Sandusky Scandal

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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13 Board Chairman Still Thinks Paterno Wasn’t Fired

Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Masser still does not think Joe Paterno was fired, according to his deposition that was released today in the Corman lawsuit. Masser also said that the reason Paterno was fired “had nothing to do” with what he “had known or hadn’t done,” which contradicts an official Penn State release explaining the termination.

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4 Bobby Bowden Happy to Relinquish Winning Coach Status

Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden doesn’t mind giving up his “official” title as the winningest D-1 college football coach of all time. In fact, he has even welcomed it. Bowden, now officially second on the all-time list with 377 wins, told the Associated Press that he is “OK” with the distinction.

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7 PS4RS Doesn’t Support NCAA Settlement

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, a pro-Paterno group that has organized alumni over recent years in an attempt to change Penn State governance and right purported wrongs related to the Sandusky scandal, opposed today’s settlement news that restored Penn State’s 112 vacated wins and replaces the 2012 consent decree that the group has lobbied so hard against.

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14 Corman Settlement: Paterno’s Wins Restored and Consent Decree Replaced

The NCAA announced that it has reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed by State Senator Jake Corman and Treasurer Rob McMord. The consent decree, and thus the sanctions, have been replaced with a new agreement. The 112 vacated wins have been restored and Joe Paterno once again has 409 wins. The NCAA also agreed to keep the $60 million fine within the state of Pennsylvania to benefit victims of child sexual abuse.

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0 Federal Judge Refuses To Toss Act Keeping NCAA Sanction Fines In Pennsylvania

State Senator Jake Corman’s case with the NCAA received some breathing room Tuesday from Federal Court. U.S. Middle Court Judge Yvette Kane ruled against the NCAA’s argument that the Endowment Act, which challenges the consent decree signed by Penn State, violated the U.S. Constitution. Kane refused to throw out the state law requiring the NCAA’s $60 million fine on Penn State to stay in the state of Pennsylvania.

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