STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's president says the school has been strengthened by improvements to compliance and governance in the year since former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child sex abuse charges.
Rodney Erickson says the past year has been difficult, but that Penn State is a better university. He says the school remains a diverse institution focused on academics, research and service.
Erickson spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, part of a series of interviews with media outlets held a year to the day that Sandusky's arrest ignited the sweeping scandal that led to the ouster of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.
A criminal investigation continues. Erickson said he was optimistic about related inquiries by the Department of Education and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Texas A&M Season Win Total Prediction As recently as a couple of years ago, Texas A&M fans would’ve laughed at the notion of a make-or-break season for Kevin Sumlin. Three straight disappointments,...
Thumbnail Washington Win Total Prediction After losing six times in each of Chris Petersen's first two seasons, are the Washington Huskies a good bet to win more than 9 games in 2016?
Thumbnail Mississippi State Season Win Total Prediction When a player like Dak Prescott comes along, college football devotees simply have to lap up every breathtaking snap. The Mississippi State faithful...
Thumbnail Arkansas Season Win Total Prediction Few teams in college football ended the 2015 season with more momentum than the Arkansas Razorbacks. Now that the word is out, though,...
Thumbnail Iowa Win Total Prediction Following a Big Ten West Division Championship in 2015, can the Iowa Hawkeyes put together another big year in 2016?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages

Advertisement