Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/8/14

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Silas Redd of the Penn State Nittany Lions stiff arms Jermale Hines of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Two years ago, the University of Southern California's sanctions upon the college football program were headlined by vacated victories, stripped scholarships, and a two-year postseason ban, thanks to Reggie Bush receiving illegal and concealed benefits during his Trojans tenure from 2003-2005. Spirit and pride disallowed the student body to cripple completely, but this black eye was even harder for the cardinal-and-gold's reputation to hide. No one was certain of if and when USC would recover, nor if such a magnitude of NCAA injunctions would be witnessed again, especially in the near future. We were more wrong than ever capable of anticipating, and just barely because of the ensuing booster scandals that spread the nation. 2012's outbreak of Penn State's former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's 52 alleged child molestations spanning over the last decade and a half was slowly, agonizingly detrimental for the image of collegiate sports, the university, and manki...
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