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.
Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday night.
The Nittany Lions will make their first postseason appearance since 2011 when they play Boston College in the Bronx on Dec. 27.
Bill Belton scored on a 5-yard run with 1:13 to play and Penn State rallied from a 10-point deficit to post a 13-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night, spoiling the Scarlet Knights’ Big Ten Conference debut.
James Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien as Penn State’s newest head football coach.
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.
Luckily for the Panthers and Irish, they’re very familiar with Jim Boeheim’s defense from their days in the Big East. For everyone else in the ACC, dealing with the Orange’s vaunted zone is going to be an absolute headache.
“We hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn State,” school president Rodney Erickson said in a statement Monday.
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New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor is on track to resolve a criminal case for having a switchblade in his luggage at a Philadelphia airport.
Pressed by defense lawyers on his discussions of the subject, Mike McQueary brought up a specific exchange at football practice in the hours before Paterno’s firing on Nov. 9, 2011 – four days after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest.
On any given night, any team in the Big Ten has a chance to beat its opponent. You can’t say that about most leagues in college basketball.
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.