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  • On the anniversary of Joe Paterno's death

     
    Thirty years ago today, Joe Paterno told Penn State's Board of Trustees to shape up. In a speech just weeks after winning his first national championship, the football coach urged the university to find its soul. Paterno said Penn State......
  • Former Nittany Lion elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

     
    Almost 40 years after retiring from the NFL, Dave Robinson is in the Hall of Fame. Robinson, the former Penn State two-way player, was elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Robinson, who played for the Green Bay......
  • Franco Harris to speak at 'Rally for Resignations'

     
    Former running back Franco Harris, who has been critical of Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, will speak Saturday at an on-campus rally seeking resignations of university officials. A group of alumni has organized the 'Rally for...
  • Navy pregame notes

     
    Kicker Sam Ficken took (and made) a good number of 40-plus-yard field goals in pregame warmps, facing a friendly sight each time. "Stickin' with Ficken," reads a sign in the South end zone made in support of Penn State's kicker,......
  • 'The Framing of Joe Paterno' hits Youtube

     
    John Ziegler, a documentary filmmaker and a founder of the website www.framingpaterno.com, has released a 30-minute "mini-movie" on Joe Paterno's firing one year ago. "The Framing of Joe Paterno" presents the case that media groups led a rush-to-...
  • Franco Harris continues his support for Joe Paterno

     
    NCAA president Mark Emmert last week called Joe Paterno and other fired college coaches "untouchable" and hinted that none had been living "by the rules." Former Penn State running back Franco Harris this week released an "open letter" in response.......
  • Joe Paterno dies at 85; transformed Penn State into football power

    Joe Paterno dies at 85; transformed Penn State into football power
    During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished. But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...
  • Super snooze: Skip Super Bowl Sunday

    The viewing audience for Super Bowl XLV is expected to be around 100 million people. You, however, do not have to be part of the crowd. Think back. How many times has the game been compelling? And we mean truly compelling, not just some hyped-up media...
  • What they're saying about the Packers-Seahawks game

    What they're saying about the Packers-Seahawks game
    A sampling from around the world of sports about the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks finish Monday night: Joe Posnanski, Sports on Earth: Well, it's clear now: The Gods hate the replacement refs. That probably was obvious enough before Monday night's...
  • Shock waves from scandal continue to spread

    Shock waves from scandal continue to spread
    The child sex scandal at Penn State University reverberated Thursday on multiple fronts, touching everything from promotional buttons to superstar athletes to bowl bids as state and national media raced to keep track. A vague post in an Internet forum...
  • Should Ravens star Ray Lewis call it quits?

    He should ... but won't Aaron Wilson Baltimore Sun Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis' legendary career should logically end now because of a torn right triceps. Rather than subject himself to a strenuous rehab and rebuild his fading game at age 38...
  • As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant

    As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant
    When a noticeably slimmed-down Ray Lewis showed up at Ravens training camp in late July weighing less than he has since his rookie year in 1996, the linebacker had a simple explanation. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Lewis had watched the power...