Originally Posted by KoryMac5
The NCAA took away the TV bans a few yrs ago at the request of the Networks. The NCAA likes to talk tough but when the networks start handing out millions that tough talk goes away quick.
As for the facilities and the donations I don't see how you could ever take these away from a school. PSU had great facilities and alumni before the scandal and will continue having those after the scandal.
Not sure what you are looking for here. These penalties have killed this program. The team will not be competitive for 10+ years going forward. The team will be out of the spotlight and the only kids who will want their name associated with PSU are maybe the sons and daughters of alumni. Christ I don't even like telling people I was born and raised in Pennsylvania because of this scandal.
As someone who has worked with child victims of sexual abuse, I wanted to see the program burned to the ground. I wanted students and alums to walk by an empty stadium on Saturdays and be forced to remember the evil men who had allowed innocent children to be violated. I wanted ADs and Head Coaches everywhere to know, as they debated whether or not to do the right thing, that the justice of the Allmighty himself was waiting to drop down on them if they strayed from the moral path. Kill the program and make them come back as a member of the MAC -- see how deep the love for Penn State football is when they're playing a Thursday night game against Akron.
Instead? Penn State will have a couple lean years and be back to relative prominence (lets face it -- they've been second-tier in the major college football scene for a while now) within 3-4 years. They'll still be on national TV. They'll still sell out the stadium. They'll still lose to Ohio State a lot.
I'll add this -- I'd rather be Penn State right now, facing these sanctions, than UC, Boise State, or South Florida. Penn State is guaranteed (absent further action from the B10) a seat at the big-boy table for future college football negotiations. They'll always have access to the national title due to their conference affiliation. They'll always have access to major bowls due to their conference affiliation.
If you could offer me, as a UC fan, the opportunity to get the death penalty (or this "diet death penalty" / "enhanced wrist-slap") and come back in 4 years as a member of the Big 10, I'd take it in a heartbeat.