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(   The NCAA says that any fines it imposes need to go into the pockets of NCAA administrators or else the world will stop spinning   ( ) divider line 54
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2013-02-21 07:31:34 PM  
I think the State of Pennsyvania should sanction athletics since nobody outside the state can impose sanctions on Penn State. Take Penn State out of NCAA since they cannot be fined by the NCAA.
2013-02-21 09:08:04 PM  

kdawg7736: Well I see the argument for the $60 million, I live in Pennsylvania and me and a few others thinks the money should stay in PA. The programs in our state is what should get this money since the fine money have been partially funded by the taxpayers. At least they rule on that since why should Pennsylvania residents be paying for another state's program?

Well, for one thing, $60 million spent to prevent child rape in Pennsylvania probably couldn't be nearly as effectively used as a national program to target the neediest areas.
2013-02-21 09:35:01 PM  

ZAZ: see e.g. In re NCAA v. Tarkanian, 488 U. S. 179 (1988)

Interesting case which I hadn't read before. NCAA said "suspend Tarkanian or else." NCAA was not a state actor and had no constitutional obligation to be fair to Tarkanian. On the other hand, Tarkanian did not work for NCAA. He worked for UNLV. UNLV is a state actor. They did owe Tarkanian due process. "Because NCAA said so" is not grounds to discipline a tenured professor. So UNLV's contracts with Tarkanian and the NCAA might be incompatible, leaving UNLV with no way to comply with both.

So it's possible for a school to end up legally unable to comply with NCAA rules.

Interesting thing about that instance is that in the decade since the NCAA ordered UNLV to punish Tarkanian and his successful State Court challenge (1976 and 1977 respectively) until the US Surpreme Court ruling, schools began to distrust the NCAA so much, the NCAA was forced to give due process. The Miami case right now is one example why.

/not that they're not guilty as sin
2013-02-22 01:25:26 AM  
When is the last time you heard a positive story about the NCAA administration?

At what point to the schools give up and just start a new organization?
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