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PA Pension Board Votes Jerry Sandusky Must Forfeit Pension

PA Pension Board Votes Jerry Sandusky Must Forfeit Pension

- Michael Martin Garrett

According to SERS spokeswoman Pamela Hill, the board voted 8-3 in favor of pension forfeiture after a multiyear legal process. She says that Sandusky has 30 days to appeal this decision to the Commonwealth Court.


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Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
I do understand that sometimes, to the public, protecting employee confidentiality and asserting privilege doesn’t sound good. It seems counter to the value of transparency. [Read More]
Penn State Volleyball Headed To Championship With Win Over Stanford Penn State Volleyball Headed To Championship With Win Over Stanford
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jake Somerville
Courtney led the way for Penn State with a career high 23 kills. Big Ten Freshman of the Year Ali Frantti followed that up with 16 kills of her own. The Nittany Lions will be seeking their sixth title in eight years on Saturday. [Read More]
Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election
9 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The University is very disappointed that Mr. Stairs has chosen this course of action and that it will be required to devote University resources to defending this litigation." [Read More]
The Friday the 13th That Will Live in Infamy for Penn State, Pitt & Temple
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The Friday the 13th That Will Live in Infamy for Penn State, Pitt & Temple
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the past four seasons, "The Big Three" in Pennsylvania football have had a combined record of 76-75 record and -- with Pitt's upcoming hire -- a total of 13 head coaches. We should have seen this coming on May 13, 2011. [Read More]
Corman Lawsuit Against NCAA Trial is Delayed so Judge Can Review Documents Corman Lawsuit Against NCAA Trial is Delayed so Judge Can Review Documents
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
A trial was originally scheduled to begin on Jan. 6, but Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey announced Thursday the legal proceedings will be pushed back. Covey is now reviewing more than 3,000 documents. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I saw myself get better, a lot better in the summer time. I pushed myself," Garner said pausing to reflect on a series of preseason workouts with his teammates. "They pushed me to another level that I didn't think I would ever get to." [Read More]
Penn State Volleyball To Battle Stanford in the Final Four Penn State Volleyball To Battle Stanford in the Final Four
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
Both teams come into the match with tremendous momentum. Stanford has won 33 out of its 34 matches on the season and is the favorite to win the tournament, but Penn State was unstoppable late in the season. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Dec. 18 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Dec. 18
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
NCAA Asks to Postpone Hearing in Paterno Lawsuit NCAA Asks to Postpone Hearing in Paterno Lawsuit
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The judge presiding over the Corman matter... has made clear on multiple occasions that she is not open to delaying the start of the trial," attorneys for the NCAA write. The NCAA Defendants are therefore hopeful that this Court is amenable to a modest postponement of the January 5 trial..." [Read More]
Corman Makes Wager in Court that NCAA is Wrongly Withholding Information Corman Makes Wager in Court that NCAA is Wrongly Withholding Information
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"If the Court determines that all of the 477 documents now before it have been properly redacted, then Plaintiffs agree to withdraw their objections to the 163 documents at issue," attorneys for two state officials write in a new court documents filed on Wednesday. [Read More]

