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  • Pro/Con: Did NCAA restore Paterno’s good name?

    01/31/2015 8:46:53 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 70 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 1-30-14 | Christine Flowers
    Yes: Let’s hope the legendary coach hears the good news I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind. For instance, I’d love it if the monsters who murdered the journalists at Charlie Hebdo could take a moment from baking in eternal hellfire to see how their acts only strengthened our resolve to speak out against intolerance. Similarly, I hope Martin Luther King Jr. can recognize, from his lofty perch in heaven atop his beloved...
  • James Franklin scorns PSU player on Twitter for settling for a B on exam

    01/27/2015 3:55:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 1-26-15 | Kevin McGuire
    Some day college football players will learn not everything needs to be shared to the public. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones found that out, as you may have heard by now, but things turned out OK for him. Maybe Penn State sophomore safety Bryant Harper will learn a lesson after being publicly scorned by his head coach on Twitter. On Monday, Harper took to Twitter to boast about a B he received on a recent anatomy exam. "B on my first anatomy exam and I didn't study I'll take it" Penn State head coach James Franklin, known to be fluent...
  • Penn St. Gets Wins Restored, Paterno Again Winningest Coach

    01/16/2015 11:30:03 AM PST · by zeestephen · 125 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 16 January 2015
    Penn State's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace.
  • Former NCAA Chair Admits to Not Reading Freeh Report Prior to Sanctioning Penn State

    01/15/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | 1-15-15 | Ted Hozza
    The NCAA received another serious blow to its credibility today. In court documents filed Thursday in the Paterno lawsuit, Oregon State President and then-NCAA Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray admitted to not actually reading the Freeh Report — the entire basis for the NCAA sanctions — prior to sanctioning Penn State in 2012. In his testimony in the Paterno Family’s ongoing case, Ray said he was unaware that he needed to prep for anything related to the Freeh Report before the organization’s executive board met to discuss possible sanctions on the University. Instead, Ray spent time in Hawaii where he...
  • NCAA National Football Championship Ohio State (4) at Oregon (2)(8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) Thread

    01/12/2015 2:44:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 533 replies
    ATT stadium, Arlington Texas, Indoors, Ohio State at Oregon (-6 O/U 73).
  • College Championship Game video introduction just said 'In a time of inequity?

    01/12/2015 5:09:45 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 39 replies
    ESPN
    Did I just hear that right? Just a minute ago ESPN was running a video introduction of the game with a guy narrating and I could swear he just said 'in a time of inequity in this country' Blah, blah, blah 'one can say it's only a game' but blah, blah,blah ,' that's what it is 'A GAME......and so on. What the heck?
  • Urschel, Alumnus Team up to create scholarships

    01/06/2015 6:41:39 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    imakenews.com ^ | 1-5-15 | n/a
    Have you ever encountered a math problem that confused you, or came across an equation or algebraic topic that you didn’t quite understand? Sure, everyone has. Everyone except John Urschel ’12, ’13g, the former Academic All-American offensive lineman and current math genius who, during his career as a Nittany Lion, was honored with the James E. Sullivan Award and the William V. Campbell Award, two prestigious honors. The Sullivan Award goes to the nation’s top amateur athlete—not just in football, but in all sports—while the Campbell Award recognizes a college football player who combines academic and athletic success with outstanding...
  • At Penn State, a volleyball dynasty goes largely unnoticed

    01/04/2015 8:00:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 1-4-15 | Bill Schackner
    The story seems like it’s been told forever at Penn State University. Long-tenured coach builds up a sports program that becomes so successful its players bask in national prominence year after year. The coach gains so much respect he receives status as an honorary alumnus, gets a flavor named for him at Penn State’s famed Berkey Creamery and earns a spot on the “Inspiration” mural just off the State College campus. Naturally, we’re talking about the school’s vaunted football program, right? Not this time. Russ Rose and his women’s volleyball team at Penn State recently took the floor inside Oklahoma...
  • Florida State players had their cars keyed and tires slashed

