Topic: graham spanier
The removal of Graham Spanier as Penn State president and Joe Paterno as football coach
The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees has been asked by members of the Penn State community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, to state clearly its reasons for the difficult decisions that were made unanimously on the evening of Nov. 9, 2011 -- to remove Graham Spanier as president of the University and Joe Paterno as head football coach for the remaining three games of the 2011 season. Our decisions were guided by our obligation as Trustees, always, to put the interests of the University first.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State received a subpoena on Feb. 2 from the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania requesting certain information from 1998 to the present about Penn State, Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, Jerry Sandusky and the Second Mile organization, as well as any records of any payments by Board of Trustees members to the University or to third parties on the University's behalf.