Don’t give in to the scare tactics of the leaders of college sports.
A college football player is dead, and not because of an accident.
Here are responses to the decision by the NCAA to gradually restore football scholarships taken from Penn State in response to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal:
The NCAA is getting out of the jersey-selling business.
The NCAA has found what it calls “improper conduct” committed by former members of its own enforcement program during the Miami investigation, and will not deliver the long-awaited notice of allegations against the Hurricanes until an external review is completed.
There will be meetings in the coming days – serious, sober meetings – in football and basketball offices, at which stern speeches will be delivered by newly-vulnerable emperors.
The NCAA has passed a proposal that will impose tougher sanctions on programs and hold coaches more accountable for rule-breaking.
With eight reported transfers thus far and more likely on the way, the bolts are already starting to pop out from Penn State’s football jalopy.
The understanding of the need for culture change at Penn State lasted all of two weeks, if it ever existed at all beyond worthless words from impotent administrators.
Beaver Stadium will roar this year, and soon. 106,000 Penn State football fans will chant “We are!!” as their white-helmeted heroes charge from the tunnel, united against all their perceived enemies.
The NCAA handed out unprecedented sanctions against Penn State Monday morning. Here are the penalties as outlined by the NCAA in their own words.
The NCAA says that it will decide on whether to take action at the “appropriate time” in connection with its inquiry into Penn State and the child sexual abuse scandal that led to the ouster of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.
NCAA president Mark Emmert has issued a formal letter to Penn State in regards to the child sex abuse allegations surrounding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky .
At its very roots, this scandal happened for the same reasons all other college scandals and ensuing cover-ups have occurred: College presidents, athletic directors and coaches have too much power and think they are invincible.
It is unclear whether or not Penn State has actually violated NCAA rules, but President Mark Emmert released a statement Thursday indicating that the NCAA will look into whether or not any bylaws were violated and act accordingly.
As far as NCAA scandals go, this is as bad as it gets. It’s worse than the worst recruiting violation. It’s worse than free tattoos. It’s worse than top bowl officials skimming money off the top for themselves.
When I hear the name Mark Emmert mentioned, I don’t think Al Capone, John Gotti, or Carlo Gambino. But Illinois congressman Bobby Bush does.
$2,000 in extra spending money for student athletes, huh? I can live with that.
NCAA President Mark Emmert says he supports a proposal to allow conferences to increase grants to student athletes by $2,000, “to more closely approach” the full cost of attending college.
The college football world continues to be filled with controversy. Earlier this week it was Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor, now the Justice Department is taking aim at the BCS.