NCAA to investigate Penn State athletic programs

Penn State has learned via letter from NCAA President Mark Emmert that the governing body of collegiate sports will launch an investigation of the university’s athletic programs in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse by a former assistant coach and charges of perjury against to two senior school officials, according to a release posted at Penn State Live website ( Read the full release here including the PDF of the letter from the NCAA, and read the updated entire AP story right here.

Earlier Friday, David Joyner was formally introduced as the school’s acting athletic director (read the full release) and the Penn State graduate and former football player said he will make sure that the “core values” of the school’s sports programs are aligned with the university’s academic side.

You can also listen to Joyner’s opening statement from Friday here:

And you can hear his Q&A session here:

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JD on 11/18/2011 @ 4:06pm EDT Said:

If there have been 15 to 20 years of rumors, and allegations about Sandusky’s behavior, why did it take all of what’s happening before the NCAA starts an investigation? And why did the BIG 10 not do something before now? I think as time goes on, we are going to find out that a lot of people dropped the ball on this one.