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Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
I do understand that sometimes, to the public, protecting employee confidentiality and asserting privilege doesn’t sound good. It seems counter to the value of transparency. [Read More]
Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election
9 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The University is very disappointed that Mr. Stairs has chosen this course of action and that it will be required to devote University resources to defending this litigation." [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Dec. 18 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Dec. 18
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
NCAA Asks to Postpone Hearing in Paterno Lawsuit NCAA Asks to Postpone Hearing in Paterno Lawsuit
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The judge presiding over the Corman matter... has made clear on multiple occasions that she is not open to delaying the start of the trial," attorneys for the NCAA write. The NCAA Defendants are therefore hopeful that this Court is amenable to a modest postponement of the January 5 trial..." [Read More]
Vaccination Still Best Way to Avoid the Flu Vaccination Still Best Way to Avoid the Flu
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Joy and goodwill aren't the only things we start spreading to friends, family, colleagues — even strangers — this time of year. "We get all excited about Ebola and there have been two deaths in this country from it," Weida says. "Yet every year about 15,000 people die from influenza." [Read More]
Gas Station Closed in Connection With Cocaine Trafficking Conviction Gas Station Closed in Connection With Cocaine Trafficking Conviction
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The Attorney General's Office petitioned the court to force Palazzari to forfeit ownership of the gas station, alleging that the convicted drug dealer had used the property to store, sell and buy cocaine. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Dec. 17 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Dec. 17
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
NCAA Seeks to Keep Paterno Estate from Questioning University Presidents NCAA Seeks to Keep Paterno Estate from Questioning University Presidents
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The [Paterno] Estate should not be permitted to impose burdensome discovery obligations on the parties... in pursuit of information about a properly dismissed claim," Tuesdays filing reads. [Read More]
NCAA Accuses Corman of 'Clogging the Court' With Unfounded Requests for Documents NCAA Accuses Corman of 'Clogging the Court' With Unfounded Requests for Documents
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Plaintiff's motion represents their fourth effort to clog the Court with an unfounded challenge to the NCAA's privilege determinations, despite the NCAA's good-faith attempts to resolve the dispute," attorneys for the NCAA write in documents filed on Tuesday. [Read More]
Planet Fitness to Bring 'Shot of Energy' to Nittany Mall Planet Fitness to Bring 'Shot of Energy' to Nittany Mall
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“This is the first time one of my clubs has opened in a mall, but we think we have the ability to bring more business in here,” Kindler says. “This is like a working partnership with every other business here.” [Read More]

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Penn State Volleyball Headed To Championship With Win Over Stanford Penn State Volleyball Headed To Championship With Win Over Stanford
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jake Somerville
Courtney led the way for Penn State with a career high 23 kills. Big Ten Freshman of the Year Ali Frantti followed that up with 16 kills of her own. The Nittany Lions will be seeking their sixth title in eight years on Saturday. [Read More]
The Friday the 13th That Will Live in Infamy for Penn State, Pitt & Temple
Column
The Friday the 13th That Will Live in Infamy for Penn State, Pitt & Temple
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Over the past four seasons, "The Big Three" in Pennsylvania football have had a combined record of 76-75 record and -- with Pitt's upcoming hire -- a total of 13 head coaches. We should have seen this coming on May 13, 2011. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I saw myself get better, a lot better in the summer time. I pushed myself," Garner said pausing to reflect on a series of preseason workouts with his teammates. "They pushed me to another level that I didn't think I would ever get to." [Read More]
Penn State Volleyball To Battle Stanford in the Final Four Penn State Volleyball To Battle Stanford in the Final Four
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
Both teams come into the match with tremendous momentum. Stanford has won 33 out of its 34 matches on the season and is the favorite to win the tournament, but Penn State was unstoppable late in the season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Shoop High On Future Of Defense Even With Key Players Set To Depart Penn State Football: Shoop High On Future Of Defense Even With Key Players Set To Depart
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We knew Marcus might even be a little better athlete and more productive but Keiser was hard to replace because he's such a great communicator," Shoop said. "He was the quarterback of the defense he made everyone know what they were doing." [Read More]
Irwin Ready to Lead State High Back to Postseason Irwin Ready to Lead State High Back to Postseason
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
"I think I have some (outside) players who are going to have to come through," Bethany Irwin says. "We definitely have a different lineup than we did last year, and we are going to try to push it. Get the ball, fill the lanes, and go ... " [Read More]
Penn State Football: Addazio Confident As Boston College Sets To Face Nittany Lion Defense Penn State Football: Addazio Confident As Boston College Sets To Face Nittany Lion Defense
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We’ve played some really good defenses," Boston College coach Steve Addazio said on Tuesday.. "The strength of the ACC has been its defenses. That’s why when people start rattling off numbers and stats, they have to understand what goes behind them." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull Picks Up AP All-American Honors Penn State Football: Hull Picks Up AP All-American Honors
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior Mike Hull picked up another All-America honor this week as he was named an Associated Press third-team All-American on Tuesday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Murphy A Real Test For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Murphy A Real Test For Nittany Lions
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
So far this season Murphy has rushed for over 100 yards on four different occasions to the tune of 118, 127, 132, and 191 yards. He has had rushes of 20 or more yards in all but two games this season with for rushes for over 50 yards in four games. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, Dec. 16 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, Dec. 16
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]

