In front of a capacity crowd of 96,070 in Beaver Stadium and an ESPN audience, Penn State finished a disappointing season with a satisfying 42-23 win over Conference rival Michigan State. The Lions took control early, scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter. Rashard Casey led the Lions to 462 yards against the Big Ten’s #1 rated defense. Casey passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more.

The NCAA says this game never happened. What do you remember about it?

As a courtesy we are sharing this reminder that Franco Harris will be hosting a new edition of Upon Further Review in King of Prussia, PA on Thursday October 30. This free event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. Everyone is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served.

If you can’t attend, the event will once again be streamed via livestream. Click here now to view a special message from Franco and again Thursday night to watch the presentation.

Unlike past events, this one promises to be light on lectures and heavy on audience Q & A.

Guest speakers include Ryan Bagwell, Anthony Lubrano, Rob Tribeck, John Bacon and Ceil and Brian Masella.

PS4RS MEDIA STATEMENT: “Today, seventeen trustees were willing to stand up and support the incomplete, unsubstantiated and flawed conclusions of the Freeh Report, and by proxy, the way the report was used to unfairly malign, demean and punish students, faculty, alumni and supporters of Penn State. We wouldn’t want to be them when this Report makes it to the inside of a courtroom.”

How the trustees voted:

Trustee name Membership status Vote on motion to review Freeh Report
Carolyn Dumaresq Ex-Officio Not present
Ellen Ferretti Ex-Officio Not present
George Greig Ex-Officio Not present
Cliff Benson, Jr. Appointed by Gov Corbett Nay
Kathleen Casey Appointed by Gov Corbett Nay
Allison Goldstein Appointed by Gov Corbett Nay
Todd  Rucci Appointed by Gov Corbett Nay
Mark Dambly Appointed by Gov Corbett Nay
Paul Silvis Appointed by Gov Corbett Nay
Ted Brown Alumni elected Aye
Barb Doran Alumni elected Aye
Bob Jubelirer Alumni elected Aye
Al Lord Alumni elected Aye
Anthony Lubrano Alumni elected Aye
Ryan McCombie Alumni elected Aye
Bill Oldsey Alumni elected Aye
Alice Pope Alumni elected Aye
Adam Taliaferro Alumni elected Aye
Donald Cottner Agricultural Nay
Keith Eckel Agricultural Nay
Abe Harpster Agricultural Nay
Betsey Huber Agricultural Nay
Keith Masser Agricultural Nay
Carl Shaffer Agricultural Nay
Richard Dandrea Business & Industry Nay
Ken Frazier Business & Industry Nay
Daniel Mead Business & Industry Nay
Karen Peetz Business & Industry Not present
Walter Rakowich Business & Industry Nay
Ed Hintz Business & Industry Nay

Vacated Victory #23: Oct. 28, 2000
27-24 over Indiana

Rashard Casey out-dueled Indiana’s Antwaan Randle El in a wild game broadcast on ESPN2 and played before 43,122 fans at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. After see-sawing back and forth, Casey drove Penn State 52 yards in the final two minutes to set up Ryan Primanti’s 39-yard field goal for a thrilling 27-24 win.

The NCAA says this game never happened. Were you there?

39-25 over Illinois
Joe Paterno passed coaching legend Pop Warner with his 320th Division 1-A victory as Penn State defeated Illinois 39-25 in front of a Beaver Stadium homecoming crowd of 96,475 on a beautiful, sunny, autumn afternoon in Happy Valley. Broadcast on ESPN2, Rashard Casey sealed the win with a 39-yard scramble for a touchdown with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

The NCAA says this game never happened. Were you there? Tell us about it.

22-20 over Purdue
One week after freshman cornerback Adam Taliaferro suffered a career-ending spinal injury at Ohio State, the emotional Nittany Lions rallied to beat #19 Purdue 22-20 in front of 96,023 in Beaver Stadium and an ABC television audience. In locker room interviews after the game, several players said they vowed to win this one for Adam.
The NCAA said this game never happened. Were you there? Tell us about it.


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