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  1. Penn State's NCAA Sanctions Are Gone; Confounding Feelings R...

    Michael Weinreb

    Here's a snapshot of how inherently bizarre things have gotten at Penn State over the past few years: Last week, a blog operated by a local clothing and souvenir store purported to have exclusive information from someone in the NCAA regardi...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. NFL OTAs Reset: Five Scheme Changes to Watch

    Robert Mays

    Aside from being the stretch of the calendar for never-ending optimism, OTAs actually do serve a purpose. That purpose, and how important these pre-training camp sessions are, shifts from team to team. Tom Brady is more than a decade into r...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. Big Guys, Levers, and Weapons: The Rise of the Themed Draft

    Robert Mays

    Draft grades are typically handed out using a rubric based on some combination of value and need. How well teams managed to balance those two factors is usually the first thing we use to decide if a draft is a success or a failure. The Rams were appl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. About Last Night: This Is a Place of Facts

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Today's jokes will be written and performed by Dr. Magnus Facts, the winner of the recent "About Last Night for a Day" contest. He has dedicated his life t...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  5. New Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien leads his team after incom...

    Michael Weinreb

    In the aftermath of incomprehensible tragedy, Penn State is slowly relearning the meaning of football.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  6. Villain of Troy: The Latest Miscasting of Lane Kiffin

    Robert Mays

    I don't know what it is about Lane Kiffin, but I can admit that it's something. Maybe it's the evasiveness that comes off as smugness. Maybe it's the smugness that comes off as smugness. Either way, there's an element to the way Kiffin handles himsel...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  7. Can Bill O'Brien Succeed at Penn State?

    Michael Weinreb

    Not long after Joe Paterno became the head coach at Penn State, he received a letter from an alumnus, a doctor in the small town of East Stroudsburg. The Nittany Lions had struggled to win their season opener over Maryland, and Paterno felt burdened ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Penn State Hits Reset

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to be the next head coach of Penn State. "I'm thrilled to be taking my dream job," O'Brien told re...

    Blog | January 06, 2012