Monthly Archives: July, 2012
On August 27th, 2002 Kevin Dare represented Penn State at the Big Ten men’s indoor track and field championship at the University of Minnesota. Tragedy struck during a pole-vaulting accident that ended up costing his life. Now, on the ten-year anniversary of Kevin’s accident, ten athletes will attempt to run 1,000 miles in his memory.
After a few threats and rumored transfers over the past year and a half, it appears that Rob Bolden is officially leaving the program. As of Sunday night around 10 p.m., Bolden is no longer listed on the official Penn State roster. This news follows an earlier report that Bolden is in Louisiana and may transfer to the LSU program.
State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham released a statement on the borough’s website regarding the recent sanctions and scandal, with a special emphasis on what the community can do to adress the issue of sexual abuse.
A rally has been planned to the support the football team on Tuesday, July 31, at 7 am. Several local businesses and supporters are encouraging fans to come out to Holuba Hall to greet the team as they arrive for the beginning of preseason practices.
A month after the verdict in the Jerry Sandusky criminal trial, Victim 2 has been identified and intends to sue Penn State. A statement from his legal team can be found below.
“Penn State has the obligation to be a national leader in preventing child abuse,” says Charles Ferrer, a rising PSU senior who has created a petition for stronger child abuse reporting laws.
Breaking from the bass-heavy, neon EDM shows that have been filling the Bryce Jordan Center of late, Penn State will play host to The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band will bring their Wrecking Ball tour to State College on November 1st.
At the behest of Mark Emmert, Penn State football will miss the postseason, including the B1G Championship Game, for the next four seasons. This should mean that the Nittany Lions finish their season with only twelve games. However, the benevolent NCAA provides a way Penn State can play a thirteenth game — one that would be a bonus for the players.
Convening at around 5 p.m., the Board of Trustees met with President Erickson in a conference room at the Penn Stater Conference Center — the same place where they met in November when they made the decision to fire Graham Spanier and Joe Paterno.
According to the Centre Daily Times, Bill O’Brien’s contract as head coach of the Nittany Lions football team has been extended four years until 2020. This comes as part of an agreement with athletic director David Joyner when O’Brien first signed with the school that allowed for automatic extension equal to the number of years that the team may be sanctioned for.
The debate on whether or not the sanctions handed down to Penn State by the NCAA are warranted has been ongoing with Penn Staters and college football fans alike over the last several days. But one area that hasn’t been often discussed is whether President Rodney Erickson — without approval from the Board of Trustees — had the authority to sign the agreement with the NCAA essentially accepting the sanctions without even a whimper of a fight.
Several Penn State varsity coaches for various sports teams have issued statements regarding the NCAA sanctions placed on the football program yesterday. All of the statements are available on the team pages of the recently redesigned Penn State Athletics website and can also be viewed below:
When opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games begin this Friday, a school-record 19 Penn Staters will walk the London Olympic Stadium, representing eight countries: the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Suriname. Among the 19 are four current Nittany Lion student-athletes, 14 alumni, and one coach.