Category: Joe Paterno

Jay Paterno: “This is Not About Defending My Father, This is About Defending the Truth”

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The family of Joe Paterno issued a report this weekend essentially critiquing the Freeh report which came down in the aftermath of the situation revolving Jerry Sandusky. The Paterno family continues to argue that the Freeh report was a rush to judgment, and says their study was not about defending ...

Franco Harris Hopes to Set Record Straight on Penn State One Year Later

Monday, January 28th, 2013

One year later, the Penn State scandal continues to be a polarizing topic. Oddly enough, former Penn State and NFL great Franco Harris is doing his best to keep the story in the news. Harris continues to hold town hall meetings where he and his group lead efforts to get ...

President Barack Obama Weighs in on the Olympics, Penn State and Tim Tebow in New York

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

President Barack Obama has never been short of opinions when it comes to the world of sports. With the Olympics in session, baseball season in full stride, and football just around the corner, this time is no different. Obama says he disagrees with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant that they could ...

Former Coach Barry Switzer: The NCAA is “Punishing the Wrong People”

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

As college coaches around the country seem to be doing just about anything they can to duck away from questions about Penn State during their conference's media days this week, one former coach doesn't seem to be holding anything back. Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer doesn't agree ...

Al Golden On Alleged Recruiting Violations: “We don’t have anything to hide.”

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The University of Miami was front and center last summer after some major allegations were thrown at the school stemming from a Yahoo! Sports report from Charles Robinson. Nevin Shapiro ended up giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to at least 72 athletes at the University of Miami from 2002 to 2010. After ...

Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien Does Everything He Can To Look Ahead to the Future

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Bill O'Brien doesn't have much of a choice but to look forward. And if you thought he was going to look back and reflect on everything that has gone down at Penn State, you are kidding yourselves. And so it's not a surprise that in the following interview, he mostly shies ...

Jeff Hartings Disagrees with Penn State Sanctions For Interesting Reasons

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The fallout continues from Monday's big news regarding the unprecedented sanctions handed down by Mark Emmert and the NCAA to the Penn State football program. You know the details by now -- scholarship losses, vacated wins, no postseason play for the next four years, and one massive fine. After the ...

Bobby Bowden Says He Can’t Celebrate Being the All-Time Winningest Coach in FBS History Now

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The NCAA dropped the hammer on Penn State yesterday, delivering unprecedented and historic sanctions against the Nittany Lions football program in the wake of the heinous sex abuse scandal rocked Happy Valley. On top of a four year bowl ban, lost scholarships, a 60 million dollar fine and probation, the ...

Adam Taliaferro on NCAA Punishment For Penn State: “It’s hard to deal with. It’s going to take some time for everybody to heal.”

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The NCAA has handed down its punishment to Penn State. The penalties include a four-year postseason ban, an annual reduction of 10 scholarships over a four-year period, five years of probation, a $60 million fine and the vacating of all wins dating back to 1998. The vacation of all wins ...

Former Penn State Player Michael Robinson Disagrees With the Rush to Judgment

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The scandal at Penn State was already one of the most polarizing topics in sports that I've seen in my lifetime. The punishments handed out by the NCAA on Monday created even more buzz around water coolers nationwide, as discussions of whether Penn State was hit too hard or not ...