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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 27, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the most experienced of Penn State's offensive linemen, Angelo Mangiro took it upon himself in the offseason to lead his group through meetings and workouts and make sure last year's dismal performance by the unit does not happen again. "I know last year we had our ups and downs during the season, and we took it personal," Mangiro, a fifth-year senior center, said before the start of training camp. "We know we're forty-some percent of the offense, and that offense only goes as far as we go. So we put the onus on ourselves to really push ourselves over the summer, and we did. " Since there are no exhibition games in college football, the offensive line's level of improvement won't be evident until the Nittany Lions' Sept.
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August 21, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Going into Penn State's preseason camp, many were focused on the improvement on the offensive line. But the defensive side has made equally large strides, defensive recruiting coordinator Terry Smith said Wednesday. "We're flying around, executing, communicating well," Smith said. "We haven't been giving up too many big plays. . . . It's been really competitive and really promising. " At cornerback, senior Trevor Williams has impressed, Smith said. "The secondary's really good," said Smith, particularly safeties Marcus Allen and Jordan Lucas, who played cornerback last season.
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August 19, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carl Nassib is entering his fifth season at Penn State, where he has played for four defensive coordinators, three head coaches and two defensive line coaches, yet still finds it amazing that he wears the blue and white and plays in Beaver Stadium. His road hasn't been an easy one - from Malvern Prep to walk-on who didn't play for two years to scholarship player to probable starting defensive end for the Nittany Lions. But the journey has been a tribute to Nassib's focus, work ethic and motor on the field.
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August 18, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prep Charter's Karamo Dioubate, a 6-foot-4, 277-pound defensive end and four-star recruit, committed Sunday to Penn State. The senior from Southwest Philadelphia chose Penn State over Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among others. He is the program's 19th player to commit in the Class of 2016. "Penn State is always strong in football and it has great academics," said Dioubate, 17. "And I found the coaches to be a great bunch of guys.
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August 16, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since it went live in June, a website that contains a petition to end hazing at fraternities, a roster of cases related to physical and sexual abuse in the Greek system, and a plethora of related documents, has drawn brisk traffic. Aaron Freiwald, a creator of endhazingnow.com, says the site is about more than the civil suit filed by his client, James Vivenzio, against Pennsylvania State University and the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. But the attorney for the fraternity's national organization contends the site is about a lawyer selling his services and is an abuse of something ordinarily out of the public eye - the pretrial discovery process.
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August 14, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, For The Inquirer
As the Nittany Lions wrap up the first week of preseason camp, there's one thing that coach James Franklin is certain about: Everything's different compared to last year. After practice Wednesday evening, Franklin repeated that this change may be most noticeable on the offensive line, which struggled last season. "They're not seeing blitzes every down from our defense and things like that, but the offense is having more success than we've had," Franklin said. "The depth and the competition is dramatically different.
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August 10, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Penn State landed Daiquan Kelly as part of its 2015 freshman class, the Nittany Lions thought the athletic-but-undersize linebacker might one day grow into a playmaker for them. Now they'll never know. On Saturday morning, Penn State issued a statement announcing that the 6-2, 194-pound Kelly had been dismissed from the team for violating unspecified team rules. Kelly is generally regarded as a three-star recruit, although some recruiting services have rated him as high as four stars.
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August 7, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
1. Will Christian Hackenberg have a bounce-back season? A wise guy's answer would be: "Ask the offensive line. " The Nittany Lions will go as far as Hackenberg takes them, but that means the offensive line has to protect Hackenberg a lot better than it did last year (44 sacks) and revamp a running game that ranked at the bottom of the Big Ten in 2014. Instead of one returning starter, the line brings back four starters from last season plus a highly touted junior college transfer tackle to replace NFL second-round draft choice Donovan Smith.
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August 5, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
The pipeline from Broad and Vine to State College continues. Surrounded by family and friends Monday afternoon at the school's library, Roman Catholic's Tony Carr, a dynamic senior point guard and four-star recruit, committed to play at Penn State. Roman classmate Nazeer Bostick, a 6-foot-4 wing guard and three-star recruit, committed to head coach Pat Chambers and the Nittany Lions in April. Former Cahillites teammate Shep Garner started 33 games as a freshman for Penn State last season.
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