    01/03/2015 7:26:36 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    fan sided ^ | 1-3-15 | Mike Dyce
    Florida State Seminoles players returned from the Rose Bowl to find their cars keyed and their tires slashed. The Florida State Seminoles carried a 29-game win streak into the Rose Bowl match up against the No. 2 Oregon Ducks on Thursday. The game serving as a semi-final match up for the first ever College Football Playoff. The defending national champion Seminoles felt disprespected to be seeded despite and undefeated 2014 regular season. That ranking looked fair after Oregon handily defeated the Seminoles in the Rose Bowl, 59-20. It was an embarrassing loss for the Seminoles, but an impressive victory for...
  • In Rose Bowl loss, Florida State's Jameis Winston gives Internet his greatest gift since crab legs..

    01/03/2015 9:21:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Dustin Hockensmith
    Quarterback Jameis Winston gave perhaps his greatest gift to the Internet in Florida State's blowout loss to Oregon, quite a feat considering all the memes that were born from his bust for shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix. The scene this time around was a last-ditch 4th-and-5 play for the Seminoles in the third quarter, and Winston scrambled to to buy time under duress from the Ducks defense. He rolled right, lost his footing (twice) and fumbled the ball backwards, which Oregon's Tony Washington scooped up and returned 58 yards for a touchdown that all but sealed defending champ...
  • New Years Day ncaa Football Playoff live thread [didn't see one posted]

    01/01/2015 1:53:50 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    espn | 1-1-15 | JVP409
    Post your thoughts on today's games and the upcoming games as they happen.
  • TCU proved today that new championship lineup to decide #1 is a joke

    12/31/2014 3:57:28 PM PST · by bestintxas · 101 replies
    The team TCU played today beat the best in the SEC?? Gained over 400 yards against the best scoring defense in SEC? Allowed only 3 points even after coughing up 4 turnovers? What a joke the SEC is. TCU lost as a visitor in overtime to the #5 ranked team in the country. Looks like politics is taking over in the sporting world as there is no way TCU should not be in the championship hunt.
  • NCAA admits some redacted documents not privileged [Corman vs. NCAA, PSU]

    12/31/2014 1:15:30 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 1-1-15 | Lori Falce
    The NCAA turned over 150 documents for Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey to review this week, as ordered before Christmas. But the order was for 163 documents to be reviewed. “Upon further review in preparing the materials for the court, and in the spirit of cooperation and trying to make the maximum information available for discovery, the NCAA determined that 13 documents were not protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine,” NCAA attorney Everett Johnson wrote in a cover letter to Covey on Monday. “The NCAA promptly produced these documents to plaintiffs without any privileged content withheld.” The...
  • Return to Ann Arbor: Jim Harbaugh explains his move back to Michigan

    12/30/2014 11:54:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    SI ^ | December 30, 2014 | Michael Rosenberg
    On the plane back to Michigan -- a journey that took a few hours or almost three decades, depending on your perspective -- Jim Harbaugh looked at his kids. “They had some stocking caps from my kids from the ‘M Den,’” he told SI.com. “My daughter Addie was wearing a scarf. We had a gift bag of some hats and things. When I saw my kids in the maize and blue, it was a terrific feeling. It took me back to a place … “I remember going to Moe’s Sporting Goods, and I’m looking at my kids with their stuff,...
  • Penn State rallies past Boston College for Pinstripe Bowl overtime win

    12/27/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 61 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 12-27-14 | Audrey Snyder
    NEW YORK – Penn State waited two years to play in a bowl game, working through unprecedented NCAA sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, and the team’s finale didn’t lack dramatics. The Nittany Lions went back and forth with Boston College this evening at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl, trading big hits and explosive runs until the game required extra possessions. Penn State’s senior class, one that experienced five different head coaches during their collegiate careers, NCAA sanctions and a bowl ban that was lifted early in September, capped their careers with the class’ first...
  • Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champ

