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Emmert to announce sanctions tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
Overreach? Seems a bit odd to lay the sanctions at the feet of NCAA president. Thought we were a nation of laws and due process.
Athletic association will announce sanctions against both football team and university, following independent report on sex abuse scandal
Jay Bilas @JayBilas
Will NCAA self-impose sanctions on itself for lack of control in naming Graham Spanier to chair Emmert's Group on Athlete Welfare? Hmmm.
Sounds like Penn State football is toast.
"A source who also called the penalties unprecedented and harsh told ESPN's Joe Schad they will likely include a loss of bowl appearances and/or scholarships. It is expected the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and/or the NCAA Executive Committee has granted Emmert the authority to punish through non-traditional methods, the source said. To any degree, the NCAA is taking unprecedented measures with the decision to penalize Penn State without the traditional due process of a Committee on Infractions hearing.
The NCAA has a system in place in which it conducts its own investigations, issues a notice of allegations and then allows the university 90 days to respond before a hearing is scheduled.
Following the hearing, the Infractions Committee then usually takes a minimum of six weeks but it can last into upwards of a year to issue its findings.
But in the case of Penn State, the NCAA appears to be using the Freeh report -- commissioned by the school's board of trustees -- instead of its own investigation, before handing down sanctions."
The NCAA will announce corrective and punitive measures for Penn State on Monday morning, it said in a statement, with CBS News reporting the penalties to be unprecedented, affecting the football program and the school.
From poster at SBN's PSU blog Black Shoes Diary:
" This is where I share a 3-day old rumor...
I heard from a groomsman in my wedding. His brother works for the NCAA as a PR guy. Anyway, I got a text from him on Thursday about what my friend had been told by his brother (I know, I know…my sourcing isn’t so credible, right?). Anyway, I snidely dismissed it right away as ridiculous and said there was no way. My friend just sort of said don’t shoot the messenger. Now, with this “unprecedented” talk, I’m nervous for the first time.
The punishment according to his brother: two year suspension of program with all players being granted full release with immediate eligibility (which seemed most strange to me since, you know, practice starts in like 2 weeks). Anyway, I’ve never been “that guy” but figured I’d share this…even though I still not necessarily believe it."
So does this mean the end of PSU in the Big 10? If so, can you imagine Mizzu taking their spot? For some reason that would give me great pleasure. SEC, SEC, rrrr Big 10
This post was edited by Codaxx 21 months ago
Makes you wonder if the rumors of them getting booted out of the Big 10 are true.
Very interesting................Bob Costas said last week on Meet the Press this would happen. I just wonder how long this will effect PSU ability to compete in any sport for the next decade?
"Leadership is wisdom, courage and great carelessness of self"
As long as they let the players go without having to sit out..I'd be ok with harsh unprecedented penalties..
This is where I come out. Would be very tough for them going forward to secure commitments of top HS talent. The taint would be unavoidable.
If the NCAA decides to punish Penn State, it has to be the death penalty. Otherwise, the NCAA is saying that the Pay for Play at SMU was a worse offense than the coverup and facilitation of child rape at Penn State. I'm still undecided if this should really be NCAA territory, but if they get involved, they have to use the death penalty. Anything less would a horrible statement about how severe an act child rape is.
Matt Hinton @MattRHinton
But regardless of process, or whether Penn St was involved in/agreed to sanctions, NCAA is still inventing unprecedented powers on the fly.
Paterno family statement on removal of Joe Paterno statue.
"Tearing down the statue of Joe Paterno does not serve the victims of Jerry Sandusky's horrible crimes or help heal the Penn State community.
We believe the only way to help the victims is to uncover the full truth.
The Freeh report, though it has been accepted by the media as the definitive conclusion on the Sandusky scandal, is the equivalent of an indictment - a charging document written by a prosecutor -- and an incomplete and unofficial one at that.
To those who truly want to know the truth about Sandusky, it should matter that Joe Paterno has never had a hearing; that his legal counsel has never been able to interview key witnesses, all of whom are represented by lawyers and therefore unavailable; that there has never been an opportunity to review critical evidence which has not been made public; that selective evidence and the opinion of Mr. Freeh is treated as the equivalent of a fair trial.
Despite this obviously flawed and one-sided presentation, the university believes it must acquiesce and accept that Joe Paterno has been given a fair and complete hearing.
We think the better course would have been for the university to take a strong stand in support of due process so that the complete truth can be uncovered.
It is not the university's responsibility to defend or protect Joe Paterno.
But they at least should have acknowledged that important legal cases are still pending and that the record on Joe Paterno, the board and other key players is far from complete."
Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2012/07/22/3268944/paterno-family-responds-to-statue.html#storylink=cpy
Wacth the Paterno statue fall here.
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
Emergency team mtg today @ noon...per multiple posts on PSU 24/7
we could use the PSU kicker at Tx if they grant a full release.
This one seems to fit in this situation.
This post was edited by maninblack1 21 months ago
I hope they'd take Iowa State. No offense, and I've always enjoyed the Cyclones, but they are obviously a better geographic fit in the Big Ten. In addition, that would give the Big XII room for 3-5 teams from the ACC if we ever expand back to 12 or even 14. FSU, GT, and Clemson would all have room,
Obviously, this is completely unrealistic as ISU doesn't bring any economic juice to the Big Ten (and it's far from certain that PSU will get kicked out of the Big Ten anyway).
Looks like PSU engineering students made a bad bet...this from a poster at BSD. Better to learn the lesson of life's risks early on.
I can tell you this;
My company (a very large engineering firm) canceled all recruiting visits to PSU since the Sandusky mess. PSU is one of our pipeline schools for college hires, along with MD and VT. I don’t think they are deliberately not hiring PSU grads, but they certainly aren’t going out of their way to get more of them like they used to.
If PSU gets the death penalty...per Forbes, PSU football made $100M in revenue & $53M in profit for 2011
Don't be suprised if a couple of the PSU players end up in Waco
Quick name the last university who's football program systematically covered up the rape of children for years?
Seems like an unprecedented situation period.
Good news- We can finally beat PSU in volleyball for a NC! Hell Yeah!
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