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While You Were Gone: #PSUCharges Recap

While I’m sure most of you tried to forget about the Sandusky scandal during the break, the media did not. Here are a few links to catch up on what you missed:

David Joyner Introduced as Acting Athletic Director

With the sudden departure of Tim Curley, David Joyner was named as Penn State’s acting athletic director. He introduced himself to the media in a press conference last Friday.

Joe Paterno Has Treatable Lung Cancer

Scott Paterno released a statement to the AP informing that his father has been diagnosed with a “very treatable” form of lung cancer.

NCAA Announces Investigation of Penn State Athletic Programs

NCAA President Mark Emmert sent a letter to President Rodney Erickson informing them of the NCAA’s plan to investigate the athletic department.

Name in Sandusky Case to Be Confidential

A judge ruled that the name of Victim 1 in the Grand Jury report would remain confidential, at the request of his family.

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh to Head Penn State Special Committee

Penn State hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to take charge of the special committee’s internal investigation. The committee consists of nine members, most with varying degrees of connection to Penn State.

Police Identify 32 Suspects in Riot

State College police charged over two-dozen suspects in connection with the riot that ensued downtown after the Board of Trustees announced their decision to fire Joe Paterno,  and released photos to help identify them.

Sandusky Family Member Makes Allegation

Two more sexual abuse cases were reported against Jerry Sandusky, including one from a member of his own family.

Lawyers for Curley, Shultz Preparing for Case

Representatives for Tim Curey and Gary Shultz requested Grand Jury testimony and other information to help in the perjury accusations they both face.

Sue Paterno Swimming Pool Rumor

Sara Ganin from the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported that the wife of former coach Joe Paterno was kicked out of an on-campus swimming pool that she frequents. After a brief internet frenzy, the rumor proved to be false as all swimming pools were closed on this day for break.

Sandusky Hearing Pushed Back

The Jerry Sandusky preliminary hearing has been pushed back a second time, this time to December 13th.

Penn State Merchandise Sales Plummet

Retailers for Penn State gear are suffering losses on merchandise sales in the wake of the scandal.

On Thanksgiving, Some Time to Reflect

Our own Dan McCool reflects on what the time away from Happy Valley meant to him, and for Penn State moving forward.


About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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Hometown Brewery Releases Beer Honoring Evan Pugh

Penn State’s first president Evan Pugh was born in 1828 at Jordan Bank Farm, three miles south of the city center of Oxford, Pennsylvania, an hour west of Philadelphia in Chester County. One-hundred eighty-nine years later, an Oxford brewery is honoring one of the preeminent champions of “liberal and practical” higher education in the form of a delicious Porter.

Penn State Basketball Downs Colgate 72-59 In Front of Thanksgiving Eve Crowd

Why Honoring Paterno Still Matters


Tony Carr Experienced ‘Greatest Feeling Of His Life’ At NBA Draft

“Just to be able to hear my name called at the NBA Draft, it’s just a dream come true.” Penn State men’s basketball guard has reached the pinnacle of the sport — entering the NBA pro ranks after getting drafted Thursday night in Brooklyn by the New Orleans Pelicans. Carr, who had to wait around […]

Pelicans GM Excited To Bring In ‘Crafty’ Tony Carr

[VIDEO] New Orleans Pelicans Select Tony Carr In 2018 NBA Draft

Tony Carr First Nittany Lion Selected In NBA Draft Since 1999

Bundling Student Tickets And Offering Options: What Penn State Can Learn

Student Life

Student Farm To Commemorate Summer Solstice With Second Annual Celebration

Penn State’s Student Farm will celebrate the longest day of the year with tours and live music Thursday evening.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

Virtual Reality: Changing The Game At Penn State

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Tony Carr First Nittany Lion Selected In NBA Draft Since 1999

He averaged 19.6 points and five assists per game in the 2017-18 slate — leading Penn State to an NIT title in its first postseason berth since a CBI appearance in 2014.

McLanahan’s Self-Serve Beer Taps Open For Business

Carry-out beer will be available in the coming weeks in coolers along the south side of the store.

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