Penn State Football: Major Headlines in the Aftermath of Unprecedented NCAA Sanctions
The NCAA issued its first major sanctions in Penn State football history Monday morning.
The sanctions are:
- A $60 million fine, with funds used to establish an endowment to support victims of child sex abuse (as well as an addition $13 million fine levied by the Big Ten).
- Postseason ban for four years (includes bowl games and Big Ten Championship game).
- Reduction of 10 scholarships (from 25 to 15) for four years (Penn State's scholarship cap is 65 per season from 2014-2017).
- All wins vacated from 1998-2011.
- Five-year probation period for athletic department to work with an academic integrity monitor of the NCAA's choosing.
- Penn State Players Face Transfer Choice After NCAA Sanctions - Sports Illustrated
- NCAA's Mark Emmert Overstepped Bounds in Hammering Penn State - Sports Illustrated
- Real NCAA Penalty for Penn State, but No Cheers Yet - New York Times
- Sanctions to Decimate Penn State Now and For Years to Come - New York Times
- Rich Hofmann: Outrage in State College as NCAA Slams Program - Philadelphia Daily News
- O'Brien Forced to Make his Pitch Again - Philadelphia Inquirer
- NCAA Sanctions Against Penn State Could be 'Paralyzing and Long-Lasting' - Harrisburg Patriot-News
- Emmert was Itching to Make an Impression and an Example of Penn State; O'Brien Left to Pick up Pieces - Harrisburg Patriots-News
- Penn State's 'Stark Wake-Up Call' More Like Whiplash - Altoona Mirror
- Uncertain Future Dogs Penn State Team - Pittsburgh Post Gazette