    12/20/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    tulsa world ^ | 12-20-14 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting helped the Nittany Lions neutralize the nation’s No. 1 blocking team. Penn State (36-3) won its sixth title in eight years and No. 7 overall to break a tie with Stanford for the most titles. Jennifer Hamson...
  • History unravels to reveal David vs. Goliath match between BYU-Penn State [WVB Championship tonight]

    12/20/2014 6:20:23 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-19-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- From a historical viewpoint, it would be easy to describe Saturday night’s NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship final as a David versus Goliath scenario. Penn State won the 2013 NCAA title. With its victory against Stanford in Thursday’s semifinals, the Nittany Lions advanced to their 10th championship match in 34 NCAA Tournament appearances. Head coach Russ Rose is the Division I wins leader with 1,160. And add to the credentials that PSU won four consecutive NCAA crowns from 2007 to 2010. The other side of the net features a BYU squad that entered the postseason unseeded. The credentials...
  • Penn State vs. Stanford makes for a slugfest among powerhouse programs [ncaa WVB Final 4 tonight]

    12/18/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-17-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Take nothing away from Texas and BYU, ThursdayÂ’s first semifinal at the 2014 NCAA WomenÂ’s Volleyball Championships, but the feature presentation, the Hollywood extravaganza, the matchup everyone wants to see, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Mention Penn State and Stanford in regards to volleyball and you get a history lesson in championships. The story will continue when the 33-1 Cardinal face the 34-3 Nittany Lions with a trip to the finals on the line. The Nittany Lions won the 2013 NCAA championship and four consecutive from 2007 to 2010. Head coach Russ Rose, in his...
  • Elite 8 Set for ncaa Women's Volleyball (games today on tv)

    12/13/2014 7:32:14 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    ncaa ^ | 12-12-14 | ncaa
    Bracket at link Today's regional final games all on espnU: 4PM: Penn State vs. Wisconsin 6:30PM: North Carolina vs. Texas 9:00PM: Stanford vs. Florida 11:30PM: Nebraska vs. BYU
  • College Football Playoff and Bowl Projections

    12/07/2014 3:31:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12/7/2014
    College Football Playoff Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Championship Bowl Jan. 12 Arlington, Texas Semifinal winners TBD Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. Semifinal Alabama* vs. Ohio State* Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Semifinal Oregon* vs. Florida State* Selection Committee Bowl Games Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 Arlington, Tex. At-Large vs. At-Large Baylor* vs. Michigan State* Orange Bowl Dec. 31 Miami, Fla. ACC vs SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame Georgia Tech* vs. Miss. State* Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31 Glendale, Ariz. At-Large vs At-Large Arizona* vs. Boise State* Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. At-Large vs....
  • Arkansas running back strikes ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ pose after TD

    11/30/2014 7:51:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/30/14 | Douglas Ernst
    A football player for the University of Arkansas made a political statement during Friday’s game against the Missouri Tigers when he struck the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose used by protesters since the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. During the first quarter of the game at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to running back Jonathan Williams, who then put both hands in the air, mimicking demonstrators who turned the “hands up” saying into a rallying cry against excessive force against minorities by police.
  • Body reportedly found amid search for missing Ohio State football player

    11/30/2014 2:57:36 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-30-14 | n/a
    Media outlets are reporting a body has been found near Ohio State while police are providing no updates on the search for a football player missing since Wednesday. WBNS-TV, WCMH-TV and The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that police confirm a body has been found. But both police and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer say they have no updates on the search for defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge. A police report says Karageorge's mother told authorities he has had concussions and spells of confusion. She said he texted a message Wednesday citing the concussions and saying he was sorry if he was...
  • Pelini Fired as Husker Head Coach

