On Wednesday night’s 90-minute special edition of Big Ten Football & Beyond, BTN host Dave Revsine interviewed former Penn State football players D.J. Dozier, Adam Taliaferro and Michael Haynes to get their reaction to the Penn State scandal and their thoughts on their former coach Joe Paterno. Watch our interview with Dozier now and see the Taliaferro and Haynes interviews in this post. Watch all of our other video from Wednesday night’s show here.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Penn State scandal. See the full statement in this post.
What’s unfolding at Penn State is one of the greatest tragedies in the history of collegiate sports.
On Wednesday afternoon, Penn State acting Director of Athletics Mark Sherburne released an official statement regarding the school’s recent scandal. In the statement, Sherburne wrote: “Every day we are entrusted with the lives of young people, and we do not – nor have we ever – taken that trust lightly. We are outraged that a valued trust has been broken. We can promise you that we are doing everything in our power to restore that broken trust. See the entire official release here.
Wednesday morning, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno released a statement announcing his decision to retire at the end of the season. “I have come to work every day for the last 61 years with one clear goal in mind: To serve the best interests of this university and the young men who have been entrusted to my care. I have the same goal today. That’s why I have decided to announce my retirement effective at the end of this season.” Read the full statement here.
Our Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo joined Dave Revsine on the air for a special Tuesday night report to cover the latest news at Penn State surrounding former longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky, Sandusky’s criminal charges and the impact on Paterno and the Penn State football program. BTN.com posts the entire report online in this post, and BTN will follow up with more Wednesday from Big Ten Football & Beyond. The report is also available on BTN’s YouTube page.
Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno addressed the Nittany Lion faithful Friday night in preparation of the team’s season opener Saturday. The Nittany Lions host Indiana State at noon ET on BTN, one of five Week 1 games we’ll have on our air. The legendary Paterno is back for his unprecedented 46th campaign at the helm of the Nittany Lions. A season ago, Penn State struggled to a 7-6 record in its first year without star quarterback Daryll Clark. The Nittany Lions expect much better results in 2011. Watch now as Paterno fires up the Penn State crowd, like only Joe Paterno can.