Guilty Verdicts in Jerry Sandusky Trial Ensure Justice Prevails Even if Peace of Mind Never Will

Seven months after the scandal that shook the nation first erupted at Penn State, a verdict in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial has been reached. The verdict: Guilty. Guilty on 45 of 48 counts to be more specific.

Jerry Sanduksy Should Never Be Called ‘Coach’ Again

During his testimony at the Jerry Sandusky trial, Mike McQueary referenced Sandusky as ‘Coach Sandusky.’ He shouldn’t anymore. No one should.

Joe Paterno: Simply the Greatest

Zach Rastall urges football fans to evaluate JoePa’s entire life’s body of work, not just the tumultuous final two months. He was quite simply the greatest coach in the history of college football and influenced countless amounts of people throughout his life.

J.R. Martinez and Sara Ganim: My 2011 Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year

Howard names his Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year – reporting hero Sara Ganim and war hero J.R. Martinez – and explains their remarkable stories before challenging you to name your own.

Mike McQueary’s Testimony On The Sandusky Shower Incident, The Sam Hurd Drug Saga, and Other Football Nuggets

Jim McGrew recaps a busy 24 hours in the football world: Mike McQueary provided some disturbing but important (and damning) testimony about Jerry Sandusky; the Sam Hurd drug saga continued to unfold; and Adrian Peterson explained one of his motivations for returning to the field.

Kudos to Ohio State Student Leaders For This Letter Requesting Respectful Treatment of Visiting Penn State Fans

I’m a sucker for class and good sportsmanship, and this is a quintessential example of both from the leaders of the Ohio State student body.

Jerry Sandusky Interview by Bob Costas – Video and Comment

If you haven’t yet seen the interview Bob Costas did with Jerry Sandusky last night, here it is in full. It is absolutely must-watch for anyone who has had even the slightest peripheral interest in this story (which, I assume, is pretty much everyone). My comments after the video.

Required Listening: Heath Evans on Child Sexual Abuse

If you can stomach it, you need to listen to this episode of the Michelle Beadle podcast with former Seahawk and Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network and the Heath Evans Foundation for abused children.

Mark Madden drops rumor that Sandusky’s Second Mile being investigated for “pimping out young boys to rich donors”

Earlier this morning, Mark Madden dropped a bomb of a rumor about the Jerry Sandusky scandal that, if you can believe it, would make an already stomach turning and angering story 100x worse.

Joe Paterno: No longer college football’s “Immortal”

I was all ready for bed; then I saw the front page of ESPN.com, and the spectacular juxtaposition of images jarred me to the point of one more post. I’ll just let the screenshot below speak for itself before I comment:

Should Penn State cancel or move Saturday’s game against Nebraska? (It bears asking again.)

Tonight, in light of Joe Paterno’s firing and reports of unruly mobs in State College, I want to reiterate a question I asked yesterday but with an important distinction: Should Penn State cancel or move Saturday’s game against Nebraska?

Away From the Action Podcast: The Sandusky Scandal, the Fighting Sioux Nickname Controversy, and More

In this episode of the Away From the Action Podcast, Josh Tinley talk to Drew Lange about the Jerry Sandusky scandal and how much blame should fall on Joe Paterno, the North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname controversy and recent actions taken by North Dakota’s governor and legislature, the BCS, the FCS playoff experience, and much more.

Joe Paterno releases statement announcing retirement at season’s end, wish that he “had done more”

The events continue to develop in State College, Pennsylvania. Via @Ben_Jones88 and Michelle Steele, Joe Paterno has released the following statement:

Video: Penn State student addresses his peers and makes the point that many of them seem to be missing

In everything I personally have seen or read about this situation, and specifically regarding how Penn State students are handling it, nothing has been more compelling than this video of a Penn State student addressing his peers.

Amazing Image: For Joe Paterno, it’s come to this…

According to Ben Jones, the Penn State football reporter for BlackShoeDiaries.com, this was the scene outside of Joe Paterno’s house just at 5:15 CT today. For the man who was once college football’s most revered of legends, it has come to this.