At first blush, I thought PSU got off a little light. However, when one considers the implications of the NCAA's penalties, it would seem their football program will be all but ruined for about a decade. Maybe that is still sort of light given the horrendous nature of enabling a child molester to continue to molest children for years after PSU first learned of his crimes. I post on football-related site sometimes and quite a few people maintained that this is not a matter into which the NCAA should intervene. I always took the position that they had to intervene or risk being a laughing stock. My guess was a 5 year bowl ban and a significant loss of scholarships. The fine leaked out yesterday so that was a known. They actually got a 4 year bowl ban and will lose 10 scholarships/year for 4 years. All of their players are allowed to transfer out immediately without sitting out a year. I imagine many of the underclassmen may bolt. I think what may hurt them most is almost no elite player will even consider them for several years. A year ago this situation would have been unimaginable. Paterno was a college football god, Sandusky was a respected top ex-DC would ran a successful charity and PSU had one of the premiere football programs in college football. A year later, Paterno has been fired in disgrace and is dead, Sandusky is a convicted child molester facing life in prison and PSU's reputation is about as tarnished as is possible. I feel sorry for their fans and the players but not the university itself.