School spirit at Penn State was dealt another blow Saturday when it lost its last home game of the football season to Nebraska. The loss comes just days after the firing of the university's iconic head coach Joe Paterno and the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on 40 counts of abusing young boys. NPR's Jeff Brady reports on the game's aftermath.
Today marks the first day that Penn State's football team played a game without legendary head coach Joe Paterno since 1950. The long-time coach was fired earlier this week as a result of a university scandal involving Paterno's former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky who has been charged with 40 counts of sex crimes against young boys. NPR's Jeff Brady reports from Penn State on student and fan reaction after a bitter loss to 19th ranked Nebraska.
Against the backdrop of a child sexual abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach, the school's football team played Nebraska, losing 17-14. Students and fans showed their support for victims of abuse.
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On Saturday's docket in sports: the Penn State scandal, college basketball and the kidnapping and rescue of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.
After a week of child sex abuse charges that resulted in the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno, Penn State University plays its final home game of the season on Saturday. Students are holding a vigil and fundraising events ahead of the game against Nebraska. NPR's Jeff Brady has the latest in the wake of the scandal.
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