Penn State Board Looking To Fight NCAA Penalty?

I expect very little to come of this, but the Associated Press is reporting Penn State's Board of Trustees will meet to determine whether school president Rodney Erickson had the authority to agree with the NCAA's heavy sanctions on the football program. The board was apparently left out of the agreement process, which would mean both parties involved, the NCAA and Penn State, skipped portions of their usual protocols in order to come to a quick accord.

NCAA president Mark Emmert has indicated he essentially offered PSU either a year without football or the long list of football-crippling penalties. Erickson obviously chose the latter.

The trustees have otherwise made their presence felt at every significant stage of the scandal story so far, including the firing of Joe Paterno.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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