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(Buzzfeed)   How bad is the Penn State scandal? Well, here are the ten largest scandals in NCAA history prior to Penn State   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 56
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2012-07-13 05:25:23 PM  
It's absolutely laughable that felonies like rape and murder are even discussed in the same breath as recruiting violations.
 
2012-07-13 05:34:32 PM  

PowerSlacker: In other news, the NCAA dropped the hammer on Caltech to show how pissed off they are about the Penn State scandal:


Damn. I thought that was going to be an Onion article. Quite frankly, I didn't even know Caltech *had* sports teams.
 
2012-07-13 07:01:39 PM  

Dafatone: rka: JohnAnnArbor: rka: TheWhoppah: Penn State on pace to have the highest year ever for alumni donations.

Penn State grads approve of child rape and even support it. Penn State fans are part of the culture that allowed this to happen.

The entire Penn State athletic program should be given the NCAA death penalty for all sports.

It's always amusing to see a "circle the wagons" mentality from the outside. My own school went through this recently as the NCAA deemed our nickname "hostile and abusive" to Native Americans. The final battles have played out this year and as it drew closer and closer to a finish the circle became tighter and the defenders more and more shrill.

Fighting Sioux?

Yes.

I want North Dakota to have to change its name SOLELY because of how much of a dick Ralph Engelstad was. In 1988, he threw a birthday party. For Hitler.


you have a point about engelstad. i sort of wished that the university told the ncaa that it was going to drop the name "dakota" from its jerseys and just go by "north." if you can't be the sioux, why is north dakota acceptable?

/and of course there's the whole fighting irish issue...
 
2012-07-13 09:43:33 PM  
I was at the point shaving games at Tulane. The team was ripe for this kind of scandal since during my first three years, the team had failed to cover the spread less than 10 times.. total. My freshman year, we went 19-9... we were 27-1 vs. the spread. We played UNLV in Vegas in the NIT tournament and the team got a standing ovation from the gamblers at the airport as they were walking through.

The reason was Ned Fowler's Ice Ball strategy. With no shot clock, we'd hold onto the ball for almost two minutes some times before taking a shot. There were so many scum bag Long Island gangster wannabe drug dealing douche bags at the school that having a point shaving program was inevitable.

I also felt the Ned Fowler was also on the take for shaving points in 1985. There was one game where we were favored over Va Tech by 8 or so. We had a 25 point lead in the second half and Ned put in the scrubs until Va Tech cut the lead to 5... the he re-inserted the starters just in time to preserve a close win. There were other instances of boneheaded personnel decisions during that season that kept the team from covering or even winning in games that the players weren't shaving points.
 
2012-07-13 10:28:50 PM  

WhoIsWillo: rka: It's always amusing to see a "circle the wagons" mentality from the outside. My own school went through this recently as the NCAA deemed our nickname "hostile and abusive" to Native Americans. The final battles have played out this year and as it drew closer and closer to a finish the circle became tighter and the defenders more and more shrill.

I worked at the school newspaper when a massive scandal involving a scam concerning textbook provisions hit the papers. I was the Sports Editor at the time. The editors of the paper were insistent that we run the mugshots of the first three students named in the scandal on the front page. Myself and a couple others suggested that was setting a bad precedent, and made them promise they would treat any further violations in the same manner (the volleyball team was among the most minor offenders, accidentally purchasing 'recommended' instead of 'required' books with the funds). This was the result: Link That page ended up winning a national award for design, even thought he designers hated the idea of running all those mugshots at the time.

/cool story, bro


Steppenwolf AND Loverboy? Inconceivable!
 
2012-07-14 12:17:39 AM  

WhoIsWillo: I worked at the school newspaper when a massive scandal involving a scam concerning textbook provisions hit the papers. I was the Sports Editor at the time. The editors of the paper were insistent that we run the mugshots of the first three students named in the scandal on the front page. Myself and a couple others suggested that was setting a bad precedent, and made them promise they would treat any further violations in the same manner (the volleyball team was among the most minor offenders, accidentally purchasing 'recommended' instead of 'required' books with the funds). This was the result: Link That page ended up winning a national award for design, even thought he designers hated the idea of running all those mugshots at the time.


That front page is well designed, and looks good in PDF format, but would be a pain for the pressmen to print cleanly. The white space between the images tends to collect ink, and causes the outside edges of the thumbnail images to oversaturate in colors, while the center of the images will be ink starved. An easy fix would be to stagger the images.

Being only an eight-page paper, it is probably run on a Goss Community or its equivalent, and that makes it more difficult because there is no "high" side to absorb excess ink and fountain solution and restore balance to the roller train.

I often wish that the newsroom and the pressroom communicated better. They would get a better product. Still, you all had a fine looking paper.
 
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