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  • Ex-Saints coach Haslett hired as Penn State's 'sounding board'

    June 24, 2015 1:53 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - The coach who guided the New Orleans Saints through Hurricane Katrina has joined Penn State's football team as a consultant. Penn State says Jim Haslett will work with its offensive, defensive and specials teams coaches and serve as a "sounding board" for the staff. The 59-year-old... more »
  • Penn St students protest against frat over nude photo posts

    March 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - More than 100 Penn State University students and other supporters are demonstrating against a fraternity accused of posting photos of nude or partly nude women, some asleep or passed out, on an invitation-only Facebook page. The protest took place Friday during a snowstorm in front of... more »
  • Penn State president: Frat system may need review

    March 19, 2015 10:23 AM

    STATE COLLEGE - Penn State University's president says an investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs by a now-suspended fraternity points to the possible need for a re-evaluation of the entire fraternity system. Eric Barron issued a statement Wednesday night to the Penn State community, saying some senior university... more »
  • Penn State president: Nude photos could lead to expulsions

    March 19, 2015 2:13 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - Pennsylvania State University's president says some students could be expelled over the Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women by a now-suspended fraternity. Eric Barron described the webpage as "very sad" and "very offensive" Wednesday. He says the university is working with police... more »
  • Penn St. gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

    January 16, 2015 12:12 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - Penn State is getting back 112 football team wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. A new agreement with the NCAA also restores former coach Joe Paterno's status as the winningest coach in major college football history with 409... more »
  • Judge to review NCAA's Penn State sanctions emails

    November 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey said Friday that she will review the unredacted emails to determine whether they can... more »
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    September 8, 2014 2:40 PM

    University Park, PA - The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The... more »
  • Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

    July 26, 2014 4:40 PM

    HARRISBURG - A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno writes in a new book that his father said he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky might be a child molester because he wasn't sure whether they were true. Jay Paterno writes in "Paterno Legacy:... more »
  • Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    July 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA - Jerry Sandusky's adopted son says hearing the first victim on the witness stand in the former Penn State coach's trial helped push him to come forward with his own allegations of abuse. Matthew Sandusky said in a Thursday broadcast of "Oprah Prime" that he recognized elements of... more »
  • Sandusky's wife goes on offensive against accusers

    March 29, 2014 1:42 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says it was long after he'd been arrested, tried and convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys that she realized just how much trouble he was in. In an interview with The Associated Press this week... more »
  • LSU Softball Splits Doubleheader With Penn State

    February 17, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team split its doubleheader with Penn State on Monday, as the Tigers took game one 11-3, but fell 6-5 in game two. The games were supposed to take place last weekend, but the Nittany Lions arrived a day late in Baton Rouge due... more »
  • Pa. priest case could affect Penn State trial

    December 28, 2013 5:43 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A legal ruling reversing the landmark conviction of a Roman Catholic priest might have implications for the criminal case against three former Penn State administrators. Lawyers for the university officials charged in the Jerry Sandusky scandal say that child endangerment counts could be dropped because of the... more »
  • Big payout from Penn State

    October 29, 2013 8:54 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose... more »
  • Pa. appeals court: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky

    October 2, 2013 10:51 AM

    HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania appeals court says Jerry Sandusky doesn't deserve a new trial after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. A three-judge Superior Court panel ruled Wednesday, barely two weeks after hearing oral arguments by a state prosecutor and lawyers for the former Penn State assistant football coach.... more »
  • Sandusky's bid for new trial going to court in Pa.

