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  • Penn State Officials Threaten to Call Police on Students Handing Out US Constitutions (Video)

    09/21/2014 1:46:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Septe,ber 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Penn State Young America’s Foundation Chapter were told to take down their table from a designated “free speech zone” on campus. They were handing out Constitutions – on Constitution Day.
  • NCAA restores Penn State football postseason, scholarships

    09/08/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    NCAA.com ^ | 9/8/2014
    Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee on Monday eliminated the school’s postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16. The committee’s action endorses recommendations released Monday by George Mitchell, the university’s athletics oversight monitor, in his latest report. In addition to the scholarship and postseason participation changes, Mitchell also recommended that if Penn State continues to make impressive progress at the conclusion of the 2015 report, Mitchell’s oversight may conclude substantially earlier than 2017, the date set forth in the...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Joe Paterno Statue Planned for Downtown

    bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench is planned for installation outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Rodney Erickson’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012. “There’s been some level of frustration among Penn Staters with what happened with the statue at the stadium,” Ted Sebastianelli, one of the organizers of the project, said. “We wanted to come up with a way to honor Joe for all that he did for the State College community. It wasn’t just the university he...
  • Penn State starting to get the surprises that come with James Franklin's hire: David Jones

    05/01/2014 11:13:45 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 6 replies
    PennLive ^ | May 1, 2014 | David Jones
    It was a couple of weeks ago during that beautiful day of the Blue-White game and I was taking goofy videos of tailgaters consuming the sunshine and other things. The mood was festive. One of the young adults who I featured in a video asked me with enthusiasm how I felt about James Franklin. He was on a recruiting roll. I said levelly that I would've chosen deposed Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak instead but we'll see how it goes. The guy contorted his face as if I'd just offered him a bowl of Brussels sprouts. "Are you kidding?" he...
  • It’s Freezing on the Surface of this Nearby Star-like Object Read more:

    04/29/2014 1:34:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Shannon Hall on
    A brown dwarf that’s as frosty as the Earth’s North Pole has been discovered lurking incredibly close to our Solar System. Astronomer Keven Luhman from Pennsylvania State University used NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Spitzer Space Telescope to pinpoint the object’s temperature and distance. This is the coldest brown dwarf found so far, and it’s a mere 7.2 light-years away, making it the seventh closest star-like object to the Sun. “It is very exciting to discover a new neighbor of our Solar System that is so close,” said Luhman in a press release. Brown dwarfs emerge when...
  • Preparing the US military for the 'threat multiplier' of climate change.

    04/22/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by machogirl · 41 replies
    Slate via Stripes.com ^ | 04-21-2014 | Eric Holthaus
    The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. Its conclusion: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk to civilization as we know it, but we can still fix it if we decide to work together. But in addition to the call for cooperation, the reports also shared an alarming new trend: Climate change is already destabilizing nations and leading to wars. That finding was highlighted in last week's premiere of Showtime's climate change docu-drama...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Spanier sues prosecutors, seeks dismissal of case (Kathleen Kane Sued)

    03/31/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/31/2014 | Allison Steele
    Former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier is again asking a judge to dismiss charges against him regarding the alleged cover-up stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, this time alleging misconduct by the prosecutor in the case. In a lawsuit filed Monday against Attorney General Kathleen Kane in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Spanier accuses former deputy Attorney General Frank Fina of violating his civil rights and acting in "bad faith" by bringing charges based on testimony from attorney Cynthia Baldwin, who was representing Spanier at the start of the investigation.
  • Jay Paterno Discusses His Race For Lieutenant Governor

    03/10/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    cbspittsburgh ^ | 3/7/2014 | KDKA
    .... Jay Paterno was on the field with his dad as an assistant coach at Penn State. Now he wants to be lieutenant governor. So when he sat down with KDKA political editor Jon Delano for his first TV interview since announcing, the basic question was--why? "Having had a career in education for two decades, education is an issue I fell very passionately about... I felt like a lot of different people talked about doing a lot of different things politically, and I looked at it and thought this is where I can do the most good for the most...
  • 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...
  • Most State College bars to go dry on State Patty's Day

