Penn State Rumors & News

  • Jerry Sandusky takes stand to deny sex abuse charges, seek new trial

    USA Today "Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, seeking to overturn his 2012 conviction as a serial sexual predator, denied the charges as "disgusting and dirty" Friday and testified that his original attorney misled him into giving a damning NBC interview on the eve of his original..." August 12

  • Penn State lands third 2018 commitment as 4-star WR Justin Shorter picks the Lions

    Penn Live "Justin Shorter cannot sign with the school of his choice until Feb. 2018, meaning Penn State has a long way to go to keep his commitment. But, getting it is a start. Shorter, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound four-star wide receiver from Monmouth Junction, N.J., South Brunswick, verbally committed to..." August 06

  • Penn State lands 4-star safety Jonathan Sutherland

    Penn Live "Penn State's class of 2017 has hit double digits. The Lions picked up a pledge from Episcopal, Va., four-star safety Jonathan Sutherland on Sunday afternoon. The senior picked between the Lions, Wisconsin, Boston College, Syracuse and Michigan during an announcement ceremony in his hometown of..." July 24

  • Greg Schiano denies having knowledge of Sandusky abuse

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Schiano has denied having any knowledge of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky when the two were working together at Penn State. Court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday revealed that Mike McQueary, the only former Penn State assistant who has admitted to having knowledge of Sandusky’s..." July 12

  • Court Docs: Sandusky Victim Told To Write Apology Letter After Alleged Assault

    Deadspin "This morning’s release of newly-unsealed documents from the Penn State-Sandusky child abuse settlement law suits brought to light a lot of new information, including hundreds of Fifth Amendment answers by the former athletic director and a disconcerting but completely unsurprising account of Joe..." July 12

  • Testimony claims Greg Schiano, Tom Bradley knew of Sandusky abusing boys

    CBS Sports "Documents unsealed by a Philadelphia court on Tuesday unveiled testimony that former Penn State assistant coaches Tom Bradley and Greg Schiano knew of Jerry Sandusky abusing boys. The testimony came in 2015 from ex-Penn State assistant Mike McQueary, who was a key witness in the Sandusky..." July 12

  • Paterno knew of Sandusky abuse in 1976 per testimony

    Washington Post "A man testified in court in 2014 that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored his complaints of a sexual assault committed by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in 1976 when the man was a 14-year-old boy, according to new court documents unsealed Tuesday in a Philadelphia court. The victim,..." July 12

  • More than 200 ex-Penn State players petition for Paterno statue to return

    Campus Sports "Following a sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky which led to multiple sanctions for the program and the discovery that former head coach Joe Paterno and the coaching staff knowingly turned a blind eye to such allegations, an on-campus statue of..." July 05

  • James Franklin names four power programs that negatively recruit against Penn State

    College Spun "Penn State is two coaches removed from Joe Paterno, the legendary figure who was removed during the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked the school during the 2011 football season, but it still feels the effects on the recruiting trail. Head coach James Franklin gave an interview to the Reading..." June 29

  • Penn State: Sandusky settlement payments included victims from 1971

    CBS Sports "Penn State University has paid out millions of dollars to settle civil claims involving disgraced former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, now in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 children. While the allegations of the trial only date back to the mid-1990s, new information in the legal..." May 09

  • Jay Paterno blasts 'clickbait media' for latest reports on Penn State scandal and his father's knowledge

    Awful Announcing "The Penn State scandal reared its ugly head again this week when details from a multi-million dollar case between the university and its insurers were made public. It was reported that an insurer claimed that former head coach Joe Paterno was told about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual assaults all the..." May 09

  • Penn State president 'appalled' by media frenzy over Joe Paterno

    ESPN "Penn State president Eric Barron said in an open letter Sunday morning that he was "appalled" by the recent "rush to judgment" on Joe Paterno, whom recent reports allege knew about the abuse of convicted child-molester Jerry Sandusky as far back as the 1970s. The letter, which was published on..." May 08

  • Penn State: Unable to evaluate latest claims against Joe Paterno

    ESPN "Penn State says it doesn't have records from 40 years ago to help evaluate a claim that former football coach Joe Paterno was told by a boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him. In a statement issued Friday, Penn State said a claim attributed to an insurance company in a..." May 07

  • 6 Penn State Assistants Reportedly Saw Sandusky’s "Inappropriate Behavior" With Boys

    Complex "More news is developing in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal: NBC News is reporting as many as six assistant coaches on Joe Paterno’s Penn State football staff witnessed Sandusky’s "inappropriate behavior" with boys. The scandal broke in 2011, and Sandusky was convicted for crimes starting..." May 06

  • Joe Paterno's son defends late father after new Sandusky reports

    The Score "Joe Paterno's family continues to defend the late Penn State coach from accusations that he hid his knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's child abuse for decades. Court filings revealed Thursday included allegations that a child told Paterno in 1976 that Paterno's then-linebackers coach had molested..." May 06

  • Child told Paterno of sex abuse in 1976, court papers allege

    Penn Live "A new bombshell dropped in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal Thursday. It came in the form of a single line in a court order on a related insurance coverage case involving Penn State, and its full ramifications can't immediately be gauged. But that line was eye-popping in..." May 06

  • Jerry Sandusky seeking new trial four years after being convicted

    The Comeback "Everybody deserves a fair trial. Even Jerry Sandusky. It’s the basic premise of our nation’s judicial system, and nobody should be prevented from having due justice in the court of law. Jerry Sandusky had his day in court, but he wants a new trial. Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant..." May 04

  • Penn State dismisses tight end Brent Wilkerson

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penn State officially dismissed a tight end from the football team today after State College police charged him on March 8 with misdemeanor indecent assault and a summary count of harassment. The team had suspended Brent Wilkerson, 21, of Clinton, Md., indefinitely March 15. The redshirt senior..." April 28

  • Christian Hackenberg denies blaming James Franklin to NFL teams

    CBS Sports "Former Penn State standout quarterback Christian Hackenberg took a lot of heat recently when he reportedly threw his former coach James Franklin under the bus. Hackenberg thrived under Bill O'Brien in his freshman year at Penn State but struggled after Franklin took over the next two years. He..." April 21

  • Penn State lands 2 Blue-White day commitments: Guard CJ Thorpe, tackle Rob Martin pick PSU

    The Patriot News "Penn State has secured two class of 2017 verbal commitments before Saturday's Blue-White game, as Pittsburgh Central Catholic four-star guard C.J. Thorpe and Montvale, N.J., St. Joe's three-star tackle Rob Martin have both picked the Lions. Both Thorpe and Martin are at University Park for..." April 16

  • Christian Hackenberg reportedly blaming James Franklin for struggles during interviews

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is reportedly throwing coach James Franklin under the bus over his regression, and NFL teams don’t think much of that. Hackenberg was brought to Penn State by Bill O’Brien and had a great freshman year under the current Texans coach. But..." March 27

  • Penn State TE Brent Wilkerson suspended, charged with assault

    Philly.com "Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson has been suspended from the football team indefinitely after being charged with assaulting a woman. "We are aware of the charges against Mr. Wilkerson," the Penn State Athletic Department said in a statement. "He has been suspended indefinitely from all..." March 16

  • Penn State receiver Gregg Garrity awarded scholarship for final season

    The Patriot News "Penn State recruited two scholarship specialists in the class of 2016, and it gave long snapper Tyler Yazujian a scholarship in March. It meant the Lions were going to go into 2016 with a scholarship player at kicker, punter, and long snapper for the first time in years. But now, it could have..." February 25

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