Hurricane Sandy cancels Penn State media day

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The effects of Hurricane Sandy, and the Frankenstorm are already being felt long before it made landfall on the Jersey Shore. The effects are being felt well inland- including central rural, landlocked Pennsylvania.

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Penn St sued for $4 million by Mike McQueary

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With all the vacated Joe Paterno wins, the last time Penn State won a football game, officially, Mike McQueary was the quarterback. Today he’s suing the school where he made his name for $4 million- which is probably much much more than the victims of Jerry Sandusky will get.

McQueary is seeking whistleblower status and wrongful termination damages. Right now he’s unhirable by pretty much anyone in college football. Although his status as a whistleblower is questionable. Remember, he waited nine days to tell anyone after he told Paterno that he saw Sandusky raping a boy in the shower. Then he waited another nine years to talk again.

McQueary is expected to be a main witness in the case against Graham Spanier and Tim Curley.

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Life after sanctions for Penn State, Jordan Hill and company

Defensive tackle Jordan Hill is arguably the best player on the current Penn State team (assuming Silas Redd leaves as he’s rumored to be doing so). Hill was at Big Ten Media Day, so I asked him other than wins how does this team heal?

“Being together, being through this.  Going out and just playing football. You know if we just sat there and gave up, we would regret it for the rest of our lives. We keep looking forward  and just being around each other and sticking together. That’s all we really need,” he answered.

Coach Bill O’Brien, who left the New England Patriots to come to a program hit hard with NCAA sanctions has told his team that every game this year will be their bowl game since they aren’t allowed to go to one.

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Penn State lucky to avoid television banishment

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For all the talk of the death penalty, and what Penn State got sanctioned with, (and what they didn’t get sanctioned with) one penalty would have hit PSU very hard had it been applied- a television ban.

Penn St. athletic director David Joyner was at Big Ten Media Day, and he discussed how much tv coverage of the team means to his program:

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Feds subpoena Penn St. Univ in Sandusky case; seek financial records

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It looks like things are finally getting done in the Penn State Jerry Sandusky child rape case. Now the Federal officials are stepping in and turning the wheels, overriding the inactivity that we’ve seen from the state and local levels.

From the AP:

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Penn State’s Tim Frazier has serious NBA potential

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In the Big Ten, Penn State is dead last in attendance. The Nittany Lions average about 7,000 but if you ever watched one of their home games on television, you’ll see lots of empty seats in the lower bowl; to the point that it looks like they have 700 fans. And they’re missing out too! And a bonafide NBA draft prospect in point guard Tim Frazier. Well, we’re here to make sure he toils in college basketball obscurity no more.

In a preview of our next NBA draft stock report:

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Nike’s Phil Knight Addresses Paterno Firing at Memorial Service

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Someone had to talk about it; the elephant in the room. In all the tributes paid to Joe Paterno these past few days, a few talked about his recent dismissal. Little to none discussed it in a substantive sense. Nike CEO Phil Knight at least touched upon it; but ended up doing little more than Paterno/Penn State cheerleading.

Maybe it would have been better if he had just kept his mouth shut.

Thursday’s memorial event ended the public mourning period for Paterno. Public viewings were held Tuesday and Wednesday morning at a campus followed by a funeral Mass, procession and burial for Paterno that afternoon.

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Penn St. Alums in State Capital: JUST DON’T GET IT

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Everyone gets the “death bounce;” no matter who they are or what they’ve done. And by death bounce, I mean the mainstream media, and with it John Q. Public, just going ahead and glossing over everything that person did wrong while they were alive.

Well, hopefully a monster like Jerry Sandusky doesn’t get the death bounce.

Considering all that went down with Joe Paterno and Penn State, and just a few weeks ago at that, I’m shocked that Paterno has been as deified, lionized, and sanctified as he has by the internet, television, radio and print media.

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Jerry Sandusky Watched Paterno’s Last Game in Beaver Stadium President’s Box!

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There really is no way to describe just how much Jerry Sandusky truly was an integral part of the Penn State program. Even up to the final days before his arrest, and the media sensation exploded, Sandusky was a college football institution in State College, long after his retirement.

From the Patriot News:

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Former Penn St. Pres. knew of Sandusky Investigation Months Before Arrest

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The higher-ups in Happy Valley knew all about Jerry Sandusky and the investigation surrounding him long before the national media took hold of it. The then University leader who’s been since forced to resign told his trustees about it, but no decisive action was taken.

From State College.com:

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Joe Paterno’s Son, Jay Paterno Will not be Retained at Penn St.

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Regime change has begun at Penn State. Bill O’Brien from the New England Patriots is taking over and cleaning house

Jay Paterno is leaving the Penn St coaching staff after 17 years as an assistant under his father, the once legendary but now disgraced Joe Paterno.

For the past 12 years, Paterno the younger worked as the quarterbacks coach.

Breaking: Former PSU President Graham Spanier knew of Sandusky investigation months ahead of his arrest.

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Penn State Still Nowhere Close to Finding New Coach

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Forget all those rumors you’ve heard about who is to be the successor to Joe Paterno at Penn State. Eric Mangini? Nah, not gonna happen. They’re no more closer to finding their new college football coach today than on the day Paterno was fired.

Penn State’s acting Athletic Director David Joyner said during a Ticket City Bowl public event in Dallas that the search to replace Joe Paterno will be extensive.

They imposed an artificial arbitrary deadline of January 3rd for finding their new leader. The school admitted a couple days ago that they have no chance of making that deadline. The latest name to pop up in PSU coaching rumors in Rutgers’ Greg Schiano.

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