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Should James Franklin Get More Patience at Penn State?

Technically, James Franklin is preparing to enter his third season at Penn State. But if it were up to the Nittany Lions head coach, he'd prefer to be treated as if his time in State College were just getting started. "In a lot of ways, we look at this as Year One. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Southwest scorcher just the beginning; protesters stage 'die-in' at NRA HQ

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is  Gun control that doesn't fly: • Deadly record-breaking heat in Southwest could become “typical”: Michael Mann, a leading climate scientist and professor of meteorology at Penn State University, was in Phoenix on Friday when temperatures hit 106 degrees. Show More Summary

Preparing Medical Students for the 'Third Science'

Penn State College of Medicine faculty are helping shape the "third science" of medical education by defining what health systems science is and how student perception of it should be addressed in designing curriculum.

Philly judge orders release of Jerry Sandusky settlement records

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A judge ordered records pertaining to Penn State's settlements with Jerry Sandusky's accusers to be unsealed.

Women Often Excluded From Diabetes Drug Trials Because of Pregnancy Concerns

Researchers at Penn State University reviewed hundreds of clinical trials for type 2 diabetes and found that women are often excluded from those trials often not due to safety concerns risk for potential pregnancy and fetal harm. The researchers reviewed approximately 700 clinical trails involving type 2 diabetes and discovered that 59 percent included one or more […]

Ohio State Football: 5 Toughest RBs Buckeyes Will Face in 2016

Ohio State will face a lethally talented crop of running backs this fall — a group that's headlined by Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Oklahoma's Samaje Perine and Northwestern's Justin Jackson. Stopping (or even limiting) these talented...Show More Summary

LaVar Arrington Rants On Facebook Defending Penn State & Joe Paterno

Former NFL linebacker & Penn State alum, LaVar Arrington took to Facebook to defend his alma mater and Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal a few years ago. In a lengthy Facebook post, Arrington had this to say: “Message to Penn Staters The second someone ask me where I went to college I […]

LaVar Arrington defends Penn State and Joe Paterno in lengthy Facebook rant

LaVar Arrington took to Facebook to defend his alma mater, Penn State, from what he sees as unfair criticism of Joe Paterno and the (...)

Penn State appeals denial of coverage for Sandusky claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Penn State wants permission to appeal a judge’s ruling denying it insurance coverage for certain child sexual abuse claims related to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The Legal Intelligencer said Monday ( ) university lawyers filed a motion last week seeking an immediate appeal of a ruling that concerned coverage for […]

Education, Athletics at Odds in Debate Over Grad Transfers

Akeel Lynch went from starter to backup at Penn State last season as freshman Saquon Barkley emerged as one of the best running backs in the country.

Education, athletics at odds in debate over grad transfers

Akeel Lynch went from starter to backup at Penn State last season as freshman Saquon Barkley emerged as one of the best running backs in the country. Facing the prospect of spending most of his final season of college eligibility on the sideline, Lynch decided to take advantage of an NCAA rule that allows graduates […]

Former Penn State gymnasts detail alleged abuse by coaches

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

There are no seniors remaining on Penn State’s current women’s gymnastics squad — the Nittany Lions’ entire 2012 freshman class has since transferred or dropped the sport. While the school says this is the result of normal athletics decisions, a number of former gymnasts have brought forth allegations of abuse that follow the school’s current head coach and associate […]

Former Penn State Gymnasts Say Coaches Criticized Their Bodies and Relationships, Made Them Train Through Injuries

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Former members of the Penn State gymnastics team allege that they were pressured to train through injuries, demeaned, and body-shamed by husband-and-wife coaching team Jeff and Rachelle Thompson. Rachelle is set to resign next month, but the athletes are speaking out because they want Jeff gone, too.Shealyn Farley, now 21, told People that ... More »

Bill O’Brien, who rebuilt Penn State football, tells Baylor: Remember the victims

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Baylor continues to face the fallout from the sexual assault scandal that cost the university’s president, head football coach and athletic director their jobs. Still, football must go on at the school. The difficulty of that situation is one that another coach can understand. Bill O’Brien, who was named head coach at Penn State after the […]

Bill O’Brien on Baylor’s problems: Issues are bigger than just football

Very few coaches have any kind of perspective on rebuilding a program, the way Baylor now has to. But Texans coach Bill O’Brien saw it first hand during his days at Penn State, and said the most important thing for Baylor to remember moving forward is that it’s just football. What appears to be a…

Bill O'Brien has excellent advice for Baylor, in light of his Penn State experience

Few coaches know more about the tricky work of bringing football into equilibrium with institutional failings. Baylor acting head coach Jim Grobe has a tough tightrope to walk in 2016, as he follows the fired Art Briles as the Bears'...Show More Summary

The Scandal at Baylor Makes it Clear Penn State Did Nothing to Change College Football

4 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

In 2011, the most awful scandal in the history of college athletics was exposed when it was revealed that Jerry Sandusky, a longtime coach at Penn State, had groomed and sexually abused teenage boys in the locker room of the school’s...Show More Summary

Penn State Faculty Discontent Amidst Failed Dean Search, Two Year 'Downward Descent [From #51] Into Rankings Oblivion [#86]'

Kimberly Krawiec (Duke), Rumblings of Discontent at Penn State Law: Penn State Law’s dean search has been unsuccessful (announced to the faculty by the provost) and that at least some faculty have been unhappy with the search process and a perceived lack of faculty input.... [T]he complaints apparently include...

Researchers Make a Key Discovery in How Malaria Evades the Immune System

The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum hijacks an immune system process to invade red blood cells, according to a study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Understanding how malaria invades the cells could lead to a more effective vaccine.

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