23 Jul 2012
The NCAA officially handed down its sanctions related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State.
Penn State was hit with a $60 million fine, equivalent to the income from one year of football. They will be banned from bowl games for four years, and lose 10 scholarship spots a year for four years. All wins from 1998-2011 are officially "vacated," which means that Eddie Robinson of Grambling is once again "officially" the all-time Division I leader in wins as a football coach.
Current players will be allowed to transfer to another school and play immediately without a one-year waiting period, or they will be allowed to quit football yet still retain their athletic scholarship until they are finished with classes and graduate.
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In an opening week where even the elite teams in college football looked mortal, the SEC had two big surprises in Texas A&M and Georgia defeating their South Carolinian opponents by big scores.