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December 8, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
A PERSON CLOSE to Joe Paterno's family has told the Associated Press the former Penn State football coach is undergoing treatments and progressing after being diagnosed last month with lung cancer. The person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Paterno's son, Scott, last month requested privacy for the family after revealing that doctors discovered his father's treatable form of lung cancer during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness. School trustees fired Paterno on Nov. 9 in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
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October 9, 1996 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A youngster grows up with a single athletic purpose: He wants to play linebacker at Penn State. His high school coach, recognizing the youngster's physical talent, asks him to play quarterback. But the boy wants to hone his skills at linebacker so he can move on to Penn State to do the same. No thank you, he says to the coach. Penn State recruits him as a linebacker after he has made just about every high school all-America team that matters. The plan is still intact - until three days before his first game as a freshman.
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February 13, 1986 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State's football program, thought to be on wobbly knees before its surprising 1985 season, apparently landed a second straight recruiting bonanza yesterday when the Nittany Lions signed 16 players, five of whom were rated among the top 100 scholastic prospects in the nation by the Terranova Report, a national scouting service. Meanwhile, Pitt and Notre Dame, two of the main rivals on the Nittany Lions' 1986 schedule, followed different tracks as the Panthers went for "skill position" players and Notre Dame stocked up with beefy linemen.
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July 26, 1998 | By Laura Barnhardt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's a humid Wednesday night in July, and at least 50 young people are lined up outside a jam-packed bar called the Gingerbread Man, waiting to get inside for half-price drinks. The artist formerly known as Prince blares from the sound system inside. A young male voice from the crowd booms toward the two bulked-up bouncers at the door: "Let us in! This is how riots get started!" It is just a joke, but no one laughs. Two weeks ago, Beaver Avenue, around the corner, made history as the site of the worst riot in Pennsylvania State University history.
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February 12, 2012 | By J. Brady McCollough, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
All Jamil Pollard knew about his signing-day ceremony was that he needed to bring a Penn State sweatshirt, and that his parents should be there. When the 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive tackle walked into the small gym at West Deptford High on Feb. 1, his parents were there as planned, but their stern expressions indicated this might not be such a joyous occasion after all. They had already been told that Pollard's most recent grades had fallen short, putting his college future in doubt.
NEWS
January 12, 1990 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Commonwealth Court ruled yesterday that taxpayers are not entitled to see salaries of administrators at Pennsylvania State University, even though they help to pay them. In dismissing a suit by three university students, the court said it lacked jurisdiction, because Penn State, while receiving hundreds of millions of dollars a year in state funds, is technically not a state agency. "The legislature has repeatedly designated Penn State a state-related institution as distinguished from a state-owned or state-aided institution," Judge James Gardner Colins wrote for a three-judge panel.
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November 17, 2013
When: Saturday at noon Where: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pa. Records: Purdue (1-8, 0-5 Big Ten); Penn State (5-4, 2-3) TV/Radio: Big Ten Network; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Purdue, Darrell Hazell (first season, 1-8). Penn State, Bill O'Brien (second season, 13-8) Series: Penn State leads 12-3-1. Eight of the wins have been vacated by NCAA sanctions. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Penn State's Bill Belton (201 yards vs. Illinois)
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March 17, 2011
Who: No. 7 Temple vs. No. 10 Penn State What: NCAA First Round (West Region), McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. When: 2:10 p.m. TV/Radio: TNT/WPHT (1210-AM) History: Temple leads the series, 59-32. The teams played last season and the season before that. Temple won both, including 45-42 last season. How they got here: Temple (at large from Atlantic 10), Penn State (at large from Big Ten) Coaches: Fran Dunphy (Temple)
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January 25, 1993 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Chris Marrone did more than eat breakfast with coach Joe Paterno yesterday morning. He gave him a pledge. Marrone, a 6-3, 260-pound offensive lineman from St. John Neumann, made an oral commitment to Paterno and Penn State's football program and said he would make it official when the national signing period begins Feb. 3. Marrone's other visit was to Louisville. He has canceled trips to Pitt, UCLA and Wake Forest. "It was kind of easy, actually," Marrone said. "Once I got to Penn State (last Friday)
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March 25, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin and Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writers
A task force will review Pennsylvania State University's Greek system in the wake of revelations that a fraternity shared online pictures of naked women while they were asleep or passed out, the school's president said Monday. "This comprehensive examination of fraternity and sorority life and its culture will not be simple and it may not be comfortable," Eric Barron said. His announcement came in a statement Monday evening but had been in the offing for days, after news of Kappa Delta Rho's private Facebook pages stirred up a growing chorus of calls for action.
