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August 3, 2012
Central Florida basketball coach Donnie Jones said Wednesday that although he's still digesting the sanctions handed down this week by the NCAA for major recruiting violations, he's optimistic about his program going forward. Jones said the school has said it intends to appeal only the football program's one-year postseason ban. All penalties - including the 2013 postseason ban for basketball - are being reviewed by UCF officials. An NCAA bylaw also allows UCF seniors for both programs the opportunity to transfer and play immediately, since eligibility limits won't allow them to do so again if they were to stay.
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July 27, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN and Daily News Staff Writer
CHICAGO — On Thursday, first-year Penn State coach Bill O'Brien, who'd spoken with beat reporters via a conference call on Tuesday and could be heard live on ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" show Wednesday, will make his first appearance at the Big Ten's annual 2-day preseason mediafest. On Friday, three of his players were supposed to do the same. At least according to the news release that had gone out on July 11. The same one that called this a prestigious event. Anyway, on Wednesday morning the word went out that senior defensive lineman Jordan Hill, junior running back Silas Redd and junior guard John Urschel will not join O'Brien here.
NEWS
August 11, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees will hold a special meeting Sunday to ratify the sanctions imposed by the NCAA because of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, a university spokesman said. The planned meeting follows attempts to appeal the sanctions by a trustee and by former Penn State football players and a past assistant coach. University spokesman David La Torre said the board would hold a conference-call meeting at 5 p.m. solely to consider ratification of the NCAA consent decree on the sanctions that the university accepted.
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January 14, 2000 | By Ray Glier, FOR THE INQUIRER
As the University of Minnesota men's basketball team left the floor after defeating Georgia, 66-65, on Dec. 28, the barbs started flying out of the Georgia Coliseum stands. "Probation, probation, probation," chanted the student hecklers. "Where are you playing in March?" one fan yelled at the Golden Gophers as they walked from the floor. J.B. Bickerstaff, Minnesota's junior forward, shook his head and smiled. "We'd better get use to it," said the son of former NBA head coach Bernie Bickerstaff, "because we're going to hear it all year.
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September 27, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State scored a major off-the-field victory Tuesday when the NCAA announced it would gradually return scholarships to the school's football program. The announcement was music to the ears of Bill O'Brien and will undoubtedly help future teams. But the head coach had a message for his current squad Tuesday: Keep focusing on the present. "We'll talk about it briefly and then we'll move on to getting ready for our practice [Tuesday] and trying to get ready for a really, really tough Indiana team next week," O'Brien said 2 hours after the news broke.
SPORTS
August 14, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State trustees took no formal vote but the vast majority of members voiced support Sunday for the university president's acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university's handling of its child molestation scandal. Board chairwoman Karen Peetz told fellow trustees during a Sunday evening conference call that the panel could not vote because 10 days' notice of the meeting was required, an objection two members raised at the outset of the call.
SPORTS
December 14, 2012
Organizers have canceled the "Rise and Rally Bowl," a three-day celebration involving Penn State's senior football players that was scheduled to be held next month in Atlantic City. In a statement released Tuesday night, the organizers said they decided to cancel the Jan. 5-7 festivities because the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia is set to honor the seniors at its annual awards dinner March 1 at Harrah's in Atlantic City. "In this economic environment, it is difficult for many fans to attend both events," the statement said.
NEWS
August 3, 2012 | Associated Press
More than four in 10 adults in Pennsylvania say the NCAA punished Penn State too severely over its handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to a new poll. Forty-four percent of Pennsylvania adults view the NCAA penalties as too severe, 33 percent call them appropriate and 14 percent say they're not tough enough, according to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday. Opposition to the NCAA sanctions rose above 50 percent among Pennsylvania residents with Penn State ties.
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May 15, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time since the NCAA imposed sanctions on Penn State nearly two years ago, the Nittany Lions have a full complement of 25 scholarships to give to the incoming freshman class of 2015. That still might not be enough for first-year coach James Franklin, who has gotten off to a quick start in recruiting, with oral commitments from 16 players. Because of NCAA sanctions from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Nittany Lions still will be five scholarships short of the maximum of 85 allowed to Division I teams in 2015.