    September 14, 2013 3:24 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's challenge to his child molestation conviction is going before a state appeals court Tuesday. The former Penn State assistant football coach is seeking to overturn a sentence that could keep him behind bars for life. He's also asking for a new trial. Pennsylvania's Superior Court... more »
  • NCAA 'pleased' lawsuit by Pa. governor thrown out

    June 6, 2013 10:20 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The NCAA says it's "exceedingly pleased" that a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against it by Pennsylvania's governor over penalties against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky. College sports' governing body responded Thursday, hours after U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane dismissed the anti-trust... more »
  • LSU Lady Tigers advance to Sweet 16 with 71-66 win over Penn State

    March 26, 2013 11:07 PM

    A shorthanded LSU Lady Tiger basketball team fought long odds, a short bench and a tough opponent on Tuesday night at the Maravich Center, but still managed to find a way to win. Led by senior guard Adrienne Webb with a career high 29 points, the LSU Lady Tigers... more »
  • Vigil to mark anniversary of Joe Paterno's death

    January 22, 2013 7:14 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Supporters of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno are marking the 1-year anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil. The Hall of Fame coach died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age 85. On Tuesday, supporters are holding a vigil at... more »
  • Criminal cases made Pa. AG hand over NCAA suit

    January 3, 2013 3:09 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
  • Governor: NCAA sanctioned Penn St. to weaken it

    January 2, 2013 12:11 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An antitrust lawsuit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett against the NCAA argues the organization acted illegally and was motivated by a desire to gain power for its president and weaken the university. The 43-page complaint being filed Wednesday seeks to vacate all of the punishment related... more »
  • Governor to sue NCAA over Penn state sanctions

    January 1, 2013 3:47 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The Republican governor has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in State College to announce the... more »
  • Panel to recommend child-abuse law changes in Pa.

    November 27, 2012 10:18 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky's molestation arrest last year is about to make its recommendations. The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection on Tuesday will outline suggested changes to state laws and procedures that protect children. The 11-person group... more »
  • Penn State ex-President Spanier arraigned

    November 7, 2012 10:16 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is free on $125,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned on charges related to the child sex abuse case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning by a Harrisburg district justice on charges including perjury, obstruction... more »
  • Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

    October 23, 2012 10:35 AM

    CAMP HILL, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky is now a state prison inmate after his transfer from the Centre County jail. A state prison system spokeswoman says the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach was transferred to the State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill early Tuesday. Camp Hill is... more »
  • Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

    October 9, 2012 10:06 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. The sentence means the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach will be in prison at... more »
  • Sandusky: "my wife has been my only sex partner"

    October 8, 2012 9:42 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa- Monday evening former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky released a recorded message from jail. It was played on Penn State's Com-Media radio station. "In my heart I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts, my wife has been my only sex partner and... more »
  • Lawyer certain Sandusky will speak at sentencing

    October 8, 2012 3:14 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says "it's as certain as certain can be" that the former Penn State assistant football coach will assert his innocence when he's sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Defense attorney Joe Amendola said Monday that nobody else is expected to speak... more »
  • NCAA task force to oversee $60M Penn St. fine

    September 18, 2012 11:02 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and... more »
  • Victim 1 sues Penn State

    August 27, 2012 7:32 PM

    One of the boys former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted known as Victim 1 sued the university saying the school concealed the abuse. The victim is now 18. His lawsuit claims Penn State and its leaders were more concerned with protecting the school's reputation and its football program,... more »
  • Paterno statue sculptor wants decision to wait

    July 20, 2012 9:36 AM

    STATE COLLEGE - Joe Paterno still greets visitors to Beaver Stadium. Forever looking spry, and pointing toward the sky with his jacket flown open and tie whipped around as if it was hit by the wind of another brisk Penn State football Saturday, Paterno is still there. Amid a cascade... more »
  • Saban: Tax Penn State athletics to benefit kids

    July 19, 2012 9:56 AM

    HOOVER - Nick Saban says one option to address the Penn State tragedy might be a ticket tax on athletic events and giving the proceeds to child abuse funds. The Alabama coach didn't go into details of how a tax would be implemented, but said Thursday at the Southeastern Conference... more »
  • Penn State to answer NCAA info request

    July 18, 2012 9:57 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information regarding the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The NCAA is looking into whether the university should face penalties. Penn State President Rodney Erickson says he doesn't want to "jump... more »
  • Penn State: No decision reached on Paterno statue

