Thread: OT: PSU Death Penalty?
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07-22-2012, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jeh82 View Post
Another silly, cliched comment. Football and academics are hardly mutually exclusive--and it isn't like academic resources are being channeled to the football program.

Football has done more for the academic and research profile at Penn State than perhaps any other major university institution. Fair questions can be asked about the implications of that reliance, but to suggest that somehow eliminating the football program would lead to automatic improvement in research rankings, etc., seems a bit, well, thin.
Not suggesting it would be an easy or even realistic change for Penn State, but when your institution of education and parts of the establishment are harboring and covering-up for criminals for the sake of the football program... something -has- to change, and if for nothing else, then to site-precedence so this can be deterred from happening again. When you put all your eggs in one basket, and that basket ends up ****** children... well, you backed the wrong pony. Oh the cliches!

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