Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 9:21pm
An accreditation warning issued to Penn State is serious and necessary given the issues raised by a recent child sex-abuse scandal, but the school is unlikely to lose the all-important designation, experts said Tuesday.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 8:35pm
Weeds crowd around the base of the goal posts. The football field, normally manicured to perfection, is unkempt with wide swaths of browning, uncollected grass amid patches of red dirt and chirping grasshoppers.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:58pm
Questioning Penn State President Rodney Erickson’s authority to accept the sanctions the NCAA brought down on the university in July, several trustees are appealing penalties they say are “excessive and unreasonable.”
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:37pm
In the scattered towns of central Pennsylvania, Penn State football is as much an industry as a devotion, fueled by the hundreds of thousands of fans who converge here on fall weekends and spend on hotels, meals, drinks and a mind-boggling array of Nittany Lions memorabilia.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:50pm
With all that has been written on the horrific sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, little commentary has been devoted to college football and what, if any, role it should have in higher education.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 10:46pm
Pennsylvania State University president Rodney Erickson said Sunday a "combination of funds," including insurance coverage, would be used to pay the $60 million fine the NCAA imposed as well as the costs of any litigation brought by victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 10:34pm
One major Penn State donor says he might write the university out of his will, while others say neither the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal nor recent unpopular actions by the university's leadership are making them rethink their financial support for the school.