Association imposes $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, steep scholarship cuts; university officials signed off. Penn State opts to take down what has become a controversial honor for the late coach, but library name will not be changed.
Remaking Penn State football with some grand gesture isn't as simple as an outraged public might think, and so far, calls to cancel the upcoming season have gone unanswered. But without doing so, can the university really move on?
In the second year the NCAA is banning academically underperforming teams from postseason play, the number of ineligible teams has doubled -- even before the association puts newly raised academic standards fully in place.
A college football playoff looks more likely than ever. As details develop, exactly what that will mean -- for athletes, sports finances, universities and their presidents, and the NCAA -- remains to be seen.