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Deadspin Up All Night: The Finish Line [Video]


Sean Newell

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Deadspin Up All Night: The Finish Line Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Hey, take it easy.

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NCAA May Fine Penn State Up To $60 Million [Penn State Scandal]


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NCAA May Fine Penn State Up To $60 MillionCBS, who initially reported that Penn State’s punishment would be “unprecedented,” is now reporting that the NCAA will fine Penn State at least $30 million and could fine the school as much as $60 million and create an endowment for “children’s causes” with the money.

“This is a fine like no fine before,” an industry source told CBSSports.com.

It is beginning to sound like the unprecedented punishment will be mostly monetary. It’s already been leaked that the football program will likely not be suspended. Scholarship losses and bowl ineligibility were mentioned and now the possibility of a hefty fine exists.

To put the fine in perspective, Penn State’s athletic department had $116 million in revenue for the 2010-11 school year, the most recent data available according to figures from the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics.

It would appear that the NCAA is doing everything it can to kill the Penn State program without actually killing it. Rather than a swift death, the NCAA is trying to starve Penn State. But there’s no guarantee it will work. The NCAA is taking the evil-genius-bad-guy approach and just hoping the person trapped in the building they set fire to will die, rather than putting a bullet in his head. The rules imply the “death penalty” can only be used on programs already on probation, but the NCAA is already breaking protocol by foregoing its own investigation and relying on the Freeh Report. Why stop there?

Penn State had $116 million in revenue in one year, most of which was thanks to the football program—which is still active under this scenario. The school’s alumni have already shown they will support the school in the worst of times—raising almost $208 million in donations even as they learned the worst about their former defensive guru.

What makes anyone think this support will waver? Yes, $60 million will be harsh, but if the football program is allowed to continue—and make money—how harsh will it really be? Sure, Penn State won’t have a good team and won’t be getting any bowl money, but that won’t stop the faithful from rallying around the program. Nothing has yet.

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NCAA could fine Penn State as much as $60M as part of Sandusky sanctions
[CBS]

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Colorado St. Recruit Injured In Colorado Shooting [Dark Knight Shooting]


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Colorado St. Recruit Injured In Colorado Shooting Zack Golditch, a high school senior who recently committed to play football for the Colorado State Rams, was among the injured following the shooting at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight in Aurora, Colorado. Golditch, along with current and future teammates were in the theater adjacent to the theater in which James Holmes allegedly opened fire.

Golditch was struck in the ear by a bullet that made its way through the wall, but was not seriously injured.

“It was at the scene of the movie where a firearm was pulled and shots were fired. It kind of sounded like Black Cats (firecrackers) went off,” Golditch told the newspaper. “Everyone kind of looked around the theater and this guy had like a hole in his arm. Everyone just thought they were firecrackers so we turned back to the movie, and that’s when my ears started ringing and I fell on my friend.”

His friend, Rams sophomore David Anderson suffered only minor scratches. Golditch was released early Friday morning.
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Shooting injures CSU football recruit [Coloradoan]

Colorado State commit Zack Golditch wounded in Aurora shooting
[CBS]

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Deadspin Up All Night: Ride The Wave [Video]


Sean Newell

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Deadspin Up All Night: Ride The Wave Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Catch you on the flipside.

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Say Hello To Offensive Coordinator Brett Favre [Brett Favre]


Barry Petchesky

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Say Hello To Offensive Coordinator Brett FavreAccording to a pair of reports out of Mississippi, Brett Favre is expected to soon be named offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg. It’s not yet official, but the school board will meet on Monday night, Favre will meet with the Warriors’ head coach within the next week.

“He is going out there,” said agent Bus Cook, “and it will give him something to do.”

[Sun Herald, WDAM]

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Deadspin Up All Night: Keep On [Video]


Barry Petchesky

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Deadspin Up All Night: Keep On Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. The usual gang of idiots will take you through the weekend.

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