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Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Prosecutor Says He Doesn't Believe Sandusky Accuser's Claim

Prosecutor Says He Doesn't Believe Sandusky Accuser's Claim

A third day of testimony is set to get underway in Jerry Sandusky's quest to have a judge dismiss dozens of child-sex charges or grant him a new trial on them.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Jerry Sandusky Appeals for New Trial

Jerry Sandusky Appeals for New Trial

The second day of Jerry Sandusky's appeal hearing is underway in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Judge Sets Date for PSU Child Sex Abuse Whistleblower Suit

Judge Sets Date for PSU Child Sex Abuse Whistleblower Suit

A judge has set an Oct. 17 trial date for the whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary.

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Sandusky Emphatically Denies He's Guilty of Abusing Boys

Sandusky Emphatically Denies He's Guilty of Abusing Boys

Jerry Sandusky plans to take the stand at an appeals hearing in a fresh chance to prove his claim he was wrongly convicted four years ago of sexually abusing 10 boys.

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016

Man Still Cherishes 1952 Joe Paterno Recruiting Letter

Man Still Cherishes 1952 Joe Paterno Recruiting Letter

It's dated March 20, 1952. The stationary header reads, "THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE."

Sunday, Jul 17, 2016

Questions Emerge About Coaches Who Worked With Sandusky

Questions Emerge About Coaches Who Worked With Sandusky

Newly disclosed allegations from men who have accused Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse raise fresh questions about what his fellow Penn State assistant coaches might have seen or known in the decades before...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016

Abuse Victim: Callous Paterno Ignored 70s Sandusky Complaint

Abuse Victim: Callous Paterno Ignored 70s Sandusky Complaint

A man who says former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him as a boy in 1976 testified in court documents unsealed Tuesday that head coach Joe Paterno was told about it the very...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016

Ex-Penn State Footballers Want Joe Paterno Statue Back

Ex-Penn State Footballers Want Joe Paterno Statue Back

More than 200 former Penn State football players are petitioning university leaders to return the bronze statue of Joe Paterno that stood outside the school's football stadium.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Report: Up to 6 PSU Coaches Saw 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Report: Up to 6 PSU Coaches Saw 'Inappropriate Behavior'

As many as six assistant coaches at Penn State whose careers at the school spanned three decades witnessed "inappropriate behavior" between convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky and boys, NBC News has learned.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Joe Paterno Allegedly Told of Sandusky Molestation in 1976

Joe Paterno Allegedly Told of Sandusky Molestation in 1976

A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday.

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