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June 22: Jerry Sandusky found guilty

Following a three-year investigation that yielded a sexual scandal that rocked the very foundations of Penn State University, collegiate athletics and the entire country, Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach of the Nittany Lions, was convicted on 45 of 48 possible counts of child sex abuse. After formal charges were brought in early-November 2011, the jury took just one day to decide the 68 year old's fate once closing arguments of the 14-day trial wrapped up on June 21. With appeals pending, Sandusky currently awaits sentencing and faces a maximum of 442 years in prison. Penn State now prepares for a litany of civil lawsuits in an effort to speedily close this devastating chapter in its 157-year history.

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