Day: June 27, 2012
We are Penn State. Well, are we? Do we want to be now? Do we want to have our names tied to this institution that immediately raises eyebrows at the very mention of it? Yeah, I think we still do. Because who really is Penn State? The fact of the matter is that the crimes and the almost-certainly-true-but-technically-alleged coverup, heinous though they were, were committed by just a handful of people, a microscopic portion of the 96,519 students and 17,780 faculty and staff that form the technical makeup of the University.
As the 2012 recruits attend their first Penn State class today, Bill O’Brien has added another player to next year’s group in the form of 6-3 205 lb. Zach Bradshaw, an outside linebacker from Damascus High School in Maryland.
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According to ABC27, Jerry Sandusky will continue to rake in his state pension of over $59,000 while he sits in a Centre County correctional facility.
“Alleged” victims no more. After eight days of testimony and 20 hours of jury deliberation, justice has been served. The path in which we traveled to come to a verdict was so arduous that I’m still mentally processing what happened on Friday evening.
Eight months since that moment of darkness, corporate America has good news for Penn State. Cars.com VP of Marketing, Linda Bartman, announced that her company believed there was a positive aura surrounding Penn State football. Unless the program descends into the abyss again, Cars.com will advertise on ESPN when the Nittany Lions take the field during the 2012 season.
A presidential oversight committee has officially signed off on a college football four-team playoff that will replace the current BCS championship game system. A selection committee will decide which four teams advance to the playoff, with the two semi-finals games being held at current bowl locations.