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Mark Emmert

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  • Jeff Jacobs: In Nailing Penn State, Did NCAA Open Pandora's Box?

    Jeff Jacobs: In Nailing Penn State, Did NCAA Open Pandora's Box?
    NCAA justice was swift for Penn State, conveniently swift, unprecedented and not all together blind to public relations. There also could be no misunderstanding the severity of the punishment. Penn State has been brought to its knees. The crushing...
  • Beamer removing Paterno Award as proper as sanctions against Penn State

    Beamer removing Paterno Award as proper as sanctions against Penn State
    Frank Beamer received the first Joseph V. Paterno Award in 2010, emblematic of college football coaches who not only win games but also mold young men. Last week, Beamer moved the plaque from his Virginia Tech office and into storage. “I thought it...
  • Terps' sanctions were different, but Gary Williams can relate to Penn State's Bill O'Brien

    Terps' sanctions were different, but Gary Williams can relate to Penn State's Bill O'Brien
    In the spring of 1989, an up-and-coming Division I basketball coach returned to his alma mater, leaving a prestigious job and a burgeoning national reputation behind. The coach was aware that his new program was about to be sanctioned by the NCAA for...
  • NCAA sends wrong message with Penn State sanctions

    NCAA sends wrong message with Penn State sanctions
    Penn State deserved to be punished. There is no questioning that. But the NCAA’s unprecedented sanctioning of the football team – doled out by president Mark Emmert himself – solves nothing. If anything, it reinforces the wrong message:...
  • NCAA actions in Penn State case are up for debate

    NCAA actions in Penn State case are up for debate
    The NCAA has done more than hammer the Penn State football program with crippling sanctions. It has entered the crime business. In past situations where athletics and criminal activity intertwined, the NCAA got involved only after its rules had been...
  • Penn State Board of Trustees Statement on NCAA, Players

    Penn State Board of Trustees Statement on NCAA, Players
    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...
  • When it comes to PSU viewpoint, location matters

    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...
  • Report: Penn State faced 4-year 'death penalty'

    Report: Penn State faced 4-year 'death penalty'
    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...
  • Former U. S. Senator Selected as Penn State Athletics Integrity Monitor

    Former U. S. Senator Selected as Penn State Athletics Integrity Monitor
      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&...
  • From Rutgers to Auburn, it sure seems like we're addicted to college sports scandal

    From Rutgers to Auburn, it sure seems like we're addicted to college sports scandal
    Let's fantasize. (No, wait! That's not what I meant. There will be no mention of Katee Sackhoff in her "Starbuck" combat outfit anywhere in this column — uh, other than just now. We're talking fantasy for the sports nerd in most of us.) We...
  • Perhaps Big East refugees should seek corporate sponsor for new name

    Perhaps Big East refugees should seek corporate sponsor for new name
    What's in a name? For the schools of the Catholic 7 — Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette and DePaul — it's everything. With no maiden name to fall back on, the Catholic 7 members were forced to do the next...