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  1. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's finally warming up outside, but the Big Ten mailblog is always on fire. Find us on Twitter! What'cha want? Kurt from Shawano, Wis., writes: With the likelihood that the "buy games" for Big Ten Conference teams will cost around or over $...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. PSU administrative flux might cloud search

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's never an ideal time to lose a football coach, especially a bright, successful one like Bill O'Brien. But the timing of O'Brien's reported departure to the NFL's Houston Texans appears to be especially unfortunate for Penn State. It isn't n...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  3. PSU's O'Brien on regained scholarships

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was an understandably happy man Tuesday when he appeared on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference. O'Brien learned earlier Tuesday about the NCAA's decision to gradually reinstate scholarships that had been removed when...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. Child advocacy groups get PSU bowl share

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's bowl revenue share from 2012 is being put to good use. The school's revenue share, valued at nearly $2.3 million, will be distributed to causes focused on child protection and advocacy. Penn State announced Friday that all 12 Big Ten ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. O'Brien hopes NCAA can meet PSU halfway

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien reiterated Friday that he understood why the NCAA imposed severe sanctions on the program almost exactly a year ago. But O'Brien also believes Penn State's off-field progress in the past year and a half shouldn't go u...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  6. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers ... Mike from Denver writes: Because it's never too early to compare....You were in East Lansing and two days later in Ann Arbor. I understand it's just Spring and only a day on site so I'm not looking for a prediction. ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  7. A look at B1G athletic directors' salaries

    Adam Rittenberg

    Shawn Eichorst isn't the highest-profile athletic director in the Big Ten. While Nebraska fans are a pretty sharp bunch, I bet some would have a hard time picking out Eichorst in a crowd. The fact Eichorst succeeded Nebraska legend Tom Osborne as AD ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  8. PSU's Joyner to stay AD through prez's term

    Adam Rittenberg

    Back in September, Penn State president Rodney Erickson said acting athletic director Dave Joyner would remain in his post through the end of Erickson's term. Penn State made it official Monday, announcing that Joyner's term will coincide with Eri...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  9. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Very Penn State heavy, as you'd expect. Will try to have another mailblog Friday, but with Big Ten media days going on, no promises. Let's get started ... Dan from The Moon writes: Why doesn't the B1G do away with divisions this year? Just keep...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Update: NCAA penalties to come Monday

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA has scheduled a news conference Monday to announce "corrective and punitive measures" for Penn State. NCAA president Mark Emmert and Ed Ray, chair of the NCAA's executive committee and president of Oregon State University president, will ...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  13. Paterno statue had to go as world watches

    Adam Rittenberg

    For decades and decades, Joe Paterno belonged to Penn State. Since November 2001, so did the Joe Paterno statue. Paterno's fame extended far beyond Happy Valley, as college football fans and even non-fans marveled at his win-loss record, his "Gran...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  14. PSU trustees passed on reform in 2004

    Adam Rittenberg

    Since Thursday's release of the Freeh report, most attention has been focused on the four senior Penn State officials -- Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Joe Paterno -- deemed complicit in a major cover-up surrounding the Jerry Sandusky c...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  15. NCAA president mulling PSU penalties

    Adam Rittenberg

    NCAA president Mark Emmert made it clear Monday that sanctions -- and potentially severe ones -- are very much in play for Penn State's football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Emmert, speaking on PBS' "Tavis Smi...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  16. Notes from PSU president, trustees' briefing

    Adam Rittenberg

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- Penn State president Rodney Erickson and two trustees, board chair Karen Peetz and Kenneth Frazier, responded Thursday afternoon to the release of the Freeh report, accepting full responsibility for the school's failure but stopping ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012