Penn State Rumors & News

  • Does Penn State have what it takes to compete for another Big Ten title?

    Fox Sports "Penn State’s stunning turnaround to win the Big Ten by way of the conference’s East division—the toughest in college football—proved to be one of the biggest stories in the sport in 2016. A team that was one of the youngest in the country and one that didn’t register one single voting point in..." April 19

  • Penn State trustee who was “running out of sympathy” for “so-called victims” of Sandusky not seeking second term

    College Football Talk "The Penn State trustee who said he was “running out of sympathy” for the victims of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will reportedly not seek a second term on the board of trustees in State College. Al Lord made his decision official while speaking at a forum. “I’ll continue to work with..." April 05

  • Penn State trustee says he is 'running out of sympathy' for 'so-called' victims

    USA Today "Penn State trustee Albert L. Lord said he is “running out of sympathy” for the “so-called” victims of former Nittany Lions assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to an email sent to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Lord, a former CEO of student loan company Sallie Mae, also..." March 30

  • Ex-Penn State Prez Guilty of Child Endangerment

    TMZ "Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier was just found guilty of felony child endangerment stemming from the way he handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse incidents. Officials say Spanier was alerted of a 2001 incident of Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in a Penn State shower ......" March 24

  • Former Penn State AD, VP plead guilty to child endangerment in Jerry Sandusky case

    CBS Sports "Former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz each pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment on Monday, according to the Associated Press. The charge stems from their role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case. Curley and Schultz..." March 13

  • Jerry Sandusky's son arrested, charged with child sexual abuse

    USA Today "Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting two minors, according to the complaint obtained by USA TODAY Sports. Pennsylvania State Police detained Sandusky on six felony counts: statutory..." February 13

  • Penn State picks up verbal commitment from 4-star LB Ellis Brooks

    The Patriot News "Penn State has found its replacement for Dylan Rivers. The Lions picked up a verbal commitment from four-star Richmond, Va., Benedictine linebacker Ellis Brooks on Monday afternoon, just eight days after Rivers, also a four-star linebacker from Virginia, flipped from PSU to Virginia..." January 30

  • Virginia Tech flips 4-star LB Dylan Rivers from Penn State

    The Roanoke Times "The Hokies got a big flip late in its 2017 recruiting class, keeping a four-star linebacker in state. Sherando High's Dylan Rivers, who had been committed to Penn State since November of 2015, before Justin Fuente was even hired at Virginia Tech, changed his commitment to the Hokies on..." January 23

  • USC beats Penn State on final play in Rose Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "PASADENA, Calif. -- All season long, the Penn State formula was to start slow, fall behind, rally in the second half and then upset a favored opponent, whether it was Ohio State in October or Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. For much of a rare overcast afternoon at the Rose Bowl,..." January 02

  • Five-star Lamont Wade commits to Penn State

    Penn Live "Lamont Wade reached for the UCLA hat first, and the crowd stilled as he brought it toward his head. Then, the five-star cornerback laughed, tossed it to the side and grabbed the Penn State hat instead. That choice stuck. By settling the Nittany Lions' hat on his head, Pennsylvania's top recruit..." December 18

  • Penn State adds receiver depth with 4-star K.J. Hamler

    Penn Live "Penn State picked up the 16th commitment in its 2017 recruiting class Friday evening in K.J. Hamler, a four-star wide receiver from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy. Hamler announced his pledge via Twitter and chose the Lions over Michigan State and Oregon, among a host of others. Hamler is a big..." December 10

  • NCAA President on Penn State: ‘How could you not be pleased?’

    Sportsnaut "Penn State football received all but the death penalty in 2012 when the NCAA found that there was a lack of institutional control and perhaps even a cover up regarding assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested in 2011 for sexually abusing minors. It was a dark time for those in Happy..." December 07

  • Penn State rallies past Wisconsin in Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With 5:15 left in the second quarter of Saturday night's Big Ten championship game in Lucas Oil Stadium and Penn State on the short end of a 28-7 score against Wisconsin, the Nittany Lions' receiving corps conferenced with quarterback Trace McSorley. "The receivers came to me..." December 04

  • James Franklin says Penn State should be in College Football Playoff: "It's on you now, The Committee"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The person who was presenting James Franklin with the Big Ten Championship Trophy rattled off all of Penn State's accomplishments before asking the critical question: "Do you belong in the College Football Playoff?" Franklin responded, "can rattle those things off again, please?" *..." December 04

  • Penn State ordered to pay additional $5 million to Mike McQueary by judge

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Penn State University challenged the initial ruling in former assistant football coach and Jerry Sandusky whistleblower Mike McQueary's multimillion dollar defamation case, and now the school will wind up paying even more. A senior judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of McQueary on the last..." December 01

  • No. 7 Penn State claims spot in Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Not long into the first quarter on Saturday, Penn State knew it was playing for a spot in the Big Ten championship game and it just took a while for the Nittany Lions to get rolling. Thanks to Ohio State's win over Michigan, No. 7 Penn State clinched a share of the East..." November 26

  • Penn State working to extend James Franklin's contract

    Penn Live "Today's Penn State football news looks at where Penn State is as James Franklin's third season comes to a close and the fact that an extension for the head coach is in the works. USA Today's Dan Wolken reports that the university is "aggressively trying to get an extension done with James..." November 25

  • 'Proudest college moment' for DeAndre Levy: Joe Paterno's broken leg

    ESPN "DeAndre Levy was involved in a play that broke former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's leg during a 2006 game when Wisconsin played the Nittany Lions. Now, the Detroit Lions linebacker said it was his "proudest moment in college" in a recent story in Men's Journal. Levy, who has taken on domestic..." November 17

  • No. 10 Penn State rallies past Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 10 Penn State found itself in familiar territory, once again trailing by double digits in the second half, during Saturday's Big Ten struggle at Indiana. It's the third time the Nittany Lions have been in that situation this season, but they once again showed..." November 12

  • NCAA won’t hit Baylor with Penn State-like sanctions

    College Football Talk "For those looking for The Association to go all Penn State on Baylor, you can apparently forget about it. The NCAA, the Wall Street Journal writes, “has notified Baylor that it won’t exert its executive authority to impose sweeping sanctions against the school for broad institutional failings.”..." November 08

  • Penn State faces $2.4 million fine for violations of federal crime reporting law pre-Sandusky

    Philly.com "Five years after Pennsylvania State University was rocked by the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, the fallout continues, this time with the U.S. Department of Education levying the largest fine in history against the school for violations of federal crime reporting laws. The..." November 03

  • No. 24 Penn State routs Purdue, becomes bowl eligible

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Penn State coach James Franklin doesn't like to think of his 24th-ranked Nittany Lions as a second-half team, but even Franklin acknowledges that's exactly what they may be. A week ago, they rallied from a 21-7, third-quarter deficit to stun then No. 2 Ohio State,..." October 29

  • Jury awards Mike McQueary $7.3 million in defamation case against Penn State

    Philly.com "A jury on Thursday ordered Pennsylvania State University to pay $7.3 million to Mike McQueary, who blamed school officials for destroying his life and coaching career after he emerged five years ago as the star witness against Jerry Sandusky and the administrators accused of covering up..." October 28

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