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Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report Barron: Confidentiality Key in Reviewing Freeh Report
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
I do understand that sometimes, to the public, protecting employee confidentiality and asserting privilege doesn’t sound good. It seems counter to the value of transparency. [Read More]
Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election Former State Legislator Sues Penn State Board of Trustees Over 'Invalid' Election
9 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The University is very disappointed that Mr. Stairs has chosen this course of action and that it will be required to devote University resources to defending this litigation." [Read More]
Corman Lawsuit Against NCAA Trial is Delayed so Judge Can Review Documents Corman Lawsuit Against NCAA Trial is Delayed so Judge Can Review Documents
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
A trial was originally scheduled to begin on Jan. 6, but Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey announced Thursday the legal proceedings will be pushed back. Covey is now reviewing more than 3,000 documents. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I saw myself get better, a lot better in the summer time. I pushed myself," Garner said pausing to reflect on a series of preseason workouts with his teammates. "They pushed me to another level that I didn't think I would ever get to." [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Dec. 18 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Thursday, Dec. 18
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
NCAA Asks to Postpone Hearing in Paterno Lawsuit NCAA Asks to Postpone Hearing in Paterno Lawsuit
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The judge presiding over the Corman matter... has made clear on multiple occasions that she is not open to delaying the start of the trial," attorneys for the NCAA write. The NCAA Defendants are therefore hopeful that this Court is amenable to a modest postponement of the January 5 trial..." [Read More]
Corman Makes Wager in Court that NCAA is Wrongly Withholding Information Corman Makes Wager in Court that NCAA is Wrongly Withholding Information
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"If the Court determines that all of the 477 documents now before it have been properly redacted, then Plaintiffs agree to withdraw their objections to the 163 documents at issue," attorneys for two state officials write in a new court documents filed on Wednesday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Shoop High On Future Of Defense Even With Key Players Set To Depart Penn State Football: Shoop High On Future Of Defense Even With Key Players Set To Depart
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We knew Marcus might even be a little better athlete and more productive but Keiser was hard to replace because he's such a great communicator," Shoop said. "He was the quarterback of the defense he made everyone know what they were doing." [Read More]
Jury Rejects Fitness Club's Lawsuit Accusing Penn State Professors of Stealing Clients Jury Rejects Fitness Club's Lawsuit Accusing Penn State Professors of Stealing Clients
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
"Both of my clients are extremely pleased," says Contorna. "They're grateful to the jury because they feel they gave a little bit of their good name back, which no one had any right to take." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Addazio Confident As Boston College Sets To Face Nittany Lion Defense Penn State Football: Addazio Confident As Boston College Sets To Face Nittany Lion Defense
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We’ve played some really good defenses," Boston College coach Steve Addazio said on Tuesday.. "The strength of the ACC has been its defenses. That’s why when people start rattling off numbers and stats, they have to understand what goes behind them." [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

The Friday the 13th That Will Live in Infamy for Penn State, Pitt & Temple

Over the past four seasons, "The Big Three" in Pennsylvania football have had a combined record of 76-75 record and -- with Pitt's upcoming hire -- a total of 13 head coaches. We should have seen this coming on May 13, 2011.

Russell Frank

Money: A Mere Fascination

Then, as if they know that the planet will spin off its axis if I actually win something, the visitors rally. I break out in a sweat. I squeeze the steering wheel hard enough to liquefy it.

Don't Shoot! Guns, Protests and PoliceJohn Hook

You see, when I was a freshman in the fall of 1977, it wasn't possible for any student, regardless of race, to be shot by a police officer on campus. Why? Because Penn State police didn't carry guns.

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