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Baffoe: Rise In Penn State Football Donations Shows The Real Issue

A fan base that has been criticized for putting football ahead of more important things went and put football ahead of more important things.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Day 1 Primer

A quick look at what to watch for Thursday as the Big Ten Tournament gets underway in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Joe Paterno. (credit: Getty)

Paterno Family Releases Own Report To Refute Freeh

Joe Paterno’s family released its response to Penn State’s report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal Sunday, attacking Louis Freeh’s conclusion that the coach hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

Sue Paterno. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

In Letter, Sue Paterno Defends Late Husband

Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a “moral, disciplined” man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2013

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Two Pennsylvania Reps Want NCAA To Restore Penn State Football Scholarships

Two Pennsylvania congressmen want the NCAA to restore football scholarships taken away from Penn State as part of sanctions for the child sex abuse scandal involving retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2013

Graham Spanier. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Spanier Charged In Penn State Sex Abuse Case

Former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was charged Thursday with hushing up child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky, making him the third school official charged in the alleged cover-up.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

Bill O'Brien. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Penn State In Good Hands With Bill O’Brien

Penn State needed someone crazy enough to take this job — someone convinced they could save Penn State football when all logic said they couldn’t.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

Tim Curley. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn St. Won’t Renew Contract Of Accused AD Curley

Penn State will not renew the contract of athletic director Tim Curley, who has been on leave since being charged last year with perjury and failing to report a child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Bill Belton #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions carries the ball against Chi Chi Ariguzo #44 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the game on October 6, 2012 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penn State Rallies To Beat Northwestern, 39-28

Northwestern failed its first big test of the season. A week after returning to the Top 25 for the first time since 2008, the No. 24 Wildcats wasted an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing three touchdowns in the final 9:49 in a 39-28 loss Saturday to Penn State.

10/06/2012

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Hoge: 2012 Big Ten Predictions

Predictions for every Big Ten team, including overall record, conference record and bowl game projection.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2012

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions

No team in the history of college football has ever entered a season the way Penn State is in 2012.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Wisch: Why Penn State Hasn’t Avoided ‘The Death Penalty’ Yet

With eight reported transfers thus far and more likely on the way, the bolts are already starting to pop out from Penn State’s football jalopy.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2012

Jay Paterno. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Paterno Family Files Appeal With NCAA Over Sanctions

The Paterno Family officially filed an appeal with the NCAA Friday, objecting to the sanctions handed down to the Penn State football program last month.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

Pennsylvania Poll: NCAA Sanctions On Penn State Too Severe

The NCAA’s imposition of crippling sanctions against Penn State has provoked something of a backlash in Pennsylvania, where more than four in 10 adults say the governing body punished the school too severely over its handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to a new poll.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Illini Land Penn State OT Nowicki

Penn State offensive tackle Ryan Nowicki will transfer to Illinois. The 6-5, 280 pound lineman is a redshirt freshman with four years of eligibility remaining. He will be eligible to play immediately.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Pat Fitzgerald

Pat Fitzgerald Struggling With Paterno’s New Legacy

The Northwestern head coach considered Paterno a mentor, someone to look up to. Since November, Paterno’s reputation has been tarnished, his statue dismantled and a large chunk of wins erased.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

Michael Mauti. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Penn State LB Mauti Has ‘A Serious Problem’ With Beckman’s Tactics

Plenty of critics surfaced in the wake of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman admitting he is openly recruiting Penn State players. But no one has been as critical as PSU senior linebacker Michael Mauti.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Beckman’s Recruiting Tactics At Odds With Delany’s Desires

Beckman confirmed Thursday that he had eight coaches camped out at a State College restaurant outside the Penn State campus Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Silas Redd. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Clarifying The Penn State Transfer Rules

Contrary to what the NCAA originally insinuated, Penn State players cannot transfer at any point in their career without penalty.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks as Ed Ray, chairman of the NCAA's executive committee and Oregon State president looks on, during a press conference at the NCAA's headquarters to announce sanctions against Penn State University's football program on July 23, 2012 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: BTN Changes Course, Nails Penn State Sanctions Coverage

There was only one television network worth watching Monday morning as the NCAA handed down its historical sanctions on Penn State.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

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