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NCAA: Penn State football wipes away 14 years of Paterno victories

July 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Penn State football was all but leveled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno’s victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent uncounted years molesting children, sometimes on university property. Continue Reading

Paterno proves we must stop putting coaches on pedestals

July 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

When the University of North Carolina wanted to name its new arena after basketball Coach Dean Smith in 1986, Smith objected, saying that arenas shouldn’t be named for coaches. Continue Reading

Penn State trustees meet to begin recovery

November 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) The arduous task of rebuilding Penn State’s shattered image began Friday with a meeting of the university’s board of trustees the group that fired football coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier this week amid a child sex abuse case against a former team assistant.
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Penn State fires Paterno, university president over sex abuse scandal

November 10, 2011 in The Daily Republic

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
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