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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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August 19, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITER
Molly Brownstein, a Pennsylvania State University senior, and her family describe her roommate Rachel Lader as a classic mean girl - a "monster" and an "expert bully, with a Ph.D. in intimidation. " Lader denies this and paints Brownstein as a coddled whiner, quick to turn to her parents to solve problems she created with her own standoffish behavior. Such squabbling might normally be dismissed as typical drama between young women navigating life on their own for the first time.
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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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September 21, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
It's difficult to talk about any aspect of the Michigan football team - offense, defense or special teams - and not talk about Jabrill Peppers. That was the case last Saturday as the versatile Peppers helped spur the fourth-ranked Wolverines to a 45-28 victory over Colorado. He closed out the scoring with a 54-yard punt return for a touchdown. He led the defense with nine tackles, including 31/2 for losses and one sack. He rushed twice for 22 yards and piled up 204 all-purpose yards.
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September 20, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
TEMPLE STILL has never won at Penn State, although there was a 7-7 tie in 1950. And since there are no future meetings scheduled, who knows when or even if the Owls will get more chances? In last season's opener, they beat the Nittany Lions for the first time in 74 years by scoring the last 27 points. This time, on an afternoon when Penn State chose to honor the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno taking over the program, they never led. It was 7-7 midway through the first quarter, 21-10 at the half and 27-24 with eight minutes to go. The Owls (1-2)
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September 20, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Some trustees at Pennsylvania State University are balking at a board proposal that would discourage them from talking publicly about a university matter outside of a board meeting without prior approval of the board chairman. Trustee Alice Pope, a psychology professor at St. John's University, called the practice "totalitarian" and said it would stifle the free exchange of ideas typically considered a cornerstone of a university. Board members Barbara Doran, a private-wealth manager, and former state Sen. Robert Jubelirer also said they viewed the proposal as an attempt to restrict free speech.
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September 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano and Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITERS
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Redshirt junior Brandon Smith became the most unlikely star of Penn State's 34-27 win over Temple Saturday, entering the game after middle linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White was injured late in the first quarter. The 6-foot, 228-pound linebacker was in on eight tackles and admirably handled his signal-calling duties. Smith, who said he was intending to go to Penn before deciding on Penn State, said it was something he had long anticipated. "I was just very thankful for the opportunity," said Smith, 22, who lives in Winfield, Pa., on the west branch of the Susquehanna River south of Lewisburg.
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September 19, 2016 | Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Third quarter, Penn State up a couple of touchdowns, the big screen showed images that brought many inside Beaver Stadium to their feet. A familiar face in younger days, glorious days. Words were mentioned over the PA: "Success without honor is an unseasoned dish. It will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. " In the last row of the Temple section in the upper deck above the north end zone, a banner appeared, with a big T for Temple, so there was no mistaking the allegiance of the artist, who wrote, "He turned his back, so we'll turn ours.
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September 19, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A "Joe Paterno Forever" sign hung off a tent in the Beaver Stadium parking lot. Off another: "We tailgate at the house that Joe Pa built. " Some fans donned "409" shirts, referring to the late coach's number of wins. And at the former site of Paterno's statue, a small crowd gathered, leaving balloons and signs to mark the 50th anniversary of his first game as head coach. Lettermen, hundreds of whom were in town, left bricks to symbolize the "players wall" that was removed along with the statue in 2012.
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September 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - It almost got to the point Saturday at Beaver Stadium where Penn State needed to check with the hundreds of lettermen who returned to campus this weekend and ask if any of them had eligibility remaining. Five starters were out for the game against Temple before the opening kickoff. As the overcast afternoon continued, four more joined them on the sidelines, including running back Saquon Barkley, who limped off the field after carrying for 8 yards on the game's first play.
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September 18, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
St. Augustine Prep junior running back Kyle Dobbins said Williamstown players were talking to him for much of the game. But it was all good. "They were like, 'Hey, what's up?' and 'What's good, Kyle?' " Dobbins said of his interactions with many of his one-time teammates. Dobbins, who lives in Monroe Township, nearly went to Williamstown. In fact, he participated in a scrimmage with the Braves about a week before the start of his freshman year in high school. Dobbins decided to enroll at St. Augustine.
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September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - In James Franklin's first two seasons as Penn State head coach, the Nittany Lions mostly rode their defense to the success that they achieved in back-to-back 7-6 seasons while the offense struggled in the bottom 20 to 25 percent of FBS statistics. Two games into Franklin's third season, however, the Lions are trending toward a change, with their offense realizing some production with a faster style of play, and their defense encountering some problems behind a mostly young and inexperienced defensive line.
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September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano and Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITERS
Temple at Penn State Saturday, noon, at Beaver Stadium, State College TV: Big Ten Network. Radio: WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Temple, Matt Rhule (4th season, 19-21); Penn State, James Franklin (2nd season, 15-13; overall, 39-28). History: Penn State leads, 39-4-1. Temple won last year, 27-10, at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls are 0-24-1 at Penn State. About Penn State: The Nittany Lions saw their rally from a 28-7 second-quarter deficit fall just short last week and lost, 42-39, at Pittsburgh in the first meeting of the two teams since 2000.
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