Hot Off The Presses. This morning, the Dauphin County judge overseeing the perjury trial of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz ordered that jury selection would begin on January 7th, 2013. This comes a day after a pre-trial hearing where the accused's lawyers argued that charges should be thrown out. Provided that the world doesn't actually end in December, Penn State can #buckleup once again.
Brotherly Love. Onward State reported this morning that starting safety Jacob Fagnano's brother Jared would be transferring to the Nittany Lions to give BOB his first set of siblings. Over the years, family ties proved worthy for Joe Paterno, bringing in pairs such as the Wisniewskis, the Johnsons, the Mautis, etc. Jared is a redshirt freshman and should help the receiving core after he sits out this season due to NCAA transfer rules.
A New Chapter. The re-branding of the Penn State football program continues as a new weekly television show will take the place of "The Penn State Football Story". "Penn State Football 2012 - A New Chapter" will begin to air on August 30 across the state and the Northeast and will be produced by WPSU-TV. It should be interesting to see what the new program will focus on, whether it will be strictly the on-field product or the animosity surrounding it as well.
Other Football News and Notes. The PSU Examiner has some great nuggets of information from what we have learned so far at spring practice... The Philly Daily News takes a look how BOB's previous experience with the Patriots is influencing the 2012 Nittany Lion offense... From the AP wire, Penn State is dealing with adversity on and off the field with the same toughness as ever.
#Culture. While North Carolina's academic troubles continue to mount (as explained by Pat Forde), Penn State keeps proving the NCAA wrong by being named the 49th best university IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. But you keep doing you, Mark Emmert.
Keep Fighting The Good Fight. Nothing to do with football, but as a lover of journalism AND blogs, I feel compelled to include the story of what is happening at the University of Georgia's student newspaper, the Red and Black. After a non-student was hired to make all final editorial decisions and the editorial board urged the paper to do less actual journalism, many staffers, including the editor-in-chief, walked out on the paper and have started an online outlet named "Red and Dead". After going through a similar situation at Onward State, I just want to show support to those student journalists and urge them to keep fighting for editorial independence and to keep their goals in mind.
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