“Lubrano is a 1982 graduate whose corporate biography describes him as a varsity baseball player, as does his application for trustee. For several years, the school’s baseball media guide has been calling him a four-time letter winner from 1979 to 1982. The athletic department’s website entry for the park also until recently called Lubrano a letter winner. The website of the local pro baseball team, the Spikes, which plays at the same park, still does.
But Lubrano has acknowledged that he neither lettered nor played in an official game, but was on the equivalent of the “practice squad.” His name never appeared on the official roster, according to university spokesman Bill Mahon.
Lubrano said earlier this year that he did not know about the media guide and asserted that he never claimed anything untrue. But he also said he felt he had no obligation to correct the record – a stance ridiculed by Deadspin.com, a national sports website, which has also taken a shot at his video.
“Phony Penn State Baseball Star and Potential Trustee Made an Absurd Campaign Video,” said a recent headline on the site.”