(Jim Prisching) Perhaps the most ironic element when looking at the way Joe Paterno lost his job as Penn State’s football coach after 46 seasons is that as a young man, he had his eyes set on law school. Joe Paterno coached Penn State for 46 seasons and won 409 games before being fired in November.
By MARK SCOLFORO and MARYCLAIRE DALE, The Associated Press BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client’s child sex-abuse case. Joseph Amendola spoke on the courthouse steps Tuesday after his client waived his preliminary hearing. Amendola says: “There will be no plea negotiations. This is a fight to the death.” more
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Just two weeks after Penn State was rocked by a child sex-abuse scandal, ESPN reported Thursday that police were investigating an assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University on allegations of child molestation. Shortly afterward, Syracuse placed longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave “in light of the new allegations and the Syracuse City Police investigation,” the school said. Connellan told the newspaper that police received information on the… Read More
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Penn State students have taken to the streets to chant their support for ousted football coach Joe Paterno. The students flooded downtown State College on Wednesday night after Paterno and university President Graham Spanier were fired amid a growing furor linked to their handling of sex abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach. The students gathered about two blocks from the campus, with some… Read More