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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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Devon Still [NFL - Bengals] gives pre-cancer surgery pep talk to his 4 year old daughter Leah

    09/29/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-24-14 | Devon Still
    Leah has sort of captured the nation's heart. Here's hoping for the best. Good Man. Good Father. Bengals - Good Organization.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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
  • Newly released John Ziegler videos on Sandusky scandal

    06/21/2014 10:17:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-21-14 | John Ziegler
    John Ziegler telling the truth about the sandusky scandal. Videos total about 55 minutes. Don't comment if you don't watch or listen. John is so all over this story that he knows even more than some of the faux victims. John Ziegler video #1John Ziegler video #2
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nittany Lions Claim Fourth-Straight NCAA Title [wrestling]

    03/23/2014 8:19:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    gopsusports ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Penn State's reign over the college wrestling world continued on Saturday night when the Nittany Lions captured their unprecedented fourth-straight NCAA team title. Fueled by NCAA individual crowns from seniors Ed Ruth at 184 pounds and David Taylor at 165 pounds, the Lions celebrated on the sport's grandest stage inside Chesapeake Energy Arena as the 2014 national champions. "Our kids really did a fantastic job today," head coach Cael Sanderson said. "We had our hands full. Minnesota was really killing it, so we needed a (strong finish). All of our All-Americans won their last match. That's a...
  • Paternos want Big Ten to show what it knew about Freeh investigation, Penn State sanctions

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

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

    02/25/2014 4:53:07 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    pennlive ^ | 2-24-14 | Joe Hermitt
    Penn State's Thon ended Sunday afternoon with a record-breaking finish. Last year's $12.37 million was surpassed with this year's $13,343,517.33. The total was revealed Sunday at the 2014 Thon at the Bryce Jordan Center. This is the 42nd year for the student fundraiser. Thon is a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon. Since 1977, Thon has raised more than $101 million benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
  • THON 2014 Total Breaks Previous Record Again

    02/23/2014 3:48:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    onward state ^ | 2-23-14 | Kevin Horne
    After a year of fundraising, months of planning, and 46 hours of dancing, this year’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon shattered last year’s final total and raise a whopping $13,343,517.33 For The Kids. With the flipping of those iconic white placards by the 2014 Executive Committee, another beautiful chapter was added to the story of THON — our story of THON. This is the tenth straight year THON raised more money than the previous year. Since 1977, when THON and the Four Diamonds Fund paired up for a common cause, more than $100 million has been raised, excluding this year’s efforts....
  • Dance marathon for Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital [PSU Dance Marathon]

    Biggest event of the year in Happy Valley! Dancers stood at 6PM and will remain standing until 4PM on Sunday. Jordan center will remain packed all weekend. Great start PSU kids. Lets crack that $13 million mark this year.
  • Penn State's Thon 2014 kicks off Friday: A full guide to the event

    02/18/2014 6:25:37 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    pennlive ^ | 2-18-14 | anna orso
    The largest student-run philanthropy in the world kicks off at Penn State this weekend, as more than 15,000 students will culminate a yearlong fundraising effort with a 46-hour dance marathon called Thon. The event – which benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center -- draws in thousands of spectators and more than 300 families affected by pediatric cancer each year. This year’s event at the Bryce Jordan Center kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday evening and will end at 4 p.m. Sunday. If you’re planning on making the trip to State College this...
  • NFL hopeful Rashid Williams gives up job, lives out of a van to train for shot at pros

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

    02/14/2014 3:51:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 2-14-14 | Mike Dawson
    The next president of Penn State will be a familiar face on campus here — Florida State President Eric Barron, a source confirmed Friday. Barron, a 20-year faculty member and a former dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been chosen to be Penn State’s 18th president. Penn State’s board of trustees will vote to hire Barron during a special board of trustees meeting at noon Monday at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The board’s compensation committee also must approve his contract. Barron will succeed Rodney Erickson, who delayed retiring and opted to lead the university...
  • John Ziegler Tells State College Radio That the Entire Jerry Sandusky Case is Upside Down

    02/07/2014 7:52:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-7-14 | John Ziegler/Jeff Byers
    direct youtube [audio] link here
  • CEO seeks Penn State seat, attacks 'sinister fiction'

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

    01/26/2014 6:33:56 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | 1-26-14 | Steve Almasy
    <p>Police officers were investigating a reported marijuana-growing operation when they discovered a homemade bomb and bomb-making materials in a suitcase, the news release said.</p> <p>Vladislav Miftakhov, a Russian citizen, was arrested and charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe and drug-related offenses. He was arraigned Friday and bail was set at $500,000, Blair County corrections officer James McMahon said Sunday.</p>
  • Remembering Joe Paterno’s 1983 Board of Trustees Speech

    01/22/2014 8:05:42 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 22 replies
    onward state ^ | 1-22-14 | Kevin Horne
    Remembering Joe Paterno’s 1983 Board of Trustees Speech “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” When I visit Joe Paterno’s gravesite, as I have done on occasion over the last two years when I’m in need of some ethereal inspiration or peace, I’m always struck by the above line from Robert Browning on his headstone. The message speaks to the profound impact of Paterno as an academic visionary, and there’s a specific moment that comes to mind when I think of it. It was just days after the school’s first football National Championship,...
  • AccuWeather Announces the Launch of the AccuWeather Channel in Q3 2014

    01/16/2014 2:12:54 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | 1-16-14 | n/a
    AccuWeather Global Headquarters, January 13, 2014 - AccuWeather is pleased to announce it will launch a 24X7 weather channel, to be known as the AccuWeather Channel, in the third quarter of 2014. AccuWeather had not planned to make the announcement at this time, but decided to accelerate the announcement in light of the controversy that has developed between DIRECTV and The Weather Channel and in order to make the public aware of an additional offering that will be available to them later this year. AccuWeather is already the leading source of weather forecasts, information and data and is considered to...
  • Penn State hires James Franklin

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

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

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

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

    12/22/2013 11:32:31 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    WCF Courier ^ | 12-21-13 | Steve Batterson
    IOWA CITY | Top-ranked Penn State delivered a powerful message Saturday night. The three-time defending NCAA champions dominated the third-ranked Hawkeyes 24-12 in a nonconference dual which saw Iowa win just three matches. With a third-period pin at 133 pounds, Tony Ramos energized the Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd of 13,747 which included celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who enjoyed second-row center mat seats next to wrestling legend Dan Gable. Ramos’ win provided Iowa with the only bonus points the Hawkeyes mustered against the Nittany Lions. “We needed every point we could get and as a captain and leader of this...
  • 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...
  • Penn State volleyball: Nittany Lions defeat Wisconsin for NCAA championship

    12/21/2013 9:53:42 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | 12-21-13 | cdt staff
    SEATTLE — It appeared the Penn State women’s volleyball team was on the brink of blowing a two-set lead. But the right person stepped to the service line at the right time, and the Nittany Lions caught fire. Micha Hancock delivered a pair of aces as the Nittany Lions ran off the final five points of the match — and another national title was theirs. Behind a match-high 21 kills from Ariel Scott, Penn State held on for a 25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night at KeyArena for the program’s sixth national championship and fifth in...