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January 14, 2015 | By Susan Snyder and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
The NCAA, state officials, and Pennsylvania State University are in talks to reconsider the historic punishment imposed on the school stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, a step that could include restoring 111 victories stripped from the late football coach Joe Paterno's record, according to people familiar with the discussions. Also under consideration is a proposal to have the state and the university use the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA, the major organizing body for college sports, for child protection, said the sources.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Two months ago, State Sen. Jake Corman returned a call to his office and shared his disbelief over the power and presumptuousness of the NCAA. After the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal, the NCAA and Penn State had agreed in 2012 to a consent decree that was born of the details released in the Freeh report and that was withering in its effects: a $60 million fine, the vacating of 111 victories under coach Joe Paterno, a ban from postseason play,...
NEWS
January 12, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A second-half run sent the No. 22-ranked Princeton women to an 83-54 victory Saturday over visiting Penn in their Ivy League opener at Jadwin Gym. The win was revenge for the Tigers (17-0 overall), who lost the league title to Penn in the final game of the regular season last year. Blake Dietrick scored 22 points, including the 1,000th of her career, for Princeton. Kara Bonenberger finished with a season-high 21 points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Quakers (7-5). Massachusetts 65, St. Joseph's 47 - With just eight players in uniform because of injuries, the Hawks dropped their first Atlantic 10 Conference home game, falling to the Minutewomen (7-8, 1-2 A-10)
NEWS
January 12, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bank president who led Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal has resigned, citing conflicting business demands. Karen Peetz, president of BNY Mellon in New York, will leave the board effective Thursday, one day before the board's next scheduled meeting in State College, board chair Keith Masser said in an e-mail to trustees Friday. As her final act as a trustee, she will chair a board committee meeting Thursday on audit and risk.
NEWS
January 10, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Considering the success Bob Shoop enjoyed in his first season as Penn State's defensive coordinator, it seemed only natural that a program with deep pockets, such as Louisiana State, would reach out and try to persuade him to go south. Shoop said he was "flattered" by the attention, but he decided Wednesday night that he would stay at Penn State, and informed his followers on Twitter. Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shoop, who is originally from Oakmont, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, had a good incentive for staying - a new three-year deal worth about $1 million annually.
NEWS
January 7, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State tight end Jesse James, an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection, has announced he will give up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, the Nittany Lions said in a news release. The 6-foot-7, 271-pound James, a junior who caught 38 passes for 396 yards and three touchdowns this season, is the third player to leave the Nittany Lions with one year of eligibility left. He joins offensive tackle Donovan Smith and defensive end Deion Barnes, a former Northeast High star.
NEWS
January 7, 2015
ISSUE | JOE-PA LEGACY Keeping score isn't what counts here The outrage shown by Penn State alumni over the supposedly unfair treatment of Joe Paterno indicates that their priorities are out of line ("Paterno dispute leaves a growing rift," Dec. 28). Paterno was a successful football coach, no more and no less. It was demonstrated that he - along with other higher-ups at the university - failed to take necessary steps to stop now-convicted predator Jerry Sandusky. It sickens me to think that many in the Penn State community seem to care more about Paterno's win total than about Sandusky's young victims.
SPORTS
January 2, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon McIlwain, a dual-threat junior quarterback from Council Rock North, committed Wednesday afternoon to play at South Carolina. "I like everything about the school," the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder said. "And it feels like home. I have a lot of family around the area. " McIlwain's parents, Roddy and Lena, are South Carolina natives. His grandmother lives in Irmo, a suburb of Columbia. "We usually visit about two times a year," Brandon McIlwain said. McIlwain chose the Gamecocks, who went 7-6 this season and closed Saturday with a 24-21 win over Miami in the Independence Bowl, over Auburn, California, and Penn State.
SPORTS
December 31, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tackle Donovan Smith, the most experienced player on the young Penn State offensive line for much of the 2014 season, announced Monday he has decided to enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 340-pound Smith, a redshirt junior who started 31 games at left tackle over the last three seasons, will forgo his final season of eligibility. In a release issued by Penn State athletic communications, Smith said "it seems like it was yesterday" since he sat down with former coach Joe Paterno to discuss his plans after high school in Owings Mills, Md. "I promised him and my family that I would get my degree," Smith said.
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