PENN STATE BLUES

I covered three states and about 250 miles Sunday morning to the soundtrack of the Penn State Blues on sports talk radio. As news broke that the statue of Joe Paterno was being removed from outside Beaver Stadium, the handful of sports talk radio hosts and dozens of callers within earshot filled the dawn airwaves. The anecdotal reactions revealed a sports nation divided about Penn State, Joe Paterno and what, if any, role the NCAA should play in punishing the university.

POSNANSKI BETWEEN A ROCK AND A PATERNO

UPDATE [07.18.2012]: Digital snow pings off the video with the simple message: THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE USER. That’s all that is left of Joe Posnanski’s  two-minute video promoting Paterno, his new book scheduled to be released August 21. The video, that was posted on YouTube and Amazon.com as late as Tuesday afternoon, has since been removed.

PENN STATE VIOLATED NCAA BYLAW

So many questions are still being asked, and will continue to be asked, before, during and after Jerry Sandusky faces 40 counts of sexual misconduct in a court of law. Who knew what … and when? While authorities wrestle with those questions in an attempt to define the fullness of illegal activities, another investigation is brewing: What will the allegations do to the historic Penn State football program?