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March 23, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
SO MUCH ABOUT the Penn State Kappa Delta Rho fraternity case is depressing. There's the secret 144-member Facebook page with photos of naked and half-naked passed-out women, some in sexual poses that cops describe as "graphic" and "appalling. " Dubbed "2.0," the page is not to be confused with its first Facebook iteration, "Covert Business Operations," which was taken down when a victim who was the subject of a nude photo complained. It's chilling that these young men so lacked empathy that the only thing they learned from her pain and humiliation was to honor her request, wait a bit, then start back up again.
NEWS
March 23, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
If the past is any indication, the fraternity scandal at Pennsylvania State University - the latest in a string of incidents across the country - will blow over without any fundamental change to Greek life in State College. Last week, the school said it would consider a review of its fraternity system after students at one, Kappa Delta Rho, allegedly posted nude photos of sleeping or unconscious women on private Facebook pages. The fraternity's national organization has suspended the chapter for one year.
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March 23, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin began to lose his voice Friday, sometime between the Nittany Lions' first spring practice and when he left the facilities at about 11:30 p.m. - after "hamburgers and wings and talking ball" with about 180 high school coaches in town for a chalk talk with the Penn State coaching staff. But the second-year coach still yelled across Holuba Hall around 12:30 p.m. Saturday as quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Trace McSorley threw passes, and he squirted water on the back of Joe Julius during an end-of-practice kicking competition.
NEWS
March 22, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Strong words - scrawled on cardboard, bedsheets, and white paper - made it clear: Pennsylvania State University students were angry. They were angry at the brothers of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, especially the 144 members of two invitation-only Facebook groups containing photos of naked, unconscious women. And they were upset with the university administration for not taking a stronger stance. More than 100 students and other supporters demonstrated Friday afternoon on the snowy campus.
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March 21, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University is considering a review of its fraternity system after one of its chapters shared nude photos of women on private Facebook pages. "I think it makes sense," president Eric Barron said Thursday during a break in university board of trustee committee meetings here. Barron cited national incidents of fraternity hazing, racial discrimination, and sexual impropriety, and said that while Penn State has some of the best fraternities, it also has some problems.
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Jason Laughlin, and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
A former FBI director and Pennsylvania State University used then-president Graham B. Spanier as the scapegoat when the school needed someone to take the fall for Jerry Sandusky's years of child molestation, Spanier contends in a suit filed Wednesday. Spanier's complaint alleged that Louis Freeh defamed him in a 2012 report that asserted that he ignored information that Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, sexually abused children, in some cases on school grounds. Spanier was "never aware of any child abuse accusations," the long-awaited suit, filed in Centre County, states, adding that he hardly knew Sandusky.
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March 19, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As James Franklin previewed spring practice Tuesday afternoon, the Penn State coach voiced optimism about many changes, including several position shifts and a stronger, more experienced offensive line to better protect quarterback Christian Hackenberg. "The fact that we're going to have two deep of scholarship players is exciting," Franklin said. "There's nobody that is happier about this group returning and the strides they've made than Mr. and Mrs. Hackenberg.
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March 19, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
An associate professor of sociology at Penn State Abington was removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami on Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct after ranting about U.S.-Venezuela relations and lighting a cigarette aboard the aircraft. Karen Bettez Halnon, 52, who has worked for Pennsylvania State University since 1999, according to her biography on the university's website, said she was angry that the United States had declared Venezuela a national security threat earlier in the week and felt compelled to speak out. "To me, that means war. That means more military aggression," she said Tuesday night, a day after arriving home from Miami.
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March 6, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Could it be Happy Valley is happy again? Ever since the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal roiled Pennsylvania State University, dozens of candidates have vied each year for the three open alumni seats on its board of trustees. A record 80 or so candidates ran in spring 2012, a few months after Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was indicted in the abuse of young boys, and President Graham B. Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno were ousted. This year is different.
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