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Attached is the link to download the report, if you wish to do so for your reading pleasure.
The second link is quick blurb from PSU Live about the release of the report.
The University's Official News Source
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by PSUjosh11 20 months ago
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
I wish I had the ability to bs as much as he does when writing things.
English 15 would've been a breeze.
This is seriously the most useless pile of bs I have ever read. Literally no substance found in the few thousand words it contains. The fact that we are paying this guy and his people for this is an insulting joke.
This post was edited by Seltz 20 months ago
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It's no surprise that PSU got a good review. The school has been a model for the NCAA to show off for years. The fact that we have an Academic Integrity monitor is a total joke.
Summary, I am lazy and dont want to read.
Lol, yup our athletics problem was so out of control! What a joke.
These reports should help to lessen the sanctions, possibly.
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
One can only hope.
Nice icon selection, lol.
Penn State never had a problem but thanks for the paycheck for the next 5 years. Suckers.
The summary was glowing. It may be BS, but it is the kind of BS that will get PSU back in the good graces of the NCAA. PSU leadership playing ball with the Mitchell folks is a good idea. The end result should be better practices that will hopefully prevent anything like this ever happening again.
"The football program’s graduation rate was 91 percent, 23 points higher than the average for major college programs, seventh among those programs, and second in the Big Ten Conference."
What a joke this is. I cannot believe we have to pay for this crap.
The only good that may come is reduced sanctions. I don't expect them, but if they were to come they're going to happen through a few years of stellar reports like this.
Do you really think something like this was ever going to happen at PSU again? Even without the Freeh report, sanctions, and athletic integrity BS this was never going to happen again. The international embarrassment of this way back last November made sure that this was never going to happen again. Everything else is just piling on.
sad thing is that while this report illustrates why PSU is STILL a great university run by decent people, the critics of the university will never take this into consideration when they consider our community as a bunch of child molestor supporters or some bs...
Public opinion is starting to swing on the positive side towards Penn State, both the University and football program. This report helps. I'm not convinced that NCAA will ever reduce the sanctions, but this helps. The NCAA gave into public opinion at the time. Public option is changing.
Not child abuse, but something bad and embarrassing will happen again someday. Hopefully what we are doing will put into place procedures where it will be less of a judgement call on what to do and who to report to. Hopefully, no PSU official will ever have to go to a grand jury without clearly recognizing whether or not they have council ect.
The summary is dreck
the solution to everything anymore is more beauracracy!
Summary: "PSU is better than 95% of all other schools out there, and is the model program all others should strive to emulate. Any rumors of a culture problem are grossly unfounded."
i will cut and paste a few highights:
We have received the University’s full cooperation during this initial period of the
monitorship. Our requests for access to University personnel have been granted without
exception. The University and its outside counsel have been responsive to our document
requests. Based on our work to date, Penn State’s Board of Trustees and its administration
appear determined to implement, swiftly and in good faith, the recommendations for reform that
were identified in the Freeh Report, and to fulfill the commitments that the University made in
the Consent Decree and the AIA. The University has dedicated substantial time and resources to
accomplishing these objectives. Many of the Freeh Report recommendations have been
implemented already, while implementation is well underway of other recommendations that
will take longer to complete.
I have been impressed by the depth and breadth of the commitment and loyalty of those
in the Penn State community. These can be powerful tools when they are accompanied by a
recognition that critical self-analysis will strengthen the institution and is essential to restoring its
hard-earned reputation for excellence. The University remains in the early stages of this process
of analysis, debate, and change. It is too soon to judge the ultimate result. But I believe that
Penn State is off to a very good start.
The academic achievements of Penn State’s student-athletes have been impressive. The
Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes provides student-athletes with academic
and other support and information about Penn State, NCAA, and Big Ten Conference academic
eligibility requirements. The University most recently reported an aggregate intercollegiate
athletics programs graduation success rate of 88 percent, 8 percentage points higher than the
Division I average. The football program’s graduation rate was 91 percent, 23 points higher than
the average for major college programs, seventh among those programs, and second in the Big
Ten Conference. The average grade point average for Penn State’s varsity teams was 3.03 in
fall 2011 and 3.07 in spring 2012. The faculty athletics representative, Professor Linda
Caldwell, serves an important role in maintaining the proper relationship between intercollegiate
athletics and the University’s academic mission.
Through the Morgan Center and otherwise, student-athletes also are encouraged to get
involved in their community. During the 2010-11 academic year, varsity student-athletes
contributed over 3,200 hours of community service. This total rose to nearly 6,000 hours for the
2011-12 academic year.
#Culture. I really hate emmert!!!
Football head coach Bill O’Brien has embraced the University’s efforts to meet its
obligations under the Consent Decree and AIA. Several other Penn State head coaches have
praised his leadership in permitting a reduction in the football team’s roster by ten players to
open slots for men to compete in other sports. Coach O’Brien agreed to open the Lasch
Building, which previously had been reserved for use by the football team only, to use by other
varsity programs, and he made time previously set aside for the football team available for other
sports in Holuba Hall. He also regularly attends head coaches’ meetings with other coaches and
administrators, and he has attended several meetings of the Faculty Senate Committee on
Intercollegiate Athletics, including one held during his first week on campus.
Penn State has completed the implementation of many of the recommendations relating
to Clery Act compliance and has made good progress toward the implementation of most of the
recommendations by the end of 2012. According to the Freeh Report, the Freeh group made
preliminary suggestions for Clery Act reforms in January 2012, and the Freeh Report
acknowledged that many of those recommendations, including the hiring of Gabriel R. Gates as a
dedicated Clery Act compliance coordinator within the University Police Department, had been
accomplished by the time the Freeh Report was issued.
**note: It then describes several policies and procedures PSU put in place in regards to Clery Act compliance. Then, a few paragraphs down, the report states the following:
Mr. Gates stated that Penn State has become a leader in Clery Act compliance as a result
of these efforts. He has received numerous inquiries from other institutions of higher education
about Penn State’s program and how it has been implemented.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
yeah, I didnt get that part either...I had to read it twice to make sure I saw it correctly.
sounds like he reduced the overall roster fro 110 to 100 perhaps? Does title nine limit numbers of male to female athletes? If so, then this allows more athletes to participate in non revenue sports.
I hate these reports and threads that go with them, I just gets me pissed off about the whole situation all over again.
“Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns.”
This whole thing is a bad joke! The need to go monitor the football factories in the SEC!
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