Now that Penn State has reached settlements with most of Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse victims, the university has received a boost in its credit rating. Moody’s Investors Service announced Wednesday that it has revised Penn State’s Aa2 long-term rating on debt from stable to positive.
The Owner of Jamaica Junction is sentenced to serve 11 and-a-half to 23 and-a-half months in the Centre County Correctional Facility for selling synthetic marijuana from his store. Last September, Michael Hultberg pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver and possession of paraphernalia with intent to deliver. In addition to the jail sentence Hultberg will pay a $500 fine and will give up all contraband seized by police. Investigators reportedly confiscated thousands of devices used to ingest illicit drugs from Hultberg’s store, along with more than 3,000 packages of synthetic marijuana.
The Penn State Lady Lions are starting off this season with high expectations as they are ranked 13th in the Associated Press preseason poll, the highest of the four Big Ten schools in the voting. In total the Lady Lions will face six teams ranked in the preseason AP Top 25, including three squads from the Big Ten.
Both the NCAA and the Paterno family had attorneys at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte Tuesday morning to argue over the NCAA’s preliminary objections to the Paterno’s lawsuit filed against the NCAA in May. Judge John Leete made no ruling Tuesday, and did not give any indication as to when he would.
Joe Battista, Associate Athletic Director for Pegula Ice Arena and Hockey Development, has announced that he will leave Penn State Athletics, effective Nov. 8. Battista will begin his new role with Pegula’s East Management Services as its Vice President of Hockey Related Businesses Nov. 11.
Penn State is expecting to name a new president in a matter of weeks according to Keith Masser, Chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees.
Masser updated the university’s Faculty Senate Tuesday, telling the group he hopes to have a new president named by the November board of trustees meeting.
Penn State said yesterday in front of the State Senate that it should not be fully covered under Right-to-Know Law.
Graham Spanier is asking the courts to delay his defamation lawsuit against Louis Freeh until the criminal case against the former Penn State president is finished.
Tyler Knabb’s mother passed away from cancer on July 16, 2003. He turned 14 years old that same day. Now, ten years later, Knabb is doing his part to fight cancer. He’s the force behind “Cycling for the Kids,” a statewide bicycling fundraiser. Knabb will be pedaling all around Pennsylvania to raising money for a THON organization called The Hope Express.
“Your word is really one of the only things you have in life.”
Some wise words spoken by a young man only just figuring out the college lifestyle and what it means to play Division I football. For Christian Hackenberg, Penn State’s 18-year old starting quarterback those words rang even truer as he elected to stay committed to Penn State following the announcement of the NCAA sanctions.
Bill O’Brien needs two game plans this week. One to beat Michigan, and one to impress nearly 100 prospects coming to town for all of Penn State’s homecoming festivities.
A Penn State student is suing the State College Borough, claiming two State College police officers violated his rights.
The head of Penn State’s athletics department is painting a grim picture for the school’s athletic programs, citing additional costs and declining revenue.
At a joint meeting this morning between the Penn State Board of Trustees committees on Audit, and Risk and Legal and Compliance, Frank Guadagnino, an attorney retained by Penn State, said Penn State is well on its way to implementing all of the Freeh recommendations.
Several members of Penn State’s men’s and women’s fencing teams went public Wednesday, in a show of support for their former coach Emmanuil Kaidanov.
Penn State’s Athletics Integrity Monitor released his first annual report today giving the university high marks. The report, by Former Sen. George Mitchell, says Penn State has made substantial strides in its implementation of the recommendations made by Judge Louis Freeh.
The State College Police Department says its been awarded a two-year, $40,000 grant to help reduce underage and dangerous drinking. The grant came from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Members of a Penn State student-developed think tank think they’ve solved the no-bag policy at Beaver Stadium. A group of students and recent graduates have started My Event Bag, a business that makes a clear plastic backpack. It’s small enough to comply with the new security regulations at Beaver Stadium. Taylor Turrisi, director of sales and media for My Event Bag and a recent Penn State graduate, says the idea behind the product came in response to complaints that the clear bag policy felt like an invasion of privacy.
“We talked about Rip Engle and Coach Bob Higgins. We talked about all the former great players that played here. It was great to see that our guys were really into it.”
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s application for a building permit for the installation of a gas pipeline was approved by the State College Borough Council, according to a press release issued by the State College Borough Council.
Fan favorite, former defensive coordinator, and former interim head coach Tom Bradley will be joining the CBS Sports staff according to a network release.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced Sunday night following practice that fullback and former Nittany Lions, Mike Zordich has torn the ACL in his left knee and will miss the 2013-14 NFL regular season.
A Penn State student faces a number of charges after he was seen allegedly committing a lewd sexual act on campus.
One of the most powerful people in college football is taking a look at the Nittany Lions this Thursday.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is celebrating his 25th year as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference by traveling to each of the 12 conference institutions in the month of August to visit coaches, student-athletes, and administrators.
In what was the least surprising news of the day, the three Penn State administrators charged with failing to properly report Jerry Sandusky’s crimes all waived their appearance at an arraignment and entered ‘Not Guilty’ pleas yesterday.
It’s time for everyone’s favorite monthly update.
Penn State’s costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal through the end of May have been counted and the latest total is $47,753,721. That’s roughly $900,000 more than the previous month.
NBC sportscaster Bob Costas says he now believes there is “legitimate doubt about the extent of Paterno’s involvement” in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.