Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Athletics
3 Relay Scheduled in Memory of Kevin Dare

On August 27th, 2002 Kevin Dare represented Penn State at the Big Ten men’s indoor track and field championship at the University of Minnesota. Tragedy struck during a pole-vaulting accident that ended up costing his life. Now, on the ten-year anniversary of Kevin’s accident, ten athletes will attempt to run 1,000 miles in his memory.

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Football
17 Rob Bolden Bolts, Panic at Wings Over Ensues

After a few threats and rumored transfers over the past year and a half, it appears that Rob Bolden is officially leaving the program. As of Sunday night around 10 p.m., Bolden is no longer listed on the official Penn State roster. This news follows an earlier report that Bolden is in Louisiana and may transfer to the LSU program.

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Football
11 Hawaii An Option to Make Up for Bowl Game Ban

At the behest of Mark Emmert, Penn State football will miss the postseason, including the B1G Championship Game, for the next four seasons. This should mean that the Nittany Lions finish their season with only twelve games. However, the benevolent NCAA provides a way Penn State can play a thirteenth game — one that would be a bonus for the players.

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Sandusky Scandal
2 Bill O’Brien Contract Automatically Extended Four Years

According to the Centre Daily Times, Bill O’Brien’s contract as head coach of the Nittany Lions football team has been extended four years until 2020. This comes as part of an agreement with athletic director David Joyner when O’Brien first signed with the school that allowed for automatic extension equal to the number of years that the team may be sanctioned for.

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Sandusky Scandal
70 Erickson May Have Broken Standing Order

The debate on whether or not the sanctions handed down to Penn State by the NCAA are warranted has been ongoing with Penn Staters and college football fans alike over the last several days. But one area that hasn’t been often discussed is whether President Rodney Erickson — without approval from the Board of Trustees — had the authority to sign the agreement with the NCAA essentially accepting the sanctions without even a whimper of a fight.

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Athletics
0 Penn State Varsity Coaches Issue Statements

Several Penn State varsity coaches for various sports teams have issued statements regarding the NCAA sanctions placed on the football program yesterday. All of the statements are available on the team pages of the recently redesigned Penn State Athletics website and can also be viewed below:

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Athletics
6 2012 Olympians Will Include a Record 19 Penn Staters

When opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games begin this Friday, a school-record 19 Penn Staters will walk the London Olympic Stadium, representing eight countries: the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Suriname. Among the 19 are four current Nittany Lion student-athletes, 14 alumni, and one coach.

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