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    PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 10 schols/year

    Correction: 4 year bowl ban

    Penn State hit with $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, wins dating to 1998 - ESPN

    The NCAA has hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating to 1998, the organization announced Monday morning in a news release.

    "These funds must be paid into an endowment for external programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims and may not be used to fund such programs at the university," the statement said.

    The career record of former head football coach Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records," the statement continued.

    Penn State must also reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period, the release said.


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    Penn State's endowment is $1.8 billion dollars. While $60 million is pocket change for them, I think it sends a message. What I found interesting though is the stipulation that these funds must go to external programs for preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims. I look at Sandusky and the 2nd Mile organization he was involved with and there is a sick irony that other organizations out there exist with this type of behavior and now Penn St will be paying out $60 million to potentially further that.

    Scholarships + 4 year bowl ban basically cripples any efforts at recruiting Penn State makes.

    I think the biggest thing is vacating all records from 1998 forward. That kills Joe Pa's legacy, it kills the one thing that these sick bastards were trying to protect all these years. All the winning and championships they were protecting, they're gone now. So I think that is good.

    Still can't help but feel like it's not enough though.
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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    you title is wrong. 15 schollies rather than 25
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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by H8IAST8 View Post
    you title is wrong. 15 schollies rather than 25
    I said 20, espn indicated 10 initial schollies and 20 per year for the next four years.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    I just want to go on record saying that I was way wrong on what I thought the NCAA could/would do. This punishment is harsh but fair.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by H8IAST8 View Post
    you title is wrong. 15 schollies rather than 25
    And it is a 4 year ban, not 5. Also, remember, it is bowls and "other postseason play." No Big Ten CG either.

    Edit: I see the OP's correction now.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I just want to go on record saying that I was way wrong on what I thought the NCAA could/would do. This punishment is harsh but fair.
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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by burky247 View Post
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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    as long as the money goes to child abuse charities i am fine with this. i wasnt big on punishing the players but i believe the steps they have taken will allow the players to get the education and playing done in a way that doesnt punish them but allows them to determine what is right for themselves.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    But they will play this season?

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    I'm not sure about the part with the fine, but a ban from bowls and scholarship reductions.. How is that "unprecedented"? Didn't basically the same thing happen to USC recently?

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by thejumper5 View Post
    And it is a 4 year ban, not 5. Also, remember, it is bowls and "other postseason play." No Big Ten CG either.

    Edit: I see the OP's correction now.
    Yeah they're not going to have to worry about that.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by 94HawkMA View Post
    But they will play this season?
    Yes, and they will figure waays around the scholies limitations. Bowl ban and releasing players may slow them down.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by 94HawkMA View Post
    But they will play this season?
    That would be too harsh on the current staff and players per NCAA President.

    I'm fine with the sanctions. Will be interesting to see what current/incoming players leave and where they go.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    4 year bowl ban. 10 schollies per year for 4 years.

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    Re: PSU Penalty :: $60 million :: 5 year bowl ban :: 20 schols/year

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoHAWKEYE View Post
    Yes, and they will figure waays around the scholies limitations. Bowl ban and releasing players may slow them down.
    Didn't slow USC down much.

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