Most popular on social media: Penn State penalties and reaction
The NCAA handed down an unprecedented list of penalties to Penn State this week, including a $60 million fine, four-year ban from bowls, loss of scholarships and vacating more than 100 wins.
- A statue of former Nittany Lions Head Coach Joe Paterno, above, was removed last week following deliberations by the university's administration. Paterno lost his spot atop the all-time wins list for collegiate coaches after the NCAA took away more than 100 wins. By Christopher Weddle, AP
- The trial of Jerry Sandusky, investigation of Penn State by former FBI Director Louis Freeh and subsequent penalties imposed by the NCAA have dominated sports headlines for the past two weeks. Here is what USA TODAY Opinion readers had to say on Facebook about Perry's decision in response to our view, "Editorial: Can NCAA really change football-first culture," and the opposing view written by Geoffrey Rapp "Penn State deserved 'death penalty'".
- This highly contentious issue also spurned plenty of reactions outside of USA TODAY:
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