Without debating the sanctions themselves or the grievous mistakes leading to them, from a strictly athletic viewpoint, I believe the penalties assessed against Penn State missed the mark.
The recent decision by the Boy Scouts to reaffirm their ban on gay scouts and scoutmasters from participating in any part of their organization was disheartening; the NCAA's tough stance on Penn State's football program was more welcome.
Writing in the digital age is an interesting concept. While you receive immediate gratification, you also allow instantaneous feedback. On one hand, there's the ability to communicate more readily with your followers; on the other are the haters.
Together, we can ensure that no student is left behind as a result of his or her print-related disability as we continue our path in the digital revolution of higher education.
I expected -- what? Maybe for Ahmadinejad to say something shocking. Maybe to be deeply offended. Maybe to be very, very uncomfortable. Maybe to be lied to, very obviously, and very often.
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The NCAA's decision to forbid the school to play post-season games for the next four years is a move in the right direction. Better still would be to deny the team television coverage for a season or more.
Penn State may regain its national prominence and establish itself as the football power it once was and regain the integrity that everyone thought it had in the first place. In the meantime, let's give a little love to Kevin Wilson and the Hoosiers.
Truth, Beauty, Goodness -- what do they mean to young and old in a 21st century world experiencing dramatic technological and philosophical change?
I feel for those who have given their lives to making the university a great place only to have the name tarnished in this way and it sucks for the current students and athletes, but what was the alternative?
I have an opinion, as a student at Penn State, that has gone unrepresented in the media coverage of students' reactions to the sanctions.
I agree with the NCAA's disciplinary decisions and would have supported even harsher penalties against Penn State. The NCAA's actions against Penn State send a clear signal and an important one.
For those who lead, teach, and work at colleges and universities, there are some lessons that we can learn from this difficult chapter in American higher education.
If lasting reform is to be implemented, Penn State will have to reign in the football culture itself. A daunting challenge, no doubt, but there are ways to do it.
There is a prayer of confession of sin that asks for forgiveness for "those things that we have done that we ought not to have done and for those things that we have not done that we ought to have done." There are glaring examples of both in the news.