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The B1G has no real interest in penalizing PSU. If they are smart, they agree to stay their penalties until this lawsuit is resolved and let the NCAA twist in the wind.
Boy, you have to wonder how much the NCAA pays lawyers just to defend its ass. First the players' images lawsuit that is working its way favorably through the courts, then the USC defamation case that is not looking good initially for the NCAA, now this.
Yep. Have to be excited for PSU, but man Corbett is still such a POS. Luckily the benefit of his constant politicking is finally to PSU's benefit (after it was to PSU's detriment the past 6 months).
Yeah, it was pretty much word for word what the PSU message boards have been discussing for over a year now.
"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."
Nah, you need the NCAA. They just need to stick with keeping a "fair playing field" instead of going after criminal issues. They also need to figure out a way to sanction a school which will not hurt innocent athletes and fans. Not easy, but I think it can be done.
It's about damn time Pennsylvania leadership step up and do its job. I imagine with the resources at their disposal and political implications etc they have vetted this suit about as thoroughly as possible and feel strongly they will win. I can see the NCAA settling out of court for "time served" in the one year bowl loss and 10 Schollies lost this year. Mark Emmert will hopefully lose his job and now let's hope this spurs the BOT reform we have all been looking to achieve for some time. Go State!
"I tell guys, 'Would you rather go to a Volkswagen dealership to get a Cadillac, or do you go to Cadillac?' "
-- LJ, Sr.
The big thing is that this is not PSU going after the NCAA. That was the issue with all the message board talk. Too many potential problems with PSU bringing forth a case. I never thought that the state would get in on this, and honestly, they are probably the only ones with enough money and power to effectively fight the NCAA for us.
I bet Sean could chime in on collateral damage in the number of subscribers lost after the sanctions.
You think this would keep anyone off his back if they are from the other party....in other words you guys are cleve enough to see through this buty the new AG isn't...yeahy sure fellow geniuses. I welcome this...in the absence of any past leadership from the BOT or anyone at PSU is the past this is welcome. I think it is being done corrrectly...by the way there would never be a time when the skeptics would not claim it wasn't beign done for politcal purposes. That attitute is unproductive and boring really. We should all be thankful that someone is standing up for what is right in my nonpolitical humble opinion.
Lots more issues with the NCAA than keeping a "fair playing field."
I mean a lot of the issues fall under the general "fair playing field," but it is a lot of issues that the NCAA has done nothing about for years as they do not need to as they rule major college sports.
Actually, I recall lots of discussion of outsiders going with this lawsuit...Not much talk about the state of PA specifcally, but then again we talked about business owners and former players getting involved and it seems like they will be involved in this case as they are part of the commonwealth. The general counsel seemed to point toward these issues being addressed in the complaint.
Eh - I don't know if I agree with you there. They're taking our bowl proceedings for the years we're banned from bowl play, but not OSU's. IMO they're piling on just as the NCAA is.
Ironically, that's why I joined. I wanted to see how the coaching staff would handle recruiting given the adversity.
Who was the reporter that tried to use the opinion of a Pitt professor as proof that PA does not have a case in this suit? ...Schultz replied rhetorically by asking if the professor had read the details of the suit; I would've have suggested a Pitt professor is hardly an unbiased source.
I have no problem with the timing of this announcement. Taking the time to do the due diligence is a smart move and will help them in this case.
I am a little worried about the time it will take to resolve this. If the NCAA agrees to suspend the sanctions until the court rules, then we are just hurting future recruiting classes and teams. I do not see a swift resolution to this.
i thought the sanctions in the Baylor case were based on the something that was uncovered during the investigation that was legitemately against the NCAA bylaws. From what i understand, the PSU football team has yet to have a major infraction set by the NCAA...
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Yeah, I signed on after the scandal, as I knew it would probably be one of the better places to get my PSU news from as the media narrative outside was vengeful, hatefilled, and extremely opinionated.
Sean and the others kept it real. They wouldnt fluff stuff up for us, but they also wouldnt bash just to bash like outside media.
That was the point I was trying to make... there was no punishment for having actual murderers on the team and your coach obviously covering it up. The punishment was for basketball scholarship infractions.
Funny because the Pitt professor never even read the complaint yet.
Too bad there is no one on Beckman's roster that we want tho
The same reporter should have read the articles from multiple legal scholars that said the NCAA did not have the right to sanction PSU in the first place because it was a legal matter not a competitiveness issue.
ESPN_BigTen: NCAA response: "Today's announcement by the Governor is a setback to the University's efforts.”
Full NCAA response:
“We are disappointed by the Governor's action today. Not only does this forthcoming lawsuit appear to be without merit, it is an affront to all of the victims in this tragedy - lives that were destroyed by the criminal actions of Jerry Sandusky. While the innocence that was stolen can never be restored, Penn State has accepted the consequences for its role and the role of its employees and is moving forward. Today's announcement by the Governor is a setback to the University's efforts.”
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