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  • Postseason play given back as NCAA accepts new report on Penn State

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The Nittany Lions scored big Monday as the NCAA accepted recommendations from George Mitchell's latest report on Penn State's progress, restoring postseason play this year and scholarships next year. In his second annual report, issued...
  • Rutgers excited to make its Big Ten debut against Penn State

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. Rutgers is excited to make its Big Ten Conference debut Saturday night against Penn State. But for some of the Scarlet Knights' Pennsylvania players, the opportunity is absolutely exhilarating. "I'm pretty excited about this game,"...
  • Bob Ford: NCAA played the bully because it could

    The NCAA, which enjoyed the view from its holier-than-thou pedestal when sanctioning the Penn State football program in 2012, completed its self-serving exacta on Monday as it patted the program on the head and assumed the part of merciful overlord....
  • 'I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA,' Penn State trustee says

    'I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA,' Penn State trustee says
    A group of alumni-elected trustees condemned the Penn State board's resolution supporting settlements of lawsuits related to the football sanctions, with one trustee saying, "I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA." At a special meeting...
  • Release of Sandusky related emails ordered

    Release of Sandusky related emails ordered
    STATE COLLEGE — A former Penn State trustee candidate who's been campaigning for transparency from the university and pushing for board members' and state officials' emails has scored a victory. The state Office of Open Records issued a decision...
  • NCAA 'rightly' punished Penn State, Irish stadium director says

    The NCAA "rightly" punished Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, an Irish sports official said. Peter McKenna, director of Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, also told the Irish Times that the scandal was "something that we thought long and...
  • Mike Sielski: First-year Penn State coach James Franklin gives his hard sell

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. James Franklin began his first media day as Penn State's head football coach by looking out at a room filled with hundreds of reporters, smiling big, and asking questions. "How's everybody doing?" Murmur, murmur. "How was...
  • Franklin believes in having fun at Penn State

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Franklin believes in having fun at Penn State CHICAGO -- James Franklin says he'll put as much effort and hours as it takes to make Penn State football successful. But he also wants to have fun....
  • Focus on education, not football program

    Pennsylvania voters have a gubernatorial election looming, with education funding being at the forefront of the campaigns. Yet our elected congressmen focus on the football program of our state's most prestigious university. Wouldn't it be more...
  • NCAA penalties were excessive

    I definitely agree with Rep. Charlie Dent and the other four Pennsylvania congressmen that the penalties placed against Penn State were entirely too extreme. Where does the NCAA get the authority to impose such strict penalties that punish current and...
  • NCAA restores Penn State's postseason bowl eligibility, scholarships

      The NCAA has immediately restored bowl elibility to Penn State, citing the school’s progress in ‘ensuring department functions with integrity,’ and will restore the program to its full scholarship allotment starting in 2015-16. The...