Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Penn State will have to turn their back on the tarnished legacy of Joe Paterno (pictured above) moving forward.
By Josh Kramer
Think back to November 22, 1997. On that particular day in history, Penn State defeated Wisconsin 35 to 10 at Beaver Stadium. Mike McQueary was the starting quarterback and Jerry Sandusky was the defensive coordinator for Penn State. Talk about the irony. After Mark Emmert and the NCAA officially came down with the wrath of fury on the Penn State football program yesterday morning, this somewhat insignificant day of nearly 15 years ago will go down as the final victory of Joe Paterno’s career.
I know this will be hard for many of you to believe, but I am floored by the NCAA’s extremely harsh punishment on Penn State. This punishment makes the infamous death penalty of 25 years ago at SMU look like child’s play. I realize what went on at Penn State was arguably the most egregious act ever to occur in collegiate athletics. I am well-aware of the magnitude. These were despicable acts, but “criminal” acts at their core. I feel the NCAA has completely overstepped their bounds and now are making current players and coaches, who had nothing to do with these horrific acts, pay the price. And yes, I feel for the victims and their families who are still feeling the pain of the monster that is Jerry Sandusky. Their pain is far deeper than that of the current players and coaches. Continue reading
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Tagged Adam Scott, Bernie Fine, Bill O'Brien, Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals, Dream Team, Duke Blue Devils, Ernie Els, Freeh Report, Greg Norman, Jerry Sandusky, Jim Boeheim, Joe Paterno, Mark Emmert, Mike McQueary, Moneyball, NCAA, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Penn State Nittany Lions, Team USA, Tiger Woods
Photo courtesy of pitch.com. Nevin Shapiro (center) a former Miami University booster, could go down as the man who got the "U" College Football's version of the "Death Penalty."
By Josh Kramer
The Hurricane that took the world of College of athletics by storm is just picking up steam. Columbus shenanigans are continuing, though they and College athletics look to have officially rid themselves of TP for good. As facts continue to officially come out about the Hurricane in Coral Gables and the Pryor/Tressel/College Football love triangle, I am going to give my initial thoughts.
My opinions on the Miami devastation currently unfolding. Continue reading
Posted in NCAA Football, NFL
Tagged Charles Robinson, Chris Mortensen, Jim Tressel, Mark Emmert, Miami University Hurricanes, NCAA, Nevin Shapiro, Terrelle Pryor, U, Yahoo Sports
This past year has been especially bad in regards to scandal involving collegiate athletics. What is the next move for NCAA President Mark Emmert (pictured above)?
Grant Freking is a Lantern (OSU Newspaper) sports writer. Ology magazine managing editor. OSU football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. High school football reporter for Newark Advocate. You can follow him on Twitter @GrantFreking.
“The NCAA’s core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” Continue reading
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Tagged Bruce Pearl, Cam Newton, Cleveland Cavaliers, Fab Five, Gordon Gee, Grant Freking, Jim Calhoun, Jim Tressel, Lane Kiffin, Lebron James, Mark Emmert, Mike Hamilton, NCAA, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, Ohio State University, Reggie Bush, Tennessee Volunteers