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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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Topic - Dave Joyner
Bill O'Brien is getting a nearly $1 million raise after his "tremendous job" in his debut season as Penn State's football coach.
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is fervently disputing suggestions raised in a report that player medical care has been compromised after the team doctor was replaced.
The white banner fluttered in a stiff breeze before being removed from the east facade of Beaver Stadium to reveal "2012" in bold, blue numerals next to the years marking unbeaten or championship campaigns.
Penn State's acting athletic director will stay on the job as long as Rodney Erickson remains the school's president.
Penn State top reserve linebacker Khairi Fortt is heading to California, the latest Nittany Lion to transfer in the wake of tough NCAA sanctions against the program.
Penn State's loss could turn into a big gain on the ground for Southern California.
Penn State's loss could turn into a big gain for Southern California.
An early-morning rally and last-minute social media campaign couldn't keep star tailback Silas Redd from leaving Penn State for Southern California.
As word leaked that Bill O'Brien would be the next head football coach at Penn State, some prominent alumni illustrated the same narrow-minded, shortsighted thinking that contributed to the mess at their alma mater.
Penn State may still be without a replacement for fired coach Joe Paterno by the time the Nittany Lions play in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2
The NCAA has told Penn State it will examine how school officials handled a child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the campus and cost the school's former president and coach Joe Paterno their jobs.
"In the face of great adversity, Bill did a tremendous job with all facets of the Penn State football program," athletic director Dave Joyner said in a statement.
"This rightly recognizes Bill's outstanding achievements in guiding our student-athletes on and off the field," said Joyner, who was not taking additional questions Thursday about his contract.