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Joe Paterno Fired

Penn State Riot Ends Aspiring Army Officer's Dream

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 10.27.2012 | College

Stints in jail. Hefty fines and restitution. Clouded futures. The consequences of their bad behavior have been steep for the Penn State students who t...

The Paterno Statue as Object Lesson: The Demise of Public Art and Monuments Built Before Their Time

Paul Gunther | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Paul Gunther

2012-07-25-Screenshot20120725at11.42.49AM.pngThe demolition of Joe Paterno's premature bronze tableau sadly exemplifies the peril of a certain kind of hubris.

How Can You Still Support Joe Paterno?

Tim Young | Posted 09.01.2012 | College
Tim Young

It disgusted me when I saw the streets flood with people in State College to support Paterno when he lost his job, and it disgusts me that there continues to be a statue of the man on campus.

'The Coach Died. And You Will, Too'

Posted 05.19.2012 | College

After Joe Paterno's controversial firing in November, some Penn State trustees received death threats and hate mail, the Philadelphia Inquirer reporte...

Paterno Fired For 'Failure Of Leadership'

AP | By GENARO C. ARMAS and RANDY PENNELL | Posted 05.12.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State trustees, faced with continued alumni and student criticism for firing football coach Joe Paterno, released a stateme...

Poll Shows Dropping Support For Joe Paterno Firing

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Sports

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Support for the decision by Penn State trustees to fire the late Joe Paterno is falling, according to a national poll released...

PSU Board Meets Amid Criticism Over Paterno Firing

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.20.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State's trustees fired coach Joe Paterno as outrage boiled up over how school leaders handled child sex abuse allegati...

NFL Legend Urges Fellow Penn State Alumni To Be 'Relentless'

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | Sports

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- Former Penn State running back Franco Harris doesn't believe Joe Paterno's firing was in the school's best interest and urged ...

Joe Paterno's Son Rips Penn State Over Firing His Father

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno's son, Scott, said Thursday it's becoming apparent that his father's ouster as Penn State head coach by school ...

Sandusky, Paterno and College Football: the Bigger Picture

Christopher Atamian | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Christopher Atamian

While the rest of the world speeds ahead of us academically on the secondary level and countries like China concentrate on creating their own MITs and Stanfords, our best state universities have created a fratty, patriarchal sports culture that is often antithetical to good citizenship.

Sandusky Alleged Victim Forced To Leave School Due To Bullying

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

The first known alleged victim in the Jerry Sandusky case, known as "Victim One" was forced to leave his school because of an onslaught of bullying, ...

Can Penn State's Joe Paterno Be Defended? Teen Bloggers Weigh In

Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

HuffPost Pro/Con is a regular column featuring teen bloggers sounding off on hot-button issues of their choice. The below debate is between two HuffP...

Football, Rape, Cash: Idolatry

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It is the systematic idolatry of football at Penn State and beyond that is the true culprit -- not merely Joe Paterno or Jerry Sandusky.

Joe Paterno and the Search for Zeus

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

With Paterno's breach of integrity, yet another myth of great American male leadership has cracked. Another cultural elder was revealed as nothing more than a ruthless businessman seeking to protect his institution at all costs.

Former PSU Star Fired For Defending Joe Paterno

Posted 11.16.2011 | Sports

The current Penn State students who took to the streets in State College, Pa. after the Penn State Board of Trustees fired longtime football coach Joe...

Dear Penn State: What Are You Teaching Us?

Naomi Menezes | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Naomi Menezes

I am horrified by the reaction Penn State has had to this scandal. The students are more worried that their beloved head coach has been fired than that eight children have been sexually abused.

David Brooks Is Wrong About the Penn State Rape

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.15.2012 | Crime
Andy Ostroy

His main supposition is that none of us truly knows what we would do in that very same situation until we're in "McQueary's shoes," and that it's easy for us to judge and condemn others when we might actually behave in the same manner.

Penn State: Is Our Loyalty With Sports Teams or Abuse Victims?

Melanie Gorman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Sports
Melanie Gorman

Fear and loyalty are a deadly mix when it comes to breaking out of a comfort zone and doing "the right thing" -- in this case, the two worked together to create a miserable mix of cover-ups, ongoing, preventable abuse and deceit.

Don't Neglect Paterno's True Legacy

Jake Fischer | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home
Jake Fischer

Even after a weekend full of scorn and negativity, Paterno's legacy should be allowed to outshine the dark shadow this scandal has cast over his entire career.

Joe Paterno's Viewpoint

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 01.14.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Schmock


Con Games: Joe Pa and the McQueary Query

Michael Conniff | Posted 01.14.2012 | Sports
Michael Conniff

Media shock and awe descended upon Happy Valley this week, but nothing was more shocking than the outcries and outrage leveled against Mike McQueary, the Penn State football team's wide receiver coach and recruiting coordinator -- and the whistleblower against Jerry Sandusky.

The Fall of JoePa and a Return to Common Sense

Peter Block | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Peter Block

Every community has many more things to be proud of than a young person's ability to run, jump, throw, and catch. Sport does not build character, it puts character at risk. Sport is just fun.

JoeFraud: The Blinding Power Of Myth

Hank Koebler | Posted 01.14.2012 | Sports
Hank Koebler

It is a damning indictment of our society's priorities when the number of wins a man has accumulated as a football coach takes precedence over his role in allowing an accused pedophile to have continued access to children.

Penn State Scandal Presents a Teachable Moment

Mary Quigley | Posted 01.14.2012 | Parents
Mary Quigley

The teachable moment for us parents that Penn State drives home is the ongoing role we play to help our children make moral decisions. Most likely, our children will never be confronted with such a horrific situation. Instead they face a thousand cuts of ethical quandaries.

Penn State and the PR Price of Sainthood

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 01.14.2012 | Sports
Eric Dezenhall

The Penn State scandal not only marks the end of Coach Joe Paterno's brilliant career, it is the death knell for the old crisis management canard that a good reputation is a bulwark against future bad news.