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Penn State: Joe Paterno Passes Away

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Posted: July 24, 2012, 6:34 PM Post
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bjkrautk said:
Between the football tear-downs at Penn State and Ohio State, it's looking like a particularly good few years to be a Badger fan.

I dislike the notion of vacating 14 seasons of wins based on something that played no role in the winning of football games, but I realize that I'm probably still in the minority on this board when it comes to that discussion.


I know that I subscribe to this school of thought. I don't understand punishing the current (and future) football players for something they had absolutely nothing to do with. Fine the university up the ying-yang, fire coaches and university presidents, put the team on BCS probation (or the equivalent with the new playoff system) but don't make it so the current players if they stay have no real reason to play except to play football. "Yay, we went 10-2. So what? We stay home regardless." "Hey, come to Penn State and play football. We might win some games but you'll be able to go home for Christmas break every year!"


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  Re: Penn State: Joe Paterno Passes Away
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Posted: July 25, 2012, 1:57 PM Post
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to take this in another direction is there anybody off the Penn State roster worth trying to poach? Having a relatively easy path to the Big Ten title game is nice, but I'd love to shoot a little higher just once.


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Posted: January 16, 2015, 9:52 PM Post
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So Paterno's wins are restored today in addition to the previously restored scholarships and post-season eligibility. Paterno and Penn State supporters are claiming victory and the NCAA is stating that continuing litigation would delay the distribution and use of fines towards sex/child abuse victims. Critics of the NCAA are saying that they overstepped their bounds and had a "shoddy approach to crisis management". I find it a lot bit hypocritical. When an athlete is accused of spousal/child/sexual abuse there is a demand by the public to distribute punishment immediately. But when a university allows an accused sex offender access to university facilities for years after the fact without investigating and then the NCAA takes a hard stance against that university it says the NCAA overstepped their bounds??? Like someone said earlier in the thread, if there is an instance of a lack of institutional control this is it. Penn State deserved every bit of the penalty that was handed down.


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