Penn State finished last season 1-3 with Tom Bradley as coach after Paterno was fired in November, days after Sandusky was charged.
Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will now hold the top spot in the NCAA record book with 377 major-college wins. Vacated wins are not the same as forfeits -- they don't count as losses or wins for either school."I didn't want it to happen like this," Bowden told The Associated Press.
"But the fundamental chapter of this horrific story should focus on the innocent children and the powerful people who let them down."The Big Ten fully supports the NCAA's actions, saying in a news release it is condemning and censuring the school for "egregiously" failing on "many levels -- morally, ethically and potentially criminally."The conference also will place the university on a five-year probation to run concurrently with the NCAA's and has declared the football program ineligible for the Big Ten championship game for the four years in which the NCAA banned the Nittany Lions from postseason play.
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The NCAA ordered Penn State to pay the penalty funds into an endowment for "external programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims and may not be used to fund such programs at the university.""We had our backs to the wall on this," Penn State president Rodney Erickson told the Centre Daily Times of Pennsylvania in an interview later Monday, saying the school accepted the penalties to avoid the so-called "death penalty" that could have resulted in the suspension of the football program for at least one year.
"We did what we thought was necessary to save the program."In response to Erickson's comments, Ray, speaking to ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg, said the NCAA did not threaten Penn State with the death penalty, and that the sanctions issued were unanimously agreed upon by the NCAA Executive Committee."It was a unanimous act," Ray said earlier during the news conference. It's traumatic for the university, particularly smaller ones, kind of like we are here in central Pennsylvania.""That's simply the answer," Erickson said.
Sandusky and all other victims of child abuse."Adam Taliaferro, a former player for Paterno who has since recovered from a spinal cord injury he suffered in a 2000 game, expressed frustration in a post on Twitter."NCAA says games didn't exist," tweeted Taliaferro, who was elected to Penn State's board of directors in May.
"I got the metal plate in my neck to prove it did.."We needed to act."In interview with ESPN's John Barr, Erickson reiterated his fear of the death penalty, not handed down since SMU was forced to drop football in 1987 because of extra benefits violations. "I thought it was better to go down this path than face a multiple-year death penalty."With the wins from 1998-2011 vacated, Paterno moves from 409 wins to 298, dropping him from first to 12th on the winningest NCAA football coach list.The school decided not to play the next season, either, as it tried to regroup."The alternative was really far worse," Erickson said in the interview with ESPN. Various numbers were tossed around, four being the highest. Penn State also will have six bowl wins and two conference championships erased.Weymouth is a small village located on rolling hills banking the Sissiboo River in Digby County, Nova Scotia.Settled in 1783 by British Loyalists, the area has long been known for its rich resources based industries as well as its diverse blend of cultures including Mi’kmaq, British Loyalists, African Canadian and Acadian.The NCAA has hit Penn State with a million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating to 1998, the organization said Monday morning.