In his twilight years, everyone believed Joe Paterno would be immortalized as the winningest coach in Division I football history. Nobody imagined he would die humbled and exiled from the school he loved
With ticket sales down and other teams feeling snubbed, it might be time to reevaluate the Bowl Championship Series
In major college athletics, coaching staffs regularly get purged when a team does something relatively harmless, like finish a few games below .500. So it was only natural that a school like Penn State, plagued by one of the …
From the NBA to the NHL to the future of Andrew Luck, here are TIME’s top predictions for the year in sports. Just don’t take them to the bank
The NCAA forced the University of North Dakota to change its Native American nickname, even though a local tribe gave the school its blessing to use it, and a name change will cost the public school significant money
By giving coaches an honorific, we elevate their status. If we stopped, maybe college sports wouldn’t be so out of control
In this week’s issue of TIME, we explore the insular nature of college campuses — and how “Happy Valley” stays happy amid scandal.
The child molestation case against longtime Syracuse University assistant coach Bernie Fine recently took a shocking turn.
Outraged sports buffs across the U.S. are calling on the NCAA to exterminate Penn State football. Their emotions are sound, their argument is not
By some measures, Penn State’s home football game Saturday against the University of Nebraska was your typical Big Ten tilt. Beer chugging at the tailgates started bright and early. A group of diminutive Penn State students …
In spite of the sordid events roiling Penn State University, it almost felt like a familiar fall Friday afternoon on the State College campus. Penn State students, alums, and locals snapped up Nittany Lion gear at the campus …
Viewpoint: Removing Penn State’s wide receivers coach from the game on Saturday was the sensible move.
Viewpoint: The student reaction to Paterno’s dismissal did Penn State no favors