The rehabilitation of Joe Paterno's image -- which began with Joe Posnanski's white-washing biography, Paterno -- continues with Sunday's release of a 238-page report commissioned by the Paterno family and compiled by former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. I've not yet read the report and ... More >>
Just when you think it can't get any better, Roaniah Tuisosopo, the man who claims to be he sole perpetrator of the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax, appears on TV with Dr. Phil. (The first part of the interview was aired Thursday, the second part runs today at the same time and channel. 3:00 pm CBS) ... More >>
Though it didn't dominate the sports press during college football's bowl game week--and there's an irony for you--Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association may ultimately prove to be the biggest sports story of 2013.
For those who don't recall ... More >>
A recently formed GOP Super PAC has Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver in its sights and says it will actively campaign -- and drop an estimated $1.5 million -- to see to it that he's not re-elected as Assembly speaker.The Super PAC -- which is being financially fueled by the group Americans for Real Ch ... More >>
For the last few weeks there's been rumors that Joe Posnanski's much discussed biography of Joe Paterno, which is published Tuesday, would contain a defense of the coach's actions - or lack thereof - in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. As it turns out, Paterno - that's it, the entire ti ... More >>
As the Sandusky controversy began to heat up last year, Joe Paterno, long-time coach of Penn State's football team and former god-like figure in college sports, testified in front of the court that he had no recollection or knowledge of the molestation charges set against his coaching sidekick, Jerr ... More >>
Joe Paterno has now been gone a week, and it would be nice if we could simply honor his memory without reservation. I can't. And frankly, it troubles me that so many want to bury Paterno's faults along with the man.
Maybe it isn't the time to talk about such things so close to his death, but wh ... More >>
Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary South Carolina yesterday. The former House speaker won 40.4 percent of the vote with Mitt Romney trailing at 27.8 percent. Rick Santorum came in third with 17.0 percent. In his victory speech Gingrich targeted "elites." He said: "The biggest thing that I take ... More >>
After mistaken reports of his death last night Joe Paterno died this morning, the AP reported. Paterno was 85, and had been suffering from lung cancer. With 409 wins, Paterno had the most career victories among Division I coaches, according to the New York Times obituary, but was fired this p ... More >>
Joe Paterno spoke out about the child sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky that cost him his job as head coach of the Penn State University football team in an exclusive interview with the Washington Post. "In hindsight, I wish I had done more," he told the Pos ... More >>
TV interviewing legend Larry King gets a Friars tribute Monday night at the Sheraton.
In anticipation of that glittery gala, I turned the tables and gave Larry a grilling.
Here's part two of our chat.
Me: Hey, Larry. You're doing TV specials these days. What else?
As if the students who tore up the Penn State campus Wednesday night in tragically misguided support of Joe Paterno didn't do enough to hurt the university's image, now a former Nittany Lion player wants to organize "support" for ... Jerry Sandusky.
Sam Stellatella, a Penn State lineman fro ... More >>
Unless you've been living under a rock without WiFi for the past 48 hours, even the sports unconscious will have heard the names "Joe Paterno" and "Jerry Sandusky." Last night's firing of Penn State head coach Paterno and school president Graham Spanier by the board of trustees over how the s ... More >>
A couple of hours ago, Penn State University announced that Joe Paterno's weekly Tuesday press conference was cancelled. It's probably just as well, since the Paterno camp had already advised the press that he would not be taking questions on his role in the sex abuse scandal -- and that's th ... More >>