    11/30/2014 8:47:34 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 60 replies
    Husker Extra ^ | 11-30-14 | Brian Christopherson
    The Bo Pelini chapter at Nebraska has come to its last page. The Husker head coach of seven years was fired on Sunday morning in a scenario reminding of 11 years ago, when Frank Solich was let go after a 9-3 season. “Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction," Husker athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in a statement. "Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football program’s transition to the Big Ten Conference. We wish Coach Pelini and his wonderful family all the best...
  • 48-14 [33 years ago today - #1 Pitt fell to #9 PSU]

    11/28/2014 11:39:14 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 60 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-27-1981 | Joe
    Happy 48-14 Day PSU fans!
  • Report: Ohio State football player missing [Kosta Karageorge]

    11/28/2014 6:32:22 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11-27-14 | Henry Green
    According to the Columbus Dispatch, senior Ohio State football walk-on Kosta Karageorge was reported missing by his family on Thursday after not being heard from since leaving his apartment early Wednesday morning. Karageorge is a 6-foot-5 defensive end for the Buckeyes and has also wrestled for three years. His sister Sophia said he was last seen at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning at his apartment.
  • 20 years ago today: Plano East vs. John Tyler HS Football [video link]

    11/26/2014 10:01:32 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-26-14 | youtube
    Same link here
  • Paterno estate gets green light to proceed with subpoenas of Penn State investigator Louis Freeh

    11/20/2014 5:24:26 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    pennlive ^ | 11-20-14 | Charles Thompson
    In what looks like another key turn in the battle for facts about the foundation of Penn State's Freeh Report, a Potter County judge has ordered former FBI Director Louis Freeh to start complying with former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's heirs' requests for its raw materials. The ruling by Judge John B. Leete comes in the Paterno estate's lawsuit against the NCAA and Penn State, which seeks to invalidate the sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State's attorneys had objected to the subpoena of Freeh, arguing the work done by Freeh and...
  • Penn State vs. NCAA Could Alter the Course for NCAA Enforcement

    11/17/2014 3:31:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    College Football Roundtable ^ | 11-16-14 | Paul Kemp
    Alabama won convincingly. FSU came back again. TCU barely survived lowly Kansas. Everyone is immersed with the College Football Playoff and who will be in the top four come Tuesday. It is all so new and exciting. The Playoff and the decisions of the Committee have been dominating our news so much that it’s possible that some of you may have missed the larger story that is lurking down the hotlinks of ESPN, Foxsports, and SI. The story is large enough that it has the potential to change college football in a far greater way than the Playoff will. The...
  • For an F.S.U. Football Player, a Hit and Run Becomes Traffic Tickets

    11/14/2014 4:34:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nytimes ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | MIKE McINTIRE and WALT BOGDANICH
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the early morning hours of Oct. 5, as this college town was celebrating another big football victory by Florida State University, a starting cornerback on the team drove his car into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by a teenager returning home from a job at the Olive Garden. Both cars were totaled. But rather than remain at the scene as the law requires, the football player, P. J. Williams, left his wrecked vehicle in the street and fled into the darkness along with his two passengers, including Ronald Darby, the team’s other starting cornerback.
  • Court Documents: NCAA, Freeh Worked Together

    11/12/2014 8:04:14 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    espn ^ | 11-13-14 | Don Van Natta
    Court documents filed in Pennsylvania show that the NCAA and investigators from a firm hired by Penn State University to conduct a wholly independent investigation of the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal worked closely in the investigation. The firm, led by former FBI chief Louis B. Freeh, published damning conclusions about Penn State's "lack of institutional control" that were used by the NCAA as the basis for its sweeping sanctions against Penn State in July 2012. The court documents filed Tuesday but released publicly Wednesday, obtained by "Outside the Lines," strongly suggest the NCAA provided...
  • NCAA to Launch ‘Think Tank’ to Promote LGBT Participation in College Athletics

