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Author: Paternos never tried to influence book

August 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The author of a new biography of Joe Paterno says the late Penn State coach and his family never tried to limit his access to them after the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke. Continue Reading

VIEWPOINT: Penn State, Paterno, and the hazards of leadership

August 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Joe Paterno himself put his legacy in fitting context. In his letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees, written a few months before his death, he said he regretted that he did not do more. These words are a cautious warning to coaches and leaders. Do not look the other way because of friendship or personal loyalty; do not choose comfortable image to reality. Continue Reading

Sandusky accuser to sue Penn State

July 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward to claim he was that boy, and is threatening to sue the university. Continue Reading

Penn State players vow to stay post-scandal

July 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Penn State football players looked on stoically as two of their teammates announced to the world: “We’re going to see this thing through.”
There were no smiles or slaps on the back among the more than 30 Nittany Lions who huddled outside the school’s football facility Wednesday morning. After the statement was read, they turned around and walked back into the building. Continue Reading

Schnepf: ND native, coach with Penn State ties says Paterno was on a pedestal

July 23, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Jeff Ditch, once one of 260 or so residents living in Abercrombie, N.D., was sitting in the office of legendary Joe Paterno. Continue Reading

Penn State football slammed with NCAA sanctions

July 23, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

INDIANAPOLIS Penn State football was all but dismantled 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 years molesting children, sometimes on school property. Continue Reading

Penn State football slammed with NCAA sanctions

July 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Penn State football was all but dismantled 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 years molesting children, sometimes on school property. Continue Reading

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

NCAA to punish Penn St.; Paterno statue removed

July 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The NCAA announced Sunday that it will issue sanctions against Penn State in the wake of a scathing report that found that top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a now-convicted retired assistant and led to the tearing down of the famed statue of once-sainted coach Joe Paterno. Continue Reading

NCAA to punish Penn State; Paterno statue removed

July 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The NCAA announced Sunday that it will issue sanctions against Penn State in the wake of a scathing report that found that top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a now-convicted retired assistant and led to the tearing down of the famed statue of once-sainted coach Joe Paterno. Continue Reading