July 17, 2012 |
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 23, 2012 |
The Big Ten Conference issued its own penalties Monday to Penn State, banning the school's football team from appearing in the Big Ten championship game for four years and stating the school won't receive any conference bowl revenue during that same span. That revenue is estimated to total about $13 million, bringing the grand total Penn State has been fined to $73 million. Earlier Monday, the NCAA announced its own sanctions against Penn State, which included a $60-million fine. The Big Ten stated that Penn State's share of bowl revenue will be donated to a fund for the protection of children. The league also publicly censured Penn State for its failure to act in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
November 11, 2011
So, Joe Paterno enjoys the all-time college football coaching win record. My question to JoePa: Was it worth it? Konrad Moore Bakersfield :: Joe Paterno said, "With the benefit of hindsight, I would have done more. " Joe, with the benefit of hindsight, I would be a gazillionaire. This is about doing the right thing, the moral thing in the moment. Paterno passed. See no evil, speak no evil. Pass the buck down the road and let someone else deal with it. Joe Paterno is a silent partner to Jerry Sandusky's horror.
April 20, 2012 |
Mark Sherburne, who briefly served as athletics director at Penn State after the disclosure of a child sexual abuse scandal connected to the university, no longer works at the school, officials said Friday. The university would not disclose why Sherburne was no longer a Penn State employee, saying in an email that officials could not discuss personnel matters. The Centre Daily Times, which first reported Sherburne's departure, said he was fired Wednesday. Sherburne was a senior athletics official who stepped in for 10 days to head the department after the sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky broke.
September 27, 2009 |
. -- Iowa slugged out an ugly win in soggy Happy Valley to upset Penn State for the second straight year. Adrian Clayborn returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and the Hawkeyes beat mistake-prone No. 5 Penn State, 21-10, on Saturday night. A year after a stunning 24-23 win knocked the Nittany Lions out of the national title race, the Hawkeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) took down Penn State (3-1, 0-1) again, this time in a drenching rainstorm. "It was a team loss. No one person, or one play lost it," said Penn State Coach Joe Paterno.
May 3, 2012 |
UC Irvine was not about to let another match go to five sets. The top-seeded Anteaters lost the first set, but came back to win three in a row to defeat Penn State, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-19, in an NCAA men's volleyball semifinal at the Galen Center. "Once we have our foot in the door we can do anything," Irvine outside hitter Connor Hughes said. Irvine will play for the title Saturday against the winner of Thursday night's match between USC and Lewis. Junior outside hitter Kevin Tillie had 21 kills and Connor Hughes added 10 for Irvine (25-5)
January 3, 2013 |
One of Jerry Sandusky's victims in the Penn State sexual abuse scandal announced through his attorney on Wednesday that he was unhappy with the sanctions the NCAA placed on the school as punishment for its role in covering up the abuse. "Victim No. 4 was very disappointed when he learned of the NCAA sanctions several months ago," attorney Benjamin D. Andreozzi told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. "He was particularly upset the sanctions were so broad that they impacted people who had absolutely nothing to do with the abuse or the failure to properly report the abuse.
July 26, 2012 |
A man molested by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State shower in 2001 will sue the university, his lawyers said Thursday. The man, known as Victim 2, has not yet revealed his name to the public. His lawyers will be Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin, according to the statement released by the attorneys. Victim 2 was sexually abused in the shower on a Friday night about 9 p.m., an incident that Mike McQueary, then a graduate assistant on the Penn State football coaching staff, said he saw and reported to Joe Paterno the next day. The event became the linchpin in the case against Sandusky, who was convicted on 48 counts for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
September 6, 2009 |
at No. 9 Penn State 31, Akron 7: Daryll Clark threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns as Penn State Coach Joe Paterno was on the sideline for the first time since hip-replacement surgery last year. at No. 22 Iowa 17, Northern Iowa 16: Iowa's Broderick Binns blocked Billy Hallgren's potential winning 40-yard attempt on first down with seven seconds left, but the Hawkeyes allowed the Panthers to recover the ball with a second left. Jeremiha Hunter got his hand on Hallgren's attempt on second down to preserve the win. at Michigan State 44, Montana State 3: Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes and Keith Nichol threw two for the Spartans.
July 23, 2012 |
When it comes to Penn State, there seems to be no end of judges and executioners. Top university officials have had their careers guillotined by public outrage, Jerry Sandusky has been tried and convicted in criminal court for sexual abuse, and coach Joe Paterno saw his career ended at the hands of the very university that had for so long adored him. On Monday, the NCAA stepped in to take its whack at the piñata. In a 45-minute announcement, NCAA President Mark Emmert exercised an unprecedented flexing of institutional muscle in announcing sanctions that will hobble the football program for perhaps a decade.