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This post was edited by PSU17 15 months ago
I like her relationship with Tom Ridge (Penn Stater)
WE ARE! And we will always be...
And possible candidate for the next Pres of the Univ.?
Eh. I dunno. Don't Presidents normally have experience in the field? Serious question...
Yea, there was a lot of smoke about him though when all hell broke lose. FWIW he would have had a seat on the BOT when Gov. I'tll be interesting to see what direction they go in this hire. Not sure you can go with a straight academic given the circumstances. You may need someone with a little name recognition that has experience in leadership to begin/continue the rebuilding of the university
Very true... This hire is very key moving forward. Will be interesting to see who we go after. I'd imagine that it will be major.
Yea that would work in our favor..Ideally, affiliations etc should not matter since ruling should be based strickly on the law. All that works when you have a person of integrity. All the free "gifts" are what has me concerned...
Mitch Daniels is going to be Purdue's president. Basically running a corporation isnt it?
I see above JD addressed this question much better than I could have..
I agree..... if they get past the "Motion to dismiss" this suit will never see the court room. The NCAA will cave and eliminate the sanctions once PA and Penn State sign away their right to sue for any damages
1. What are the chances the NCAA Sanctions are suspended while this suit is awaiting trial?
2. "If" the NCAA sanctions are lifted....what does the BigTen do with their sanctions? Do they lift them or do they wait to also get sued?
1. Not sure, but I don't think it will need to get to the point of an injunction. Neither the NCAA nor PA wants this
2. I think no question the B1G lifts theirs, they are just a lost puppy in all this following their master
Some 70K worth of gifts. Car loan payoff, purchase of another car (17K), jewerly, etc, etc..Reported "gifts" once and then revised the amount (opps forgot it was twice as much). Pretty disturbing..
Really, someone should be working on this. You expect a school like PSU to have some clout - you can be sure a connected school like Harvard, etc would be working this angle to blunt the damage done. Any of the folks on this board who are involved or connected - or who know an individual connected in politics should see what can be done. I am in Engineering so dont have those kinds of connections...
I could see the sanctions getting lifted but our BOT coming out and saying we'll just self-impose them then, lol. How pissed would people be after that?
OMG I don't even want to think about that......
You laugh, but knowing this group of "leaders" who knows....
hypothetically, if everything is dropped I think they will keep some form of the $60 million in place and I would be completely fine with that. I think the general public doesn't see the connection between punishing players, coaches, local business owners, and athletic department employees/contractors for this mess. Of course there will always be the blowhards like Christine Brennan aren't intelligent enough to follow the logic, but I think the vast majority either see the NCAA as overstepping or don't care either way about the football related sanctions.
There could be backlash related to the $60 million though. It hasn't been specifically earmarked yet (which was a mistake by the NCAA) so that helps PSU here. Had they already had a plan for the money and put wheels in motion, PSU would look pretty bad pulling the funds back and ceasing future payment. Since that did not happen though, PSU is in a position to pledge the same or similar amount to child abuse prevention/intervention but do so in a way that keeps the money "in house". I'd love to see them fund an institute that does ground breaking research. $60 million would go a long way in recruiting some top researchers in the field, funding graduate assistantships/fellowships, and still providing direct funds to help victims (separate from te actual victims of sandusky who will be compensated via civil courts/settlements).
PSU can still do a world of good and become a national leader in the field of child abuse prevention and intervention.
Not thinking about anything underhanded, just making sure we are getting our due and using influence to make sure things arent being delay. Again, justice delayed is justice denied; Punishing the inocent is an injustice - if this is true delaying justice and allowing the force of santions to continue does the damage that we are contending is unjust. - (insert media-mob outrage here: "they just dont get it - bla, bla, bla..").
Huh? Link please.
In other words everything is okie dokie as long as they report it.
I read it that they are in a relationship and she is reporting gifts and shared assets.
I don't want to unduly trash, but you want an honest arbiter in this thing. Think about it.. the first person that folds under pressure is a person with already questionable ethics so its a concern because there's going to be pressure. On the other hand we're probably stuck with her..
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