In the Main Press Center, where thousands of journalists are gathered to cover the games, the call went out: Let the drinking begin! It was all part of a welcome party for the thousands of journalists covering the Summer Olympics.
The decision to forfeit the football team's victories since 1998 represents "a huge blow" all on its own, said author Ted Kluck. But that was only one of several harsh penalties leveled against the Nittany Lions.
The U.S. Olympic basketball team narrowly beat Argentina in a warmup game late Sunday, 86-80. The game was played in Barcelona, inspiring the U.S. players to wear throwback "Dream Team" jerseys. Tuesday, the squad faces a stiffer test: an exhibition game against world No. 2 Spain.
It didn't seem like U.S. sprinter Lauryn Williams' father, would get to attend the Olympics to see her compete in 2004. But residents of her hometown in Rochester, Pennsylvania raised money to make it happen, and he saw her win a silver medal. Tell us: Who's your hometown Olympian?
Pointing to an "unprecedented failure" at the top levels of Penn State leadership, the NCAA announced wide-ranging sanctions against the football program. NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca talks about public reaction and what it could mean for the future of Penn State football.
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