July 18, 2012 |
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.
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)
January 25, 1993 |
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)
August 31, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. Records: Penn State, 0-0; Syracuse, 0-0. TV/Radio: 6ABC; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440) Coaches: Penn State, Bill O'Brien (second season, 8-4); Syracuse, Scott Shafer (first season, 0-0). Series: Penn State leads, 42-23-5, although it had to vacate the two most recent wins because of NCAA sanctions. The teams last met in 2009, a 28-7 Lions win at Beaver Stadium. Syracuse's last win came in 1988.
December 1, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis. Records: Penn State (6-5, 3-4 Big Ten); Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1), ranked No. 14 by the Associated Press. TV/Radio: ESPN; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Penn State, Bill O'Brien (secon season, 14-9); Wisconsin, Gary Anderson (first season, 9-2). Series: Wisconsin leads, 9-7. Four Penn State victories in the series have been vacated by the NCAA. The previous six games in the series (3-3)
November 3, 2013
When: Saturday at noon. Where: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pa. Records: Illinois (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten); Penn State (4-3, 1-2) TV/Radio: ESPN; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Illinois, Tim Beckman (2d season, 5-14), Penn State, Bill O'Brien (2d season, 12-7). Series: Penn State holds a 16-4 lead, including a 35-7 win last year in Champaign, Ill. Twelve of the victories have been vacated by NCAA sanctions. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Penn State's pass defense, which allowed Ohio State's receivers far too much cushion catching the football last week, needs to be more aggressive and keep an eye on sophomore Josh Ferguson.
January 3, 1991 |
Fifteen years ago, Debbie Ryan, who is now the women's basketball coach at Virginia, danced at the wedding of Rene Portland, now Penn State's coach. Tonight is Portland's wedding anniversary. "But I guess this time, Debbie and I will be on opposite sides of the dance floor," Portland said. Tonight, Portland's fourth-ranked Lions (8-0) play Ryan's top-ranked Cavaliers (11-0) in what will be Penn State's first chance to achieve a No. 1 ranking in the weekly poll of women's coaches.
January 7, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State reportedly got an up-close look at two more candidates, but apparently lost another yesterday, as the school continues to search for a head football coach to replace Bill O'Brien. University of Miami coach Al Golden, who reportedly met with Penn State officials on Saturday, released a statement on Miami's website indicating he was staying put. "There has been much speculation concerning my future at the University of Miami," the former Penn State player, assistant coach and Temple head coach said in the release.
October 22, 2012 |
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa fans that stayed until the final minutes would not let up. They stood, some 10 feet behind the Nittany Lion sideline, and continued to heckle. "Enjoy your bowl game!" one man shouted. "Send me a postcard from Florida," a woman yelled, before she laughed at her own joke. But when it was all over, it was the Penn State players who ran into the locker room, smiling. The Hawkeyes and their fans were left wondering what happened. Matt McGloin passed for two touchdowns, and Bill Belton ran for three more as Penn State (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten)