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  • Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions

    Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother.


  • FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2004, file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno pauses on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of his team's 14-7 loss to Northwestern in State College, Pa. The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster,file)

    Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions

    Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother.


  • Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks about the Freeh Report during a news conference, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Philadelphia. Freeh says the most "saddening and sobering" finding from his group's report into the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal is Penn State senior leaders' "total disregard" for the safety and welfare of the ex-coach's child victims.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Penn State alumni call Freeh report 'flawed'

    Franco Harris and two other former Penn State football players say the report about Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal "is highly flawed, and factually insufficient."


  • Sanctions give PSU opponents chance to cherry pick

    If you are a college football coach in need of a player or two, Penn State's misfortune could turn out to be your team's lucky strike.


  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Penn State University President Rodney Erickson speaks during a town hall meeting with alumni in King of Prussia, Pa. The Penn State board of trustees gathered Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012, to discuss whether Mr. Erickson had the authority to agree to unprecedented NCAA sanctions against the football program without first getting the board's approval, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Trustees: Sanctions better than football ban

    Penn State's trustees may not like the NCAA's unprecedented sanctions against the university's football program, but they say the alternative — the so-called "death penalty" — would have been worse.


  • **FILE** A banner celebrating the 44 bowl games that the Penn State football team has played in hangs outside of Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa., on July 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Lawyers: Shower abuse victim to sue Penn State

    For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker-room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward publicly to claim he was that boy, and is threatening to sue the university.


  • Penn State loses one sponsor, others could follow

    State Farm is pulling its ads from Penn State football broadcasts, while General Motors is reconsidering its sponsorship deal and Wall Street is threatening to downgrade the school's credit rating, suggesting the price of the sexual abuse scandal could go well beyond the $60 million fine and other penalties imposed by the NCAA.


  • HICKS: Penn State penalty unfair, but the right thing

    Every parent worth his or her salt at one time or another has done what the NCAA did this week when sanctioning Penn State University.


  • Quotes from Penn State, NCAA and others

    Reaction to the NCAA penalties against Penn State:


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