| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:55 PM
The Penn State Board of Trustees met for a discussion tonight. A vote was not required and none was taken. The Board finds the punitive sanctions difficult and the process with the NCAA unfortunate. But as we understand it, the alternatives were...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Perhaps no other figure in sports history with the exception of O.J. Simpson has suffered a greater fall than the late Joe Paterno.
And the images that we've seen on television starting last fall and continuing with Paterno's passing in January and again...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Penn State faced a multiyear shutdown of its football program had it not agreed with the sanctions imposed by the NCAA earlier this week, university President Rodney Erickson told ESPN.
The football program at Penn State faced a four-year "death...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Unsurprisingly, emotions ran high after the NCAA announced its sanctions against the Penn State University football program. Penalties include a four-year postseason ban, a $60 million fine, and the removal of 112 PSU wins from the 1998-2011 football...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The NCAA today selected former U.S. Senator George Mitchell as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor at Penn State.
Mitchell’s five-year appointment begins immediately.
As Athletics Integrity Monitor, Mitchell will evaluate Penn State&...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Bill O'Brien remembers the moment clearly.
It was July 23, 2012 — five months after he was hired — and the 43-year-old O'Brien was sitting in his office watching the television. There on the screen was NCAA president Mark Emmert, somber...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 6:49 AM
The NCAA claims it found ‘missteps’ in its investigation into the University of Miami.
Missteps? The NCAA flat out plummeted off the cliff on this one.
No matter how you define it, the Miami investigation could become the NCAA’s...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The Southeastern Conference needs to go on a diet.
Forget the cabbage. Put away the watermelon. Leave the grapefruit for the health nuts. What the SEC needs to avoid is the cupcakes.
Not the sugary sweet ones that you find next to the deli at the...
| Feb 26, 2013
Come to find out, the creators of the dreaded "lack of institutional control" have been throwing stones from inside their own glass house.
The NCAA, short for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., is now in the kind of damage-control mode that it so...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:35 PM
If you think it's bad now, just wait.
If you think college football recruiting has become too big and too time-consuming and too insanely excessive, just wait.
If you think 17-year-old high school football players have become too self-important, too...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
At what point does one university president mutter over a burner phone to another university president, "Can we give the NCAA the death penalty?"
Hopefully it's after reading page 22, footnotes 33 and 34, of the report on the investigation of the NCAA's...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:14 PM
As confusing, as surprising, as embarrassing, as unbearably long as this NCAA investigation of the University of Miami seems from the outside, an official on the inside adds another word.
"Unprecedented,'' an NCAA investigator who worked on the Miami...