Just days before Jerry Sandusky was convicted on multiple counts of child sex abuse, an email was sent to thousands of Penn State alumni with a simple message: "We are ONE TEAM. Join us."

Inside was a link to a website for purchasing tickets to football games.

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After seven wrenching months, Penn State is looking toward the future and trying to change the subject.

The Nittany Lions open their season on Sept. 1 at Beaver Stadium against Ohio University. For legions of PSU fans, it can't come fast enough.

Former Penn State quarterback Todd Blackledge says it will take time for people to think about Penn State without thinking about the Sandusky scandal.

How much time will be in large part determined by new coach Bill O'Brien and his team.