Penn State Seniors True Role Models

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One year ago it would have been unconscionable to use the term “role model” in the same sentence as “Penn State University.” The institution that at one time served as college football’s gold standard for turning high school athletes into men had been shaken to its very core by the vile actions of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Penn State became the black sheep, relegated to history as the university that stood idly by during the most heinous scandal in NCAA history.

The head coach of 46 seasons was fired and passed away three months later. The school was hit with a $60 million sanction, four-year postseason ban and watched as all wins dating back to 1998 were vacated from the record books. Star players transferred out while recruits renounced...

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