    July 16, 2012 8:34 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says no decision has been made on the future of the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium. The university has received pressure to remove the statue of the late coach following a scathing special investigator report that found Paterno helped cover up child... more »
  • Penn State to renovate areas where boys abused

    July 13, 2012 5:27 PM

    STATE COLLEGE - Penn State plans to renovate the building where Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys. University spokesman David La Torre said Friday that Penn State plans to remodel the football shower and locker room area as a direct result of Sandusky's crimes. The former defensive coordinator was convicted of... more »
  • Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

    July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that "the... more »
  • Report: Penn St. disregarded children's welfare

    July 12, 2012 8:15 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal concludes that the administrators who fielded a 2001 complaint about him created a dangerous situation for future victims by not reporting the matter. The Freeh Group's report issued Thursday said that in order to avoid bad publicity,... more »
  • Defense: I would be shocked if Sandusky acquitted

    June 22, 2012 5:02 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says an acquittal of his client on all charges would be "a shock," as jurors deliberate the former Penn State assistant football coach's fate on 48 criminal counts. Joe Amendola told reporters inside the Centre County Courthouse that Sandusky was spending time with his... more »
  • Sandusky's son says his father abused him

    June 21, 2012 4:33 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A lawyer for an adopted son of Jerry Sandusky says the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. Matt Sandusky is one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children. His lawyer issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky and saying that the... more »
  • Prosecutors rest case in Sandusky sex-abuse trial

    June 18, 2012 10:32 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The mother of one of Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims says her son's underwear was frequently missing from the laundry and he claimed he'd thrown it away because he had an accident. The mother of the teen called Victim 9 by prosecutors was the last witness called Monday... more »
  • Sandusky jurors hear of 2 more alleged victims

    June 13, 2012 7:10 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Testimony in Jerry Sandusky's child molestation trial enters its third day today as prosecutors continue building their case against the former Penn State assistant coach. The 68-year-old Sandusky has denied allegations of abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. He sat stone-faced Tuesday as one of his... more »
  • Penn State sex-abuse charges inspire new La. laws

    June 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A sexual abuse scandal that rocked Pennsylvania State University has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and to protect those who do. Lawmakers say the measures were inspired by the Penn State scandal that rocked the... more »
  • Penn State making workers report abuse allegations

    June 8, 2012 2:59 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State has instituted a new policy requiring all employees to report suspected child abuse to state authorities. The policy announced Thursday also requires annual training for any staffer in a position to report abuse. A school spokeswoman says the policy goes beyond current Pennsylvania law,... more »
  • Poll: Renaming PSU stadium for Paterno favored

    March 16, 2012 7:49 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new poll shows stronger support than opposition for renaming Penn State's football stadium in honor of longtime coach Joe Paterno, who died in January. The Quinnipiac University poll released Friday said 46 percent of those surveyed think the school should rename Beaver Stadium, while 40... more »
  • Sandusky hearing to address pretrial info release

    March 12, 2012 8:38 AM

    STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania state prosecutors and Jerry Sandusky's lawyers are headed to court to argue before a judge about how much information he should get in advance of his trial on child sexual abuse charges. The hearing Monday morning at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte concerns the "bill... more »
  • Penn State adds detail about Sandusky subpoena

    February 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State says federal investigators checking into a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach want information about payments by university trustees and how school employees report misconduct. The school on Friday disclosed more detail about a federal subpoena it first revealed a... more »
  • Judge says Sandusky can see grandkids, have local jury

    February 13, 2012 11:06 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa.- The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case of Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant coach can see most of his grandchildren while he awaits trial. The judge ruled Monday that Sandusky can also use a jury chosen from the State College area to hear his... more »
  • PSU trustees ousted Paterno over lack of action

