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Want to really punish a team? Get them off the TV.

Originally Published: September 4, 2012
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

ON SEPT. 1, Penn State opened its football season against Ohio in a game shown on ESPN. On Sept. 8, the Nittany Lions face Virginia on ABC. At least three more Penn State contests, and perhaps the school's entire 2012 schedule, will be nationally televised. But if the NCAA wanted its sanctions in the Jerry Sandusky child-rape case to mean anything -- to not just punish Penn State but to prevent the men and women who run other programs from abusing their power -- it would have ...

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