Monday, January 28, 2013
200 supporters of Joe Paterno met at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge on Friday to view a film about the alleged framing of the popular Penn State coach.
According to Philly.com, several hundred alumni of Pennsylvania State University braved the snow on Friday, Jan. 25 to attend a meeting at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia aimed at restoring iconic coach Joe Paterno's reputation following the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. The event was reportedly organized by football hall of fame inductee Franco Harris, who played for Paterno at Penn State more than 40 years ago. The group watched part of a film reportedly in production alleging that Paterno was framed for his reported part in the early cover up of Sandusky's crimes. See some of the film in the Video section of this article. Read more here. --- Related Stories
Monday, July 23, 2012
PSU hit with four-year postseason ban and $60 million penalty.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
The NCAA levied numerous sanctions against Pennsylvania State University Monday morning, including a ban that will keep its football team from competing in any postseason play for the next four seasons and a $60 million fine. The NCAA will also strip the program of 112 wins – all but one of which came under Joe Paterno – dating back to 1998. The vacated victories mean that Paterno will no longer hold the title of winningest coach in college football history. Penn State will also be required to reduce its number of football scholarships from 25 to 15 over the next four seasons. In addition, players currently attending the university will keep their scholarships, regardless of whether or not they continue to play football, NCAA resident Mark…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
How Penn State should do right by victims, not Paterno
The release of the Freeh Report on July 12 was another small victory for the victims of Jerry Sandusky, but a gut-punching blow to the blue and white fan boys and girls across the country. Revealed in the 267-page independent investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh was a comprehensive account of Penn State’s severe mishandling of Jerry Sandusky and the deplorable accusations against him. Freeh deep-seated what many speculated Joe Paterno took with him to his grave. Paterno was, in fact, aware of the Sandusky accusations, and part of the internal blunder to handle it, as early as 1998. Now the soil around Paterno’s grave is burdensome. His headstone is more imbued than before. His only disguise is the rising grass that surrounds …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Jerry Sandusky will probably spend the rest of his life in prison. Do you agree with the verdict? Vote in our poll.
Disgraced ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was declared guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse Friday night, resulting in a likely de facto life sentence for the 68-year-old. The guilty verdicts include 25 felony counts that could add up to 442 years in prison. Sandusky, dressed in a brown sports coat, was immediately taken into custody and led from the courthouse in handcuffs. The jury—which included many people with close ties to Penn State University—deliberated for only 20 hours. The two-week trial featured damning testimony against Sandusky, who was accused of performing anal and oral sex on boys as young as eight years old. Even Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt, said his father abused him as well. Despite the lack of …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Do you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky can get a fair trial in his highly publicized child molestation case?
One of the most high-profile trials of the year is set to begin and Patch wants to know if you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will be treated fairly. Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments section below. Prosecutors claim that Sandusky groomed boys he met through The Second Mile, the charity he founded for at-risk youth in 1977, then attacked them, in some cases in his own home or inside university athletic facilities. Jurors will not be sequestered, meaning they can spend nights and weekends at home. But the judge gave strict orders for them to stay clear of any news reports, as well as social media.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Long-time PSU coach Joe Paterno died yesterday at age 85.
Governor Tom Corbett said on his Twitter feed this morning that he's ordered all Pennsylvania flags at state facilities to fly at half-staff in honor of long-time Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, who died of complications from lung cancer yesterday at age 85. Given the controversy that surrounded the closing months of Paterno's life and career, how do you feel about Corbett's decision?
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Pennsylvania senator seeks examination of federal reporting laws on abuse.
In the fallout of the alleged sexual abuse reports at Penn State University, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) announced an inquiry Tuesday into federal laws "designed to protect children from sexual abuse." Citing directly the charges against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky and the reported inaction by university officials that led to the termination of legendary coach Joe Paterno and other administrators, Casey requested a hearing with the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families. “The tragic events reported from Penn State have been a shock to the nation’s conscience. It is clear we need to examine the federal laws that are designed to protect children from this type of heinous abuse,” Casey said in a statement Tuesday. “We must …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Patch Regional Editor Melissa Treacy examines her love for her alma mater in the face of the recent scandal.
As a very proud, and often very public, Penn State alumna, many are asking me this week what I think of the allegations that surround the charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. I’ll start by explaining what I know. While I will try to link you to facts so that you may draw your own conclusions, the purpose of this opinion article is simply that: to tell you my opinions. You may take them for what they're worth. We’re all entitled to one. Share yours below in the comments section if you have something to add. Patch is a forum of ideas and we welcome anyone to share theirs. Just because I’m an editor doesn’t mean mine are all correct. They are just my “two cents.” What seems to be the case here is that many involved …