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Nittany (Happy) Valley, State College, and Mt. Nittany as seen in 1894 by Professor Fred Lewis Pattee and President George Atherton from Penn State’s Old Main. This was the same year President Atherton allowed a failing student to continue playing football, remaining undefeated. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Hugo Bezdek, Penn State’s first power coach, went thirty games without defeat in the early 1920s while earning a salary higher than that of the Penn State president . Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Smith_text.indd 1 12/7/15 11:11 AM Coach Bob Higgins and Dean Carl Schott were involved unsuccessfully in the “Great Experiment ,” winning big-time football without athletic scholarships. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Coach Rip Engle, without a losing season from 1950 to 1966, with President Eric Walker, who promoted Penn State’s “Grand Experiment,” but without the name, when Joe Paterno was an assistant coach. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Smith_text.indd 2 12/7/15 11:11 AM Steve Garban, former football captain and in the Penn State business office, teamed up with Joe Paterno and President John Oswald to remove athletics from an academic unit, placing it in the business office in 1980. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Joe Paterno and President John Oswald helped isolate athletics from an academic unit by placing it in a business office, thus removing significant academic control over athletics . Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Smith_text.indd 3 12/7/15 11:11 AM Coach Rene Portland talks to Jen Harris, who sued Penn State in 2005 for violating sexual orientation and civil rights. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Joe Paterno, who hired Coach Rene Portland, congratulates Portland for twenty-five years of successful coaching shortly before Portland resigned under pressure for her illegal antilesbian violations of Penn State policy and federal legislation. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Smith_text.indd 4 12/7/15 11:11 AM Vicky Triponey, vice president for student affairs, resigned under pressure for her conflict with Joe Paterno over punishing delinquent football players from 2004 to 2007. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Tim Curley, Joe Paterno’s choice for athletic director, was centrally involved in the Vicky Triponey conflict in the early 2000s as well as the Sandusky Scandal. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Smith_text.indd 5 12/7/15 11:11 AM Joe Paterno greets President Richard Nixon in 1970, maybe not sincerely, after Nixon snubbed his undefeated 1969 team while recognizing Texas as the national champion. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. In 1973, Paterno chastised President Nixon at a commence address : “How could Nixon know so much about college football in 1969 and so little about Watergate in 1973?” Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Smith_text.indd 6 12/7/15 11:11 AM Jerry Sandusky was assistant coach at Penn State from 1969 to 1999, gaining iconic stature for helping bring two national championships to Penn State and for helping disadvantaged children. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business, was Penn State administrator in charge of athletics when the Sandusky Scandal occurred. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Gary Schultz’s memo in 1998, “Is this opening of pandora’s box?” was central to the question of Penn State’s covering up of the actions of Jerry Sandusky. Photo courtesy the author. Smith_text.indd 7 12/7/15 11:11 AM Mike McQueary continued coaching with Joe Paterno after notifying Paterno of observing Jerry Sandusky in a shower with a young boy in 2001. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. The Joe Paterno statue at the stadium, erected after Paterno’s 324th victory, is held by a Korean War veteran. The icon was removed shortly after the Freeh report was released in 2012. Photo courtesy the author. Smith_text.indd 8 12/7/15 11:11 AM President Rod Erickson signed the controversial NCAA consent decree after the Freeh report investigation of Penn State administrators’ involvement in the Jerry Sandusky Scandal, costing Penn State several hundred million dollars and institutional prestige. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. President Graham Spanier (1995–2011) had early knowledge of Jerry Sandusky’s involvement with possible child molestation by Jerry Sandusky. Photo courtesy Penn State University Archives. Smith_text.indd 9 12/7/15 11:11 AM ...


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Subject Headings

  • 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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