Penn State Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Penn State's Joey Julius opens up about binge eating disorder

    ESPN "Penn State Nittany Lions kicker Joey Julius, in his first TV interview since going public with an eating disorder, said Friday that he "might not be here right now" had he not gotten treatment. Julius -- who handles kickoffs for the Nittany Lions and whose two big tackles have gone viral this..." October 14

  • Barkley rushes for 202 yards as Penn State dominates

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State finally got its rushing offense going and used it to steamroll Maryland for a 38-14 win on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Saquon Barkley ran for 202 yards on 31 carries with a touchdown for Penn State (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) and Trace McSorley added 81 rushing yards on 18 carries with a..." October 08

  • For second straight week, a player was ejected for a cheap shot on Penn State's 258-pound kicker

    USA Today "There is a disturbing trend emerging from college football. Last week, Minnesota’s Jaylen Waters delivered a cheap shot to Penn State kicker Joey Julius, who has become famous for being a kicker listed at 258 pounds (and who occasionally delivers big hits of his own). Waters was..." October 08

  • Barkley's TD in OT sends Penn State past Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "Saquon Barkley ripped off a 25-yard touchdown run up the middle to lift Penn State to a 29-26 overtime win over Minnesota on Saturday in a Big Ten game in State College, Pa. Emmit Carpenter kicked a 46-yard field goal on Minnesota's possession in overtime before Barkley scored the winning..." October 01

  • Penn State AD Sandy Barbour says that James Franklin 'is not on any hot seat': report

    Penn Live "Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour put to rest the idea that head football coach James Franklin is on any sort of hot seat, or is coaching for his job this season, on Wednesday while in Altoona for a Blair County Chamber of Commerce, as the Lions prepare for a meeting with Minnesota on..." September 29

  • Smith, No. 4 Michigan run over Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- With one-third of the regular season finished, No. 4 Michigan has done exactly what many expected it do: Defeat inferior opponents. The latest victim was Penn State, which was sent back to Happy Valley feeling sad after Michigan dominated in just about every phase of the..." September 24

  • Penn State LB Nyeem Wartman-White out for year with torn ACL

    ESPN "Penn State linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White will miss the rest of the 2016 season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy on Tuesday. Wartman-White grabbed his knee after falling to the turf in the first quarter against Temple on Saturday. He later..." September 20

  • Judge orders NCAA release emails in Joe Paterno defamation case

    Campus Sports "While former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars, the scandal surrounding the Nittany Lions’ football team does not seem to be going away anytime soon. A lawsuit against the school is moving forward and in favor of former coach Joe..." September 20

  • PSU fans cheer Paterno tribute, others protest

    USA Today "Penn State commemorated the 50th anniversary of Paterno's coaching debut, in addition to his commitment to student-athletes and academics, during the Nittany Lions' game Saturday against Temple. Early in the second quarter in the matchup with in-state rival Temple, Beaver Stadium announcer Dean..." September 18

  • Penn State honors Paterno, topples Temple

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State avenged last season's embarrassing season-opening loss to Temple with a 34-27 victory on Saturday, which marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno's first game as head coach. Nittany Lions fans gave a standing ovation after the first of the university's three videos..." September 17

  • Why Is Penn State Celebrating Joe Paterno?

    New York Times "Before Lauren Davis finished writing her editorial about Joe Paterno for The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s student-run newspaper, she braced for the response. The piece she wrote, an editorial reflecting the opinion of about a dozen editors at the paper, said the university “needed a reality..." September 17

  • Their perfect time to celebrate Joe Paterno

    USA Today "Chaz Powell would pull into a Penn State parking lot each Thursday last fall and look toward Beaver Stadium. He would thank God and then Joe Paterno. Powell, a Susquehannock graduate, played on Paterno's last team in 2011 when the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke and his head coach was fired. Four..." September 15

  • Pitt outlasts Penn State, 42-39

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State wouldn't lie down but Pittsburgh wouldn't be denied. Quadree Henderson returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 84 yards to set up James Conner's second touchdown of the game and Pittsburgh held on to beat Penn State 42-39 on Saturday in Pittsburgh. With Penn State nearing field..." September 10

  • Penn State roars past Kent State

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State running back Saquon Barkley rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, and Amani Oruwariye returned an interception for a score to helping the Nittany Lions knock off visiting Kent State 33-13 on Saturday in nonconference play at State College, Pa. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley..." September 03

  • Penn State to formally honor Joe Paterno on Sept. 17

    ESPN "Penn State will formally honor former head coach Joe Paterno -- for the first time since his 2011 firing -- during the team's game Sept. 17 against Temple, the university said within a news release Thursday. The school will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Paterno's first game as head coach,..." September 01

  • Trace McSorley named Penn State's starting quarterback

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Listening to the way Trace McSorley tells it, relaying what was possibly the biggest news of his life to the most important people in his life elicited the same reaction as an aced elementary spelling test going up on the fridge. Or the McSorleys are the chillest family, even when the son..." August 25

  • 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

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