Penn State went from not being eligible for a bowl game at all earlier in the year to Pinstripe Bowl champions on Saturday night, beating Boston College 31-30 in overtime at Yankee Stadium. In the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Nittany Lions had been banned from a postseason bowl when the 2014 season began. Show More Summary
Former Penn State assistant football coach, who is serving a decades-long prison sentence for child molestation, loses legal battle
Penn State sent a letter to Jerry Sandusky, the currently incarcerated convicted child abuser, asking him to renew season his tickets.
Around their Brooklyn home, the documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev and his wife have developed a kind of code phrase -- a "thumbnail," they call it -- for how commentators talk about the Jerry Sandusky affair. "Rhythmic slapping” is the term, and it describes people’s reflexive need...
An acquaintance told me that he was at a premiere last week of Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary Happy Valley in State College, Pennsylvania, the setting for the story of serial sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, godlike coach and patriarch Joe Paterno, and the institution that allegedly looked the other way, and that... More »
Late in Amir Bar-Lev's harrowing and deeply fair documentary Happy Valley, which tracks the Jerry Sandusky tragedy at Penn State and its craterous aftermath, attorney Andrew Shubin, who represented several of Sandusky's victims, says: Read more...
Another day, another embarrassing set of e-mails made public by the ongoing lawsuit by Pennsylvania state officials against the NCAA over the 2012 sanctions imposed upon Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky case, and this time it's a big one. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) We have written from time to time about various aspects of the Penn State child molestation scandal invovling one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Our focus has been on the aftermath of that scandal, specifically...Show More Summary
Emails released as part of a lawsuit reveal that N.C.A.A. officials were unsure of their own authority to punish Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
A federal judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the development of sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who recently lost his bid for reelection, admits his role in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal, including the firing of longtime head coach Joe Paterno, probably played a role in his political...Show More Summary
The former Pennsylvania attorney general who investigated the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia case expressed regret Thursday about how that scandal led to the 2011 firing of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. In comments to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett — who was voted out of office Tuesday — said that university officials “probably […]
Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday turned down a bid by the NCAA to prevent a January trial over the legality of penalties imposed on Penn State over the school’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
The NCAA imposed a series of unprecedented sanctions on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal in 2012 despite being privately uncertain about whether it had the authority to do so, according to newly released ema...
At issue, whether the penalties the NCAA imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case were legal
NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Joe Robbins The NCAA imposed a series of unprecedented sanctions on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal in 2012 despite being privately uncertain about whether it had the authority...Show More Summary
Based on internal emails, the NCAA wrestled with the question of whether punishing Penn State for a criminal case was outside the bounds of its authority. When the NCAA was determining how to punish Penn State for the Jerry SanduskyShow More Summary
In e-mails from 2012 that were publicly released on Tuesday, the NCAA admitted that it was bluffing Penn State into accepting the dire sanctions imposed as punishment for the Jerry Sandusky scandal and questioned privately whether it had the jurisdiction to hand down such punitive measures. The e-mails came to light as part of the […]
When the NCAA eliminated the final two years of Penn State’s postseason ban connected to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, it was viewed as a major victory for James Franklin and the Nittany Lions program. An improving Penn State team could be rewarded for its play with a bowl trip two years early. Show More Summary