PSU about to get blasted again by SI investigative report

PSU about to get blasted again by SI investigative report

Submitted by Leaders And Best on May 15th, 2013 at 12:52 AM

SI is publishing an investigative report into the medical care for athletics in a story titled "Do Athletics Still Have Too Much Power at Penn State." Still unclear what is in the report, but based on the spin coming from PSU already, it doesn't look good.

http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2013/05/sports_illustrated_investigati.html

EDIT: SI has released a summary of their report and it is pretty damning of the AD David Joyner and head coach Bill O'Brien.

Link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130515/penn-state-athletics-power/

New PSU documentary blames media for Paterno's downfall

New PSU documentary blames media for Paterno's downfall

Submitted by Leaders And Best on November 9th, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New PSU documentary called "The Framing of Joe Paterno" in which they (including a member of the PSU Board of Trustees, a PSU professor, and of course the crazy rantings of Franco Harris) blame the media for Joe Paterno's downfall and firing.  The ironic thing is they build part of their argument railing against ESPN and Mark Schwarz for "protecting" Bernie Fine whose case was dropped by the Feds today.

Video includes a confrontation between the director and ESPN's Mark Schwarz at Beaver Stadium on the sideline.

 

NFL sports agents accuse Saban of paying players at Alabama and MSU

NFL sports agents accuse Saban of paying players at Alabama and MSU

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 29th, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Kind of a strange story, but Pittsburgh NFL sports agent Ralph Cindrich has accused Nick Saban cheating and paying players. Claims he has proof but offered no evidence in the interview. The weird part is how he brought this up in a discussion about Penn State. The agent is Pennsylvania native but a Pitt grad so no real strong ties to Penn State either.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/07/pittsburgh_sports_agent_accuse.html

The kicker is Alabama fans have been attacking him on his twitter, and Josh Luchs joined into the fray:

josh Luchs @Joshluchs

@RalphCindrich Good advice Ralph. Mine extend beyond Bama.

josh Luchs @Joshluchs

@RalphCindrich Yep. Saban was HC at MSU when Doc & I were bankrolling T. Banks and others.

PSU trustees to meet on NCAA penalty

PSU trustees to meet on NCAA penalty

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 25th, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Penn State mess continues to get messier.  Reported that Penn State Board of Trustees will meet to discuss whether President Erickson had authority to agree to NCAA sanctions.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/story/2012-07-25/penn-state-trustees-consent-decree/56485674/1

Doesn't help when the alumni elect this guy and 4 former football players (out of 9 alumni representatives) to your BOT:

Anthony Lubrano has been doing his own one man press tour in the last 2 days that makes the PSU BOT look like a bunch of delusional football fans:

http://www.975thefanatic.com/teams/college/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10406780

http://chirb.it/zFhG5f

Also, our tax dollars will be paying former PSU president Graham Spanier soon as somehow he got a job working for the federal government:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/04/post_340.html

Group of players reaffirm commitment to PSU

Group of players reaffirm commitment to PSU

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 25th, 2012 at 9:54 AM

- A group of 25 players led by Zordich and Mike Mauti reaffirmed their commitment to stay at Penn State this morning. Notably, Silas Redd was not present. It will be interesting to see if PSU brings Redd to B1G Media Days this week as originally planned.

Video of statement:

 

Bruce Feldman @BFeldmanCBS

Arnd 2 dozen PennSt players make commitment to program this AM. RT @Ben_Jones88 Silas Redd was NOT one of players at the statement

EDIT #2:

-The previous report on Silas Redd is false. PSU is taking no players to Media Days. Commence Silas Redd speculation again.

No Penn State players will attend Big Ten media days. Silas Redd, John Urschel and Jordan Hill had been scheduled to attend.

- Also in other news, the Freeh Report has been updated to correct some errors. Doesn't really change anything in the report but will probably give more fuel to the more delusional segments of the PSU fanbase who continue to refuse to accept the facts contained within it.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/penn_state_freeh_report_update.html

 

PSU RB Silas Redd considering transfer to USC

PSU RB Silas Redd considering transfer to USC

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 23rd, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Those of you who had Lane Kiffin as the first scumbag coach to pick at PSU's carcass, you're a winner. Wonder if he told Ty Isaac.

I'm all for giving the PSU players the freedom to transfer unrestricted because God knows they didn't deserve this but allowing players to transfer to other schools under NCAA sanctions seems a little distasteful. I guess at least their bowl ban is over.

USC has notified PSU it is recruiting Redd, per source

PSU RB Silas Redd (1,241 yards) considering transfer to USC, per sources

 

PSU 7/18

PSU 7/18

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 18th, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Here's today's PSU thread. Sick of it? This should be the only thread today and you can avoid it. I'll try to update the OP if/when actual news comes out.

That said, I thought this was a very interesting article: bit.ly/OaEcfd

The Author suggests that PSU make it's football program a separate Non-Profit, with all available monies going to a victims fund/preventing future child abuse. While that would show that PSU is actually caring about the victims (for once. I do wonder if they'll announce what they plan to do with the statue before they announce what they're doing for the victims) I wonder the actual feasibility. Did PSU even make money on sports? The Football program already kind of is a non profit, funding that thing called every other sport at Penn State.

Interesting idea, I don't know if it can go anywhere however.