On Saturday, Penn State announced James Franklin will leave Vanderbilt to coach the Nittany Lions. Franklin replaces Bill O'Brien, who managed to lead the Nittany Lions to two winning seasons amid scandal.
A total of seven men have settled with Penn State over claims of abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The school has spent nearly $50 million on the Sandusky scandal, not including payments to the victims.
The young man known as 'Victim 5' has settled with Penn State for several million dollars, the first of 26 settlements expected among 31 men who have pressed charges over the school's response to their abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Phil Knight, cofounder of Nike, changed his opinion after hearing the Paterno family's rebuttal to the claims that Coach Joe Paterno knowingly allowed Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children to continue.
Penn State University's former president Graham Spanier became the highest ranking official charged in the Sandusky sex abuse scandal on Thursday. Two other formerly high-ranking Penn State officials face similar charges.
The former Penn State coach was sentenced Tuesday for child sexual abuse, but his lawyer says the conviction will be appealed. There is also the unresolved matter of civil lawsuits filed against Jerry Sandusky, his charitable foundation, and Penn State.