HAPPY VALLEY — 4 stars
It's notoriously hard to predict which feature documentaries will end up as the film academy's final five nominees, but surveying the field, one thing is clear: It's been an extraordinary year for nonfiction on-screen. Even discounting long shots like "20,000 Days on Earth," a riveting...
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 […]
A Pennsylvania public official instrumental in the firing of Joe Paterno now says that Penn State "probably" shouldn't have axed their longtime coach. "They probably shouldn't have fired him," Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett told the Philadelphia Inquirer in their Thursday edition. Show More Summary
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who lost his re-election bid on Tuesday, said late Penn State coach Joe Paterno “probably” should not have been fired.
Penn State is a place mostly known for it’s football. JoePa was a popular nickname for the most famous college football couch Joe Paterno. Even if you did not like football, there main campus has an entire community of shops, restaurants, a creamery, and other businesses within. Show More Summary
It's been 20 months since Deadline broke the story of the Scarface duo of director Brian De Palma and Al Pacino's re-teaming for Happy Valley. The film chronicles the fall of Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, whose legend was...Show More Summary
We might see a lot of JoePa masks, cut-outs, and signs in the crowd Saturday. Penn State football fans, like a lot of fanbases, arrange "[color]-outs" for particular games. Everyone wears white or blue or whatever and a neat visual affect is achieved. Show More Summary
Paterno helped cover up for Jerry Sandusky.
They might as well have named it the Al Pacino Toronto International Film Festival this year. The screen legend, at age 74, was not only the honoree at TIFF’s third annual fund-raising gala to kick off the festival, he had two very different movies in competition, too. The Humbling, based... More »
Jay Paterno, the son of the football coach Joe Paterno, has written a book in defense of his father, who was caught up in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State.
Earlier today, the NCAA lifted the sanctions placed on Penn State's football program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The team will be bowl-eligible and have its scholarships returned. Tonight, Penn State students celebrated by meeting at Old Main, and chanting the late head coach Joe Paterno's name, among other things. Read more...
Joe Paterno was legendary in college sports circles during his 45-year career as head coach of Penn State’s Nittany Lions football team. But to people who had never heard of him, Paterno’s name become a headline-grabbing mark of shame for months in November 2011. Show More Summary
Most of the country has moved on from talking about the Penn State scandal, accepting that university administrators and former head coach Joe Paterno made grievous errors in judgment upon becoming aware of Jerry Sandusky's crimes. According...Show More Summary
What does new Penn State coach James Franklin have in common with Joe Paterno? Well, they both won their first game as head coach of the Nittany Lions. But the comparisons stop there. That was made clear Saturday as Franklin bet allShow More Summary
In a new book that hit bookstores this week, Jay Paterno — son of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno — said his father feared wrongly accusing now-convicted child molester and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky after allegations of his molesting a boy in a football facility shower first came to light, the
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.
Jay Paterno, whose late father was the legendary Penn State coach coach Joe Paterno, is taking the university to court. Paterno and Bill Kenney, former assistant coaches at the school, allege that they were improperly terminated and accused Penn State of “engaging in civil conspiracy against them,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They are asking […]
The Penn State football saga involving Jerry Sandusky is seemingly never-ending. Former Penn State assistant coaches Bill Kenney and Jay Paterno, son of the deceased former head coach Joe Paterno, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking...Show More Summary