Penn State Rumors & News

  • 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 "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

  • Penn State the latest to offer generic football jerseys for sale

    The Comeback "It used to be at Penn State you could walk into the Student Book Store on a gameday and do some shopping to pick up a football jersey with your favorite player’s number on it. Penn State has traditionally not worn names on their uniforms, but you knew in 1994 if you were buying a jersey with the..." February 12

  • Damar Hamlin Commits to Pitt Over Penn State and Ohio State

    Black Shoe Diaries "As expected, former Penn State recruiting target decided to commit to Pittsburgh over the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes. While it was technically still a race between the Panthers and Buckeyes, it's been pretty common knowledge that Hamlin would choose the Panthers. Penn..." February 02

  • Penn State prefers renovations over tearing down Beaver Stadium

    The Score "Penn State is trying to address how it plans to go about renovations to most of its athletic facilities, but one of the most pressing matters is what to do with the aging Beaver Stadium. The 107,000-seat stadium was built in 1960 and is in dire need of renovations, or simply being torn down and..." January 30

  • Wide Receiver Jake Kiley To Transfer From Penn State

    Onwardstate "Another rising fifth-year senior has opted to transfer away from the program as redshirt senior wide receiver Jake Kiley will play his final season of eligibility elsewhere. Kiley joins a staggering list of rising redshirt freshmen to transfer away from the program due to playing time concerns..." January 30

  • Nation’s No. 1 K, Quinn Nordin, Has De-Committed From Penn State

    College Spun "Quinn Nordin, the No. 1 kicker in the 2016 class, has de-committed from Penn State. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect out of Rockford, Mich., had been committed to the Nittany Lions since July. " January 28

  • Penn State's Akeel Lynch will transfer after spring semester

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penn State’s backfield is loaded with young talent, notably Saquon Barkley who rushed for 1,076 yards and seven touchdowns this past season as a freshman. With a verbal pledge from Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders in the 2016 recruiting class and former Bishop McDevitt standout Andre..." January 14

  • Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand headed to Auburn

    USA Today "Herb Hand, who has been James Franklin's offensive line coach at both Vanderbilt and Penn State, is headed toward a deal with Auburn according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke with USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not final. The..." January 11

  • Penn State receiver Geno Lewis will transfer to Oklahoma to finish college career

    The Patriot News "Penn State's new quarterback will have one less receiver to throw to in 2016. Former Wyoming Valley West quarterback and Lions' redshirt junior receiver Geno Lewis has announced that he will grad transfer out of the program and finish his college career at Oklahoma. "This was not an easy..." January 11

  • Penn State's Adam Breneman is giving up football; tight end's career cut short due to injuries

    Penn Live "Penn State tight end Adam Breneman's playing career is over as a result of complications related to an earlier left knee injury. Penn State athletics issued a release Thursday morning on Breneman's decision. Breneman, a 6-4, 245-pound redshirt sophomore from Cedar Cliff, arrived in State..." January 07

  • Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg declares for NFL draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Another highly regarded underclassman quarterback is headed to the NFL. After Penn State fell to Georgia Saturday in the TaxSlayer Bowl, Nittany Lions junior Christian Hackenberg told reporters that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2016 NFL draft. Hackenberg left..." January 03

  • Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson to forgo senior season, enter NFL Draft

    Centre Daily Times "Penn State junior defensive tackle Austin Johnson told a scrum of reporters that he had elected to forgo his final season in college and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The announcement came after Saturday’s 24-17 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Georgia, and after Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg..." January 03

  • Christian Hackenberg knocked out of TaxSlayer Bowl "Quarterback Christian Hackenberg's Penn State career might end with an injury. Hackenberg left the field in the second quarter of Saturday's TaxSlayer Bowl and has been ruled out for the rest of the contest. Hackenberg fell hard on his right shoulder at the end of a run earlier in the..." January 02

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