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

Jay Paterno Leaving Penn State

Jay Paterno is leaving Penn State’s coaching staff after spending 17 years as an assistant under his father, Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.

670 The Score–01/10/2012

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

Penn State Set To Hire Pats’ O’Brien As Head Coach

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has agreed to become Penn State’s first new head football coach in nearly a half-century.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General)

Report: Teen Says Sandusky Raped Him On Campus In 2004

The Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case took an interesting turn Friday afternoon.

670 The Score–12/30/2011

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

Silverman: PSU Child Rape Scandal Overwhelms Sports Year

But all of those positive local stories were overwhelmed by the national story of the year that leaped from the sports page and became the lead story on every front page and newscast. The Penn State child rape scandal is beyond horrible.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Whitney Mercilus. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Muller: Bowl Outcomes Don’t Determine Conference Superiority

I will never be one of those insane chest thumpers that feel it is necessary to puff out my chest based on how my “conference” plays in bowl games, but apparently, I am one of the few who actually feels this way.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Joe Paterno in 1998. (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

Bernstein Shreds The Penn State Letter

A letter from 382 former Penn State football players was released Wednesday showing support for Joe Paterno. Below is that letter in its entirety, with my comments in italics:

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

READ: Penn State Letter From Players In Support Of Joe Paterno

Below is a letter signed by 382 former Penn State players showing support for former head coach Joe Paterno who turned 85 years old Wednesday:

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Joe Paterno.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Paterno Released From Hospital, Improving

Joe Paterno has been released from the hospital and has shown improvement after being treated for lung cancer, a person close to the former Penn State coach’s family said Monday.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

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

PSU QB’s Status Unclear After Suffering Concussion, Seizure In Locker Room Fight

No. 24 Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin’s availability for the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2 is in question after the junior suffered a concussion and seizure after a locker-room scuffle with receiver Curtis Drake.

12/19/2011

Jerry Sandusky's house in University Park, Penn. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sandusky’s Wife Angry Over ‘False Accusations’

Jerry Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, released a public statement Thursday afternoon through attorney Joseph Amendola.

670 The Score–12/08/2011

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Will Investigate Penn State In Wake Of Scandal

The Big Ten released a statement Thursday announcing it will be involved in the investigation of Penn State in light of the allegations of child sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Jerry Sandusky. (Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General)

Sandusky Freed On $250K Bail

According to court documents, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been freed on bail.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Jerry Sandusky's house in University Park, Penn. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sandusky Arrested On New Sex Abuse Charges

Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on new sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

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

Report: PSU To Build Center For Abused Children

After a child-sex abuse scandal tore the Penn State football program apart, the university is trying to make the best out of a bad situation.

670 The Score–12/06/2011

Gerald Sandusky. (Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General)

Report: Sandusky Gave Boy Whiskey, Sexually Assaulted Him

Reports indicate a now 19-year-old Pennsylvania man has come forward claiming that Jerry Sandusky gave him whiskey and then sexually abused him during an incident inside an office in the Penn State football building in 2004.

670 The Score–12/06/2011

Ethan Hemer sacks Kirk Cousins Oct. 22 in East Lansing. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why Michigan State Will Beat Wisconsin

The Spartans have more to play for in this game. They haven’t played in a Rose Bowl since 1988, the same year most of Michigan State’s seniors were born.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

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

Penn State To Donate Bowl Proceeds To Groups

Penn State University officials have vowed to increase transparency and ethical standards and plan to donate $1.5 million in bowl proceeds to a pair of sex-crime advocacy organizations in the wake of shocking sex-abuse allegations levied against the school’s once-revered assistant football coach.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Montee Ball

Wisconsin’s Ball, Penn State’s Still Named Big Ten Players Of The Year

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

Gerald Sandusky. (Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General)

First Penn State Suit Accuses Sandusky Of Over 100 Abuse Incidents

The man who filed the first sex-abuse lawsuit against ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says he feels tormented after learning others were allegedly abused after him.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

Kirk Cousins. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 14 Big Ten Bowl Projections

The last week of bowl projections before bids come out next Sunday. See which teams moved around this week.

11/28/2011

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