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  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 256 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • No. 1 ranking at stake in the next chapter of Stanford-Penn State rivalry [volleyball]

    09/05/2015 10:42:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    Stanford Daily ^ | 9-5-15 | Jordan Wallach
    The stage is set for another meeting between Stanford and Penn State. It’s the fourth matchup between the teams in the last three seasons, and unsurprisingly, the major storyline is the same. The two teams will once again battle for the No. 1 overall ranking in the nation. Though this time, the more intriguing storyline might be of the matchup on the sidelines. Penn State head coach Russ Ross and Stanford head coach John Dunning are not only coaching legends in collegiate volleyball but they’re also long-time friends. And this season, both have faced challenges in restructuring their lineups and...
  • Bengals release defensive tackle Devon Still

    09/05/2015 10:01:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 9-5-15 | Gregg Rosenthal
    Devon Still, whose daughter Leah's battle with cancer captified a nation, was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported according to a source informed of their plans. The organization showed a lot of compassion in how they handled Still's status throughout the last year. But the cold reality of NFL rosters caught up to him Saturday. The 2012 second round pick has been on the roster bubble for a while now, starting last year on the team's practice squad. Still did not get much attention as a free agent this offseason, ultimately re-signing with...
  • NFL Lineman and Math Genius vs. Average 23-Year-Old

    07/03/2015 10:58:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    youtube | 7-1-15 | John Urschel
    John Urschel plays football for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also a published mathematician. How does he stack up against the average millennial?
  • Wrestler Matt Brown Named Capital One Division I Academic All-AmericaŽ of the Year

    07/02/2015 9:35:57 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    gopsusports.com ^ | 7-2-15 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Nittany Lion wrestling national champion Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) has been named as the 2014-15 Capital One Division I Academic All-AmericaŽ of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Brown is the second Penn State student-athlete to be selected as an Academic All-AmericaŽ of the Year and joins former Nittany Lion wrestler, Dr. Jim Martin, who received the honor in 1988-89. Dr. Martin won a national title in 1988 and was a four-time All-American at Penn State A criminology and international politics major with a 3.97 G.P.A., Brown...
  • How a Former NFL Star with ALS Finds Small Victories Every Day

    05/25/2015 6:12:11 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5-20-15 | Savita Iyer
    <p>Every few days, Chie Smith, a former cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, chops, dices, and blends together a selection of fresh, raw vegetables, cooked wild salmon, and quinoa in her Richardson, Texas, home.</p> <p>The smooth puree that she portions out into equal servings are for her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, 50, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2002 and has been using a feeding tube since 2006.</p>
  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • The All-American Rathskeller: From Prohibition To Ponies

    03/28/2015 10:26:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    onward state ^ | 3-25-15 | Jon Deasy
    The All-American Rathskeller: From Prohibition To Ponies 6By Jon Deasy on March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am Features, News 2.4k  43  2  It’s a cold Wednesday morning in State College and half the town is still asleep, waiting for Old Main’s bell to ring nine times. The CATA buses quickly make their way down College Avenue as a handful of students head toward campus to ready themselves for yet another day of classes.As they walk down Pugh Street towards Old Main, they pass stores both old and new. Sadie’s is new to the street, baking fresh dough waffles that can be...
  • Olbermann Returns to ESPN After Suspension, Apologizes for ‘Stupid’ Tweets

    03/02/2015 7:22:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | Josh Feldman
    video Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN tonight after a short suspension for a tweet last week that looked like he was being insensitive to Penn State students who raised millions to fight pediatric cancer.Olbermann likened Twitter to batting practice, where people are so eager to be “one of those screaming baseballs” flinging themselves at something outrageous without looking at the context.But he didn’t excuse himself in all this, saying, “I was not a victim here. I brought this on myself. This is my fault.”Olbermann saw a tweet from a Penn State fan, and didn’t know there was a link...
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for rest of week after Penn State tweets

    02/25/2015 12:38:45 AM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 24 FEB 2015 | Nick Bromberg
    ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann will not anchor his show for the rest of the week after a series of tweets directed at Penn State students. Olbermann, who was most recently critical of Penn State on his ESPN show in January after Joe Paterno's vacated wins were restored, was told on Twitter by a user about the $13 million raised by Penn State students for pediatric cancer. He responded to the tweet with a response of "pitiful." "We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect...
  • ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann over Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 12:14:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 02/24/2015
    ESPN on Tuesday suspended Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week after he made insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.According to multiple reports, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We Are!" and a link to an article about students raising more than $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. Olbermann replied "...Pitiful."Penn State students and alum rallied on Twitter and pressed Olbermann, who refused to back down, saying he was referring to Penn State students in general and not the fundraising.On Tuesday, ESPN said in a statement that "it was completely inappropriate and does...
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann suspended for Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 11:53:03 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 53 replies
    cbs news ^ | 2-24-15 | Frederick Brown
    "“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday.”" "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."
  • For second straight year, Penn State’s THON raises $13 million for pediatric cancer

    02/22/2015 3:46:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    times leader ^ | 2-22-15 | Nick Wagner
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s THON made a statement. Again. The 2015 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, was held this past weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. After 46 hours of dancing, it was revealed that the organization raised $13,026,653.23 during the past year. THON is a year-long fundraising campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. Money raised is donated to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. This marks the first time since 2004 that THON raised less money than the previous year. Last...
  • THON 2015 Promo [Best weekend of the year at PSU!]

    02/20/2015 2:33:08 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-20-15 | n/a
    The link posted is to the 2015 Promo videoWhat is THON? THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world culminating in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon involving over 700 dancers (PSU students) When is THON? Dancers stand at 6PM tonight and sit at 4PM SundayWho benefits from THON? THON's sole beneficiary is the Four Diamonds Fund which supports pediatric cancer victims, families, and research at Penn State Hershey Childrens HospitalHow much money does THON raise? Last year THON raised nearly $14 million of which 96% was donated to the Four Diamonds Fund. Since it's inception...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Devon Still [Bengals, NFL] Reunites With Daughter Leah Before NFL Game

    11/06/2014 2:29:05 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    business2community ^ | 11-6-14 | Jill Heagerty
    Devon Still reunited with his daughter Leah so she can watch his NFL game in person for the first time on Thursday. The Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle has been helping his daughter fight cancer since June. The four-year-old has had surgery and chemotherapy for stage 4 neuroblastoma. On Wednesday Leah felt well enough to leave the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and fly home so she could watch the Bengals play the Cleveland Browns. Still considers it the most special game he will ever play.
  • 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...
  • Deer runs through Days Inn Penn State lobby [video]

    10/24/2014 3:43:51 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 28 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 10-24-14 | n/a
    The Days Inn Penn State had an unexpected late check-in early Friday morning. A deer found its way into the downtown State College hotel by entering through the automatic doors by the lobby off South Pugh Street, police said. According to State College police, at about 3:45 a.m., the deer entered the building and became trapped in the bathroom hallway of the adjoining Mad Mex restaurant. Surveillance video showed the deer sprinting past the check-in counter as an employee watched. Pennsylvania Game Commission officers were called to handle the animal, police said. After attempting to tranquilize the deer but failing,...
  • 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.