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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 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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August 19, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Despite new faces on Penn State's offensive coaching staff, a large question mark has carried over from the 2015 season: Will the line once again be the team's weakest link? Last season, the front five allowed 39 sacks, 10 alone in the Nittany Lions' season-opening loss to Temple. No one is more concerned about those numbers than new offensive line coach Matt Limegrover, the former Minnesota offensive coordinator who replaced Herb Hand in January. Yet after practice Wednesday, Limegrover was optimistic about the future.
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August 17, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Before defensive back John Reid even enrolled at Penn State last summer, he quickly had impressed his coaches with his focus and commitment to football. "You spend a handful of minutes with him, and this kid has got maturity beyond his years," then-defensive coordinator Bob Shoop said in September. "The first time, we just started talking football and every time he'd come up, he really embraced the process. We became very, very close. " That description of Reid by Shoop, who left the Nittany Lions after the season to take the same job at Tennessee, isn't the least bit surprising to Gabe Infante, who coached Reid at St. Joseph's Prep.
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August 13, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
One minute, Penn State's Nyeem Wartman-White was resembling a human wrecking ball at his new position - middle linebacker - in the 2015 season opener against Temple with family and friends in the seats and thinking about how much he could accomplish the rest of the season. The next minute, he was lying on the grass at Lincoln Financial Field, knowing something had gone wrong while running downfield on punt coverage and hoping that he had just tweaked his knee. The injury, however, turned out to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, meaning he would be out the rest of the season.
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August 12, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Robert Rohanna fired a 4-under-par 68 and won the Pennsylvania Open for the second time, capturing a 6-stroke victory Wednesday at the Club at Nevillewood in Western Pennsylvania. Rohanna, a former Penn State player who won the Open in 2010 at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, used an eagle at the par-5 third hole to kick-start his round and was never threatened in posting a 54-hole score of 12-under 204. He also carded five birdies. Four players tied for second at 210, including first-round leader Cole Willcox of Malvern, who closed with a 70. Mike Van Sickle of McKees Rocks shot the day's best round, a 66, to join David Denlinger of Lancaster (70)
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August 12, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
With one week of training camp in the books, Penn State coach James Franklin said Wednesday that the two quarterbacks who are up for the starting job are involved in a "heated battle" but that neither one has pulled away. "It's hard to say, to be honest with you," Franklin told reporters after practice Wednesday when asked whether he was closer to deciding on a starter. "It all depends on the practice. I don't think we're closer to making a decision than we were before. " The candidates are redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, who saw his only playing time in last January's TaxSlayer Bowl after Christian Hackenberg suffered an injury, and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens, who has yet to see any action in a college football game.
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August 12, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Darrell Hill's path to the Rio Olympics started because Penn Wood High School needed a shot putter. Coach Lenny Jordan's pitch to Hill was that he could come to the meets, throw a ball and hang out the rest of the day. Hill's friends were on the team, so it sounded like fun. "I had no clue at all" what to do, Hill said. "This was something I literally just did because my friends were at the meet. " Next Thursday, Hill's winding path will place him in the Olympic shot put competition as he represents the United States in Rio de Janeiro.
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August 7, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Will we see bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and her beau in Happy Valley for a Penn State football game on the opening day of the 2016 season? It just may very well happen. Jordan Rodgers, who won the hand of Fletcher Monday night in the season finale of the reality show The Bachelorette, played quarterback at Vanderbilt in 2011 and 2012 under then-head coach James Franklin. Now Penn State's head coach, Franklin said Thursday at football media day that he would love to have Rodgers and his fiancée come to a game, and he set out to do that later in the day on Twitter.
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August 6, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Everything is new with the Penn State offense as it begins preparations for the 2016 football season. A new offensive coordinator has installed a new system to replace the one that had the Nittany Lions at or near the bottom of the Big Ten offensive statistics for the last two seasons. Now the question is: Which new quarterback will direct this offense implemented by the new coordinator, former Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead? Christian Hackenberg is gone to the NFL, and his replacement will come from his backups for the last two seasons - redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens.
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August 6, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State sophomore Saquon Barkley is getting a lot of attention this season as one of the nation's top running backs. He also wants to add one more line to his resumé - kickoff returner. The 5-foot-11, 223-pound native of the Lehigh Valley said he got the idea - "100 percent" - from watching Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, who set an NCAA record last season for all-purpose yards. "I'm a fan of the running backs. I like watching them," Barkley said Thursday at Penn State media day. "McCaffrey is a guy who can do it all. Just the type of talent he brought to the return game is something I hope I can maybe bring.
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August 5, 2016 | By Mari Schaefer, Staff Writer
Delaware County Community College graduates are now able to seamlessly transfer to Pennsylvania State University under a recently announced agreement. Students with majors in bachelor of science in biology or business, and bachelor of arts or science in psychology, and have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 are eligible. Application fees to the university also will be waived, according to officials. Officials noted that Penn State Brandywine in Media, offers the eligible majors and is located close to the DCCC main campus in Marple Township.
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