Freeh Report Available Online At 9 A.M. ET

June 22, 2012; Bellefonte, PA USA: Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after being found guilty in 45 of 48 counts in his child sex abuse trial. Mandatory Credit: Mara Ticcino-US PRESSWIRE

The long-awaited Freeh Report, the result of an internal investigation into Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky saga, will be released Thursday morning.

Jerry Sandusky is behind bars, and likely to remain there for the rest of his natural life. But the story that has gripped Penn State and the nation since last fall is far from over -- in fact, with the release of the Freeh Report Thursday morning, the story may only be getting started.

The report, the result of an independent group led by former FBI chief Louis Freeh investigating and reviewing the circumstances at Penn State around Sandusky's decade-plus of abuse, has been in the works for months, and has been anticipated by media members and fans alike. One group less happy with the report's release? Joe Paterno's family, which released a statement expressing its displeasure with the endeavor.

A message on the Freeh Report's website kindly asks interested parties to "Please visit this website" at 9 a.m. on Thursday, when the report will be released.

Here's a quick rundown of what the Freeh Report is about, and what to expect from it.

What: The independent report on the "facts and actions" surrounding Penn State in the wake of the revelations of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.

Who: Former FBI director and U.S. District Court judge Louis Freeh led an internal investigation into Penn State's handling of allegations against and ties to Sandusky over a period of more than a decade.

Why: Penn State announced the investigation in November 2011, saying it was "intent on taking all steps necessary to ensure that our institution never again has to ask whether it did the right thing, or whether or not it could have done more."

When: 9 a.m. Eastern, Thursday, July 12.

Where: The Freeh Report will be hosted at

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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