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Penn State retires number of former star John Cappelletti

 Penn State made a surprise decision to retire former star running back John Cappelletti’s No. 22 during a halftime ceremony honoring the perfect 1973 team. Cappelletti became Penn State’s only Heisman Trophy winner that season by helping to lead the Nittany Lions to a 12-0 season but failed to win the national title. As the ceremony drew to a close, Penn State announced it will be retiring Cappelletti’s jersey, the first time a jersey in any sport has been retired at Penn State.

 Oklahoma State said Sports Illustrated has informed the school it plans to publish articles about alleged misconduct in the university’s football program dating to 2001. The Oklahoman, citing an unidentified source, reported that the allegations include payments to players from boosters and academic improprieties.

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