Penn State Penalties: Breaking Down the NCAA Sanctions

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Penn State Penalties: Breaking Down the NCAA Sanctions
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The worst NCAA punishment to ever befall a Big Ten football program—repeat: the worst ever for a Big Ten football program—was levied at Penn State this morning, with the NCAA announcing numerous sanctions against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and subsequent cover-up.

The one punishment not involved was the so-called "death penalty," which would have created a logistical nightmare for Penn State's scheduled opponents in case of a full-on suspension of Penn State's football program. That's not happening, and all of Penn State's scheduled games will be played.

That's the best news for Penn State: The football program survived. The condition of the program, however, is going to be terribly damaged for years to come.

Here's a breakdown of what the NCAA has imposed on Penn State.

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