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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. Al Pacino Is Playing Joe Paterno for Brian De Palma

    Amos Barshad

    It's actually happening: Deadline reports that Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in Brian De Palma's Happy Valley, a project Pacino had been attached to since September. Joe Posnanski's Paterno has been optioned for the project, and Dave McKenna &#8212...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Strasburg on the Clock

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Hey everyone, I'm back. I got married last Saturday, which means huge changes for "About Last Night." I'm an official adult now, and I realized that some o...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  4. Crime, Punishment, and Penn State

    Michael Weinreb

    I. A friend of mine, a fellow Penn State alumnus, texted me on Monday morning with two seemingly paradoxical thoughts: He believed the NCAA to be - and I will quote him directly here, because I sort of agree with him - "monumentally full of shit"; he...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  5. About Last Night: Lee Needs More Athletic Supporters

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee each pitched eight strong innings, but Matt Kemp's walk-off home run in the 12th gave the Dodgers a 5-3 win over the Phill...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  6. B.S. Report: Chuck Klosterman

    Bill Simmons

    It's been a while since Chuck Klosterman and I banged out one of our marathon "We thought it would be 45 minutes but ended up going for nearly two hours, so we had to belatedly record an 'out' for Part 1 and an 'in' for Part 2" podcasts. Discussed in...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  7. About Last Night: Blake's Un-Cheerio Day

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Blake Griffin tore his meniscus at a Team USA scrimmage and will miss the Olympic Games in London. Which is particularly sad when you consider that, asid...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  8. Joe Paterno's legacy at Penn State in the aftermath of the Freeh ...

    Michael Weinreb

    The scandal at State College infects an entire system in the aftermath of the Freeh Report.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  9. About Last Night: The Melk Man Delivers

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Melky Cabrera blasted a two-run homer to lead the National League to an 8-0 rout in the All-Star Game - the NL's most lopsided victory ever - and took hom...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Cleaning Out the Birdcage

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The Atlanta Hawks agreed in principle to trade Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for point guard Devin Harris, and sources report that they've also reached ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Notes kept by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long during his investigation show that former head coach Bobby Petrino's relationship with his assistant ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  12. Book Excerpt: Death Comes to Happy Valley

    Jonathan Mahler

    The following is excerpted from Death Comes to Happy Valley: Penn State and the Tragic Legacy of Joe Paterno by Jonathan Mahler. Copyright (c) 2012 by Jonathan Mahler. Excerpted by permission of Byliner Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excer...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  13. About Last Night: No Djoking Around in Australia

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Novak Djokovic advanced to the Australian Open final with a five-set victory over Andy Murray. On Sunday, he'll face Rafael Nadal in a battle of the top t...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  14. Michael Weinreb on the death and complicated legacy of Joe Patern...

    Michael Weinreb

    The hugely complicated problem of remembering a hugely complicated legend.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  15. About Last Night: The Rich Get Richer

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. With a balanced scoring attack, the no. 6 Duke Blue Devils held off no. 17 Virginia to win their 44th straight home game, 61-58. After the game, the stud...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  16. 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