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 Penn State WR Shawney Kersey Leaves Football Program Due To ' Personal Reasons '

Starting wide receiver Shawney Kersey, Penn State's most experienced player at the position, has left the team for "personal reasons," the Nittany Lions announced on Twitter.

The redshirt junior started the first two games this season and had six receptions for 44 yards. True freshman Trevor Williams and senior Brandon... [Read More]
 Penn State Reports Near $17M Costs In Sandusky Scandal

Penn State's costs for legal fees, consultants and public relations firms hired to help deal with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have reached nearly $17 million.

The university said it has spent almost $16.8 million through June 30. Nearly $10 million of that went to seven firms for what Penn State calls internal investigation and crisis communications. Nearly $4... [Read More]
 Ex Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno's Book To Debut At Top Of Best Seller List

The early returns are in and they're good for sales of Joe Paterno's new biography."Paterno," written by sportswriter Joe Posnanski, will debut at No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction best-seller list this week, the book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, confirmed to The Times itself, in a review written last week, said Posnanski "had the worst literary... [Read More]
 FBI's 868 Page File On Ex Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Reveals Threats

The FBI kept a thick file on Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, but it mostly involves threatening letters sent to him and his staff years ago, and there's no mention of his former assistant Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted this year of molesting boys.Paterno's 868-page file shows he received a series of threatening letters sent in the late 1970s and early '80s from someone who signed them A... [Read More]
 Penn State Uniforms To Display Ribbon For Support, Player Names

The Penn State football team will have a new look when they take the field at Beaver Stadium for their 126th season on September 1 against Ohio University. The team will wear uniforms featuring a blue ribbon to support all victims of child abuse. And for the first time in school history, the last name of each player will be on the back of the jersey. Putting the players' names... [Read More]
 Penn State Trustees To Appeal Penalties From NCAA

At least four Penn State board of trustees members intend to file an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal because they say the NCAA did not give the school due process in meting out its punishment. Trustees and a person with first-hand knowledge of the discussions said the move is a precursor to a... [Read More]
 Ex Penn State Players Write E Mails Critizing The Freeh Report

Franco Harris and two other former Penn State football players say the report about Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal "is highly flawed, and factually insufficient."Harris, Rudy Glocker and Christian Marrone sent to other Penn State alumni an email and letter criticizing the Freeh report that they plan publish in The Wall Street Journal and other large... [Read More]
 Penn State Considering Changes To Plain Uniforms

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has raised the possibility of changing the Nittany Lions' classic blue and white uniforms.O'Brien has spoken with Nike about changing the uniforms, he told players' parents in a conference call Tuesday, the Reading Eagle reported."It might be easier said than done (for this season)," O'Brien said, according to the Eagle. "I'm not sure we can get it... [Read More]
 Penn State Plant Trees At Former Joe Peterno Statue Site

The spot where Joe Paterno's bronze likeness once stood is now occupied by freshly planted trees.The Centre Daily Times reports the trees were planted outside Penn State's Beaver Stadium over the weekend. The weekend before, workers removed the 7-foot statue of the late coach in the wake of a child-sex abuse scandal that has engulfed the university.Earlier in the month, an internal investigation... [Read More]
 Lawyers In The Jerry Sandusky Case Say Shower Abuse Victims To Sue Penn State

For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward publicly to claim he was that boy, and he is threatening to sue the university.The man's lawyers said Thursday they have done an extensive investigation and gathered... [Read More]
 NCAA's Mark Emmert Overstepped Bounds In Hammering Penn State

The legacy of the Penn State scandal will no longer be Jerry Sandusky's heinous crimes or the courageous victims who stood up to him. Thanks to a brazen power play and a carefully orchestrated p.r. extravaganza, this human tragedy will take a backseat over the next four years (or longer) to a more trivial narrative: Whether Penn State football can recover from crippling NCAA sanctions. To anyone... [Read More]
 Penn State Football Letterman's Club Fires Back At NCAA And Mark Emmert

The Penn State Football Letterman's Club, led by president Tim Sweeney and vice president Justin Kurpeikis, reacted angrily Monday to the harsh sanctions handed down by NCAA President Mark Emmert.

The Letterman's Club statement follows:... [Read More]

Penn State NCAA penalties: Penn State's football team won't be bowl eligible until 2017. (AP Photo)
A $60 million fine, equal to one year's revenue for the Penn State football program
10 scholarship losses for each of the next four years
A four-year postseason ban
All wins vacated from 1998-2011, including 112 of Joe Paterno's victories.
All... [Read More]
 Penn State Trustee Steve Garban Steps Down After Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Steve Garban, a longtime and influential member of Penn State's Board of Trustees, resigned Thursday, bowing to pressure by some of his fellow trustees who were angry at him for failing to alert them about the Jerry Sandusky criminal investigation in April 2011.In a letter to board chairwoman Karen Peetz, Garban said: "It is clear to me that my presence on the board has become a distraction... [Read More]
 Big Ten Mulling Decision To Boot Penn State From Conference

The Big Ten is mulling a proposal that would give its commissioner, already one of the most powerful men in college sports, the authority to fire coaches himself, The Chronicle reports today. The proposal, which has not been approved, is part of an 18-page plan prompted by problems at Penn State, where a former assistant football coach repeatedly molested children on campus... [Read More]
 Penn St. Students Vow To Protect Joe Paterno's Statue

Amid calls for the removal of football coach Joe Paterno's statue from the Penn State campus, some students have started a vigil to protect it from vandals. Seniors Mike Elliot and Kevin Berkon organized a gathering at the statue after a plane flew over the campus Tuesday with a banner that read: "Take the statue down or we will." The students said they would be at the statue again... [Read More]
 Plane With A Banner Reading "Take The Statue Down Or We Will" Seen In Happy Valley

The debate over the statue of Joe Paterno on the Penn State campus has taken to the skies. On Tuesday, a small plane pulled a banner over State College reading, "Take the statue down or we will." The plane is licensed to Air America Aerial Ads of Genoa, Ohio. A person who answered the phone at Air America declined to give his name or identify who paid for the flight. Federal Aviation... [Read More]
 NCAA President Mark Emmert Does Not Rule Out Death Penalty For Penn State

New information and evidence revealed in the Freeh Report show that Penn State administrators had multiple opportunities to put a stop to Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse on and around campus. Their inaction for more than a decade could result in NCAA action against the school, and President Mark Emmert is not willing to take any possible punishments off the table at this point.... [Read More]
 Purdue CB Sean Collins Suspended After Arrest

A Purdue athletics official says cornerback Sean Collins is suspended from the team after being arrested outside a bar on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery. The Tippecanoe County Jail says the 21-year-old was arrested early Saturday outside Where Else? bar. West Lafayette Police Lt. Scott Fohr says Collins is accused of hitting a 22-year-old woman who was... [Read More]
 Nike Takes Ex Penn State's Head Coach Joe Paterno's Name Off Child Care Center

The president of Nike Inc. said Thursday he has decided to change the name of the Joe Paterno Child Development Center, a child care facility at the company's headquarters outside Portland.Chief executive Mark Parker said he was deeply saddened by the news coming out of the Louis Freeh investigation on the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. Freeh says Paterno and other top school officials... [Read More]
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