Penn State Nittany Lions Articles

Jerry Sandusky has been taken from his home in handcuffs again. The former Penn State Nittany Lions assistant coach was arrested today after new allegations of sexual abuse surfaced. A grand just questioned two new accusers (victims 9 and 10)...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
The BCS Championship Game always brings much debate and consternation when its two participants are selected. Even though the BCS has allowed the college football world to see title games that were not contractually possible before 1998, fans and...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Maybe we should have taken more time to assess Joe Paterno’s legacy. But in the age of Fox News and Twitter, what we should have done does not matter. Death compels us to reflect on life. In the internet age, the death of any celebrity spurs...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Jerry Sandusky appeared on camera in a videotaped interview with the New York Times this week and did nothing to sway public opinion in his favor. Sandusky, who claimed he is innocent of charges of child sexual abuse in the video was only...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
The rollercoaster tenure of Ron Zook has ended after seven seasons at Illinois, and athletic director Mike Thomas is conducting a search that has a wide array of candidates. Houston coach Kevin Sumlin’s name seems to come up in every coaching...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
A civil suit has been filed against Penn State, Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile (Sandusky's children's charity) by an unnamed adult this week. The suit claims that as a young boy who was 10 at the time (the accuser is an adult now) had met...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 13 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. And two Big Ten teams came in at #1 of our Top 25 College Football Rivalries. 1. Michigan State (10-2, 7-1...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
The search for the next Penn State head coach took an interesting turn over the weekend with the news that current Miami coach and former PSU player Al Golden signed a new four-year contract extension that stretches to February 2020. So where...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 12 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. And two Big Ten teams came in at #1 of our Top 25 College Football Rivalries. 1. Michigan State (9-2, 6-1...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
This profile originally appeared in Athlon's 2007 Penn State Game Day booklet. Joe Paterno 1966-present Where to begin? Paterno is synonymous with Penn State football in much the same way that Bear Bryant is linked forever to Alabama, John...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
  By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Nebraska (+3.5) at Michigan These two storied programs, who shared the national championship in 1997, meet for only the...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 11 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Michigan State (8-2, 5-1) – The Spartans cleared one of their final hurdles in the race for...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
The current situation at Penn State is truly sad and tragic. We were all shocked by the revelations in the grand jury report involving long-time PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and his 40-count sexual-abuse case. The fallout from this horrific...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
This article on Penn State assistant head coach Jerry Sandusky originally appeared in our 1987 college football annual. Given the horrific, recent tragic events surrounding allegations against Jerry Sandusky, we felt our archival pieces...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
I am not a parent. I cannot speak as one. And I won’t understand what parents across this country are feeling until, God willing, one day I’ve become one myself. But what has happened at Penn State University has shaken me to the core,...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
The surname Paterno mirrors the word paternal, whose Latin root “pater” means “father.” For decades, that was a fitting twist of fate for Joe Paterno, who was by all accounts the grandfather of college football. The myth of “JoePa” was built on...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
In 1992 Sinead O'Connor stood on the stage of Saturday Night Live, held up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, sang the word "evil" and ripped up the photo to protest child abuse by the Catholic church. And from that point on, her world came...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
I remember where I was Ronald Reagan was shot. I remember where I was when the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean. I remember where I was when two airplanes hit the Twin Towers. I remember where I was when Twitter blew...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) For the first time since 1965, Joe Paterno will not roam the sidelines this Saturday at Penn State. Replacing a coach that won 409 games won’t be easy, and the coaching search is even more...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Oregon (+3.5) at Stanford It’s the game of the year in the Pac-12, featuring two of the most statistically dominant teams in...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
-by CoachesByTheNumbers.com Joe Paterno has been fired three games before the end of his 46th year as the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Coach Paterno had recently announced that he would retire at the end of the 2011 season due...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
Joe Paterno has been fired from Penn State University. In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the longest tenured coach in college football's career is now over. The Penn State board of trustees...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Somehow the Penn State story just got even worse. After a weeping Joe Paterno reportedly spoke to Penn State students outside his living room window about the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse allegations, he came out, seemingly all smiles and...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged child sexual abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual child abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno's at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe Paterno is...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago

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