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  1. PSU paid price, deserves to be back

    Brian Bennett

    No one could argue that the Penn State football program did not pay a severe price for the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal. Sure, there were people who believed then and perhaps now that the Nittany Lions deserved the death penalty for the scho...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. Bill O'Brien of Penn State Nittany Lions hopes NCAA can reduce sa...

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that he hopes the NCAA can someday "meet us halfway" on the crippling sanctions levied against the program one year ago in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I'm a curious child with a full head of hair and a thriving business. E. Gordon Gee was back on the apology trail, issuing mea culpas to the Big Ten presidents and chancellors and to Arkansas coach Bret Bielema. Former Buckeyes and current Steele...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years

    Brian Bennett

    Former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years and no more than 60 years on child sex-abuse charges. Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse in June. The sentence means that Sandusky, who is...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  5. Book: Paterno, Sandusky were at odds

    Brian Bennett

    More excerpts from Joe Posnanski's authorized biography, Paterno, are coming to light. The latest one covers what the book describes as a rocky relationship between Joe Paterno and his former longtime defensive coordinator, convicted child sex abuser...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  6. Mike McQueary suing Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    The trial for former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on child-sex abuse charges is scheduled for June 5. But if you thought things were going to be quiet on that scandal front until then, guess again. Ex-Nittany Lions assistant Mike McQu...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  7. Paterno speaks, but we still lack answers

    Brian Bennett

    On Saturday, The Washington Post published Joe Paterno's first interview since the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke in November. Those who were hoping for solid answers on how Penn State could have harbored an alleged child sex-abuser under Paterno's wat...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    We'll begin with Penn State news and then try to get back to normal ... Penn State's next coach is unlikely to have ties to the school, Pete Thamel writes in The New York Times. Experts say speaking up in child-abuse cases isn't always easy. Ne...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  9. McQueary placed on administrative leave

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, new school president Rod Erickson said Friday afternoon. McQueary was an eyewitness to an alleged rape of a child by former coach Jerry Sandusky in 2002, according t...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  10. PSU trustees meeting tonight, tomorrow

    Brian Bennett

    The Penn State board of trustees was scheduled to meet by phone on Tuesday night and again in person on Wednesday night to discuss the child molestation scandal that has head coach Joe Paterno's job in question, according to the Centre Daily Times. ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  11. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Robert Burton may have a lot of money, but that doesn't buy class. The booster comes off like an unhappy child. UConn is showing support for Jeff Hathaway. Dana Holgorsen's salary will mean high expectations in Morgantown. Don Nehlen takes a look a...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  12. Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Hide your children, hide your wife. It's mailbag time. Nick from Keyser, W. Va., writes: Brian, read the article that Villanova has been invited to the Big East for football. What are your thoughts on this, and do you think that this is a good mov...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  13. All problem-child team

    Brian Bennett

    The recent dismissals of Pitt's Elijah Fields and South Florida's Mike Ford got me thinking about players who wasted their potential with bad behavior. It happens everywhere. You assemble 85 college-age kids together, and there are bound to be som...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  14. South Florida Bulls linebacker Kion Wilson overcomes personal tra...

    Brian Bennett

    After two of his brothers were murdered this spring, Kion Wilson could have thrown in the towel. Instead, he has used their deaths as inspiration.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2009
  15. Fresh faces: South Florida

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett If there's a poster child for our Big East fresh faces series, it's South Florida. Coach Jim Leavitt has made no secret of the fact that he is expecting several rookies to contribute right away this seas...

    Blog | July 10, 2009
  16. West Virginia not satisfied, but still rolling

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett AP Photo/Bob Child West Virginia quarterback Pat White (5) is congratulated after a touchdown run in the Mountaineers' 35-13 win over UConn. EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Pat White said he played t...

    Blog | November 01, 2008