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Punishing Penn State, Rewriting History?

A month after former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of child sexual assault, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has levied historic sanctions against the school’s football program: a four-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and a $60 million fine. The NCAA also "vacated" all Penn State victories between 1998 and 2011, retroactively and posthumously stripping former head coach Joe Paterno of his title as the winningest coach in Division 1 football. We explore the punishment and ask whether it's appropriate to change the record books.

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