    11/06/2014 5:36:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) plans to launch a new “think tank” designed to “establish best practices and policies so college athletes and coaches can fully participate in their chosen sport regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.”During a meeting Tuesday and Wednesday entitled “Seeking Common Ground: Creating a Respectful Athletic Climate for Athletes and Coaches of All Religious Perspectives, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity or Expression,” the NCAA will “develop the first-ever suggested guidelines so faith-based schools, public schools, and private secular schools across the country can provide inclusive and respectful athletic...
  • Internal Emails Show NCAA Questioned Authority to Sanction Penn State

    11/05/2014 9:14:37 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    onward state ^ | 11-5-14 | Kevin Horne
    To recap: these emails reveal that the NCAA knew it had no jurisdictional claim over an inherently criminal matter but chose to act anyway, banking on Penn State’s compliance. Of course, the rest is history — Penn State President Rodney Erickson, with the backing of Board of Trustees leadership, did comply to the NCAA’s extortion, despite it being characterized here as a “bluff.” The actual reasons for that decision are still hidden behind a wall of public relations flack — I tend to think it had something to do with the corporate “apologize and move on” method of management that...
  • Commonwealth Court judge calls NCAA forum shopping “deplorable”

    11/04/2014 5:24:59 PM PST · by FlJoePa
    centre daily times ^ | 11-4-14 | Lori Falce
    Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey issued a memorandum opinion Friday that slapped the hands of the NCAA for its filings in state and federal courts looking for just the right rulings. On Oct. 3, Covey issued a ruling denying the NCAA’s petition to dismiss the lawsuit brought by state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord, seeking to have the Endowment Act declared constitutional. The Endowment Act would require the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA against Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal to remain in a dedicated fund in Pennsylvania for...
  • 4 Penn State players arrested in "egg throwing" incident

    11/01/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 55 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 10-31-14 | Sam Cooper
    Oh, those crazy college kids. Four Penn State players were arrested Thursday night – mischief night – for an “egg throwing situation,” according to Onward State. The four players, tight end Brent Wilkerson, safety Anthony Smith, center Wendy Laurent and defensive end Garrett Sickels, were all charged with criminal mischief for throwing eggs at Beaver Hall, an on-campus residence hall. Discipline from head coach James Franklin could be on the way. “We are aware of the egg throwing situation that occurred Thursday evening and will determine the appropriate measures for the four squad members involved,” Franklin said in statement. The...
  • Ryan Keiser [ncaa football] not critical but 'not great'

    10/28/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    espn ^ | 10-28-14 | Adam Rittenburg
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State safety Ryan Keiser remains hospitalized after having fractured a rib in practice last Thursday and undergoing operations for a related small bowel injury. According to a source, he is not in critical condition but is "also not great." A spokesman for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center declined to disclose his condition and referred questions to Nittany Lions coach James Franklin, who would only say Tuesday afternoon that the senior had no infection and was "improving." Keiser is out for the season. "Our trainers and doctors have been in constant contact and have been...
  • College Football Playoff: What to expect from committee’s first rankings

    10/27/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Chuck Culpepper
    For the first time in the 145 years of college football, a 12-member playoff selection committee has set to convene. It will spend Monday and Tuesday in the arduous seven-stage process of tabulating its inaugural weekly top 25, and it will release that list on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. That will begin a much-anticipated process of seven weekly meetings in Grapevine, Texas, near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The meetings will run Monday-Tuesday into early December, then the final announcement of the playoff field will come on Sunday, Dec. 7. That announcement will name the four teams which will...
  • U.N.C. Investigation Reveals Athletes Took Fake Classes (Guess which department?)

    10/23/2014 7:34:25 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/2014 | SARAH LYALL
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — It was November 2009, and alarm was spreading among the academic counselors charged with bolstering the grades of football players at the University of North Carolina. For years the players and others had been receiving A’s and B’s in nonexistent classes in the African studies department, but the administrator who had set up and run the fake classes had just retired, taking all those easy grades with her. The counselors convened a meeting of the university’s football coaches, using a PowerPoint presentation to drive home the notion that the classes “had played a large role in...
  • 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...