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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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
February 4, 2016
Player   Pos.   Ht.   Wt.      High School    Alex Barbir   K   5-10   195   South Forsyth (Ga.)    Cameron Brown    LB    6-5   210    Bullis School (Md.)    Tyrell Chavis    DT   6-5   305   Fork Union Military          Academy (Va.)/Nassau CC (N.Y.)    *Danny Dalton   TE   6-5   230   Marshfield (Mass.)    Dae'lun Darien   WR    6-4   202   Dunbar (Md.)    Will Fries   OT   6-6   270   Cranford (N.J.)
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.
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
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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April 20, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Thomas Fitzgerald, STAFF WRITERS
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will campaign in Pennsylvania this week in advance of next week's Pennsylvania primary. Republican John Kasich also will be here later in the week. On Tuesday, while voting is underway in New York's delegate-rich primary, Sanders will hold a 7 p.m. rally at Pennsylvania State University. Doors open at 4 p.m., and tickets are required. The rally's theme is "A Future to Believe in. " For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/1r734fY . Clinton will appear Wednesday night at the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Fishtown.
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April 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State has received oral commitments from a pair of offensive tackles, C.J. Thorpe of Pittsburgh and Rob Martin of Montvale, N.J., for the freshman Class of 2017. Both players announced their decisions on Twitter before Saturday's Blue-White Game. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound Thorpe, who plays at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, is ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania by Scout.com. He also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Stanford, among others.
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April 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - If you went strictly by the statistics he racked up in the Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Trace McSorley would be far and away the No. 1 quarterback for Penn State entering training camp in August. McSorley, a redshirt sophomore, ran the Nittany Lions' new up-tempo, no-huddle offense to near perfection, completing 23 of 27 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Blue team to a 37-0 victory over the White before a crowd estimated at 65,000.
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April 17, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Saeed Blacknall felt he was well prepared for Penn State's first spring practice session in full pads, eager to join his teammates in trying out a fresh no-huddle, high-tempo offense installed by new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. "That's when we really got introduced to the tempo and being able to run your route and run the offense," Blacknall, a junior wide receiver, said earlier this week. "But after the sixth or seventh rep, we were exhausted and trying to get acclimated with the new tempo because last year we used to huddle a lot. "So this year it's a lot faster, back to back to back.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Happy Valley, the just-concluded fifth-annual IST Startup Week at Pennsylvania State University has been stoking students' entrepreneurial spirit with talent talks from the likes of Reddit, Politico, Stealth Startup, and Twitch execs. But no University Park visitor this week was hotter than Dan Kan, 29, the COO of Cruise Automation, the autonomous-driving-technology company. Spawned less than three years ago in San Francisco and first seen as a David in the robotic-driving arena where Goliaths such as Google are now roaring, Cruise caught notice with its promise of the first "aftermarket" add-on system that could take over control of a car on the highway.
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April 16, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Predicting the performance of Penn State's offensive line this season may be impossible. But if there's one thing that's certain, it's that the Nittany Lions have many candidates and much competition for most of the five available starting spots. Having four starters back from a unit that struggled for the second straight season may not be tremendously encouraging. Position switches and a plethora of players who redshirted as freshmen in 2014 or 2015 also present some uncertainty.
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April 15, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As spring practice comes to an end, culminating in Saturday's Blue-White game, Penn State coach James Franklin isn't likely to make a decision on starting quarterback anytime soon. With Christian Hackenberg gone for the NFL, redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens are competing for the starting role in new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead's system. "We want to give Tommy every opportunity to fight for the job," Franklin said after practice Wednesday.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
More than a quarter of female students surveyed at Pennsylvania State University's main campus said they were victims of sexual assault while at the university, according to results released by Penn State on Wednesday. And 80 percent of female students surveyed said they experienced some kind of behavior that could be considered sexual harassment. Harassing behaviors asked about in the survey ranged from "treated you differently because of your sex" to "sent or posted unwelcome sexual comments, jokes or pictures.
SPORTS
April 14, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The second positional move for Brian Gaia as a Penn State football player wasn't as radical for him as the first move - one that took him from defensive tackle to guard - but it nevertheless required him to learn an important new set of skills. The move simply involved Gaia, a 6-foot-2, 286-pound redshirt senior, sliding over one spot to center. Now, however, before he even gets to throw a block, he must read the defense and set the blocking scheme on the line, then snap the ball shotgun-style in the Nittany Lions' new no-huddle spread offense.
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April 10, 2016 | BY Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
After a terrific senior campaign during which he showed vast improvement, Archbishop Carroll's Ryan Daly is back on the free-agent market. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound sharpshooter, who announced his commitment to play basketball for coach John Gallagher and Hartford last August, reopened his recruitment last month. "I just didn't want to go there anymore," Daly said without getting into specifics. "Coach Gallagher is a great guy. I just wasn't feeling it in my heart. " Daly, a soft-spoken wing guard with a cool demeanor under pressure, averaged 21.7 points and seven rebounds while sparking Carroll to a 23-4 record and the second round of the PIAA Class 3A state playoffs.
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