The Early Lead: Penn State


Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/09/2014

James Franklin expected to be named Penn State coach, reports say

Nittany Lions targeted Vanderbilt coach when Bill O’Brien returned to the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, James Franklin, Penn State

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Why Bill O’Brien left Penn State for the Houston Texans

An NFLer at heart, coach was frustrated by politics and Joe Paterno’s legacy.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:53 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, NFL, Penn State

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Bill O’Brien back to NFL? Texans, Vikings interested, report says

Penn State coach was a successful assistant under Bill Belichick in New England.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, NFL, Penn State

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Penn State to pay $59.7 million to 26 Sandusky victims

Settlements are the result of nearly a year of legal negotiations.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Penn State decision angers Jay Paterno but may help school keep Bill O’Brien

NCAA approves gradual restoration of football scholarships that were part of the Jerry Sandusky penalty.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Mike McQueary: Penn State will "try to scapegoat you," Joe Paterno said.

Former assistant testifies that ex-coach also said "Don't trust Old Main."

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Penn State

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Jerry Sandusky interview: Paterno family says it's an "insult to victims"

Jerry Sandusky interview: Paterno family says it's an "insult to victims"

By Cindy Boren  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Penn State

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Jerry Sandusky interview excerpts to appear on "Today" on Monday

Former Penn State assistant coach is serving a lengthy prison sentence stemming from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Nike's Phil Knight reverses stance on Joe Paterno after family's report is released

The son and widow of the former Penn State hit the talk shows to discuss investigation they funded.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:42 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Penn State

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Jerry Sandusky loses bid for new trial

The former Penn State assistant, serving a minimum 30-year sentence for child sexual abuse, can now head to appeals court.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Bill O'Brien will stay at Penn State

NFL teams will just have to wait as coach says, "I'm not a one-and-done guy."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, College Football, Penn State

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Penn State's Bill O'Brien is target for NFL teams, report says

The NFL coaching job fair opens today with several college coaches, including Penn State's, likely to be recruited.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, Penn State

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier arraigned

Penn State's former president faces eight charges relating to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal but maintains that he is being framed for a political motive.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:38 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA, Penn State, Penn State scandal

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Graham Spanier faces charges in Penn State scandal, report says

Graham Spanier, former president of Penn State, is expected to be charged in connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:07 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Jerry Sandusky transferred from county jail to state prison

Jerry Sandusky, serving a minimum 30-year term after his conviction on child sex-abuse charges, has been transferred from county jail to a state prison in Pennsylvania.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Penn State

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Jerry Sandusky’s wife writes, “Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be”

Jerry Sandusky's wife writes, ""Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be"

By Cindy Boren  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Jerry Sandusky: “I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts”

Jerry Sandusky maintains "I did not do these alleged disgusting acts" in audio recording released on the eve of his sentencing.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:24 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Jerry Sandusky sentencing: What to expect

Jerry Sandusky will learn Tuesday how much of the rest of his life he will spend behind bars.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, NCAA, Penn State, Penn State scandal

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Mike McQueary files defamation lawsuit against Penn State

Former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary has filed a lawsuit against the university.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, NCAA, Penn State