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Friday, October 31, 2014

Articles tagged: Penn State scandal

Penn State club renames Paternoville ‘Nittanyville’

A Penn State club decided to rename the area where students camp prior to football games “Nittanyville” instead of Paternoville in light of the findings of the Freeh investigation. Students began camping outside Beaver Stadium prior to football games in 1993 when the school joined the Big Ten. The camping area was named Paternoville in…Read More

Penn State Board of Trustees want to keep Joe Paterno statue

In a clear sign that the leadership and culture at Penn State University still needs a major overhaul, the Board of Trustees reportedly want the Joe Paterno statue next to the football field on campus to remain standing. ESPN reports that the Board of Trustees have quietly committed to keeping the statue, and that they…Read More

Penn State renovating locker room, showers from Jerry Sandusky scandal

Penn State is trying to rid itself of a reminder of the dark and disturbing Jerry Sandusky scandal. And, no, it’s not that stupid Joe Paterno statue. According to a university spokesman on Friday, plans are in motion to renovate the locker room and showers of the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building — the…Read More

Halo above Joe Paterno’s head removed from mural (Picture)

The artist who painted a mural of Joe Paterno on Heister Street in State College, Pa., decided to remove the halo that sat above the former Penn State football coach’s head, according to Onward State. “Sadly, today is one of the hardest things that I’ve done,” artist Michael Pilato told passerbys on Saturday, Onward State…Read More

Joe Paterno merchandise reportedly still in demand in State College

Despite the minefield of ugly findings made public Thursday after the Freeh investigation into the Penn State scandal, Joe Paterno merchandise continues to sit prominently in many State College, Pa., shops. And, if sales meant anything, they’d suggest that Paterno is still a popular and beloved figure in the Penn State community. Here’s The Daily…Read More

Bobby Bowden: Joe Paterno statue should be removed

Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno had an ongoing rivalry to see who could outlast the other to top the leaderboard for most wins in a coaching career. Bowden was forced out as head coach of Florida State in 2009 after the Seminoles became a mediocre team. Paterno refused to step down as coach at Penn…Read More

Kirk Herbstreit still defending Joe Paterno’s legacy

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit spoke about Joe Paterno’s legacy on Thursday and showed little understanding about the significance of the Freeh commission’s findings. Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback, was one of the few people who used his platform on ESPN to defend Joe Paterno the day the late coach was exposed for…Read More

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