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Sandusky Abused Children, NCAA Abuses History

Steve146 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 10:37 AM
I agree that Prager's argument strays a bit. I am a PSU alum, I am also a former journalist from a time when we used to actually research facts, get both sides of an issue, and when jumping to conclusions and getting something wrong were mortal sins. My POV is that the NCAA is acting kind of like Obama in this case. If Obama wants something, and can't get it through the usual process of government, he just does it by presidential fiat... If Obama wants to score some political points, he leaks classified info on the Bin Laden assassination to show the world how tough he is. continuing.....
Steve146 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 10:51 AM
So if you're the NCAA, and want to not only show your power, but try to offset the greed inherent in the NCAA by showing how righteous you are (the NCAA is about to sign the most lucrative FB TV contract ever, and is about to start a bidding war for their new playoff bowl game sites next year) ... then coming down hard on PSU is the perfect scenario.
So to balance out the NCAA's greed, they claim PSU has a 'football culture' problem, and not a focus on academics.
Steve146 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 10:56 AM
(PSU's football academic program may be the most rigorous in the nation, and not only does PSU carry one of the highest graduation rates for FB players, but that same system has been applied across its intercollegiate sports programs, resulting in the top performing academic-athletic program in the country.)
So what if the NCAA has no real purview over the issue, yet unproven, that a coach's offense may have affected the football program negatively... the NCAA will do it anyway, and challenge anyone to oppose them.
They write their powers to fit the scenario they need to portray.
Kinda like Obama.
Bill1895 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 10:59 AM
Steve, did Penn State agree to the penalities?
Rich D. Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 12:40 PM
So what - maybe they expected worse. Also, vacating (what ever that means) a dead coach's record doesn't harm them. Note that Sandusky was not an employee of the coaching staff or of PSU when those wins occurred.

One of the NCAA's punishments of Penn State was the vacating of all its football team's wins from 1998 through 2011. It was in 1998 that Penn State coach Joe Paterno and university officials became aware of the accusation that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had showered with a young boy.

As a result, Penn State's 112 wins are no longer wins, and Joe Paterno is no longer the coach with the most wins in college football history. Instead of 409 victories, his record shows 298.

Before explaining why this decision is morally wrong, I should note that...