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10:01 AM ET 11.23 | For now, Penn State is unlikely to be granted further reprieve from the NCAA sanctions, said former Sen. George Mitchell, the university???s athletics integrity monitor. But at his upcoming annual report next September he said he could propose more reductions to the sanctions as part of a multi-phased process if Penn State continues to improve its oversight and governance. . Mr. Mitchell addressed the Board of Trustees this morning in a public session, speaking for a few minutes before taking questions from trustees only. He clarified the process for reducing sanctions in the future. First, he said, he would have to recommend a reduction if Penn State continues its ???quality response.??? Then the NCAA and the Big Ten would have to agree.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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November 23, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Reversionary journalism: teeing up an old topic with fresh speculation, hoping someone still cares.

Don't be surprised if we see a Favre thread over in the NFL boards.

November 23, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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All sanctions need to be dropped immediately against Penn State. Penn State did nothing wrong nor did any players. Give them a bowl bid this year.

I've never understood the concept of punishing current students for the actions of individuals who are no longer with the school.

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November 23, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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I've never understood the concept of punishing current students for the actions of individuals who are no longer with the school.

Agreed...

I think the Athletic Dept should pay a hefty fine when found guilty...

I understand kids can commit to another school... But if I grew up in LA and was a big time SC fan... I would still like to play for them

November 23, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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I've never understood the concept of punishing current students for the actions of individuals who are no longer with the school.

I agree, but it happened at USC and Ohio State.

November 23, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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Agreed...I think the Athletic Dept should pay a hefty fine when found guilty...

The problem is schools like USC, 'Bama, tOSU, Oregon et al have billionaire benefactors who could offset any fine allowing the athletic department to maintain a culture of cheating.

November 23, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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Agreed...I think the Athletic Dept should pay a hefty fine when found guilty...I understand kids can commit to another school... But if I grew up in LA and was a big time SC fan... I would still like to play for them

This is the biggest eff up in NCAA history. They had (and I continue to pound on this) absolutely NO jurisdiction over this event. This (the sodomization of young boys and subsequent "cover up" by PSU personnel) is a CRIMINAL matter for DA and police to sort out. It has (and had) absolutely nothing to do with gaining an unfair or competitive advantage in your athletic department.

If tomorrow Urban Meyer is found to have evaded federal income taxes or committed some other criminal act, should (or does) the NCAA come looking at tOSU for retribution or redemption????


Messed up

November 23, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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The problem is schools like USC, 'Bama, tOSU, Oregon et al have billionaire benefactors who could offset any fine allowing the athletic department to maintain a culture of cheating.

Yeah this is true as well....

November 23, 2013  11:08 AM ET
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The problem is schools like USC, 'Bama, tOSU, Oregon et al have billionaire benefactors who could offset any fine allowing the athletic department to maintain a culture of cheating.

Pass the hat and keep on truckin'.

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November 23, 2013  04:53 PM ET
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I've never understood the concept of punishing current students for the actions of individuals who are no longer with the school.

Exactly

November 23, 2013  09:06 PM ET

Given the lack of backbone of the ncaa...they will give psu extra recruits above the standard alotment.

November 23, 2013  09:07 PM ET
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Funny how worthless Jay Paterno never got asked to coach anywhere in America. Jay is unemployed and mooching off Sue. Mike McQueary got turned down for Navy Seal Team 6 as he ran away.

They both are on tsun short list.

November 24, 2013  03:35 AM ET

Nebraska beat em 23-20. Next up is Wisconsin.

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November 29, 2013  01:42 PM ET
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All sanctions need to be dropped immediately against Penn State. Penn State did nothing wrong nor did any players. Give them a bowl bid this year.

Absolutely! These kids and coaches had nothing to do with the scumbag that is being punished. He is in jail! Why is the school and current students being punished? Stupid!

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