June 26, 2014 |
For more than two years, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane hounded Gov. Corbett with the suggestion that he slowed the Sandusky child sex-abuse investigation for political gain when he was the state's top law enforcement official. Yet when Kane released a report Monday that concluded there was no evidence of that, Corbett stayed silent. There was no I-told-you-so news conference, just a muted statement from the governor's office. Corbett's advisers calculated that neither the report nor any response he might make would change minds on the emotionally charged issues surrounding Pennsylvania State University, where Jerry Sandusky was an assistant football coach and founder of a charity for wayward boys.
June 22, 2014 |
Tim Settle, one of the nation's most sought-after high school defensive tackles, was the highlight of Friday's one-day Penn State football camp. The 6-foot-3, 318-pounder will be a senior this fall at Stonewall Jackson High in Manassas, Va. The Nittany Lions are competing for him with Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, Florida State, Texas, and others. Rivals.com ranks Settle as a four-star recruit and the nation's ninth-best defensive tackle in the Class of 2015. Penn State will host two camps Sunday, followed by three more in July.
June 20, 2014 |
Pennsylvania's state-related universities would be required to disclose more information on salaries, contracts, and other business if legislation approved by a state Senate committee on Wednesday goes forward. The State Government Committee unanimously endorsed a proposal that would apply to Pennsylvania State, Temple and Lincoln Universities and the University of Pittsburgh, none of which now has to adhere to all provisions of the state's Right to Know Law. That has been a sore point for freedom of information advocates, especially as costs for higher education increase and in the aftermath of Penn State's child sex-abuse scandal.
June 19, 2014 |
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, who took over at the height of outrage over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal and hired the Nittany Lions' last two head football coaches, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from the university. According to a Penn State news release, Joyner, a 1972 graduate of the university, has asked that his duties as athletic director end on Aug. 1. Joyner said in the release that it was "an honor and privilege to serve Penn State" and that a "daily source of inspiration" to him came from student athletes, coaches, staff, and the university community.
June 16, 2014 |
MULTIPURPOSE PLAYER Dom Cuoci LA SALLE Joe Parisi has had some exceptional two-way position players in his 28 seasons as La Salle baseball coach. For what he accomplished as an infielder and a righthanded pitcher, Dom Cuoci is right up there with the best, if not at the top of the list. Cuoci, a senior who doubled as a third baseman, went 9-1 with a 1.88 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 702/3 innings this season for the Explorers. From the cleanup position, the St, Joseph's recruit batted .359 (23 for 64)
June 15, 2014 |
Four Penn State players, including wide receiver Richy Anderson, have left the football program and are no longer on the roster, a team spokesman confirmed Friday. The spokesman said Anderson and walk-on quarterback Austin Whipple plan to transfer. He said wide receiver Jonathan Warner and offensive lineman Anthony Alosi will remain at Penn State. Alosi, who played his high school ball at Cherokee in South Jersey, is on schedule to graduate in August. "We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors," Penn State coach James Franklin said in a statement.
June 14, 2014
Penn State lost out on a key offensive line recruit when offensive tackle Grant Newsome of Lawrenceville (N.J.) Prep announced he had given an oral commitment to attend Michigan in 2015. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Newsome, regarded by Rivals.com as the fourth-best high school player in New Jersey and a four-star recruit, had narrowed his choice to either the Nittany Lions or the Wolverines. Newsome issued a statement Wednesday in which he said Michigan "was the best fit athletically, academically, and socially for me. " But he also wrote that he wanted to give "a special thank you to coach [James]
June 10, 2014 |
Penn State went into Rutgers territory to grab its 16th commitment of the Class of 2015 as defensive back Myles Hartsfield made an oral pledge on Sunday morning to the Nittany Lions. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder narrowed his college choices last week to Rutgers and Penn State. He attends Central Jersey's Sayreville High School, which is less than 10 miles from Rutgers' campus. Hartsfield also had offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia, and others.
June 7, 2014 |
Penn State Abington was on a brief lockdown Thursday afternoon after witnesses reported seeing a man with a shotgun on campus. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun, police said. "The person who actually brought the fake gun onto the campus had gone home already, but saw the stir he caused, so he called in to the police and said who he was," Abington Police Chief Bill Kelly told reporters. Police picked up the gun, the man, and two other people. It was unclear Thursday whether they would face charges.
June 5, 2014 |
For the second straight year, Pennsylvania State University will provide two regional child advocacy groups with money the school would have otherwise collected from football bowl revenue. University officials said the school would distribute close to $230,000 to the Stewards of Children education and prevention program and the Children's Advocacy Center, two Centre County organizations that are dedicated to protecting children. As part of the sanctions imposed by the NCAA and Big Ten Conference following child sex-abuse crimes committed by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the Nittany Lions were prohibited last season from playing in postseason games.