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"My take on new BCS playoff system: Good news, bad news: Six big boy bowls on 12-31 and NYEve, but title game will be deep into NFL playoffs." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / Johnubacon

"@SandyB_PSUAD Living the dream everyday of PSUFB, working hard to make everyone proud in the classroom, in the community & on the field!" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / coachjfranklin

"6 days until the fam is back together, been a long 6 months but it will be worth it when I c these 2 in State College" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / coachjfranklin

"The six bowls "quarterfinal bowls," if you will, are Rose, Sugar, Orange, Fiesta as expected, Cotton not surprising, but Peach is." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / Johnubacon

"New BCS playoff plan: Six major bowls in rotation, 3 on New Year's Eve, 3 on New Year's Day, then semis, and final on a Monday night." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / Johnubacon

"#PennState coach James Franklin talking with Todd Blackledge at Big Ten football media days." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / MarkWogenrich

"Think James Franklin's probably generated the biggest crowd - at least out of the ones I've seen. It's packed here..." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / ESPNJoshMoyer

"James Franklin says #PennState went from having 5 guys in program who could run sub-4.5 to 11 with infusion of this crop of recruits." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / BruceFeldmanCFB

"James Franklin is walking stairs, refusing to get on an elevator that doesn't have Penn State logo on it. The man will work the podium." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / YahooForde

"Full house in the Grand Ballroom listening to @coachjfranklin at #B1GMediaDay..." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / GoPSUTony

"James Franklin addresses the media at #B1GMediaDay in historic Chicago Hilton." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / GoPSUJeff

"Sideline view of @coachjfranklin's Opening Media Session. #B1GMediaDay" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / PennStateFball

"James Franklin says true freshman Troy Apke will play safety. #B1GMediaDay" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / GoPSUJeff

"first look at the 2014 Penn State football media guide" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / C_AdamskiTrib

".@W3BII said he's not focused on it but would be excited about a possible bowl ban lift." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / ZackNeiner

"The #B1G media has now committed to Penn State" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / PSUMatt2005

"Penn State 2016 recruit Miles Sanders debuts at No. 42 in Rivals100 rankings" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / psufootball

Penn State 2016 recruit Miles Sanders debuts at No. 42 in Rivals100 rankings (1 hr ago)
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

"'I've been really impressed with Hackenberg, but our focus is putting the right pieces around him.' - HC Franklin" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / B1Gfootball

"Five Pennsylvania Congressmen renew call for NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind #PennState football sanctions.,0,4934525.story …" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / MarkWogenrich

Pa. congressmen request NCAA to lift Penn State sanctions (1 hr ago)
Reading Eagle

Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent writes NCAA to end Penn State football sanctions (1 hr ago)
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

"PSU's James Franklin asked about circumstances surrounding his departure from Vanderbilt: What I've learned is there is no good way to leave" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / JeffArnold_CF

"Franklin gives kudos to O'Brien's staff for coaching Hackenberg." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / Johnubacon

"PSU's Franklin on QB Hackenberg: 'Most impressed by how hungry and humble he is.'" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / Johnubacon

"PSU's Franklin a particularly confident, persuasive speaker. Got the marketing down, for sure. Coaching at PSU is next." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / Johnubacon

"James Franklin is taking the mic at media days. Giving a speech saying he's already the vet at PSU given new AD and prez hires" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / mdent05

Penn State Alumnus Has Walked Halfway Across The Country For Pediatric Cancer (So Far) (1 hr ago)
Onward State

"JF: had to climb stairs to his room, refused to ride an elevator w/o PSU logo" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / Mikegrss

Washington Post Names Corbett Most Vulnerable Governor (Again) (1 hr ago)

"James Franklin won't open bathroom doors w/out a paper towel. He also will not take a non-Penn State logo elevator to his hotel room. #B1G" (1 hr ago)
Twitter / YDRPennState

"Franklin said he's refused to ride in any of the elevators with the other B1G school logos on them here." (1 hr ago)
Twitter / bytravisjohnson

Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking NCAA to drop sanctions against Penn State (1 hr ago)
Centre Daily Times

More bad news for Gov. Tom Corbett (2 hr ago)

"We're on the scene at #B1GMediaDay. Stay tuned for interview clips, broadcast info, and other #B1G things." (2 hr ago)
Twitter / PennStateFball

Penn State Football 2014: Behind the Scenes - Poster Shoot (4 hr ago)

"PHOTOS from yesterday's padded #VikingsCamp practice:" (5 hr ago)
Twitter / Vikings

Open question: Records chief frets over future (5 hr ago)
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Role remains ambiguous for Tom Corbett's higher education adviser, Ron Tomalis (5 hr ago)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NCAA enforcement director defends investigators, acknowledges difficulties (5 hr ago)
FOX Sports

"#PSU's old records in the yearbook still feature the vacated wins at the top of each season with game scores below." (5 hr ago)
Twitter / audsnyder4

In The Film Room With Mike Mauti (7 hr ago)
Minnesota Vikings

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky (7 hr ago)
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Former Gateway coach Smith is 'perfect fit' for Penn State football staff (13 hr ago)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Penn State took less risky path on AD (13 hr ago)

Franklin set to take the stage in Chicago (13 hr ago)
The Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)

Hot topics will get plenty of attention at Big Ten Kickoff (13 hr ago)
The Detroit News

COLLINS: PSU decision to hire Barbour has merit - Sports (13 hr ago)
The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

Storylines abound in Big Ten as new season nears (13 hr ago)
Toledo Blade

St. Peter's Prep QB Wimbush driven by defeat in state final - Football (13 hr ago)
The Record (Bergen County, N.J.)

"Today I started writing the brief in the #PennState Sunshine Fund's case against the Pa. OAG. Could be my first and last pro se court appeal" (14 hr ago)
Twitter / Bagwell4Trustee

American Football is coming to town (14 hr ago)

Former Gateway coach Smith is 'perfect fit' for Penn State football staff (14 hr ago)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"Bengals DT Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter continues to fight for her life: (@pauldehnerjr)" (14 hr ago)
Twitter / USATODAYsports

PSU's James Franklin unafraid to upset a few coaches on way to success (18 hr ago)
CBS Sports

“Clear and Unanimous” Choice Sandy Barbour is the New AD (18 hr ago)
The Penn Stater Magazine (Penn State University)

Penn State Hires Former Cal-Berkeley Athletic Director to Lead Program (18 hr ago)
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A Brief History of Ohio State's Season Opening Road Games (18 hr ago)
Eleven Warriors

What I’m looking for at Big Ten media days (18 hr ago)
Dejan Kovacevic's Blog

Tribune's Big Ten picks (18 hr ago)
Chicago Tribune

EMU football players ready to welcome new transfer Rob Bolden with open arms, strong competition (18 hr ago)
The Bay City Times (Bay City, Mich.)

FLASHBACK: Statement From Penn State Football Student-Athletes - July 25, 2012 (18 hr ago)

Penn State recruiting class has Garden variety (18 hr ago)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"Never wanted to succeed this bad I pay a visit every week to envision the big plays I'll make in this place this year" (18 hr ago)
Twitter / W3BII

A Look At Sandy Barbour's Job As Athletic Director At Cal (19 hr ago)
California Golden Blogs


"FINALLY! Some members of Congress take action on behalf of Penn State!!!!..."
Twitter / SMSS_FF

"The NCAA and Mark Emmert get a well-earned Congressional beat-down. #PennState"
Twitter / jagolinzer

Penn State Football 2014 Our Time

"Per 2015 QB Brandon Wimbush, #Stanford is no longer in play or a candidate for his services, he is all #PennState #PSU #WeAre"
Twitter / rivalsmike

"I hope they did. If Freeh was briefing people outside PSU they effectively waived privilege."
Twitter / ScottPaterno

