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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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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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May 20, 2011
Penn State and Northwestern will meet in one of the Big Ten Network's seven prime-time football games in the upcoming season. The Nittany Lions and Wildcats will play on Oct. 22 at Northwestern's Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., at 7 p.m. It will be the first prime-time matchup between the schools. Penn State leads the series, 11-3. It is Penn State's first game to have an announced time, and means the Lions will be playing at least one prime-time regular-season game for the 12th consecutive season.
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June 4, 2011 | By Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State has tabbed Boston University's Pat Chambers to take over the Nittany Lions basketball program, capping a whirlwind coaching search following the departure of Ed DeChellis. A posting on the website for BU announced the move late Friday afternoon, confirmed soon afterward by Penn State. Chambers, a Newtown Square native and former Villanova assistant, led the Terriers to their first America East title and NCAA tourney in nine seasons this spring.
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September 25, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - It wasn't that long ago when Temple would go into a game against Penn State hoping to survive, and do a poor job of it. The Owls have lost by 47-0, 31-0, 45-3, and 31-6 to Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions since Al Golden took over as head coach in 2006. There were mistakes, penalties, turnovers, and some bad breaks - all part of the game, but all showing Temple how far it had to go. Now, in 2010, you wonder whether the Owls have turned the page. Thanks to a 3-0 start, their best since 1979, they appear to have flicked the switch from survival mode to competitive opponent, but they won't know for sure until Saturday evening how far they've come.
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October 31, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The news that reached Happy Valley earlier this week was a real head-shaker, perhaps even worse than the officiating crew's blowing two vital calls in Penn State's loss to Ohio State a couple of nights before. Fifth-year senior Mike Hull, the 6-foot, 235-pound heart and soul of the Nittany Lions defense and arguably the Big Ten's best at his position, was left off the list of 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award given to the nation's No. 1 linebacker. How could that be? Maybe his 19-tackle performance against the Buckeyes came after the selection committee had chosen the semifinalists.
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October 31, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State and Maryland are in border states. Their teams have met on the football field 37 times. So when they face each other Saturday at Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1993, it means the rebirth of a rivalry, right? Uh, it depends on whom you ask. Maryland coach Randy Edsall looks forward to making this a rivalry. As for Penn State's James Franklin, not so much. "This is a Big Ten game for us and we're excited about playing a Big Ten game," Franklin said after practice Wednesday.
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October 31, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State-Maryland isn't a rivalry by any stretch of the imagination, but it has potential. The Nittany Lions and the Terrapins play in bordering states, compete for the much of the same recruits, have past connections on each coaching staff, and now will play each other every year in the Big Ten's East Division. But one thing is holding this pairing back from becoming a game worth looking forward to: winning on both sides. And for that, don't blame Penn State.
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October 31, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Bill O'Brien feels at home again. That probably sounds like a silly thing to say about a guy from New England who left a job in State College, Pa., for one deep in the heart of Texas. Home for O'Brien, however, is not so much about location as it is the level of football he is coaching. He showed a lot of courage in January 2012 when he left his job as the New England Patriots offensive coordinator to take over a storied college program that had shockingly spiraled out of control.
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October 30, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
If he didn't have enough to deal with during Penn State's three-game losing streak, James Franklin is trying to find ways to make the Nittany Lions' punting game more consistent. Franklin said Tuesday at his weekly news conference that he will hold an open competition this week among his three punters - starter Chris Gulla, a redshirt freshman, and freshmen Daniel Pasquariello and Robby Liebel. The punting has hurt Penn State (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten), particularly in the narrow loss to Michigan and the double-overtime loss to Ohio State.
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October 30, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Redshirt senior guard Miles Dieffenbach is itching to put on his Penn State uniform as soon as possible. It's just a matter of time. After tearing the ACL in his left knee in the spring and rehabbing for months, Saturday against Maryland might be the day Dieffenbach has been waiting for. "There is no finite line where I'm ready, it's kind of just a thing where you get a feel for it," Dieffenbach said yesterday. "When I know, I'll know. " The 6-3, 305-pound captain has worked his way back into practice the past couple weeks, and there were whispers that he would appear in last Saturday's Ohio State game.
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October 30, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - During a raucous special meeting Tuesday, Pennsylvania State University trustees defeated a resolution to reopen the controversial investigation into how school leaders handled the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. The proposal, introduced by alumni-backed trustees who for more than a year have been pushing the board to act - and preferably reject - the damning findings of former FBI Director Louis Freeh, won the support of only nine of the 26 board members who voted.
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October 29, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Former defensive coordinator Tom Bradley spent more than 3 decades at Penn State. About one-third of that time was spent with Larry Johnson by his side. In their time on the staff, Bradley, now an assistant head coach at West Virginia, and Johnson helped forge dominating defenses. "When we worked together, it was always about the team," Bradley said. The same remains true for Johnson, even though that team is no longer Penn State. From 1996 to 2013, Johnson roamed the Beaver Stadium sideline as an assistant coach.
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October 29, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - After nearly 2 decades on the Penn State sideline, Larry Johnson is familiar with sold-out Beaver Stadium whiteouts. He has seen the sea of white. He has heard the maddening cheers. He has felt that electric environment quite a few times. For this year's edition of the whiteout, Penn State (4-2) welcomes No. 13 Ohio State (5-1) for a prime-time matchup tomorrow on ABC. Now on the Ohio State coaching staff, Johnson knows what to expect. "It will be loud," Johnson said.
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