Was $60M, a Four Year Bowl Ban, Scholarships and Vacating Of Wins Dating to 1998 Fair or Not Enough?
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Here is today’s show: Monday July 23rd, 2012.
Penn State gets its punishment
After much anticipation, the NCAA finally laid down it's punishment to the Penn State University football program. Fines of $60M, a four-year bowl ban, and the erasure of 109 wins from the record-books (Joe Paterno) were all levied by Mark Emmert, President of NCAA. Mike and Todd talk about the Penn State penalties to open up the show:
Cory Giger calls in
A guy who has been at the forefront of covering this scandal has been Cory Giger, ESPN 1450 State College, PA. Giger called in and told Mike and Todd: "the mood in Happy Valley is a state of shock, the players weren't speaking. They were in a state of shock." Giger believes it could be years and years until Penn State recovers from this.
Kevin Williams talks PSU
Townsquare Media Sports Director Kevin Williams, who is very close to the Penn State University football program called in and talked about the penalties levied against Penn State University. Williams just wonders about the students already enrolled at the University who had nothing to do with this scandal.
Callers on PSU
We took many callers on the Penn State Scandal fall out today, here is just a segment of some of the view points our callers expressed to us on the air. Some still don't understand why the program and the players who are on the team now get punished when the true perpetrators are long gone. At the end, Mike and Todd wonder has the culture in college football changed after this?
Fair or not enough?
Mike Gill asked the question of if the Penn State punishment was fair, not enough, or too harsh? Many people, outside of Penn State think that this punishment was fair , while people close to the program think that the NCAA should be involved at all and it's not right to punish innocent students.
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Vengeance against Penn State?
A co-worker in our office, Joe Mitchell, who is a Penn State alum came on air and shared his opinion with us which was the NCAA shouldn't have stepped in, didnt have the jurisdiction to do so and they are acting in vengeance against the university. Bottom line is this: people involved with the Penn State program are too close to the program to have an objective opinion.
1. Will fans still come out in numbers to Penn State football games?
2. Who will be this year's training camp star?
3. Do you want Visanthe Shiancoe?
4. Good or bad for the Flyers that no word is coming from Predators/Flyers camps?
5. Is it hot enough for ya?
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