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Peek at 2012 shows plenty of talent returning

November 26, 2011 MADISON, Wis. — A column I wrote after the Sandusky scandal broke entitled, “PSU should stay home for the holidays,” brought more than its share of negative reaction. more »»

Report: Ex-PSU officer clashed with Paterno

November 22, 2011 STATE COLLEGE — Former Penn State student disciplinarian Vicky Triponey tells The Wall Street Journal that football players were treated "more favorably than other students accused of violating the... more »»

PSU hires ex-FBI director to head internal probe

November 21, 2011 PHILADELPHIA — Former FBI director Louis Freeh, tapped to lead Penn State's investigation into the child sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach, said his inquiry will go as... more »»

Penn State report card

November 21, 2011 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 20-14 victory over Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B McGloin (10-18-88 yards, one pick)... more »»

Character, resolve starts with Bradley

November 20, 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio — These last two tumultuous weeks have robbed Penn State of its dignity, permanently tarnished the reputation of Jerry Sandusky, cleared out the offices of the university president an... more »»

Rudel: Joyner's challenge is strong leadership

November 19, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK – Jeff Nelson, Penn State’s able and presumably weary sports information director, stepped to the microphone Friday morning in the Schwab Auditorium to introduce the school’s acting... more »»

Police: McQueary told us nothing

November 17, 2011 By Genaro C. more »»

Penn State should stay home for holidays

November 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Over the years, with its strong travel base, heretofore impeccable reputation and nationally renown coach, Penn State has always been a favorite son of the bowls. more »»

PSU names Joyner acting AD

November 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — David M. Joyner has been named acting athletic director for Penn State, effective immediately, Penn State announced this morning. more »»

NitWits discuss Sandusky scandal/Paterno firing

November 14, 2011 The NitWits discuss the Jerry Sandusky scandal that led to Joe Paterno's firing last week. The panel includes Neil Rudel of the Mirror, WTAJ-TV's KC Kantz, Mark Brennan of Fightonstate. more »»

Rudel: PSU needs to think big with next hire

November 13, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Nobody could blame interim coach Tom Bradley for the Nittany Lions’ 17-14 loss to Nebraska in the first game of the post-Paterno Era Saturday. more »»

Rudel: Emotion will rule the day

November 12, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — The most emotional day in Beaver Stadium history came on Sept. more »»

End of lion won’t overshadow greatest tenure

November 10, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Coaches at all levels know, and even joke, that they’re hired to be fired. That apparently now includes the winningest college football coach of all time. more »»

Paterno 'shocked, saddened' by allegations

November 7, 2011 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno says he's shocked by sexual abuse charges brought against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and deeply saddened by the allegations. more »»

Sandusky could face life in ­prison; Curley charged

November 6, 2011 STATE COLLEGE — A former defensive coach who was integral for decades to Penn State’s football success was accused Saturday of molesting eight boys, and two school administrators were charged with... more »»

Felony sex charges filed against Sandusky

November 4, 2011 Felony sex-abuse charges have been filed in Centre County against former Penn State defensive coordinator and Second Mile founder Jerry Sandusky, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported on its website... more »»

Penn State report card

October 31, 2011 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 10-7 victory over Illinois on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback C- Save McGloin’s late TD drive, and it’... more »»

PSU playing like old-school Lions

October 30, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s easy to get caught up in what Penn State is not. It’s not a dominant football team. more »»

Rudel: Lions hope to make amends for last year

October 29, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Here we are, a year removed from one of the worst performances of the Joe Paterno Era. more »»

Rudel: QB decision fuels offense

October 23, 2011 EVANSTON, Ill. — Matt McGloin has come to the interview area all year without a smile. That changed Saturday night. more »»

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