Penn State turns 2012 on its head

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Penn State turns 2012 on its head

For the second consecutive year, the Nittany Lions’ scandal reigns supreme
Brandon Moseby-Felder and the legendary Penn State football program got turned on its head with a child sex abuse scandal in 2011, but the ramifications of that scandal were felt in 2012. For the second consecutive year, the Nittany Lions’ story was voted the Story of the Year.
To make matters worse for Penn State and its child sex abuse scandal that was broken in 2011, the Nittany Lions’ legendary football coach Joe Paterno died in 2012 at the age of 85 because of lung cancer.
This year ended with a small step to normalcy at State College – joy on the football field. Under new coach Bill O’Brien, the Penn State Nittany Lions won eight of their last 10 games to finish 8-4, capped by an overtime victory at home over Wisconsin.
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Penn State child sex abuse scandal, 1420

Armstrong-titles stripped, 1008

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Penn State turns 2012 on its head

Brandon Moseby-Felder and the legendary Penn State football program got turned on its head with a child sex abuse scandal in 2011, but the ramifications of that scandal were felt in 2012. For the second consecutive year, the Nittany Lions’ story was voted the Story of the Year.
To make matters worse for Penn State and its child sex abuse scandal that was broken in 2011, the Nittany Lions’ legendary football coach Joe Paterno died in 2012 at the age of 85 because of lung cancer.
This year ended with a small step to normalcy at State College – joy on the football field. Under new coach Bill O’Brien, the Penn State Nittany Lions won eight of their last 10 games to finish 8-4, capped by an overtime victory at home over Wisconsin.
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