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Pennsylvania Governor Sues N.C.A.A. to Void Penn State Penalties…
The lawsuit alleged that the N.C.A.A. violated antitrust laws, saying Emmert and the organization
“exercised their power through a never-before-used process, one specifically designed to cripple a member institution’s football program.” The lawsuit said that N.C.A.A. leaders, rather than traditional investigators, imposed the penalties, putting aside rules and asserting unusual authority in punishing the university.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced plans Wednesday to file an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Last July, the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the university, including a fine of $60 million. It also stripped 14 seasons of football victories from late head coach Joe Paterno.
“These sanctions did not punish Sandusky,” or those who allegedly helped cover up his repeated sexual abuse of disadvantaged children, said Corbett at a news conference in State College.
He said they instead affect past and current students who were not part of the scandal.
According to Corbett….
- The state’s U.S. House delegation objects to how the NCAA will spend $60 million fine
- Only 25% of the $60 million fine against Penn State will be spent within state
Other than South Carolina getting embarrassed in The Swamp, there weren’t any other shakeups in the Top 10 this week. That’s not to say there weren’t some wild games – there were plenty of them, but it sets us up for some MONSTER games this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned…..
The talking heads told us all day on Saturday that ND should be on upset alert as they look ahead to next weeks game at Oklahoma. Coach Kelly and the boys took care of business vs. BYU and are now in position for their biggest game in years. Game of the year #1 – ND at Oklahoma. Game of the year #2 will be this week also as Florida goes to Georgia in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party!. Florida was very impressive as the Gamecocks fumbled all over the field yesterday and put the Gators in short field position all game long. This game will decide the SEC East with the winner having the potential to play for the BCS National Championship. The Mad Hatter and the boys from the Bayou took a page out of the Old Wild Wild West as they dodged bullets all game long and finally wore down “Johnny Football” and the Aggies. LSU came from behind, overcame penalties, watched missed field goals, and have now set themselves up in 2 weeks for… The game of the year #3 – Alabama at LSU. The Ohio State Luckeyes won a game in which they had no business doing so. Star QB Braxton Miller goes out with an injury, they score late to force OT, and The Ohio State University wins in OT. Great job Coach Cut as the Dookies, yes I said the Dookies, won their 6th game yesterday beating their dreaded rival from Blue Heaven to become…….BOWL ELIGIBLE!!!!!!! Texas looked like Texas again yesterday as their dreadful defense gave up 1/2 a 100 again. Speaking of no defense, say goodbye to West Virginia. It was fun while it lasted, thank you for playing! After Boise State lost to Michigan State on opening day, I said they may not lose again this year. 6 in a row and counting…….. Nice FOOTBALL story unfolding for Penn State as they are on a roll now. Next up for the Nittany Lions…Ohio State. Plenty more “Games of the Year” to come….stay tuned!
A TO Z Top 25
- Alabama 7-0
- Oregon 7-0
- Florida 7-0
- Kansas State 7-0
- Notre Dame 7-0
- LSU 7-1
- Oregon State 6-0
- Ohio State 8-0
- Oklahoma 5-1
- USC 6-1
- Mississippi State 7-0
- South Carolina 6-2
- Georgia 6-1
- FSU 7-1
- Clemson 6-1
- Louisville 7-0
- Texas Tech 6-1
- Rutgers 7-0
- Boise State 6-1
- Stanford 5-2
- Texas A&M 5-2
- Wisconsin 6-2
- Cincinnati 5-1
- Ohio 7-0
- La Tech 6-1
Best of the rest: West Virginia 5-2, Texas 5-2, Duke 6-2, NC State 5-2, Michigan 5-2, Arizona State 5-2, Northwestern 6-2
WEEK 9 KEY GAMES:
#11 Mississippi State @ #1 Alabama
#3 Florida @ #13 Georgia
#17 Texas Tech @ #4 Kansas State
#5 Notre Dame @ #9 Oklahoma
#8 Ohio State @ Penn State
Tennessee @ #12 South Carolina
#23 Cincinnati @ #16 Louisville
Saturday, October 27 may go down as one of the greatest weeks of the year! Titanic clashes, monumental match-ups, Top 10 shakeups, rivalries, we will get it all this weekend – keep your remote close by!
Lastly, I leave you with another great quote from the Head Ball Coach. Regarding the release of the 2013 SEC league schedule, Coach Spurrier was thrilled to see that the South Carolina versus Georgia game was moved back to it’s traditional place in the schedule – week 2. The Head Ball Coach said he likes playing Georgia early because, and I quote “they always have a few players suspended early”!! Gotta love Spurrier.
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Highlights: Jerry Sandusky who began his coaching career at Penn State in 1969 has been sentenced.
Former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, 68, appeared before Judge John Cleland Tuesday morning to hear his fate and was sentenced to to a minimum of 30 years and maximum of 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of ten boys which he met through “The Second Mile” charity which he founded in 1977.
Judge John Cleland told Sandusky that at the age of 68, he would be in prison “for the rest of his life.”
Sandusky, who released an audio recording on Monday…proclaiming his innocence…faced up to 400 years behind bars for the 45 counts of child molestation which he was found guilty of on June 22, 2012.
Sandusky’s who has been described as a “predatory pedophile” and a “sick, disturbed man,” who targeted “the most vulnerable kids, kids in need.” was charged with …Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, criminal intent to commit indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, endangering welfare of children.
Following the sentencing… Joe Amendola, Sandusky’s attorney told reporters outside court that he would file an appeal on behalf of his client within 10 days.
Listen to Sandusky Claims his Innocence Audio Here
The Second Mile, founded in 1977 in State College, Pennsylvania, is a statewide, nonprofit organization for children who need additional support and who would benefit from positive human contact.
Joe Paterno, played by Al Pacino…
According to sources, actor Al Pacino could play the late Penn State heard coach Joe Paterno sometimes referred to as “JoePa,” in a movie based on the Joe Posnanski’s biography Paterno,
The biography follow the last two years in the life of one of college football’s most famous coaches who passed away on Jan. 22, 2012 following the child sex abuse scandal involving Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Joe Paterno’s Coaching Career
1950–1965Penn State (assistant)
1966-2011 Penn State
Paterno graduated from in 1950 Brown University — Following the Sandusky Scandal…The University removed Paterno’s name from a coaching position and an annual award.
The Joe Paterno Outstanding Male Freshman Athlete Award had been given annually by the university since 1993.