With Wade Goodwyn in for Tom Ashbrook.
Penn State’s fate, after the scandal. Did the NCAA get it right?
Yesterday the NCAA slapped Penn State with the most severe sanctions since SMU was given the death penalty in 1986. No bowl games for 4 years, 10 less football scholarships each of those 4 years. They’ll still play football in Happy Valley, but it won’t be or look anything like the past.
Not surprisingly, Penn State fans are crying foul, saying due process was by-passed by the NCAA and even some other institutions are hoping this was a one-time process.
This hour, On Point: What do you think, Penn State penalties, fair or foul?
Ellen Staurowsky, professor of sports management at Drexel University and author of College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA’s Amateur Myth.
Jason Lanter, outgoing president of the Drake Group, a national organization pushing for the reform of college athletics.
Dan Beebe, NCAA commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference from 1989–2003 and Big 12 Conference from 2007-2011.
Kevin Blackistone, sports journalist and a frequent panelist for ESPN’s Around the Horn.
From The Reading List
USA Today “Some members of the Penn State Board of Trustees are unhappy that the university’s administration agreed to severe NCAA sanctions announced Monday without first consulting the 32-member group.”
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 said Monday morning. The career record of Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records, the NCAA said.”
Philadelphia Inquirer “College sports’ governing body today fined Pennsylvania State University $60 million and vacated more than a decade of its football team’s wins for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.”