The NCAA just reduced scholarship sanctions against Penn State Football. Starting with the next recruiting class, the Nittany Lions will be able to add five scholarships a year, meaning they’ll be back up to a full class of 25 by 2015-2016. Here’s the breakdown from SB Nation: Penn State’s reduced sanctions a major boost for [...]
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On Culture and #Culture – Onward State
About 22 months ago, everything went to hell at my alma mater, Penn State University. We found out that the leadership of the university was aware that Jerry Sandusky was likely engaging in, at the very least, very unusual and suspicious behavior ten years earlier and did not do [...]
The two great blue and white football programs, Penn State and Yale, have changed their uniforms and the results are mixed.
I know I haven’t blogged much about Penn State since IT, but I want to let you know about a project my friend and former colleague Mike Pettigano of Linebacker-U is setting up on Kickstarter — We Are Penn State 2013. Mike has gotten a bunch of Penn State bloggers, past and present, together to [...]
Getting B1Gger: Maryland, Rutgers to join Big Ten – Examiner.com
Look at this! I’ve come out of my Penn State blogging slumber. Sort of. More of that someday, but today the big story is that Penn State has (a) new neighbor(s) in the Big Ten Conference.
The University of Maryland has accepted an invitation to the Big [...]
Penn State Marketing “Guru” Guido D’Elia Let Go – Black Shoe Diaries
We found out today that Guido D’Elia, who was in charge of Football Communications and Branding for Penn State football, is GONE! @FightonState tweeted this great news.
Hopefully, this means the end of “theme games” like tie-dye day and piped in music like “Sweet [...]
OUR LONG NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY NIGHTMARE IS OVER
I say that every year at this time. Here is the Nittany Lions recruiting run-down from Black Shoe Diaries.
I don’t follow recruiting and doubt I ever will, but there are significant energy in following it. There are 2 major national outfits focused primarily on recruiting. Me, [...]
I am only getting to my obituary for Joe Paterno now because I wasn’t sure what I could add to the thousands of tributes already out there. I’m going to try and fill in something that I think has been overlooked. That aspect was also a little hard to find online until late last week.
Paterno’s final days: no bitterness, just marveling at his fortunate life – Sports Illustrated
In the moments after Joe Paterno died, it became common for people to write and say that he died of a broken heart. He did not. Joe Paterno died of lung cancer and the complications it caused. He did not die a [...]
Joe Paterno’s son Jay, talking to Tom Rinaldi, about his late father.