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Judge orders former Penn St. President Spanier to jail May 1

Apr. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier must report to jail by May 1 to start serving a criminal sentence for his handling of a complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy, under a judge's order made public Wednesday. Judge John Boccabella said Spanier may do his time in...

Judge imposes first jail terms in Penn St. frat death case

Apr. 3, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

A judge has sentenced three former Penn State fraternity members to jail in the 2017 death of a pledge, the first defendants ordered to serve time behind bars in a case that rewrote Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law. Centre County Judge Brian Marshall sentenced former Beta Theta Pi members Tuesday for hazing...

Penn State wrestler Bo Nickal wins Hodge Trophy

Apr. 1, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

Penn State's Bo Nickal has been named this year's winner of the Hodge Trophy, awarded annually to the nation's top wrestler. Wrestling publication WIN Magazine announced on Monday that Nickal had claimed the honor after winning his third NCAA title on March 23. Nickal went 30-0 with 18 pins, three technical falls...

Ex-Penn State president asks court to throw out conviction

Mar. 29, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier wants a federal court to vacate his criminal conviction for his handling of a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in a university locker room. Spanier last week filed a petition with federal court in Harrisburg that...

Nolf, Nickal, Cassar win NCAA titles for Penn State

Mar. 24, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Nolf and Bo Nickal came to Penn State after the Nittany Lions had already seized control of college wrestling. The dynamic duo helped them tighten their grip. Nolf (157 pounds) and Nickal (197) ended their careers with individual championships hours after the Nittany Lions claimed a...

Penn State clinches 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 seasons

Mar. 23, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Five Penn State wrestlers will compete for individual NCAA championships on Saturday night knowing they already are team champions. Again. The Nittany Lions clinched their fourth straight team championship and eighth in nine seasons on Saturday, midway through the consolation...

Penn State coasts to early lead in NCAA wrestling tournament

Mar. 21, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State rolled through the first two sessions of the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday and is poised to capture its eighth team championship in nine seasons. Like they've done in past years, the Nittany Lions jumped out to an early lead in the opening round and extended it with...

Penn State to collect $733K from Sandusky's defunct charity

Mar. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will collect hundreds of thousands of dollars left over from the defunct charity for youth founded by convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, settling claims from a threatened civil lawsuit. The university and the state attorney general's office both confirmed this week...

Penn State seeks 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 years

Mar. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade. The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at this weekend's NCAA Championships for the eighth time...

Penn State ex-president Spanier's request for appeal denied

Feb. 21, 2019 4:33 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be going to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court declined Thursday to hear the appeal of his conviction for child endangerment. The state Supreme Court ruled it will not take up Graham...