In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 1101
Online now 1186 Record: 7381 (3/13/2012)
Black shoes, basic blues. No names, all game
Buy, sell and swap tickets
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Good luck, David. You'll have my vote.
You, also, bring up the downside of the popularity of PS4RS. They have become the de facto power group. At this stage, they all but control the elections. And "they" refers to those in charge who whittle down the candidates and create their list. Their power and influence over the elections will eventually need to be checked in some way, shape, or form.
Folks, whoever you're inclined to vote for, please help us remove the incumbents Deviney and Suhey.
One week until the alumni trustee election begins!
I hope that everybody is confident that they are good to go as far as receiving a ballot on the 10th. Obviously, if you don't get one, I and others will be posting the info again about how to get an online (or a paper) ballot.
Suhey and Deviney must be defeated, and preferably soundly. Again, if anyone is motivated to support me with friends or relatives, email me at email@example.com and I'll send you two campaign Word docs that you can forward to other alums.
Rumors on TOS that a cop is starting to talk. Told to ignore TSM and focus only on PSU
Could you elaborate a little more? Not sure at all what this means.
I know as much as you. Rumor has been making its rounds on the other boards. Also a mod from TOS is saying big news is coming real soon....
how much longer does anything think it will be before we hear from the PA vs NCAA judge on whether there is standing or not?
Just to be clear, TOS is BWI, correct? Why can't we just say FOS or BWI?
Color me surprised.
'Bout damn time someone calls this crap out. NO reason why TSM should be left "free" with all of this crap. They're probably burning all of their files/paperwork, etc. the past year or so to bide them time until people started talking like this.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
You don't need to copy and paste, but please point in the right direction as I'm having a difficult time finding what you're referring to. Thanks
Big news is always around the corner, but never seems to come. Maybe one day it will with the FEDS or Kane.
"One man didn't build this program and one man sure as hell cannot tear it down."
well, their are a couple investigations into the investigation/GJ currently taking place. One tactic for people that see the writing on the wall is to preemptively point the finger elsewhere. I'm not saying this true, but I wouldn't be shocked if people start talking as these investigations progress.
Today Franco Harris released a "letter to alumni" talking about his concerns
that the BOT might be willing to throw duly elected alumni trustees--a.k.a.
Anthony Lubrano--off the board to shut them up. To shut the alumni up. I
needed to respond with this:
Folks, some people haven't been paying attention to what I've been
saying over the past couple of months. A major "plank" of my candidacy
platform is the creation of an alumni trustee caucus on the BOT. It's
really pretty simple. After the election, the three trustees elected
last year and the ones elected over the next month begin to work
together so that at last that group can present a solid front on the
BOT. If things need to be said publicly, then there shouldn't be just
one trustee saying them--or at least he'll say them with others backing
him up, and agreeing with what's being said. Right now, Anthony Lubrano
is on an island. The other two guys seem willing to silently or covertly
back him, but that leaves Lubrano with a target on his back. HE's the
voice, HE's the firebrand, HE's the troublemaker. That simply can't
continue--and Anthony knows it. We've discussed the need for combined
and joint action, and he knows that he needs to survive on the BOT until he gets
reinforcements--and hopefully vocal ones--on the board. IF the Gray Men
on the BOT are faced with a group of dissidents or reformists or just
speakers of truth to power--there is nothing they can do. Kick multiple
alumni trustees off the board? I don't think so.
THIS is one of the reasons why I'm such a passionate advocate for my candidacy.
I'm not afraid to go public to defend Penn State, and I've already proven that.
Here's a very short video featuring dark horse candidate David Mullaly (#28). My beard is now a little shorter--that's about the only change. I expect a longer and more polished video within the next ten days.
David Mullaly for Penn State Board of Trustees!
I saw it under their forums. It is restricted tho (members only) so I couldn't view it.
I still think the case makes it to the discovery phase. The NCAA makes too many factual errors and contradicts itself.
The NCAA argues that the governor has no standing in the suit, and wants a hearing to try to persuade a federal judge to toss the suit.
"PSU attorneys also argued that there was no factual claim to allegations that Penn State conspired to cover up Sandusky's abuse."
Well how about that.
Case centers on the 1998 university shower-room incident that was investigated, but closed without criminal charges at the time.
they should have. the investigation in 1998 was turned over to the authorities.
Okay, can someone explain this?
Oh I agree. Just haven't been hearing this from our BOT.... ever.
Yesterday when I read this article after I stopped laughing severe anger set in. I just wanted to throw my laptop out my office window and punch Ken Frazier in the face.
Now I'm just plain amazed, frustrated, sickened, saddened, pissed - throw in any other adjective here.
You can't make this up.
Pa. Auditor General critical of the BOT:
Centre Daily Times
11:02 a.m. EDT, April 28, 2013
— State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said he supports recommendations for Penn State governance put forth last fall by his predecessor.
In November, then-Auditor General Jack Wagner issued a special report urging reforms at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
•Reducing the number of voting members on the board from 32 to 21.
Establishing a voting quorum of a majority of members, rather than 13 as it is now.
Removing the university president from the board as a voting member.
Making the governor an ex officio nonvoting member.
"The vast majority of his recommendations I support 100 percent," DePasquale said in a meeting with the Centre Daily Times editorial board.
"The president is an employee of the university, while the board is the top management entity of the university," DePasquale added. "To have the president on the board makes no sense."
Wagner recommended bringing all state-related universities (Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln) fully under the state's right-to-know law. They currently are exempt from much of the scrutiny state-owned universities such as Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University may face.
"I believe firmly that they need to be under the state's right-to-know law," DePasquale said.
The auditor general said he would push the university and the legislature to embrace and enact reforms for Penn State.
He said the trustees are expected to put forward some reform recommendations at their meetings Friday.
DePasquale would like to see them tackle the full slate of options right away.
"I get the idea that some people say you should go slow," he said. "That sounds good. But sometimes, the first bite happens and then it's harder to get back to it the farther you get away from it. Do as much change as possible as early as possible. That's how you should do it."
DePasquale was critical of all parties involved in the NCAA sanctions against Penn State.
He said agrees with the $60 million fine, which is to support child-abuse prevention efforts, but disagrees with the loss of scholarships for Penn State football because there was no recruiting violation.
"That's just hurting kids in the future," he said.
He said he opposes the NCAA's decision to base sanctions on the Freeh report rather than doing its own investigation into Penn State.
He also opposes Penn State's acceptance of the NCAA sanctions without openly challenging their severity. University President Rodney Erickson has said he signed the consent decree because to not do so would have meant harsher penalties, including the so-called "death penalty" for football.
"You have a bunch of adults who are yet to do anything right in this situation," DePasquale said.
Copyright © 2013, The Morning CallMembers get more: Join now for All Digital Access to The M
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports