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  1. NCAA's involvement with Penn State penalties flawed from the star...

    Adam Rittenberg

    A name and a number are grabbing headlines Friday after the NCAA reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed against the association by two Pennsylvania state officials. The name is Joe Paterno, the late Penn State football coach. The number is 409,...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  2. Video: Maryland player flagged for 'disgust'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Everybody likes a good explanation on penalty calls. General terms like holding, clipping or pass interference are so boring. Fortunately, veteran Big Ten referee Dave Witvoet came through for us. Early in the second quarter of the Iowa-Maryland g...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  3. PSU O-line must do more with less

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA penalties some described as worse than death were supposed to cripple Penn State for years to come, but the Nittany Lions, so far, have survived and, at times, thrived. Good coaching and good players have buoyed the program in rough water...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  4. New NCAA football rule would allow early subs on defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA football rules committee is proposing changes for the 2014 season that would loosen the reins on defensive substitutions and lessen the penalties for targeting fouls called on the field.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  5. Carollo: Tougher targeting policy working

    Adam Rittenberg

    When you think of targeting penalties in the Big Ten this season, two images come to mind: Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ohio State's Bradley Roby walking off the field, dejected and ejected. Both standout cornerbacks paid the increased pri...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  6. Judge dismisses Corbett's NCAA lawsuit

    Adam Rittenberg

    A federal judge on Thursday tossed out the antitrust lawsuit Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett brought against the NCAA that sought to overturn severe penalties imposed on Penn State and its football program. U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane wro...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  7. Zac Epping brings edge to Gophers' O-line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Offensive linemen usually go unnoticed until they do something bad. Anyone who watched the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas noticed Minnesota offensive lineman Zac Epping midway through the second quarter. Epping drew personal-foul penalties on...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  8. Emmert: PSU penalties likely will remain

    Adam Rittenberg

    NCAA president Mark Emmert appeared earlier Monday on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" show and discussed several topics, including the Penn State case. In recent months, the state of Pennsylvania and the NCAA both have filed lawsuits...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  9. Woj: PSU penalties should be reduced

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State is taking the correct steps to implement changes outlined by the NCAA last summer, according to the latest report from former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, the independent athletics integrity monitor assigned to the school. Mitchell also writ...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  10. NCAA files motion to dismiss Pa. lawsuit

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA on Thursday filed a motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit brought against it by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. Corbett's suit alleges several NCAA officials overstepped their authority by imposing severe penalties on the Penn State footba...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  11. NCAA taps George Mitchell to monitor PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA's severe punitive penalties for Penn State football garnered most of the attention last week, but both the NCAA and Big Ten also outlined some corrective measures for the program. One of them: to have an independent athletics integrity monit...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  12. Q&A: Ed Ray discusses PSU sanctions

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- NCAA president Mark Emmert received most of the attention Monday in announcing the unprecedented penalties for Penn State's football program, but Oregon State president Ed Ray also played a significant role. Ray chairs the NCAA's exec...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  13. Poll: Evaluating Penn State's penalties

    Adam Rittenberg

    By now, most of you know the penalties handed down to Penn State's football program by the NCAA. Penn State didn't receive the so-called "death penalty" and will play football this fall and beyond, but the program will be compromised for at least the...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  14. Erickson: PSU took deal to avoid 'death'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mark Emmert made it clear Monday that the heavy sanctions handed down came from the NCAA, not Penn State. The school didn't offer any self-imposed penalties, the NCAA president said. Although Emmert and others praised Penn State's transparency and...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  15. Scholarship penalties could crush PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Forget about the money. The revenue that Penn State must forfeit both now and in the future as a result of NCAA penalties handed down Monday won't cripple the football program. Scholarship reductions might. Especially scholarship r...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  16. Penn State penalties to have lasting impact

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State will play football this season and beyond, but the program might never be the same again. Although the NCAA spared Penn State the so-called "death penalty" on Monday morning, it handed down a series of sanctions that cou...

    Blog | July 23, 2012