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Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

Posted on: November 10, 2011 11:57 am
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

For those that were wondering: there is no chance Saturday's game between Penn State and Nebraska will be postponed, at least not if the signals out of both State College and Lincoln are any indication.

Not only is new Nittany Lion interim head coach Tom Bradley's first press conference being conducted without question as to a possible cancellation, but a statement Wednesday from Nebraska chancellor Harvy Perlman indicates that no one at Penn State's Saturday opponent is preparing for a postponement, either.

"I hope all fans will be respectful of the contest between these student-athletes, even as we share in the outrage of what is alleged," Perlman said, adding that the Huskers' participation "in no way condones" the actions of the accused officials at Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky case.

"In the end the game is about the student-athletes from both institutions who have worked hard to be in a position to play football on Saturday," Perlman said.

The full text of his statement -- which also offers support for ousted Penn State president Graham Spainer -- reads as follows:
"Graham Spanier is a great personal friend of mine and a longtime supporter of the University of Nebraska who left this institution a better place than when he arrived. Everything I know about Graham makes it difficult for me to believe he would ignore clear allegations of child abuse. I can only wish him the best as he works through these tragic events.

"This has obviously been a very emotional week for the Penn State community. We hope for the best for everyone, particularly the children alleged to have been mistreated or exploited. The allegations of abuse, if true, represent personal failings. Penn State, our Big Ten colleague, is still a great university.

"Looking ahead to Saturday's game, others will pour many issues into this football game. Nebraska's participation in no way condones the conduct that has been alleged or makes a statement about the truth or falsity of the allegations. In the end the game is about the student-athletes from both institutions who have worked hard to be in a position to play football on Saturday. I hope all fans will be respectful of the contest between these student-athletes, even as we share in the outrage of what is alleged and the pain suffered by the victims."
Understandably lost in the off-field furor surrounding the Nittany Lion program this week is that the game will play a pivotal role in deciding the winner of both Big Ten divisions. For more on the game, view the CBSSports.com PSU-Nebraska Pregame page.
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Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:04 am
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

I 100% agree with you.... KEEP IT CLASSY NU FANS! Please dont go out there and embarrass the big red nation. Thanks!
 



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:47 am
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

ESPN started all of their coverage by trying to make Paterno look like the victim. Someone at the network woke up and figured out who the real victims are. Paterno is goingn top be sued early and often in civil court, and he should be. By not doing anything to stop the problem with Sandusky Paterno is just as guilty. This story is far from over.

Paterno, Pope of Happy Valley



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

Any anger by the penn state fans will be limited to chants, shirts, and signs at the game directed at McQueary and the Trustees.  Nebraska fans have nothing to worry about. 

Since when does one overturned car = a riot?  I love that the moron from ESPN couldnt keep his story straight last night (11:30 Central Time).  Reported that he had to leave the area because he got hit in the head with a rock but then, when Lazy Eye and the other anchor asked how he was, he says he was hit in the leg with a small rock.  But today, he was back on the radio saying he got hit in the head. 

ESPN should rename their zealot punditry the ESPN Liars Club.  Idiots...



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

Not sure if the fans will be respectful or not - hardly yhr headline here.

Mainstream sports media sobbing for Paterno but let me tell you this.


The firings ARE NOT THE END TO THIS STORY.


More to come. Sandusky and the Extra Mile Foundation (something like that) rumored to have pimped out young boys to waelthy donors.

Sandusky allowed to retire for a coverup.

Paterno was involved too.

No sympathy here. Penn State allowed this to happen - one wonders if they protected Paterno just so he could become the winningest coach in NCAA history.

I wouldn't doubt it.

Penn State , squeaky clean, errrrr maybe not.

I do agree with the commercial, Penn State - Everywhere

Including some places they sure as heck shouldn't have been.

This is more than just about Penn State footballl too.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

Not a personal knock against Husker fans but I doubt the request for fans to be respectful happens. Not in an age where people are hospitalized with near-death beatings based on who they root for.
Fans of all teams in all sports are out of line and out of control and there will be another example on Saturday. 




Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

Everyone should be respectful now that Spanier is gone.  He's been ethically challenged for decades and will now most likely be legally challenged.  See greerwriting.com and academicsatire.com for details.



Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

JoePA STILL allowed this man to be a visible part of the program even in 2003 one year after he KNEW what has transpired.  I'm not saying Joe deseerves jail time, but the fact he still kept this guy around the program is a fireable offfense and the PSU Board of Trustees were exactly right in doing so.  Also, if Paterno were allowed to stay the game would have been all about Joe and that would be even more of a slap in the face to all those boys you were victimize both before and after Paterno and the rest of the PSU adminstrators knew what was going on.




Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

I read this release and Tom Osborne's official statement.  They both refer to the victims as "alleged"  That is such b.s.  No, the legal process has not fully played out, but we all know by now that the children were brutalized.  They were and still are victims.

I wish that these educated men would stop the continual victimization of these children.  Please lose the legalese.



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

Actually I believe his title was Chancellor while at Nebraska.  As part of the student body during his tenure, he was not well liked by most students.

Sorry about that.  Chancellor - not President..



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Husker chancellor hopes fans "will be respectful"

I would hope that the Penn State fans would be respectful of Nebraska . . . none of this is Nebraska's fault.  But . . . judging from what I saw on TV last night . . . I wouldn't count on it!  What a shame that, to the students who were out last night, football and Paterno are more important than what happened to cause all of this.  I hope none of them ever have a child who is sexually assaulted by a person of authority.  Maybe when they have kids of their own they'll realize how misguided they were to riot in the streets because a coach was fired . . . maybe they'll realize that our children are more valuable, more important, than a football program.  Shame on all of them who were out there causing trouble after the trustees did what needed to be done.  I just have one question . . . when will McQueary be fired??  He was the first one who should have called the police!  He should have stopped what was happening.  He walked away and left that child there with that monster.  He should have called and told the police before he called his father, before he told Paterno.  The only thing he should have done before calling the police was to pull that monster off that child, beat him to a pulp and then gotten the child to safety!  He needs to be fired along with everyone else who failed these boys!


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