Up for Debate: Penn State's punishment

Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:05pm

On Monday, NCAA officials announced a $60 million fine against Penn State University, vacated 14 seasons of football victories, and banned the program from bowl play for four years. What's your reaction to the punishment — too much, not enough? Also, do you agree with or disagree with the decision to remove a statue of Joe Paterno from the campus? [Click here for reaction from OVC coaches at media day in Nashville Monday.]  


63 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 7/24/12 at 11:32

Yogi: see my 12:21 post.

By: Beernazi on 7/24/12 at 11:42

RIP, Sally Ride. I wonder if she drove a mustang.

By: yogiman on 7/24/12 at 11:58

Sorry, gdiafarte, I thought I was answering your 12:08 post. Did I misread it, or misunderstand it?

By: BenDover on 7/24/12 at 12:49

I actually don't remember taking a side on the matter gd.

I simply noted that yogi had a point.

By: BenDover on 7/24/12 at 12:50

Hey Blanket! Keepin' warm out there?

By: gdiafante on 7/24/12 at 12:56

Yeah well the mind is the first thing to go...just ask yogi...

Oh wait, it can't go if it never was...

I'm going for a run. Later.

By: BenDover on 7/24/12 at 12:57

More of a man than I am.

By: Beernazi on 7/24/12 at 1:12

Hey, Ben. Doin' fine. How about yourself? Have you visited Hermitage Cafe lately?

By: BenDover on 7/24/12 at 1:15

Not in a while. Summer just doesn't put me in the mood for it like the rest of the year does. Been spending most weekends lately in GA as well lookin' after the folks.

By: BenDover on 7/24/12 at 1:57

Preds matched the offer on Weber.

By: Beernazi on 7/24/12 at 2:02

Wait...did g just say he was going for a run? That's madness! It's like hades out there today.

By: puddycat on 7/24/12 at 2:26

The NCAA has been dishing out similar sanctions to a great number of colleges and universities for decades. Most every thing the NCAA is involved with includes punishing for some sort of cover up. In every case there are innocent bystanders who, through no fault of their own, pay a price as well. Since collateral damage cannot be avoided, I fear some may be suggesting it should be different because it's Penn State aka Joe Pa?

That's the attitude that started all of this years ago. All who participated in the PSU cover up knew all too well the consequences if the cover up were ever exposed. If they had just self-reported to the NCAA at the beginning, this matter would have been over with in the 90's and they (PSU) could have spared themselves and the university community a lot of grief and collateral damage. But, they chose not to.

By: .45carry on 7/25/12 at 6:56

"How many bowl games have they gone to? Were they expected to go to one in the next few years?"

Over the last 19 years (1993-2012), Penn State has been invited to 12 bowl games. So yes, based on their popularity and the ability to draw a crowd, PS would be invited to a bowl game over the next 4 years.

Personally, I'd like to see them tear the stadium down.