Sandusky Scandal News and Blogs

On November 5, 2011, a 23-page Grand Jury report rocked Penn State to its foundation. As a result of Jerry Sandusky being convicted on 45 of 48 counts sexual abuse against 10 minors and subsequent fallout and alleged coverup by several key school administrators and legendary coach Joe Paterno, these events will forever be a dark stain in the history of our University.

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0 Sandusky Pre-Trial Hearing to be Held Today

A pre-trial hearing has been set for 11 a.m. today in Bellefonte, where Jerry Sandusky’s defense team will argue for a more specific Bill of Particulars. Last week, upon the order of Judge John Cleland, the prosecution released a Bill of Particulars that included a list of the identities of the ten alleged victims, as well as the dates, times, and locations where the alleged crimes were committed.

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0 Bill of Particulars for Sandusky Case Released

A bill of particulars was released this afternoon by Attorney General Linda Kelly, which outlines the date and location of the alleged sex-abuse crimes committed against ten minors by Jerry Sandusky, as well as the age of the alleged victims. This comes after Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, requested that this information be released so that the defense could prepare for the upcoming trial, which has a tentative start date of May 14.

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0 Clarifying The Use Of #PSUcharges

Today, during the hearing on bail conditions for Jerry Sandusky, Onward State staffers in Bellefonte used the hashtag #PSUcharges to classify their tweets of the coverage. #PSUcharges was the hashtag created by local media sources when the charges against Jerry Sandusky AND Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were made public on November 5th. Some who follow Onward State wanted a change in the hashtag to #Sandusky, presumably because of the prevailing thought that Jerry Sandusky “does not represent Penn State”. We explain our continued use of the hashtag after the jump.

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0 Jerry Sandusky To Appear In Court Today

Jerry Sandusky and his defense team will attend court proceedings in Bellefonte this morning in an effort to change his bail conditions. Sandusky has expressed interest in being able to visit and communicate with his eleven grandchildren — all under the age of 18 — and to be able to leave his house to visit with his lawyers in preparation for his defense. Sandusky is currently under house arrest and monitored by an ankle bracelet.

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0 For BOT Reform & Paterno Justice, Radicalism is a Vice

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.

Inside the Assembly Room, located in the corner of the basement of the Nittany Lion Inn, I sat listening in disgust as Franco Harris and Anthony Lubrano discussed Joe Paterno and the Board of Trustees with a lively audience of around 150. Most attendees were part of the recently established group called Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, whose goal is to reform the Board of Trustees and find “justice” for Joe Paterno.

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0 New York Times: BOT Speaks for First Time

Late Wednesday night, Pete Thamel and Mark Viera of the New York Times published an article that addresses the Penn State Board of Trustee’s decision to fire legendary football coach Joe Paterno. The Times had spoken to thirteen of the thirty-two board members, who up until this point, have remained silent. For over three hours, they attempted to recall the tough decisions that led to the termination of Paterno and former Penn State president, Graham Spanier.

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0 On My Hero’s Doorstep

They say that every hero has one single moment in their life that defines them.

For Joe Paterno, a man with 2-national championships and 409 career wins, that moment may have come outside a small ranch house at the end of McKee Street instead of on the football field.

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0 How Penn State Broke My Heart

Success with honor. These three words are so simple, yet they mean so much to everyone involved with Penn State. While most other collegiate athletic programs have faced the downfall of scandal over the years, Penn State has stood as a pillar of integrity, as the “shining program on a hill.” It was all a lie.

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