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Contents Acknowledgments  ix Sifting and Winnowing  xi Prologue  xiii 1 Life in Happy Valley: The Name and the Paterno Impact  1 2 Penn State Presidents: Cheerleading the Teams to Victory  12 3 A Joe Paterno–Jerry Sandusky Connection: A Look at Penn State Football Coaches and Assistant Coaches  24 4 Alumni and Taking Control of Penn State Athletics  35 5 Hugo Bezdek’s Saga—Alumni, Trustees, and Presidents  43 6 The Great Experiment That Failed: Alumnus Casey Jones, President Hetzel, and Coach Bob Higgins  53 7 The Ernie McCoy–Rip Engle Era and the Beginning of the Grand Experiment in College Football  64 8 The Joe Paterno, Steve Garban, John Oswald Coup d’État  75 9 President Bryce Jordan and Penn State’s Entry into the Big Ten  89 10 The Image of Joe Paterno’s Grand Experiment  100 11 Shaping Reality: Saving Joe Paterno’s Legacy  112 12 Insularity, The Second Mile, and Sandusky’s On-Campus Incidents  127 13 Rene Portland and the Culture of Athletic Silence  140 14 The Board of Trustees, Insularity, and Athletic Administration  150 15 Paterno, Spanier, Schultz, Curley, and the Penn State Pandora’s Box  161 16 From the Grand Jury to Beyond the NCAA Consent Decree  173 Smith_text.indd 7 12/7/15 11:11 AM Timeline  185 Notes  199 Index  249 Photographs follow page 126 Smith_text.indd 8 12/7/15 11:11 AM ...



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  • Pennsylvania State University -- Sports.
  • Pennsylvania State University -- Football.
  • Paterno, Joe, 1926-2012.
  • Sandusky, Jerry.
  • Pennsylvania State University -- Sports -- Administration.
  • College sports -- Corrupt practices -- Pennsylvania -- University Park.
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