Joe Paterno http://wesa.fm en Penn State Fans Plan New Statue Of Joe Paterno http://wesa.fm/post/penn-state-fans-plan-new-statue-joe-paterno <p>With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.<br /><br />A State College, Pa., restaurant owner says he's interested in having the new statue put in front of his establishment.<br /> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:57:17 +0000 The Associated Press 28072 at http://wesa.fm "Paterno Faction" Frustrates Former Penn State Coach O'Brien http://wesa.fm/post/paterno-faction-frustrates-former-penn-state-coach-obrien <p>When Bill O’Brien became head coach of the scandal plagued Nittany Lions football team he knew there would be challenges.</p><p>Now, as <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2014/01/04/O-Brien-s-passion-remained-with-NFL-O-Brien-still-had-passion-for-NFL/stories/201401040077">he leaves</a> Penn State to become head coach of the Houston Texans, those challenges have come to light.</p><p>Sports guy Bob Dvorchak says&nbsp; the&nbsp;“Paterno faction,” that has frustrated O’Brien throughout his time <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/psu/2014/01/02/Reality-takes-hold-at-Penn-State-with-O-Brien-s-departure/stories/201401020107">coaching</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:06:25 +0000 Katherine Blackley 22401 at http://wesa.fm "Paterno Faction" Frustrates Former Penn State Coach O'Brien Defending Joe Paterno and Challenging the Freeh Report http://wesa.fm/post/defending-joe-paterno-and-challenging-freeh-report <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Former Pennsylvania Governor <a href="http://www.library.pitt.edu/thornburgh/biography.html"><strong>Dick Thornburgh</strong></a> feels former FBI director Louis Freeh's investigation of the Jerry Sandusky abuse case was <a href="http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/06/former_gov_dick_thornburgh_hel.html">not conclusively supported by evidence</a>. The Penn State case marked the first time the NCAA punished an institution solely for transgressions related to a criminal matter.</p><p>The family of former coach Joe Paterno and other plaintiffs sued the NCAA last week, accusing the organization of intentionally defaming and commercially disparaging them through the imposition of sanctions against Penn State. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:48:41 +0000 Heather McClain 10949 at http://wesa.fm Defending Joe Paterno and Challenging the Freeh Report Paterno's Widow: We Were Ignorant of Sex Predators http://wesa.fm/post/paternos-widow-we-were-ignorant-sex-predators <p>The widow of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno says she and her husband were ignorant about sexual predators like Jerry Sandusky.</p><p>Speaking at a child-abuse prevention program, Sue Paterno says she and her husband sometimes unknowingly helped Sandusky "groom" the boys he abused, believing he was helping them find a better life.</p><p>Paterno says she was horrified to learn Sandusky sexually abused several young boys.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:00:37 +0000 The Associated Press 7635 at http://wesa.fm