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The ground rules are in place for recruiting Penn State's current players. It will be interesting to see how many players try to get out before the season begins – practice starts in about a week. Penn State players will also be able to leave after the season. We could see more of them take advantage of their get-out-of-jail-free card in December.
When NCAA president Mark Emmert detailed the punishments he imposed on Penn State -- a four-year postseason bowl ban and scholarship reductions of 10 per year over the next four years, among other things -- it also opened up the program to getting picked apart by other FBS schools. Every player in the Nittany Lions football program is now eligible to transfer without having to sit out a season.
Compliance staffers promptly forwarded an email, that CBS has obtained, to the Penn State coaches explaining the ground rules: "... Permission-to-contact rules will be suspended. Penn State cannot restrict in any way a student-athlete from pursuing a possible transfer. Student-athletes must simply inform Penn State of their interest in discussing transfer options with other schools. Interested schools also must inform Penn State of their intention to open discussions with the student-athlete."
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IRVING, Texas As the current coach of the only football program to receive the NCAA death penalty, SMU's June Jones said it's not fair to compare his school's situation in the 1980s to what is going on at Penn State.
"I don't think there's any comparison, personally," Jones said Wednesday during Conference USA's football media day.
Plenty of others...
The NCAA has decided on the sanctions that they will hand down to Penn State, in the wake of the convictions of Jerry Sandsky and the Freeh Report.
Penn State's penalties;
- A bowl banpostseason ban for 5 years
- Loss of 50 scholarships (10 per year for the next 5 years)
- Fine of 45 million dollars
- No televised games for the next five years
The Big Ten has not yet determined...
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced his punishment against Penn State University this morning, and it was severe and unprecedented. Yesterday, sources had said Penn State would have prefered the Death Penalty to the coming sanctions... they were probably right. Here's the full list of sanctions handed down this morning in light of the sexual abuse of Jerry Sandusky...
Joe Paterno and Penn State news isn't close to quieting down. Most people still want answers about what happened involving Jerry Sandusky and why Paterno and his staff didn't report it. Every week there is a new headline on the topic and the most recent news is that workers removed the Paterno statue in front of Beaver Stadium early Sunday morning. Also developing on Sunday...
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien says his priority right now is to try to convince his current players from transferring.
During an interview on the ''Dan Patrick Radio Show'' on Tuesday, O'Brien said the toughest of the NCAA sanctions imposed on Penn State was the decision to allow current players to transfer immediately without restrictions.
He says he has...
Penn State didn’t receive the “death penalty”, but this could be a death blow to the football program. NCAA president Mark Emmert announced sanctions against Penn State University this morning in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation conviction. All in all the school will be fined $60 million ($12 million over 5 years, monies [...]
Penn State issued a variety of responses on Monday to the NCAA's unprecedented sanctions. See how President Rodney Erickson, Acting Athletic Director Dave Joyner and Head football Coach Bill O'Brien responded.
Late last week there were conflicting reports regarding whether or not the Penn State Board of Trustees had voted to remove the Joe Paterno statue. Well, it turns out that the Penn State Board of Trustees would not make the decision. Instead Penn State president Rodney Erickson would make the decision. And he decided that the statue be removed calling it a “source of division...
Not wishing to make light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and all the turmoil that is surrounding Penn State football but right now one thing has become abundantly clear from a Navy fans perspective. The Midshipmen may be one upset win away from a perfect season.
Although the NCAA could never give Penn State true justice for the crimes committed by Jerry Sandusky and the cover-up by the school, they certainly did their best to move the process forward by releasing sanctions against the school on Monday morning.
By now, you know the sanctions as well as we do here at Crystal Ball Run, but for those who’ve been under a rock for the last...
One of the penalties the NCAA levied against Penn State was forcing the school to vacate all its wins from 1998, the year coach Joe Paterno and other top university officials became aware of an accusation that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had showered with a young boy, through 2011.
Penn State lost 112 wins, and Paterno's major college football record 409 victories were reduced...
More than 30 Penn State football players say they're staying in
Happy Valley despite NCAA sanctions that will keep the Nittany
Lions out of a bowl game for the rest of their careers.
From the very beginning, from the very first whispers of scandal at Penn State, it never really made sense to me how the NCAA could get involved with the punishment process. The NCAA is after all a governing body that deals with agents, text logs and free tattoos. The situation at Penn State was one of the worst criminal cover-ups in the history of our country. In essence, they...
Penn State moved swiftly in their decision to take down the Joe Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium, in lou of JoePa’s proven and documented refusal to act on behalf of children, who he knew had been sexually abused by his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State president Rodney Erikson announced the statue, of
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