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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. Mike McQueary's last stand

    Brian Bennett

    Former Penn State quarterback and later assistant coach Mike McQueary was the key whistleblower in the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal that brought down Joe Paterno and several school leaders. McQueary will once again be an important figure in the crim...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. NCAA restores Penn State scholarships

    Brian Bennett

    It's a milestone day for Penn State football. The NCAA has announced that it will modify some of the unprecedented sanctions it levied against the program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Specifically, Penn State will have five additiona...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. Poll: Should NCAA modify PSU sanctions?

    Brian Bennett

    The Freeh Report came out exactly one year ago today and may well be remembered as the most controversial document in Penn State history. The report, based on an investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal led by former FBI director Lo...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. 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
  6. PSU trustees dispute coverup findings

    Brian Bennett

    A little more than a year after the Freeh Report condemned Penn State's leadership for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, top university trustees now say the report's findings of a school coverup are nothing more than "speculation." ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I love nothing! Evaluating the first season for Illinois' Class of 2012. Iowa still hasn't given any information out about assistant coaching changes, but the school posted an advertisement for a coaching position on its website. Hawkeyes produ...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  8. Governor to sue NCAA over PSU sanctions

    Brian Bennett

    Sorry we didn't post this yesterday, but it was a busy day full of New Year's Day bowl games. Anyway, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to file suit against the NCAA Wednesday over the harsh sanctions levied at Penn State for its role in the ...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  9. Ohio St.-Penn St. pregame ponderables

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Greetings from Beaver Stadium. The last time I was here was during the worst and weirdest week in Penn State history, as the Jerry Sandusky scandal enveloped the community and Joe Paterno was fired last November. It's safe to...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Game 7. Let's do this. Saturday's game between Penn State and Ohio State has a bowl-like feel to it. Many are surprised by the Nittany Lions' success, but not the Nittany Lions themselves. Some Iowa students dressed up like Jerry Sandusky for Sat...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Weekend rewind: Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Run it back ... Team of the week: Penn State. No matter what you might think about the school and the football program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, it was hard not to root for the current Nittany Lions players to finally get a win after so ma...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  13. Spanier's attorney blasts Freeh report

    Brian Bennett

    Former Penn State president Graham Spanier hasn't been charged in connection to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, but Spanier may have already been convicted in the court of public opinion thanks to the Freeh Report. Not surprisingly, Spanier is fightin...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Paternos' appeal reeks of desperation

    Brian Bennett

    Joe Paterno's family has just issued the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass. The Paterno family, through attorney Wick Sollers, sent a letter of appeal Friday to the NCAA, requesting an open hearing on the sanctions handed down to Penn State as ...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  16. Penn State's Mauti shines by letting it fly

    Brian Bennett

    CHICAGO -- Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti had just come off the field from 7-on-7 work around 8 a.m. Thursday morning when he got a call from head coach Bill O'Brien. "Hey, Mike," O'Brien said. "You've got to be on a plane at 9:30." Mauti ...

    Blog | July 27, 2012