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Penn State, Part I

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.

2 Responses to “Penn State, Part I”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    And this gem.

    Graham Spanier’s gig as a federal worker is a mystery – In the Loop – The Washington Post
    Graham Spanier might have been ousted from his post at the helm of Penn State over the sex-abuse scandal that engulfed the university, but it seems he’s found a backup employer: the American taxpayer.

  2. Marc says:

    Glad to see the NCAA is still concerned with students. Who cares that taking football revenue will badly impact the smaller sports and academics. The actual guilty parties are in jail, dead, or have been fired. Students who have no connection to Sandusky now pay the price. Makes total sense NCAA

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