his story about injuring his ankles after jumping off a second-story balcony to save his drowning nephew was a lie. Shaw, a senior and projected starter who was named a team captain over the weekend, has been suspended indefinitely. Shaw released a statement through his lawyer, Donald Etra, on Wednesday: "On Saturday August 23, I injured myself in a fall. I made up a story about this fall that was untrue. I was wrong to not tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part. My...
  • GMA Kicks Off College Football Season [video w/ 15 sec ad]

    08/26/2014 2:14:19 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    abc news ^ | 8-26-14 | abc gma
    Herby was in NY today w/ GMA folks. Watch Lara Spencer kick a FG barefoot.
  • Too good to be true? USC vetting Josh Shaw’s heroic story

    08/26/2014 11:05:06 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 8-26-14 | Kevin McGuire
    Sometimes a story is too good to be true. Could this be the latest example of that adage at work? USC is opening an internal investigation into the story of senior cornerback John Shaw saving his nephew from drowning. The story shared by USC’s athletics website was inspirational and a touching one. Shaw reportedly suffered a pair of high ankle sprains while allegedly leaping from a second floor balcony into a pool below to save his nephew, who cannot swim. A day later, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian says there may be conflicting information regarding how the injury to Shaw’s...
  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-25-14 | Graham Watson
    USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains while saving his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat. With total disregard for personal safety, Shaw jumped off the balcony and landed on the concrete below. He then crawled into the pool, grabbed his nephew and got him to safety. Then, even though both of his...
  • Ohio State football: Braxton Miller hurts shoulder again, sources say

    08/18/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 8-18-14 | Tim May
    Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller, considered by several polls to be among the preseason leaders to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, reinjured his right shoulder in practice this afternoon, sources told The Dispatch. The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season. An OSU spokesman would not confirm the news, and coach Urban Meyer could not be reached for comment. But it likely means that redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett will be the starter when the Buckeyes open the season against Navy on Aug.30 in Baltimore. Barrett moved ahead of sophomore Cardale Jones late last week...
  • Rebuilding a Powerhouse: How James Franklin Is Leading Penn State Back to Glory

    08/15/2014 9:11:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 8-15-14 | Adam Kramer
    Very long article, so linked.Actually a very well written insight (especially for something from bleacher report) into James Franklin and his staff. 16 guys that seem to stick together.
  • A Star-Powered School Sputters: Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

    08/11/2014 5:43:01 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    ny times ^ | 8-9-14 | Michael Powell
    DALLAS — A few years back, Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator who still digs being called by the nickname Prime Time, was approached with a splendid business proposition. A partner suggested creating a Texas charter school. They would name it after Sanders: Prime Prep Academy. They would collect and mentor the finest male athletes in Texas and elsewhere and become a powerhouse. God only knows what business opportunities might come along, particularly if they could tap Sanders’s deep-pocketed backers, like the sports clothing manufacturer Under Armour, for which Sanders works as a brand ambassador. All...
  • Former Penn State player Pete Curkendall: Joe Paterno "gave us a year, and you can't repay that"

    08/10/2014 8:03:26 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 119 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8-10-14 | Frank Bodani
    The son of the former Penn State football player had only five weeks to live. Pete Curkendall and his wife, Renee, already were caring for an adopted girl with AIDS and cerebral palsy. Doctors then stunned them with news that their 2 1/2-year-old biological son, Joshua, had a cancerous brain tumor and almost certainly wouldn't survive. They had just moved to the Syracuse, N.Y., area and knew hardly anyone. At least they weren't lacking for hope and resolve. Caring for kids with special needs was a life-long plan for Renee Curkendall, as much now as it was then, 16 years...
  • NCAA loses prohibition of student payment case

    08/08/2014 8:15:17 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 29 replies
    AP via Las Vegas Sun ^ | 08/08/2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Afederal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA cannot stop college football and basketball players from selling their likenesses
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    08/08/2014 4:44:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP ^ | August 8, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. In a partial victory for the NCAA, though, Wilken said the NCAA could set a cap on the money paid to athletes, as long as...
  • NCAA board of directors approves autonomy for ‘Big Five’ conference schools

    08/08/2014 3:02:19 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/07/2014 | Kent Babb
    The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors voted through a new — and potentially groundbreaking — measure Thursday when it approved the “Big Five” athletic conferences’ ability to govern themselves and push through rules changes as they see fit. After the board’s 16-2 vote in Indianapolis, five conferences: the Southeastern Conference, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pacific-12 — will have autonomy to vote on prospective changes that could change the face of college sports. One of the first topics expected to be addressed in the coming months is whether amateur athletes in the NCAA’s highest-revenue sports, namely football and...
  • Paterno Legacy [review of Jay's book]

