NCAA sanctions on Penn State football rock students, alumni

Penn State University students and alumni are outraged at the punishments handed down on their beloved football program by the NCAA over the cover up of Jerry Sandusky‘s years of child sexual abuse, the Huffington Post reports. PSU’s State College campus community was described as “numb.” Penn State students and fans spilled their outrage on Twitter. Some suggested the NCAA sanctions were worse than the so-called Death Penalty. Several hundred students gathered on campus at the HUB-Robeson Center to listen to the NCAA’s announcement Monday morning. The Philadelphia Inquirer describes the scene:

“First, the $60 million fine elicited whistles and “Oh’s.” The four-year postseason ban and reduction in scholarships was met with louder wordless groans. When Emmert said all the team’s victories from 1998 through 2011 would be wiped from the record books, one young woman cried out, “What!?” From that moment, the reactive buzz grew. Several students stalked away in disgust. As Emmert concluded his remarks, noting that the punishment would inevitably harm “many who had nothing to do with this case.” His words were drowned out by a parade of students and parents who had been led into the HUB on a campus tour.”

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