penn state http://wwno.org en Op-Ed: 'Ban Penn State Football' http://wwno.org/post/op-ed-ban-penn-state-football Transcript <p>JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST: <p>And now, The Opinion Page. A damning report last week found that four of the most powerful people at Penn State helped cover up the child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report charges the college with total disregard for the safety of the victims in an attempt to avoid bad press for the university. The university also faces civil suits over the abuses. So is that the end? Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:12:00 +0000 editor 15863 at http://wwno.org After Damning Report, Will NCAA Sanction PSU Football? http://wwno.org/post/after-damning-report-will-ncaa-sanction-psu-football Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renée Montagne. The damning report on Penn State by former FBI director Louis Freeh confirmed, last week, what many said all along - the scandal is the biggest and most damaging in the history of college sports. Of course, child sexual abuse and a cover-up go way beyond the infractions commonly punished by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.<p>It typically polices things like illegal athlete recruitment or academic fraud. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 15819 at http://wwno.org Sports Roundup: LA Angels, Drew Brees, Jeremy Lin http://wwno.org/post/fallout-penn-state-report Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>SIMON: Mark Teixeira of the Yankees gets five RBIs to beat the Angels. And if beating Angels isn't bad enough, Saints from New Orleans throwing money at Drew Brees. And why do U.S. lawmakers want to put the torch to U.S. Olympic uniforms? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:54:00 +0000 Scott Simon 15753 at http://wwno.org Was There A Coverup? Report On Penn State Scandal May Tell Us http://wwno.org/post/was-there-coverup-report-penn-state-scandal-may-tell-us In a scathing report that takes to task former head football coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials, an independent report from investigators led by former FBI director Louis Freeh says there was a "total disregard for the safety and welfare" of Jerry Sandusky's child victims "by the most senior leaders" at the school.<p>That is "our most saddening and sobering finding," Freeh concludes about his investigation into the scandal that rocked the school last year.<p>Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at the university was arrested last November. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:27:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 15576 at http://wwno.org Penn State sex-abuse charges inspire new state laws http://wwno.org/post/penn-state-sex-abuse-charges-inspire-new-state-laws <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">BATON ROUGE &mdash; A sexual abuse scandal that rocked Pennsylvania State University has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and to protect those who do.</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:20:02 +0000 Sheila V. Kumar | The Associated Press 13296 at http://wwno.org