Posts Tagged ‘Death Penalty’

Paterno Statue Removed: NCAA Sanctions Next

Posted by    |    July 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

It should come as no surprised to avid sports fans and concerned families everywhere that Paterno’s statue was removed by Penn State authorities Sunday in advance of NCAA sanctions.   According the press, the N.C.A.A. announced Sunday that it would levy “corrective and punitive measures” against Penn State in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and a scathing report that found school leaders covered up accusations against Mr. Sandusky.  The full article can be found here.

The NCAA may be one of the most inept organizations in the United States in policing its member universities, and penalties, if any, usually are enforced after a “deliberate” review.  We look forward to their interpretation of an appropriate response in light of the overwhelming evidence that the institution itself is the guilty party.

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SMU Futbol v. SMU Football

Posted by    |    October 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Each team had season-defining games last weekend.  I have some good news and some bad news.

First, the good.  The men’s soccer team (now ranked #5 nationally) beat #17 Tulsa and Memphis last week, vaulting them to the top of C-USA and proving that they are one of the elite teams in the country.  Everyone seems to be talking about the football team’s turnaround, but the futbol team’s rise to the top is just as interesting.

Here’s a quick bed-time story for the children: SMU was ranked #1 in the country in 2006, and entered the NCAA tournament with national title hopes.  SMU’s hopes were dashed, but they came back strong in 2007, again reaching a #1 ranking mid-season and a #5 ranking by the time the season was over.  The next two years did not go as well, as the team ended each year unranked, with records of 10-6-2 in 2008 and 6-8-2 in 2009. (more…)