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Sandusky Verdict Payout Enough for Abuse Victims?

Sandusky Verdict Payout Enough for Abuse Victims?
“We cannot undo what has been done, but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at Penn State.” Rodney A. Erickson, President, Penn State University As reported by the New York Times and other news outlets, Penn State has agreed to pay $59.7 million to... Read more »

Coach Carmody: In or Out At Northwestern?

Coach Carmody: In or Out At Northwestern?
A school record four consecutive postseason appearances in the NIT.  189 victories in 13 years, or 14.50 per season, the second-most in school history. Two All-Big 10 players in John Shurna and Drew Crawford. Sounds okay for a Big 10 coach, maybe? Especially at a school more revered for academics than athletics for more decades than the coach has been... Read more »

Cheating "Death," But Sanctions Fair and Just for Penn State

Cheating "Death," But Sanctions Fair and Just for Penn State
It may not be the death penalty, but at first read, both the NCAA’s and Big Ten sanctions on Penn State in the wake of the abuse scandal that rocked the institution from top to bottom sounded right to me. Being hit with a $60 million fine, payable over 12 years, being banned from bowl games for... Read more »
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Sandusky's Conviction, Appeal, and A Template for Change

Sandusky's Conviction, Appeal, and A Template for Change
This morning, in my sports commentary on WRLR 98.3 FM (http://wrlr.fm), I said the following: “On (Former Penn State Assistant Coach) Jerry Sandusky’s conviction on 45 counts of abuse: if the NCAA does not adopt stringent policies  about screening and reporting coaches, they are no better than the Catholic church when it comes to protecting... Read more »

REHABBING THE LEGACY OF JOE PA

REHABBING THE LEGACY OF JOE PA
If there’s one thing that’s truly awful about death, it’s the unfinished business we leave behind. I recall one Lake County legislator’s quote from a news story I wrote for WKRS one Sunday morning a few years back.  From several news sources, it was reported that her final words were, “I wish I could have... Read more »

"Swayme as in Game" The Weekend Sports Report for 11-19-11

"Swayme as in Game" The Weekend Sports Report for 11-19-11
On “The Weekend Sports Report, with Les Grobstein Steve Leventhal, and yours truly……Our NFL Round Table…did I stay on top? Who won the week? Let’s just say that “Once You’re A Jet…you’re a Jet” figured into the decision this week. The Cubs have a new manager…it’s prounounced SWAYME…as in GAME! The Packers try to stay... Read more »
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A Guide To Preventing Future Penn State Tragedies

The legendary Joe Paterno’s departure from Penn State  following the disclosure that retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had sodomized and otherwise abused several boys who had participated in his Second Mile Foundation has been ranked along with the departures of Coach Woody Hayes from Ohio State, Bob Knight from Indiana University, Jim Tressel of Ohio State... Read more »
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