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July 14, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
How did Pennsylvania State University decide to hand out nearly $93 million to more than 30 of Jerry Sandusky's accusers? The process spanned months, involved lawyers and mediators, and hinged on much more than the merits of the claims, said Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer who mediated the settlements on Penn State's behalf, along with his law partner, Michael Rozen. "This was a very intense and difficult mediation," said Feinberg, who also managed as mediator the 9/11 victims' compensation fund and the settlements with those affected by the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill.
SPORTS
July 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Two football players from both Temple and Penn State have been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, and one from each school is on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award. Both awards are presented by Philadelphia's Maxwell Football Club. The Maxwell Award is for college football's most outstanding player, while the Bednarik Award goes to the nation's best college defensive player. Temple's Tyler Matakevich, a seventh-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers, won last year's Bednarik Award.
NEWS
July 7, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
More than 200 former Pennsylvania State University football players sent a letter to the school's board of trustees and president Eric Barron on Tuesday asking that the large bronze statue of their beloved coach, Joe Paterno, be returned to campus. "We have been told during the last four-plus years that the board and administration are waiting for the appropriate time to repair the damage they created," said Brian Masella, a former tight end and punter for the Nittany Lions and a 1975 alumnus.
SPORTS
June 18, 2016
The PIAA Class 4A softball state championship game Thursday between Avon Grove and Hempfield was postponed because of the threat of heavy rain and is scheduled to be played at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Penn State's Nittany Lion Park. Avon Grove (24-3) will be trying to win its first state title since the 1970 boys' basketball team won the school's only state championship in any sport.
SPORTS
June 15, 2016 | Philly.com Staff
The Penn State football team is scheduled to host Temple at noon on Sept. 17, the school announced Monday. The Nittany Lions opened the 2015 season at Temple, and the Owls earned a 27-10 win. The last time Temple visited Beaver Stadium, in 2014, Penn State won, 30-13. Penn State also announced it will open the 2016 season in Beaver Stadium against Kent State on Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m.. Both the Temple and Kent State games are to be shown on the Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions had already announced a visit to Pittsburgh on Sept.
SPORTS
June 6, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
The state baseball playoffs begin Monday, with 15 area teams seeking to claim gold on June 17 at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. But before the players on the diamond take center stage, let's talk some football. Specifically, the top uncommitted recruits in the Class of 2017 from Southeastern Pennsylvania - and their college possibilities. Here's our top-10 list, which is based on current abilities and potential to exceed at the next level. 1. D'Andre Swift, St. Joseph's Prep, RB. A dynamic and versatile playmaker, the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder is seriously considering scholarship offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Penn State.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania State University has opposed a move by a coalition of media organizations - including the Inquirer, the Daily News, and philly.com - to unseal court records surrounding settlements it paid to end claims by accusers of Jerry Sandusky. In a new filing, Penn State lawyers cited the need to maintain confidentiality for the alleged victims, some of whom have claimed that head football coach Joe Paterno or his assistants knew as early as the 1970s that Sandusky had sexually assaulted them.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
Nearly 200 Pennsylvania State University freshmen have accepted the school's offer to forgo enrolling at the main campus in State College and attend a regional campus for their first year at a $10,000 to $20,000 discount. Penn State offered the deal to about 2,800 of its 8,600 freshmen admitted to its main campus, and as of Wednesday's deadline, 190 students had signed on, said Clark Brigger, executive director of undergraduate admissions. The university on Thursday planned to extend the offer to 5,000 more freshmen, he said.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Right after halftime, Penn State's Ally Heavens stood next to a Northwestern player. In the pouring rain, Heavens' jersey was soaked. The Northwestern player had changed into a new uniform. "A lot of top-ranked teams, they get a lot of gear. They get a lot of stuff, so I was like,'Damn,' " Heavens said. But the Nittany Lions ended up losing by only 5-4 to the perennial powerhouse. That was why Heavens said she chose to play at Penn State in October of her junior year at Garnet Valley High School.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
North Carolina played keep-away for nearly nine full minutes and it was just barely enough to end Penn State's season in women's lacrosse. With a minute and a half left Friday, the Nittany Lions finally forced a turnover and had a chance to tie the score. But Tar Heels goalie Caylee Waters came up with one final stop to seal the victory. "That's what it takes to make a national championship game," North Carolina coach Jenny Levy said of the save. The third-seeded Tar Heels (19-2)
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