A new conference just concluded where the NCAA announced harsh sanctions against the Penn State football program including fines, bans, and retroactively removing years of winning seasons from the official stats in the wake of the child abuse cases swirling around Jerry Sandusky:
Philly.com – College sports’ governing body today suspended Penn State’s football team from postseason bowl play for four years and fined the university $60 million for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The team also must vacate all wins from 1998 through 2011.
“The career record of former head football coach Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records,” the NCAA said in a statement. “Penn State must also reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period. In addition, the NCAA reserves the right to impose additional sanctions on involved individuals at the conclusion of any criminal proceedings.”