Saturday, February 2, 2013
Penn State's NCAA fine will be used for child sexual abuse prevention efforts, training of mandated reporters and other victim assistance efforts based in Pennsylvania.
Saturday, February 2
HARRISBURG -- The state Senate has unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator Jake Corman (R-34) which would ensure that all proceeds from Penn State’s $60 million fine are used to fund programs within Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24, is a co-sponsor of the bill. The bill passed 50-0. The fine -- which will go into an endowment for programs to prevent child sex abuse or help abuse victims – is one of a number of sanctions imposed on Penn State by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Penn State paid its first $12 million installment into an escrow fund in December but the NCAA has agreed not to disperse the money while a lawsuit filed by Corman is pending. Senate Bill 187 would require Penn …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett's involvement in the Penn State child rape scandal continues to be controversial
Wednesday, January 16
By G. Terry Madonna & Michael L.Young It was a shocker. And it grabbed headlines, not just in Pennsylvania butacross the nation. Governor Tom Corbett in an abrupt turnabout is suing the NCAA for sanctions imposed on Penn State University in the notorious Sandusky scandal. But how should we interpret Corbett's now widely reported intentions? Are they the brilliant political strategy of a governor determined to right a wrong and defend his state against the bullying tactics of an out of control regulatory body? Or are they the desperate flailing of an embattled governor feverishly trying to rescue his own career from a political defeat some predict? What do you think of Corbett's NCAA lawsuit? Tell us in the comments section below. Certainly…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Do you agree with Gov. Tom Corbett's decision to sue the NCAA over Penn State sanctions?
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Monday, January 7
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The state of Pennsylvania is suing after the NCAA sanctioned Penn State.
Thursday, January 3
Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its sanctions against Penn State University. Corbett called the sanctions arbitrary and illegal, saying they would hurt the university, the state and Pennsylvanians. What do you think of this lawsuit? Tell us in the comments section below. (Scroll to below the complete text of Gov. Corbett’s statement.) Press Release: Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), calling its sanctions against Penn State University arbitrary and illegal, saying they would result in irreparable economic damage to the university, the commonwealth and its citizens. “Penn State football has played …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games begin Jan. 1 with the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl.
Tuesday, January 1
Following is the schedule for BCS and non-BCS bowl games. All times are Eastern. Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio, Stanford vs. Wisconsin Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN Discover Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Northern Illinois Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m., ESPN Allstate Sugar Bowl, Florida vs. Louisville Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., ESPN Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State vs. Oregon Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m., ESPN BCS National Championship Game, Notre Dame vs. Alabama Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m., ESPN Heart of Dallas Bowl, Purdue vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 1, 12 p.m., ESPNU Capital One Bowl, Georgia vs. Nebraska Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC Outback Bowl, Michigan vs. South Carolina Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN AT&T Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M Jan. 4, 8 p.m., FOX TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Vote in our poll and add your comments on the NCAA sanctions announced against Penn State's legendary football program
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
What do you think of the NCAA sanctions? Vote in our poll and add your comments below. NCAA President Mark Emmert came down hard on Penn State’s football program today, handing down some of the most severe sanctions in college sports history. While the Nittany Lions did not get the death penalty, The Sporting Newsreports that it may take decades for the college and its football program to recover. The sanctions: Penn State has agreed not to appeal the sanctions, which were handed down less than two weeks after former FBI Director Louis Freeh submitted a 267-page report condemning the role of university officials in concealing the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse last month. The $…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Student athletes honored at hour-long event.
With college fight songs playing, an elite group of student athletes at Parkland High School on Wednesday afternoon signed their Letters of Intent to participate in intercollegiate sports next year at the colleges of their choice. Parkland Athletic Director Jeff Geisel said the 13 students on hand for the hour-long ceremony at Parkland High School represented less than 2 percent of the senior class, in that their academic scholarships to Division I and II schools are tied directly to their athletic participation. Coaches highlighted the students' athletic abilities, then parents stood alongside the students as they signed their letters of intent. As each student signed, a short segment of their college's fight song was played. Here are the…