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Dienhart: NCAA made 'correct call' on Penn State today

The NCAA has taken a lot of criticism of late, and rightly so, with the Miami (Fla.) case feeding the fury of NCAA critics who howl for reform or the organization’s outright banishment.

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Penn State, Big Ten respond to NCAA sanction reductions

Penn State released a statement Tuesday in response to the NCAA reducing scholarship restrictions on the football team. Read the full release in this post, plus watch our #BTNLive interview with Bill O’Brien.

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Penn State trustees voice support for NCAA action

(AP) Penn State trustees took no formal vote but the vast majority of members voiced support Sunday for the university president’s acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university’s handling of its child molestation scandal.

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Dienhart: Penn State should add ribbon sticker to helmet

I like Penn State’s decision to wear a blue ribbon to support all victims of child abuse, all as a result of the heinous Jerry Sandusky scandal that has brought the football program to its knees with crippling NCAA sanctions.

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Penn State WR Justin Brown transfers to Oklahoma

(AP) Justin Brown is the second Penn State offensive starter to leave the team in the aftermath of NCAA sanctions. The senior wideout’s name was dropped from the roster Sunday when he decided to transfer to Oklahoma. He would have been a key target in the revamped passing game under new coach and former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.

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Dienhart: Penn State will miss RB Silas Redd

News of star running back Silas Redd leaving Penn State for USC isn’t a shock, but it will be a blow to a Nittany Lion offense that already figured to be challenged even with Redd.

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Silas Redd makes it official, transfers to USC

Star tailback Silas Redd is bolting Penn State for Southern California. The 1,200-yard rusher opted Tuesday to leave a Nittany Lions program facing stiff sanctions handed down by the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Among the penalties was a four-year postseason ban.

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FAQ: Penn State football players' options

The NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State rocked the program. And the effects will be felt for years. Scholarship cuts, postseason bans … the list went on. Another aspect of the penalties will allow any player on the Penn State roster to transfer to another school and be immediately eligible. Typically when a player transfers from one FBS school to another, he has to sit out a season. Not so for Nittany Lion players.

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Dienhart: What's Next for Nittany Lions?

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State football never will be the same. Not after today. Not after NCAA czar Mark Emmert strolled to the dais in the Palmer E. Pierce Room in the NCAA headquarters early on this Monday morning and delivered Penn State’s punishment for covering up the atrocities of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case.

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NCAA Hammers Penn State With Sanctions

The NCAA dealt a series of heavy blows to the Penn State football program less than two weeks after a devastating report accused Joe Paterno and other top university officials of concealing child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach. The NCAA sanctions include a $60 million fine with funds to be used for an endowment for non-university programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims as well as a dramatic cut in football scholarships.

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Did You See This? Game program from Paterno's last win

From this day forward, Joe Paterno’s final win is Penn State’s 35-10 victory over Wisconsin on Nov. 22, 1997. That’s the case because Mark Emmert and the NCAA vacated all of Penn State’s victories from 1998-2011 as part of their sanctions against the school in the wake of the Freeh Report findings. @Ben_Jones88 tweeted a photo of the game program from that now historical1997 game, and, interestingly enough, its headline reads: “End of the Line.” See the photo in this post.

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Statement from Paterno family about NCAA sanctions

Joe Paterno’s family released a statement in response to the sanctions announced by the NCAA against Penn State on Monday. Read the whole statement in this post.

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Big Ten Conference Censures Penn State

Shortly after the NCAA released its list of sanctions, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors released a statement with its additional penalties for Penn State. You can read the punishments in this post. The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors Chair and University of Iowa President Sally Mason and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany explained the sanctions and took questions in a Monday morning teleconference on BTN/BTN2Go. Watch both videos in this post.

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Twitter: Penn State Family Reacts to Sanctions

The Penn State football family is a tight one. Current and former players hit Twitter on Monday to offer their feelings on the NCAA’s stiff punishments, which included vacating wins from 1998-2011, a $60 million fine, a four-year postseason ban and the loss of 10 scholarships each of the next four seasons. See all the best tweets, including one from former running back and current Washington Redskin Evan Royster, in this post.

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Video Gallery: Penn State Analysis

BTN covered Monday’s news conference and reaction. Our on-air guests included: University of Iowa President Sally Mason, New York Times reporter Pete Thamel, Yahoo! Sports columnist Pat Forde, former Penn State players including quarterback Michael Robinson as well as writers Mike DeCourcy (The Sporting News), Ron Musselman (statecollege.com), David Jones (Harrisburg Patriot-News) and others. Find all of our videos from today’s coverage in one place.

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