Univ. Of Hawaii Considering Cutting Football? IMG College Signs On With UNC-Asheville Baylor Hosts Media Tour Of McLane Stadium Navy AD: "Money Is Killing The Game" Boise State Trying To Avoid Ticket Sales Decline Fired CSU AD "Didn't Work Well With Others" Fresno State AD Boeh Out After Nine Years Mississippi State Unveils Ballpark Upgrades NCAA Still Wants Clarity In O'Bannon Ruling Michigan State Could Set Record For Season Tix
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/July 23, 2012/Colleges
NCAA Largely Praised On Twitter For Dropping Harsh Sanctions On Penn State
Published July 23, 2012
TWITTER REAX: Emmert and the NCAA are getting generally positive reactions on Twitter for imposing the sanctions. NFL Network's Albert Breer wrote, "NCAA deserves credit today. This move could open a Pandora's box for them, as far as oversight. And they had the guts to move forward." ESPN's Dave Telep: "Prefer strong leadership. Roger Goodell, Mark Emmert. Popular or not, these guys seem to have solid compass for tough decisions." ESPN's Desmond Howard: "Applause for Mark Emmert (and NCAA) for 'walking the walk'. The toothless committee just grew fangs overnight." NBA.com's David Aldridge: "Can't believe I'm writing this. The NCAA got this, pretty much, correct. Allowing the current players to transfer immediately is imperative." ESPN's Mark May: "Wow the NCAA stepped up and followed up." CBSSports.com's Gregg Doyel: "Mark Emmert just won the press conference. Drop the mic and walk away, Emmert." ESPN's Jemele Hill: "NCAA President Mark Emmert just dropped the mic on Penn State. Wow." SI.com's Andy Staples: "The NCAA is going to handle stuff that matters now? Awesome. Keep doing it and quit acting like a kid committed murder if he sold a jersey." However, FoxSportsOhio.com's Pat McManamon wrote, "Mark Emmert says ALL the right things, but NCAA has way more garbage going on to be considered group of high integrity." Author Dave Kindred: "Emmert insults our intelligence by insisting the NCAA wants football in its proper place in the academy. #TooLateBy100Years."