The Stack is back on this Tuesday with a few things to talk about. Penalties have been brought to Penn State, training camps are opening up, and a few other headlines as well so let’s get right to it and see what made “the stack” for today, Tuesday, July, 24:
Hammer comes down on Penn State
The announcement came shortly after 9 AM ET Monday and NCAA President Mark Emmert brought the news that Penn State students, fans, alumni and everyone feared. The punishments include:
$60 million fine
Four-year postseason ban
Loss of 20 total scholarships for a four-year period
Five year probation for athletic department
Vacate all wins from 1998 meaing Joe Paterno is now not the winningest coach in college football history. Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is. Paterno drops from 409 career wins to 298, good for 12th most all time.
Yeah, those are the penalties levied against the football program and the university. These are penalties the likes which we have never seen before. For the most part, Dr. Emmert and the NCAA got it right.
The fine is equivalent to what the football program would make in one year. Alright, that’s fine with me.