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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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July 18, 2012 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
Should the NCAA slap Penn State with a one-year "death penalty," barring the university's football team from competition? That's the question that has been on many lips since former FBI Director Louis Freeh released his report detailing university officials' cover-up of child sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. But it's the wrong question. The issue isn't what should be done to Penn State; it's what Penn State should do. And the answer is as clear as Nittany Lion blue: Penn State should forfeit one season of its own accord — before the NCAA or anyone else makes the decision for it. Worshipful habits That's what Florida A&M University did to its famous marching band following the death of drum major Robert Champion last year.
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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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May 21, 2015 | BY GORDIE JONES, For the Daily News
PENN STATE and Temple open the football season against each other on Sept. 5 in Lincoln Financial Field. The teams are also scheduled to play in 2016 in State College. It's unclear when they might meet again. The Big Ten announced two years ago that each of its member schools would begin playing nine conference games a season in 2016, the first time that has been the case since 1984. That means that those schools will be limited to three nonconference games, and that the future is hazy for the PSU-Temple series, which dates back to 1931 and has seen the teams square off 43 times.
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May 21, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State may have its full complement of football scholarships back after the lifting of NCAA sanctions, but that doesn't mean James Franklin is nearly finished building up the roster that was limited by the scholarship limits of previous years. As Franklin succinctly said Tuesday during his Center City stop of the Penn State coaches' caravan: "We're still out of whack at some positions. " Franklin said the Nittany Lions have "81 or 82" players on scholarship, just a few below the NCAA limit of 85. But right now, most of the scholarships belong to underclassmen; he said the Lions have just 11 scholarship seniors on their roster.
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May 18, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Natalie Schmitt left Archbishop Carroll for Penn State, the former high school all-American looked forward to facing older sister Hannah at the collegiate level. On March 7, her wish came true. When Natalie marked sister Hannah Schmitt, a decorated senior attacker at Loyola (Md.) in a game in Baltimore, Hannah won the battle, putting up three goals on the sophomore midfielder, but Natalie won the war, helping Penn State to 12-8 nonconference lacrosse victory. "It was difficult but it was fun," Natalie said.
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May 10, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University's trustees agreed Friday to add four female board members, increasing the board's gender diversity, an issue that several female members had raised. But the way things stand, come July the state's flagship university will lose its only African American trustees. Both Merck CEO Ken Frazier, the board's liaison to former FBI Director Louis Freeh, whose investigative report faulted university leaders for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, and Adam Taliaferro, a lawyer and former Penn State football player, are leaving because their terms are up. The board also has only one Hispanic member, acting state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, and one Asian American, David Han, vice president of the department of surgery at Hershey Medical Center.
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May 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Penn men's golf team had to wait until near the end of the Golf Channel's NCAA selection show Monday to find out where it would play its regional of the NCAA Division I championships, leading coach Bob Heintz to sweat a little bit. "I was getting nervous thinking they were figuring out a way to keep us out," Heintz joked. The Quakers, with an automatic bid for winning the Ivy League, were assigned to the regional at the Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind. Temple junior Brandon Matthews also had to wait, but he will make a return visit to the regionals as an individual competitor, heading to The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn.
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May 5, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
AS A SEA of smiling faces surged around her, no one at Community College of Philadelphia's graduation was more joyful than Wanda Klinefelter of Mayfair - unless it was her mom, Gloria. "My mom's held our family together," said Klinefelter, 34, who was among 2,000 students graduating from CCP over the weekend at Temple University's Liacouras Center. "Mom worked as a housekeeper and sacrificed so much for me, my brother and my sister," Klinefelter said. Her mom said, "I love you and I am a very proud Mama Dukes.
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May 4, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Penn State players - safety Adrian Amos and tight end Jesse James - were selected Saturday on the final day of the NFL draft, but three more Nittany Lions reached free-agent agreements after the draft ended. The 6-foot, 1/2-inch, 218-pound Amos was taken in the fifth round by the Chicago Bears with the 142d overall selection. The 6-7, 261-pound James, of Glassport, Pa., about 12 miles from Pittsburgh, went later in the same round (No. 160) to the Steelers. In all, three Nittany Lions were chosen.
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May 4, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alexander Scalamandre had just scored for St. Joseph's Prep when Haverford School's Grant Ament shared a glance with a few teammates. Scalamandre's goal, which came just 11 seconds after Kevin Stump had scored, capped a five-goal spurt that tied the nonleague lacrosse game at 5-5. Unfortunately for the Prep, it also got the attention of the undefeated Fords. "There was a point after they scored that fifth goal that I looked at Forry Smith and Tucker McBride and was like, 'All right, time to turn it on,' " Ament said.
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May 3, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Offensive tackle Donovan Smith became the first Penn State player to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft Friday night when he was made the second-round pick (No. 34 overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 6-foot-51/2, 338-pound Smith left the Nittany Lions with one year of eligibility remaining and rose steadily up the rankings after the NFL combine to become the highest-drafted Lion since Jared Odrick went No. 28 to Miami in 2010. "Unbelievable moment!!" Smith said on Twitter. "Still can't believe it. " Later, Smith told NFL Network that visiting the Tampa Bay headquarters "was definitely one of the best visits I had. Just being around the facility, I felt right at home, so it's just a blessing.
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