Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Sandusky Scandal
1 Lawsuit Plaintiffs Reach Out to Penn State Lettermen

20 plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit filed against the NCAA Thursday afternoon have reached out to the Penn State Football Letterman’s Club by way of a crafted letter. Within the letter, the plaintiffs attempt to explain their reasoning for the new lawsuit and request support from the Lettermen in their effort to defend Penn State’s culture and reverse the NCAA sanctions that were handed down last July.

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Sandusky Scandal
2 Costas Show Discusses Freeh Report, Lawsuit to be Filed Tomorrow

Emmy-award winning journalist Bob Costas, along with Paterno family lawyer Wick Sollers, former Pennsylvania governor Dick Thornburgh, and Paterno spokesman Dan McGinn, discussed the Freeh report and Paterno’s legacy on NBC Wednesday night for nearly an hour, honoring a promise Costas made to reevaluate his initial opinion on the maligned report. Sollers also introduced a lawsuit against the NCAA, its president Mark Emmert, and former NCAA Executive Board chair Ed Ray, which is expected to be filed Thursday morning at the Common Pleas Court.

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Penn State
0 Penn State Engineers Win EcoCAR 2 Competition

Penn State’s Advance Vehicle Team took home an impressive first place overall finish in this year’s EcoCAR 2 Competition among 15 universities last week in San Diego. EcoCAR is a competition which involves teams altering a donated Chevy Malibu to make it more environmentally friendly and increase gas mileage, decrease emissions, and maintain consumer acceptability.

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9 Incoming Penn State Student Murdered By Boyfriend

Julieanne Siller, a 17-year old high school student scheduled to attend Penn State Altoona in the fall was stabbed and murdered by her boyfriend, 16-year old Tristan Stahley, over the weekend according to a CBS Philly Report. The incident allegedly occurred in Palmer Park Saturday night following an argument at Stahley’s house on Rittenhouse Lane in Skippack Township, located in Montgomery County, Pa outside of Philadelphia. Per the CBS Report, authorities say the couple continued fighting in the park. Stahley stabbed Siller in the throat and kept stabbing her before dragging her body into a wooden area.

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Athletics
0 Washington Voted President-Elect Of WBCA

Coquese Washington, head coach of the Penn State Lady Lions, was voted in as the president-elect of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday. Washington will be the WBCA’s vice president for the two coming academic years under Florida State’s Seu Semrau before succeeding her for the two years after that, beginning with 2015-16.

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Football
20 Potential Change Coming to Penn State Jerseys

The Lions-Pride merchandise website, which has been crashing all afternoon from a traffic overload, released a pre-order link for the new 2013 Nike Penn State replica game jerseys. While much has been made about potential changes coming to Penn State’s iconic jerseys, most fans thought they would need to wait until the fall to check out the new threads.

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Sandusky Scandal
1 Graham Spanier Asks Judge to Drop Criminal Charges

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a judge to drop criminal charges for his alleged mishandling of child sexual abuse reports made against Jerry Sandusky.

In court documents filed Wednesday in Harrisburg, Spanier’s attorneys said he should not be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice because the prosecution used the testimony of former Penn State counsel Cynthia Baldwin.

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0 New Paterno Fellows Director Named

Dr. Cathy Wanner will replace honors program founder Jack Selzer as its new director on July 1, according to a Penn State news release. Wanner is a longtime Penn State professor of history, anthropology, and religious studies, specializing in socialist societies. Selzer said in a phone interview that he “couldn’t be more pleased” with her appointment as director of the program. “She’s a scholar immensely respected by her colleagues in the College of the Liberal Arts,” he said. “She also has a tremendous breadth of knowledge.”

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Downtown
0 It’s Official: Lights Out at “Du’owe”

The Penn State nightlife scene is down a hot spot.

Less than seven months after it opened its doors, Duo Nightclub, located at 129 Pugh St., has been evicted. Onward State reported last week that owner Parag Parikh and his company P&P at PSU, LCC, failed to pay $12,000 in back rent and was served an eviction notice.

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