Steveson repeats as NCAA champ, retires; Penn St team winner
Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson of Minnesota successfully defended his heavyweight title in his final college match, Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis became a three-time champion and Penn State completed a dominating run through the NCAA tournament.
Virginia Tech hires Penn State DC Pry as next head coach
Virginia Tech hired Penn State defensive coordinator and former Bud Foster disciple Brent Pry as its next head coach. The school made the announcement Tuesday, saying Pry will be introduced Thursday. Pry has been with Penn State since 2014, first as co-defensive coordinator before becoming the defensive coordinator in 2016.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25: 'Bama jumps OU to No. 3; Penn State falls to 20th
Alabama inched up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football Sunday behind top-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Cincinnati. No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Michigan both held their spots. In a week with no games matching ranked teams, five ranked teams lost, including two in the top 10.news.yahoo.com
Iowa up to No. 3; Clemson out of Top 25 first time since '14
Iowa is gearing up for its biggest home game since the 1980s, Cincinnati has its highest ranking in 12 years and Clemson is on the outside looking in at The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2014. Alabama and Georgia are the only constants during this topsy-turvy college football season. Alabama received 53 of a possible 62 first-place votes Sunday, with Georgia picking up the rest.news.yahoo.com
“The Crown,” “The Queen's Gambit” and “Ted Lasso” take high honors at 2021 Emmys
Despite the Emmys having one of the most diverse fields of acting nominees this year, the top awards were still swept by all white actors sparking the hashtag #emmyssowhite. Kevin Frazier has the latest on the winners.news.yahoo.com
"The Crown," "Ted Lasso," "Queen's Gambit" top Emmy Awards
The 73rd Emmy Awards returned to an all-live, in-person show Sunday night for the first time since the pandemic started. Streaming services took home the lion's share of awards, including wins for "Ted Lasso," "The Crown" and "The Queen's Gambit." CBS News' Anthony Pura has more from Los Angeles.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25: Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State jumps to 6th
Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 after another weekend in which lots of ranked teams had issues. The defending national champion Crimson Tide remained an overwhelming No. 1 after holding on to beat Florida 31-29, Alabama's closest margin of victory during its current 17-game winning streak. No. 2 Georgia, which had no problem with South Carolina, received the other three first-place votes in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank.news.yahoo.com
Hoosiers try to fight back after dismal opening loss to Iowa
Indiana coach Tom Allen didn't mince words Sunday. Forgetting the lingering images and emotions from Saturday's dismal 34-6 season-opening loss at No. 18 Iowa won't be easy, but Allen knows it's a must if the Hoosiers hope to rebound against Idaho. Clearly, there's plenty of cleanup work to do if Indiana hopes to meet its preseason hype.news.yahoo.com
Penn State ex-president reports to jail in Sandusky scandal
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has reported to jail early to begin serving his sentence for child endangerment in a case stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Spanier reported to Centre County Correctional Facility, several miles from the Penn State campus, on Monday morning, the warden, Christopher Schell, said Thursday. A judge upheld Spanier’s sentence last month and ordered him to begin serving at least two months in the county jail by July 9 for a single misdemeanor conviction of endangering the welfare of children.news.yahoo.com
Lee becomes 3-time champ on bad knee, Iowa wins team title
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS – Iowa won its first NCAA wrestling team title since 2010, and Hawkeyes star Spencer Lee took his third individual title Saturday night competing on a badly injured knee. Iowa went into the finals already having secured its 24th team championship following strong performances in the medal round. Since winning its first team title in 1975, Iowa had not gone so long without winning another. 3 David Carr of Iowa State won 4-0 over fourth-seeded Jesse Dellavecchia, the first finalist in Rider program history. 174: Third-seeded Carter Starocci of Penn State won 3-1 in overtime against No.