    03/03/2014 3:35:49 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    Students who arrive in State College on Saturday for the annual State Patty's Day drinking holiday will find the majority of downtown restaurants and taverns closed or dry, Penn State officials say. Damon Sims, Penn State's vice president for student affairs, said 33 of 35 downtown State College establishments, including all taverns and bottle shops, have agreed to accept monetary compensation offered by the university for a moratorium of the sale of alcohol Saturday.
  • Penn State Student Arrested Over WMD

    01/27/2014 9:05:54 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Newser ^ | 1/26/14 | Rob Quinn
    A Penn State freshman from Moscow was arrested on charges including possessing weapons of mass destruction and risking a catastrophe after cops found a bomb and explosives-related materials in his apartment. Police say they found the bomb-making materials while investigating a suspected marijuana grow-op at the home of 18-year-old Vladislav Miftakhov, who allegedly told them he planned to "blow things up," CNN reports. Police say the teen, who is being held on $500,000 bail, later explained that he had bought the bomb-making materials on Amazon.com and planned to set off explosives in a field. His roommate says Miftakhov was a...
  • Penn State student arrested for constructing 'weapons of mass destruction'

    01/27/2014 6:02:04 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A Russian college student in Pennsylvania was charged with unlawful possession of 'weapons of mass destruction' and risking catastrophe on Friday, according to authorities. Penn State Altoona student Vladislav Miftakhov, 18, was arrested Friday after Altoona police found homemade bombs and bomb-making materials in his room while investigating a possible marijuana growing operation, according to a criminal complaint. Police also found marijuana plants but called backup when they discovered fuses attached to aluminum and plastic containers. After officers removed Miftakhov from a class and attained a search warrant, investigators discovered one pound each of atomized magnesium and Chinese potassium perchlorate...
  • Freeh Report,NCAA and news media to go on trial in Paterno law suit.

    01/11/2014 7:03:16 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | January 8, 2014 | Marc Rubin
    One of the most egregious and well documented cases of news media dishonesty, libel, cowardice and greed along with official misconduct by the NCAA and others, will finally go on trial in a court of law where facts and rules of evidence, not media dishonesty,a mob mentality, distortions or ratings, web hits and newsstand sales at the expense of a man's reputation, will be the standard on which facts will be presented and judged. On Tuesday a judge ruled that the Paterno family's law suit against the NCAA can continue. The issue had always been, would the judge find that...
  • 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...
  • Penn State story surrounding Sandusky scandal is not over, according to filmmakers

    12/24/2013 2:44:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Daily Item ^ | 12-24-13 | n/a
    Sportscaster Bob Costas among those featured in documentary — LEWISBURG — “The story is NOT over,” according to the filmmakers of 365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley. The upcoming documentary about the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal will have an exclusive showing at 2 p.m. at The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg on Saturday, Dec. 28. Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance through 365daysthefilm.com. Veteran NBC sportscaster Bob Costas is among those interviewed in the film. Commenting on the Freeh report, Costas said that while the report might have contained some valuable information, Freeh then “assigned...
  • Graham Spanier’s lawyer accuses former Penn State legal counsel Cynthia Baldwin of ‘flip-flop’

    12/22/2013 2:48:00 AM PST · by abb · 36 replies
    Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) ^ | December 22, 2013` | Mike Dawson
    The lawyer for ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier is raising new questions over what she called contradictions raised by the grand jury testimony of Cynthia Baldwin, the university’s embattled former in-house lawyer. Baldwin approached the state Attorney General’s Office about an “off the record” discussion in exchange for a deal in which the information she provided was not to be used against her, according to documentation released Sunday by Spanier lawyer Elizabeth Ainslie. Baldwin signed the document, called a proffer letter, on Oct. 19, 2012, and a week later she went before a grand jury. In her testimony, Baldwin said...
  • Kevin Slaten/John Ziegler on 2 year anniversary of sandusky scandal [PSU Paterno interview]

    Long, brutal radio interview between Slaten/Ziegler. Calls out the fools that believe the narrative. The evidence IS overwhelming. And it's on real Penn Stater's and Joe's side. Hate on haters. You believe, and support media lies.
  • Paterno family lawsuit against NCAA goes before judge

