Penn State avoids ‘death penalty’


By James Williams

The NCAA announced the penalties for Penn State after the dust began to settle and the facts came to the surface on what has been going on at the college and with the football program.

Penn State’s penalties include probation during the next five seasons, and be banned from participating in bowl games during four of those next five seasons and a loss in scholarships.

Penn State will also vacate victories during the 1998 season through the 2011 seasons, under former head football coach Joe Paterno.

As a result of the penalties, Paterno ‘s win total of 409 victories has been reduced to 298.

This all removes Paterno as the all-time winningest football coach and moves him down to 12th on the list.

The penalties also included a $60 million fine, that will be used to stop child sex abuse and help victims.

The Big Ten bans Penn State from the conference title game for the next four seasons concurrent with the NCAA’s four year bowl ban.

Penn State officials decided on July 22nd to remove the statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium and store it in a “secure location” the day before the penalties were given out by the NCAA.

Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden becomes the new standard for FBS football coaches with 377 wins.

This article by Sports Minded was also featured on the Downey Patriot.

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