PSU to donate bowl proceeds to groups

December, 1, 2011
12/01/11
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Do you believe Penn State should accept a bowl invitation this year?

Hold that thought. Read this and then tell me your answer.
Penn State officials plan to donate $1.5 million in bowl proceeds to a pair of sex-crime advocacy organizations in the wake of shocking sex-abuse allegations levied against the school's once-revered assistant football coach. ... University president Rodney Erickson told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that the Big Ten bowl revenue, which usually goes back to the athletic department, will go to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

My guess is that this move might not change some folks' mind who feel Penn State shouldn't participate in postseason play this year. I'm in the camp that Penn State should play in a bowl, because the players who had nothing to do with Jerry Sandusky and the apparent cover-up at the school don't deserve to be punished after having a good season on the field.

This is a necessary move for Penn State, which plans to accept a bowl invitation and sent out a news release Wednesday that bowl ticket sales will begin Sunday night. The school should be doing all it can to raise awareness about these crimes and help the groups that assist victims.

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