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Penn State University was rocked to its core this year with the sex abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky.
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Joe Paterno Fired: Penn State Football Coach Removed By Board Of Trustees After Scandal (VIDEO)

Joe Paterno Fired: Penn State Football Coach Removed By Board Of Trustees After Scandal (VIDEO) | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

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Sandusky Scandal: National Media Misses The Mark

Sandusky Scandal: National Media Misses The Mark | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Quick. Don't think. Who is prime suspect number one in the scandal involving Penn State right now? Joe Paterno? NO.

THANK YOU, Huffington Post.

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State College, PA - Penn State Football: Joe Paterno Fired; Bradley to be Interim Head Coach

State College, PA - Penn State Football: Joe Paterno Fired; Bradley to be Interim Head Coach | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The Nittany Lion coaching legend is fired by the Penn State Board of Trustees. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will serve as interim head coach.

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Jerry, Who? News Media Irresponsibly Driving The Paterno Narrative

Jerry, Who? News Media Irresponsibly Driving The Paterno Narrative | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Black Shoe Diaries editor Mike Pettigano suggests the news media are failing the victims of the Penn State abuse scandal, all in the name of hits, readers and ratings.

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Penn State President Graham Spanier will quit or be fired today in wake of Sandusky charges, source says

Penn State President Graham Spanier will quit or be fired today in wake of Sandusky charges, source says | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Doesn't even mean half as much after Joe's statement this morning.

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Penn State Fails a Public Relations Test — Leading Off

Penn State Fails a Public Relations Test — Leading Off | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Penn State University’s response to a scandal seems to be no response at all.

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Paterno to retire after season amid scandal - College football- NBC Sports

Paterno to retire after season amid scandal - College football- NBC Sports | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at end of the season, a source tells The Associated Press.
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May NO Act of ours Bring Shame

May NO Act of ours Bring Shame | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Note: I suck at writing. I'm feeling a lot of emotions right now. This might actually make no sense at all. But here goes.


I am and always will be Penn State. I could not be any prouder to be a student at this prestigious university, and would not want it any other way. The events of the last few days are absolutely horrific and disgraceful, and have literally changed the entire history of our school. Our story, our image, our legacy will never be the same. After spending countless hours reading every article, report, blog, and rumor that I could possibly find, I am completely lost. I don't know what to think. One minute I can be convinced of one thing, and the next minute I am thinking the exact opposite. All I do know for sure is that this is one of the most upsetting things I've experienced. A few extremely powerful men who are each individually admired by millions have turned out to actually be completely different people than we thought. Legends have turned into disgraces. Heroes, as saddening as it is for me to even think this, have tarnished themselves and their images for the rest of eternity.

Penn State is currently in a national spotlight unmatched by any athletic program in the history of athletics. After reading and listening to opinions of outsiders (those people who aren't actually in State College right now), I realized that everyone here at PSU has a completely tainted view of what is going on. We find it impossible to believe that something like this could actually happen in our fantasyland, and that the legends that we have come to know, love, and even idolize, might actually not be all we have built them up to me. I'm not saying that I have an opinion either way, beacuse I don't. I wish I did. But I don't. I don't know what to think. All I do know is that the rest of the nation is watching us and we will never be seen as the prestigious university that I mentioned before again.

As I write this, Penn State students are rushing downtown, to Old Main, and anywhere else they can think of screaming chants of "Fire Spanier" and "F Sandusky." This is the ABSOLUTE LAST thing that should be happening right now. From the start, all different students have reacted in all different ways. In my opinion (for whoever wants it), there is only one way that we should be acting in this situation; intelligently, maturely, and somberly. We are all adults, or we like to think that we are, and this is the perfect time to prove it. Starting "movements" via social media simply with the goal of getting reactions out of other people, and then personally attacking these people when they disagree with you is not the way to handle this situation. Gathering in front of Old Main screaming profanities at our administration is not the way to handle this situation. Running downtown fighting off mace-bearing police officers is not the way to handle this situation.

When this all started, Graham Spanier issued a statement that said that he "unconditionally" supported Curley and Schultz, and this outraged students. However, now they seem to be "unconditionally" supporting Joe Paterno. I know this is a bold thing for me to say, but frankly he did (or didn't do) the same thing as the other guys, but he is being supported in the most outrageous ways. It's time that the "adults" of Penn State stopped 'rioting' over everything, went home, and educated themselves on the situation at hand.

