Eight days in November
The Penn State University community was shaken after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on multiple charges of sexual abuse of young boys on Nov. 5, 2011. The scandal prompted the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno and the resignation of university president Graham Spanier. Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz were charged with perjury.
These photographs document the emotional and chaotic eight days that followed Sandusky's arrest.
About the Contributors
Graduated Dec. 2011 / Visual Journalism and Integrative Arts/Photography
Andy Colwell is a resident and native of State College/University Park/Happy Valley, at the heart of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State in Dec. 2011 with degrees in visual journalism and integrative arts photography.
Andy freelances for the Associated Press and works as a wedding, portrait and event photographer in the Centre County area. His photos have appeared in dozens of publications around the world.
In addition to photographic pursuits, Andy is an Eagle Scout and played trombone in the Penn State University Marching Blue Band.