That's great to hear, 11. I know a good amount of PSU alums and they have all been very nice folks. In no way did I mean this post to disgrace them, but instead point out the larger picture of what a university (and any school, really) is supposed to do - provide for the cultivation of the community it serves - not JUST try to field a NC caliber football team. That is the exact opposite of what was shown to be the case during the uncovering of the mess in HV.
Again, my gripe isn't with BOB, who has shown himself a class act who has surely helped heal some of the self inflicted PSU wounds brought on by the criminals who were in charge, but rather argue some points made about how the NCAA was too harsh.
In this case, it appears that the attempts to save face for the football team, specifically, led to a cover up of heinous crimes. Mistakes happen and I believe in rehabilitation, but if I were in charge of the process of ensuring they are to be entrusted with kids' futures again, it would have to be years and years of demonstrating sound judgment with strict oversight before I let them loose to operate without neutral parties making the final calls (be it the NCAA or another, perhaps even more principled, party).