O’Brien succeeded against heavy odds, overcoming a lack of scholarships, a bowl ban, and player defections. He leaves the program on stable ground after bolting Happy Valley for the NFL and the Houston Texans.
Brown will be eligible to play this season because of the NCAA’s penalties against Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
Penn State’s punishment from the NCAA did not include the “Death Penalty” of losing any seasons of football. To date, Southern Methodist University remains the only school in history to be hit with the ultimate punishment.
It was misguided and reactionary to take down the statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium.
In the wake of the scandal last November Paterno himself said “I wish I would’ve done more.”
The Joe Paterno statue has officially been taken down from its worshipped pedestal in front of Beaver Stadium.
The NCAA sanctions on Penn State University include a $60 million fine, a four-year postseason ban, and vacating Joe Paterno’s wins from 1998 through 2001.
Ten months ago, when winds of the Jerry Sandusky horror blew through America, bringing with it and leaving behind horror, deception, and denial, many partisan parties scrambled to defend their own.
A lawyer for a son of Jerry Sandusky says the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him.
The fallout from the Penn State child sex scandal has caused other universities to take action.
The ‘Second Mile’ charity, started by Jerry Sandusky, is asking a judge to allow it to transfer programs and millions of dollars in assets to a Texas-based youth ministry that serves abused and neglected children.
Olympic hopeful Kayla Harrison says she’s still enraged by the sexual abuse scandal that engulfed Penn State and resulted in the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno.