Penn State Punishment Open Thread--UPDATE: NCAA Punshment--$60M Fine, Lots of Scholarships

Penn State Punishment Open Thread--UPDATE: NCAA Punshment--$60M Fine, Lots of Scholarships

Submitted by Zone Left on July 23rd, 2012 at 1:53 AM

This is your Penn State Open Thread. Keep the board open for other topics please. I know it's tempting, but lots of other, less disturbing topics are available to discuss. I'm not trying to censor anyone. Instead, this is an open place to discuss your thoughts. Keep it clean. I'll review the thread later and be very unkind to posters who decide to be jerks.

NCAA Punishment:

  • $60 million dollar fine payable to an endowment for sex abuse victims
  • 10 initial scholarships per year for 4 years
  • 65 total scholarships on the roster for four years
  • 4 year bowl ban
  • Free transfers at any point in an athlete's career

OT: Likely Big Ten action against PSU, too?

OT: Likely Big Ten action against PSU, too?

Submitted by MGlobules on July 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 PM

U Iowa President Sally Mason told the Des Moines Register today that the B1G has jurisdiction to punish PSU and will be watching the NCAA's actions closely before considering how to address the Sandusky issue; she's current chair of the conference's presidents and chancellors. 

According to last week's Chronicle For Higher Education "conference bylaws require any member that fails to show complete, accurate information during an investigation to 'show cause why its membership in the conference should not be suspended or terminated.'"

I am in the dark about how the presidents and chancellors may be viewing the crimes and scandal associated with them, and curious how people think or are aware this is being viewed in academic quarters (what is being mumbled by the professoriat and admin around the water cooler?) An associated question is just how PSU was viewed before the scandal--as a member in good standing of the Big Ten?

Would some kind of probationary status for PSU be appropriate?

OT: Wanted - MGoDenizen w/iTunes account in Europe or Asia

OT: Wanted - MGoDenizen w/iTunes account in Europe or Asia

Submitted by karpodiem on July 22nd, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Last year I purhcased an NFL gamepass subscription and used a European based VPN ( highly recommended, 8 Euro/month). It works great, but I prefer my iPad 3 over lugging around my 15' MBP when traveling. 

The NFL, in its infite wisdom, does not allow US based iTunes users to download the NFL gamepass app for iOS. 

Anyways, I need to create a EU or Asia based iTunes account. The only problem with that you need a form of payment with a billing address in the respective country OR an iTunes gift card (purchased with a non-US iTunes account)  during the account creation process. 

So, if you live overseas and have an iTunes account and are willing to purhcase a gift card from the iTunes store (you can do this directly on your Mac or PC from within iTunes, and the code will be generated instantly) I can Paypal you for the amount of the gift card, plus the cost of an additional gift card for you to enjoy for your troubles.

Final Elite 11

Final Elite 11

Submitted by Webber's Pimp on July 22nd, 2012 at 9:47 PM

11. Christian Hackenberg (Penn State),

10. Luke Del Rio (Oklahoma State)

9. Max Browne (USC)

8. Zack Greenlee (uncommitted)

7. Asiantii Woulard (South Florida)

6. Jared Goff (Cal)

5. Shane Cockerille (Maryland)

4. Malik Zaire (ND)

3. Johhny Stanton (Nebraska)

2. Joshua Dobbs (ASU)

1. Kevin Olsen (Miami)

MVP = Asiantii Woulard

There is no ranking. Just 11 QB and one MVP announced at the very end...


Hey but every kid is a winner...


Shane Morris defies gravity (photoshop)

Shane Morris defies gravity (photoshop)

Submitted by wlvrine on July 22nd, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Your mission should you choose to accept...and you will, is to photoshop this picture of Shane Morris.  I pulled the original from the Elite 11 day 5 thread. 

  Below is the cutout I used for photoshopping.  Have fun!

Dallas Game - Extra (Unoccupied) Hotel Room

Dallas Game - Extra (Unoccupied) Hotel Room

Submitted by ypsituckyboy on July 22nd, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I bought my accommodations via Hotwire, not knowing that my dad bought one at the same time. We were planning on sharing a room and now have an extra. I paid $250ish for 4 nights at the Dallas Sheraton and will be stuck with an extra if I can't pawn it off on someone else. If anyone is interested in buying it at a discount, feel free to email me at [email protected] with an offer. But don't e-mail me if you have a history of trashing hotels rooms after Michigan wins huge football games.

Room is booked Sept 30 - Aug 2. Check in Thurs pm check out Sun am.

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 7-22-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 7-22-12

Submitted by Ace on July 22nd, 2012 at 4:01 PM

The recruiting rankings return this week with Northwestern(!) making a big move up the board. Also, the fallout begins from the Freeh Report and the teams at the bottom begin to fill in their classes. Changes since the last rankings:

7-8-12: Notre Dame picks up Alex Anzalone. Minnesota picks up Chris Wipson.
7-9-12: Nebraska picks up Johnny Stanton.
7-12-12: Iowa picks up Jon Wisnieski. Northwestern picks up Matt Harris. Minnesota picks up Jordan Hinojosa. Indiana picks up Danny Friend.
7-13-12: Tre'vell Dixon decommits from Nebraska. Northwestern picks up Jayme Taylor.
7-17-12: Northwestern picks up Anthony Walker Jr. and Brett Walsh. Purdue picks up Parker Cothren and Myles Norwood.
7-19-12: Ohio State picks up Taivon Jacobs.
7-20-12: Purdue picks up Johnny Thompson.
7-21-12: Greg Webb decommits from Penn State.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 22 3.55 3.86 3.77 3.68 3.72
2 Notre Dame 17 3.59 3.88 3.76 3.82 3.76
3 Ohio State 15 3.73 3.73 3.67 3.80 3.73
4 Penn State 13 3.46 3.46 3.46 3.54 3.48
5 Iowa 15 2.88 2.75 2.88 2.94 2.86
6 Illinois 15 2.93 2.80 2.66 3.07 2.87
7 Northwestern 15 2.67 2.60 2.73 2.67 2.67
8 Nebraska 12 3.17 3.17 3.42 3.25 3.25
9 Wisconsin 11 3.18 3.09 3.09 3.09 3.11
10 Michigan State 10 3.00 3.10 3.10 3.30 3.13
11 Purdue 8 2.50 2.38 2.50 2.25 2.41
12 Minnesota 6 2.33 2.50 2.67 2.67 2.54
13 Indiana 4 2.75 2.25 2.75 2.50 2.58

^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.

NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.

On to the full data after the jump.