    January 19, 2012 12:32 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno was ousted as Penn State's football coach in part because he didn't meet a moral obligation to do more to alert authorities about a child sex abuse allegation against a retired assistant coach, school trustees say. Trustees interviewed Thursday by The Associated Press also... more »
  • Scandal hurts Penn State as a school and a brand

    November 20, 2011 12:21 PM

    The unfolding Penn State child molestation scandal has slammed the university's reputation and shaken its loyal fan base that sees the school as more than a campus or a team but a way of life, an identity and a brand. Part of the immediate fallout from the still-developing investigation... more »
  • Penn State scandal puts other programs on guard

    November 19, 2011 11:52 AM

    Concerned that allegations of sex abuse at Penn State and Syracuse could trigger more cases, universities are urging employees to reread their school's reporting policies, while more closely scrutinizing the people who work in their athletic departments. Those reminders were circulating even as news of the scandals kept unfolding.... more »
  • NCAA launching investigation of Penn State

    November 18, 2011 1:52 PM

    STATE COLLEGE - The NCAA has told Penn State it will investigate the school in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the campus, and cost its former president and coach Joe Paterno their jobs. NCAA president Mark Emmert sent a letter to Penn State... more »
  • Police: McQueary didn't report abuse to them

    November 16, 2011 4:25 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania police chief says his department did not receive reports from a then-Penn State graduate assistant related to an allegation of child sexual abuse against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Mike McQueary wrote in an email to a friend that was made available... more »
  • McQueary email: I stopped Sandusky, went to police

    November 15, 2011 5:22 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Mike McQueary told a friend from Penn State that he stopped an alleged assault by Jerry Sandusky on a 10-year-old boy in 2002 and went to the police about it. In the email dated Nov. 8 from McQueary's Penn State account and made available to... more »
  • Governor.: Penn St. assistant failed 'moral obligation'

    November 13, 2011 10:46 AM

    HARRISBURG,PA- Pennsylvania's governor says a Penn State football coach who told a grand jury that he saw another coach molest a child did not meet what the governor called "a moral obligation" to intervene. The coach who testified, Mike McQueary, had said he saw retired Penn State defensive coordinator... more »
  • Sandusky accused of using charity to assault boys

    November 12, 2011 10:38 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, PA- Prosecutors say Jerry Sandusky used the charity he founded to find boys and sexually assault them. Now, some are wondering if The Second Mile can survive amid questions about its role in the alleged cover-up. Pennsylvania's governor says the charity should be investigated, and prominent... more »
  • Sex abuse victim speaks out on Penn State scandal

    November 11, 2011 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been nearly 30 years since Jody Plauche' was kidnapped and sexually abused by his karate instructor. Over the past five days, he's relived that experience while imagining what the eight alleged victims of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky went through. "Reading that... more »
  • PSU: McQueary placed on administrative leave

    November 11, 2011 3:25 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, a key witness in the child sex abuse scandal that has engulfed the school, has been placed on administrative leave. School president Rod Erickson announced the move Friday, a day after the school said McQueary would not be present... more »
  • Paterno's Name Withdrawn for Medal of Freedom

    November 10, 2011 7:44 PM

    Along with losing his job as head coach at Penn State, Joe Paterno could also lose a shot at the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom. Both of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senators say they are rescinding their support for Paterno's nomination for the nation's highest civilian honor because of the child sex... more »
  • Paterno cancels news conference amid scandal

    November 8, 2011 12:49 PM

    STATE COLLEGE - Penn State administrators have canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. Paterno's son Scott tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that the decision was made by President Graham Spanier's... more »
  • Pa. official: Paterno not target of investigation

    November 7, 2011 12:40 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is not a target of an investigation into possible sexual abuse by one of his former assistants and how the school handled the accusations. Linda Kelly spoke Monday, two days after child sexual abuse charges were... more »
  • Penn State administrators face arraignment

    November 7, 2011 5:04 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Two high-ranking Penn State administrators face arraignment today on charges they lied to a grand jury investigating sexual abuse allegations against former defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance, Gary Schultz, decided Sunday night to step... more »

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