De Reus Leads Women in Conflict Panel in Washington, DC – Penn State Altoona

Penn State AltoonaLee Ann De Reus, associate professor of human development and family studies and women’s studies served as moderator and speaker for the Women in Conflict panel held February…

Bill O’Brien settling in as Houston Texans prep for No. 1 overall pick in 2014 … – The Patriot-News

The Patriot-NewsHouston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien answers questions during a news conference at Reliant Stadium on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Houston. O’Brien comes to the Texas, replacing Gary…

John Urschel’s Diary: Road to the NFL Draft – ABC News

ABC NewsEditors: Penn State offensive linemen John Urschel will routinely provide a look at his journey leading up to the May 8 NFL draft in a series of diary entries.…

Mental blocker – ESPN

ESPNWHILE PREPARING FOR the NFL combine on Feb. 22, I worked hundreds of hours on my 40-yard dash, 225-pound bench press, 20-yard shuttle and other drills, hoping that better results…

Around college football: Penn State hires James Franklin – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchJames Franklin stepped out of a small jet and into what he called his “dream job” yesterday in State College, Pa. Franklin, who spent the past three years as…

Vanderbilt has ‘heartache,’ wants to quickly find new coach – The Tennessean

The TennesseanCommodores’ Patton Robinette on James Franklin’s d…: Vanderbilt Quarterback Patton Robinette talks to the media after a team meeting with head coach James Franklin where he announced his decision…

Penn State settles on Vandy’s Franklin – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChroniclePenn State has hired James Franklin as its next head football coach. Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill…

James Franklin calls Penn State ‘my dream job’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin began his introductory news conference at Penn State by talking about Vanderbilt. “I would like to thank Vanderbilt,” Franklin said. “I had an…

Coaching job evaluation: Vanderbilt – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhat former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin achieved in three years with the Commodores wasn’t impossible, but merely implausible. It wasn’t impossible to envision Vanderbilt someday finding its identity in…

Report: Penn State offers head coaching job to James Franklin – Philly.com

Philly.comPenn State has made an offer to current Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin to become the next head coach of its football program, according to a report from The Times-Tribune…

Coaching job evaluation: Penn State – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAmong other things, Bill O’Brien leaves Penn State having proved that this program, one racked by scandal, should not wither and fade under the strict limitations of NCAA sanctions.…

O’Brien Leaves Penn State for NFL’s Texans – ABC News

ABC NewsPenn State is ready to move on without Bill O’Brien and expects to hire a successor within days, not weeks. O’Brien left the Nittany Lions less than two years…

O’Brien rips ‘Paterno people’ before bolting PSU – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsYou never want to be the guy after the guy, especially when the first guy’s friends are still around. Former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien blasted the…

Bill O’Brien blasted ‘Paterno people’ before leaving Penn State – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMaybe Bill O’Brien leaving Penn State for the Houston Texans wasn’t such a jerk move after all. In an article published by Pennsylvania’s Patriot News, columnist David Jones described…

Lincoln’s Holley could decide against PSU after O’Brien leaves for Texans – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsA new year means a new recruiting situation for Thomas Holley. Though the 6-4, 285-pound Lincoln lineman verbally committed to Penn State just two weeks ago, there…

Reports: Larry Johnson named Penn State interim coach – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPenn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson will serve as interim coach as the school looks for a replacement for Bill O’Brien, according to a report in the Centre…

Bill O’Brien could be 2014’s NFL Coach of the Year – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLike Kansas City’s Andy Reid in 2013 and the combination of Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians the year prior, the pieces are certainly in place for O’Brien to become…

Penn State’s O’Brien and Texans still talking – Philly.com

Philly.comDespite reports that Houston Texans chairman Bob McNair wanted to conclude negotiations with Penn State’s Bill O’Brien on Tuesday and name him as coach, talks appeared to be ongoing with…

Texans reach agreement with Bill O’Brien – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Houston Texans and Bill O’Brien have reached an agreement lthat will make O’Brien the third coach in franchise history, according to a person familiar with the deal. The…

Ken Whisenhunt, Bill O’Brien likely to land head coaching jobs in 2014 – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comFor more news and notes from Jason La Canfora, tune into The NFL Today Sunday at noon ET on CBS. Chargers offense coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will be given strong consideration…

Penn State’s Bill O’Brien, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater Headed for Houston? – NFL Mocks

NFL MocksIn the pre-season, no amount of convincing would have led me to believe that the Houston Texans would get the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft,…

Will Lovie Smith Be NFL “Rooney Rule” Black Token Interview For 2014?

Lovie Smith was head coach of the Chicago Bears for eight years, posted an 81-62 record, won four championships, went to the NFC Championship Game twice, and the Super Bowl.…

Bill O’Brien Not Leaving Penn State For Houston Texans Says Thomas Holley

Will Lovie Smith Be NFL “Rooney Rule” Black Token Interview For 2014? Bill O’Brien is not going to take the Houston Texans head coaching job, according to Brooklyn, New York,…

Texans reportedly eye Penn St. coach – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.comPenn State coach Bill O’Brien is the “overwhelming favorite” to take over the Texans, espn.com reported Saturday. Houston owner Bob McNair said only the team hadn’t made a decision: “We…

Texans considering Penn State’s O’Brien – Youngstown Vindicator

Youngstown VindicatorThe Houston Chronicle is reporting the Texans have interviewed Penn State’s Bill O’Brien about their vacant head coaching job and that there are more interviews still to be done…

NFL: Houston Texans working hard to hire Penn State’s Bill O’Brien – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsPenn State coach Bill O’Brien has emerged as the overwhelming favorite to become the next coach of the Houston Texans, and the two sides are working to…

Bill O’Brien, Texans working on deal – ESPN

ESPNBill O’Brien has emerged as the overwhelming favorite to become the next coach of the Houston Texans, and the two sides are working to get a deal in place within…

Exclusive: Newly Sequenced Plant Genome Solves Darwin’s ‘Abominable … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendThe flower is the only link to the ancient flowers that covered the planet and is helping scientists understand the evolutionary processes that led to the 300,000 species…

Amborella Gene Explains Flower Evolution since 160 Million Years Ago – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsA genome of a flowering plant may pave the way to improving the health and cultivation of major food crops. (Photo : Flickr). A genome of a…

Pat Haden Fires Lane Kiffin: Video And Transcript Of Dan Patrick Show Interview

Pat Haden, USC’s Athletic Director, fired USC Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning after a blow-out loss to Arizona State 62 to 41. While Haden had backed Kiffin…

San Francisco 49ers Beat St. Louis Rams 35-11

San Francisco 49ers beat the St. Louis Rams 35-11, proving that you should not bet against a team that is facing an opponent with one of the NFL’s ten worst…

Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger At Stanford Symposium Feb 8th

This is going to be an interesting event. Steven Donziger, the lead plaintiff’s attorney in the Chevron Ecuador case, will attend the first The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation’s Symposium.…

Stephanie McCaffrey Destroys BC Soccer Career Via Twitter, Sandusky Tweets

Stephanie McCaffrey, whose Twitter bio is “Just off the binky, time to get kinky,” for now, has destroyed her Boston College soccer career after posting insensitive Twitter Tweets about rival…

Alec Baldwin Kicked Off Plane, Rod Blago Gets 14 Yrs, Sandusky Arrested

Wow. OK. Alec Baldwin got kicked off a plane, Rod Blagojevich Gets 14 Yrs for ethics violations, and Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky was arrested, again. And that was the news…

Jerry Sandusky Interview With Bob Costas

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Jerry Sandusky. 15 years ago, the name stood for defensive coaching excellence in football and at Penn State.…