PSU fans shouldn’t be upset that O’Brien took the Texans’ job. His two-season tenure at Beaver Stadium gave the Nittany Lions’ program something it hasn’t had for a long time. It gave it normal.
It gave it normal.
O’Brien, a former offensive coordinator for the Patriots, took on perhaps college football’s toughest job in January 2012, joining a school rattled by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Matt Sandusky filed papers Tuesday in Centre County Court seeking to have the names of him and his family changed. Though the documents are sealed, they show he filed for a name change, along with his wife and four children.
Paterno estate attorney Wick Sollers said the suit was to be filed in state court in Centre County, home of Penn State’s flagship campus.
Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a “moral, disciplined” man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity.
The school insists that the song was cut from the cue because it is outdated and played at many other stadiums and arenas across the country, with no genuine, historical ties to the university.
If you care to look at his book as strict reportage, an objective, obdurate desire to report Joe Paterno’s view on life, liberty, and Sandusky, then he did his job. We can’t kill Joe Posnanski for playing it safe. And yet we can.
Penn State’s trustees may not like the NCAA’s unprecedented sanctions against the university’s football program, but they say the alternative — the so-called “death penalty” — would have been worse.
Even with all that has been unearthed regarding the Penn State scandal, it is alarming to think that there are still many people throughout the country who are saddened and perplexed by the sanctions handed down by the NCAA
With his statue no longer outside Beaver Stadium, late Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been dropped from his perch atop the Division I record books.
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program’s integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of the report that could forever mar his legacy.
Jay Paterno leaned over his dying father, gave him a kiss, and whispered in his ear. “Dad, you won,” he said.
A simple two-word message flashed this week on the electronic signboard outside Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center: “Thanks JoePa.”
The last of thousands of mourners have paid their respects to Paterno at a two-day public viewing for the legendary coach.
Just like Jay Gatsby, Joe Paterno fouled up a fine ending. And, in retrospect, the story was over long before the last page.