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  • Packers' Mike McCarthy's younger brother, Joe, dies Wednesday at age 47

    GREEN BAY, Wis. Now we know why Packers coach Mike McCarthy's news conference was canceled Wednesday. McCarthy received news early in the day that his younger brother, Joe McCarthy III, had died suddenly. Joe McCarthy, 47, was playing racquetball at a...
  • Easing NCAA sanctions doesn't mean Penn State is blameless

    Easing NCAA sanctions doesn't mean Penn State is blameless
    I'm a reasonably popular guy until I write about Penn State, so if I were smart, I'd keep my mouth shut. But as the NCAA backs off on its sanctions against PSU, I sense an interpretation that I think is unhealthy, and I can't resist speaking up again....
  • Gene Collier: Penn State shouldn't rush to restore Joe Paterno's legacy

    Can't say I was surprised the Penn State community celebrated heartily over the weekend on news of a settlement that would restore all 111 of Joe Paterno's NCAA-hijacked victories. Yet I hope that was mostly because they'll celebrate almost anything in...
  • 'Sea butterflies' are part of effort to better understand changing oceans

    WOODS HOLE, Mass. For Gareth Lawson, the tiny water creatures known as "sea butterflies" might offer insight into one of the biggest problems to confront the world's oceans. Lawson is a biologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a private...
  • After ups and downs at Penn State, Owings Mills' Donovan Smith tries for NFL

    Penn State junior offensive tackle Donovan Smith kept staring down an important life choice as if it were a charging defensive end, then reacted decisively in late December with an aggressive move of his own. Instead of playing it safe and returning...
  • Joe Paterno, Penn State Get Wins Back As NCAA Announces Deal

    Joe Paterno, Penn State Get Wins Back As NCAA Announces Deal
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA...
  • Bianchi: Just like Paterno, Bobby Bowden wants his wins back, too.

    Bianchi: Just like Paterno, Bobby Bowden wants his wins back, too.
    After the NCAA's unthinkable decision to restore Joe Paterno's 111 victories that were rightfully stripped away during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, Bobby Bowden says he'd like to have his 12 vacated victories back as well. "I'm all...
  • Report: Nearly all police armed on public campuses; experts say private schools exploring idea

    Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more private schools are looking to arm police. Overall, about two-thirds of public and...
  • Trickle down effect: Program trains volunteers to help preserve Valley's watershed

    Ross McLennan is old enough to remember when the Lehigh River was a cesspool of a waterway. Before the Clean Water Act of 1972 was passed, the Lehigh was a repository for everything from coal silt to industrial waste to raw sewage, which deprived the...
  • Wisconsin's Rob Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, hopes to turn heads at Senior Bowl

    Wisconsin's Rob Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, hopes to turn heads at Senior Bowl
    Towering over defensive ends and overpowering them with his mauling approach to the game, Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein isn't looking to rack up style points as a blocker. Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, plays the game with an edge, using...
  • Bob Ford: Tom Brady proves the draft, NFL is hit or miss

    The news that the NFL is investigating the New England Patriots organization concerning whether some footballs were intentionally deflated during the AFC championship game on Sunday is interesting, but only in a what-will-Belichick-think-of-next kind of...