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Pacino to Play Paterno in “Happy Valley”

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Al Pacino has reportedly been cast to play former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in a film based the book ”Paterno” by Joe Posnanski, an award-winning sportswriter who followed Paterno during the last two years of his life. The film, tentatively titled Happy Valley, will be somewhat of a reunion for Continue reading »

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Law and Order: SVU to Air Sandusky-Inspired Episode

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Next week’s Law and Order: SVU is going to be a doozy. Seriously, you’re going to want to watch it with all your Penn State buddies (Clockwork-Orange-style, of course), as the episode, titled “Lesson Learned,” is clearly a riff on the entire Sandusky scandal. It’s too bad Stabler isn’t around Continue reading »

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Sandusky Sentenced to 30-60 Years

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The former Penn State assistant coach and current convicted child molester, Jerry Sandusky, was sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years today for sexually abusing 10 boys he met through his charity for children. Sandusky faced a total of 45 counts of child sex abuse, which could have given him some 400 years in the Continue reading »

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Penn State Ponies Up $17 M in Legal Fees

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After a disappointing loss in their season opener, Penn State is back in the news, announcing just how much it has spent on legal fees for the Sandusky case. The university’s report states that it has spent a total of $16.8 million in legal fees, not to mention the NCAA’s $60 Continue reading »

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Trees Planted at Joe Paterno Statue Site

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After Joe Paterno’s statue was covered in a blanket and escorted to a safe, undisclosed location (and after one of the statue’s donors complained about its removal), Penn State needed to fill the gaping, metaphorical hole that served to constantly remind everyone of their new-found shame. Luckily, trees are relatively cheap and Continue reading »

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Joe PA Statue Donor Throws Hissy Fit Over Its Removal

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Eddie Lauth, a priority-challenged State College local who donated 25 grand to erect the infamous Joe Paterno statue, is upset that no one consulted him before taking down the controversial monument. Mr. Lauth was apparently under the impression that the thing would be up forever. Unfortunately, he didn’t anticipate that a Continue reading »

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“Pedobear” Taunts Joe Paterno Statue

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Penn State’s horrifying sex abuse scandal has taken the school’s community by storm, and the unending revelations indicate that the blizzard of public scrutiny won’t be over any time soon. Just take last night, for instance. The photo above was sent to Deadspin.com, and it depicted someone dressed as the Continue reading »

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