    08/06/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 212 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8-6-14 | Stan Hochman
    IN HINDSIGHT, Joe Paterno wrote, the day after he got fired with a phone call, he wished he had done more. He had not committed a crime, he had not witnessed a crime, he had reported what sounded like a crime to his superiors. The haters jumped all over that sentence, like it was some kind of a confession that the legendary Penn State football coach had somehow enabled Jerry Sandusky to sexually abuse those kids, while he looked the other way. The haters spent a lot less time debating the note he scribbled on a pad before going to...
  • Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    08/03/2014 8:33:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 8-2-14 | Tom Roeder
    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told The Gazette that she has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department.
  • 409 Pizza and Win(g)s Opens On College Avenue [PSU]

    08/01/2014 3:39:59 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    onward state ^ | 8-30-14 | Tim Gilbert
    Ever wanted to simultaneously order food and honor Joe Paterno at 3 a.m., but found yourself without a way to do so? Thanks to 409 Pizza and Win(g)s, you now can! State College’s newest late-night food option opened during Arts Fest where Little Mamma’s Pizza used to be located at 444 E. College Ave. (right next to McDonald’s), and its name is sure to catch some eyes. The store’s co-owner, Tim Prisk, said he’d been interested in opening a pizza store here for a while, and the opportunity at the eastern side of downtown was finally a fit. As for...
  • While Penn State recovers, NCAA could help by lifting bowl ban

    07/29/2014 2:14:16 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 7-29-14 | Dennis Dodd
    CHICAGO -- There's a statement to be made, a huge one at Penn State. A nation's outrage may not have diminished over the Jerry Sandusky scandal but the story is certainly off the front page. It was two years ago this month that the NCAA overreached into a sordid criminal matter, forever changing history. So much upheaval, so much collateral damage. The group of innocents from that day two years ago are still being punished. They don't talk about it much anymore, but they live it each day. "I think we've done everything right," Penn State linebacker Mike Hull said....
  • President Reagan welcomes PSU Football [1987 video]

    07/27/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 1987 | abc news
    youtube link here as well
  • Jay Paterno’s New Book Released Early at Barnes & Noble

    07/23/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 30 replies
    onward state ^ | 7-21-14 | Tim Gilbert, Kevin Horne & Jessica Tully
    Penn State fans living in State College should run — not walk — to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno’s new book before it potentially gets pulled from the shelves. The memoir “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father” isn’t due out until Sept. 1, but Barnes & Noble had stacks of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday. No one from Barnes & Noble could be immediately reached for comment, so it’s not known if this...
  • The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

    07/17/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    nytimes magazine ^ | 7-16-14 | MICHAEL SOKOLOVE
    It's such a long read - I'm just going to link the article
  • Penn State launches national search for athletic director as Joyner retires

    06/18/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    morning call ^ | 6-17-14 | Mark Wogenrich
    Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a turbulent 31-month tenure that the former football player and wrestler himself once described as a "war zone." Joyner's term, which began a week after the board of trustees on which he served fired Joe Paterno, will end Aug. 1. Penn State said it will conduct a national search for a new athletic director. According to the Chicago Tribune, Penn State has inquired about Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips.
  • Penn State sets up camp in SEC territory

    06/12/2014 9:54:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    news observer ^ | 611-14 | Chris Hays
    DELAND, Fla. — When Penn State coaches decide to act as guest instructors at Stetson's football camp in the heart of SEC territory, the two programs weren't looking to skirt any NCAA rules or stir up a controversy. But if there is controversy to be stirred, someone will be happy to grab a big spoon. "Well, yes, everybody has their own little deal and when it becomes an advantage for you, then they're not OK with it. Now if it's to their advantage, then everything becomes OK," said Stetson head coach Roger Hughes, who is entering his second season. "I...
  • UNC's McCants: 'Just show up, play' (Corrupt Tarheel B'Ball)

    06/06/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 6, 2015 | Steve Delsohn
    Rashad McCants, the second-leading scorer on the North Carolina basketball team that won the 2004-05 national title, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that tutors wrote his term papers, he rarely went to class for about half his time at UNC, and he remained able to play largely because he took bogus classes designed to keep athletes academically eligible. McCants told "Outside the Lines" that he could have been academically ineligible to play during the championship season had he not been provided the assistance. Further, he said head basketball coach Roy Williams knew about the "paper-class" system at UNC. The so-called...
  • Former PSU fencing coach files suit against university, Joyner, Del Giorno

    06/05/2014 3:19:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 6-5-14 | Matt Carroll
    Penn State’s longtime fencing coach, who was fired last year allegedly for retaliating against a staff member who had reported a player for a drug violation, wants his job back and more than $3 million in damages, according to a federal lawsuit he has filed. Emmanuil Kaidanov, who spent 30 years as Penn State’s fencing coach, is suing the university, athletic director Dave Joyner and athletics integrity officer Julie Del Giorno for wrongful termination, breach of contract and violation of his constitutional and civil rights, among other claims. Philadelphia-based attorney Alvin de Levie alleges the defendants conspired to fire his...
  • SEC's hilarious attempt to stop Franklin [ncaa Football]

