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Penn State University received nine percent fewer applicants this year than they did in 2012, fielding about five thousand fewer applications than the 59,000 it considered last year. A survey of the New York Times's college admissions datasets from the last three years suggests this runs counter to the prevailing trend, in which applications are increasing, and schools are becoming (necessarily) more selective. Penn, meanwhile, received .21 percent more applications in 2013 than it did in 2012. [AP]
Tipped off by a tweeter, Deadspin notes a shocking piece of news lost amid the weeklong Boston Marathon coverage: JoePa lives!Larger pic here.
@deadspin Check out how @verizonfios listed the Penn State spring game this morning.Interesting info. twitter.com/dcdeller/statu…— Derick Deller (@dcdeller) April 20, 2013
For the first time in the post-Paterno-era, Penn State has released an annual revenue report. And the news could have been better. In the year ending June 2012, the school's athletic department made $7.8 million less than it had in '10-'11. Some of that decline was due to a depletion of "reserve funds" that it disbursed for charitable child abuse prevention efforts and severance packages for former Paterno staff members. Stadium attendance was down from 97-98% to 92% last year as well. But the bulk of the decrease was caused by the fact that a one-time fees collected for club
Today, Sue and Jay headlined a child abuse prevention breakfast in the state capital, and brother Scott says that's not all:"We're going to be involved with anybody that we think can help us move the ball forward," Paterno said, adding may mean different things for different groups. Today, it was headlining an event. Other times it may be raising funds. On still other occasions, it may be some type of behind-the-scenes work.Inspired in part by a note written by his father just before he died, Scott says the family's going to donate time, money, and of course, the Paterno name
[UPDATE 11 a.m. 4/3/13: Rutgers announced they were firing Mike Rice a few hours after this post published.]I know nothing about college sports—I should say that up front. I went to a Tier III school and even there, the closest I came to playing anything was when I was asked to join the rowing team because they needed a midget type as coxswain. I like basketball but I don't pay attention until I fill out a March Madness bracket, which for me is kind of like making a big Z out of the dots on the SAT answer sheet. I'm pretty clueless.
As is often the case when the most hated man in America is the focus of a nationally televised news segment, NBC's decision to air an interview with Jerry Sandusky on the Today Show was sure to be controversial.
John Ziegler is back. This time on a platform much larger than FramingPaterno.com or the King of Prussia Radisson. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning, the conservative documentarian released audio clips of his more than three hours of interviews with Sandusky, the first ones the convicted child molester has given since being found guilty of sexual abuse. The footage is meant to back up Ziegler's claim that Paterno was unjustly accused by "the media" of covering up at least one crime that didn't necessarily happen. (Ziegler, along with Paterno's family, claims there's no proof
The Atlantic Wire's Alexander Abad-Santos thinks so, pointing out a trail of text messages that suggest football coach Reno Saccoccia covered up the rape of an inebriated teenaged girl at a series of parties.On August 13, [Trent] Mays sent this text to Evan Westlake, a fellow football player who filmed the now infamous 12-minute viral video making fun of the victim:Delete that off You-tube. Coach Sac knows about it. Seriously delete it.Saccoccia has claimed in media reports that he "didn't do Internet" and had not seen the videos in the case, but this text message from states that Mays believed Saccoccia did
AP reports that Penn State is trying to have Mike McQueary's lawsuit—claiming he was fired as an assistant football coach for being the whistleblower in the Jerry Sandusky case—dismissed: "University attorney Nancy Conrad on Friday again sought dismissal of Mike McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit. She says Graham Spanier's remarks in support of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were taken out of context. Conrad says Spanier in November 2011 said more than "the charges are groundless." She says the expanded quote was that "I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally
Penn State President Rodney Erickson has decided to suspend the school's relationship with Adidas, to reprimand the apparel company for not paying Indonesian workers after the closing of a factory in 2011. A nationwide anti-sweatshop student group claims the workers are owed $1.8 million.The suspension will allot Adidas 60 days to compensate those who worked at the factory. Adidas is forbidden to produce any items carrying the Penn State logo, and if the suspension expires before workers are compensated, Penn State will terminate its license with Adidas.For what it's worth, Nike doesn't seem to be on much better terms with