Monthly Archives: July, 2013
It’s finally happening: Penn State basketball is returning to the building it called home from 1929-1996. At today’s press conference at the Bryce Jordan Center, basketball coach Pat Chambers and athletic director David Joyner announced that Penn State will host Princeton at Rec Hall on December 14.
Legendary Penn State gymnastics coach Gene Wettstone has passed away at 100. When he came to Penn State in 1939, meets resembled a student circus, including high wire acts, juggling, unicycles and trapeze performances. Wettstone made it his goal to get the university involved in the real sport of gymnastics. He led Penn State until 1976, earning more than 200 victories and twelve undefeated seasons. Of Penn State gymnastics’ record 12 national championship, Wettstone coached nine of them.
Hungry for la comida Mexicana? If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you’ll be pleased to know that El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant on North Atherton Street is finally opening for business.
Three women on the defending Big Ten Champions and defending National Runners-Up women’s soccer team have been named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Best XI teams: First Team (senior forward Maya Hayes), Second Team (junior defender Whitney Church) and Freshman Team (defender Brittany Basinger).
After two days of testimony, we’re officially going to trial.
Judge William Wenner ruled instantly after closing arguments this afternoon that all charges against Gary Schultz, Tim Curley, and Graham Spanier will stick. A trial date has not been set yet but is anticipated for the spring.
Graham Spanier’s testimony to the Grand Jury was read into evidence this morning as the preliminary hearing for the embattled former president, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz winds down in Harrisburg. One more witness is expected after an hour recess before going into closing arguments.
The Sporting News released their annual preseason All-Big Ten team, and Penn State is one of two schools to have four players honored.
Penn State is represented on the list by Deion Barnes, Kyle Carter, Allen Robinson and John Urschel, tying it with some school from Ohio that has had serious disciplinary issues in the past few days.
First, there was the freshman season football ticket fiasco in June. Now, students are having difficulty buying on-campus parking permits for the upcoming year. Registration for parking permits opened at 8 a.m. today, but students were unable to access the website due to server errors.
Frequently cited spokeswoman Lisa Powers testified for over an hour this morning. Powers served as Graham Spanier’s speechwriter for seven years before taking over as the director of Public Information, a position she currently holds.
Testimony in the preliminary hearing for the three embattled former Penn State administrators charged with concealing child sexual abuse is scheduled to continue this morning at 9 a.m. at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg. If all goes according to schedule, proceedings should wrap up mid-afternoon as Judge William Wenner claims only three witnesses are left to testify.
Penn State basketball announced that coach Pat Chambers and athletic director David Joyner will hold a press conference on Wednesday to reveal a “special announcement.”
Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz’s assistant testified that she delivered her boss confidential documents about Jerry Sandusky after becoming aware that the former football coach was charged with sexually abusing young boys. At this point in November 2011, she also knew about the investigation surrounding Schultz but “just wanted to help him out.”
Joan Coble wasn’t used to her boss Gary Schultz, senior vice president for finance and business, using a stern tone with her. So the one time he did during the 14 years they worked together, she knew she had to listen. That meant she had to stay away from the file labeled “Sandusky, Jerry.”
After a brief recess, director of university police Thomas Harmon continued to receive questions about the correspondence between administrators and law enforcement about Jerry Sandusky.
Mike McQueary has been called to testify several times before – during Gary Schultz and Tim Curley’s preliminary hearing in December 2011 and Jerry Sandusky’s trial in June 2012. McQueary did not add much that hasn’t been said before during his testimony, other than some personal conversations with Joe Paterno, and seemed at ease while on the witness stand.
After months of delay and debate, three former Penn State administrators, Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz, will finally appear at a preliminary hearing.
Penn Staters certainly think Beaver Stadium is an intimidating force, but how does the rest of the country see it? It turns out we might actually be as loud as we think we are.
He has yet to coach a game in his new role as defensive coordinator, but two of his senior leaders like what they see from John Butler so far.
Malcolm Willis does not field nearly as many questions about the NCAA sanctions as he did at this time last year, but he insists Penn State’s rallying cry remains the same.
“It’s still us against the world,” said the senior safety Thursday morning at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “That’s still our mentality.”
Greetings from the Windy City where the 2013 version of Big Ten Media Days is set to take place inside the Hilton Chicago hotel over the next two days. As the event unfolds, this page will be constantly updated to bring you the most comprehensive Media Days coverage including coaches press conferences, player interviews, pictures, tweets, and recap articles.
John Urschel started off with a joke and exited the stage to a standing ovation. Speaking on behalf of the players at the 42nd annual Big Ten Kickoff luncheon, the All-Big Ten right guard and 4.0 mathematics student encouraged fellow players to maximize their time as student-athletes and to not let the privilege go to waste.
One easy way for a college football program to get additional national exposure is through primetime broadcasts. For Penn State, being visible on television is one key to navigating through the remaining sanctions years. Naturally, head coach Bill O’Brien would like to play more night games.
Penn State’s new healthcare policy for staff was unveiled this month, but not without heavy criticism.
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