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Brad Caldwell, Sam Ficken

Brad Caldwell, Sam Ficken

Penn State equipment manager Brad "Spider" Caldwell, left, congratulates Penn State kicker Sam Ficken, after the Valparaiso High School grad's career--long 54-yard field goal in the fourth quarter Saturday. It was the longest field goal by a Nittany Lion kicker at Beaver Stadium, tied for fo…

September 22, 2013 4:42 pm

Two tales of one athletic trainer

For athletic trainer Tim Bream, it is most certainly the best of times and the worst of times.

May 27, 2013 5:30 pm
Region Collegians: Ficken puts a lickin’ on Wisconsin

Region Collegians: Ficken puts a lickin’ on Wisconsin

Sam Ficken has seen the highs and lows of college football.

November 25, 2012 5:33 pm
Indiana falls to Penn St to dash bowl hopes

Indiana falls to Penn St to dash bowl hopes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | Indiana will have to settle for milestones other than a bowl game to show the team's improvement this season.

November 17, 2012 6:00 pm
Valpo’s Ficken shakes off naysayers, rough start to season at Penn State

Valpo’s Ficken shakes off naysayers, rough start to season at Penn State

Sam Ficken stayed in his apartment trying to forget, but in this day and age, you can’t hide from the media, especially the social media.

September 21, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Why didn't sportswriters cover Sandusky story sooner?

There might be aftershocks, but the punishments have been meted out to those involved in the Penn State affair. However, there is one professional group that has escaped unscathed -- sportswriters.

August 16, 2012 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

July 28, 2012 12:00 am
Penn State sanctions shaking Big Ten

Penn State sanctions shaking Big Ten

CHICAGO | Tim Beckman stepped to the podium, looked into the camera and declared that he did not step foot on Penn State's campus this week.

July 26, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State's punishment keeps memories fresh

GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State's punishment keeps memories fresh

The punishment is never enough. Punishment doesn’t cure the victim’s wounds or correct the deviant offender. It sends the problems away — the offender is locked away for years in prison, and the victims go back to living in the dark places of their world. Their moment of retribution and just…

July 26, 2012 12:00 am
Drew provides unique perspective on Penn State

Drew provides unique perspective on Penn State

Scott Drew watched with the rest of the country as the NCAA handed down unprecedented sanctions against the Penn State football program on Monday morning.

July 24, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Valpo grad Ficken to remain with Penn State football team

Valpo grad Ficken to remain with Penn State football team

Penn State University place kicker Sam Ficken, a Valparaiso High School graduate, will remain a member of the severely penalized Nittany Lions football program, a family member confirmed.

July 23, 2012 4:21 pm

JoePa's popularity twisted Penn State's chain of command

The new president of Penn State is doing the damage control tour. He is having meetings with Penn State alumni. At one such meeting in Pittsburgh, he said, "This is not a Penn State scandal; it is a Jerry Sandusky scandal."

January 28, 2012 12:00 am
At PSU, tension over ouster, then grief for JoePa

At PSU, tension over ouster, then grief for JoePa

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | Anguished by an unthinkable scandal that shook a university and tarnished the proud football program, many in the Penn State community rallied around a common cause.

January 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Upsets plentiful in balanced Big Ten

Indiana gets it now.

January 23, 2012 10:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: How should a man be honored in death?

Throughout college football's litany of scandals, Joe Paterno has been credited with holding Penn State to a higher standard, one of "Success with Honor."

January 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Emmert considers advisory role on abuse guidelines

INDIANAPOLIS | Mark Emmert is willing to help colleges and universities do a better job protecting minors on campus.

December 05, 2011 10:00 pm
Maryland surprises Irish in D.C. tournament

Maryland surprises Irish in D.C. tournament

MARYLAND 78, NOTRE DAME 71

December 04, 2011 10:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State case is reminder of need to report abuse

GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State case is reminder of need to report abuse

Recent events at Penn State have caused attention to be focused on the responsibility of reporting suspicions of abuse and neglect. It is a crime in Indiana to fail to report abuse or neglect. While there seems to be some confusion about the responsibility to report in Pennsylvania, Indiana'…

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

Scandal leaves uncertainty for Paterno clan

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | The crowd that gathered in front of Joe Paterno's home parted ways to allow a path for his son, Jay, to enter the modest ranch house.

November 13, 2011 7:00 pm
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