Emmert Hopes Not to Use Hammer Again

Getty Images

Mark Emmert has the weapon stashed somewhere. We've seen its destructive power. When nailed down on the subject of whether he will ever drop the bomb again that almost killed Penn State football, the NCAA president hesitated -- just a bit.

"If you're asking me: Will there be a case like Penn State in the next 10-15 years? My answer is, 'I have no idea. I certainly hope not. We all would hope and pray not,' " Emmert said in September to a group of Division faculty athletic reps. "None of us has the capacity to predict what will come. But in my 30 years working in higher education, I have seen one case that would justify these ...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

1 Year Later, Penn St. Moves Past Sandusky

Mike Lopresti, USA Today - November 1, 2012

On Monday, in the middle of preparations for this week's game at Purdue, Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien got up, left the X's and the O's behind, and rushed over to introduce Sugar Ray Leonard as a speaker at a campus... more »

Sandusky Fallout Spreads at Penn State

Michael Rosenberg, Sports Illustrated - November 2, 2012

Don't lie. Pretty simple, right? It's one of the most important lessons we learn as children. But we all do it, because we think the truth is hurtful ("you look great today"), out of convenience ("I'm sorry I'm late -- traffic... more »

New NCAA Penalties Make Future Look Muddy

Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports - October 30, 2012

USC would have had a three-year bowl ban.   That's what USC athletic director Pat Haden told me a few months ago. We were chatting about the NCAA's new penalty structure that became reality on Tuesday. The new structure... more »

1 Year Later, Lessons From Sandusky

Sam Donnellon, Philadelphia Daily News - November 2, 2012

WHEN I WAS IN my early teens and working at a Maine amusement park, a friendly man came around frequently, painting this magnificent picture of mountain-climbing and outdoor camping and adventure. He would take me on such an... more »