The wrong school

November 23, 2011

Penn’s new athletic head has no plans to cancel football

STATE COLLEGE, Pa (Reuters) – Penn State’s new acting athletic director said on Friday there are no plans to cancel the rest of the Nittany Lions’ football season or to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from outside Beaver Stadium.

Your headline: “Penn’s new athletic head has no plans to cancel football” is absolutely incorrect.

Penn is not Penn State. Penn is The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and is not connected in any way to the child abuse scandal at Penn State University. You should print a retraction and an apology. And perhaps educate your headline writers.

A Penn alumnus

We heard about this headline from several unhappy readers: GBU Editor

A board covers a broken window at Jerry Sandusky’s home in State College, Pennsylvania November 19, 2011. The window was broken by unknown people on November 18. Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team, has been arraigned for 40 counts of child sexual abuse. REUTERS/Pat Little

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