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  •  When compared to SMU... (4+ / 0-)

    who got the Death Penalty for a series of payola scandals, which forced their conference to re-schedule quickly, shut down the entire local "football" economy around SMU for two years and forced them to assemble an all walk-on team two years later and then had their conference dissolve and be relegated to non-AQ status where their chances of ever making money or being on TV are slim --

    to a mere 4-year bowl ban for PSU and scholarships limited to 65 athletes per year and NO TV ban (from which teams draw their money) and no canceled home games at all, so the local industry can continue unfettered, for a pedophile cover-up...

    it would seem that Penn State is being coddled and protected compared to past enforcement actions by the NCAA.  SMU has never recovered from their payola/recruiting scandals.  Like USC from their "devastating" sanctions of a few years ago, PSU will be back fairly easily, backed by the Big10 and all of their media.

    Thanks to President Obama, the Iraq War is Over!

    by Viceroy on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 01:10:33 PM PDT

    •  Look above... (0+ / 0-)

      It's much worse than SMU's punishment.  I detailed it out in a comment above. The team will not be at full strength for 8 years.  In the meantime, they will be pummeled left and right.  They won't be able to recruit anyone in that time or after the penalty is over.

      The team is done, probably forever.

      Really, they would have been better off with the death penalty.

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 01:25:32 PM PDT

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      •  SMU had no program for 2 years (1+ / 0-)
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        and had to field a team that was mostly walk-ons in the first years after the DP.  They had ZERO scholarships for two years compared to 65 for PSU.  Only a few years after, their conference imploded, they were relegated to non-AQ (non-money; non-TV) status and they have never recovered.  And probably never will.  Ever.

        Because there is no TV ban, PSU will continue to be shown by the BTN and ABC/ESPN and continue to reap the financial windfall from that throughout their probation.  In addition, they will get 7 home games per year, against AQ teams, which will attract fans, and money.   PSU's local football economy will continue; SMU's stopped and has never come back.

        There simply is no comparison.  SMU was destroyed; PSU will continue to make lots of money and will have some losing seasons and then be back.

        Thanks to President Obama, the Iraq War is Over!

        by Viceroy on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 03:49:22 PM PDT

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        •  SMU sucked (1+ / 0-)
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          before they decided to get better by cheating.  With <10K students, they were half the size of their conference rivals.

          They were under scrutiny long before their death penalty offenses, and were already one of the most penalized programs around when the banhammer fell on them.

          After the penalty they went back to pretty much the level of success they had before the cheating scandals.

          I think you underestimate the effect this will have on the program. Elite high school players won't go there if they want to play for a winner. Hiring a quality coaching staff will be similarly difficult. The NCAA has also reserved the right to apply additional sanctions.

          "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

          by happy camper on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 04:51:45 PM PDT

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