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May 18, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Penn State has promoted three staffers to assistant athletic director positions, athletic director Sandy Barbour announced Monday. Herb Combs was named assistant athletic director for outdoor athletic facilities. Ken Cutler was named assistant athletic director for major gifts, and Nikki Potoczny was named assistant athletic director for the annual fund. In his former position as athletic fields supervisor, Combs, a Penn State alumnus, led a team that maintained the university's 200 acres of fields.
SPORTS
May 17, 2016 | By Mike Frainie, For The Inquirer
After an opening-round victory Friday in the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament, Penn coach Karin Brower Corbett said her main worry going forward was the Quakers defense. Well, she needn't worry any more. Penn (15-4) held host Towson scoreless in the run of play for the first 56 minutes, 14 seconds, allowing only two free-position goals to beat the Tigers, 12-4, in a second-round game at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Quakers advanced to play Penn State (which upset second-seeded Florida, 14-13, in double overtime)
NEWS
May 10, 2016
The full text of Penn State University President Eric J. Barron's response to new allegations in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual assault case. Dear Friends: Over the past few days, allegations have surfaced from individuals who claim to be Sandusky victims and from unidentified individuals about the alleged knowledge of former University employees. None of these allegations about the supposed knowledge of University employees has been substantiated in a court of law or in any other process to test their veracity.
NEWS
May 10, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania State University president Eric Barron said Sunday that the university has found no evidence to support the latest allegations that Joe Paterno and members of his coaching staff knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children as early as the 1970s. Barron turned the heat on the media for reporting the allegations, some of which surfaced in court papers last week. Others were reported by CNN and NBC News. If true, they indicate that Paterno and other Penn State authorities knew about Sandusky's actions years earlier than had been alleged.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
Ladies, which do you find more alluring: the soaring high notes of British crooner Sam Smith, or the deep, soulful tones of Barry White? The boyish squeak of actor Michael Cera, or the rich bass of James Earl Jones? A new study finds that it may not matter so much what women think, at least biologically speaking. Deep voices are more about men showing each other who is boss. The research, whose authors included eight scholars from Pennsylvania State University, marks the latest attempt by science to answer that age-old question of how humans pick their mates.
SPORTS
May 8, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
It was a whirlwind of positive developments for Mark Webb. College football heavyweights Alabama, Georgia, and Iowa offered scholarships to the Archbishop Wood junior wide receiver on Monday. "That's a pretty good day's work," Wood coach Steve Devlin said. Webb's reaction? "I was surprised," he said. "I couldn't believe it. It was like a childhood dream. " A day earlier, the 6-foot-2, 202-pounder received an invitation to the Opening Finals, a showcase event for the nation's top prospects that is scheduled for July 5-10 at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Webb earned a golden-ticket invite to the Opening after his efforts at the Opening Regional last Sunday at the New York Jets practice facility in Florham Park, N.J. The 18-year-old from Mount Airy will be joined in Oregon by St. Joseph's Prep all-purpose back D'Andre Swift and Cherry Hill West cornerback Harrison Hand.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITERS
Pennsylvania State University paid settlements to end claims that Joe Paterno and other coaches at the school knew as early as the 1970s that Jerry Sandusky was assaulting children sexually, according to court filings and a person familiar with the payouts. One accuser was a child when he allegedly told Paterno in 1976 that Sandusky had molested him. Two assistant coaches witnessed Sandusky's misconduct with children in the 1980s, and a former athletic director also was told about sexual contact between the former assistant coach and a child, according to the filings.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Watching those Nittany Lion home games may soon become even more palatable. A committee of Pennsylvania State University trustees on Thursday recommended that some fans be allowed to buy alcoholic beverages at Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center and other athletic facilities on the University Park campus. The proposal is expected to win full board approval on Friday. Sales would occur only in private and controlled areas - including suites, club seats and reception areas - under the proposal.
SPORTS
May 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Thomas Awad admitted he "wasn't feeling too hot" running the anchor leg during the men's 4-by-mile relay championship Saturday at the Penn Relays and wondered whether he'd have enough in the tank to overtake the leaders and challenge at the end. But this was the Penn Relays, and Awad runs for Penn, and the Quakers hadn't won a relay race of any kind at their home carnival since 1974, or in this event since 1950. So Awad, a senior who finished third in last month's NCAA indoor championships, found that extra burst of energy and put it into overdrive to pass Indiana and Georgetown with 50 meters to go to claim the upset and end the Quakers' drought at Franklin Field.
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