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Putting Penn State's Punishment In Perspective

Pointing to an "unprecedented failure" at the top levels of Penn State leadership, the NCAA announced wide-ranging sanctions against the football program. NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca talks about public reaction and what it could mean for the future of Penn State football.

Many Muslim Olympians Get A Break On Ramadan Fasting

Hundreds of Muslim athletes are participating in the London Olympics, which officially begin Friday. But along with travel and other logistics, they're also adjusting to Ramadan, the holy month that requires them to fast.

Penn State Sanctions Worse Than 'Death Penalty'?

The NCAA laid out severe penalties against Penn State University today - in light of a child rape scandal. The school's football team has been banned from post-season play, docked scholarships, fined heavily, and stripped of past victories. Michel Martin discusses the penalties with Sports Illustrated's Pablo Torre.

Olympic Economics, The Pre-Games Show

The Olympics are a great spectacle. So is the sport of figuring out whether the event is a money-maker, a financial flop or something in between.

Penn State Fined $60M, Banned From Bowls, Wins From 1998 On Vacated

A "conspiracy of silence" allowed former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to continue preying on young boys, the athletic association said.

NCAA To Announce Penn State Sanctions

The NCAA is announcing sanctions Monday for Penn State University over the university's handling of a sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach.