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.
Penn State's loss could turn into a big gain on the ground for Southern California.
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 President Rodney Erickson said Sunday the university removed a statue of late football coach Joe Paterno from campus because it had become an "open wound" for the victims of the child sex abuse scandal.
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."
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.
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.
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.
A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased from the record books. And Joe Paterno's legacy in shreds.