Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against the retired assistant football coach but acquitted him of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count. Spanier, 68, showed no emotion when the verdict was read after 13 hours of deliberations. He could get up to five years in prison. His lawyer said he will appeal. The trial centered on how Spanier
While the Elite 8 is going on and the Cavaliers are trying to forget the mass exodus of basketball players, the football program got some great news in the form of their 2nd commitment in the Class of 2018. Wyatt Rector, a dual-threat quarterback out of Leesburg, FL pulled the trigger and gave his notice to Coach Mendenhall and let the public know on twitter. Rector is a 3 star according to 247, with offers from Eastern Kentucky, USF, and Southern Miss, but was drawing interest from the likes of South Carolina, Wake Forest, and just visited North Carolina on Saturday and Virginia Tech two weeks ago.
Despite playing five quarterbacks last season and having the starter of the last five games returning, Rutgers is entering its spring practice not settled on a No. 1 for this year. While coach Chris Ash acknowledged Giovanni Rescigno as the incumbent, he said the spot would need to be earned. With Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig transferring, the five-man competition is down to three with redshirt junior Rescigno competing against redshirt senior Zach Allen and sophomore Tylin Oden.