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July 17, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Penn State said Tuesday it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties — including a possible shutdown of its storied football program — because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State President Rodney Erickson said he doesn't want to "jump to conclusions" about possible sanctions after the head of the NCAA declared that the so-called death penalty has not been ruled out. The NCAA is investigating whether Penn State lost "institutional control" over its athletic program and violated ethics rules.
July 17, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
It appears Jeremy Lin's New York minute has come to an end. According to a New York Times report , the New York Knicks will not beat the Houston Rockets' three-year, $25.1-million offer sheet that Lin signed Friday, allowing the restricted free agent to continue his career with the team that cut him before the start of last season. Officials from both teams will not confirm the report, but the Knicks have until 9 p.m. PDT to match the Rockets' offer. POLL: Is Jeremy Lin worth what he's being offered?
July 16, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co.  discuss restricted free agent Jeremy Lin, the international sensation whose contract offer in the neighborhood of $25 million for three years -- including nearly $15 million in the final year -- from the Houston Rockets can be matched by the New York Knicks. Check back throughout the day for more responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel As a player, no -- not at $8 million a season.
July 16, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeremy Lin will soon be signing a three-year contract for $25.1 million, a sum of money that many people might describe as ridiculous for a player with such little experience as an NBA starter. One of those people is superstar Carmelo Anthony, who might still be Lin's teammate if the New York Knicks decide to match the Houston Rockets' offer for the restricted free agent. “It's up to the organization to say they want to match that ridiculous contract that's out there," Anthony told reporters Sunday before practice with the U.S. Olympic team.
July 12, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Knicks will "absolutely" match the Houston Rockets' four-year, $28.8-million offer sheet for Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks Coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday. Woodson said Lin was expected to play a key role in the team's future. "Jeremy Lin has always been a big part of what we're trying to do as we move forward with our franchise," Woodson told reporters in Las Vegas, where the Knicks are participating in summer league.  Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in 35 games last season before a knee injury prematurely ended his campaign.
May 24, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Phillip Phillips won "American Idol" on Wednesday night. Jeremy Lin is the point guard for the New York Knicks. They seemingly don't have a lot in common. But do they? Lin became an Internet sensation after moving into the Knicks' starting lineup after a Carmelo Anthony injury. Phillips became an Internet sensation after channeling Dave Matthews and never finishing in the bottom three during his entire "American Idol" stay. Lin was injured late in the season, tearing a meniscus in his knee.
May 23, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, who will be a restricted free agent this off-season. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times Whose meteoric rise boosted sales traffic to the Knicks' online store by more than 4,000%; made a Knicks ticket at Madison Square Garden a must-buy (and about 200% more expensive by's tabulations);...
May 7, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeremy Lin has already saved the New York Knicks' season once this season, but it appears unlikely that he will have the opportunity to do it again Wednesday night in a possible elimination game against the Miami Heat. Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson said he is "not counting on" Lin to return to action for Game 5 in the opening-round playoff series just over five weeks after surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Initially, the team said it expected Lin would miss six weeks while recovering from the procedure.
April 3, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Praise God for a successful surgery...road to recovery! Lets goo. Much love to the fans for your support and kind words - Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) April 2, 2012 Jeremy Lin has been in seemingly constant contact with his fans since undergoing knee surgery Monday, sending out a photo of himself recovering in his hospital bed (above) on Twitter and participating in a lengthy Q&A session on his Facebook page after he returned home that night.
March 29, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeremy Lin took the high road last month after ESPN's mobile website briefly ran a racially insensitive headline about the Asian American basketball star, accepting an apology from the person responsible for the slur and saying, "You have to learn to forgive. " Lin took an even higher road Tuesday by having lunch with that person, Anthony Federico, who was fired from his job as an editor at ESPN after writing the headline. According to Federico , members of Lin's family sent him an email more than a month ago and the two men had been trying since then to arrange a meeting around the New York Knicks point guard's busy schedule.
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