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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett held a brief press conference in front of reporters at the Penn Stater Conference Center. The presser was filled with a lot of "no comment"s lumped between a few bold statements--not surprising given that Corbett opened this investigation while serving as Pennsylvania's Attorney General.
Penn State Students riot on College Avenue following the announcement that Joe Paterno had been fired by the Board of Trustees. The riot damage escalated when the crowd moved to College Avenue when lamp posts, signs, and a WTAJ News truck were toppled.
Today we find our University in a state of uncertainty and unrest. The Board of Trustees decision to remove President Spanier and Coach Paterno from their respective positions is not one that came after little thought.
This will be, in all likelihood, the last time that Penn State offers a class on "Joe Paterno, Communications, and the Media," otherwise known as COMM 497G, but if this was its final semester, it's going out with a bang. Today, Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski and Yahoo's Pat Forde spoke on how the media handled this story. To read what they had to say, check out student tweets, mine included, from the class.
Tom Bradley took the podium in the Beaver Stadium media room for the first time as head coach of the Penn State football team on Thursday afternoon. Bradley, in his 33rd season on the staff, has held the defensive coordinator position since Jerry Sandusky retired in 1998. He takes over for Joe Paterno, who was fired late Wednesday night.
It is important though to take this time to reflect upon who we are as a University on all levels.
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