"Thanks @coachjfranklin and #EricBarron for showing me the ropes today! Love James' #1. TOGETHER we'll succeed. #WeAre"
Twitter / SandyB_PSUAD

"My 'expect a shocker' source says PSU AD Barbour was interfered w/by Cal's Admin. which caused more problems. Barron signed off on her."
Twitter / MarkHorgas

James Franklin on PSU's New AD

Giger: Barbour odd choice for PSU
The Altoona Mirror

What They are Saying on Sandy Barbour

"The best analogy I've seen of the Barbour hire: 'you're handing the keys to a Mercedes to someone who just crashed their Hyundai'"
Twitter / CoachSamz

More Big Ten games coming to Yankee Stadium?
CBS Sports

"Mike Mauti is having a great day. Stuffing the run frequently. Impressive."
Twitter / VikingsCorner

"@psutruthville early on in the crisis, the full board held a call every Sunday. I believe that later transitioned to the exec cmte."
Twitter / Bagwell4Trustee

Patriot News, Part 6 of 9: Chapter 5, The DPW Cover-Up

Penn State hires Annapolis native to lead program

His People Know Her People

Letter to the Editor: Franklin like JoePa
Centre Daily Times

"I already LOVE #RussRose!! This man wants what I want, and he delivers!! #WeAre #PSUnrivaled @PennStateVolleyball"
Twitter / SandyB_PSUAD

Pennsylvania near top of list for teacher impropriety
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"I was told that new PSU AD Sandy Barbour was given the order to keep Penn State FB HC James Franklin happy. I believe she will."
Twitter / MarkHorgas

Role remains ambiguous for Tom Corbett's higher education adviser, Ron Tomalis
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is moving from one shaky financial situation to another
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Colleges: Dollars trump tradition in Big Ten expansion
Buckeye Xtra Sports

Is Corbett mixing official business and campaigning? Yes, analysts say, all politicians do
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Penn State hires Barbour as AD
Yahoo! Sports

Sandy Barbour is Penn State's new athletic director: Her compensation, philosophy and why she left Cal
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

2014 Ohio State Season Outlook | NCAAF

3 reasons Michigan State will win the Big Ten, 3 reasons the Spartans will fall short
The Bay City Times (Bay City, Mich.)

"Announcing Leg 5 of @BigTenNetwork Bus Tour: @PennStateFball. Debuts 6p ET, 8/9. Leg 6 coming shortly! #WeAre #B1G"
Twitter / BTNLive

Always wanted to run onto the field with USC players? You can, for $1,500
89.3 KPCC

Penn State’s new athletic director is a familiar face in the Pac-12
Penn State Live

Big Ten puts Rutgers football in middle of national storylines
Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, N.J.)

Penn State hires former Tulane A.D. Sandy Barbour
The Advocate

Former Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour hired as Penn State AD
San Jose Mercury News

Wolf and Corbett stump across Pennsylvania

UNIVERSITY PARK: Penn State athletics: Barbour’s focus on winning, aiding student athlete development
Centre Daily Times

Paterno defended by his son in new book
Tampa Bay Times

Ohio State AD: ‘Rutgers will bring a lot to the table’
NBC Sports

Sandy Barbour Named Penn State's Next Athletic Director
Onward State

Penn State names Sandy Barbour athletic director

"@coachjfranklin So fired up! Can't wait to get started! #WeAre #PSUnrivaled #AllIn #107kStrong"
Twitter / SandyB_PSUAD

Barbour named new AD
Blue White Illustrated

PSU’s new AD (and president and football coach) on a variety of topics
Dejan Kovacevic's Blog

Penn State's year of change at the top complete with Sandy Barbour in place as AD
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Penn State Hires Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director
Victory Bell Rings

Joe Paterno’s Son: Legendary Coach Feared Accusing Sandusky Wrongly
The Inquisitr

Penn State hires former Cal-Berkeley AD to lead program
Delaware County Daily Times (Upper Darby Township, Pa.)