    10/30/2013 4:55:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    cbsnews ^ | October 29, 2013 | AP
    BELLEFONTE, PA. A Pennsylvania judge said Tuesday he would decide later whether to allow a lawsuit against the NCAA filed by the family of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others to go forward. After hearing more than three hours of arguments, Judge John B. Leete said he planned to issue a written opinion but did not say when. A lawyer for college sports' governing body urged him to throw out the complaint. The lawsuit and the court are "a poor forum for the venting of frustration, and the NCAA should not be made the scapegoat for the...
  • Penn State to pay $60 million to 26 men over Sandusky abuse claims

    10/28/2013 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2013
    Penn State has announced that it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men to settle claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university said it had concluded negotiations that have lasted about a year. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some do not have merit while others may produce settlements.
  • Professors Blame Racism, Republicans for Government Shutdown

    10/11/2013 11:19:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/1/13 | Sara Dogan
    ◾Professors at campuses across the nation have been quick to lay blame for the government shutdown. And they are not blaming Barack Obama or the Democrats. University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor Anthea Butler claimed on twitter that racism against President Obama was responsible for the shutdown stating that a previous shutdown had taken place under the leadership of “fake black president Clinton” but this time Republicans have a “real black president to mess with.” ◾Assistant Professor Rachel Slocum at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse sent students in her geography class an email stating that “some of the data gathering assignment...
  • Football player turned restaurant owner: How did he do it? [Stossel video w/ Tyoka Jackson]

    10/04/2013 10:29:11 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10-4-13 | Stossel
    Love Stossel. Love Tyoka Jackson.
  • Ten (More) Questions with John Ziegler [PSU]

    09/30/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    State College.com ^ | 9-30-13 | Kevin Horne
    You all know him by now. John Ziegler — the iconoclastic, former talk radio hosting, ex-Christine Brennan dating filmmaker — is back for another round of 10 questions. Love him or hate him, there’s no question Ziegler has been one of the loudest outside voices on the Sandusky situation from the beginning and has a mini-movie and an online book to show for it. Enjoy. Onward State: There was a rather public disagreement between you and the PS4RS group recently where you decided to stop posting in its 10,000 member closed Facebook group. Can you explain what happened and discuss...
  • NCAA calls lawsuit 'misdirected' [Paterno family lawsuit should be tossed]

    09/28/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 67 replies
    ESPN/AP ^ | Sept. 26, 2013
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A lawsuit against the NCAA by the family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others is fatally flawed and should be thrown out, the organization said in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Centre County court said the suit contains "sundry misdirected complaints" and argued that the plaintiffs don't have standing to challenge the consent agreement between the NCAA and Penn State over the child molestation scandal involving ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. "Plaintiffs resort to tortured interpretations of the NCAA bylaws and the case law in an effort to obscure two inescapable facts:...
  • Penn State to regain scholarships

    09/24/2013 1:57:14 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 24, 2013 | Josh Moyer
    The NCAA said Tuesday that it will reduce the unprecedented sanctions against Penn State's football program by gradually restoring scholarships starting next season. Officials did not rule out future modifications, such as reducing the four-year postseason ban. The announcement comes 14 months after NCAA president Mark Emmert levied the historic penalties in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State had faced a cap of 65 scholarships starting in 2014, but instead will have 75 scholarships in 2014, 80 in 2015 and the full allotment of 85 in 2016.
  • Police: Pennsylvania priest caught with pantless 15-year-old on college campus

    09/23/2013 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/23/2013 | Kevin Conlon
    A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania has been charged with molesting a teenage boy after police said he was found in a car on a college campus with a 15-year-old who was wearing no pants, according to a police criminal complaint filed Friday in Lackawanna County. The Rev. W. Jeffrey Paulish was charged with one felony count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and one felony count of unlawful contact with a minor after Dunmore police say they found him and the boy on Thursday in a car on the Worthington Scranton campus of Penn State University, according to the complaint.
  • Police probe claims Gricar killed

