Athletics

Despite Removing Paterno Statue, Penn State Still Doesn't Get It (Opinion)

The new era of openness and transparency at Penn State continued early Sunday morning when workers erected a fence and draped it with a blue tarp so no one could witness the removal of the Joe Paterno statue that school president Rodney Erickson said had become "a source of division."

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Vicky Triponey, The Woman Who Took On JoePa

Looking back, Vicky Triponey said she can't help but wonder if there was some "correlation" between the success of the Penn State football team and how her role in charge of student conduct at the university was perceived.

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Report: NCAA Infractions Continued Under Al Golden's Watch

The University of Miami already stood on tenuous ground with the NCAA. A new report released Friday evening muddied already murky water for the embattled Hurricanes football program.

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NCAA Boss Won't Rule Out Death Penalty For Penn State

The president of the NCAA says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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Sports, Coaches Hold Sway At Many Colleges

It was a throwaway line, intended to lighten the mood after an ominous revelation by one of the most decorated college football programs in the land.

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Scandal At Penn State Poses Tough Choices For N.C.A.A.

In N.C.A.A. parlance, “lack of institutional control” is a hazy, almost undefinable term. It is also the organization’s ultimate admonishment, the phrase it utters before handing down its most severe penalties.

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Lowly Caltech Joins Top Teams With NCAA Sanctions

At Caltech, where the laws of physics are understood, the rules of the NCAA apparently proved elusive.

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UNC: $67K In Legal Fees For NCAA Probe In 3 Months

North Carolina racked up nearly $67,000 in legal fees and expenses for three months in 2010 during an NCAA investigation into the football program.

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Freeh Probe May Go Far Beyond Sandusky

In April 2007, more than two dozen Pennsylvania State University football players forced their way into an off-campus party and started a brawl that left several injured, resulted in criminal charges against six team members, and, eventually, convictions for two.

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Author Alters Bill To Aid Student Athletes At Four Major Universities In California

A Democratic state senator has watered down his legislation aimed at improving the treatment of student athletes at four California universities.

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