I am beyond embarrassed and ashamed by the aforementioned actions, because I know that the actions of some will be taken as the actions of all. Before, it was just a few administrators that were tarnishing our image, and we were ready to prove that they couldn't do that. Now, I don't even know where this will go, because so many others are joining in and making us look bad. To the students rioting out there: you are only further ruining the image of PSU. Most of you probably don't even know what you're even doing out there. Please. Just. Go. Home.

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Paterno, the King of Pennsylvania, Until Now

Paterno, the King of Pennsylvania, Until Now | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Joe Paterno preached and stood for integrity, family and principle. Now, it’s unclear how his accomplishments might be diminished.

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Congressman Wants Penn State Scandal Investigated : NPR

Congressman Wants Penn State Scandal Investigated : NPR | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Rep. Patrick Meehan wants the government to investigate whether Penn State officials, including football coach Joe Paterno, broke federal laws if they failed to report allegations of child sexual abuse.

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno returns home to crowd of students, tells them 'I'm proud of you'

Penn State coach Joe Paterno returns home to crowd of students, tells them 'I'm proud of you' | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Paterno, after going inside, later came to the window of his house and again thanked the students.

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State College, PA - Scott Paterno: 'No One Has Asked Joe to Step Down'

State College, PA - Scott Paterno: 'No One Has Asked Joe to Step Down' | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

No one has asked Joe Paterno to step down as Penn State's head football coach, his son Scott Paterno told reporters about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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Kim Jones Joins Francesa, Discusses Penn State Scandal

Kim Jones Joins Francesa, Discusses Penn State Scandal | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Kim Jones joined Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon to provide insight on the latest developments regarding the Penn State scandal and future of Joe Paterno.

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Penn State Issues Email and Text Message to Students Tonight

Penn State Issues Email and Text Message to Students Tonight | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Messages received by all Penn State students tonight via @theschoolphilly

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Big Ten statement on Penn State scandal

Big Ten statement on Penn State scandal | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany on Wednesday issued a statement on the scandal that has embroiled Penn State and its athletic program.

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Paterno and Penn State President Are Out

Paterno and Penn State President Are Out | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Legendary football coach Joe Paterno and Penn State President Graham Spanier are the latest casualties of the sex abuse scandal that is rocking the university.

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Penn State's Joe Paterno retires, says he's 'devastated' over child sex scandal

Penn State's Joe Paterno retires, says he's 'devastated' over child sex scandal | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

"My goals now are to keep my commitments to my players and staff and finish the season with dignity and determination. And then I will spend the rest of my life doing everything I can to help this university."

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Jerry Sandusky Scandal: Seven Key Players in the Penn State Abuse Case | NewsFeed | TIME.com

Jerry Sandusky Scandal: Seven Key Players in the Penn State Abuse Case | NewsFeed | TIME.com | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The former defensive coordinator for Penn State is accused of 40 counts of criminal sexual abuse with children over the course of 15 years. The fallout has rocked sleepy State College, Pa., implicating a number of high-level administrators within the university.


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Joe Paterno will retire at the end of Penn State season

Joe Paterno will retire at the end of Penn State season | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it
With program rocked by a child sex-abuse scandal, Nittany Lions coach intends to quit at the end of his 46th season.
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Statement by The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees

Statement by The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

BREAKING: Official statement released by the Penn State BOT

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Questions on Sandusky Wrapped in 2005 Gricar Mystery

Questions on Sandusky Wrapped in 2005 Gricar Mystery | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The district attorney who looked into the sex-abuse case against Jerry Sandusky in 1998 went missing in 2005 and has been declared dead.

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The School Philly - VIDEO: Joe Pa Holding Press Conference Through Window in Tears

The School Philly - VIDEO: Joe Pa Holding Press Conference Through Window in Tears | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

"No matter what happens to some people, I'm proud of you."

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An Open Letter From a Buckeye to a Nittany Lion

An Open Letter From a Buckeye to a Nittany Lion | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

"Recognize that only time can tell how he will be remembered. (For what it's worth, I hope beyond hope that the facts turn out favorably.) Say a prayer for the children, and on Saturday, put on your Silas Redd jersey, brave the cold, and cheer your ass off for your team."

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Students and graduates protest Sandusky scandal outside of Old Main - The Daily Collegian Online

Students and graduates protest Sandusky scandal outside of Old Main - The Daily Collegian Online | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

David Baran, class of 1975, burned his diploma outside of Old Main. Absolutely inappropriate and upsettingly extreme. 

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