State College, PA (Sports Network) - A group of Penn State football players, led by seniors Michael Zordich and Michael Mauti, said they plan to stick together after the NCAA levied heavy sanctions against the program earlier this week in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The NCAA gave the current players the option of transferring and becoming eligible immediately at other schools, but the group on Wednesday gave no indication of making such a move.
"We want to let the nation know that we are proud of who we are, we're the true Penn Staters, we're going to stick together through this and do everything we can for the university," said Zordich. "We know it's not going to be easy, but we know what we're made of. We know there are going to be tough times ahead, but we're willing and able to fight and stick together to the end."
The NCAA slapped Penn State with a four-year postseason ban, five years of probation and a massive scholarship reduction over the next four years as p...