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September 10, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - "May no act of ours bring shame" bellowed from the crowd of thousands gathered Monday night outside Beaver Stadium on the Pennsylvania State University campus. Students sang the Penn State alma mater. They climbed atop tall carts and pushed themselves against the metal partition of Gate A, where students enter on game day. And they cheered the NCAA's decision to allow Penn State to compete in a bowl game this postseason and to restore its full number of scholarships for 2015.
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA rewarded Penn State on Monday for its efforts to change the university's culture and improve campus security following the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal by lifting two of the most onerous penalties from the football program. Based on a favorable report by former Sen. George Mitchell, the NCAA's executive committee ruled that the Nittany Lions can compete in a bowl game this postseason and will regain its full number of scholarships for next season. Mitchell, the university's athletics integrity monitor, cited progress toward implementing a new human resources system, "fostering an ethical culture," and improving security at its sports facilities.
SPORTS
September 10, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers is excited to make its Big Ten Conference debut Saturday night against Penn State. But for some of the Scarlet Knights' Pennsylvania players, the opportunity is absolutely exhilarating. "I'm pretty excited about this game," fifth-year senior offensive tackle Taj Alexander, a Downingtown East graduate, said Monday. "I've been around Penn State fans my whole life. I hadn't had a chance to play that team in the four years I've been here, so it's pretty exciting to play a team you grew up around.
NEWS
September 9, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of David Hare Platt's lifelong ambitions, his family says, was to be his own boss so he could avoid wearing suits and ties. Another was to make sure all children learned to swim safely, for both competition and recreation. Mr. Platt, 66, of Holland, Bucks County, who died Thursday, Sept. 4, of cancer at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown, fulfilled both ambitions. From 1983 to 2013, he owned and operated the Newtown Swim Club and Newtown Day Camp. From 1972 to 2001, he opened 24 stores, golf courses, driving ranges, and mini-golf courses in three states under the Somerton Springs banner.
SPORTS
September 8, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The second annual report from former Sen. George Mitchell describing Penn State's progress in complying with provisions of the consent decree agreed to in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal is scheduled to be released Monday. A spokesman at Mitchell's law firm, DLA Piper of New York, confirmed the timing of the report. Mitchell, who was named Penn State's athletics integrity monitor after the NCAA sanctions were handed down in July 2012, issued his first annual report last September.
SPORTS
September 8, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin raced out of the South tunnel at Beaver Stadium with his team Saturday for the first time as Penn State head coach. But he admitted after his successful debut that he was fighting back tears much earlier when he accompanied the Nittany Lions walking from their buses on Curtin Road and into Beaver Stadium through a double column of Penn State fans. "Getting off that bus and walking into the stadium . . . I'm an emotional guy, and I was fighting back my emotions the whole time," Franklin said.
SPORTS
September 8, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - With its running game still mired in quicksand and Christian Hackenberg still finding that heroic throws sometimes lead to interceptions, Penn State continued Saturday to discover the ability to dial up a big play whenever it needed one. Hackenberg threw a pair of picks, giving him four in two games, but he shook them off to pass for 319 yards and three touchdowns, as the Nittany Lions got their offense untracked late and...
SPORTS
September 8, 2014 | By John Stuetz, Inquirer Staff Writer
After six consecutive scoreless drives and holding a four-point lead over Akron, Penn State's offense turned to wide receiver Geno Lewis to begin its third possession of the third quarter. It picked the right guy. The redshirt sophomore jump-started the Nittany Lions' drive by nearly making an acrobatic, one-handed catch along the sideline, drawing a pass-interference penalty in the process. And on a critical third-and-25 play shortly after that, quarterback Christian Hackenberg found Lewis in stride just beyond the first-down marker for a diving reception that extended the momentum-shifting drive.
SPORTS
September 7, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Being the veteran on the Penn State offensive line, Donovan Smith doesn't mind reaching out to his younger and less experienced teammates to make sure they know exactly what is expected of them. "Just motivating them and telling them to ask me any questions in terms of game experiences or what I know here or there," the 6-foot-5, 348-pound tackle said earlier this week. "With my knowledge and my experience of playing, I'll provide that information to them if they ask me, or anyone who comes and talks to me. " The mentoring by Smith, a redshirt junior, is sure to come in handy as the Nittany Lions adapt to their new offense under coach James Franklin, a process that continues Saturday against Akron in their home opener - and Franklin's first game at Beaver Stadium.
SPORTS
September 6, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
To say that Sam Ficken has seen it all in his four seasons at Penn State is not an overstatement. NCAA sanctions thrust him into a starting role. He missed four field-goal attempts in a game and received death threats. He made a school-record 15 consecutive field goals. He had some rough sledding late in the 2013 season. And on Saturday, he went 4 for 4 on field-goal attempts, including the game-winning 36-yarder that saw him run like a frightened jackrabbit away from the celebratory hordes of teammates but not a crushing bear hug from coach James Franklin.
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