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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 23, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBORO, Mass. - It was hard to imagine that Bill O'Brien's transition from Patriots offensive coordinator to Penn State head coach could get any more delicate. But his task grew even more fraught with emotion Sunday when Joe Paterno died, leaving O'Brien to not only replace a legend but to do so while Penn State fans mourn their lionized coach. Paterno's death Sunday morning came as O'Brien prepared for the AFC championship game here, getting ready to help the Patriots reach the Super Bowl.
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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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February 2, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
An insurance company covering Pennsylvania State University asked Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to limit its exposure from a lawsuit filed by an alleged sex-abuse victim of Jerry Sandusky. The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. argued Tuesday in its filing that it may not be required to cover Penn State at all, depending on what is uncovered as developments emerge from the sex scandal. At stake are millions of dollars that the university could use to defend itself and, if necessary, pay out in a judgment.
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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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February 21, 2015
Home games against Penn State and Notre Dame highlight Temple's 2015 football schedule. 5 Penn State 12 @Cincinnati 19 @UMass 26 BYE 3 @Charlotte 10 Tulane 17 UCF 22 @East Carolina 31 Notre Dame 6 @SMU 14 @South Florida 21 Memphis 28 Connecticut 5 AAC title game Conference Playoff ABC/ESPN
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February 20, 2015
TEMPLE'S football team, which went from 2-10 in 2013 to 6-6 last season (4-4 in the American Conference), will open and close at home this year. The Owls start on Sept. 5 against Penn State (7-6) in Lincoln Financial Field. And their final two games - Nov. 21 against defending champion Memphis (10-3) and Nov. 28 with Connecticut (2-10) - are also at the Linc. They will, of course, try to beat Penn State for the first time since 1941. Their next three games are on the road: at Cincinnati (9-4)
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February 18, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Twice this season, Penn State point guard Shep Garner, a freshman out of Roman Catholic, has gone viral in the college hoops world - and really neither time it was because of his own actions. Garner was just playing ball. The first time, the Nittany Lions were at home against Virginia Tech in December. "I think there was a timeout before we came out," Garner remembers. "I think everyone lost focus. " He meant everyone but him. The video is the kind you end up watching over and over.
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February 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another provision of the sanctions assessed against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal has been reversed with the announcement Thursday that the university once again will receive its full share of bowl revenues from the Big Ten Conference beginning with the 2015 season. In a statement, the Big Ten said its council of presidents and chancellors decided at a meeting Wednesday to restore the bowl revenue, saying that "the original bowl fine was based on NCAA actions, most of which have been rescinded over the past six months.
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February 13, 2015 | By Susan Snyder and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
The NCAA last month gave Joe Paterno his football wins back, but the bronze statue of the coach that for years greeted visitors outside Beaver Stadium remains in seclusion. And a lot of people think that's wrong, a new poll shows. Of 1,023 Pennsylvania residents polled by Quinnipiac University, 59 percent said the statue of Paterno with his finger in the air should be restored to a prominent place on Pennsylvania State University's campus. A quarter of those surveyed said it should not. The poll numbers, released Wednesday, landed on the same morning that the state Senate majority leader repeated his contention that Paterno had been unfairly "scapegoated," criticized the NCAA president, and called for new probes into how the athletic association handled the fallout of the Sandusky sex-abuse case.
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February 11, 2015
ISSUE | WAR WEARINESS Draft to the rescue There was a jaw-dropping statistic in a recent report that put the average number of suicides among soldiers and veterans at a staggering 22 per day. As a Vietnam-era veteran, I am appalled. The focus on treating vets is great, but it's not the solution - and the real solution, reinstituting the draft, is not popular. It's illogical to think that we can send a man or woman into a war zone for repeated tours, with brief stops back home, and not have psychological consequences.
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February 9, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Troy Shorts could have sat behind a podium, smiled for the cellphone cameras, and put pen to paper like many top South Jersey football players did on Wednesday as part of national signing day. He could have accepted a scholarship from Central Connecticut, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Northeast Conference with Sacred Heart, Wagner, and Bryant, among others. He could have been part of the celebratory scene on Wednesday - the attention in school, the posing for pictures, the swirl of excitement and congratulations.
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February 9, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Samantha, raised in North Wales, met her friend Adam in class at Penn State's Altoona campus. Then, at a 2008 weekend party in State College, she met Adam's older brother, Mike. Samantha and Mike saw each other several more times at similar gatherings that year. Then in 2009, she transferred to the main campus to complete her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. "We started to see each other more often after that," recalled Mike, who earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate in material science and engineering at Penn State.
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February 7, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bianca Cuevas scored 16 points and top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 22 Georgia (17-6 overall, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) by 58-35 on Thursday night in Athens, Ga. South Carolina (22-0, 10-0) plays at No. 2 Connecticut on Monday night in a matchup of the nation's top two teams. Maryland 77, Penn State 62 - Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 21 points, Brionna Jones had 11 rebounds and No. 5 Maryland (20-2, 11-0 Big Ten) cruised past host Penn State (5-18, 2-10) for its 14th consecutive victory.
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February 6, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin scrolled through his Twitter feed. Between swift swipes of his finger, the Penn State coach looked up to watch ESPN's national signing day coverage on a large flat-screen TV. He peered back down through his glasses and surveyed the thick binder in front of him. On his second signing day in Happy Valley, Franklin spent the morning inside the "war room," an upstairs space in the Lasch Football Building on the university's...
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