    09/20/2013 5:01:34 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Altoona Mirror ^ | 9-20-13 | Greg Bock
    Investigators, including the FBI, are looking into a claim that missing former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar was murdered by a former Hells Angel, according to Bellefonte police. "It's ongoing," Bellefonte police Detective Matthew Rickard said Thursday of the investigation into the claim. Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar as seen on March 31, 2005. Rickard said more interviews needed to be conducted, and he hadn't been briefed by the FBI as to the current status of the probe. Rickard said he couldn't comment on the details of the investigation but said the FBI, as well as the state...
  • Fencer reveals more information surrounding Kaidanov’s departure [Penn State firing]

    09/19/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    Daily Collegian ^ | 9-19-13 | Eric Schultz
    By Eric Shultz | Collegian Staff Writer A key figure surrounding the departure of Emmanuil Kaidanov as Penn State fencing’s head coach came forward Wednesday afternoon with her side of the story — a misunderstanding involving medical tape mistaken for drugs.Junior Kane Gladnick speaks at the press conference in support of former Penn State Fencing Coach Emmanuil Kaidanov at the Ramada Inn on Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013. Surrounded by nine other Penn State fencers during a press conference at State College’s Ramada Inn, junior fencer Kane Gladnick described an incident she said ultimately led to Kaidanov’s firing after he followed...
  • Central Florida offense stuns Penn State 34-31

    09/15/2013 9:47:39 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Sept. 14, 2013 | Mark Wogenrich
    Central Florida scores the most points at Beaver Stadium by a non-conference foe since Penn State joined Big Ten. STATE COLLEGE — The defense tried everything: man coverage, zone converge, half-man, half-zone, blitzes, zone-blitzes, personnel changes and much guttural screaming. Wasn't enough. "That's one thing I know I can say," Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler said. "We emptied the game plan."
  • NCAA plea to kill lawsuit over Penn State sanctions denied by Commonwealth Court

    09/04/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-4-13 | Matt Miller
    In a ruling issued Wednesday morning, Commonwealth Court has shot down a bid by the NCAA to kill a lawsuit that aims to ensure that all proceeds of its $60 million fine against Penn State remain in Pennsylvania. The NCAA had asked the court to dismiss the suit state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord lodged. It argued that the two had no standing to intervene in what the NCAA contended was a contractual relationship between Penn State and the NCAA. The fine, imposed over Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, was levied in...
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-3-13 | Charles Thompson
    Another key figure in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case weighed in Tuesday with his take on whether former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was an active participant in efforts to cover up Sandusky's sex crimes. In an interview recorded for CBS 60 Minutes Sports, former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said flatly: "I did not find that evidence." That was after Fina stated that he did come to believe, as the state's probe of Sandusky progressed, that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and several of his top aides had tried to interfere with the...
  • If the Truth is Out There, Ray Blehar Will Find It

    08/07/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | 8-7-13 | Holly Swanson
    Even if you haven’t been paying attention to the court hearings, the Freeh Report, or public scapegoating, you know that over the 22 months of the Sandusky scandal, lines have been drawn in anger. There are many sides to the story and there is extensive finger-pointing, mostly based on how key statements can be interpreted in different ways. The same testimony can be twisted to support or refute any viewpoint. While many people cast their judgments based on quick soundbites and predetermined conclusions, there are a few voices who see through the misinterpretations, and, in some cases, the deliberate misleading...
  • Chapter 10 (Conclusions) of the Betrayal of Joe Paterno

    08/04/2013 8:25:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 175 replies
    framingpaterno.com ^ | 7-8-13 | John Ziegler
    CHAPTER TEN: CONCLUSIONS One year after the release of the Freeh Report, this is what seems to be reality of the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal and its impact on the State College community: Joe Paterno’s reputation and legacy have been completely destroyed, the Penn State football program has been crippled, and the university’s reputation has been badly besmirched. Many lives have been greatly damaged, money has been lost, friendships have been severed, and wonderful memories have been painfully erased. The public battle to tell the real truth of what happened here has been badly lost and, thanks to the...
  • Three Penn State officials to face trial for alleged Sandusky coverup

