After an intensely difficult and traumatic week, Penn State will get down to what it used to be known for: football. After major shakeups in the coaching staff, the Nittany Lions will take on the University of Nebraksa Cornhuskers in a home match at noon.
The game’s significance may be diminished by the arrest of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for allegations of sexual abuse against children, and the firing of coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier. Assistant coach, and witness to Sandusky’s alleged abuse, Mike McQueary has been placed on adminstrative leave following several threats. But the matchup is still very important to players and fans. If anyone needed a chance to come together over something positive, it’s Penn State.
CBS 3 reports that the Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse is hosting a candlelight vigil, in support of victims and open to everyone, from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the university’s Main Gate, located at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street.