    05/29/2014 2:33:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    espn ^ | 5-29-14 | Adam Rittenberg
    The SEC football coaches, proud purveyors of oversigning and other honorable recruiting practices, have banded together in the name of integrity. Take a bow, (good ol') boys. You deserve it. AP Photo/PennLive.com/Joe Hermitt SEC coaches aren't thrilled with Penn State coach James Franklin's decision to have summer camps in their territory. Apparently the SEC coaches aren't too pleased with a plan hatched by one of their former colleagues, James Franklin. The new Penn State coach, formerly at Vanderbilt, and his assistants will guest coach next month at summer camps in the heart of SEC country, at Georgia State and Stetson....
  • Penn State Students Are Tailgating Their Final Exams

    05/09/2014 1:29:41 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 42 replies
    business insider ^ | 5-9-14 | Caroline Moss
    Penn State University located in State College, Pennsylvania is notorious for their seemingly bottomless pitcher of school spirit. After all, students at the University are even tailgating their final exams. Complete with hot dogs and encouraging signs. This photo from Onward State's Facebook page has been making the rounds this week: Stephen Pianovich, pictured above, is graduating this May and masterminded the plan to tailgate a final. It was on his senior year bucket list. In an email to Business Insider, he said: We got some confused looks from people walking and driving by, but nobody from the university or...
  • Q&A With John Urschel, 2014 NFL Draft Prospect … and Math Genius

    05/07/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    grantland ^ | 5-7-14 | Ed Feng
    When people think of mathematicians, they often think of the stereotype: the awkward, hunched-over guy doing groundbreaking research at a bar. Russell Crowe’s John Nash in A Beautiful Mind.John Urschel isn’t that kind of mathematician. He’s a 6-foot-3, 313-pound man who lines up across from defenders and hits them, hard. Urschel was a first-team All–Big Ten offensive lineman the last two seasons at Penn State, and he projects as a fourth- or fifth-round pick in this week’s NFL draft. He works hard at football, and when he’s finished, he goes home and does math.Recently, Urschel sent me two of...
  • The Wrong Obama Just Got Fired

    05/05/2014 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Have you heard? Barack Obama’s brother-in-law was just fired after six seasons as head basketball coach at Oregon State. It’s wonderful to hear the words “fired” and “Obama” in the same sentence. Unfortunately for America, the wrong member of the Obama family was canned after six failing years. If ever there was a case to fire a CEO, it’s Barack Obama. Why should running an economy be any different than running a sports team? Both are about results. Winning. In sports, if you’re not winning, there are no excuses. Obama’s brother-in-law could not use the excuse that after six seasons,...
  • Source: Coach Craig Robinson fired by Oregon State

    05/05/2014 6:46:29 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    cnnsi ^ | 5-5-14 | Pete Thamel
    Oregon State fired head coach Craig Robinson on Sunday night, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. In six seasons, Robinson went 93-104 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team. The biggest surprise of the firing of Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, comes with the timing. Oregon State's season ended six weeks ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI and Robinson had reportedly received support from Oregon State's administration. Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university...
  • Bombshell Audio Proves ESPN Censored Key Part of Mike McQueary Profile

    05/01/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-30-14 | John Ziegler
    Audio link of a recording made between John Ziegler and espn star "journalist" Don Van Natta before his release of his expose on Mike McQueary. This is followed by another interview with Van Natta and Kevin Slaten (after the release of the article), where Slaten lays the lumber to DVN, and catches him in lie after lie. Note to DVN: Don't play stupid. Especially with people (like Ziegler and Slaten) who know much more about this mess than you will ever hope to.
  • Another court victory for effort to keep Penn State’s NCAA fine money in Pa.

    04/30/2014 6:20:41 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 4-30-14 | Matt Carroll
    The NCAA suffered another blow Wednesday in its challenge of a 2013 state law that would prevent millions of dollars in sanctions imposed against Penn State from leaving Pennsylvania. In a one-sentence decision, the Commonwealth Court denied the NCAA’s request to re-argue its preliminary objections in the case. The organization wanted the court to reconsider its April 9 decision that backed the constitutionality of the Endowment Act.The act was passed last year by state legislators to determine how to spend the fine money levied against Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The law calls for...
  • Reports: Northwestern football players overwhelmingly vote to reject unionization

    04/25/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    hotair ^ | 4-25-14 | Guy Benson
    Go back and read Allahpundit’s primer on the regional NLRB’s (immediately appealed) March ruling that Northwestern University football players are employees of the school, and are therefore entitled to form a union. That decision precipitated today’s vote — the official results of which likely won’t be known for months, or even years, due to a lengthy anticipated appeals process. The unionization push has become a hot topic in sports media and a political lightning rod. The university, coaching staff, and many former players have come out strongly against the idea, and some current members of the team have suggested that...
  • 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
    gopsusports.com ^ | 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...