NCAA offers losing solution

An empty Penn State stadium would have done more than sanctions imposed

Updated: July 25, 2012, 12:05 AM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

There's only one honest way to look at the punishments slapped on Penn State: The NCAA set out to create a losing program, and it went about the task systematically, with all the subtlety of a watermelon being tossed from the back of a moving pickup.

Forget NCAA president Mark Emmert's talk of "reform." This wasn't reform; this was after-the-fact, frontier-style revenge. Jerry Sandusky and Penn State embarrassed and disgusted the hell out of the NCAA, the Big Ten and just about ...

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