If the NCAA was actually doing anything more than responding in an ad hoc manner to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State they would vacate EVERY single sport’s wins back to 1998 and vacate any national championships that the school has won since 1998. Why then? Well, athletic director Tim Curley seems (from the Freeh report) to be as culpable as anyone at the institution for covering up the details of the scandal. And it appears that leaders at Penn State knew about Sandusky since 1998. So why is it that only the football program gets slammed with scholarship reductions and wins and records being vacated? After all, the NCAA cites an ethics violation and lack of institutional control as the reason for the harsh penalty.
Or how about this? Since Graham Spanier was President of the institution during most of this time and who appears to be a major culprit of the cover-up, why not have the school’s accreditation agency vacate all of the university degrees awarded during this time. Why not?
This recent WSJ article seems to resonate with this idea.
By the way, does watching Presidential campaign ads during the Olympics bug anyone else? I am glad I paid for DVR service. I just want to watch the Olympics.