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Pat Haden responds to Penn State sanctions


In a statement Monday, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden urged all fans to remember the victims affected by the child sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, calling the ordeal “unfortunate and tragic.” Earlier, the NCAA announced penalties against Penn State, including a $60 million fine and a four-year postseason ban, as […]

Penn State an example of wrongful idolization


Throngs of students rioted in the streets in the wee hours. Their numbers and rage increased while cries of delirium punctuated with the tipping of a news van. Police officers used tear gas to control the crowd. What enraged the student population past its boiling point? Their football coach had been fired that night. Joe […]

Paterno faces fallout from Penn State scandal


Legendary coach Joe Paterno might be fired in the coming weeks, according to The New York Times. This is the latest news in the Penn State scandal that unfolded this weekend over the alleged sexual assault of boys by former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is accused of sexually assaulting, on university grounds, young boys […]

Cheating pervasive in college athletics


When I heard Oregon had paid scout Will Lyles $25,000 for recruiting services, I wasn’t even surprised. Whether within the rules or not, the Oregon situation is a stark reminder that the mechanism of college recruiting is corrupt at multiple levels.