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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 »

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