NCAA Announces Penalties Against Penn State University

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This morning the NCAA announced massive penalties against Penn State University due to their handling of the child sexual abuse scandal involving the former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

The University faces a $60 million fine and a four-year post season ban. The punishment also included the loss of some scholarships and the vacating of all of the team’s victories from 1998 to 2011. The NCAA stopped short of the so-called "death penalty," forcing the University to shut down the football team for a season or more.

Russell Frank is a journalism professor at Penn State and a StateCollege.com columnist.