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  1. End of Penn State bowl ban: What it means

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football has paid its penance, and the NCAA's executive committee on Monday lifted a bowl ban on the program and will return the full complement of 85 scholarships by 2015-16. So what does it all mean? Read on. Penn State is re...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. Electric Franklin is Penn State's generator

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Last Thursday morning, a barefoot James Franklin exited his office and walked -- Franklin's walk is most people's jog -- through the Penn State football lobby. Asked about his footwear situation, Franklin explained he had a s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Paterno family to announce NCAA lawsuit

    Adam Rittenberg

    Representatives of the family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno tonight are expected to announce a lawsuit against the NCAA filed on behalf of the Paterno family and Penn State, according to a report in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. T...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Paterno family: Freeh report a 'total failure'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The family of the late Joe Paterno on Sunday released a detailed report claiming that the Freeh report is "total failure" and rife with false allegations that discredited the former Penn State football coach. Read the full Paterno family report, e...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  5. Mike McQueary sues Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Penn State football assistant coach Mike McQueary has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the university, seeking millions of dollars in damages for what he believes is defamation and misrepresentation. McQueary, who saw former Penn Stat...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  6. Emmert hopes PSU action is isolated case

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA has never punished a program quite like it did Penn State football and never without first conducting a formal investigation of its own. NCAA president Mark Emmert hopes neither will happen again. According to's Dennis Do...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  7. 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
  8. What they're saying about Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football and its new reality following the severe sanctions the NCAA handed down Monday have dominated the headlines. Before getting to the official lunch links a bit later, let's look at some of the Penn State coverage. You can track a...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  9. What they're saying about PSU, NCAA

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's a historic day in college sports, and undoubtedly a tough one for Penn State University. We'll know the NCAA's penalties for Penn State football a little later -- the Big Ten also could weigh in very soon on its member institution -- and it a...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  10. B1G teams defined by one coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Joe Paterno has become a polarizing figure in recent months, but all parties would agree that he defines Penn State football. Paterno was affiliated with the Nittany Lions program for 62 years of its 125-year existence. He served as Nittany Lions ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  11. Taliaferro among PSU's newest trustees

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro, who recovered from a devastating spinal cord injury in a 2000 game and later became an attorney, is one of three new members elected to the school's board of trustees. Election results were announ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  12. Penn State football narrative will change

    Adam Rittenberg

    Shortly before kickoff at Ohio Stadium, several other reporters and I left our seats in the press box and took positions in the hallway outside the press elevator. Two top 10 teams with storied histories would play that October night in 2008: No. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  13. Penn State's Drake, Thomas cited in fight

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football players Curtis Drake and Derrick Thomas are among four Nittany Lions athletes charged with disorderly conduct in a Feb. 28 fight in State College. Basketball players Taran Buie and Tre Bowman also have been charged along with t...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  14. Penn State coach Joe Paterno nominated for Presidential Medal of ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Joe Paterno has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a U.S. citizen can receive.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2010
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ready ... link. Penn State football player Curtis Drake has been cited for fighting with Nittany Lions basketball recruit Taran Buie outside McDonald's, the Centre Daily Times reports. Dr. Lou thinks Notre Dame should finally join a conference,...

    Blog | July 16, 2010
  16. Clark stays involved with Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone who played alongside Daryll Clark, rooted for him or covered him in the media knows how much Penn State football means to the quarterback. Some NFL-bound players never look back after playing their last collegiate game, but Clark has a vested ...

    Blog | March 25, 2010