March 22, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Strong words - scrawled on cardboard, bedsheets, and white paper - made it clear: Pennsylvania State University students were angry. They were angry at the brothers of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, especially the 144 members of two invitation-only Facebook groups containing photos of naked, unconscious women. And they were upset with the university administration for not taking a stronger stance. More than 100 students and other supporters demonstrated Friday afternoon on the snowy campus.
March 21, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University is considering a review of its fraternity system after one of its chapters shared nude photos of women on private Facebook pages. "I think it makes sense," president Eric Barron said Thursday during a break in university board of trustee committee meetings here. Barron cited national incidents of fraternity hazing, racial discrimination, and sexual impropriety, and said that while Penn State has some of the best fraternities, it also has some problems.
March 20, 2015 |
A former FBI director and Pennsylvania State University used then-president Graham B. Spanier as the scapegoat when the school needed someone to take the fall for Jerry Sandusky's years of child molestation, Spanier contends in a suit filed Wednesday. Spanier's complaint alleged that Louis Freeh defamed him in a 2012 report that asserted that he ignored information that Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, sexually abused children, in some cases on school grounds. Spanier was "never aware of any child abuse accusations," the long-awaited suit, filed in Centre County, states, adding that he hardly knew Sandusky.
March 19, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As James Franklin previewed spring practice Tuesday afternoon, the Penn State coach voiced optimism about many changes, including several position shifts and a stronger, more experienced offensive line to better protect quarterback Christian Hackenberg. "The fact that we're going to have two deep of scholarship players is exciting," Franklin said. "There's nobody that is happier about this group returning and the strides they've made than Mr. and Mrs. Hackenberg.
March 19, 2015 |
An associate professor of sociology at Penn State Abington was removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami on Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct after ranting about U.S.-Venezuela relations and lighting a cigarette aboard the aircraft. Karen Bettez Halnon, 52, who has worked for Pennsylvania State University since 1999, according to her biography on the university's website, said she was angry that the United States had declared Venezuela a national security threat earlier in the week and felt compelled to speak out. "To me, that means war. That means more military aggression," she said Tuesday night, a day after arriving home from Miami.
March 6, 2015 |
Could it be Happy Valley is happy again? Ever since the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal roiled Pennsylvania State University, dozens of candidates have vied each year for the three open alumni seats on its board of trustees. A record 80 or so candidates ran in spring 2012, a few months after Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was indicted in the abuse of young boys, and President Graham B. Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno were ousted. This year is different.
February 27, 2015
Penn State on Wednesday released its single-game ticket prices for its seven home football games this season at Beaver Stadium. Ticket prices range from $40 to $140 for the Nittany Lions' three home nonconference games, against Buffalo (Sept. 12), San Diego State (Sept. 26), and Army (Oct. 3). The most expensive tickets will be for the home games against Rutgers (Sept. 19) and Michigan (Nov. 21). Tickets will cost $100 to $200. Prices for the Indiana game Oct. 10 will be $80 to $150.
February 26, 2015 |
Lisa Aiello DeLeon just wanted to show Keith Olbermann that there was more to Pennsylvania State University than the Jerry Sandusky scandal. When she read that the university's annual Thon dance marathon had raised more than $13 million over the weekend for pediatric cancer research, she thought of the ESPN host. "We are!" she tweeted Monday, mentioning Olbermann and the Thon article, and using part of the school athletic cheer. But Olbermann finished the sentence for her, replying: " . . . Pitiful".
February 21, 2015
Home games against Penn State and Notre Dame highlight Temple's 2015 football schedule. 5 Penn State 12 @Cincinnati 19 @UMass 26 BYE 3 @Charlotte 10 Tulane 17 UCF 22 @East Carolina 31 Notre Dame 6 @SMU 14 @South Florida 21 Memphis 28 Connecticut 5 AAC title game Conference Playoff ABC/ESPN
February 20, 2015
TEMPLE'S football team, which went from 2-10 in 2013 to 6-6 last season (4-4 in the American Conference), will open and close at home this year. The Owls start on Sept. 5 against Penn State (7-6) in Lincoln Financial Field. And their final two games - Nov. 21 against defending champion Memphis (10-3) and Nov. 28 with Connecticut (2-10) - are also at the Linc. They will, of course, try to beat Penn State for the first time since 1941. Their next three games are on the road: at Cincinnati (9-4)