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Joe Paterno Scandal

What's Not to Understand? Children Were Raped.

Phu Nguyen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Sports
Phu Nguyen

I'm writing this to make a point that I feel can't ever become redundant. I seem to keep having to argue a very necessary objective regarding the PSU/Paterno scandal and the NCAA sanctions. I suppose I'll keep reiterating as often as possible until people who don't get it, do.

Jay Paterno Is A 'Proud' Penn State Truther

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It's been almost three years since the Jerry Sandusky scandal rocked Penn State, leading to the ultimate dismissal of legendary coach Joe Paterno in N...

Dottie Sandusky: Victims Were 'Manipulated, And They Saw Money'

Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

Dottie Sandusky is breaking her silence. The wife of convicted child sex offender and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky insists that ...

READ THIS: An Excerpt From Joe Paterno's Controversial New Biography | Joe PosnanskiIllustration by Matthew Woodson | Posted 10.15.2012 | College

In the summer of 2011, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno allowed the journalist Joe Posnanski, then a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, to joi...

NCAA President: 'I Don't Want To Take Anything Off The Table'

Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports

What next at Penn State? As far as the NCAA is concerned, all punishment options are in play after former F.B.I. director Louis J. Freeh delivered...

A Penn Stater's Recovery Process

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

I feel as if I'm recovering from a hangover. I'm waking up wondering, "What just happened? Is my memory serving me correctly?" I'm a Penn State graduate who, like others in the school's community, is left wondering whether this hell we've experienced is real life.

Lessons of JoePa... In Case Next Witch We Hunt Doesn't Drop Dead

Mark Heisler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Sports
Mark Heisler

Child abuse being so heinous a crime, and so legitimate a cue for outrage, Paterno's story showed the impact of the interactivity that media outlets value so highly in today's Neo-Tabloid Age.

Joe Paterno Remembered for Being "Human"

Danny Groner | Posted 03.24.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

Amid the outpouring of emotion that's followed has been this message that Paterno was not a god and just a human being who made some mistakes. The tributes have largely focused on the good that Paterno did in his life.

The Victim-molester Metamorphosis: What We'd Rather Ignore

Andrea Bonior | Posted 01.22.2012 | Crime
Andrea Bonior

One of the risk factors for becoming a sexual abuser of children is having been victimized yourself. One of my concerns as a clinical psychologist is that our sticking our heads in the sand can perpetuate this cycle.

Do the Wrong Thing: Why Penn State Failed as an Institution

Louis Klarevas | Posted 01.14.2012 | College
Louis Klarevas

Universities may be large scale, complex institutions with many employees and many demands, but that doesn't excuse school officials from exercising their legal and moral obligations when problems arise.

Joe Paterno: Lessons to Learn From Steve Jobs

Dr. Ellen Libby | Posted 01.14.2012 | Celebrity
Dr. Ellen Libby

Joe Paterno's form of heroism is driven by his status of being the favorite son. In that role he learns that the key to success is to please others. This stands in sharp contrast to Steve Jobs' form of heroism that is based on being unfavored.

The Fall of False God Joe Paterno at Penn State

Danny Groner | Posted 01.13.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

The Penn State scandal has led some to reconsider how we view college football powerhouses. Here's a roundup of how sports columnists this weekend have responded, urging people to see their college football gods in a different light.

The Perfect Crime

Paul Mones | Posted 01.11.2012 | Crime
Paul Mones

The Penn State tragedy is a powerful reminder that child molesters can count not only on the silence of their victims, but on the the inaction of adults -- and not just those in positions of authority.


Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jamie Lee Curtis

"If I knew then what I know now" doesn't count for Paterno or Penn State. There is no excuse. There is no apology. Just tell the truth. The truth is what we all want and they should all spend the rest of their lives working on behalf of the victims and their recovery.

Why Penn State Is (And Isn't) Like The Catholic Church

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) Penn State coaching legend Joe Paterno is out in the university's burgeoning sex abuse scandal, and co...

Explaining Penn State to a 4-Year-Old

Dave Schwartz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dave Schwartz

I stepped out of the car for 30 seconds, just long enough for our 4-year-old daughter to hear the beginning of NPR's report from Penn State University, where for five days the horrific details of a child-sex-abuse scandal and cover-up have been brought to light.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Len Berman

The Penn State case gets sicker by the minute. On your scorecard: three indictments, two firings and one student body that only compounded the mess by protesting in the streets.

Joe Paterno: The Clock Has Run Out

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Marlo Thomas

Sometimes life comes down to a few key moments. A path taken -- or not taken. Sadly for Joe Paterno, a life richly filled with good choices will forever be stained with one, inconceivable decision.

The Hard Truths Illuminated by the Fall of Joe Paterno, the Death of Joe Frazier and the NBA Lockout

Joe Lapointe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Like the rich, successful actors who play the broken-down Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, our sports performers act as our avatars and our archetypes, on and off the court, field and ice. Truth sometimes flows through them and sometimes it is a hard truth worth learning.

The Final Chapter Of Joe Paterno's Legacy

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

While the authors scramble to add this latest chapter to Paterno's book, I hope that this will not be the last chapter. I pray that the final one will revolve around what he promised.

The Joe Paterno Syndrome: Idealization and the Corruption of Morality

Peter Wolson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Peter Wolson

Joe Paterno was an idealized father-figure, a loving, strong protective model for his young football players and Penn State students. Unfortunately, he failed to follow his own advice, to maintain civility, by protecting his own students.

Joe Paterno Speaks To Hundreds Outside His Home

Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

Penn State head coach Joe Paterno spoke to a group of 200 to 300 people rallying outside his home this evening. The head coach, who was scheduled ...

Matt Millen Cries Discussing Joe Paterno, Penn State Scandal

Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

The ongoing Penn State scandal, in which former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been accused of sexually assaulting eight boys over a span of...

Joe Paterno Press Conference Canceled

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.07.2012 | Sports

UPDATE: NYT reports Penn State administration preparing for Joe Paterno's exit from university. Days after shocking sex abuse allegations were lev...