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Golden Nugz - 07.23.12

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Today is a pretty big day in the world of college football. Penn State did not receive the "death penalty" but it was slammed pretty hard by the NCAA. These are the high-level penalties...

  • Four-year post season ban which ties for the longest post season ban in NCAA history.
  • Vacated wins from 1998 to 2011! Which means all of Joe Paterno's records for wins are erased from the record books. 298 wins is still impressive but it is far short of 409.
  • $60,000,000 fine which will go to an endowment for children's causes.
  • Scholarship reductions amount to 15 new scholarships per year for the next 4 years.
  • Any current player will have the opportunity to transfer without penalty. Any current player can leave the team and retain their scholarship.
  • Probation for 5 years.

The scholarship reductions and the post-season ban are crippling. These penalties stopped short of the death penalty but it isn't too far off.

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