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January 2, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Bill O'Brien never wanted to be a savior. Mission accomplished. There will be no statue of O'Brien outside Beaver Stadium, no talk of renaming buildings for the coach who is leaving Penn State for the Houston Texans after just two seasons. O'Brien's outstanding contribution in his two seasons in State College is that he put his head down and coached football and didn't allow Penn State to sink to the depths of the Big Ten despite NCAA sanctions that tied one hand behind Penn State's back.
NEWS
January 2, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After guiding Penn State to two winning seasons despite crippling NCAA sanctions, coach Bill O'Brien has reached an agreement to become head coach of the NFL's Houston Texans, according to several news outlets. The news was first reported late Tuesday night by ESPN, which quoted league sources. The Houston Chronicle said the agreement would be announced formally on Thursday and that O'Brien would be in attendance. There was no word on the length of the contract nor how much it will pay O'Brien, 44. The coach is on the hook for a buyout of close to $6.7 million, presumably to be taken care of by Houston, to get out of his Penn State contract, which still had 31/2 years left to run. The NFL Network quoted sources that said O'Brien agreed to the deal right at the deadline the Texans had set. O'Brien led Penn State to a 15-9 record in his two seasons, with his final game an upset victory at Wisconsin.
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November 28, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a steamy August afternoon in the New Jersey Meadowlands, Christian Hackenberg ran through the tunnel at Met Life Stadium seeking to make the transition from promising high school quarterback to Penn State freshman on whose right arm rides the hopes of Nittany Nation. Less than three months after graduating from Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, Hackenberg made it look almost seamless on opening day when in fact, it wasn't. "It was tough for me, I think, just trying to understand the bigness of the stages that I was stepping into," he said Tuesday.
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November 25, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A nasty wind began howling before the temperature started dropping, and snow squalls kept passing through. The bundled-up masses inside Beaver Stadium on Saturday could have saved their body temperature a degree or two by showing up late in the day. They had to know nothing would be decided until after dark. For the third time in four Big Ten home games, Penn State took things to overtime. This time, a Nittany Lions field goal attempt in OT faded right. A Nebraska field goal attempt from the same 37-yard distance was good . . . but no. False start on Nebraska.
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September 27, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State scored a major off-the-field victory Tuesday when the NCAA announced it would gradually return scholarships to the school's football program. The announcement was music to the ears of Bill O'Brien and will undoubtedly help future teams. But the head coach had a message for his current squad Tuesday: Keep focusing on the present. "We'll talk about it briefly and then we'll move on to getting ready for our practice [Tuesday] and trying to get ready for a really, really tough Indiana team next week," O'Brien said 2 hours after the news broke.
SPORTS
January 17, 2013 | By Mike Jensen
Chip Kelly is used to dealing with a hands-on owner. If anything, Kelly may find Jeffrey Lurie hands-off. There is no doubt that University of Oregon football had an owner. Phil Knight isn't just the CEO of Nike. He may as well have that title for Oregon athletics. He reportedly has spent at least $300 million on sports at the school. Michael Rosenberg reported in a 2011 Sports Illustrated story how Knight can put on a headset in his luxury suite during Oregon home football games and listen live as the Ducks coaches call plays.
NEWS
January 9, 2013 | By Jonathan Zimmerman, For The Inquirer
OK, Pennsylvanians, let's see a show of hands: How many of you were harmed by the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal? Gov. Corbett says you were, so he's suing the NCAA, which slapped a $60 million fine and a four-year bowl ban on Penn State last summer. Corbett initially accepted the sanctions, but he changed his tune last week, arguing that the penalties "irreparably harm the citizens and the general economy of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
January 4, 2013
The politically charged decision by Gov. Corbett to mount a late, rearguard legal attack over collegiate sports' harsh punishment of Pennsylvania State University seems unlikely to help the university - or the state as a whole - move beyond the school's scandalous sheltering of convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky. The antitrust suit Corbett filed Wednesday - which challenges the National Collegiate Athletic Association's $60 million university fine, four-year postseason football ban, cuts to athletic scholarships, and other penalties - sends the wrong message.
NEWS
January 4, 2013 | By Jeremy Roebuckand Amy Worden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Gov. Corbett said Thursday that his thinking evolved over time regarding a series of NCAA-imposed sanctions against Pennsylvania State University and that he decided in late October that he would sue the organization. His remarks, in a series of television and radio interviews, came a day after his office filed an unprecedented federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to overturn those punishments by college sports' governing body and months after he urged Penn State to "accept the serious penalties" without argument.
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