In new book, Joe Paterno's son says famed coach didn't want to leap to judgment about Sandusky
Windsor Star

Penn State Hires Former Cal AD To Lead Program
CBS Pittsburgh

Penn State Nittany Lions hiring Sandy Barbour as athletic director

Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program
Erie Times-News

Barbour is Penn State's new athletic director
Reading Eagle

"Excited to start this journey towards greatness w/ @SandyB_PSUAD, welcome to the family #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled"
Twitter / coachjfranklin


Penn State Nittany Lions hiring Sandy Barbour as athletic director

Wilner: How does Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour still have her job?
San Jose Mercury News

Penn State tries to replace all-time greats
Lewistown Sentinel

"Remember Jeff Hartings? He is working as a coaching intern for the first part of training camp."
Twitter / ScottBrown_ESPN

Penn State's new athletic director is a familiar face in the Pac-12

James Franklin, new Penn State athletic director begin forging working relationship
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

"Irony: Fina dramatically and significantly misquotes dad, Chaz includes the actual quote, but fails to comment. ..."
Twitter / ScottPaterno

Mike Mauti: Healthy, Motivated, Ready To Rock And Roll
Daily Norseman

UNIVERSITY PARK: Barron introduces Sandy Barbour as Penn State athletic director
Centre Daily Times

Penn State Nittany Lions hiring Sandy Barbour as athletic director

Penn State AD Sandy Barbour

One-on-one with Penn State's James Franklin
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn State Names Ex-Cal AD Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director

Joe Paterno’s son says his dad feared wrongly accusing his Penn State ass't coach Jerry Sandusky: ‘I just didn’t know’
New York Daily News

Big Ten Friday mailbag

Jay Paterno says he is aware some of you think his family should press the mute button
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

".@SandyB_PSUAD: Wear your #PennState gear w/great pride. We are who we are bc of those that came before. We will never lose sight of that."
Twitter / GoPSUsports

Never an Easy Task – Ranking the NCAA Football Uniforms
Uni Watch

"Freeh should (and will) have to explain how it was reasonable to dismiss 61 years of a spotless record with literally no evidence. None."
Twitter / ScottPaterno

Jay Paterno's biggest regret about Penn State leadership's reaction to Jerry Sandusky's arrest? Putting Joe Paterno into isolation
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

UCF Knights: 3 key upcoming matchups
Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.)

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky - Yahoo Celebrity

Penn State has hired former Cal AD Sandy Barbour as its next athletic director, ESPN reports
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Federal judge refuses Graham Spanier’s effort to halt case
Centre Daily Times

Expert: Barrow child sex assault case has similarities to Jerry Sandusky situation

Patriot News, Part 5 of 9: Chapter 6, The Spickler Cover-Up

Book reveals college football hasn’t changed in more than century
Chicago Sun-Times

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
Yahoo! News

What would Joe Paterno think of his son's lawsuit against Penn State? - Video

"Former Cal AD Sandy Barbour will be Penn State’s new AD, sources told @ESPN"
Twitter / McMurphyESPN

Big Ten football unofficial media preseason poll; my Gophers prediction
Pioneer Press

Jay Paterno says the new lawsuit against Penn State is a business matter, not personal. The Paternos still love PSU
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

"Jay #Paterno says the new lawsuit against #PennState is a business matter, not personal"
Twitter / PennLive

Gold for Metcalf, bronze for Ruth, Varner, Dlagnev at FILA Golden Grand Prix

C-USA chief: Athletics are facing big changes
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)

Son: Joe Paterno Feared Wrongly Accusing Sandusky
ABC News

In new book, Joe Paterno's son says famed coach didn't want to leap to judgment about Sandusky
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Joe Paterno feared wrongfully accusing Jerry Sandusky, son claims
Sporting News

"You can listen along with that compensation committee call here:"
Twitter / anna_orso

Penn State to name new athletic director Saturday
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

US judge rejects request by former Penn State president Spanier to stop his criminal case
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Big Ten Network adds Eric LeGrand
Sportscasters Talent Agency of America

US judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case

Jay Paterno Expects Some Backlash From His New Book

What's Penn State's James Franklin looking for in the new athletic director?
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky, son says
Fox News

Making academics a fantasy sport
ABC News

K-State president equates NCAA with IRS -- similarly popular and, in the end, necessary
FOX Sports


Penn State keeps adding to offensive arsenal
Lebanon Daily News

Older (and larger) Adam Breneman ready for Penn State's training camp
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

New Penn State AD expected to be announced Saturday, Barron says
Centre Daily Times

Texas Longhorns dismiss four more players from team

Son of Penn State’s Paterno says pedophile solicited him at age 13
Odd Onion

Beaver Stadium Scoreboard Testing

Checking In On Pickin' Nits
Black Shoe Diaries

Penn State Football: Part I, Q&A with Quarterback Christian Hackenberg

Hazing Investigation: Ohio State Band Members Are Horny And Depraved

2014 LiveBIG: No Limits Feature (Penn St)

Sandusky Victim Sparks Repressed Memory Concerns : Discovery News
Discovery News

As camp nears Penn State football releases latest depth chart
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Patriot News: Part 4 of 9: Chapter 7, The "Corbett" Cover-Up

The Corbett administration gives itself a headache with selective transparency
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

U.S. judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case in alleged Sandusky cover-up
The Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)

Roy Exum: The NCAA’s "Division IV"
The Chattanoogan

"Barron tells staff the potential hire was 'first and unanimous choice' of the selection committee. No word yet on candidate. #PennState"
Twitter / MCarrollNews

Jay Paterno speaks about his new book, Paterno Legacy, with PennLive Friday
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Big Ten Media Day 2014: List of ex-Big Ten players that will be in attendance

View From The Stands-Penn State Football: Paterno Legacy by Jay Paterno: A Must Read!
View From The Stands

SEC Network, Time Warner Cable reach deal
USA Today

Son of Penn State's Paterno says pedophile solicited him at age 13
Yahoo! Sports

Starring in this week's Dubious Deeds: Jay Paterno, Scott Wagner, Rick Santorum and a big $ Tom
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Penn State to announce new athletic director on Saturday
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

"Jay Paterno says betraying trustees mentioned in his book are the ones he thought of laying in bed the night his father was ousted."
Twitter / TheRealDianaR

"#PennState president Eric Barron sent letter to staff announcing, pending board approval, new AD will be named at press conference at noon"
Twitter / MCarrollNews

Ex-Seattle Seahawk Michael Robinson's academics fantasy league inspires high school students

"Penn State's Michael Robinson is #MakingADifference. RT @RealMikeRob: Making Academics a Fantasy Sport ... #B1G"
Twitter / ChiTownLionPSU

20 Sports Franchises Fans Can't Get Enough Of
Rant Sports

Ohio State marching band director fired after probe reveals 'sexualized' culture
FOX Sports

"Congrats to my #NLWC Teammates @babyflo_nico @EdwardLeeRuth @JakeVarner211 who competed for medals in Azerbaijan. Ed and Jake won bronze!"
Twitter / magicman_psu

Report: Texas Longhorns in talks for home-and-home with Florida Gators
Burnt Orange Nation

Why former players object to the concussion settlement.
Sports On Earth

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Penn State hockey: Nittany Lion coach Gadowsky to enter Alaska Hall of Fame
Centre Daily Times

"Michigan's AD requested permission for fireworks, but the Regents denied it, marking a shift in the balance of power."
Twitter / Johnubacon

Recruiting class shows bright future for PSU
Lewistown Sentinel

Michigan ranked No. 31, Wolverines are under pressure to contend for Big Ten title
Orlando Sentinel

PAC 12 Conference

"Help my former teammate @Dev_Still71 and his daughter by pledging this season to the fight against pediatric cancer @ ..."
Twitter / Bryce_Wilson_86

Writers tab Ohio State to win Big Ten - Big Ten Blog

James Franklin Releases First Depth Chart, Based Completely on Seniority
Onward State

Wannstedt hired as college football television analyst
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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