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Day: December 22, 2013

John Johnson Leads Penn State Hoops to 92-82 Win in Debut

John Johnson was instrumental in Penn State’s 92-82 comeback victory over lowly Mount St. Mary’s, scoring 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting in his first game for the Blue and White after sitting out all of last season and the first half of this season to comply with the NCAA’s transfer rules.

Report: Bill O’Brien Trying to Reduce NFL Buyout

The Bill O'Brien to the NFL rumors went from tepid murmurs to muffled yelps today, as ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that the coach is actively trying to reduce his buyout if and when NFL teams come calling.

Joe Paterno’s Former Players Wish Him Happy Birthday

Joe Paterno would have turned 87-years-old yesterday. The late coach and philanthropist received thousands of birthday messages on Twitter, including many from his former players. Here are some of the best birthday wishes yesterday from Penn State football players.

Exclusive Two-Hour Graham Spanier Interview Released

One of the more fascinating videos of the entire Sandusky-saga was released earlier this weekend by ABC. Sports reporter-turned-Good Morning America anchor Josh Elliott interviewed former Penn State President Graham Spanier for two hours in September 2012, and that entire tape was posted on ABC's website as a result of a strange legal requirement.

Top-Ranked Wrestlers Down No. 3 Iowa

While the Penn State wrestling program has enjoyed this success, there has been one team that has continued to be a thorn in the Nittany Lions' paw: the Iowa Hawkeyes. This season turned out to be different, however, as the Nittany Lions went into Carver-Hawkeye Arena and won for the first time under Sanderson, taking down the No. 3 Hawkeyes 24-12 in front of over 14,000 fans.

THON Child Laney Brown in Fight of Her Life

Heartbreaking news has rocked the THON community over the recent week: Seven-year-old Laney Brown, a Penn State Berks' THON child, only has a few weeks to a few days to live. But through a robust Facebook page maintained by her family, the overwhelming support of the community -- both THON and beyond -- and a fighting spirit, Brown is making the most out of these trying days.

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