    08/01/2013 6:29:11 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jerry Hinnen
    Three former Penn State administrators accused of helping cover up the crimes of Jerry Sandusky will stand trial for their charges, Judge William Wenner ordered Tuesday. Wenner ruled at the end of a two-day preliminary hearing that state prosecutors had presented enough evidence to warrant a full criminal trial for former Penn State president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley. All three men had previously filed appeals to have their charges dismissed. All three men are charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy....
  • We’re Going to Trial: All Charges Stick in Curley/Schultz/Spanier Preliminary Hearing

    07/30/2013 3:33:49 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 42 replies
    Onward State ^ | July 30, 2013 | Kevin Horne
    After two days of testimony, we’re officially going to trial. Judge William Wenner ruled instantly after closing arguments this afternoon that all charges against Gary Schultz, Tim Curley, and Graham Spanier will stick. A trial date has not been set yet but is anticipated for the spring. Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel reports that legal experts think the contentious trial could last up to two months. “It’s a tragic day for Penn State University for sure,” Judge Wenner said while making his ruling. AG Investigator Anthony Sassano was the last witness to testify. He was one of the first investigators to interview...
  • Schultz Assistant Testifies About Delivering Confidential Sandusky File

    07/30/2013 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    Onward State ^ | July 29, 2013 | Jessica Tully
    Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz’s assistant testified that she delivered her boss confidential documents about Jerry Sandusky after becoming aware that the former football coach was charged with sexually abusing young boys. At this point in November 2011, she also knew about the investigation surrounding Schultz but “just wanted to help him out.” To receive Kimberly Belcher’s cooperation, the prosecution granted her immunity for removing documents and tampering with evidence. Belcher replaced Joan Coble in 2007 as Schultz’s top administrative assistant. Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover approved the move. She had worked in the vice president’s...
  • Penn State officials face court hearing in Sandusky scandal

    07/29/2013 5:06:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Dave Warner
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A judge on Monday will start hearing evidence against three former Penn State officials accused of covering up an early report that coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a child, allowing him to molest boys for years........... The three university officials are Graham Spanier, 65, who was fired as president amid the scandal that rocked the high-stakes world of college football; Athletic Director Tim Curley, 59, who was placed on administrative leave, and retired Senior Vice President Gary Schultz, 63. At the hearing in Dauphin County Court, both sides will argue their case stemming from a November...
  • One man's quest for answers in the Sandusky/Penn State saga

    07/28/2013 5:29:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 44 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 7-28-13 | Frank Bodani
    Ray Blehar earned a mid-life master's degree from Penn State. That gave him a reason to pay closer attention to the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky saga. He also has 28 years of experience as a government analyst. He's written business reviews, evaluated reports and became used to "telling (people) stuff they don't want to hear" as an inspector general. All of that helped drive him on a quest the past two years. Blehar has devoted much of his free time to researching and analyzing documents and reports related to Sandusky and Penn State, including the grand jury presentment, the...
  • Hundreds of Former Penn State Football Players Come Out in Support Paterno Lawsuit

    06/17/2013 3:00:44 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 58 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | 6-17-13 | Laura Nichols
    In a dramatic show of support for their old coach, more than 300 former Penn State football players are now publicly backing the Paterno family's lawsuit against the NCAA. Former Nittany Lion Brian Masella released a letter on Monday demanding due process and the truth. "We're glad we're able to show these guys – the Penn State alumni, the student and the trustees willing to step forward that we're behind them 100 percent," Masella tells Statecollege.com. "We want to show them they're not standing there alone, all by themselves, on a cliff." On May 29, the Paterno family, along with...
  • Paterno family vs. NCAA lawsuit illustrates that Happy Valley divide is still very real

    05/30/2013 12:34:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/30/2013 | Dan Wetzel
    The lawyer for the family of the late Joe Paterno announced Wednesday that he plans on suing the NCAA, its president Mark Emmert and its executive committee chairman, Ed Ray. The decision is no surprise – it's been anticipated long before it was announced on Wednesday's edition of "Costas Tonight." The suit's goal is "to redress the NCAA's 100-percent adoption of the Freeh report and the imposition of a binding-consent decree," Wick Sollers, the Paterno family attorney, said on the NBC Sports Network show. In layman's terms, the Paternos aren't pleased that Penn State hired former FBI head Louis Freeh...
  • Rethinking Penn State Sanctions and Executive Authority

