Joe Paterno

Penn State students turned campus into the site of a peaceful and jubilant celebration after the football program had its bowl ban lifted. They chanted Joe Paterno’s name and, of course, threw in “We Are” for good measure on Monday night. The thousands that rallied were in stark contrast to the mess 2 1/2 years […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday he has never condemned the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno for his actions regarding now-convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, and he “never will,” citing what he called the “unusual circumstances” surrounding what happened. The Republican governor, now in the middle of a re-election campaign, […]

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA is facing a new legal attack after the family of the late coach Joe Paterno was joined by former players and others connected to Penn State in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the landmark sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Long rumored to be under development, […]

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Nine months after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys — a scandal that destroyed the once unimpeachable reputation of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno — Jerry Sandusky is again claiming he did nothing wrong. Sandusky has rarely spoken about the allegations, although he has consistently maintained his innocence […]

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a “moral, disciplined” man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. The wife of the former Penn State coach is fighting back against the accusations against Joe Paterno that followed the Jerry Sandusky […]

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — From bumper stickers to signs posted by a few businesses to the occasional T-shirt, reminders of Joe Paterno sprinkle Happy Valley. Most cues are subtle enough to make an outsider look twice. Like the decals with the outline of the bespectacled Paterno’s distinctive face, or the shirt with the image […]