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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.
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January 30, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Ever since it was disassembled in 1960 and relocated to an eastern edge of Penn State's campus, Beaver Stadium, like some '57 Chevy in Cuba, has been repaired, patched and, where possible, upgraded. But after 56 years, Happy Valley's most iconic structure is rusting, sputtering and due either for a major overhaul or replacement. "When you stand on the Beaver Stadium field at kickoff and there are 107,000 fans in the stands, there's not a better place in college football," said Phil Esten, Penn State's deputy director of athletics.
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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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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.)
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February 4, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
The roller coaster that is the Penn State recruiting process for the Class of 2016 swung upward on Tuesday, when the Nittany Lions received a pair of oral commitments from two players, one a 305-pound junior college transfer who will shore up the defensive tackle position. The Lions, who have picked up commitments from four players in the last three days to reverse some recent negative momentum, enter Wednesday's national signing day hoping to hold on to at least two of the players who committed to them last summer, and perhaps pick up one or two more from those announcing their college decisions.
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January 31, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
If there was one thing former NFL head coach Jim Haslett learned from spending a season as a consultant at Penn State, it was learning how to deal with the 18-to-22-year-old player. Now 60 and holding a new job as linebackers coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Haslett, a former head coach with the New Orleans Saints and the St. Louis Rams, discovered it's never too late to learn about communicating through social media. "It was a great experience for me personally just because I saw the coaches work with the young players nowadays," Haslett said last week in a telephone interview.
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January 30, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Ever since it was disassembled in 1960 and relocated to an eastern edge of Penn State's campus, Beaver Stadium, like some '57 Chevy in Cuba, has been repaired, patched and, where possible, upgraded. But after 56 years, Happy Valley's most iconic structure is rusting, sputtering and due either for a major overhaul or replacement. "When you stand on the Beaver Stadium field at kickoff and there are 107,000 fans in the stands, there's not a better place in college football," said Phil Esten, Penn State's deputy director of athletics.
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January 29, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
On one or more occasions over the last several months, under the leadership of energetic head coach James Franklin, Penn State held a consensus national top 10 ranking in recruiting high school stars for its freshman Class of 2016. The last few weeks, however, have seen the Nittany Lions encounter bumps across the recruiting trail and lose some momentum. With one week left until national signing day on Feb. 3, Franklin and his staff must mount a strong finish to have one of the 10 best recruiting classes once again.
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January 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Kicker Alex Barbir of Cumming, Ga., announced on Twitter that he had made an oral commitment to Penn State, flipping the commitment he originally made in July to Rutgers. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Barbir, who attends South Forsyth High School, called his decision to change "the hardest decision of my life so far," which involved "countless hours of talking and consideration. " "I'm forever grateful for each opportunity that has been available to me," he said on Twitter. "But at this time I feel that it is in my best interest to announce my commitment to Penn State University.
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January 27, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
Penn State lost another high school player who had pledged to the freshman Class of 2016 when defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour of Wayne, N.J., announced Monday on Twitter that he had withdrawn his commitment. Hours after writing, "Unfortunately, my heart is somewhere else" and "Happy Valley isn't where I belong," the 6-foot-2, 285-pound Dwumfour announced he had committed to Michigan. He called it "my dream school. " Dwumfour, a three-star recruit who attends DePaul Catholic High School, is the fourth player to back out of a commitment to the Nittany Lions, and the third defensive lineman.
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January 25, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
The slogan is new. The sentiment is old. Every Rutgers coach for the last 50 years or so has preached the importance of persuading New Jersey's top football players to stay home and play for the state university. Under new coach Chris Ash, the Scarlet Knights have summed up the strategy in three words, "Fence the Garden" - a clever Twitter hashtag and catchphrase that came courtesy of new receivers coach Zak Kuhr. Rick Mantz, the program's new director of high school relations, said the new staff is determined to make inroads in recruiting the state's top players and establishing strong connections with coaches in South Jersey.
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