Penn State Doles Out Almost $60 Million to Sandusky Abuse Victims

On Monday, Penn State University announced that it would awarding $59.7 million to 26 men who were abused by Jerry Sandusky, a settlement that came after a year of negotiating. The Sandusky scandal has been an expensive one for the college; that nearly $60 million is in addition to more than $50 million they've spent… » 10/28/13 4:20pm 10/28/13 4:20pm

Jerry Sandusky's Son Understandably Wants to Change His Name

Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of super cool dad and former super cool Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, has filed to have his name changed, the Associated Press reports. » 7/18/13 2:30pm 7/18/13 2:30pm

Penn State Sorority Girls Dress Up As Mexicans Who Will 'Mow Lawn for…

Why are sorority girls drawn to racist party themes like fake-tanned moths to a flame? Unclear, but check out these Penn State Chi Omegas posing as Mexicans with sombreros (pushing it), ponchos (pushing it x2), fake mustaches (gah, stop), finger mustaches (somehow even more offensive) and cardboard signs proclaiming… » 12/04/12 6:30pm 12/04/12 6:30pm

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30-60 Years in Prison, Still Won't Admit…

A Pennsylvania judge sentenced former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky to 30 to 60 years in jail today, meaning the 68-year-old will almost certainly spend the rest of his life in prison. Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse, including corruption of minors to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.… » 10/09/12 11:00am 10/09/12 11:00am

Ohio State Fans Kick Off Football Season With Horrible Shirt Mocking…

Listen: I'm a Michigan alum and a card-carrying member of the cult of Big House football. And I've talked plenty of shit about Ohio State for no real reason other than that's just what you do. I can't intellectually defend any of it; it's just silly and a long-standing but ultimately meaningless tradition. Point is, I… » 8/28/12 7:00pm 8/28/12 7:00pm

24-Year-Old Sara Ganim Wins Pulitzer Prize for Exposing Penn State…

Earlier last month, we wondered why we hadn't heard more about Sara Ganim, the 24-year-old reporter who broke the Penn State sex abuse scandal involving assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and his Second Mile charity — definitely one of the biggest stories of 2011 — when she was barely out of undergrad. Since… » 4/16/12 5:15pm 4/16/12 5:15pm

Go Ahead and Buy Cheap Wine, You Can't Taste the Difference Anyway

There's the common presumption that the more expensive a wine is the more exciting and delicious it is. That might be true in theory, but your enjoyment of it all depends on your ability to taste it. And, according to a new study, that's determined by your physiological makeup. If you don't possess the necessary… » 3/07/12 11:50am 3/07/12 11:50am

Why Don't We Know More About The 24-Year-Old Reporter Who Exposed the…

Most reporters who break legendary, life-changing stories get movies made in their honor, or at least a little personal attention and recognition, especially in this era of personal branding. So it's shocking to me that it took a Glamour profile to introduce me to Sara Ganim, the reporter who broke the Penn State sex… » 3/02/12 3:00pm 3/02/12 3:00pm

Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno Dies at 85

Joe Paterno, former football coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, died this morning shortly after 10 am ET in State College, PA after experiencing serious complications from his lung cancer treatment. Paterno's 46-season, two national championship legacy was tarnished in November with allegations that assistant coach … » 1/22/12 10:51am 1/22/12 10:51am

Penn State Alumni Express Outrage Over Violation of Joe Paterno

At a town hall meeting for Penn State alumni, University President Rodney Erikson was there to provide comfort. After all, the University community's still healing from the horrifying accusations that longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused several boys over the course of many years while the University … » 1/13/12 2:30pm 1/13/12 2:30pm

How Much Did Dottie Sandusky Know About Her Husband's Alleged Crimes?


Fallout from the case of Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator who stands accused of sexually abusing several boys he met through his charity, has extended to the upper reaches of Penn State University. Head football coach Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier's jobs were… » 12/27/11 6:45pm 12/27/11 6:45pm

Key Sandusky Witness Allegedly Changed His Story Multiple Times

It's already unclear what exactly Penn State coaching assistant Mike McQueary saw when he walked in on former coach Jerry Sandusky and a boy in a locker room shower in 2002, and now yet another version of events has emerged. Supposedly, a family friend was present when McQueary went to his father to ask what he should… » 12/12/11 11:49pm 12/12/11 11:49pm

Sandusky's Wife Says He's Innocent, Denies She Ignored Abuse

Earlier this week, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on new charges that he sexually assaulted two boys in addition the eight other alleged victims. One of the most chilling parts of the grand jury report said that Sandusky kept a boy in his basement and abused him during overnight… » 12/08/11 11:27pm 12/08/11 11:27pm

Sandusky Lawsuit Alleges Coach Has Been Abusing Boys For More Than 30…

If you thought that the case of disgraced former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky couldn't get any more stomach churning, think again. A lawsuit filed by one of Sandusky's alleged victims claims that founder of The Second Mile charity abused the boy more than 100 times and threatened the boy's family into… » 11/30/11 6:30pm 11/30/11 6:30pm