Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/17/14

By SBRForum.com

We've seen three developments take place over the last week. Do these headlines have any bearing on any college football odds heading into the new season?

The biggest story in all of college football nittany lions","took another step this past week, as the NCAA came down with the hammer and doled out their punishments to Penn State.

There were rumblings that the committee could decide to give the school the “death penalty”, which in essence would have been a one-year ban for the football team.

Instead, the NCAA went a different route. First, they banned the Nittany Lions from postseason play for four years and also took away 20 total scholarships for each of those years.

They also vacated all of Penn State's wins dating back to the 1998 season, before handing out a whopping $60 million fine for the fallout of the scandal.

No doubt that was headlining event of the week, but there was also some movement in the ACC. The conference is doing everything in its power to compete with the best conferences out there, but apparently there's concern that the two powerhouses, Florida State and Clemson, may decide to look elsewhere, such as towards the revamped Big 12, for more exposure.

Syracuse and Pittsburgh have already left the Big East for the ACC, starting next year, but that's only going to have an impact in basketball. Neither the Orange or Panthers are excellent football schools.

There's also been news out of Miami, where there are now allegations that Sean Allen helped convicted felon Nevin Shapiro in the recruiting of players to the school. The NCAA is still conducting their investigation and we've already learned that the organization isn't afraid to get their point across by means of setting an example for punishments.


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