Bye, Bismarck: 144 cities could lose status as metro areas
Cities formerly designated as metros with core populations between 50,000 and 100,000 people would be changed to micropolitan" statistical areas instead. Officials in some of the affected cities worry that the change could have adverse implications for federal funding and economic development. Cities formerly designated as metros with core populations between 50,000 and 100,000 people, like Bismarck and Sheboygan, would be changed to “micropolitan" statistical areas instead. “Back in the 1950s, the population it took to create a metro area is different than it would be to create a metro area in 2020," said Rob Santos, president of the American Statistical Association. AdSome demographers aren't sold on the idea of changing the definition of a metro area.
CFP semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas
FILE - This Jan. 2, 2017, file pool photo, shows an aerial view of the empty Rose Bowl stadium before to the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game between Southern California and Penn State in Pasadena, Calif. The Rose Bowl asked the state for an exception to the restriction, but was denied twice, including earlier this week. Hancock said it had not yet been determined if the semifinal at AT&T Stadium in Arlington would still be called the Rose Bowl. The first Rose Bowl was played Jan. 1, 1902. The last time the Rose Bowl game was played outside Pasadena, California, was 1942.
Brockington leads Penn St to 75-55 rout at No. 15 Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Izaiah Brockington scored a career-high 24 points to lead Penn State to a 75-55 victory over No. 15 Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. Brockington hit 10 of 14 the floor, including two 3-pointers for the Nittany Lions, who used a 17-0 run early in the first half to grab the lead and never trailed again. Virginia Tech, which shot just 37%, had won 34 straight non-conference games on its home court. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)
No fans to be allowed at Rose Bowl for CFP semifinal game
(The Tournament of Roses via AP, Pool, File)PASADENA, Calif. – No spectators will be allowed at the Rose Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal on Jan. 1 because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state, county and city of Pasadena. “We continue to work closely with health department officials and the Rose Bowl Stadium to provide the safest possible environment for our game participants.”The Rose Bowl is hosting one of the playoff semifinals; the other is at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The Fiesta Bowl also announced Thursday that no fans would be allowed at the Jan. 2 game in Glendale, Arizona, though the immediate families of players will be able to attend. The first Rose Bowl was played on Jan. 1, 1902, beginning the tradition of postseason college football games. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Heart condition forces Penn St. RB Brown to give up football
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Penn State running back Journey Brown says he has a heart condition that is forcing him to give up football. Penn State coach James Franklin told reporters Brown’s condition was not COVID-19 related, but it was discovered in September during “a routine COVID test.”“It’s heartbreaking,” Franklin told reporters. Neither Penn State nor Brown have indicated whether he tested positive for COVID-19, but the Big Ten requires cardiac screening and testing of those athletes who do before they can return to competition. Brown was Penn State’s leading rusher in 2019 and was expected to be one of the best backs in the country in 2020. Penn State is off to an 0-3 start and heading to Nebraska on Saturday.
AP Top 25: No. 2 Alabama closes gap with Clemson; Liberty in
2 Alabama heading into a huge ACC matchup at fourth-ranked Notre Dame this week. The rest of the top five remained the same, with Ohio State at No. 1 on their ballots had Clemson third behind Ohio State. Penn State had the fourth-longest active streak behind Alabama (205), Ohio State (138) and Clemson (94). 4 Notre Dame: Another “biggest game of the year” — until the next one.
AP Top 25: Indiana jumps in at 17; Ohio State moves up to 3
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Indiana jumped into The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after pulling off the weekend’s most dramatic upset and Ohio State moved up to No. Ohio State leaped two spots after easily dispatching Nebraska as the Big Ten Conference kicked off its pandemic-delayed and abbreviated season. When the Big Ten postponed its fall season, Ohio State and the rest of the conference's teams became ineligible for inclusion in the rankings. Now that all the voters are including Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, et al., those teams got an extra boost this week. 3 Ohio State at No.
Penn State coach Pat Chambers resigns after investigation
Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State's basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Chambers, 49, had been at Penn State for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his directions. Chambers was in the middle of a four-year contract with Penn State that runs through 2021-22 season. He was 148-150 with Penn State, including an NIT championship in 2018. “Coach Chambers has made many contributions to the program and to this university for which we are grateful,” Barbour said.
