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Laura Nichols

Laura Nichols is a StateCollege.com news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.

Articles by Laura Nichols

Paterno Family Lawsuit Ignites Interest in Some, Yawns From Others Paterno Family Lawsuit Ignites Interest in Some, Yawns From Others
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
"It's about time someone stands up for this great university. Most on the board of trustees only looked out for their own image, not Penn State's," Evans said. [Read More]
Trustee Ryan McCombie Outlines Reasoning for NCAA Suit in Letter to Board Chairman Keith Masser Trustee Ryan McCombie Outlines Reasoning for NCAA Suit in Letter to Board Chairman Keith Masser
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
In his letter, McCombie says the NCAA "has a stranglehold on major college sports." McCombie notes that he's spent most of his career fighting for freedom, and that, "Our fundamental civil rights are tenuous and fragile." [Read More]
Plaintiffs Pen Letter to Penn State Lettermen Plaintiffs Pen Letter to Penn State Lettermen
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
20 of the plaintiffs who sued the NCAA sent a letter to the Penn State Lettermen's Club on Thursday, explaining their actions and asking for their support as the legal process unfolds. [Read More]
Paterno Family and Supporters' Lawsuit Says NCAA Caused 'Significant Harm' Paterno Family and Supporters' Lawsuit Says NCAA Caused 'Significant Harm'
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
All of the plaintiffs say they sustained significant harm when the NCAA bypassed its bylaws and signed the consent decree with Penn State. That consent decree set the stage for the NCAA to impose harsh sanctions on Penn State and triggered a long-standing controversy. [Read More]
New Information Revealed in Paterno Family Lawsuit Against NCAA New Information Revealed in Paterno Family Lawsuit Against NCAA
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
We're learning more about the Paterno family's lawsuit against the NCAA. Details were announced late Wednesday night. The Paterno family and several supporters are suing the NCAA for breach of contract, civil conspiracy, defamation and commercial disparagement. [Read More]
Police: Man Flown to Hospital After Falling 15 Feet From a Roof Police: Man Flown to Hospital After Falling 15 Feet From a Roof
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
A man was flown to Geisinger in Danville after he stepped off of a porch roof and fell 15 feet, hitting his head, the State College Police said. [Read More]
'Mack's Teepee' a Fitting Tribute to Former Classmate 'Mack's Teepee' a Fitting Tribute to Former Classmate
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Mack's parents think the project is a terrific tribute to their beloved son. "I think it's wonderful. It's something tangible they can do," Elizabeth Brady said. "It kind of happened organically. It's been driven by the kids and I think that's why they're so empowered." [Read More]
Historic Boal Mansion Important Training Ground During World War I Historic Boal Mansion Important Training Ground During World War I
334 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
The Boal Mansion along Route 322 attracts visitors from around the country. But when the United States became entrenched in World War I, the now-historic site was the birthplace of "The Boal Troop," a volunteer militia group, and a training ground for battle. [Read More]
Mike McQueary Wants Proof of When He Was Fired Mike McQueary Wants Proof of When He Was Fired
335 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
Mike McQueary is demanding Penn State produce evidence that he was fired after his contract ended and not as a result of his testimony in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. [Read More]
Centre Foundation's Marathon Fundraiser Raises More Than $550,000 Centre Foundation's Marathon Fundraiser Raises More Than $550,000
335 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Laura Nichols
In a remarkable show of support, the State College community donated more than half a million dollars to area charities. And it happened over a span of just 36 hours, thanks to a novel online fundraising machine called Centre Gives. [Read More]
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