    05/11/2013 9:50:02 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    From page 6: We are left with unprecedented penalties based on disputed facts. The Penn State sanctions are based upon a Consent Decree that is disputed by the accused individuals. The three key administrators are facing criminal charges and have not had an opportunity to fully respond to the Freeh Report that serves as the basis for the penalty. The full account of what occurred at Penn State University has not been told and the sanctions seem premature. As such, NCAA sanctions currently levied against Penn State should be suspended until the perjury and child endangerment cases have been completed....
  • For the Record - John Ziegler [on sandusky, Penn State, Joe Paterno]

    05/09/2013 1:43:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    Youtube links ^ | 5-6-13 | John Ziegler Interview
    Part 1 Part 2
  • Penn State Board of Trustee race underway

    04/10/2013 6:34:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | 4-10-13 | Mike Dawson
    When thousands of Penn State alumni members woke up Wednesday morning, they would have found an email directing them to vote in the alumni trustee election. They will find, if they missed the billboards, election signs or ads, they can select up to three candidates from a crowded field of 39. Among them: lawyers, accountants, a few of the twentysomething crowd, a bunch who ran last year and some newcomers this year. Wednesday started the first day for voting in the highly competitive and much-anticipated race, and alumni can vote as late as the morning of May 2. Voting is...
  • Case vs. ex-PSU (Penn State) officials to move forward as judge denies requests

    04/10/2013 3:44:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 10, 2013
    Three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky lost a set of rulings Tuesday, allowing their criminal cases to move forward. Judge Barry Feudale denied an attempt to throw out the grand jury report backing up the accusations and ruled against two other defense requests. As the judge who oversaw the grand jury, Feudale said he no longer has jurisdiction. Feudale said he would not have granted the defendants' request that the charges be thrown out and emphasized that the case was out of his hands once the grand jury issued its report. But the...
  • Investigator claims NCAA didn't impose sanctions against Penn State

    04/03/2013 9:55:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4-3-13 | Mark Dent
    The Nevin Shapiro-Miami-NCAA controversy has created a new storyline in the NCAA sanctions of Penn State, with a fired NCAA investigator proclaiming the NCAA didn't impose anything against the university and that Penn State president Rodney Erickson "sold the school down the river." Earlier today, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel posted information about several emails between former NCAA investigator Ameen Najjar and Shapiro included in the bankruptcy case of Shapiro, the man imprisoned for a Ponzi scheme and charged by the NCAA with providing illicit benefits to University of Miami athletes. Amongst details about the NCAA's investigation of Shapiro was one...
  • Media Mash: John Ziegler's Interviews with NBC, CNN, and TMZ

    03/27/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    notpsu ^ | March 26, 2013 | Ray Blehar
    After 14 months of focusing on Joe Paterno and PSU's alleged failures, when Ziegler attempts to finally defend Paterno, the media shifts their focus to the real culprit of the scandal -- Jerry Sandusky. Also, not testifying at trial is the new standard of guilt in America. If you had any false hopes that the media would be willing to give Joe Paterno and PSU a fair hearing about the Sandusky Scandal, yesterday should have crushed those hopes. John Ziegler appeared on The Today Show and on CNN's Piers Morgan. He also did several radio and phone interviews, of which...
  • Jerry Sandusky Speaks

    03/25/2013 10:38:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    Jerry Sandusky says that if Penn State coach Joe Paterno "absolutely thought" he was a pedophile, he would not have let him coach. "If he had a suspicion, I don't know the answer to that," he says. He made the statement in the course of 3.5 hours of telephone interviews with filmmaker John Ziegler, who is making a documentary in defense of Paterno; it's the first interview Sandusky has given since he began serving his sentence, and portions of the conversation aired on the Today show this morning. More:   On witness and former assistant coach Mike McQueary: "I don't...
  • Sandusky child sex abuse scandal has cost Penn State University $41 million

    03/13/2013 6:39:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 12, 2013 | AP
    <p>Some vocal alumni had called on university leadership to release itemized costs, in part to promote transparency....</p> <p>Those critics had also asked the university to release the letter of agreement, or "engagement letter" with Freeh, that outlined the scope and responsibilities of the former FBI director in leading the internal investigation into the scandal....</p>