AP Top 25: Big Ten and Pac-12 return to most unusual poll
14 Oregon returned to The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, weeks before they start playing, creating a Top 25 as unusual as this season. Further complicating voters' task this week: Two top-10 teams lost to unranked teams at home Saturday. POLL POINTSWhere did the rest of the Big Ten and Pac-12 come back in the poll compared with where they were in the preseason? The only big move up for the previously ranked teams was Miami, which jumped four spots to No. That helped clear some space for re-entering Big Ten and Pac-12 teams.
Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing
Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. Tackles x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama. Linebackers y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama. Safeties x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.
Penn State student reports being assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers
A student has reported an alleged sexual assault by four Penn State fraternity brothers, university police said Tuesday. "The unknown victim, reported to be a student, disclosed to a third party being sexually assaulted by four unidentified fraternity brothers," the alert said. Police didn't immediately elaborate on the alleged incident, but the frat's national media spokesperson issued a statement saying they are fully cooperating with local authorities. "Obviously, the alleged incident is absolutely antithetical to our fraternity's ideals and values," Jon Pierce said. Penn State has a website outlining resources for victims of sexual assault and tips for staying safe on campus.cbsnews.com
Supreme Court allows libel suit by climate scientist who was compared to Jerry Sandusky
The case involves a hotly disputed question that has split lower courts: When can statements of opinion form the basis of a libel suit? Ordinarily, the high court has ruled, a person cant be sued for expressing an opinion. They argued that freedom of speech and the press requires shielding people who comment on matters of great public controversy, such as climate change. In the past, President Trump, among others, has called for making it easier to sue the press for libel. Climate change has staked a place at the very center of his nations public discourse, he added.latimes.com
Penn State child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky to seek reduced sentence
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted in 2012 of abusing his position to sexually assault teenage boys, is due in court on Friday to seek a shorter sentence after his current one was ruled unconstitutional. FILE PHOTO: Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky (C), a former assistant football coach at Penn State University, leaves after his appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, U.S. on October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Pat LittleAfter his conviction, Sandusky, 75, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years, with a mandatory minimum that has become illegal since a trial judge imposed it seven years ago. In June 2012, Sandusky was convicted of 25 felonies and 20 misdemeanors stemming from charges that he molested at least 10 boys between 1994 and 2009. Two other judges who had presided over the case, including Sanduskys trial judge, have recused themselves.feeds.reuters.com
Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before
A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30 to 60 years imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. "I apologize that I'm unable to admit remorse for this because it's something that I didn't do," Sandusky told Skerda. Sandusky said the woman ended the phone call by telling him she loves him. Victims said at trial that Sandusky subjected them to a range of abuse, from grooming to violent attacks. The letters described the effect of their abuse as boys and in the years since, including anxiety, difficulty with family and social relationships and anger about what occurred.chicagotribune.com
Court docs: Paterno knew about Sandusky abuse in 70s
Testimony in newly unsealed records claims that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew about allegations defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was molesting children as early as 1976. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN with more.cbsnews.com
3/17: Penn State frat suspended over "disturbing" photos; Researcher seeks to find out why penguins waddle
3/17: Penn State frat suspended over "disturbing" photos; Researcher seeks to find out why penguins waddle A former member of Kappa Delta Rho at Penn State told police about an invitation only Facebook page that featured images of women who were passed out or asleep, in various states of undress, some of them in sexual poses; and, it's one of nature's great mysteries: Why do penguins waddle? The question is getting some answers thanks to a research project taking place at the London Zoo.cbsnews.com
Weather not linked to body aches, study says
Weather not linked to body aches, study says Researchers at the University of Sydney found no association between body aches and temperature, humidity or precipitation. Plus, a Penn State study gives new hope for women struggling with infertility. Wendy Gillette reports on the day's top health stories.cbsnews.com